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Entries for Sunday, February 20 2011

OPI’s Designer Series collection

OPI’s Designer Series collection

Posted on Sunday, at

OPI’s designer series is like the sober-hued counterpart to China Glaze’s Kaleidescope collection: tans, beiges, some pinks and peaches (and silver), all with scattered-holographic effects. While blues and purples are periodically introduced, they don’t seem to stick around very long. (Or possibly they just run out faster because they’re more in demand?) I have no idea when this collection was first released; but I do know that it’s been available since at least 2005 and that...

Jewelry from Helix Elemental

Jewelry from Helix Elemental

Posted on Sunday, at

I first learned about Helix Elemental Studio from a post on Phyrra's blog. She was giving away a pair of bat-shaped earrings, but I was more interested in the word “dichroic”. I guessed that the first part of the word “di” meant that the glass was somehow duotoned…duochrome? Duochrome earrings? Okay, wait, what? Now I'm curious. I found the “dichroic glass” entry at Wikipedia, which linked to the Lycurgus Cup: a vase that looked jade green when viewed with...

Morgana Cryptoria’s 2009 Halloween Treats collection

Morgana Cryptoria’s 2009 Halloween Treats collection

Posted on Sunday, at

I decided to buy some of these colors fairly late after their initial release. Most of the colors were gone, but there were about five that were still available for purchase. As of February 2011, very few of these colors are still available - the few that are, are only available in sample size.