Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Random Swatching: 8/24/2013

Hello lovely readers and nail polish fanatics like myself :)  It's Saturday, and that means random swatch spam.  We're going to look at 10 random polishes and I'll tell you what I think of them and you can do the same.  Let's get started:

Red: China Glaze Infra Red is from their Hologlam collection.  This one isn't the most color-bending out of the group, but in the second picture with flash you can spot the holographic effect a little better.  This is really gorgeous on the nail, and I really enjoy the red/pink hue.  These have been out a minute so you can find them on sale at Sally's too.  How do you like holographics? This is two coats- and I didn't layer it over black in these pics, but that does help with the holographic effect sometimes if you want to try that.  A

(with flash)

Pink: Sinful Colors Over It is rather like a bubblegum pink but with a very faint shimmer and it is very bright.  Except for the shimmer, this color is all over the place and not very exciting and new- but the formula is nice.  This is two coats, and goes on easily.  A.

Orange: Avon Saturn is from their Cosmic collection which is a stab at a holographic formula, but they don't color bend all that much.  Still- they are gorgeous even if the effect isn't strong.  Look how gritty and delicious Saturn is with the silver running throughout.  This is two coats- I love it.  A

Yellow: Fingerpaints Lemon Sour is a creamy pale yellow that took a little effort to even out, but no more than most soft yellow polishes.  As you can see it got pretty well level after two coats.  I love pastel yellow polishes and this one is no exception.  A-

Green: Barielle Green Opal is a green/gold metallic and you're looking at two coats.  This one is really stunning on the nail and rather perfect for fall I think.  I love how the color shifts at different angles.  Definitely unique and stunning.  A

Blue: Julep Claire is a robin egg blue cream.  Bright, cheery, and very sky blue perfection.  This is two coats and holds up to Julep's great cream formula.  Love it.  A

Purple: Nicole by OPI Virtuous Violet is a gorgeous, vibrant faintly frosty violet.  It shines brilliantly and definitely packs a punch!  This is two coats and the formula was fabulous.  A

Natural: Wet n Wild Private Viewing is a gorgeous crelly(cream/jelly) nude.  It's not quite opaque in the two coats you see here.  That's kind of ok with a nude polish though because the look is meant to be very subtle.  I think I have other nude polishes that I like just a little better, but this one is still great for the price.  B+

Glitter: Ulta XOXO is coral pink jelly base packed with silver and holo glitters.  Can you see how gorgeous that is?  I know this color is not for everyone, but I think she's rather nice to bring out once in a while.  It does need to be layered, this one coat over Pure Ice Honey Do.  B+

Featured Polish: Cosmetic Arts TMNT Power is a ka-pow neon green.  This isn't even layered over white(which helps boost neons) but on it's own it is out of this world bright and creamy.  This is two coats and in a league of it's own.  By the way, TMNT Power is a name I gave it because it comes unnamed. Obviously this isn't an everyday kind of polish, but when you're looking for some neon to rock- I fully recommend this one.  A+

So that's it!  When I look back- there were no real losers in this bunch.  I hope you found this useful, entertaining, uplifting...or all three :) Hope you're having a great weekend! The featured polishes can be found at the following locations:

China Glaze: Sally Beauty Supply,
Sinful Colors: Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens
Fingerpaints: Sally Beauty Supply
Barielle: Nordstrom Rack,
Nicole by OPI: Target, Walmart, Kmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens
Wet n Wild: Target, Walmart, Kmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens
Ulta: Ulta
Cosmetic Arts: Ross(occasionally)

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