Month: November 2011

Color Club Nouveau Vintage

 - by Playing with Polish

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the theme of the year’s harvest and being thankful. I also love all of the amazing, yummy food!! Tofurky, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and pumpkin pie under a huge pile of whipped cream…so, so good! I only wish the leftovers had lasted longer! :-D I looked through my untried for something that said “fall” to me, and decided that Color Club’s Nouveau Vintage fit the bill. This polish from Color Club’s Back to Boho collection is a brown, gold and burgundy shimmery metallic. It’s a very rich color. I used my Crayola stencils to add a cute accent using Color Club’s Voodoo You Do, Antiquated and Orly’s Rock-It. Overall I was pleased with how it came out, and I thought the colors I chose for the hearts brought out the different colors in Nouveau Vintage. I think this coming year I am going to work on getting better at nail art. :-D

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do a special manicure?? :-)

Color Club Nouveau Vintage

Color Club Nouveau Vintage in natural light

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown (the top coat is over the nail stencil layer).

Color Club's Nouveau Vintage, Voodoo You Do, and Antiquated and Orly's Rock-It

Color Club's Nouveau Vintage, Voodoo You Do, Antiquated and Orly's Rock-It

Color Club Foil Me Once with Sugar Plum Fairy and Candy Cane

 - by Playing with Polish

Foil Me Once is a pretty color, and after wearing it around a bit I decided to freshen it up with a glitter top coat. Although it is still a total PITA to remove (I do hold remover soaked cotton balls on each nail for at least 30 seconds, but still…), I am warming to glitter polish a bit. Mmmm, holo sparkly! It reminds me of a tasty treat sprinkled with sugar crystals. Yummy! :-D

Color Club: Sugar Plum Fairy, Foil Me Once, and Candy Cane

Color Club: Sugar Plum Fairy, Foil Me Once, and Candy Cane in sunlight

Application was good. The picture shows two coats of Foil Me Once with one coat each of Sugar Plum Fairy and Candy Cane (no top coat).

Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy, Color Club Foil Me Once, Color Club Candy Cane

Color Club: Sugar Plum Fairy, Foil Me Once, and Candy Cane

Color Club Foil Me Once

 - by Playing with Polish

Foil Me Once is a cool toned, silvery pink foil that looks lilac in some lights. It is from Color Club’s new Foiled collection. I got the whole collection, but decided to try this one first. It is a soft, pretty “girly” color. I quite like it! Next I will try it with some Color Club holiday glitters…

Color Club Foil Me Once

Color Club Foil Me Once in natural light

Application was excellent. Two coats with a top coat shown.

Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy, Color Club Foil Me Once, Color Club Candy Cane

Color Club: Sugar Plum Fairy, Foil Me Once, and Candy Cane

Urban Decay Ziggy

 - by Playing with Polish

Ziggy is a very sparkly gold and blue glitter polish from Urban Decay’s holiday kit. Although it is probably dense enough to stand on its own, I decided to use it as a top coat over other colors. I feel like it is not that unique, but it is fun and festive.

Urban Decay Ziggy

Urban Decay Ziggy in sunlight

Application was good. One coat shown over two coats Urban Decay’s Hot Mess (no top coat).

Urban Decay: Barlust, Mars, Wracked, Ziggy,Gunmetal, and Hot Mess

Urban Decay: Barlust, Mars, Wrecked, Ziggy,Gunmetal, and Hot Mess

Urban Decay Hot Mess

 - by Playing with Polish

Hot Mess is a deep pink glass fleck polish from Urban Decay’s 2011 holiday set (a set of 6 mini polishes retailing for $28). It has great sparkle! My camera was a bit overwhelmed by the combination of the bright color and the sparkle. Good stuff!! :-D It is quite similar to OPI’s Let Me Entertain You from last year’s Burlesque collection. They are not exactly the same, but awfully close.

Urban Decay Hot Mess

Urban Decay Hot Mess in sunlight

OPI"s Let Me Entertain You compared to Urbay Decay's Hot Mess

OPI"s Let Me Entertain You compared to Urbay Decay's Hot Mess

In the comparison shot it looks like the OPI (on the left) is less glossy than the Urban Decay, but I did not see this in real life. Both comparison shots were taken using two coats and shown without a top coat.

Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Urban Decay: Barlust, Mars, Wracked, Ziggy,Gunmetal, and Hot Mess

Urban Decay: Barlust, Mars, Wrecked, Ziggy, Gunmetal, and Hot Mess

Nails Inc. Houses of Parliament

 - by Playing with Polish

Houses of Parliament is a dark purple metallic polish. It is the purple sister to Trafalgar Square and has the same magnetic cap that transforms the polish into a chevron pattern. I love it! :-D  I wore it to the grocery store, and both the checker and the bagger were grabbing my hands to get a better look at my nails. Needless to say that made me feel pretty good :-)

Nails Inc. Houses of Parliament

Nails Inc. Nails Inc. Houses of Parliament in sunlight

Application was very good. I did touch the magnetic top to my nail a few times, but it patched easily.

Nails Inc. Houses of Parliament

Nails Inc. Houses of Parliament

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