I have a few shades that’ll work for tanned skin.
Left to right: Nouveau Pink, Cinnamon, Dark Wine, Black Orchid, Mink Brown.
Cinnamon up close:
When it comes to wear time and texture, these are fairly decent. They have that slightly powdery smell that is typical of cheap lipsticks, but I don’t find it to be unbearable. I think these are a good bet if you’re looking for new shades and don’t want to splurge on one lipstick.
I have three awesome Wet n Wild shades to show you:
L-R: Stoplight Red, Cherry Bomb, Cinnamon Spice.
Stoplight Red is a true red that is fairly neutral. It’s not too blue or orange toned.
Cherry Bomb is the sought after alleged dupe for MAC Diva. It’s a deep burgundy shade. Vampy and gorgeous.
Cinnamon Spice is a lovely neutral brown. It swatched light on my arm, but on the lips it’s a real 90s matte brown. Jennifer Lopez would have worn the hell out of this shade during the early 1990s.
What do you all think of these shades? Do any of them interest you?
I have two glitter polishes to show you today.
Caught on Sapphire:
It’s hexagonal shaped bright blue glitter suspended in a clear base. The base was gloopy and somewhat thick. One problem I dealt with was I could not let my hand hang loosely as the polish dried. The clear base oozed over the nail and pushed glitter pieces into the corners of my nails. I had to keep my hand flat as it dried. You can see this in the photo if you look closely.
Another problem was the need to push glitter onto bare spots of the nail. It didn’t disperse evenly as I applied it with the brush.
Emerald the Crown Jewel:
EtCJ was easier to work with. There’s a mix of big glitter chunks and smaller pieces. The formula was thinner than CoS and easier to apply.
I think these two work best as top coats over an opaque polish. I would not recommend Caught on Sapphire at all.
You all know how I dig that show “Once Upon a Time”, right? I never thought I’d find another show I love as much as Buffy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that OUAT is as great as Joss Whedon’s creation, but it ain’t too shabby neither.
I really bought this polish because of the name. It’s rather shameless of me.
However, the color stands fairly well on its own.
It’s a standard silver frost. Pretty ordinary, but still a good staple shade. The tombstone handle isn’t difficult to twist off and is a cute Halloween touch.
I paid $1.99 for this at CVS.
I played around with a couple of shades of green, then tipped my nails in sparkly gold.
Dark green: Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Mistletoe
Olive green: China Glaze Peace on Earth
Very tips of nails: Wet n Wild The Gold and The Beautiful
I used Scotch tape to help create a sharp line. For someone who’s not into nail art, I think didn’t do such a bad job. Am I right? *hears crickets chirping*
Instead of a refreshment, I’ll take another light blue nail shade! I own a few of these, and yet my appetite for Tiffany box blue and mint shades is not yet sated.
This could pretty much a dead ringer for China Glaze For Audrey. I am starting to move away from color coordinating my nails with my outfits. I have a feeling WnW INAR and China Glaze FA will get A LOT of attention this summer.
In other news, I am now on IMDb…
I know. It seems like I’ve been gone for forever and a day. I got a second job and between school, my MUA job and the new job I’ve been going spare.
Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 28. Have I stopped loving purple nail polish? Nope. I’ll be wearing it until I’m 88.
On A Trip is a grapey-purple with strong cool tones. It nicely suits my tanned skin, but I think it’s one of those purples that can flatter either light or dark skin, because it’s not too cool or pastel.
What’s going on in your lives? I recently got a new hairstyle. I figure I should look like a grownup now that I’m two years away from 30. The 12 year old look is no bueno.
“I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I’m just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah”
I would lose my mind if I didn’t have this gorgeous berry grape nail color in my life!
I though it would dupe OPI Pamplona Purple, but…nope. TTG is more berry pink toned, making it a more neon purple. Pamplona Purple is dustier.
For $1.99, this is worth picking up. It would look great on toes come summer.
I don’t know why I don’t use China Glaze Peace on Earth more often. It’s such a pretty olive green.
Here I’m wearing China Glaze Gussied Up Green, China Glaze Peace on Earth and the ring fingernail is topped with Wet n Wild Spoiled nail polish in Jewelry Heist.
Today’s kitty photo:
I think I found a dupe of OPI Can You Tapas This?. I haven’t physically compared Haze of Love with CYTT?, but they look really, really similar.
Haze of Love is a browned deep maroon creme. On my nails, it’s a little more red than raisin, but I would still classify it as a raisin shade.
I am starting to think that between WnW MegaLast, Sinful Colors and WnW Spoiled nail polishes, it is just silly of me to spend more money on other brands like OPI, Rescue Beauty Lounge, etc. Oh well, no one said I had to be practical when it comes to nail polish.
Love Haze of Love? Loathe it?