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Entries for Saturday, January 08 2011

Morgana Cryptoria’s Pyramid Scheme

Morgana Cryptoria’s Pyramid Scheme

Posted on Saturday, at

I'll have to get out my sample and check…but I think this color may be a near-dupe for Infernal Chaos, from Aromaleigh v1's Victoria's Revenge collection. I would love that, because by the time I decided to buy fullsize colors from that collection, Infernal Chaos had utterly and completely sold out. (There weren't even samples available any more. It was snapped up that fast.)

Morgana Cryptoria’s Selene

Morgana Cryptoria’s Selene

Posted on Saturday, at

I was drawn to this color for two reasons: the description “champagne beige”, and the color itself. It looked like it might possibly be a close relative of Define Beauty. It's a bit too neutral to exactly match Define Beauty, though it's a bit too pink to match Beyond Skin Deep (which was the warmer variant of Define Beauty.)

Morgana Cryptoria’s Cleopatra collection

Morgana Cryptoria’s Cleopatra collection

Posted on Saturday, at

I purchased five colors from this collection to start, and added others as I saw other swatch photos and EoTDs using the colors. I eyeballed Aspbite, because the brighter periwinke-ish blue appeals to me (even though I know I really don’t need any more blues) and Isis, because it’s a gorgeous-looking turquoise-green. I later ended up getting Aspbite but passing on Iris. The photo of Alexandria made it look like it was similar to Aromaleigh v1’s Oberon,...

A cup of coffee, a beauty blog, and me…

A cup of coffee, a beauty blog, and me…

Posted on Saturday, at

How did everyone survive the first week back to work/school/regular routine? Are the post-Christmas blues dragging you down? Yeah, well, we can't have any of that silliness. New goodies to look at, giveaways to check out, and blogiversaries to celebrate!! Tomorrow is my official blogiversary (have you entered the giveaway?), and I'll be posting reviews and pics of my recent arrivals. My final Aromaleigh order finally arrived this past week along with my Christmas-day order from Morgana, and...

China Glaze’s Xtreme Thrash

China Glaze’s Xtreme Thrash

Posted on Saturday, at

This is almost a deep coral color, but it's also very vibrant. When I bought the colors in this collection I had hopes that I could use them as nail stamping shades. Unfortunately, many of them are just too watery to work with Konad or other nail stamping plates.

Entries for Friday, January 07 2011

China Glaze’s Vertical Rush

China Glaze’s Vertical Rush

Posted on Friday, at

Of the six polishes I have from this collection, this one applied the best: least brushstrokes, near-opacity with even one coat, and it may be thick enough to use as a nail stamping polish. I'll have to figure out why this one is the right consistency while the other aren't…!

Entries for Thursday, January 06 2011


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