Category:Green’

Zoya Bevin

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week I have a final project and final project papers due, but I still wanted to do a green mani to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I just picked-up Zoya’s Bevin at Whole Foods a few days ago. It’s a pretty sage green crème from Zoya’s spring True Collection.  In some of the pictures I took of the bottle it looks similar to the walls in my living room, but in real life Bevin is a bluish-green and my walls are a yellowish-green. :-)

Did you do a special mani or pedi for the holiday? What are your favorite green polishes?

Zoya Bevin

Zoya Bevin in natural light

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Bevin

Zoya Bevin

Butter London Knackered

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Knackered,  extremely tired or a horse that is no longer able to work being rendered into glue or dog food, is a lovely polish. It looks like neither of those things to me. You can be assured that I will not be sending my bottle off to be made into glue! The Butter London website describes it as, “a sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles.” I have no clue why they would describe the color as oyster. To my eye it is a silvery duochrome that shifts from purple to a greyish-green. It is also infused with very fine holographic glitter. Me like!! :-D

Butter London Knackered

Butter London Knackered in natural light

Butter London Knackered

Butter London Knackered in sunlight

Butter London Knackered

Butter London Knackered in sunlight

This polish is quite sheer. I used five coats , and I still have some VNL. Other than being sheer, the application was very good. Five coats really is a lot though. It might be a good bet for layering. Five coats and a top coat shown.

Butter London Disco Biscuit, Butter London Slapper & Butter London Knackered

Butter London Disco Biscuit, Butter London Slapper & Butter London Knackered

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

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Lizard belly has even more awesome holographic goodness than Marine Blue. Although both are polishes I will reach for again and again :-) Lizard Belly is a very dark green with linear holo. I love this color! It looks like green is going to be big this fall. This stunning green would be the perfect accent to any fall outfit :-) At 9ml Glitter Gal bottles are smaller than standard polish bottles, but they manage to pack a lot of glittery goodness into that small package.

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly in sunlight

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly in sunlight

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

Glitter Gal Marine Blue and Lizard Belly

Glitter Gal Marine Blue and Lizard Belly

I will be giving away both Lizard Belly and Marine Blue along with some other fun goodies from Kim at Overall Beauty in my Back to School giveaway (I go back to school in a week and a half :-) ). My giveaway starts tomorrow, so please check back! :-D

Orly Here Comes Trouble

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Here Comes Trouble is another dense glitter from the new summer Pin-up collection. This one is a bright slightly yellow leaning green. Like Bubbly Bombshell it has a mixture of fine and hex glitters.  While Bubbly Bombshell has a clear base, Here Come Trouble has a yellowish-green one. This a a fun color for summer! :-)

Orly Here Comes Trouble

Orly Here Comes Trouble in sunlight

Application was very good. This has a smooth finish for a glitter polish. It is similar to the recent foil finish polishes. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Bombshell and Orly Here Comes Trouble

Orly Bombshell and Orly Here Comes Trouble

Zoya’s Intimate Collection

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Sheesh, it feels like it has been forever since I wrote a blog entry! I have snapped a few manicure pics, but I have been really busy with school and they have not turned into blog posts :-( At any rate, the weather has been quite spring-like here this week. I have been dying to try Intimate, Zoya’s new spring collection. So here are the first of the six new shades. I will try to get the other three up in a few days.

Gemma

Gemma is a murky greyish-blue green with a blue and dark pink shimmer. It is a really cool color! I don’t really love it on me though.

Application was very good, but a tad on the sheer side. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Gemma

Zoya Gemma

Jules

Jules is a soft muted gold. I was unsure if I was going to like it or not since many golds are a bit too warm for me. This is cooler and softer though. I was surprised at how much I liked Jules! For me is a much more wearable gold.

Application was very good, but  this one was also a tad on the sheer side. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Zoya Jules

Zoya Jules

Danni

Danni is a lovely violet with a pinkish shimmer. Mmmm, this is such a yummy spring color! I love it!!! :-D I got some other new polish today too, but this was a swatch that turned into a full manicure. The other colors will have wait a day or two :-)

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

Zoya Danni

Zoya Danni

Zoya Intimate Collection

Zoya Gemma, Zoya Jules, Zoya Danni, Zoya Caitlin, Zoya Dove, Zoya Marley

China Glaze Holiday – Peace on Earth & Jolly Holly

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I feel like I am totally behind on swatching and posting :-( I am trying to catch-up! Here are two beautiful greens from China Glazes new holiday collection :-D

Peace on Earth

I am not usually a big fan of olive greens. They don’t tend to be very flattering on me. Peace on Earth is an exception though! It is a beautiful glowing olive green with a golden shimmer. It is stunning, even on me! :-)

Application was excellent, and it covered in one coat! One coat and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Peace on Earth

China Glaze Peace on Earth in sunlight

Jolly Holly

An outstanding shimmery cool dark pine green. I love it! It looks a little more blue in the picture than it does in real life.

