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The ABCs: R for Rainforest

The letter R is represented by Ozotic Pro 503, also known as Rainforest. This is one of Ozotic’s fabulous multichromes, and it changes from purple through emerald green and olive to khaki brown. I didn’t manage to catch all the color changes in my pics, and the purple shift shows up as blue, but you still get an idea of what’s going on in this beautiful polish.

Like the other Ozotic Multichromes, Rainforest is very sheer on its own and needs to be layered over a darker base color. This is two coats over black. The formula is nice and easy to work with, neither too thick nor too runny.

I bought this one from Picture Polish a while ago, but it seems like it’s sold out both there and at Llarowe and Harlow & Co. If you’d still want something like this, I think Ludurana Admirável looks pretty similar. Luduranas are available at Llarowe for $14 a bottle.

China Glaze Ingrid

Today I’m wearing my only pick from the 2010 fall Vintage Vixen collection, China Glaze Ingrid. I’m a sucker for anything taupe or with gold shimmer, and Ingrid has both! Naturally, I just had to have it.

Ingrid is a dark taupe, on the mushroom brown side, and the gold shimmer is more of a hidden shimmer. It doesn’t really show up unless under strong light or in the sun. Nevertheless, the shimmer gives this polish depth, and it sometimes even seems like it’s a little bit olive colored.

Lookin’ good!

The formula is quite good, and it’s opaque in two coats. Me like!

Here’s a comparison with OPI You Don’t Know Jacques and Chanel Particulière. They are in no way dupes, but I thought it would be nice to see how the base colors compare.

How do you like Ingrid? What’s your favorite taupe? Did you like the Vintage Vixen collection, and did you get any of the Vixens?

See you later!
Love, S.

OPI Holiday Glow

I needed something completely different from the pink frost, so how about a vampy glitter instead? :D

OPI Holiday Glow is from last year’s Holiday Wishes collection, it’s a dark chocolate brown base with lots and lots of beautiful gold and purple glitter. It’s not forbidden to wear holiday polishes in January, is it? Especially not when it’s as gorgeous as this one. I also think it looks great on shorter nails like mine.

The formula is great, not too thick or too runny. It’s quite sheer, but it builds beautifully. These pics are three coats, and that’s plenty to get bottle color. Another hit from OPI. :)

Thanks for looking, have a nice day! :D

OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!

Here’s yet another OPI from my last haul, from the France collection again: OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!.

When I first saw swatches of this one, I didn’t like it at all. A dishwater-brown creme? Ugh. But then I started liking cremes more and more, and now it’s one of my favorite finishes. And then I realized how cool and complex this color actually is. I’ve seen it described as mushroom, taupe, greyish brown, and I think that it also leans a bit purple in some lights.

I think it’s really beautiful, and also work appropriate for those of you who need that. These types of dusty, muddy, greyed-out colors are also really in fashion right now, just look at one of Chanel’s new colors for spring 2010, Particulière.

The formula is every bit as wonderful as Parlez-Vous OPI?, so I’ll just leave it at that. I’m wearing two thin coats.

Do you like Jacques, or do you still think it’s dishwater? ;)
Please leave a comment! :D

China Glaze Branding Iron

We’re doing a 180 today, from silvery sci-fi foil to down-to-earth vampy shimmer.
China Glaze Branding Iron is from 2008’s awesome Rodeo Diva collection. It’s a deep, dark, lit-from-within shimmer which I absolutely adore! Colorwise, it’s either a brownish red or a reddish brown depending on the light. In the sunlight it’s totally breathtaking.

Check it out!

Application was a little tricky, the formula is a bit runny, but if you have some patience it’s ok. I used two coats and Poshé on top.

What do you think of Branding Iron? Do you love the Rodeo Diva collection as much as I do?

Thank you for stopping by, have a nice day! :D


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