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China Glaze Cast a Spell v Wagon Trail

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012
China Glaze Cast a Spell v China Glaze Wagon Trail

I keep forgetting to swatch the Halloween 2012 collection from China Glaze. You can see it almost everywhere and I thought I’d do a bit of a twist on it…I thought I’d compare China Glaze Cast a Spell and China Glaze Wagon Trail. I read in one of my nail polish groups on Facebook that China Glaze Cast a Spell and China Glaze Wagon Trail are similar/dupes.

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Cult Nails

Cult Nails – Swanbourne

Monday, 27 February, 2012

I know it’s been a while and I promised myself that this year, my goal would be to post all of my untrieds…I swore it would be 365 because, quite frankly, I have more than enough to do 365 days of untrieds — and then some. But something called life got in the way of all that.

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China Glaze Nars

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.

Rescue Beauty Lounge

Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War

Thursday, 23 September, 2010
Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight

I missed the boat on the first round, but when Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War was re-released you can bet I was all over it. I am so glad I did.

While some hated Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War, on me when I was wearing it, I liked it and didn’t really care what others said.

I didn’t count on posting 3 Rescue Beaty Lounges in a row, but in case you can’t tell I am a huge fan. Formula on this was a bit runny, but it was opaque in two coats. Please don’t mind the heavy handed application on the ring finger. Loved that this dried super quick. I was done in under half an hour – that’s pretty darn good.

I know a few bloggers who are not fond of shades like this. They call them ‘poo’ colors. I saw this and just thought, “What a pretty olive green this is…” I’m so glad that I totally scored Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War.

Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight.

Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight

Now that you’ve seen Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War, do you feel like you’ve missed the boat on this? Will you be trying to find a way to get your hands on a bottle?

MAC MAC Cosmetics MAC Cosmetics nail polish swatch StrangeBeautiful StrangeBeautiful Volume I Swatches

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!