Tag Archives: magenta

Zoya – Lotus

I’m having one hell of a time with life lately and I’m already on my way to D.C. again in the morning… whew.

But I shall take a minute to post! Nail polish swatching must go on! 🙂

Here is Zoya Lotus! I loved it more than Tru, I’m just so bummed that I can’t get that gorgeous bottle shimmer to appear on my nails without getting the light and the angle exactly perfectly. Such a tease, huh?

NARS – Saratoga

I was going to do the new OPI and Zoya purple comparison but I already packed my memory card and camera in my suitcase… I’m off to Colorado Springs today for a 2 day meeting about the next version of my software.

It was snowing there yesterday! I had to go and buy a long wool coat and gloves to go with my scarf and beanie. haha! I’ve been in California since I was 4, so I’m a huge wimp about the cold. Wish me luck. 🙂

Anyway, here is NARS – Saratoga! I found it too light and bright for me since I like darker, richer colors, so I swapped it to Gemma almost immediately. It is like a raspberry tone.

It is really pretty though, and the light really catches all of the warm glints inside!

I’ll be back Saturday. Time to grab my luggage and Xanax for the flight. Eeek.
(Oh, and Wooden Shoe Like to Know didn’t really match my new dark gray jacket and the clothes I’m taking, so I went with Teasey Does It!)

Ozotic Pro 505 vs 506

These can be hard to tell apart because I found there is only one flash angle where they differ.

They look the same to me at most angles. Here is 506 on index and ring, 505 on middle and pinky (over black, of course!):

(Bottle is 505)

Here are the two in the bottle… 506 on top, 505 on the bottom:

But this is the reason why 505 is my favorite! I prefer the greenish blue flash in the 505 over the midnight blue flash in the 506.

I’m holding the 505 in this picture so you can really see that gorgeous teal-ish flash toward the top of the bottle and on my middle nail:

So it just depends on what shade of blue you prefer if you can’t decide between the two of these. 🙂

Essence – Let Me In Pink

I’m uploading my You Rock collection of swatches!

This was the one that I told Jill she could skip and I’m so glad she didn’t listen! I rarely can wear pinks that aren’t super light or super dark because of my skin tone, but this one was just the right warm shade of magenta!

I love all of them in this collection, I’ll post the rest soon!

China Glaze – QT… and I can't wait for their Halloween set!

First of all, here is QT, from the OMG collection! This is the only OMG polish I own, I love the color!

And look at their Halloween set that’ll be released in a few weeks!

I can’t wait for Crimson and the Ghoulish Glow, but I want the whole set… makes me think I’ll skip the OPI set with the green glow and black shatter since I like the white glow and black crackle better anyway.

     

China Glaze – Hyper Haute and some Golden Rose Holos

I had to try the Golden Rose Holographics, so I compared 3 of them here to a Tronica polish, Hyper Haute. Golden Rose polishes have a stronger holo effect than the Tronica set (but not the OMG set), and they come in a lot of colors. AND they are so cheap and easy to buy online.

(Ooops, I just realized their site says they’ve exceeded their monthly bandwith! haha! I’m sure it’ll be fine tomorrow again, on the 1st. Its http://www.goldenroseusa.com if you’re in the US.)

Here I have China Glaze – Hyper Haute, then Golden Rose 108, 110, and 112:

I LOVE 108, its such a great color!!!

I also have Golden Rose 103, I’ll post that one tomorrow!

I had a great birthday, thanks so much for all of the birthday wishes here and on facebook and twitter! 🙂 You guys are some of the nicest people ever and I’m so glad I got to come across you because of our nail polish obsession!!

(My fiance bought me a Nintendo 3DS! Yay!)

Essie – Your Hut or Mine

Its my birthday! Its too bad when you have to work on your birthday but I’m going to San Diego for the weekend.

I’m not as excited as I usually am because now I’m 32, and I seriously feel like that number is too high to express my age, so I might not get as excited about my own birthdays from now on? ha!

Anyway, this is what I’m wearing right now! From one of their newest collections, Your Hut or Mine.

This didn’t look good on me until 3 coats, I guess because with my skin tone, I usually can’t pull off magentas, but this is a little bit of a warmer magenta and once it was really opaque it looked so much better!!

Its got a nice shimmer, see how there’s that glow where the light hit the bottle? 🙂

My Dad and step-Mom are coming home from France right now, so I get to see them tonight and I bet they got me something cool and coffee-related. 🙂