Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stash Swatch Initiative: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Hello!

Today I have a gorgeous neon for you to see! This is China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy!

Flip Flop Fantasy is a crazy light (pastel?) orange/coral (melon?) neon polish. It is hard to describe and even harder to photograph, so keep that in mind...

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Swatches today started with one coat of Sinful Colors Base coat. Then I used three coats of Flip Flop Fantasy, and finished that with one coat of NYC In New York Minute. This polish is far more opaque than I expected, so there is no need to use a white base coat. However, the first coat goes on streaky. Patience is needed during application because it will bald and drag. I've heard that this polish has been reformulated and is different from the original version. I think I have the latest rendition, because I picked it up recently from the re-promote display of the collection.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

This is really bright, and it tweaked my camera out for pretty much every shot. This deep shade capture is the best I got. The rest of my lightbox pictures are too washed out.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

I purchased my bottle recently from Sally Beauty. It's a unique and welcome addition to my collection.


China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

More soon! ^_^




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stash Swatch Initiative: Pure Ice Sparks Fly

Hello!

Pure Ice Sparks Fly. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Today's polish is Sparks Fly from Pure Ice!


Pure Ice Sparks Fly. Indoors, sunlight, no flash.

Sparks Fly is a sparse glitter topper made up of blue microglitter, small copper hexes, and the occasional silver holographic star.


Pure Ice Sparks Fly. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Swatches today are two coats of Sparks Fly over yesterday's OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby swatch plus topcoat. Application was smooth, and I did not need to dab this on. I did, however, strategically place the stars when I managed to get one, but otherwise this is swiped on like normal polish.


Pure Ice Sparks Fly (matte). Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

I purchased my bottle recently from Wal-mart.


Pure Ice Sparks Fly. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

More soon! ^_^









Monday, July 21, 2014

Stash Swatch Initiative: OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby

Hello!

I have OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby swatched for today!

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Love.Angel.Music.Baby is This Gown Needs a Crown's golden sister. It's a pretty satin-finish gold.


OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

Swatches today are a coat of Sinful Colors Base Coat and two coats of Love.Angel.Music.Baby. This polish applies perfectly and didn't have any issues. For normal every day wear, I think you could get away with one coat - it's that opaque.

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

I purchased this bottle at Sally Beauty, I believe. This was part of the Gwen Stefani Collection from a few months ago, so it probably isn't easy to find now. I did see some in the clearance bin at Sally's about a month ago, so good luck!

OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Indoors, artificial light, no flash.

More soon! ^_^