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Entries for Saturday, February 26 2011

Zoya’s Gemma

Zoya’s Gemma

Posted on Saturday, at

This is going to sound really odd, and possibly triply so considering that I chose to buy this color…but here goes. When I was a smallhuman (around 6 or 7 years old) there was a toy that was a monster-figure that was kept in a plastic green barrel - along with a bunch of green slime with a kind of a blue tinge to it. This slime-stuff felt like slime, would drip like slime…but would not stain walls or skin....

Fyrinnae: Round II

Fyrinnae: Round II

Posted on Saturday, at

They behaved a bit like my Aromaleigh colors: similar pigmentation levels, similar adhesion, similar behavior when I applied them wet. All of these are good points, the product quality is definitely strong and it's excellent value for the money…but since I was half-expecting something dramatically different from Fyrinnae because of others' enthusiasm for the products, not seeing that “something different” was kind of like being a kid at Christmas. There was all that build-up for The Amazing New Toy,...

OPI’s Designer Series Illuminate

OPI’s Designer Series Illuminate

Posted on Saturday, at

There's a noticeable green flash to this polish even in the bottle. It's a slighter flash - on par with some of Zoya's middling duochromes, or the green flash in Laney - but it's there. One coat gives me a light tan with barely any of the green flash and a sparse, scattered holographic effect. Two coats deepens the brown and increases the holographics. It took three coats for me to get the green flash to a level where I...