China Glaze – Blue Without U and a Forever 21 Polish

First of all… I’m getting married in EIGHT days! 8 days!!
And I’m moving this weekend.

So if you try to read this from a feed reader or, it might choke sometime over the next day or so. It means my server is either on a moving truck or its taking a while to set it up with my new IP in a new place to get it back online. I didn’t disappear. 🙂 I’ll make sure all of these posts are imported to the version of my blog that is always online, although some of the images won’t show temporarily anyway because they are on my server! haha

Anyway, onto the swatching!

I did a quick swatch of Blue Without U before, but my MUA friend Gemma sent me this gorgeous polish from Forever 21 because it reminded her of my wedding color palette, and they looked so similar!

They are both this really shimmery baby blue with specks of other colors all through it.

This is what happens when you put them over black! How crazy is that? Blue Without U turns pink and the Forever 21 polish turns bronze! I did them on alternating nails in case they were going to look so similar you’d need both sides to compare to, but what happened was definitely nothing like that.

I wish I could tell you how to get this Forever 21 polish, but I can’t. When she sent it, I tried looking it up by the SKU number and got absolutely nowhere. And since they don’t have names, how can you ever search for them on swap sites or ebay, or blog sales, etc!?

In case you do know a way, here is the label for you! 🙂

If you like Blue Without U, I’ll post an excerpt from the blog post about this one swatched alone, over black, and over white:
Here it is by itself on the index and middle fingers, over white on the ring finger, and over black on the pinky – Its almost kind of ugly by itself, but over white it is a really pretty blue… and over black, all you can see is the pink!

Okay… well, I’M SO EXCITED about my wedding next week!!
If you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, other than announcing the Spring Giveaway Winners, its because I’ll be on my honeymoon!!! Hawaii here we come, and we couldn’t need it more than right NOW when we are running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to finish 100 wedding details with all of these wedding vendors AND packing and moving in together!

6 thoughts on “China Glaze – Blue Without U and a Forever 21 Polish

  1. melita

    omg, I remember how excited and crazy I was about 2 years ago when I was getting married! 😀 Just relax, and enjoy! wishing you a gorgeous day and all the best! cant wait to see some pics, especially from Hawaii! jealous! 🙂
    great swatches, like it!

    1. Holly Post author

      Thank you so much! I also think it makes some family members completely bat shit crazy, but I’m looking forward to that part being over this week!

      I AM so excited!!!! I had this calmness come over me this week since it is all set, no more deposits or payments, no more vendor planning, no more needing to finish name cards and table numbers and programs, no more worrying… I get to just wait now for Saturday!

      I know I’m nervous though because my nails and cuticles look SO AWFUL from like biting around the edges, argh!

  2. Mary

    When I was looking through the pictures you posted from this on flickr, my best friend and I could have sworn that the Forever 21 polish over black was OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard! That’s pretty crazy how much they changed.

    1. hollyshimmerspark Post author

      Oh whoa, that one is crazy… I looked it up. Yes, isn’t it weird! That’s why I always lovve to layer. 🙂 I hope you got your brown surprises by now!

      That sounded dirty.

      1. Mary

        Haha, yeah, it kinda did! So far I haven’t gotten any mail from you, but maybe it’ll have perfect timing and come today for my birthday! 😉


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