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Color Club – Bubble Pop

I tried to swatch this with China Glaze – Flirty Tankini because it is really hard to tell them apart, but I have to swatch in our new place at a certain time of day to get the right indirect sun!

I chose to wear Bubble Pop instead of Flirty Tankini because it was just a tiny bit brighter! Flirty Tankini had more of a vintage coral look and Bubble Pop was more neon and summery. But again, they are really hard to tell apart still, if that makes sense. 🙂

Here is Color Club – Bubble Pop!
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It was hard to really depict how neon it is though, so I tried to get a more shady picture so you can see the Pop more. It is REALLY hard to photograph these summer neon polishes!

I am so excited that OPI – German-icure and Every Month Is Oktoberfest are on the way to my house!

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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. 🙂

Jade – Deja Vu

Finding a good spot in my new house for indirect sun swatching isn’t going so well, so I got desperate and did this in my work parking lot with my tablet! The pink holographic looked SO awesome in the sun, I had to get a picture!

I got this one from the llarowe shop. I couldn’t resist the “hot pink holographic” description. It is a little more blue-toned than I hoped but the particles are tiny, so this looks REALLY cool in the sun! Like foil.

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I’ve actually had it on since last Friday, and wore it to Palm Springs for my birthday… going pool-hopping! So it stays on really well too. 🙂

Tuff Scent Giveaway!

If you haven’t seen my last post, go see it, I gushed about this brand a lot!

I was going to give away 1 bottle to 2 people, but tuffscent.com was so generous and sent me an extra free bottle, so I’m going to actually choose 2 names and the first winner will get 2 bottles!

They are:
Truth (pineapple kiwi-scented), Guardian Angel (china lily-scented), Wisdom (grapefruit-scented)

When you enter, I’m going to ask you what your top 2 choices would be so that when I pick both names, I’ll try my best to send you what you wanted most.

As always, you get an extra entry for posting about the giveaway, since it helps me connect with more awesome nail polish addicts I wouldn’t get to find any other way! 🙂
Here are a link and picture you can use -> http://shimmerspark.com/posts/tuff-scent-giveaway & http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/hollycoffeebean/giveaway-tuffscent.jpg

I’ll end this one on August 31st.

Color Club – Yum Gum vs. Modern Pink and MAC lip gloss ingredient lists!

These are the two hot pinks I have from Color Club that are a plain creme.

Yum Gum on the left two nails and Modern Pink on the right two:

Its hard to tell a difference really! I took one in a dark corner of my room because I think in the shade is where you can see Yum Gum pops a little more…
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If you wanted this color and couldn’t decide which to get, get Yum Gum because it smells so heavenly!!!!

Okay, so on to the MAC lip glosses! I LOVE their lip glosses. Especially the black line!

It is the only formula that doesn’t dry my lips out, it stays on, its nice and smooth, doesn’t have any negatives for me whatsoever! Since I like to try and make my perfect colors out of frankens at times, I wanted to go on TKB Trading and get some mixes. (If you do this, get the rum or pecan flavor oils, holy crap they make it smell sooo good!) I wanted to find the MAC ingredient list so I could pick the same base, but I couldn’t find an updated ingredient list anywhere!

I asked them on their site and it took them weeks to get back to me, but this morning I finally had the ingredient lists!

I am putting it here in case it will be of use to anyone else. 🙂

DAZZLEGLASS
INGREDIENTS: POLYBUTENE [] HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE [] TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE [] SILICA SILYLATE [] CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE [] CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE [] SQUALANE [] TOCOPHERYL ACETATE [] TOCOPHEROL [] ASCORBYL PALMITATE [] LECITHIN [] TIN OXIDE [] SILICA [] VANILLIN [] [+/- MICA [] TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) [] IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) [] BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) [] BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) [] CARMINE (CI 75470) [] RED 6 (CI 15850) [] RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) [] RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) [] RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) [] RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) [] YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) [] YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) [] YELLOW 10 LAKE (CI 47005)]

TINTED LIPGLASS
INGREDIENTS: HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE [] SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL [] OCTYLDODECANOL [] COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXCERA CARNAUBACIRE DE CARNAUBA [] TOCOPHERYL ACETATE [] SILICA [] DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE [] PROPYLENE CARBONATE [] CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE [] CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE [] ALUMINA [] TIN OXIDE [] VANILLIN [] PHENOXYETHANOL [] [+/- MICA [] TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) [] IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) [] BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) [] BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) [] CARMINE (CI 75470) [] RED 6 (CI 15850) [] RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) [] RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) [] RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) [] RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) [] YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) [] YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) [] YELLOW 10 LAKE (CI 47005)]

Giveaway – Holographic Stuff!

Since everyone is into holographic things lately, including myself, I wanted to do a fun giveaway with some new holographic stuff!

Here’s what you’ll win! You can click each one for google image swatches if you’re curious. 🙂

China Glaze – Hologram (Tronica)
China Glaze – Gamer Glam (Tronica)
Golden Rose – 102
Jesse’s Girl Liquid Crystal Lip Gloss – Wicked (like the Inglot holographic lip glosses)
Hard Candy – Glitteratzi in Platinum – majorly holographic eye shadow gel

Oh and the most fun part…
A big ol’ container of Coastal Scents fine holographic particles that you can use in frankens, makeup, or even spray bottles like your favorite body spray, etc!

This one is open to anyone, any place in the world… you just need to be a google follower!

Just fill out the form for an entry into the drawing, and as always you can post about it for an extra entry. If you do post about it, please use the picture if you can and link to -> http://shimmer.starscene.com/ss/blog/index.php/giveaway-holographic

I’ll pick the winner on July 1st! 🙂

Zoya – Lolly & Mitzi

I think I made the comments functionality a little better last night… it will either give you a confirmation (if it remembered your identity from last time you commented), or it will at least say that it was posted and you have to refresh to see it. I hope that helps!

This swatch is Lolly and Mitzi from the Mod Mattes that Zoya released for summer. Phoebe was the other one, which I already swatched.

I don’t know, I just can’t let these two grow on me. They are just kind of an ugly shade of magenta and green, or at least on my skin tone! I did love Phoebe and I’m keeping that one, but I just can’t seem to like these!

I did used to love some ugly 70s colors like burnt orange and avocado green (like grandma’s kitchen wallpaper!) but this green is like… well, I have parakeets and I’m always cleaning up their poop, and its that kind of green. haha!!

What do you guys think of that collection?