Tag Archives: eggplant

MAC – Violet Femme

I finally got to wear this one I’ve been looking at for months now.

It is totally my kind of purple, the dark plum eggplant shade I love! It also has this hidden shimmer of a warm color that reminds me of a Chai Latte.

I got a giveaway together, I’ll post it soon! 🙂

Now I have Blister In The Sun stuck in my head.

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OPI Holland Collection Swatches – Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, Wooden Shoe Like To Know, Dutch Ya Just Love OPI, and Vampsterdam

I was dying to try these out, mainly for Wooden Shoe Like To Know. I don’t really have a brown like this that glows with shimmer! I’m so excited about it, I’m going to wear it on my business trip this week. (I’m going to Colorado Springs for a meeting, and it is going to be freeeeeezing.)

I also got tired of having to file my nails every 5 days because they’re growing so fast from my supplements, so I filed them way down! I figured at least this will last more than a week this time.

Anyway, here are 4 of the new Holland Collection swatches!


Sorry about the way my window screen left some weird grid shadow… I just wanted to get the swatches up ASAP.

Here they are in the shade, so you can make sure that even when the shimmery glow isn’t shining through, you still like them!
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As you can see, the Gouda Gouda Two Shoes looks horrible on me in general lighting, ick.

Vampsterdam is the only one of these that isn’t a cream with inner glow. Its more of a frost, with really silver highlights all through the dark eggplant color. I love this one as well.

I find the Dutch Ya Just Love OPI to be too purple on me, exactly like Zoya Tru, so I’ll post the comparison of those two next… they are exactly the same.

So I put the two purples up on my MUA swap list and I’m going to try and franken the Gouda Gouda Two Shoes since I do love the glow but hate how the tone isn’t dark or light enough. I’ll probably add a sheer dark brown!

China Glaze – Urban Night, Makeup Factory – 375, NARS – Tallulah

These 3 dark purples looked so similar to me in the bottle, so I wanted to do a comparison.

Here are China Glaze Urban Night (index and pinky), Makeup Factory 375 (middle), and NARS Tallulah (ring):

The Makeup Factory one got really dark but the NARS and the China Glaze look exactly alike!

Orly Space Cadet vs Claire's Venemous

A lot of people say that these are close to being dupes. Sometimes I’d see swatches of them together and they did look similar so I was confused and had to do it myself! Plus, I wanted to show the awesome missgreencurry, who sent me Space Cadet. 🙂

I know they have a similar eggplant to olive type of effect, but to me they always looked pretty different. My swatch really showed how different they are.

Space Cadet on index and ring fingers, Venemous on middle and pinky:
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They look awesome in the bottles!

I guess if you love duochrome that has a purple to green shift, then these are both similar and both awesome, so I can see the comparison, but some swatches like this one from stephscloset make them look like almost exact dupes, that’s where I got confused. Maybe at a certain angle they do look alike!

If you want to see some awesome close-ups of Space Cadet, I love this post on lacquerized.com! (Her blog is sooo amazing by the way if you haven’t seen it, I always thought her pictures and swatches were the best quality by far!)

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!

Zoya – Blair, Kalista, Mikka & Rihana

I was doing a lot of Zoya swatching today! I wanted to compare all of these dark jewel-toned shimmers.

All of them are so pretty and they come alive in the light because of how rich the pigment is. All of these are only 2 coats too!

Blair and Kalista are my favorites. Before doing this comparison, I loved Rihana but now I think the others are better on my skin tone because they are a little warmer.

It looks like their tones from left to right are red, brown, purple, and magenta! The bottle is Blair, by the way.

Zoya really knows how to make some awesome polishes!

Duri – Guilty Pleasures

This is my favorite Duri polish. Its an awesome dark shimmer with a mixture of eggplant and dark rose tones.

It applies SO well in two coats. It goes on really thin, like Chanel’s Black Pearl… very silky and sheer but so full of pigment that you get the good coverage without being thick, so the layers dry quickly and don’t get lumpy.

Its almost like Meet Me On the Star Ferry but darker and richer… and without the glitter? If that makes sense? 🙂

Forgive the index finger, I was in a rush and when I went to run out the door back to work, I put the nail polish back on my rack and totally nicked it with the sharp acrylic edge of the rack shelf. I hate when I do that at the last minute and try to smooth it back out with my finger for a half hour. ha!

Their new bottles are awesome-looking.  You should try some! You can buy them here!