Posts tagged: shimmer

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Anne is a polish that was simply MADE to be on my nails. As soon as I saw this dark olive green beauty I knew it had to be mine. This polish is rather awesome. Not only is it a gorgeous murky olive tone, but it’s filled with antique gold and bright fuchsia pink shimmer! I have a few greens like this in my collection but none of them hold a candle to Anne!

Violet Beauregarde

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Guerlain Riviera Terracotta Vernis ($22.00 for 0.38 fl. oz.) is described as a “powerful electric indigo blue with subtly metallic finish.” It’s a rich, blue-based purple with threads of lighter violet metallic shimmer. SpaRitual Blue Moon is deeper, bluer, and not metallic. Essie Smooth Sailing is lighter, more periwinkle. SpaRitual Illume has a jelly-like finish, no shimmer.

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I so much love showing you these older China Glaze polishes. I already posted about the Rodeo Diva Collection which is for me one of the best collections ever made. A year later, in 2009, the fall collection was also very very pretty. So today I bring you swatches of Retro Diva.

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Overall Jitterbug is a really awesome colour. It’s sort of a neutral and a crazy colour hybrid due to the grey shade but the crazy glitter! It’s also a good polish to wear when you can’t be bothered redoing your nails a lot because you can’t really tell if it’s got scuff marks and small chips. I’ll definitely be painting my nails this colour a lot!

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Grape to the max

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Hi guys!  Today’s post is going to be another full of swatches like I did the other day with the Revlon Colorstay polishes.  This time around I will feature some lovely Bettina polishes! Bettina 28 is AMAZING.  I am not sure there are even any more words needed to go along with these pictures. This is just 2 coats of polish.  I am in love.

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Today I have two amazing polishes from Dandy Nails on Etsy! This is two coats of Dandy Nails Parallel Universe with one coat of top coat. My photo doesn’t show the duo color as much as I would like, but this is a pretty aqua/lavender duo chrome polish! You can see the hint of lavender on the outer edges of my nails! It went on flawlessly.

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Red Queen Astatine is the most duochrome polish in this collection. The color you see in the bottle is generally how the other polishes look, with their respective color undertone (in the other pics, the bottle is tilted so you can see the shimmer). Red Queen Astatine is a white shimmer polish with a reddish-purple undertone. On the nail, Red Queen Astatine changes from orange to red to purple. This polish is named for the 85th element, astatine. The photos above show this polish layered over black.

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This is one of my favorite colors.

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According to the website, Lotus is a “very soft, dusty blue-toned amethyst purple with colorful shimmer that reflects pink, red and gold.” I LOVE the shimmer- it really does change depending on the light!

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Silver Smoke is a cool gold metallic with bronze and silver microshimmer through it. Unfortunately the shimmer doesn’t translate too well on the nail so it’s very subtle but it’s just beautiful! 3 coats is pictured.

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Into The Night is a bright shimmery blue. The shimmer in this is a tiny bit frosty but not in a bad way. I really like this one, it practically glows! It’s like a much brighter version of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue. The formula was okay, not my favorite. It was sheer but it builds up nicely, I used 3 coats for the photos below. I would recommend wrapping the tips of your nails with this one, you can tell if you don’t. For those that have no idea what that means you just run the brush along the tip of your nail!

Electric

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Violet is the last color I am sharing with you from the polishes I’ve sampled from this line.  This was super hard to capture correctly, as my camera tends to hate purple shades.  But I got this pic which I think is accurate and gorgeous.  I love the shimmer in this color, there’s definitely some hidden pink hues trying to peek out!  Plus you can’t beat that shine.