here is china glaze's beautiful stella from the retro diva collection 2009. she is a gorgeous glowey dark purpley shade. its a sort of metallic violet-magenta. very shimmery and alluring. i've had this in my pile of "untrieds" for a while (from my package from reader amy, thanks again girl!) and i cannot believe that i haven't worn this yet! i have to admit, it looked like any other purple shimmer in the bottle, but once i had it on, i was just mesmerized by it's depth and dimension. it is totally one of my favorites now, it has that amazing ember-glow-from-within feel that i adore. very easy to apply too. this is 2 coats. i had at least three girls in my college classes compliment me on my polish--i've never even talked them before!
and if it's possible, i love it even more when i matte-ified it. i used man glaze's matte-astrophe matte topcoat (which i was sent and will review in another blog post). the matte texture makes stella look like VELVET! awesome. loved it.
i have a big presentation in one of my psych classes this week, so wish me luck! hope you're all having a terrrrific week so far sunshines :D