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Tuesday, 9 March, 2010

More swatches of Barielle swatches…absolutely gorgeous!

So I love this shade of blue…but I’m telling you, this copper glitter totally mars it. I think this color could’ve been much much prettier without that odd color of glitter thrown in, don’t you? IMO, this would’ve been the perfect shade of blue ever on the face of the earth…aside from that awful shade of copper. Then again, I guess there is a reason it’s called Falling Star.

Now this is an awesome shade of green…I love that it’s got a lovely shimmery sheen running through it. It keeps it on the cooler side of warm. I love it!

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Some OPI Suedes

Friday, 5 March, 2010

Two things:

1) click the thumbnail you want to see, then click the same thumbnail again after it’s taken you to another page

2) Please excuse the badly mangled cuticles and lack of moisturizing on them…OPI said don’t use a base coat, don’t use a top coat, don’t use any lotions, etc while wearing this. Blah, blah, blah. I followed it for the most part…except on a few where they said “NO BASE COATS!!!” I used one. Bite me.

For the most part, I won’t be saying anything really because the pics really do speak for themselves. 🙂

IMO, it looks best with a top coat…don’t you agree? It just makes the color so much prettier!

Again, I like it better with the top coat…it just brings out the prettiness of the color.

Hm. Jury’s out on this one for me.

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Random China Glaze Swatches

Wednesday, 3 March, 2010

I found these random China Glaze swatches I had done…don’t know when, but it seems like it was a while ago. 🙂

China Glaze’s tribute to Audrey Hepburn. They made a Tiffany blue just for her. As some or most of you know, Tiffany’s holds the patent for the blue so you can only get close to replication, but not the actual blue…or green. Or whatever color it is.

Secret Peri-wink-le

Indoors, no Flash (Top) and Indoors with flash (bottom)

Oddly enough…I really liked this color. It is a true periwinkle. While this color never looks good on me in reality, in my head I say it looks fabulous and keep on wearing it. 😀

Lubu Heels

Indoors, no flash (top); Outdoors (bottom)

Not one of my favorite colors. I thought this was the ghetto cousin of Midnight In Moscow. Yea, I went there.

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Nars – Tokaido Express and Purple Rain

Monday, 1 March, 2010

I had some old school Nars nail polish from the mid 90s…and I so wish I hadn’t lost them in all our moving. They came with me from Vegas…to the Bay Area…then to Chicago…I swore I packed them when we moved to Scotland…Swore up and down I saw them in a box when we landed in Arizona…Swore again that I had it when we went to live in India…Thought I couldn’t find it so I checked when I got back to Arizona…then thought I had left them in California…nope, they’re gone. Poof. Vanished. Forever.

Then I got these… *drools* You cannot fully appreciate them until you make them mondo huge on your screen – click the image and you will be taken to that same image but on a different page. Click the same image again and then BAM! insta big picture and you’ll go, “OMG! I have to get these colors!!!1!”

Look at that. I’m absolutely speechless. A gorgeous purple nail polish with a subtle magenta-like shimmer that just throws this color into another realm.

Almost appearing like a berry purple in shade, this little chameleon of a color totally changes in direct sunlight…it looks almost wine-y with a lovely bronze shimmer that runs through it. Fabulous!