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Collaboration

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piCture pOlish Bewitch is a purple/brown back with a strong golden shimmer and a sprinkle of holo. This is a collaboration with Aire of The Obsessed, you can read her post about Bewitch here. I really like this one, it’s complex. It builds up to looking brown but it starts out looking purple…it was a surprise on the nail which was fun! The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

Supersonic

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Finally, we have Priti NYC String of Hearts, a steel blue to purple duochrome.  This is one of the strongest duochromes on the nail that I have ever worn!  String of Hearts is definitely in the same family as OPI Peace & Love & OPI and Essie For the Twill of It, but when comparing to the OPI, I feel like the Priti NYC polish is a bit less “glowy” with the shimmer and the magic comes from the base of the polish itself.  I prefer the Priti NYC!  I wore this as a full manicure last weekend, and no matter the lighting, the duochrome was visible and beautiful!

Grassy disco

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Lichen is an olive green that has a golden flash to it out in the sun and a touch of a grassy green duochrome in lower lighting. This is another favorite for me, I love my greens after all! The formula was great and super opaque! I used 1 coat for the photos below. 

Death tar

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Tough, fast-drying, black matte nail polish Formerly known as The Death Tar, this is the matte black nail polish that started the trend Charging Manko Art by Jason Atomic The Original Manly Matte Nail Finish – Formulated For Ugliness Big 3 Toxin Free.

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Deep space

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At the plate this evening, Layla Hologram Effect 08 Flash Black. I almost always layer my holos over a base color to save on polish, well to save on the holo polish that is. I layered this one over a plain creme black and WOW does it ever POP!

very Punny

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I was so much looking forward to this collection! I know I am a bit late with it. But there is still plenty of time because it still is spring and this is a spring collection. This time OPI takes us to Holland with some funny names, beautiful cremes and some unusual shimmers.

Taboo?

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I heard this polish is a dupe of Chanel Taboo, so naturally that made me go out and buy it! Unfortunately I don’t have Taboo to show you a comparison, but it really is very similar! 

Boots No 7 Galaxy is a deep black-purple base (looks more maroon coloured in the bottle) full of red, copper and purple shimmer. I don’t know whether I’d call it an out and out dupe, it seems to be SLIGHTLY more red toned in the bottle, but on the nail I can’t really see any difference.

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.

So Cool

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I have the Misa Winter 2013/2014 Collection to show you today. The “We’re cool. So cool. This is how cool.” Collection consists of three wintery blue-based shades…perfect for the season! As I’ve come to expect, the Misa formula was flawless. And these colors are so pigmented and rich.

This is Misa Icy River. It’s a dense blue-leaning purple. The formula was stellar. My swatch is two easy coats.

Brownie

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Colores de Carol Fall is in the Air is a medium brown shimmer with a subtle scattered holo.  I like this one too!  The scattered holo is a nice accent to the shimmering brown. Shown is two coats of Fall is in the Air.

Burnt caramel

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Serum No. 5 Love, Preview is a black base with various sizes of gold glitter. This also glows bright blue in the dark! This is such a great representation of all the gorgeous polishes Victoria makes, it’s beautiful in every kind of light and I really enjoy the glow in the dark! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats.