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Entries for Wednesday, May 11 2011

Zoya’s Rica

Zoya’s Rica

Posted on Wednesday, at

I almost passed on this because in the promo pics, it looked a bit too orange. Happily, when I placed an order and got the collection-plates of both Sunshine and Summertime, I could see that Rica was more of an orange-red. If Tiffany (from the Flame collection) is a peach microglitter, Rica is a poppy or persimmon. As with almost all Zoya microglitters, three or four coats will be needed for complete opacity (or just paint two coats over a...

China Glaze’s Optimistic

China Glaze’s Optimistic

Posted on Wednesday, at

Pretty champagne-gold metallic, but unfortunately the spreadability isn't good. It shows brushstrokes fairly well. It's also a bit on the thin side, so I don't know if it will work well for nail stamping. I do like the shade, which is similar but not exactly like later China Glaze colors Passion and Midnight Kiss (both of which work quite well as nail stamping colors. So there's some irony.)

Sally Hansen’s Lime Lights

Sally Hansen’s Lime Lights

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is another color like VIP Pink, like Blizzard Blue, like Virtual Violet: it's semisheer, it's great for layering, but if you want to wear it by itself you've got to use A LOT of coats (4 or 5, depending on how thick the coats are.) Like Virtual Violet, this color also has a bit of a duochrome thing going on. At certain angles, it looks like I've got mannequin-hands, or like I'm wearing pale brown polish on my nails. You can...