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BB Couture – Wire Stripper

I have 2 more BB Coutures for this week. This one is Wire Stripper!

It seems to shift from purple, to a warm sparkle. By warm I mean not really gold or green, but somewhere in the middle, maybe pewter?

I love how its dark, glittery, sparkly, duochrome… can’t go wrong with that. 🙂

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Claire's – Poison Apple

I hear this is a dupe for MAC’s Bad Fairy, but I haven’t tried that one myself.

This is a neat duochrome polish with warm colors that shift from red to copper. Its a thin foily texture!

I gave everyone an extra day or so for The US Essence @holographics giveaway and I’ll pick the winner tonight!

Essence – Absolutely Stylish

I have seen this bottle in online shops so many times but I had no idea what was inside!

Its a dark brown, but it has these duochrome flakes inside that shift from pink to green…

Isn’t that pretty!?

If you like it, grab it next time… it just looks like plain brown, but its the coolest color, in my opinion, of their regular line! 🙂

Anna Sui Polishes

I really only bought these because I had to have the bottles… aren’t those so precious!?

Then I was surprised by the polish! I didn’t know this was one of the features but it smells like roses!!! It smells so good!

This one is called Snow (or 013). It is a sheer, shimmery white with some flashes of red and I think I notice a little flash of blue too?

Even the top of the bottle looks like a rose!

This is the 2nd one I got. It is called Sky (or 107). It is blue with glitter and large square chunks of silver glitter too!

You can get these online at Urban Outfitters or of course you can search on ebay or for a swap!

No Miss – Everglades Eggplant

My fiance drove me up to Whole Foods so I could jump out and buy my yogurt and coffee cream that only they have. I was like “I’ll be fast, just drop me off and circle around and I’ll be right out…”

Of course the nail polish racks caught my eye as I ran past the beauty section! What is my problem? haha!

Anyway, so this is what I grabbed! It was about 7 or 8 dollars, and this brand is very proud of how healthy their formula is. It sure is really awesome and lustrous! It changes between purple and rose, and some shots of the bottle even show another few colors if you look around the edges.

This shows the name of the brand, in case you want to look them up!

Here are the ingredients that they proudly display!

In complete shade, it does look more eggplant-colored, but it doesn’t take much light to really show off the different colors it has!

I’d say its a winner, wouldn’t you? 🙂 They had a lot of other colors too!

Target Exclusive Nicole by OPI polishes and news on the Zoya Earth Day promo!

The Zoya Earth Day promo starts as soon as their baby chick video gets 20,000 views, so let’s all go see it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0askM_pENA

I just ordered 28 color spoons so I’ll be ready to order some I haven’t tried yet. I definitely have a lot of polish I can send in! I didn’t do the previous earth day promos, so I’m really excited! You just send in any polish bottles you don’t want and you get a Zoya in return for about 3 dollars a bottle. I’m not sure what the price will be this year but we get to find out as soon as the video has enough views.

Anyway, I did a custom purchase for one of the really awesome swappers I’ve met on makeupalley.com last week. She moved to Switzerland and can’t get any of our Target Exclusive Nicole polishes, so I got
You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, and Make a Comet-ment for her. I didn’t want to swatch them on my nails since I got them brand new for her, so I just did a quick swatch on a clean, new nail wheel so I could show them off.

I did each of these 4 polishes as one coat on the left side of the wheel, and then 3 coats each on the right side of the wheel. The colors are really duochrome-ish and the Comet-ment one is like a holo. Aren’t they pretty?

You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, Make a Comet-ment

There were other colors as well that were just as awesome, you should check them out if you’re near a Target!

My favorite duochromes

At least for right now, my favorite duochromes are Nailtini Amaretto Fizz and Borghese Stellare Notte!

It was REALLY hard to photograph Stellare Notte. If you hold the bottle, you see a purple halo around the outside of the bottle and straight on is a gorgeous blue/green color. It looks just like those pretty oil spills in the parking lot. haha!

From far away I just thought it was black, but it is so stunning, you’d just have to see it in person!

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Here is Nailtini Amaretto Fizz! It looks purple/burgundy straight on but in the sun, it is a gorgeous rich brown!

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