Posts tagged: shine

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.

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Dandy Nails Make It Realis chock full of gold microglitter and medium gold hexagon glitter pieces, all in a purple shimmer suspension base. It’s opaque in two to three coats or can be layered over a purple-based “underwear.”

It’s one of those violet purple colors that is so hard for me to capture, so I’m showing you what it looks like in natural light and indoors in artificial light. You won’t have any trouble telling the difference. LOL! First, natural light…I was already wearing the new Zoya Carly, so I used that as my “underwear” but it really doesn’t need anything under it.

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Nanacoco City of Emeralds is a cool toned lime green foil. I absolutely love this color! Shown above is two easy coats. I think this was my favorite of the bunch, but it was the hardest to photograph.

Like rabbits

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Glitter Bunny Little Pink Dress is unique. The base is a medium pink jelly containing golden orange flakies. It sounds crazy, but the effect is cool. My swatch is two coats. I used two coats of topcoat.

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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.

inky

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NCLA Black Market Collection Prized Possessions has an inky purple jelly base filled with teal, blue, green and silver glitters. My application technique was the same as Emerald Bay. Prized Possessions is practically opaque in two coats. This one would also be stunning as a topper over a dark base.

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.

Kitchen sink

We may have reached Maximum Glitter Saturation.

 

20130924 vivid lacquer make a spot check

I completely gasped when I pulled Make a Spot Check from the package. This polish is gorgeous! It includes four sizes of round glitters (you know how I love round glitter) in silver, blue, purple, pink, gold and green. I even found a few surprise hearts! This polish can easily be applied using the dabbing technique with minimal fishing for larger glitters. I dabbed on a coat and then placed some of the large glitters using a dotting tool. Shattered Oasis is my base.

Congrats! :)

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Girly Bits Get Weaponized is a gorgeous teal linear holographic with flecks of iridescent purple and magenta.  The formula was rich and very easy to apply.  This was easily a one coater as well!