Posts tagged: glamorous

Wow. Just wow.

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Next up is the first color from the Fall Chic collection and my favorite of the bunch, Midnight Rainbow. This black jelly is packed with holographic and metallic circle glitters of multiple sizes, and a whole rainbow of flecks and glitters. It’s gorgeous! Shown above is three coats, but you can layer one coat over black if you want a less intense effect. This polish, like the others, required topcoat to smooth it.

 

Cashmere sweater

Illamasqua facet 2

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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Underwater

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This is I Love Nail Polish Sirène. This teal-y chrome shifts to blue, violet and red. It’s even more amazing in person! My swatch is three coats.

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

Serum No 5 Love Preview 1

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.

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.

Newsprint

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I am SO pleasantly surprised with how easy newspaper nails are to do! They seem sort of UN-mess-up-able since they’re a little grungy anyway. The only thing I wish I could have done differently with this manicure would be to move all the base gradients down one nail – i.e. have my ring finger gradient be the darkest one on my whole hand since you can still see the newsprint fairly well over it, but it’s mostly impossible over my pinkie gradient nail >.<

Opera

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So I tried my first JESSICA polish for a Nail Art Society look and was super impressed. And today I have swatches of my first complete JESSICA Cosmetics Collection. In this post, I have their Fall release, A Night at the Opera.

JESSICA Cosmetics Opening Night is a purple-leaning fuchsia shimmer that almost glows. It’s bright and deep at the same time. The formula was really good. My swatch is two coats.