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Entries for Thursday, January 02 2014

Sobe Botanicals’ Skeleton Key

Sobe Botanicals’ Skeleton Key

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Almost looks like a tauped green in the pot, and - kind of sadly - applies much softer. This will work as a softer shadow for more naturalistic looks, unless you apply it over a dark cream base…which may wash out most of the color. In this shadow's defense, once it's in place it doesn't migrate. It stays in place, and I get a little bit of fading after 8 hours but not “fade away to nothing.” It's just really,...

Entries for Wednesday, January 01 2014

OPI’s Animal-istic

OPI’s Animal-istic

Posted on Wednesday, at

I picked this color up in Atlanta, in Ulta. Same time and place that Sirvinya picked up her deeply-discounted bottle of Zoya's Song, actually. At the beginning of our trawl through the bargain-bin section, I picked up this polish…then I put it back. We came around to the same bin a little later and the polish caught my eye again. Sirvinya said, very logically, that I'd noticed it twice already, I should go ahead and get it. So I...

Zoya’s Charla

Zoya’s Charla

Posted on Wednesday, at

Everyone raved about this color when it came out, and I just wasn't seeing the hype. I didn't like the thought of super-sparkly nail polishes, and all the mania around this one kept me from buying it for a long time. And then it sat on my shelf, unworn, for months. It's not that special, I told myself. I'll get around to photographing it eventually. No big deal. I was so so very wrong.


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