Friday, May 27, 2022

Charmingly Purple

 ILNP, the very successful boutique brand, has been curating tidy little collections of loveliness for about 10 years now.

I have been remiss in posting, but here's a beauty.

 A scattered holo that, in three coats, really showed up as a softened blue tinted purple. Delightful.

Still available at

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Chateau Stamping

As you know, or mayn't, I am pulling photos from my old stash of "to be posted" along with some new polishes. Kind of mixing it up as I get back into the stream of posting on a regular basis.

Here is one that I almost passed on posting, but it keeps catching my eye.

Sally Hansen Silver Lining (a 2010 Tracy Reese collection original!) topped with Color Club's Take Me to Your Chateau:

 I love the combination!

Silver Lining has a faint blue sparkle built in and my photo doesn't do it justice at all.

I did not write down the plate number, so I don't have any idea what it could be, but I think it's a Pueen.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Grape Hyacinth, By Black Dahlia Lacquer

 An irresistible glitter polish from Black Dahlia Lacquer.

This is where Sinful Colors Hottie got left in the dust. 

Three gorgeous coats of periwinkle leaning royal blue saturated with iridescent and holo glitters.

This is no longer available on their site, but the good news is they have a host of gorgeous polishes.

Wore like a champ and was even more delightful in person.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Summer Trippin'

 China Glaze Wanderlust.

Pale violet pink with a pretty secret shimmer.

To wit:

Three coats. Gorgeous shimmer. This is under flash.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Cirque, Cirque, Baby

 Cirque, a little boutique brand, has managed to sail the rocky seas of boutique nail polish and make it from port to port with delightful, well curated collections. I've always been delighted by them and here is one of my special favorites.


Three coats of rose gold greatness. This is under the sunshine and it's delightful!!

Hard to fault this beauty. 

No longer in stock, but it is on their site.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

A Red Pink or A Pink Red

I think Zoya really nailed it with Liza.

Bright, crisp, perfect tulip shade for spring. Three coats. 

In my realm I have a bit of wear issue with Zoya, but I am still trying to find the right top coat. It's not dissimilar to my old Sally Hansens, so part of it is my overuse of my nails.

Easy formula, lovely shade.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Blurple Semi Holographic: ILNP Mila

 Pretty steely blurple that has a lot of metallic texture, and some scant holo.

Pretty and full of metallic holo pieces that do a semi-holo scattered finish that is hard to capture.

Here is a shot under flash:

Three coats. 

My camera pulls pretty warm, I guess it's trying to compensate for the flash. It's not got a gold flash.

You can see some of the holo on the pinky and the bottle.

I have mixed feelings. Pretty, but the holo payoff doesn't warrent all the stuff mitigating the purple. 

I know. Fussy!

This is still available at ILNP!

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Spring Snows and Winter Colors

 Living at moderate elevation brings late spring snow, just when the daffodils are blooming and the tulips are in full bud, we get a week of snow, sleet, and a reminder that winter, well, she's not ready to go to sleep.

February, is, as I believe I have written, our little "spring fake out" where it gets balmy and the sun makes you a little silly. Winter, though, wagged her finger at us. So it's still winter shades for now.

Found an old Jesse's Girl at the Dollar Tree. A delightful formula. 

The shimmer is soft, but has some dazzle to it. Why they call it satin I believe is because it's semi-matte. I guess like wax.

Three coats and no worries on cleanup. Tight little formula.

I haven't been drugstore browsing in ages (Nail Polish Love In The Time Of Covid), so I don't know if Jesse's Girl still has its modest spot in the Walgreens. It was always separate from the nail polish aisle, but it's literally been about 2-3 years since I've been into any drugstore. I did peep at the polish in Walmartland and see that they've rearranged the whole nail sitch, but didn't really do more than breeze through.

There is an old Jesse's Girl web site, but it's old and not secure, so probably not worth it.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Pink for Spring

 Here is Pahlish Suzie, Do You Copy? Which I believe refers to a television show.

Three coats

It's a frothy pink shimmer and flakie combo with a very strong blue flash:

I am pretty sure I didn't capture it very well, but you get a drift of the blue shimmer. 

It's an older one, from 2019's For The Love of Polish Box. FtLoP box is a trio of polishes curated as a monthly sale on the Polished for Days site. It's the first week of each month with Polished for Days and Pahlish holding down the fort and a guest creator adding the third polish. There is a theme and often it's a nice trio. Worth checking out a Polished For Days. 

I love the doll pink verging on coral around the edges along with the blue. Nice!

You may be able to find this on a blog sale or perhaps a Facebook sales page. 

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Burnout by Urban Decay

 Quick and simple.

Vintage Urban Decay that came out ages ago, probably early 00's or thereabouts.

It has a funny yellowish shade, but has a red-green shift. The original pigment.

You can see a bit of the green, though it's pretty scant.

Three coats. 

I believe you can just make out the red shift.

I believe this is probably just in my collection because of the red-green shift, because it's a pale dijon shade that really does me no favors.

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