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Zoya’s Brooklyn

Zoya’s Brooklyn

Wednesday at 4:15 PM: The successor to last season’s pale yellow glass fleck, Piaf (which was discontinued after just under a year in rotation.) All of the polishes in the Awaken collection have good, even coverage. The bonus is that the pastel shades are just a trifle richer than the ultra-diaphonous shades from the Lovely collection. Instead of a super-soft pale yellow, Brooklyn gives us an almost buttery-gold shade.

Color Club’s Sweetpea

Color Club’s Sweetpea

Wednesday at 1:14 PM: This polish attracted me because it was a deeper, cooler pink that would nicely transition from winter into spring and through summer. I was glad to find that the formula was thicker than Hydrangea Kiss or Refresh-Mint, two of the other polishes in this collection. There was a bit of bubbling, that you can see on my middle nail; but I think that might have been me rather than the formula.

Sally Hansen’s Leis-y Days (836)

Sally Hansen’s Leis-y Days (836)

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: I was really looking forward to this collection - and this polish was one of the reasons. I love the shade! Don’t know if I love Sally Hansen’s version of a micro-fleck finish, at least not in Leis-y Days; it’s a little on the sparse side. That doesn’t seem to interfere with the formula much, though.

Sleek Makeup’s Glory i-Divine Palette

Sleek Makeup’s Glory i-Divine Palette

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: This was another gift from Sirvinya, who is pretty much my supplier of All Things Sleek - I asked her to pick me up a palette, both because it was going to have…

Color Club’s Catwalk Queen collection

Color Club’s Catwalk Queen collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Six colors, a supposedly complementary palette to the Femme Fatale collection. Three of the polishes in this group were sheer “effects” polishes. There was another really good holographic polish in here, though: Fashion Addict. And…

Beauty from the Earth’s Rockstar

Beauty from the Earth’s Rockstar

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TKB Trading’s Mermaid’s Gold

TKB Trading’s Mermaid’s Gold

Monday at 1:15 PM: Similar to BFTE’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shade Last to Know, but a little softer base color. I suspect that this is the main ingredient in BFTE’s Mermaid, which is marked as an unblended mica. This is a…

TKB Trading’s Blush Beige

TKB Trading’s Blush Beige

Monday at 10:15 AM: Neutral peach, not enough color depth to be apricot. Does make a good near-neutral color, and I’m able to wear it even with my cooler coloring (possibly because it complements my blue eyes well?) This…

TKB Trading’s Hot Mama

TKB Trading’s Hot Mama

Monday at 7:14 AM: The original “Hot Mama” mica sold by TKB Trading - at one point, they ran out and couldn’t get more in for the longest time, so they came up with Hot Step Mama. This, though…this…

Sally Hansen’s Summerlime (835)

Sally Hansen’s Summerlime (835)

Sunday at 1:15 PM: I had hopes for this green: deeper than most “summery” greens, not even as bright as Zoya’s Tilda. This was almost like Apple’s more subdued cousin. Unfortunately, the polish applied rather unevenly. I took the…