Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, suede

Ahh...another lovely color.  As autumn is right around the corner, I was thinking of some of my favorite fall shades of polish.  Deep emeralds flatter my fair skin and dark hair, and they go great with the brown, red and orange fall color palette.  After polishing on two coats of HTAT, I decided to go with a shiny finish versus the matte suede.  I love the shimmer hidden in the polish and I think it comes alive with some seche vite.  I think I like this better than the original!

This color is fabulous--you need it!  Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Zoya Kelly

Zoya Kelly is a rich grey creme with blue and purple undertones from the Wonderful collection.  This is two coats and it's all creme-y goodness!  I'd say it's more of a slate or smoke than a charocoal, but this is a pretty trendy color.   I don't think I have any dupes, but I plan on doing a grey comparison swatch real soon just to see.  All of these pictures are in direct sun.

Sorry for the wear on these--I've been polishing at night lately and haven't been home during daylight hours to take a next day pic.  I use my hands all day at work and there's often tipwear by the time I get home.  The color is accurate anyway!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orly It's Not Rocket Science

I'm sorry I've been MIA for a bit--I forgot how much going back to school changes my entire life.  I started this blog at the start of the summer as a way to pass the time and share my finds, but now I have no time to pass!  Anyway, I finally made it to Ulta this week to check out the new polish collections.  Though I'd been waiting forever to see the Orly Cosmic FX collection in person, the $10 price tag still upset me.  I picked up this one, It's Not Rocket Science, as I was feeling the swamp thing vibe it was giving off.

Bottom line: I love this color.  I've seen that there are two dupes (a SpaRitual and one of the new China Glaze halloween colors) but I have neither of those and so I don't care!  This is one of those pretty ugly colors that you either love or hate.  I love.  This is two coats of INRS and one of seche vite--it was more opaque than I had thought it would be; I was anticipating three coats.  INRS is a darkened olive shimmer with a hint of gold--at some angles there is even a bit of a teal tint.  It's definitely a cool color--not for the weak!

Here you can see a bit of teal at the corners!

And here it looks a bit more brownish.

Well, hope those sold you on it!  I am going to try to get on more of a regular blogging schedule.  Teaching just wears me out!  What color did I wear for the first week of school you ask?  Chanel Paradoxal--it was the perfect nod to the end of summer and looks oh so professional with the right outfit. Hope all is well in your part of the world--thanks for reading!
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