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Cover Girl – Cosmic Blue

Posted by manicuremania on December 12, 2009

covg cosmicblueI LOVE this color!!! It’s such a delicate blue. Shimmery, of course. Once again, all my old Nailslicks have become extremely thin, which is odd because I remember them being irritatingly thick 15ish (wow) years ago when I used to wear them regularly.

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Lay It On Me [blue]

Posted by manicuremania on December 9, 2009

So first of all, this polish does not work. And that strikes me as an odd thing to say, because I’m not really sure what I’m expecting the polish to do. How could this possibly do anything special??? Well, it’s good that my hopes weren’t high, because…it doesn’t do anything special. Ah well, the bottle is really neat looking!

On the nail it turned into a well-mixed, opaque light blue with glitter-bumps. I can’t see it ever looking any different than that, because the brush doesn’t really reach far enough down into the bottle to get to the red layer.

I’m ashamed of these pictures – somehow they’re blurry, and I don’t particularly want to use this polish again to redo them, so this is it!

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Maybelline – Twinkle Twinkle

Posted by manicuremania on December 6, 2009

This is Twinkle Twinkle, and it’s kind of awesome. Silver glitter in a semi-jelly blue base, and the blue is light enough that the polish doesn’t look black in any light, yay! 3 coats:

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OPI – Russian Navy Suede

Posted by manicuremania on December 2, 2009

Russian Navy Suede…oh how I love it. It’s matte…but with truckloads of silver shimmer.

opi rusnavAs pretty as I think it is, and as much as I like the idea of matte, I do like my nails to be shiny, so I added some Seche, and then it just POPPED. It turned a little darker with the glossy topcoat.

opi rusnav 2A comparison shot. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

Look at the shimmer!!!

opi rusnav 3And a closeup, sans topcoat.

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A Blue Franken

Posted by manicuremania on November 15, 2009

I wore a new shirt the other day that’s such a beautiful shade of blue, I was inspired to make a matching franken!

I used Color Club Naughtycal Navy and a bunch of Wet n Wilds – red, white, and black, and a ton of clear, cause I was going for a jelly effect.

frank cobaltIt was quite pretty! But plain colors are just boring so I had to kick it up a notch. Enter CND Ice Blue Shimmer Effect!

frank cobalt 2Muuuuuuch improved, I actually wore this for two days. Well OK, I mostly wore it for two days because I had no time to change it, bust still, it was very pretty!

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China Glaze – 2Nite

Posted by manicuremania on November 7, 2009

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Love.This, my second holographic polish, just feeds my need to immediately buy every holo I can find. It’s gorgeous, I can’t stop wiggling my fingers in the light. The base color is very very pretty also – I think I might try to franken a non-holo version soon.

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Sally Hansen – In The Navy

Posted by manicuremania on October 28, 2009

sh navyIn The Navy is actually a pretty inoffensive dark polish. It is very dark, but it’s also most definitely BLUE, not BLACK. I hate dark polish that are black in most lights. This is shimmery, pretty, and of course it’s an Exxxxxtreeeeeeme Wear polish, so it applied great!

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sh navy 3NO time to change my polish for a few days, so I tried to change it up some with a glitter topcoat – this is China Glaze Fairy Dust. Eh. As with most glitter topcoats that I’ve tried that aren’t by Sinful Colors, the glitter sits flat on top of the colored polish and looks silly.

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Orly – Blue Suede

Posted by manicuremania on October 27, 2009

Oh wow. Wow.

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This is TERRIBLE.

I hate this polish so much. The general opinion on this Orly collection (and Blue Suede in particular) seems to be pretty bad, but I just thought the pictures I’ve seen were so pretty anyway that I had to have it, and it’s been on my wishlist for a while now. It looked like such a pretty, dusty blue, and it is I guess. But…this finish is AWFUL. It’s like I painted my nails with acrylic paint or something.

Big smudge on my ring finger cause I splashed my polish remover and didn’t care enough about this manicure to fix it.

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Even Seche can’t save it, it darkens it up several shades and now it’s very close to one of those “might as well be black” polishes that I despise.

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After a day of wear I tried to fix it up a bit by adding a coat of Sinful Colors Hottie. It’s much better now. Lucky, because I have no time for a real manicure right now!

It was very gritty, I had to use two coats of Seche on top of Hottie, which will effectively glue the glitter to my nails for the rest of my life.

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orl blue suede 9I like how Hottie contains more than one size/color of glitter, because that creates much more depth than throwing a normal glitter topcoat on top of polish. It looks like it’s sitting on top of the polish, whereas a glitter topcoat like Hottie is much more interesting. However. There’s not a ton of tonal color to it, is there? I thought this would be a good topcoat for blue polish since it looks so blue in the bottle, much like Call You Later is for greens, but it’s just not really all that blue. Drag! Still pretty though.

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Tiffany Blue Comparison

Posted by manicuremania on October 19, 2009

And now for the zillionth tiffany blue polish comparison currently on the internet!

Here we have the regulars: Nina Ultra Pro In A Tiff, China Glaze For Audrey, and Diamond Cosmetics Oh, Tiff!

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For Audrey provided the best coverage, of course (China Glaze yay!), with Oh, Tiff! providing the worst.

In A Tiff – 3 coats, a hint of shimmer

For Audrey – 3 coats, could’ve easily stopped at 2, creme

Oh, Tiff! – 4 coats for complete opacity, creme

tiff compareThis is more color accurate than the picture above:

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Barielle Slate Of Affairs (matte)

Posted by manicuremania on October 11, 2009

I layered Slate of Affairs with China Glaze Fairy Dust (the BEST glitter topcoat EVER!!!!) and while that is pretty…it’s awesome matted with Essie Matte About You!

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