Real Vs Fake!

Today, I’m going to show you the difference between a real OPI and a FAKE! the color i’m going to use to show you is FLY from OPI Nicki Minaj Collection.. the real/authenic OPI i have here was purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature at a promotional price! GOOD BUY!! Rest assure that polish from Mei Mei is definitely authentic!

And the fake OPI i got here is from a shop in Far East Plaza. #$%^&*( Actually, I got to know this color from that shop in FEP.. This shop is located at Lv3, or was it Lv4? Escalator up (escalator near Watson) and u can see it der alr..Can’t recall the name but the shop’s concept is those boxes (cubicle) rental whereby u rent a box and display watever u wana sell.. the retail assistant will not promote for u. their job is only cashiering and replenish stock..  They are selling OPI at S$6! hell cheap! but HELL it’s fake! u don need to be an expert to know that.. based on my point of view i think u can tell by the following

How to tell:

1. See bottom! those without label are most probably gona be fake! Well, at least the fake one i bought doesn’t comes with the round label!

In the pic, the one with label is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one without, FAKE!

2. Wording on the cap. real OPI’s wording are more protruding / more embrossed (In mandarin we call it 比较凸出!)… Fake OPI’s wording really looks fake itself and is less protruding and fonts is thinner (or maybe in some other cases, bigger?)!

In the pic, the left bottle is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one on the right, FAKE!

3. The cap’s texture.. this one i’m not too sure if u r able to tell bef ur purchase. when i purchased my OPI at FEP, the cap was wrapped with “OPI” printed seal.. so i can’t really feel it until i purchase it and unwrapped it. The moment my hand laid on the cap, i knew it was fake! The cap feels so hollow and cheap. Real OPI’s cap feel more dense! And the open/close process is so much smoother! the fake one is just too JAMMED!

4. Wording Printed on the bottle. real OPI words are straight and neat. Fake one are at times faded, slanded, or even MIS-SPELLED!! I recall i passed by this manicure shop, at FEP also, they displayed this brand “B.O.”.. it lookes EXACTLY like OPI.. LOL! everything the same, only the O.P.I became B.O. hahahaha!! how obvious!

In the pic, the left bottle is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one on the right, FAKE!

5. Smell it!! if u got the chance to open it (secretly, oops!), do it! i know it’s bad to smell nail polish! but.. From the smell u can know if it’s realy OPI! the fake OPI i got here smells like Cotton On’s Rubi nail polish! *stinks* it has got this processed/burnt plastic smell.. *YUKESS* Real OPI smells (probably im a psycho) better! it has this alcohol smell.. which i like it alot! (oops!)

Below are some simple swatch on real and fake FLY.. are you able to tell which is which..? and the difference? ^_^

 

 

FAKE: Middle and Little Pinkie

REAL: Index and Ring finger

If you looked at it again, you will notice that real Fly is brighter and the shade is more towards green. The fake one looks darker and blue-er.. One more thing that i’m not able to show u here is the application.. Application of the fake one wasn’t as smooth as the real OPI and it gets harden/sticky easily. sigh.. Now that i’ve got my real Fly, SAY BYE BYE to my FAKE FLY!!! *wave goodbye*

Last but not least.. Hopefully this post helps you to identity OPI better.. DO NOT buy from sites that you don’t trust and always read reviews!! Don’t be lazy.. Do some homework before u purchase online for good deal! ^_^ Few sites that i would recommend from authenic branded polish would be Mei Mei’s Signature, Wow! Pretty Nails and Smoochiezz.

 

P.S.: to keep colour as true as possible, no photoshop (of the bottles) had been done. Thus kindly pardon the not very bright pictures of OPI bottles! >_<

calling 64 calling 64!!

Finally got my 1st Nfu Oh Holo Polish from Mei Mei’s Signatures.. abit grand for one holo polish but still i mgt to convince myself to get one.. again i appreciate meimei for always bubble wrapping these precious polishes so securely!! Now.. my strategy for the rest of this month.. eat grass!

So here’s the first pic im gona show u.. just one coat of nfu oh 64!

