Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMMThursday, 6 December, 2012
China Glaze Harvest MoonThursday, 15 March, 2012
China Glaze – Swing BabyTuesday, 21 June, 2011
BB Couture – Glampyre and Overall Beauty – Baby MeMonday, 25 April, 2011
Anyway, Kim from Overall Beauty sent me this package and said I should get it in a few daysâ€¦try the next day! All hail USPS that can haul butt like that. 😉
I literally squeed with glee when I opened the package: a full sized bottle ofÂ a color that was created for a band called Saints of Ruin (www.saintsofruin.com) commemorating the release of their new album due out soon called Glampyre. Incidentally, that is also the color name of the polish, too! Their lead singer, Ruby Ruin, helped create this color that I love wearing. I’m a dark nail polish kind of gal. I googled them and they were described as a Bay Area goth bandâ€¦and the long dead goth girl in me did a happy dance. Iâ€™m a huge supporter of all things Bay Area and especially if theyâ€™re good. If you havenâ€™t had a chance to listen to their music, please give them a shot â€“ you wonâ€™t be disappointed.
Check out the pretty things I got from Kim at Overall Beauty â€“ www.overallbeauty.com
Nubar – Iris DustMonday, 25 October, 2010
Not sure when this came out, but I happened to find it while browsing the duo chrome section on Nubar’s site.
Formula was a bit on the thin side and I had to do three coats to get it opaque because I didn’t think this was a sheer color.
China Glaze – Holiday 2010 – ‘Tis The Season To Be Naughty And NiceFriday, 22 October, 2010
All of these were two coaters and they dried in record time.
BOOM! Right out of the gate…this is my favorite red this season. Beautiful. Opaque in 2 coats.
I liked this, but it’s not my favorite red. It’s a bit too light for me. I am sure it would look better on someone else where it looked ok on me.
A gorgeous mulberry with a shimmer that makes it a perfect holiday shade.
I didn’t think I would like these, but I do. CTY is a lovely metallic foil that some other brands didn’t quite get right. This really sparkled and shined, truly reminding me of tinsel. MK was a lovely rich foil gold…absolutely gorgeous and I kept thinking it was a wonderful shade of almost 18k. Jingle bells is a bronze that doesn’t quite shimmer like CTY and MK, but it is very subtle. While not flashy, it’s still a pretty shade to behold.
A sheer white base with white glitter thrown in…it reminded me of snow.
This is a wicked shade of green…it glows. I swear, it generates its own electricity! Wouldn’t you agree? I mean, just look at it.
A wonderful blue, but it really reminded me of OPI’s Yoga-ta Get This Blue.
The jury’s still out on this color. I can’t decide if I like it or not. It’s a pinky/red jelly based color with pinky/silver glitter. Removal was a pain, but I’m not sure about this.
I no longer mourn the loss (that much) of my beloved Chanel Rouge Noir. How can I with these fabulous dupes that are 3-Free?
Oh the glitter…the humanity. THE SHINY! I like it a lot, but ugh…the removal. The removal is a pain.
How pretty is this? I love that it’s an olive green tossed into the mix…to make it even 700 shades more awesome, they made this a shimmer. Fabulous!
White creme…’nuff said. I think of this as a base for nail art and not just a color to be worn on its own.
This is China Glaze’s answer to OPI’s Tease-y Does It. I like both and I like that this is lighter and has a fine micro glitter.
Of course, I had to include Mistletoe Kisses because it’s part of the collection, even though I had done a comparison earlier in the week. FYI: MMUTM = Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.
And there we go…all 16 colors swatched. Yay! Hope you enjoyed it.
BB Couture For Men – Drive ShaftThursday, 5 August, 2010
BB Couture has, once again, nailed it with their formula. Two applications and this didn’t bubble. If only all polishes could be like this. Polish brush isn’t jacked up like that-company-that-shall-not-be-named. 😉