Tag Archives: sparkly

Milani – Chocolate Sprinkles

As you can see, I’ve been having issues getting good swatches here since I moved into my husband’s condo a couple of months ago! We actually already sold it and are looking for a home back in Orange County where we both lived before. Soon I will have a home where I’ll get some good swatching light, but until then, I’ll continue posting swatches that I think at least show the polish, even if they aren’t in the same spot all the time. Its only temporary!

I got a new job too by the way, no more military stuff, no more clearances… I get to work in OC again!

Anyway, here is Milani Chocolate Sprinkles! It came out this year, although it was probably Spring. Its nice and sparkly with a real brown hue to it, instead of a red brown or a bronze brown… its a nice and sparkly dark brown! The sparkles show just as well in a dark room as they do out in the sun. 🙂

I just got Zoya’s new Blaze, let’s see if that one comes next… I do have a lot of great browns I’ve been waiting to try!

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OPI – DS Reflection

This is the ONLY color I own that I can describe as a *perfect* red pink!

All of my other red pinks or pink reds I had like China Glaze Sneakerhead were just too bright, too red, too magenta, too sheer, too something. But not this one!

Its also a DS, so its gorgeous and glitzy. Its a reddish base with pink and coral particles. Kind of ruby red grapefruity! Its a holographic too.

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This doesn’t always show up, but there is a slight buttery summery yellow flash that you get with this one at times. I could capture it more easily in the bottle.

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Not a new color, but if you haven’t tried it, you should… its awesome. 🙂

BB Couture – Lazy Bum

I LOVE this polish!

I thought it was going to be too light of a taupe but it dried to the perfect medium brown taupe. And it has tons of complexity actually. Lots of silver glitter, brownish sparkle… there’s nothing like this one for sure!

Don’t be thrown off by the name and the dirty color, its gorgeous!

LA Splash – Glitz & Berry

This is one of my most favorite and most used polishes. Its so perfect for some reason! The glitter is not too chunky or too sparse, the base isn’t too clear or thick… and the price is amazingly perfect too, I must say.

They sell these glitter polishes at Ulta. You can also get these on CherryCulture.com or probably some other online shops!

I took one while I was out too!

I wore it in DC, to the award ceremony at the Air & Space Museum! It was a really formal event and I thought it would go perfectly with my black dress. 🙂

I also wore it for our Love Story video we filmed to play at our wedding reception.

Borghese – Vignetto Berry

This one was swapped to me, so I had chosen it kind of randomly from a picture.

I was so surprised to find that it was a matte! And it looks so amazing with a clear coat on top!

(Clear coat on the ring finger)

I didn’t like the chunkiness as the matte, and when the top coat was on, it was sooo gorgeous but it reminded me of 2 other polishes I have, so I’m swapping it. I am seriously running out of room, so I’m having to really fight my urges to hold onto all of these!

Target Exclusive Nicole by OPI polishes and news on the Zoya Earth Day promo!

The Zoya Earth Day promo starts as soon as their baby chick video gets 20,000 views, so let’s all go see it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0askM_pENA

I just ordered 28 color spoons so I’ll be ready to order some I haven’t tried yet. I definitely have a lot of polish I can send in! I didn’t do the previous earth day promos, so I’m really excited! You just send in any polish bottles you don’t want and you get a Zoya in return for about 3 dollars a bottle. I’m not sure what the price will be this year but we get to find out as soon as the video has enough views.

Anyway, I did a custom purchase for one of the really awesome swappers I’ve met on makeupalley.com last week. She moved to Switzerland and can’t get any of our Target Exclusive Nicole polishes, so I got
You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, and Make a Comet-ment for her. I didn’t want to swatch them on my nails since I got them brand new for her, so I just did a quick swatch on a clean, new nail wheel so I could show them off.

I did each of these 4 polishes as one coat on the left side of the wheel, and then 3 coats each on the right side of the wheel. The colors are really duochrome-ish and the Comet-ment one is like a holo. Aren’t they pretty?

You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, Make a Comet-ment

There were other colors as well that were just as awesome, you should check them out if you’re near a Target!

Misa – Blush Hour & OPI – I Juggle Men

Sorry about the lighting on these but I was rushed and wanted to capture them before I killed it with polish remover!

I started with Blush Hour, which is a really opaque and creamy light pink. Its almost like white with a little bit of strawberry milk mixed in. This one applied SO much more heavenly than my other super opaque pastels. This is only 2 coats!

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Then after it dried, I put 2 layers of I Juggle Men on top. I LOVE this new polish from their Femme De Cirque set. Their pictures never really showed off what lies inside of the sheer clear aspect of it…

Look at this prettiness!!

The pink and blue shimmer is something you can see in the light or in the shade, so you can stare at it all day whether you’re inside or out.

I’m so bad, I actually bought two of the I Juggle Men. Just because I thought it would sell out quickly and I love it so much!