Like what i’ve read from other blog.. it really is skill testing to apply a nfu oh holo polish.. u cant really go over it second time before its dry.. it will “drag” the undercoat along and cuz this baldness effect many had said.. And i believe a nfu aqua base will works better with this holo polish.. (i dun have one now but its on its way to me by month end! So i used a normal nail strengthening base coat by Best Nail Treatment which i bought from Mei Mei’s Signatures too!!) and my sis told mi.. for better effect, i actually gotta do aqua base before each holo coat.. meaning it will goes like.. aqua holo aqua holo.. (wow, i’ll have thick coats by then..)  LOL!!

 

Now wat u see here.. is after i’m done w 2 coats under iphone flash.. abit of holo u see there?? lol.. i wonder if aqua base will makes it even more holo-er! hahaha!!

 

alright.. now the above two pic is under table lamp lighting.. i think the right pic shows more holo effect.. but remember.. dun apply top coat.. or at rather dun apply top coat if u did not use aqua base.. it will reduce the holographic effect of your polish GREATLY..

Ok, i’ve insert a video from my own FB page to share Nfu Oh 64 holo-ness.. pardon that ugly hand and shaky video..! Other than that, its a pretty holo polish..

My First Water Decal!! *elated*

Im amazed with e result last night! I din expect water decal turned out so user-friendly!

I always thot water decals are:
– filmsy
– easily torn
– not sticky
– messy

It turns out…
– easy to apply
– alignment can be adjusted easily. REALLY easy! (5 star for this!!)
– best is.. unlike sticker’s stickiness, u need not be afraid tt e decal will stick to anything it comes into contact with! especially when u accidentally drop it, sweat not that it will stick on the floor!

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I’m really falling for Water Decal!! It’s really easy to use.. just soak it in water (not need to stir or watever, just leave it in water.. that’s all).. then rub out the decal and place it over your nails (wet nails preferred, IMO).. then u are free to adjust any angle or alignment u wan.. top left bottom right center..! just make sure u keep ur nails wet to shift it.. once its dry, shifting will be impossible.. because IT”S DRY! U need ur decal to stay after all right? hahahaha! once done, apply top coat over it.. For my case, since i have a hair dryer, i make full use of it.. blow them dry, before and after top coat!

With water decal, im sure i wun waste any more nail art! no more “mis-aimmed” incident, no more wrong angle incident, no more polish peeled incident from sticker removal (u know when u pull out the sticker from you nails to re-stick it back cuz the position is not where u wanted?? argg! ).. water decal is really convenient x 100 for me, especial when i’m having a bad shaky hands day!!

Water decal can be purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature at S$3.50 each.. Lots of design to choose from.. cartoon (smurf, spongebob, hello kitties).. Christmas.. CNY.. Chinese Painting.. Butterflies.. Feathers.. Ribbons.. Classic (dots, lines, spiral)..  i bought mine from MMS too..! delivery is definitely FAST! That’s another reason why i love purchasing from her.. Also, her prompt friendly reply nvr fails to make me feel close to her..! Reliable, efficient seller! (5 stars!)

Btw, my base color is MMS house brand Suesa Polish (number 10)… got this as a gift when i enter one of her nail art contest (click HERE to see the nail art).. i remember reading some where about how SueSa came about .. it’s actually Suede + S…… (oops!) = SueSa.. it has big brush for easy application and wat i like about SueSa is… any chipped or damaged of the polish on ur nails, it is NOT obvious at all..!! Thus i need not be very precise when applying.. i can easily apply this on both hands without much effort! Aint that goooood!??

龙众红!

Finally got my chance to put on my England’s Perceval tt I bought quite some time back from MMS!

Well…… Picture for illustration purpose only! Hahah! Actual thing looks nicer!!!!

I’m all prepared for CNY!! C’mon man!!!

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Blaze

Latest application by Blaze Solar Active Nail Polish!

The color you see here is Wedding Bliss (Indoor) changing to Blushing Bride (Outdoor)! Got to know this from Mei Mei’s Signature..! I think the way you/i apply the nail color will affect how the color change.. For this time, it’s pretty obvious that my 无名指 is very unevenly done. That must be due to the rush job last night.. Cant wait any longer to try my blaze, i scrapped off my nail decal! causing some nails to be scrapped off too.. oooo~~ T_T But!! totally glad to see that the color changing effect is nice!!