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Entries for Wednesday, May 04 2011

Orly’s Galaxy Girl

Orly’s Galaxy Girl

Posted on Wednesday, at

A deeper warm purple with brown-green duochrome. I have an eyeshadow that tries to be like this (Bare Escentuals' Popular) but it just looks muddy. This looks…not quite elegant, not quite striking, some blend of the two. This required three coats for even coverage and total opacity. The fourth coat deepened the base color a bit. As always, use a base coat with any glitter polish - it makes it much easier to remove. (You'll still be digging glitterbits...

Zoya’s Reva

Zoya’s Reva

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is both brighter and cooler than Lisa, from the winter 2010 Flame collection - but those two are a bit similar. As with all microglitters, use a base coat or you'll be taking extreme measures to remove your manicure. (Zoya's microglitters aren't as unwantedly tenacious as some other companies' microglitters; but they're still not easy to remove.) I got full coverage with two coats - no streaky coverage or bald spots like I found with the polishes from the Flame...

Zoya’s Parker

Zoya’s Parker

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is almost a ‘mannequin-hands' color. With two coats it's the exact same as my skintone. With three coats, a little more of the pink undertone shows up. It takes four coats for total opacity. It also applies very smoothly, without any of the pulling or dragging that some creme polishes seem to have. Zoya calls this one a “metallic” shade, and in the bottle there's a very faint shiver sheen; but on the nail, that metallic quality doesn't show...

China Glaze’s II

China Glaze’s II

Posted on Wednesday, at

I got this hoping for a tan base with faint gold shimmer. This has a very faint pink sheen to it. It's also rather thin and watery. I had to use four coats to get full opacity.