Also a one coater! Application was excellent, with coverage in one coat. One coat and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Jolly Holly

China Glaze Jolly Holly in Sunlight

Overall the gorgeous shimmery colors and awesome one coat application make these winners in my book! One coat application is such a great time saver, and especially great for the busy holiday season! What’s not to love?!? :-D

China Glaze Peace on Earth, China Glaze Jolly Holly, China Glaze Sugar Plums

China Glaze Peace on Earth, China Glaze Jolly Holly, China Glaze Sugar Plums

Essie Vermillionaire & Pretty Edgy

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In the Bay Area often some of the hottest days of the year are early in the fall. This afternoon it is expected that the high temperature will be 95. It seems like a good time to share pictures of some of summer beauties that I was too busy to swatch before now. Anyway, I think these particular polishes would be a great pop of bright color for fall! :-D

Vermillionaire

A read leaning bright orange crème. I am not usually a huge fan of orange, but this is quite pretty.

Application was good, but a bit sheer. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Essie Vermillionaire

Essie Vermillionaire in sunlight

Pretty Edgy

A medium green crème. This is a cool color!

Application was good, but a bit sheer. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Essie Pretty Edgy

Essie Pretty Edgy in sunlight

Essie summer 2010

Essie Miss Matched, Essie Demure Vixen, Essie Haute as Hello, Essie Knockout Pout, Essie Pretty Edgy and Essie Vermillionaire

Color Club Holiday Sets

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It has been a busy week for me, and I haven’t had time to swatch while the sun was out. I just got some new holiday themed polishes that I can’t wait to share! I should  have some time to write and take pictures tomorrow, so hopefully the sun will cooperate with me! Until then, here is a preview :-)

Bewitching

Color Club Cast a Spell Set

Color Club Bewitching set

Enchanted Holiday

Color Club Enchanted Holiday set

Color Club Enchanted Holiday set

Orly Tis’ the Season

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Here are two beauties from Orly’s holiday collection Tis’ the Season. It seems way too early to be thinking about Christmas though!

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a blue leaning forest green shimmer.

This polish was pretty opaque. I almost had full coverage in one coat. Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe in sunlight

Rockin’ Rocket

Rockin’ Rocket is wine colored with a gold shimmer. It is very festive! I am a bit confused about the name on this one. Rocket does not have any Christmas/holiday association for me. Rockin’ Rockette would make more sense! I double checked and my bottle says Rockin’ Rocket. Oh well, it’s still a beautiful color!

This polish was also pretty opaque, and I probably could have gotten away with one coat. Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Rockin' Rocket

Orly Rockin' Rocket in sunlight

Overall these are fun holiday colors with great application. I am glad I added these two to my collection! :-)

Orly Rockin' Rocket and Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Orly Rockin' Rocket and Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Orly Cosmic FX – Galaxy Girl, Lunar Eclipse & Space Cadet

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Orly’s much anticipated Cosmic FX collection includes six colors. I selected three that seemed the most interesting and displayed a duochrome effect. Each of these had a stunning glass fleck/foil finish. I absolutely love space themes, and could not wait to try these on! :-D

Galaxy Girl

A lovely deep purplish-plum with teal colored flecks. This has a slight duochrome teal/dark pink.

Orly Galaxy Girl

Orly Galaxy Girl in sunlight

Orly Galaxy Girl

Orly Galaxy Girl in shaded natural light

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

Lunar Eclipse

A vibrant blue with purple/pink duochrome flecks. The duochrome is not as noticeable on the nail, but it is still a knockout!

Orly Lunar Eclipse

Orly Lunar Eclipse in shaded natural light

Orly Lunar Eclipse

Orly Lunar Eclipse showing a bit of duochrome

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

Space Cadet

In a way Space Cadet was a bit like our trip to Italy – everywhere I turned there was something new and beautiful to photograph! No matter how I turned my hand Space Cadet was showing another side of its stunning personality! :-D This polish shows the most duochrome effect both in the bottle and on the nail. It is green/gold/rose/plum. WOW!

Orly Space Cadet

Orly Space Cadet in sunlight

Orly Space Cadet

Orly Space Cadet in shaded natural light

Application was very good, but a bit sheerer than the other two. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Cosmic FX

Orly Cosmic FX Orly Lunar Eclipse, Orly Galaxy Girl and Orly Space Cadet

I really loved all of these polishes, especially Lunar Eclipse and Space Cadet. These are fun colors I will want to wear again and again! I think they are a must have!

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