Posts tagged: creme

for The Keys

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Dior Bikini is a dusty spicy orange creme that applies smoothly and is opaque in two coats. No issues to report. Shown in various lighting with two coats and a top coat.

In The Universe

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About the collection: All three colours are inspired by the gorgeous, sophisticated women entering the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, held November 9, 2013. “The colors are very glamorous – ideal for special occasions, a night on the town, or even being named the most beautiful woman in the world!”

OPI Miss You-niverse deep plum purple creme. Another gorgeous purple that I enjoyed wearing. The shade is rather blue-based and very dark, perfect for the winter season. It is well-pigmented and all I needed were two regular coats. I didn’t have any problems with application or drying and I’m wearing a topcoat as well.

Fairy princess

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Chanel Lilac Sky is a cool-toned pinkish lilac with tons of silver shimmer. Pastels are so often warm-toned that they really don’t work on me at all, but this one, with the cool blue undertones actually makes it quite wearable for me. Application was actually better and less sheer than I expected. Two coats for opacity and no formula issues to mention. Even though it’s a bit frosty, it doesn’t really show brush strokes, but if you’ll be taking close-up photos, just make sure to do straight and even strokes. I noticed nothing until I saw my photos and there are a few very faint brush stroke marks that you couldn’t really see at arms length.

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It is a little deeper and little dustier than Mermaids Tears – which makes it more finger-wearable for me. I know I should probably get rid of one of these, but I really can’t bear that right now! I just love this colour – it’s very soothing. And I need some of that in my life.

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Neon cotton candy

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Sally Hansen recently released a new line of nail color called Triple Shine. Sally Hansen says this line’s “innovative formula features a one-of-a-kind Ultimate Shield Complex, designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of everyday living.” I sound like a broken record, but I must repeat this every time. It’s impossible for me to road test polish for wear time. There’s just too much polish to swatch and too few hours! But I CAN test polish for application and appearance. So today I have five polishes from the Triple Shine line in a few finishes to show you. All swatches are finished with Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat.

This one is called Ree-Raf on the Sally Hansen site, but my bottle said Reef-Raf (which makes a little more sense to me.) It’s a summery, medium, coral-pink creme. This is two coats.

Shocking

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For today’s short post I have this accent nail mani to show you. This afternoon I did a fresh mani with my favorite purple cream: OPI Funkey Dunkey.

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I have used Zoya Sailor and Swarovski crystals from Stephen Arnold Ltd. e-shop*. The crystals are very sparkly and look so much better than the cheap plastic ones from nail wheels. It took 50 crystals to do it but I could have done with 5 more. I’m also re-using the crystals because I can clean them with acetone. I hate to waste good rhinestones :)

Creamsicle

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True Love reminds me of a creamscicle. It is a creamy soft orangey peach. The formula is a cross between jelly and creme. A ‘hybrid’ if you will. It is very pretty and flowed nicely on the nail in three coats. This is my favorite of the three. This is the Chanel June dupe.

So Tasteful

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Glamour Purse is described as an “almond taupe” which I’d say is a pretty good description however it translates slightly darker on the nail. There are quite a few colours out there which are similar but I’m still digging these shades for the cooler months! 2 coats is pictured.

Kale smoothie

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Today I have on Zoya Gemma.  I have yet to try a Zoya polish I didn’t like.  I love the purple sheen this has to it, it’s very subtle but so pretty. 

Sandy beach

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Y’all know I’m not usually a nude polish kind of gal, but this ish right here spoke to my heart. Borghese Almondine is something special. It’s that “Band-Aid But Better” nude base that’s filled with black flecks and pink shimmer!! The shimmer is hard to see if these two pictures but I was able to capture it in the macro shots below.