Thursday, January 28, 2010

nails inc duke street

gorgeous grey lilac. unique in my seemed familiar but when i compared it to others it was quite different.

thames is grey, duke is grey-lilac, melrose is closing in on blurple, st. john's wood is in the periwinkle family, and rbl purple haze is unique.
typical opaque smooth nails inc formula... worthy of owning in my humble opinion.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chanel Particuliere

it really is a very nice shade... not too brown...not too lilac...just right.

nails inc jermyn st, chanel particuliere, SOPI metro chic, OPI you don't know jacques
the taupes i've kept... i had some that did not work on my fair skin so they are gone...but these are my favorites.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

rescue beauty lounge opaque nude

this was a polish i was on the fence with before i ordered it. if it weren't for the sale i probably wouldn't have. it's a pretty color...but on my pink toned skin it is like i'm wearing the wrong foundation and it looks dirty and mismatched.
so sad.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Instyle Magazine had a promo recently. I was not one of the fortunate ones to win.
However, a polish fiend of mine loaned me hers to compare to some other reds so I could quiet the yearning.

Gorgeous Cherry Red... bright and happy.
however, don't give in to ebay and the nasty gougers there!
buy red hot ayers rock instead. on the nail i couldn't even tell them any light.

the fun thing i found when i was looking for a match was that another long d/c OPI Cherry Blossom was a twin as well! it has some very subtle/only shows up in pictures shimmer...but the color is the same!
hooray for that find :)

hope that helped!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i decided to swatch a few teals today. i pulled what i felt were the most similar and asked about.
illamasqua muse is so gorgeous and compared to the 3 coats i needed for was a dream to apply.
rescue beauty lounge teal and nails inc rodeo dr. are similar with RD being a the bluer of the 2.

could i live with only 1 of them?
...yes. the nails inc was flawless in 1 coat and i get excellent wear so that would be my choice.
here they are with 2 coats. muse is 2 coats. moody is 3...old formula SW can be a pain and i don't have the best luck with wear either...however, look at that tiny teal sparkle. it's so dusty and gorgeous.
here are the teal/blue nfu-ohs i own.
my camera does not play nice with the sea green family so 240 looks blue..ignore it. i would have cropped it out but at least the tone is right so you can see it's a much lighter/brighter color then the others.

273 is much greener then 559...there was talk they were twins...but it appears they are just close cousins. this picture is a bit washed out but it helps see how different the tones are.

272 vs teal

all different...all kind of the same... depending on who you ask ;)

hope that helps a little.

Friday, January 1, 2010

nails inc rodeo drive, part of the Hills collection

beautiful... opaque...easy to apply...teal...more blue than green.
while it is similar to RBL teal, the nails inc is a tad more blue.
i prefer the nails inc. it was easier to control than the rbl...keerthamina feels the opposite! lol!
see her gorgeous pics here