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Urban Decay Holiday 2013 – Blackheart and Zodiac Nail Polish

Urban Decay Holiday 2013 - Blackheart and Zodiac nail polish

Urban Decay Holiday 2013

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I really have to applaud Urban Decay’s current approach to nail polish. When they relaunched the nail line, they decided on a less is more concept. Instead of overwhelming us with color, they are only releasing two shades per season and it’s really working well. I would much rather have two knockout, well-made polishes than a large collection that includes a few unique shades and a lot of dupes or recycled colors.

Just as I was head over heels for the Urban Decay Fall 2013 nail polish shades, the Urban Decay Holiday 2013 nail polishes have captured my heart as well. Like I seriously never want to take off Zodiac. Which is saying a lot!
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OPI San Francisco for Fall 2013 Blues & Browns Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on October 29, 2013
in Blue, Brown, Duochrome, OPI, Sand/Texture with 15 Comments

I’ve never been to San Francisco but I’ve eaten my fair share of Rice-A-Roni over the years. Does that count? San Francisco is one of those cities I almost don’t want to visit because I fear I may love it so much, I’ll never want to leave. Do you know what I mean?

OPI San Francisco nail polish collection for Fall 2013

OPI San Francisco - Blues and Browns

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Clearly, OPI shares my long distance love affair with the city as its the subject of their Fall 2013 collection. Though, this year they have expanded their usual twelve color offering to introduce three new Liquid Sand shades. Today I’m showing you the first half of the collection which consists of blue and brown hues, including the three textured nail polishes. One of which I’m simply swooning over.
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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Chanel Peridot from the Fall 2011 Collection

chanel peridot nail polish duochrome fall 2011 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Even though Chanel Graphite is the Fall Chanel color that caused me to swoon, it’s Chanel Peridot that is getting all the buzz. I even saw Bobbie Thomas mention it on her Today Show “Minute Buzz” segment along with LCN Magnetic Polish (yay!).

Now you know I’m all about the greens but I haven’t exactly been champing at the bit to wear Peridot. Yellow greens are just not my thing. They remind me of cat’s eyes which, as much as I love my furballs, are a creepy color.

I did a nail wheel swatch of Peridot when it arrived and felt pretty “meh” but I’m finally taking the plunge since so many of you have asked about it.

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Chanel Fall 2011 Illusions d’Ombres de Chanel Nail Polish Preview

chanel illusions d'ombre de chanel fall 2011 collection Last winter we got a peek at one of the Chanel Fall 2011 nail polishes when Chanel Graphite hit the runway but it’s Chanel Peridot that seems to be getting all the buzz. Is it green? Is it yellow? Are we talking Chanel duo-chrome?

Inspired by the heritage and savoir faire of the artisanal craftsmanship of the House of Chanel, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, introduces new textures and makeup effects in a radiant Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL.

At the heart of this captivating colour story: Shimmering bronze, gold and platinum are the perfect complements to plum, khaki and copper shades on eyes and lips. Unique reflections of metallic green, silver and beige on nails provide the ideal counterpoint.

“Illusion d’Ombre is a new and exciting product, that’s easy to apply,” says Peter Philips. “I would suggest finger application. The texture is unique and has a very pleasant touch.”
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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Nubar Indigo Illusion

nubar-indigo-illusion-nail-polish-bottle 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Last week when I reviewed the CND Perfectly Bare Duo I mentioned that the Perfectly Bare Effect layered over Sally Hansen Gray by Gray reminded me of Nubar Indigo Illusion.

At the time I pulled out my bottle of Indigo Illusion and realized that I have never actually worn the color. When I first heard of Nubar nail polish four years ago ALU was just a baby. I posted about the brand but had only swatched Indigo Illusion on a nail art wheel. All this time has passed and I still haven’t taken it for a test drive. That situation is now rectified.

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