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Nars – Midnight Express

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

I didn’t expect this color to be so…luscious. I had anticipated this dark blue that would be almost black…and it is.

It’s beautiful.

Sadly, I couldn’t do it justice. I am so awful in application. See the VNL? Streaks! It dried quickly even with three coats.

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China Glaze – Peace on Earth vs NARS – Mash

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

When I saw these greens separately, I thought, “Could one be a dupe for the other?” Well, let me just test it out!

While both formulas were excellent – quick drying and opaque in two thin coats, there was a world of difference between the colors themselves. See below for the comparison.

As always, click the thumbnails until they become huge.

Mash is more on the green side while POE has more yellow in it. Both were flattering on my skin, despite the warm undertone. Yay! Please excuse the big old chip on my pinkie finger. I had been wearing the color for a week and then remembered to take a picture.

Sunlight couldn’t really bring any real depth to the shade shot, but you can still see the difference.

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Nars – Zulu

Monday, 11 October, 2010

I had been wanting Zulu for a long, long time. But not for $100+ price tag I had seen on eBay. I wasn’t willing to pay $39.99 for it when I last looked. Why do that when I could wait 2 months and get it for under $20?

It was worth the wait. I don’t know how the original Zulu compares to the re-release, but I do love this version.

Drying time was a little slow, but 2 coats and this baby was lovely and luscious – a deep green, but not like OPI’s Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow. I felt like this was almost like a jelly, but the finish was so creme-y that I couldn’t make up my mind!

Absolutely fabulous and worth every penny. I ordered this online at www.nars.com along with 5 other colors from their retro collection. I can’t wait to show them to you. However, for now…here is Zulu!