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Octoberfranken…

What do you get when you take Orly Rock Solid and pour in a bunch of China Glaze Hawaiian Punch, NYX Maroon, and Spoiled Cougar Attack?

Isn’t it pretty? When I got Rock Solid, I was bummed that it was just gray and not brown at all, so I thought I’d make it burgundy with some NYX Maroon. Then it was too purple and I wanted it a little pinker, so I added the China Glaze Hawaiian Punch. Then I remembered I wanted brown in the first place and dumped the Spoiled Cougar Attack in. haha!

Now I have a full bottle of this awesomeness!

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!

New Bundle Monster! Butter London – Toff with Flormar – 389

I was so excited to get my new Bundle Monster plates from Amazon! I went to a wedding over the weekend and wanted to try out one of the new designs.

The two plates I tested really worked well! The designs were really etched in deep and they were large enough to even cover my thumb with a lot left over!

Butter London – Toff with Flormar – 389 stamped over, using the new Bundle Monster Plate – BM 314

I reallllly wish their new plates came with a coffee cup design. I thought they said they would with the next set but maybe I’ll have to keep waiting. If you want to see the designs that they did use, check this out:
http://www.bundlemonster.com/top-sellers/25pc-nail-art-stamping-image-plates-2012-collection.html

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.

Illamasqua – Faux Pas

This is one of those purples that isn’t for me, but I LOVE these polishes from their Theatre of the Nameless collection.  These are the ones that all have the waxy, rubberized finish.

I kept Taint and Vice, but I did swap this one already.  It went fast!

I took a look at their newest collection that came out last week, Human Fundamentalism.  The newest colors are a pistachio green and a muted magenta color.  Nomad and Stance.  I don’t think either of them would be a color I’d wear, so I’ll have to wait until their next one comes out!

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?