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Christmasy Swatches

After going through all of my posts to update links for my new server, I kept my favorite Christmasy swatches aside to put in one entry. 🙂

I might as well try the cool WordPress “Gallery in a post” feature!

Dollish Polish – Cold Winds Are Rising

This is from one of the awesome franken designers on etsy. I couldn’t pass up a grayish blue jelly with pretty blue and silver sparkles in it!

There are also some larger hex glitters in a really pretty darker blue that really stand out when they land on your nail among the other smaller blue and silver particles.

I put it over Color Club – Take Me To Your Chateau this time. I actually saw myself in the mirror after and thought it was too smurfy blue with that underneath. Next time I’ll try putting it over a white and a light gray. I’ll swatch it again when I do!

Here is the base color so you can see how it made it so blue instead of more of the grayish color like the polish is…

I know, my nails are SO short right now… so much envelope-making and other wedding crafts have torn up my nails lately!

Nerd Lacquer – Nebula

Let’s not discuss how much I paid for this one on ebay and get right to the swatch, shall we? 🙂

This is such a gorgeous burgundy jelly full of different sized holo particles! It isn’t really chunky either, it lays flat and looks amazing!

This is only one coat! I was half in a hurry and half wanted the jelly effect, so I left it at one. And it is lasting forever, this one hardy coat!

I’ve had it on for a few days now and got a lot of compliments.

What do you do by the way when someone says, “Wow, I love your nail polish, what is that one?” and you know they haven’t heard of Nerd Lacquer, and also know they probably wouldn’t pay over 10 or 12 bucks for a polish?

I get stuck in these exchanges pretty often… this was my latest at David’s Bridal:

Cashier: Wow, I love your nail polish, what is that one?
Me: Oh its called Nebula… its by this little brand called Nerd Lacquer?
Cashier: Nerd Lacquer? I haven’t heard of that one, where did you get it?
Me: Well *I* got it on ebay, because it was sold out everywhere else, but you can get it online.
Cashier: I could look on ebay for it, how much was it?
Me: Umm… *shameful blush* I think I paid about 24 dollars, but they just get bid up like that when they are sold out everywhere else.

haha!

China Glaze Crystal Ball over You Move Me

When I was going to visit family, I thought the brown tone looked weird with my gray shirt, so I grabbed my trusty Crystal Ball and layered it on top.

Whenever something looks a little weird, I put Crystal Ball on it, and it becomes amazing! haha

RGB – Crimson with Snowflakes!

Merry Christmas!! 🙂

Here is RGB – Crimson with snowflakes stamped in Konad white. The plates were m59 and T37.

I hate these awkward ones where I try to get my thumb in too. haha!

The polish is such a dream! Its the perfect dark red that still looks really red and its a jelly!!

BB Couture – Napa Valley Red

This is another one I thought I might not like when I saw it in the bottle and then was totally surprised again! BB Couture really makes unique polishes.

I guess in the bottle, this one seemed like it would be too bright red for me, but it ended up being a gorgeous dark jelly with brighter glints of red inside. Its gorgeous!

napa

You never know with these BB Coutures, until you wear them!

Oh, and don’t forget… last day to enter the Tuff Scent giveaway! 🙂

China Glaze Crystal Ball over Nubar Avant Garde

Instead of putting a clear coat on top of yesterday’s Avant Garde, I found my favorite jelly with holo glitter to put over it instead… Crystal Ball!

I love putting it over other dark colors, it just gives it a raspberry tint with the sparkly holo particles. 🙂

I am so excited because I just ordered polishes from the China Glaze Metro Collection finally! I got Street Chic, Brownstone, Midtown Magic, Concrete Catwalk, Urban Night, and Loft-y Ambitions.

Then BB Couture has new Eye Candy polishes out and I caved and got Scorching Strawberry and Playboy from Overall Beauty‘s shop.

From Zoya’s Smoke & Mirrors, I got Petra, Neeka and Jem!

Wow, whatever extra money I got from my trip just went bye bye that fast. I linked to where to buy them if you want some too. 🙂

When the OPI Touring Collection is out online (or if it already is, let me know where!) I’m going to get Color to Diner For, My Address is Hollywood, and then I have to get French Quarter for your Thoughts because of the name, I just have to! (I think I want the Hollywood one, but I hear it is the same as Essie Your Hut or Mine but not as easy to apply, so maybe that one’s out?)