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Entries for Wednesday, September 18 2013

Del Sol’s Island Fever

Del Sol’s Island Fever

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Not my favorite color ever. The vendor site says that this color will be medium green, and turn darker green when exposed to sun. All I saw was a brown, with a green pearl interference layer. That's after four coats. So possibly this will only look good if applied over a green creme - and then you might see the advertised color change.

OPI’s Goldeneye

OPI’s Goldeneye

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is a top-coat…sort of. The glitter is thick enough that if I apply four coats, I get full coverage. (Another plus? Since it's a glitter polish, touch-ups are pretty easy and blend in very well.)

Zoya’s Sharon (Peter Som)

Zoya’s Sharon (Peter Som)

Posted on Wednesday, at

This color never made it to Zoya's regular lineup. If you're looking for a softer mid-orange creme polish, the closest you'll come in Zoya's lineup is Arizona. (Or, if you're looking for something brighter, Thandie.)

News: NYFW-inspired nail collections for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

News: NYFW-inspired nail collections for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Posted on Wednesday, at

I have nine of the ten colors from Sally Hansen's Fall 2013 NYFW collection that I'll be reviewing and swatching in the next two weeks. (I passed on Loden Green because it's just a bit too yellow for my preferences.) You can also take a look at the colors that will probably make up the Spring 2014 NYFW collection, on Sally Hansen's Facebook photo album. Prabal Gurung collaborates again with three pastels: A Wink of Pink, Lady Lavender, and Mint Condition. Tracy...

Sally Hansen’s Sequin Scandal

Sally Hansen’s Sequin Scandal

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Very dark green with very sparse gold shimmer. Not so dark a green that it's black…but very nearly so. It applies smoothly and the polish is fairly durable. Unfortunately, however, I can't really use this for fine-line nail art or any nail stamping. The color reads more of a murky greenish charcoal, and it doesn't always fill in the smallest lines of my various stamps.