Posts tagged: creme

Cruising

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Hi all, today is my much overdue review of some Nanacoco polishes I received from HB Beauty Bar. I’ve already reviewed some of their foil shades here, but today I have some of their basic polish line colors. These polishes apply beautifully, have great formulas, and they are available for just $3.00 a bottle! (And you will find a discount code at the end of this review, too!)

First up, we have Nanacoco Romantic Cruise, a baby blue cream that (despite the name) looks perfect for winter! Shown above is two coats. This is a definite favorite out of the polishes I am showing you today. As simple of a color as it is, I didn’t have any like it in my collection, so you will definitely be seeing it in some nail art.

Autumnfall

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The glitter accents are two coats of KBShimmer You Autumn Know over one of Barry M White.

I create the waterfall nail art (tutorial here) over a base of Rimmel Sunset Bronze. I used a nail art brush to apply the stripes using Barry M Gold Foil, Rimmel Purple Reign, Essie Jag-U-Are, China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around and Sally Hansen Sun Kissed.

with Envy

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There’s not much else to say about it so I’ll get right to the photos…I’ve taken them in various lighting to give you an idea of how this will look throughout the day and in artificial lighting at night.  I know not everyone is in love with green but I LOVE IT!

Hey, fever

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New Grass is a pretty spring green with an appropriate name :)  It’s a thinner formula, but not runny–very good, actually!  This one applied relatively easily!  This shows three coats, but two would’ve been okay if you let it dry it between coats.  I’m super impatient and tried to get each coat on one after the other and then….I dragged my hair through it, hah!  I liked this color a lot more than I thought I would.

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Blue sky

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First up is the creme shade that accompanied the famous Mermaid’s Dream in the Resort 2012 collection, Deborah Lippmann On The Beach.  This is a gorgeous, bright turqouise blue with a slight jelly finish!  On Deborah Lippmann’s website, I believe it is listed as a “creme” but I would definitely call it a jelly.  This is three coats with a top coat of NYC.  Perfection.

Red hots

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This is ulta3 English Rose. ulta3 is a great little Australian drugstore brand of polishes that have (generally) excellent formulas and are incredibly cheap – $2 a polish. It’s a lovely red jelly full of gold microglitter. 3 smooth coats, delicious!

Atomic Number 27

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Yep. This is awesome. Freaking amazeballs if you will. What you see in my pictures are two coats of IKB: 2012, I read on various blogs/forums that people were having trouble with the formula on this polish. I don’t know if I’m just an expert or what (wink, wink!) but I had absolutely no issues with this. It flowed perfectly on my nails in two coats. I did take Ji’s advice from Facebook to complete one hand at a time, and it was fine!

almost Barbie’s

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Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “fuchsia violet with a glossy finish.” It’s a rich, vibrant magenta with a near-neon brightness. The closest shade I could think of was Urban Decay Miss T, which is very close but has shimmer and a touch pinker. The next closest would be China Glaze Senorita Bonita, which is much darker, purpler, and has shimmer. Illamasqua Obsess is pinker, less purple. Deborah Lippmann Makin’ Whoopee is more fuchsia.

By the sea

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Dior St. Tropez is a light greenish, aqua blue creme and was opaque in two easy, creamy coats. Typical Dior formula perfection.

Silky

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I was disappointed. The shimmer doesn’t show up at all to the naked eye once on the nail. And let’s face it. It’s pretty much an exact dupe of China Glaze For Audrey…. :( This is 2 coats

Summer Peach

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I love Zoya.  And I love when they have sales with free shipping, haha!  I picked up Zoya LC when they had their Valentine’s Day Sale along with Ivanka and Charla!  I’m waiting to see if they have another Earth Day Promotion, it was awesome last year!