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China Glaze – Hey Doll

Tuesday, 8 March, 2011

I got this collection last year – all 12 colors and I have been going through them so slowly…this is from China Glaze’s Fall 2010 collection called Vintage Vixen. I wish I could tell you why it’s taken me forever to go through them, but I can’t.

At any rate, this is what I have on offer for you!

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Chanel – Les Khakis

Wednesday, 13 October, 2010

I was trying to play around with these colors. I am apologizing for my mega n00b attempt at nail art. I can add these to my epic fail manicures. 😀

This is why I just paint my nails and not attempt anything else.

I was surprised – this formula was like butta. It took a smidge longer to to dry but I suspect it was my ‘nail art’ that really made it take forever and a day to dry. After all the lemmings for Khaki Vert, I found I preferred Khaki Brun with my skin tone. In the end it was Khaki Brun that really looked green on me. I’m not slamming Khaki Vert because I did like how it looked on me as well, but for me it was Khaki Brun that was the star of the show. Khaki Rose was a bit…meh. It didn’t really look all that wonderful on me.

These were a hefty price to pay – $25 each. I am sure there are dupes/polishes that are similar out there to keep your wallet from screaming in pain.


Please pardon the lack of clean up and the dry cuticles. I wasn’t expecting to take a picture of my right hand but decided to at the last minute.

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Bruised

Wednesday, 21 July, 2010

I love this color from RBL – I actually do wear it a bit. It’s dark enough but still respectable for people who work in a conservative environment.

It’s a gorgeous creme, but I do admit the drying time was a bit longer than what I wanted it to be. However, it had a lovely high gloss finish and putting a top coat on was merely gilding the lily.

This swatch was a 2 coater – lovely and opaque from the first stroke. *sighs*

Essie – Angora Cardi swatches

Sunday, 14 March, 2010

So much for me keeping Cashmere Cardigan on for the weekend. I got all distracted by Essie’s Angora Cardi. It was a winner for the weekend. 🙂 It’s not quite a rose color and it’s close to Butter’s Tramp Stamp.

Very pretty! 🙂

China Glaze Holographic kaleidoscope collection

China Glaze – Holgraphics – Mix of OMG and Kaleidoscope Collection

Thursday, 25 February, 2010

I love holographic and duo chrome nail polish…so I was particularly bummed when I discovered that China Glaze has discontinued their Kaleidoscope and OMG line.

I went to my least favorite nail place in Mesa, AZ, a few weeks ago and on whim I checked to see if the guy carried any of the OMG/Kaleidoscope line – imagine my surprise when I found Octa Gone Wild – one of the more difficult of the Kaleidoscope colors to find. Well, it’s been difficult for *me* to find. I bit the bullet and paid his price of *weeps* $6 – there went my lunch money.

I found the biggest difference between the Kaleidoscope and OMG line is that the OMG line’s holographic nature is far more prevalent than in Kaleidoscope. K is more subtle. OMG is all bling blang in your face LOOK AT ME! kind of thing. Application was a bit difficult at first because Nubar’s  Reclaim had me mega spoiled in terms of coverage and flow. CG’s formula is one that dries super quick so you have to know what you’re doing or hope you can make up for it in the 2nd coat. Hope I am making sense.

Anyway, here is Octa Gone Wild and some others of the OMG line I was able to procure.

A lovely lilac…absolutely gorgeous!
This was a fun one, too. However, I think it was a bit too warm toned for my skin.
It was hard to capture this one. I tried different angles and it was hard catching the prism effect…you can almost see it on my middle finger. Out of the 10 shots in direct sunlight, this one was the best for the holographic to shine through.
Ok, I loved this. Someone said LOL was too ugly a purple…I completely disagree! It’s freaking GORGEOUS!!! Look at this! I didn’t even have to try to find the right angle to take the pic. It just totally jumped out from whatever angle I had the camera at.
china glaze nail polish swatches Fall 2008 Rodeo Diva

China Glaze – Fall 2008 – Rodeo Diva Collection

Wednesday, 24 February, 2010

I remember seeing this back in 2008, before leaving for India. I was so tempted to buy it, but didn’t. I really didn’t want to buy it, then try to lug it to India or worse yet, leave it behind. So I didn’t buy it.

The nail polish guy I go to here in AZ had these puppies on CLEARANCE for a mere dollar. HOLLA!!! I grabbed as many as I could, but sadly, not all colors are here. I’m not about to go and buy from an e-tailer because the colors I’m missing aren’t ones I think I really I want, anyway.

This was definitely one where I went, “I don’t like this color in the bottle, but boy do I love it on me!” It’s a super rich raspberry tone that’s broke up with a lovely frost.

I love green nail polish and this is no exception. I didn’t understand the fuss, now I do. Definitely one that I am happy to have in my collection!

Now this…this really stole my heart – can you see why? I swear it reminds me of my favorite colors from my junior high days. This color was flattering on my skin tone – definitely a keeper, too!

So the girl who loves dark nail polish (that’s me!) loved this, too…despite the faint shimmer running through this. This was such a deep dark eggplant kind of purple that I ended up liking the faint shimmer. It brought a kind of depth that I didn’t know I’d truly appreciate until I saw it on me.

A lovely ocean blue nail polish with a shimmer and and some subtle micro glitter thrown in for good measure…and what a difference that makes!

This is another eggplant-y shade that they had…but they threw in some warm gold micro glitter that really…really made this color seem slightly bronze-y and just a beautiful shade to have on your nails.

Ok, now this…this is the total surprise for me of the collection. Not quite a black nail polish, but the base was so dark a green it appeared black. Then they had put some shimmer to it that was gold. The result? A gorgeously mysterious dark green nail polish with some beautiful gold/bronze shimmer. A real gem!