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StrangeBeautiful, Volume I – Olive Green, MAC Dry Martini

Friday, 7 May, 2010

Since StrangeBeautiful doesn’t name their colors and this is part of their Vol I collection, I gave it the generic name of Olive Green. Khaki wasn’t quite the right one. This reminded me of MAC’s Dry Martini, which I’ve also included in this post. Killing two birds with one stone.

MAC’s formula dried quickly and was not opaque on the first coat. With the initial application it was kind of gross – it looked like…well, poo. I’ll stop right there and let your imagination fly.

Once again, SB’s formula is superb – flawless application, fast drying and opaque when it should be. Strange Beautiful would be my favorite brand, but the fact that they’re limited editions and don’t come out with nearly enough colors to appease me bumps them to the bottom part of my top 7 fave brands.

Enough of the rambling, on to the polish!

Oddly enough, this color looked fabulous on me!

This was a gorgeous color and I really liked seeing it on me. I didn’t put a top coat on this because I forgot to. I had been in a rush. Oops. Sorry it’s not as shiny and perty as it could be!

MAC - Wham, Bam, Glam
OPI Shrek Forever After Collection (2010)

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  • Reply Playing with Polish Friday, 7 May, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    It’s martini time! 🙂

    Both of those are really cool colors! They look great on you! Sadly there is no way I could pull off an olive green 🙁

  • Reply bellebathandbeyond Saturday, 8 May, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I love unusual creme polishes with a passion and am so in love with the Strange Beautiful polishes but I just can’t bring myself to buy polishes without a name! LOL. Superficial, I know!

    • Reply carinaeletoile Saturday, 8 May, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      I know exactly what you mean! I do wish SB had come up with names because I am so bad at naming polishes. I literally go generic. I have zero creativity on that front.

  • Reply Jackie S. Monday, 10 May, 2010 at 10:19 am

    This color is odd, it looks chocolate at times and then greenish/brown, very nice!

  • Reply JANE SCHUB Friday, 14 May, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hello – thank you for your great mention.
    I would love to send you information about STRANGEBEAUTIFUL.The Volumes 1-4 are not limited editions and the reason they are label less is that I find it much more thought provoking to refer to the colors by their reference and inspiration rather than a name. Please let let me know if you have any questions.

    Warm regards
    Jane Schub

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