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Pure Ice – Pardon My French (lemming!)

My story about looking everywhere for Pardon My French has such a happy ending! Pure Ice sent it to me themselves! I am so thankful to them, I hope they know it. 🙂

They saw my post somehow and answered the call, doesn’t that just make you love them even more? Generous and good to their customers beyond belief!

Anyway, I’ll get to the swatch! It was more than I even expected. I didn’t need a base color layer at all, and it wasn’t globby like a lot of other hex glitter polishes are. It is even a peach-ish color of brown, so it is really unique. So absolutely perfect!

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Orly – After Party

This one is black with different colors of sparkles. It isn’t really heavily glittered, like Butter London’s Black Knight, its more like a pigment type of sparkle, if that makes sense.

I found that in the shade or from far away, it just looks black. But in the light, I love the colors that they chose to flash… teal, cyan, pink, purple… all of the great girly colors!

The colors are more apparent in the bottle than on the nail:

I also took a blurry-on-purpose shot that kind of showed the colors a little better!

OPI – Germanicure

Okay, so fall colors are my absolute favorite… and I LOVE some of the new OPI fall polishes!

The first one I tried is this gorgeous, glowy, dark, rich red called Germanicure!

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If I have a red like this, it certainly isn’t as glowing as this one. Its like one of those cars you can’t stop looking at because its dark but the paint is like glowing from underneath. That’s what it reminds me of!

Butter London – Black Knight

I found this at an Ulta! When I was at the check-out register, the girl was like “We just got the new shipment of this polish and we’re almost out already. That one is so pretty!” So then I felt like I got really lucky! 🙂

When I saw a lot of swatches of this, I thought I might not like it because it was too multi-colored. I thought the yellow and red glitter I caught in there would ruin the look for me, but it actually really looks like a black polish with pink and blue glitter!

On the nail, it actually looks the way I hoped it would, so this one definitely impressed me. I’m finding that my swatches are showing too many colors as well, so I guess you’d have to just try it for yourself to see what I’m talking about?

No more trips for a while I think… DC was so awesome, I took so many pictures!

Happy Valentine's Day! (And Elle's Spell over Black)

I am actually wearing China Glaze – Long Kiss right now because after my shower I want to do a nail foil! I got the red one with the O’s, and its my first time trying foils. All of the tutorials said that it doesn’t last long so I will have to do it on my lunch break or after work.

For now, here’s a swatch I took a week or so ago of Elle’s Spell over black. My regular well-lit swatch didn’t really show how pretty the red firey flakies are, so I had to go with a shadier swatch.

I never did get the Nfu Oh version of this, I had the blacker based one and didn’t like it as much, this redder-based mix is so awesome!

I also got Max Factor – Fantasy Fire! The Unicorn Pee dupe! My amazingly fun, generous, and awesome friend Jill in Europe just grabbed one for me while she was getting me a few of the essence Vampire Love polishes and surprised me with it! I can NOT wait to swatch that one. I might have to make a video like I’ve been wanting to do lately…

Oh, I said I’d post the new OPI and Zoya purples comparison though, didn’t I? Okay, that will come next. Unless I post my V Day foils first, then it’ll be right after that. 😉

Ozotic Pro 505 vs 506

These can be hard to tell apart because I found there is only one flash angle where they differ.

They look the same to me at most angles. Here is 506 on index and ring, 505 on middle and pinky (over black, of course!):

(Bottle is 505)

Here are the two in the bottle… 506 on top, 505 on the bottom:

But this is the reason why 505 is my favorite! I prefer the greenish blue flash in the 505 over the midnight blue flash in the 506.

I’m holding the 505 in this picture so you can really see that gorgeous teal-ish flash toward the top of the bottle and on my middle nail:

So it just depends on what shade of blue you prefer if you can’t decide between the two of these. 🙂

5 Pink Fine-Particle Holos Over Black Comparison

I did only one coat of each, in case you like really rich fine particles for stamping!

Also, I think finer particles have the biggest rainbow effect.

This is the order:
Thumb – Golden Rose 108, Index – Sally Hansen Prisms Pink Rose Diamond, Middle – s-he stylezone 427, Ring – Catherine Arley 666, Pinky – Nfu Oh 064

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In this one you can really see how the Nfu Oh is the richest and has a huge rainbow effect!
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Aside from loving the rainbow effect, I think my Golden Rose 108 is my prettiest darker shade of pink and the s-he 427 is the prettiest baby pink.