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Friday, October 31, 2014

Essie in Wicked

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shade: Wicked
(oxblood red shade, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Wicked was Essie's color of the month for October, so I fished this one out of the archives (see, it's so old, the logo isn't even white!).  It looks brown-ish in this picture, but it's a deep shade of red, kind of like dried blood. Perfect for Halloween, no?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Essie in On a Silver Platter and No More Film

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shades: On a Silver Platter & No More Film
(silvery gold shade, blue and iridescent glitter with metallic finish & deep navy blue color, glossy finish

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Did you know that today's a holiday? It's 10/10, the Perfect 10 Manicure Day! In honor, I'm posting one that combines all my favorite things: navy polish, something sparkly, and an accent nail.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

L'Oreal in Fashion's Finest

Brand: L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque

Shade: Fashion's Finest
(teal green color, glossy gel finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I do love this shade for fall, but I have to say it doesn't have the staying power of a gel polish, even the at-home variety.  It chipped after one day.  Expensive and doesn't last?  No bueno. Not worth it.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sally Hansen in Fiery Island

Brand: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

Shade: Fiery Island
(coral orange color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This is a great shade to celebrate the last days of summer.  It went on my fingers AND toes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chanel in Taboo

Brand: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour

Shade: Taboo
(deep purple color, with reddish/orange iridescent finish)

Cost: $$$$

The Scoop:
Ok, here's the truth: I don't actually know that Chanel nail polish is worth the money, but I will say it's fun to buy because it makes you feel fancy.  And since my birthday is today, it's as good an excuse as any to splurge!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sally Hansen in Gilt

Brand: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color

Shade: Gilt
(soft gold color, metallic sheer finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I love gold polish in the summer.  It's the perfect shade for July. I put 3 coats on here to get a more opaque finish, but you can still see my nail underneath if you look hard enough.  That was a hassle.  But I still love gold.  And Sally.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zoya in LC

Brand: Zoya Professional Lacquer

Shade: LC
(red coral color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I think Zoya only names their polishes after famous girls because somehow there's an LC but not a Jennifer. Really? Lawrence, Aniston, Garner, Lopez... Love-Hewitt... get on that!

Next Shade: Revlon in Pink Pineapple

Friday, May 30, 2014

MAC in Snob

Shade: Snob
(carnation pink color, glossy finish)
Cost: $$$
The Scoop:
This is a very girly shade.  It took 3 coats to get coverage that was mostly opaque.  I guess it's nice, but it's not really me.
Next Shade: Zoya in LC

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nicole by OPI in A Phil's Paradise

Brand: Nicole by OPI

Shade: A Phil's Paradise
(charcoal gray color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
If it wasn't obvious, this is from the Modern Family Collection.  Phil Dunphy done good with this shade -- it's as edgy as he is nerdy.  Who knew?

Next Shade: MAC in Snob

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Essie in Armed & Ready

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shade: Armed & Ready
(brownish-army green color, iridescent finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This shade that looks different from every angle. A cool effect with a badass name.

Next Shade: Nicole by OPI in A Phil's Paradise