Black and Gold

Gold color is Gelish Oh What a Knight

Black color is A.S.P. Black Beauty

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xoxo

Valerie

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Shirley and Buddy by Sinful Colors

Here is Shirley and Buddy by Sinful Colors.  I used three coats of this polish in the image below, and it is still so SHEER!  The base is a shimmer light sheer pink, and it has blue and pink micro glitter.  I don’t really care for it on its own.  It looks awesome in the bottle, but just fails to impress me on the nail.  So I thought, why not try Shirley and Buddy layered over different colors and see how it looks?

I layered Shirley and Buddy over: Orly Flirty Girl, a sheer creme white-pink; China Glaze Rich and Famous, a creme hot pink; Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl, a creme light pink; and China Glaze Black Diamond, a shimmery dark coal grey.  For the swatches, I used 2 coats of the base color, and 2 coats of Shirley and Buddy over top.  I did like how it looked over the two softer pinks, Flirty Girl and Beautiful Girl; but over Rich and Famous’ hot pink, and Black Diamonds grey shimmer, it really fell flat in my opinion.

What do you guys think about this one?  Should I try different colored bases?  Or does this one go out the door?

xoxo

Valerie

Rimmel London – Mini Haul

On my most recent trip to Target, I decided to try out a couple of the Rimmel London nail polish offerings.

The first one was Insolence from the Lycra Wear 10+ Minerals line.  This is the shade that caught my eye and drew me to the display in the first place.  It is a beautiful light cream color; it has a shimmery, glittering (but not glitter or pearl), almost-foil finish; it is semi-sheer, but acceptably opaque after 3 coats.  The brush on this is awesome with perfect application; it is similar to the O.P.I. Pro-Wide brush, but shorter and firmer.  Also, dried in a flash even though it isn’t a “fast-drying” formula.

The next one is Hard Edged from the 60 Seconds line.  This is an amazing duo-chrome type polish; it appears to me a charcoal black base with a very strong plum flash, and flashes of bronze and olive green depending on the light.  The formula applied smoothly and dried very fast.

xoxo

Valerie

Sinful Colors – Mini-haul

I first discovered Sinful Colors nail polish on a trip to visit my sister in Portland, OR.  We were at Fred Meyer (btw I love that store, almost as good as Target), and came across the Sinful Colors display.  They have a huge selection of beautiful and unusual colors.  Unsure of the quality, I only bought four colors; Fuchsia Purple, Courtney Orange, Goreous, and Sharon’s Heart.  Later that night, I painted my sisters nails Courtney Orange, a gorgeous shimmery deep orange, and mine Fuchsia Purple, a cool shimmery fuchsia.  I was impressed with the formula, and application!  Since I was flying home, I decided to leave them behind with her.

Since then I have been on the lookout for the Sinful Colors brand.  I found them today at Walgreen’s, and they were $1.99 each!  I was so excited that I parked myself in front of the display and browsed the colors for about an hour.  I think this brand is quickly becoming one of my drugstore favorites.  Here’s the 10 great shades I came home with!

Shirley and Buddy (837) is a semi-sheer soft pink with a blue microglitter.  Beautiful Girl (314) is a light, yet not pastel, pink creme.  Cha Cha Red (32) is a dark pink-red creme, and my personal favorite of the bunch.  Shining Heart (271) is a duochrome polish, it has a bright red base with hot pink flash.  Forget Now (321) is a dark pink jelly with tons of hot pink glitter.

Euro Trash (838) is a gold foil with copper-gold glitter throughout.  Gorgeous (293) is a duochrome polish, it has an aqua blue base with a green-yellow flash.  Tokyo Doll (307) is a duochrome polish, it has a mandarin orange base with a hot pink flash.  Bali Mist (387) is a duochrome polish and is semi-sheer, it has a violet base with a faint green-yellow flash.  What’s Your Name (319) is a black polish with tons of aqua blue glitter.

I’m so happy with all of these polishes!  Since it’s dark out, I may be missing something with a couple of these colors, especially the duochromes.  I can’t wait to scope them out in the sunlight and paint them on my tips and toes!

xoxo

Valerie

Lubu Heels by China Glaze

Here’s one that is new to me but not the rest of the world.  It’s Lubu Heels by China Glaze; deep black polish with ruby red glitter throughout.  Although it is beautiful in the bottle, it doesn’t translate well to wearing on my fingertips.  It seems to lose it’s shine, and just appears black in most lighting.  I just wasn’t impressed.  I have on three coats in this picture, no topcoat.

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Valerie

Black Cat-Cha Later by Nicole by O.P.I.

While shopping at Target the other day, I stopped by to see if there were any new colors at the nail polish display.  Black Cat-Cha Later by Nicole by O.P.I. really caught my eye.  It is a beautiful dark brown with the most beautiful burgundy red shimmer.  Needless to say, it found its way into my shopping cart.

This is a first for me using the Nicole brand of nail polish.  I’ve read reviews of ths brand that have not been positive, but I decided to give it a try anyway.  I was impressed with the color saturation, and drying time.  On the second coat, I did encounter a slight bubbling of the polish on a couple of my nails.  Other that that, everything went very smoothly.

Here are some photos; I’ve got on 2 coats of Black Cat-Cha Later, no top coat (before clean-up so please excuse the cuticles.)  First picture is without flash, second is with flash.  Enjoy!

xoxo

Valerie