Showing posts with label grey. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes Single Ladies, Stormy Weather and Brick House Swatches - Sneak Peak of Fall 2011

This is a sneak peak of Deborah Lippmann's Fall 2011 collection, featuring three of the colors; Single Ladies, Stormy Weather and Brick House. I didn't purchase Billionaire because they had no testers and I just had to guess and choose the ones I thought I'd wear. The sales person tried to talk me out of Single Ladies based on the color of the bottle and I told her I'm getting it anyway and I'm glad I did. It's nothing like what she was guessing when she was trying to talk me out of it. Weird, huh?

I will be doing a manicure tonight of Single Ladies, but for now, I have swatched them on a nail wheel and want to give you a quick sneak peak of the colors so you get a basic idea in case your store doesn't have testers either. I have taken photos inside and outside in the sun to compare the way the colors look in different lightings.

Single Ladies is a delicious cranberry. It is a little bit sheer and may take three coats for total opaqueness. I'll know for sure later tonight.

Brick House is a frosted burnt orange.

Stormy Weather is a grey. Pure grey. It isn't a nearly black, it is deep grey. I like that you can tell it's grey, instead of being unsure if it's black or grey. In some photos, my red camera is reflected on the edges, so just be sure to know, there is no pink at all in this grey, it's camera fail.

Here's a few more pictures to hold you until you pick yours up.

Monday, June 13, 2011

China Glaze Let's Do It In 3D Holographic Nail Polish Swatches and Review

Today we have for you a holographic nail polish from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection titled Let's Do It In 3D. It is a gunmetal grey without sunshine on it, looking most like the ring and pinky nails in the following picture. The first two nails caught a bit of rainbow under the cloudy sky.

With sunshine coming thru a window, you can see that the holographic rainbow begins to form, giving this color a little bit more interest.

In a full on "hurry, capture the thirty seconds of sunshine this summer" mode, I caught some rainbow pictures on my cell phone while out garage saling. You can see that it's a strong rainbow from purple to silver. Holographic polishes are always fascinating when the sun shines on them. Just fabulous!!! Without sunshine, this one was a bit dark for me for summertime.

I thought it would be interesting to try a holographic polish as a base for crackle. I used OPI Blue Shatter but it didn't work the way it does with a regular polish. Don't waste your time or polish trying it, just look at mine and you'll see there's a problem with the formulas jiving to create a crackled or shattered effect. It could be because it's an older polish and created differently from the Big 3 Free polishes or it could be simply the grainyness doesn't lend to an easy shatter. Only China Glaze knows for sure. :)


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