Tag Archives: taupe

China Glaze – Foie Gras

I still can’t get enough of these creme polishes that are this rich color that looks taupe sometimes, plummy at other times, kind of greyish…

They always surprise me! I have to compare this to Below Deck, of course. It has a similar mix of shades but this one is more brown.

I also have to rave about the formula. It is so opaque that two coats is perfect and it didn’t dry too fast and become gloppy like some other brands I have polishes like this in. It will dry a tiny bit darker than the color you see in the bottle.

Speaking of that though, if you notice a little bit of bubbliness to this swatch, it isn’t the polish’s fault this time, I just overdid it on the Mavala Barrier Base + Sally Hansen Nail Quencher layers beneath it since my nails had gotten dry.

With the next post, its giveaway time again! 🙂

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OPI Holland Collection Swatches – Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, Wooden Shoe Like To Know, Dutch Ya Just Love OPI, and Vampsterdam

I was dying to try these out, mainly for Wooden Shoe Like To Know. I don’t really have a brown like this that glows with shimmer! I’m so excited about it, I’m going to wear it on my business trip this week. (I’m going to Colorado Springs for a meeting, and it is going to be freeeeeezing.)

I also got tired of having to file my nails every 5 days because they’re growing so fast from my supplements, so I filed them way down! I figured at least this will last more than a week this time.

Anyway, here are 4 of the new Holland Collection swatches!


Sorry about the way my window screen left some weird grid shadow… I just wanted to get the swatches up ASAP.

Here they are in the shade, so you can make sure that even when the shimmery glow isn’t shining through, you still like them!
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As you can see, the Gouda Gouda Two Shoes looks horrible on me in general lighting, ick.

Vampsterdam is the only one of these that isn’t a cream with inner glow. Its more of a frost, with really silver highlights all through the dark eggplant color. I love this one as well.

I find the Dutch Ya Just Love OPI to be too purple on me, exactly like Zoya Tru, so I’ll post the comparison of those two next… they are exactly the same.

So I put the two purples up on my MUA swap list and I’m going to try and franken the Gouda Gouda Two Shoes since I do love the glow but hate how the tone isn’t dark or light enough. I’ll probably add a sheer dark brown!

China Glaze Magnetix – You Move Me

I think this is the first time where I got a package with nail polish and sat down immediately to do a mani so I could wear it *right now*!

I have other magnetic polishes but the fact that its a China Glaze just made me so excited! And of course, I had to get You Move Me, to add to my other 20 something browns. 🙂

When I first saw it, I was like awww, its a light goldish brown with silver glittery wisps to it, and I only like dark browns… but after the magnet did its magic, the parts around the shape got really really dark brown, so its so perfect!!

I used the star magnet obviously, but look at how the magnet comes! 3 designs in one magnet.

While I was doing this, I accidentally used the stripes part of the U shape on accident and re-did that one, but the stripes were amaaaaazingly sharp! If you used a red with the stripes, you’d have perfect candy cane nails that easily.

I did each nail one at a time because the magnet really pulls on the right parts when the polish is still really wet. I noticed a thicker wet coat makes a sharper star too. When I put my top coat on, I kind of dragged a little too much on my middle nail there, but the lines it leaves that are the lighter color are so gorgeous to look at, almost like its 3D and changes at different angles. And it isn’t bronzey at all, its dark brown and light latte brown. Ahh, I love this stuff. I also got Instant Chemistry so I’ll swatch that soon too.

I definitely recommend these, you have to try at least one to see how pretty it looks in real life when you move it around in different lighting.

French Tip Dip – Magic

I’m surprised more people don’t go crazy over this one… its so gorgeous!

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The bottle doesn’t have a name on it, but on their site, its the one called Magic.

In the bottle, it has these red reflects, but I don’t see the red on the nail, it is more taupe. I love this stuff. 🙂

No one told me that you can be going all smoothly with wedding planning and one day some of your in-laws just go crazy on you… after I started telling some friends about it, they all seemed to have a similar story as if its so common! Whew, I can’t wait to get to the day now. haha!

Tuff Scent – Wish

This is the last Tuff Scent polish from my order. Its not really my thing, but its pretty in the bottle? I put it over Tuff Scent – Inner Strength.

The scent is Pear, which I thought I would hate, but it smells nice!

What do you think? On the nails its a little more yellowy and a lot less pink than it seems in the bottle… must be the angle!

Don’t forget my Tuff Scent Giveaway! You can enter here!

Tuff Scent – Inner Strength

Ahhhhh I love this brand! I must gush for a minute… they have gorgeous bottles, awesome polish, they smell SO good, they sell their polish on their site, they ship fast, they wrap every bottle with more bubble wrap than I’ve ever seen used, and their representatives (Sylvie was the one I talked to a few times) are so SO generous and concerned with how happy you are.

You can buy them here -> http://tuffscent.com/

My next post will actually be a giveaway post for some of these. I wanted to do 3 bottles but have 2 winners (top prize is 2, next prize is 1), so I can show at least 2 of you how cool these are!

Okay onto my favorite one from my first order… Inner Strength! The scent is Almond and it has a perfect sweet almond oil smell like that CND Solar Oil has, only more cookie-like if that makes sense. I wish they made a perfume like this, I’d wear it every day. YUM.

I love dark taupe polishes and this one is unique compared to my others because its glossy! It has a jelly-ish look with one coat but not thick enough to be a jelly… then after another coat its just a nice glossy finish that I don’t have with my other taupes.

More swatches to come, but its time to go make my giveaway post. 😀