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Julep – Holly and other blush pinks

I was thinking about giving Julep polishes a try and their facebook page was offering a few dollars off. So I went to look and found one named Holly. So, I had to. It was literally calling my name.

Ever since I tried Misa – Blush Hour, I’ve been in love with these opaque super light pinks that have a greyish tone rather than a blue or coral tone. My other favorite is Butter London – Teddy Girl. Orly – Kiss the Bride is another that is almost exactly the same as Blush Hour but a tiny bit brighter.

So when I got Julep – Holly, I compared it to 3 others that have been in my “new” pile waiting to be swatched!

Sinful Colors – Easy Going, French Tip Dip’s unnamed pink, Essie – Fiji, Julep – Holly

Here they are swatched!
julepholly

Julep – Holly is the only one with shimmer to it. I can’t wait to get Play the Peonies so I can compare those two.

Essie Fiji is what I decided to wear today. Its really opaque and harder to apply than the others, but it has the benefit of not having thick layers that take longer to dry, which is good since I’m doing this before work! haha!

The French Tip Dip ended up being more of a slightly darker jellyish gray pink, so although its awesome, I put it up for swap on MUA.

Sinful Colors – Easy Going is great. Its a little more glossy and makes thicker layers, which is better for when I have more time to let it dry, so I’m keeping that one too!

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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. 🙂

Ginger + Liz – Wax Coat Polishes!

I had to get both of these wax coat polishes. On their site, there are two colors of Wax Coat polishes… Royal Flush and Gray Area. Click here to see the info on it!

It is supposed to dry like candle wax.

I think it did what it said!!

It isn’t dry and rough like a matte polish, isn’t that cool?

Borghese – Castello Blue

This is one of the new Rapido polishes that have been out for Spring. It is a grayish blue like Eyeko – Rain, so I’ll compare them for ya!

Castello Blue

Borghese – Castello Blue (index and middle) compared to Eyeko – Rain (ring and pinky)

I prefer Rain because it has a more opaque base and kind of pops a little more.

I thought since it was a Rapido polish, it would be opaque and thick, but its actually a really glossy and not so thick polish.

L.A. Girl – Antique & Enchanting

Last time I made a purchase from Cherry Culture, I picked up some from the shimmery nudes collection that L.A. Girl came out with.

I got 3 and only liked one of them. Here are the two that seemed kind of blah on me. I bet they’d look awesome on different skin tones.

Antique is a light gray taupe nude with some silver shimmer:

Here is Enchanting. I could pull this one off I think, but I just don’t like lavender tones on me. The only one I like is Zoya – Marley, so I put Marley on my pinky in this swatch for comparison:

Next, I’ll swatch the one I liked the most!