Wednesday, August 11, 2010

swatch-a-palooza

here's a big ol' mass of swatches for your enjoyment.*caution: lots of pictures ahead!*

revlon rose zing is a polish i borrowed from my sister. i believe this one is discontinued, but you still might be able to find it in some drugstores. it's a gorgeous peach gold shade with a rose tinge. i absolutely fell in love with this color when i put it on. the formula was amazing and the shine was just as good as a higher-end brand. i like revlon's bottle and brush design too, very simple and easy to use.
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this shade is a weird one.  it's purpleish-brownish taupe with a blue sheen.  kinda crazy.  also the bottle is positively lethal!  city lights is an old victoria's secret nail polish i borrowed from my sister that has the weirdest packaging design ever.  the handle is like 5 inches long, pointy and thin.  the brush is pretty good but it's hard to get over the novelty of the weird bottle.  the base is very "opi" style but it has squared off edges on the top. i really like this color though, it reminds me of the MAC shadow blue-brown over a base of black.  this is three coats.  (i apologize PROFUSELY for the nasty hair in these photos,damn thing snuck in there!)
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this is another victoria's secret (crazy bottle) polish that i borrowed from my sissy. it's called golden mauve and i'm totally enamored with it!  i doubt these are big 3 free, haha, but i loved the formula.  they went on seamlessly and despite their sparkle/metallic look, the brush strokes were pretty minimal.  this is three coats.
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this pretty sky blue polish is a limited edition maybelline called pie in the sky.  not the best formula, a tad thick and gloopy, but the color is really nice.  it reminds me a lot of essie lapis of luxury.  it wasn't that hard to work with, definitely not the worst i've ever dealt with.  this is two coats plus a few bubbles sprinkled in there (ew).
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i am huuuuuugely addicted to mint greens, so i knew, absolutely knew i had to have this guy.  maybelline's limited edition minty is a nice green pastel creme that was unfortunately a bit on the thick side.  it is different than the other mint greens i own, it has a bit more yellow in it i think, so i like it a lot.  this is two coats and a LOT of bubbles :(  will have to thin both of these maybellines before i wear them again i think.
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this ulta polish is in the old style bottle, i even think i got it on sale when they were liquidating all their older polishes.  mango reminds me slightly of bb couture's tequila sunrise but i think this is a bit more intensely pigmented and is slightly darker.  the application is amazing too.  *sigh*  i love orangey coral colors :)
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this is another polish my girl lipglossiping sent me from the UK, george superstar.  gorgeous olive shimmer polish :D  and any derivative of olive green makes me happy.  these bottles are so no-fuss, very dip and paint style haha.  this is two coats of london prettieness :)
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this polish is from the gap.  i'm pretty sure they don't make nail polish anymore, although they should, because the ones i have (inherited from my sister) from them are pretty fun.  this varnish is called pink spritz, it's a milky pink creme with chunky white (?) pieces of glitter and tiny sparse holographic glitter.  it's definitely not what i would call "modern" but it's certainly cute.  this is three coats.
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and last but not least, this is devious by ulta, in the new style of packaging.  i'm a sucker for cool bottles.  this isn't my favorite packaging, but i do like the tallish rectangular bottles.  the brush handle is what makes it lose favor in my opinion, if it had a round handle (i.e. barry m, which i love!) i would like it more.  devious is a rich purple, with a tad bit of blue in it.  nihrida did a comparison post between this and zoya's pinta and they're super close.
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ick, i got bubbles in that one too.  oh wells, it happens to everyone huh!  hope you enjoyed these pics and we'll see ya tomorra lovelies!  i have many reviews to do, so be prepared :D

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