Tag Archives: fall

4 Browns Swatched – With OPI Shim-merry Chic

Its so hard to wait for these 2 broken nails to grow… I want to get swatching again!

So I’ll just apologize for the first 2 screwed up nails and post anyway.

Here is (from pointer to pinky) LA Colors – Chocolate Shimmer, OPI – Amarillo Almondine, Essie – Armed and Ready, and the pinky and bottle are OPI – Shim-merry Chic:

Shim-merry Chic came out a while ago with Merry Midnight. It has flakies that are a goldish-green, a blueish-purple, and the rest is mostly a neutral brown color.

Armed and Ready ended up looking very dark gray. When you can catch the shimmer, you see the gold flash, but it is a very hidden shimmer.

I love Chocolate Shimmer, so that’s a keeper for sure. Amarillo Almondine might be a little too light for my taste!

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OPI – Every Month Is Oktoberfest

My husband’s birthday was on Saturday. I took him to the Magic Castle in Hollywood! We had both wanted to go but had never been, and I was lucky enough to get an invite from a magician’s wife. 🙂

We got all dressed up and I wore this on my nails and toes…

OPI – Every Month is Oktoberfest!
It is so gorgeous! Just as sparkly as Germanicure, but more on the wine/burgundy side.

Actually, the shimmer is a really warm and sparkly red, but the base is so blue that it really makes the polish look more plum or burgundy on the nail. When you actually pull the brush out and see the base, its very blue.

These are the only two I got from the new Fall collection and I LOVE them both!

Finger Paints – Cordur Orange with Leaves

I couldn’t wait to finally wear Cordur Orange! It was finally the right time for it. I love burnt orange but never wore it on my nails before.

I stamped the leaves with the new Sally Hansen Insta Dri – Cocoa A Go Go!

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Sorry about the lighting, couldn’t get one during the day!)

New Illamasqua Polishes are up today!

Sorry for the lack of a swatch right this moment, but I had to tell you in case you haven’t seen!

Illamasqua put their new Theatre of the Nameless collection up today here, on their site!

There are 4 nail polishes in this new collection and they have a rubber, waxy finish. The colors look decadent too.

I already bought 3 of them (all but Kink), I couldn’t help myself, I just couldn’t. I also grabbed their new Masquara (the brush looks like what I usually like?) and another Base Coat.

If you haven’t tried the Illamasqua Base Coat, you can get that at Sephora more easily and I have never had such a strong opinion about a base coat… it keeps my nails from staining, even with my super dark polishes, and it doesn’t let layers of my nail start to separate and peel. I just love the stuff.

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!