Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Copper Ballet

 ILNP Ballet Slipper is a soft bronzed pink holographic polish.

Alone it is a bit sheer for my taste, but as a layering polish it's just right.

I paired it with Cirque Halcyon, a polish that holds the standing, running and jumping record for Great Rose Gold Polish. The good news: Halcyon is on Cirque Colors website. Awesome!!

Two coats Cirque Halcyon and two of ILNP Ballet Slippers:

Pink? I get a warm bronze rose at best.

Both are beautiful and pose and interesting combination. 

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Emily Oh Emily!

One of my favorite boutique brands is Emily de Molly.

Here is Crystal Cavern:

Three coats. A hot pink leaning orchid loaded with a gilded shimmer. There are some small (tiny) flakes, but more like a large fleck than a flake (oh semantics!).

Under my flash the pink almost vanishes.

Here's another angle:

Here you can see the pink that really anchors it. 

This one is from around 2016 and, sadly, after a perusal of the site, is now discontinued. 

Though I will say her offerings are gorgeous and rarely let me down.

No affiliation, just a constantly happy customer.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Blooming Blue

Night Owl Lacquer has been a steady performer in the indie polish world. 

And like many indies, polish shades and collections come and go.

Here is a beauty from the still-available Blooming collection.

A beautiful bright periwinkle. Due to the shifty blue to purple pigment, it has such a range.  Here it is with a nice two coats and a bright "vibrant" (to use their description) blue that softens with a bit of blurple leaning action.

The shift her is delightful. Muted and soft like morning on a lavender farm. 

Finally you get this:

This is so bright and zingy without being anything less than that periwinkle, purple tinged blue.


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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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