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Entries for Wednesday, July 13 2011

China Glaze’s Gilded Treasures

China Glaze’s Gilded Treasures

Posted on Wednesday, at

This color is pretty, and the scattered sparkle (as opposed to all-over sparkle or even a regular shimmer) is a nice change. I do wish that the color was a bit less sheer, though. Even with three coats there was a bit of VNL. The polish has good spreadability, doesn't show brushstrokes, dries well, lasts quite nicely…but I don't love the semisheer bit. (Maybe I'll use two coats of this over a single coat of Uli?)

OPI’s Designer Series Passion

OPI’s Designer Series Passion

Posted on Wednesday, at

A pretty enough pink, with a slight coral undertone…but the holographic was extremely scattered, and this color required four coats for total opacity. There are other designer-series colors I like better (Original, Sapphire, Diamond…), both for their color and for the density of the holographics.

Zoya’s Areej

Zoya’s Areej

Posted on Wednesday, at

Two coats gave me full opacity and even coverage - no slubbing or brushstrokes. Drying time seemed a little slower than the other polishes in this collection…or that could just be my imagination. I was initially worried about trying this color because it looked like it might be a bit too bright. It's fuchsia, but it isn't garish, though. It's a summery, “younger” version of Zoya's Paige, which is one of my favorite reds from this manufacturer. I don't...