Today I have two Bobbie polishes for you which are made in the Philippines. The Nailinator sent quite a few to me in our swap, and so far I love them all (see the other one here). These are holographic, but not extreme linear-rainbow kinda holos. The effect is much more subtle, but still epically beautiful. I think they’re perfect for everyday wear.
Weng Weng is a grey holo with a purple duochrome effect. The formula is great. Shown here is a basecoat, and two coats of Weng Weng. Don’t you think the flash of violet makes it unique? I don’t own any polishes quite like this one.
Next up is Margarita. Maybe it’s named after a woman? Because the name makes me think yellow/green, not pink.
This one is much more sheer. This is one base coat plus four coats of Margarita and I still have some visible nail line. It didn’t seem to bother me though since the formula is very easy to apply and I really like the brush. I enjoyed wearing this polish more than I thought I would. The pink shade has such a romantic, soft, feminine feel to it.
After a day I added some gold studs to my Margarita mani. I love how the pink has a really warm tone to it and I think the gold studs really play off that. Here’s a shot with some photo editing, for fun. I also tested the waters with a new watermark. Not sure if I’m ready to make the switch though! Let’s see what my poll results say about my prospective fonts! What if I change my mind and decide to stick with my Katy Berry heart font? Will you still love me? Because I think I’m getting cold feet!
I wore this polish the other day and received a lot of compliments on it! It’s called Mojito by a Filipino brand named Bobbie..
Bobbie Mojito has a nice subtle rose-colored holo that looks so luxurious on the nail. I really enjoyed wearing this polish… it felt kind of fancy for some reason. Even my mom who only wears creams grabbed my hand for a close-up view and was like WHOA this is pretty! Mojito applied well and had a nice silky formula. Shown here is 3 easy coats with one coat of seche on top.
After a day of wear I paired this manicure with some crackle-finish accent nails just for fun. I love crackle polish and I’m sad that I don’t wear it enough. I have a bunch of bottles of crackle and I’m gonna try to wear them more! Show below is China Glaze Tarnished Gold on my ring fingers…
Have you ever heard of this brand Bobbie? I have a few more that I can show you on the blog. I got them in an awesome swap that I did with Rach, the Nailinator. Bobbie brand is made in the Philippines and you can see more of their stuff on their website here: Bobbie Nail Care
This is new-to-me-brand called Oh My Golly! Don’t you just love trying new brands?? The swatches I’m sharing are from Oh My Golly’s new Crystal Sand collection. Right off the bat I’ll tell ya- I’m loving these OMGs! Let’s check them out…..
First we’ll look at Oh My Golly’s Hematite which is the darker of the two. Hematite is a black textured polish with what I’d call a ‘sandpaper’ finish. This black polish has glitter in it that shifts between silver and gold. I think I captured the effect in my pics- if you look close you can see how some nails are a bit silver while others have a hint of gold in them. Hematite has a nice fluid formula and was easy to apply. One coat looked pretty sheer so I was afraid it would need several coats. But surprisingly, two coats was all I needed for perfect coverage. Hematite dried fast! I applied my coats in between housework and they didn’t get messed up or smudged.
I love Hematite’s glitzy glam look. It totally reminds me of new years eve and would be perfect for a holiday party! I bet if you dressed up and wore this on your nails you’d feel like a million bucks!
Emerald is just as the name suggests- a beautiful emerald green. I will be so happy to wear this color come wintertime! The glitter in this one is green and silver. It really lights up and reminds me of holiday decorations. The formula is great on this one too- it dried fast and two coats was sufficient, but I ended up using three coats for these pics. I could really see myself wanting to wear Emerald on Christmas day. It feels so festive to me!
Removal on these was as I expected. It was harder to remove than a cream polish, but easier than a glitter bomb. It seemed to wear well without chipping, and I’m so happy to add these OMGs to my collection.
Oh My Golly Crystal Sand polishes are proudly made in the Philippines. Now I’m supposed to tell you where you can find them…and unless you live in the Pacific, I have no idea. If any of you know where to buy OMGs, please share in the comments section. The only suggestion I have is that you could try to make friends with someone from the Philippines! 🙂 I actually received my OMG polishes from The Nailinator in a swap. Rachael- I am thrilled with all my goodies, thank you dear!
» Two days ago Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines and Rachael I’m so thankful that you and your family are safe. I’ve seen on the news that the destruction is unparalleled my heart goes out to everyone in the Pacific. I am counting my blessings right now and I hope that I can help in what ever way possible. I’d like to share an article HERE by Huff Post that lists how you can help too by donating to World Food Program, American Red Cross, The Philippine Red Cross, or any of these charities that will put your money to good use for disaster relief efforts.