Posts tagged: deep

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Dragonfly Really gorgeous deep green duochrome with glass flecks. You can see the duochrome is blue/teal (you can best see that on the edges of the bottle in this picture). Pictured is 2 easy coats.

Cashmere sweater

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Described as “Grey Crystal” on the website, Facet is part of Illamasqua’s Sacred Hour collection. It’s a grey/taupe base packed full of coppery shimmer flakes, and is completely stunning! It’s simple yet still somehow unique in my stash. I think Raindrops will always be my favourite Illamasqua shade, but this comes very very close.

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.

Roasted

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If you’ve been on the Bootie Babe storefront lately, you might have noticed some familiar looking nails! I spent several weeks swatching their entire polish line, which is around fifty shades. Fifty shades of Bootie Babe … now there’s your book title! Badum tss.

Anyway, I thought I’d show you my absolute favorite polishes!!

Bootie Babe Rump Roast is a deep brown with a vibrant purple shimmer.  The formula was rich and easy to apply.  I really love this one!  The purple shimmer really makes this shade stand out! Shown is two coats of Rump Roast.

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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.

Intensity

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Dancing in the Sheets is a really dark purple with bright blue shimmer. The color is interesting, but the formula is what really wow-ed me. I barely needed any clean up, it flowed onto my nails perfectly in two coats.

Stormy

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Nail Tisane Serpent’s Fang is a medium grey scattered holographic.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really love this one!!  It’s such a perfect stormy grey! Shown is two coats of Serpent’s Fang.

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.

Amazing holo

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Mutagen – green multi chrome metallic. The base colour is rich green that changes into dark green, gold, brown-green, blue and purple. When I put my nail into a bowl of water, the colours were changing into blue, orange and pink. I’ve applied one coat of Mutagen over black but two coats by themselves are opaque. The colour is slightly streaky an dries fast.

Periwinkle

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KBShimmer The Grape Beyond is a dusty purple polish with a blue shimmer and a matte finish. I have been in love with this polish ever since its release, and I am so glad to finally have my hands on it! And I’m pleased to say that it exceeds expectations – this is two coats over KBShimmer Basic Training base coat, and it was insanely easy to apply. Honestly, I usually have a bit of trouble with matte polishes – they usually end up looking streaky, and I always end up putting on a glossy top coat and then a matte top coat over that to make them smooth. But this one was totally perfect, and required no smoothing over with top coat.