Mischo Beauty Extra: Atomic Orange By OPI

Atomic Orange is part of the "Brights by OPI" collection and I'd actually worn it a few weeks ago but never posted pictures. So- here they are! What do you think? Although it required three coats due to streaking, I will admit that I do love it. It's looks so much better then last week's pick!



Butta said...

Hey girlie!

Loving this nail color! I bought an orange from OPI a few years ago and I was way disappointed because of how pale it came out on my nails versus the color it was in the bottle, but this looks worth trying out. I love bright orange in the summertime. Where do you get your OPI from? Ulta?

Also, do you have any at-home pedicure tips? The nail salon I was going to changed management and they've gone down hill. Figure I might as well start doing my feet at home. Plus, most importantly, I can make sure everything is clean and properly sanitized unlike these sketchy salons in the hood! LOL

July 21, 2008 at 4:03 AM
B said...

I am totally in love with orange polish this summer. Why I have to have 6 variations, I don't know. Definitely need to add this one to my list. Have a great upcoming week!

July 21, 2008 at 10:26 AM
Shalon said...

Love love love the color on you. Much better than last week. Again you do a darn good polish job. Girl some nail techs can't even polish this good.

July 21, 2008 at 11:24 AM
Dominican Enigma said...

love it mama, looks amazing. I love my essie orange too. I'm so doing the brights this summer.

July 21, 2008 at 12:36 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Butta: I bought it from the Ulta in Silver Spring. As for home pedicure tips- I do have a few. Supplies I'd suggest would be:

1. cotton balls
2. nail clippers/files
3. towels
4. cuticle oil
5. top coat
6. base coat
7. nail polish
8. lotion
9. exfoliant
10. pumice

The supplies of course will vary based on your personal preferences.

Be careful with your cuticles. They're there for protection against bacteria, etc. If you just can't tolerate them, I'd very gently push them back- but never cut them!

Another tip- make sure your nails are free from excess oils and creams before you apply your nail polish. This will ensure a better application and that your polish actually lasts!

Usually 3 strokes is all you need-
one in the middle and one on each side. If you apply the polish to thick, it will probably smudge or peel once it's dry.

My last tip is just to be patient when you're doing your nails. Practice makes perfect! :)

July 21, 2008 at 12:54 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "B": LOL- you always crack me up! But it's okay to have the different variations in color- do YOU girl!

Have a great week! :)

July 21, 2008 at 12:57 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Shalon: Hehehehe! Thanks girl.. it takes me forever to do my nails though...but I am pleased with this color! :)

July 21, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Dominican Enigma": Thanks girl! It's all about the "brights" this summer! :)

July 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM
Anonymous said...

I love this color...citrus nails are always beautiful! Why don't you do a how to post on how to paint your nails at home? I usually get my nails done at a salon but it's always nice to save money so that I can buy more makeup! :)

July 21, 2008 at 2:03 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Anjela: Haha! Thank you!!! I'll work on a post for next Monday's "Mischo Beauty School" on mani/pedi's...:)

July 21, 2008 at 2:50 PM
Luxe Tips said...


I am seriously thinking about doing my own pedicures and nails so I can buy myself this HOT boots for the fall. Thanks for sharing your pedicure tips! Also,I am 99.9percent sure, I have the Vogue Italia July 08 issue. Will keep you posted!

July 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM
Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

* digging through the nail polish crates for a orange polish* I'm so inspired to paint my toes orange!I saw that OPI color at Trade Secrets but I can't remember was it in Spartanburg or Columbia?...Anyway I like it on you, sis!


oh!! I just straigten my hair. Do you have any top products to use on newly relaxed hair? Give me as many as you got...:)

July 22, 2008 at 6:37 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Luxe Tips": Consider it... I'm sure it'll all have been worth it once you get those boots home! ;)

Oh, and let me know which cover of the Vogue you land and what your thoughts are!

July 24, 2008 at 7:05 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Jamie @ Rural Glamour": You are hilarious! And thanks- oh, and please let me know which shade you decide to use and post pics too!

As far as products for relaxed hair- well first- my biggest tip is to make sure you're sleeping with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet at night and that you're using a silk or satin pillowcase! Believe me- they make all the difference in the world! Certain fabrics, such as cotton, deplete the hair of moisture and cause friction on the hair cuticle, leaving it dry and prone to breakage.

As far as products- omg- there are tons for you to try, depending on your hair's needs- check out these websites:


Oh and if you don't want to go that route, you can always go to a health food store and pick up jojoba oil! There are soooo many uses for it! It is an effective conditioner, moisturizer and softener for the hair. Hair is often stripped of protective oils and never replenished. My recommendations for it's use are as follows:

- Use as a preconditioning/hot oil treatment by heating it up and applying to your hair and scalp. Allow to penetrate hair and scalp for about 15- 20 minutes and follow with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

- Deep condition hair by adding it to your favorite conditioner and sit under a dryer for 30 minutes.

- Use as a blow-drying serum. Apply to wet hair before blow-drying. It's the right amount of moisture without weighing hair down. And, it adds a great shine!

- Use nightly (or as needed) on dry ends or other dry areas of hair before wrapping hair with a satin/silk scarf.

I hope this helped! :)

July 24, 2008 at 7:15 AM
Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

Thank you!!! You are the NEW Beauty Authority!!!

July 28, 2008 at 4:46 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Jamie @ Rural Glamour": Awwww- thank you! Please send me more questions! :)

July 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM

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