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Nailtini Garden Jubilee and Blushing Lady

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Garden Jubilee and Blushing Lady are two polishes from Nailtini’s latest collaboration with Janie Bryant (the talent behind Mad Men’s amazing costumes). You can find my review of the first collection here. As with every Nailtini polish I have tried, this collection is named after cocktails.

Garden Jubilee

Garden Jubilee is a fabulous duochrome. It displayed a shimmery coppery pink, golden khaki and light olive green.

Nailtini Garden Jubilee

Nailtini Garden Jubilee in sunlight

Nailtini Garden Jubilee

Nailtini Garden Jubilee in sunlight

Application was excellent but pretty sheer. With three coats I had decent coverage. Nailtini suggests that you try “cocktailing” and layer their colors. Garden Jubilee is a perfect candidate for layering. I tried it over Blushing Lady, and the result was similar but more opaque and perhaps a bit more pink (not pictured). I think next time I will try it over a darker base color.

Blushing Lady

Blushing Lady is a pretty bright pastel pink. It reminds me of carnations.

Nailtini Blushing Lady

Nailtini Blushing Lady in sunlight

Application was good. A bit sheer and slightly streaky, but was pretty even by the third coat. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini Garden Jubilee, Admiral Perry, Blue Carnation, Blushing Lady

Nailtini Garden Jubilee, Admiral Perry, Blue Carnation, Blushing Lady

Nailtini You Call It Set

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Nailtini worked with Mad Men’s amazing costume designer Janie Bryant to create this cocktail themed set of nail polishes. Rather than using retro nail colors like classic red, the lush fabrics of classic cocktail gowns inspired these stunning polishes.

French 75

This rich glittering gold really does remind me of fabric. Chunky glitter and a foil base create a textile texture. Although I don’t see this as being an everyday polish for me, it would be stunning for a special occasion or the fast approaching holidays!

This polish was a bit thick, but it still went on pretty well. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini French 75

Nailtini French 75 in sunlight

Deauville

Although I do own other silver foils like Orly’s Shine, this one is still worth getting. The foil texture is smoother than Shine’s, and the polish is very opaque. It is also a much brighter silver than any other silver polish I have. This makes sense since Nailtini describes it as platinum rather than silver. Deauville strikes me as quite a futuristic look. I love it! :-D

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

Nailtini Deauville

Nailtini Deauville in sunlight

Bourbon Satin

As the name would lead you to believe, Bourbon Satin is a luxurious shimmery golden brown. Very rich looking! I look forward to wearing this color again (although my husband has indicated that he would like to swipe it for his toenails :-) )!

Application was excellent. This one glides right on! Two coats and a top coat shown.

Nailtini Bourbon Satin

Nailtini Bourbon Satin in sunlight

Stinger

This beauty was the most complex of the bunch, and of course the most difficult to photograph! In the bottle the duochrome (or should I say polychrome) effect is very pronounced. It appears to be a shimmery teal/eggplant purple/red/gold. On the nail the effect is not quite as strong, but it still has a good shift from blackened teal shimmer to purple. Mmmm, it is yummy! :-D

Nailtini Stinger

Nailtini Stinger in sunlight

Nailtini Stinger

Nailtini Stinger in shaded natural light

Every polish in the You Call It set is something I would wear again :-) It is the perfect way to add some glamour to your fall look. This limited edition set is currently available at QVC for $20, or 360 Beauty for $25. Nailtini’s mini bottles are almost twice the size of OPI’s (7 ml vs 3.75) and the brushes feel like they are full-sized to me.

Nailtini You Call It Set

Nailtini You Call It Set

OPI Burlesque, MAC Bad Fairy and Nailtini Mad Men Inspired Giveaway!

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I am celebrating 100 Followers on Google Friend Connect! Thank you for reading my blog! To celebrate I am giving away:

- OPI Burlesque Red Shimmers minis set (includes 0.125 oz. bottles of The Show Must Go On!, Let Me Entertain You, Ali’s Big Break and Tease-y Does It)

- MAC Bad Fairy

- Nailtini’s Mad Men inspired “You Call It” Mini Bar set (includes 0.25 oz. bottles of French 75,  Burbon Satin,  Stinger and Deauville)

OPI Burlesque minis set, MAC Bad Fairy, Nailtini You Call it Set

OPI Burlesque minis set, MAC Bad Fairy, Nailtini You Call it set

Nailtini You Call It set

Nailtini French 75, Nailtini Burbon Satin, Nailtini Stinger, Nailtini Deauville

The sun is proving elusive today, so I only have one quick shot of the Nailtini set. These beauties deserve full swatches, so time and sun willing I will add them later this week. Stinger is especially stunning. It is a blackened teal green/purple shimmer duochrome. YUM! :-D

Each polish/set is new in box.


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Each counts as one entry, with a total of six possible entries per person. Please comment and tell me which method(s) you used, and the name(s) you follow under. I also need an email address to contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline is October 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

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Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

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Amaretto Fizz is a shimmery duo chrome dark golden brown that shifts to a plum. When I bought it I thought the color was similar to OPI’s Meet Me on the Star Ferry. They do share some similar characteristics the bottle, but not on the nail. The OPI is more of a red leaning plum with blue and pink micro glitter, and the Nailtini is golden brown/brown plum with a shimmer finish.

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz with OPI Meet Me on the Star Ferry

Meet Me on the Star Ferry on middle and pinky fingers

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz in artificial light

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz in sunlight

I like amaretto as a Christmas treat, but I had never heard of or tried an Amaretto Fizz. My friend Veronica was kind enough to come over and help me make one :-) It was quite tasty, but much lighter and not at all similar in color to the polish! If you are interested in trying the drink, the recipe I used called for equal parts amaretto, orange juice and club soda (2 ounces each). Shake the amaretto and oj with ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a martini glass. Add the club soda last and enjoy! Mmm…

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz in sunlight

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz with an Amaretto Fizz :-)

I wore this one for almost two days, and got a lot of compliments. It did not wear very well though. I had tip wear (visible in the pictures, especially on the ring finger) within a few hours of application! :-(

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Nailtini Amaretto Fizz

Two coats and a top coat shown.

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