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Color Club “Gossip Column” (A.K.A electric blue patent leather pumps)

This is a beautiful color. I want to say it’s the perfect blue, but I haven’t had enough experience with blues to make that distinction quite yet. It’s a Royal but bright blue, clear and strong while not overpowering everything. I wouldn’t say that it’s dusty or dark, but it is slightly subdued. I don’t think that I could wear a blue that was too strong, I would feel like there were little oceans on my nails. Rather, I felt like I had a blue patent leather pump on each of my fingers. Classy, right? I’m pretty sure that it’s from the Rebel Debutante collection, and that really fits it perfectly. As does “Gossip Columnist” I felt like a rebellious gossip columnist while I was wearing it. Here are the pictures!

I didn’t want to take it off quite yet, so I put “Solar Flare” by China Glaze on top of it. I got SO MANY compliments on this manicure! It made it feel like the weekend, even though it was a Tuesday.

Love,

Frida

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Milani “Silver Dazzle” (A.K.A. a classy glitter party)

This is the classiest glitter that I have ever encountered. It’s beautiful. It has a dark slate gray base, with glitter of the same color, with silver flecks interspersed. If you’re a reader, you probably know how I feel about silver. However, my passionate hate of silver did not become a problem with this, because the idea of a dark gray glitter is so classy and sophisticated and such a party on your nails that it could have much more silver glitter and I wouldn’t care. This glitter is understated but still a party on the nails. It has a good soul. On to the pictures!

Love,

Frida

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OPI Absolutely Alice (A.K.A. OMG AUGHmmmmhmmm yeah)

There is no getting around it, this nail polish is fantastically life changingly beautiful. I can’t even handle it! The thing that makes “Absolutely Alice” so wonderful is that it is not just glitter. Well, it is just glitter, but it’s so beautiful that it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like this beautiful top coat on top of beautifully shimmery nail polish. Lets get down into it. It’s bright but still wearable blue based blue and gold glitter. The gold glitter is interspersed with just enough rarity that it gives the impression of floating. It has a flatness (in a good way) so that it is not even handle-ably wearable and beautiful and amazing. It’s the kind of nail polish that causes you to get distracted in the middle of class, meetings, writing… of course it is gritty (though not as much as most glitters, a nice coat of Seche fixes that immediately) and chips quite easily (though it does not perform the surprise WHOLE FINGER DISSAPEARING thing that the burlesque polishes from OPI do.) but it’s so worth it. Enough! On to the pictures:

 

Love,

Frida

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Happy New Years! (time to kill your eyes with glitter)

Happy New
Years
! This has been a great year! so… to celebrate I
am going to deliver the death of all my readers eyes in glitter
form. Here it is: Eyeko “Chi Chi Polish” with China Glaze “Solar
Flare” (my new favorite nail polish, BY THE WAY) on top of it.
“Chi Chi Polish” is
tiny (but not micro, think the width of a pin) robust dusty pale pink
glitter in a slightly murky pinkish beige sheer base. I wanted so
badly to be overwhelmed with love for this polish, but found myself
liking a close dupe (Milani Disco Lights) which i got for my best
friend better. The description of the base as murky is not an
exaggeration, sadly. It makes it so that it’s opaque, but I t also
makes it less sparkly and exciting. I also found myself suffering
from gaping bald spots, which aren’t noticeable while doing the
polish (I have no idea why. maybe my eyes just don’t work). So
wholly, I am underwhelmed and will swap this polish away at the
next possible chance. China Glaze “Solar Flare,” on the other hand,
is right up my short and well lighted alley. It’s HUGE HEXAGONAL
GOLDEN GLITTER. yes, let me repeat that. HUGE. HEXAGONAL. GOLDEN.
GLITTER. I will probably post a picture heavy post with pictures of
this topcoat on top of EVERY NAIL
POLISH
IN EXISTENCE because that’s what I’ve been putting
it on. It makes anything look classy and festive. not so much this
manicure, since its new years and therefore by definition not
classy (lets just say that my dress has less dress than sequins,
and less sequins than skin), but it’s still fun and exciting,
without being overwhelming! it’s my new love, and may be the second
polish in my collection that I need to buy a backup for. Because
honestly, these beautiful flakes of golden glitter are the loves of
my life. However, like most polishes of this sort, the glitters
drag towards the end of your nail, and require placement. They’re
also hell if they hang off your nail or cuticle, even a widdle bit.
Also, when it comes to removal they become fortresses of unmovable
nail polish, acting like impenetrable hats for the nail polish that
you want to remove. (I just imagined all my nail polishes with
little golden party hats, BY THE WAY) But the positives so far
outweigh the negatives that its silly not to love it with all my
heart and soul. oh! and i have the best best friend on earth. Miss
amazingest amazing ever got me… PERPLEX! yes, Perplex. In in all
its glory (and it has a lot of glory, if I may say so myself). I
will post pictures soon, so that others can share in my “can’t stop
staring at my nails because nothing else on earth could measure up”
joy. OH yeah! and she’s the double best because she gave me Orly
“Space Cadet” as well, which makes me feel like Ke$ha. And who the
hell doesn’t want to feel like Ke$ha every once in a while? I
mean… you get to wake up in the morning and feel like P-Diddy. I
secretly love Ke$ha so much. Happy New Year! Love, Frida

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Zoya- Valerie (A.K.A. disappointment, bottled!)

Hey all! I figured that since I showed y’all my Jade Dragon yesterday I figured I would show you the polish that I swapped for it. This is Zoya Valerie, and it was uber disappointing for me. In the bottle (and oddly in some of the pictures) there’s a gorgy gold duo chrome. But on the nail, it falls flat, and it’s not even all that glowy. I’ve never been a huge fan of vampy polishes, and this is no exception. It’s just dark and the sparkly flecks don’t stand out enough for me. This polish looks so much better in the pictures!

Well, here you are:

Who knows though! it might be exactly your cup of tea! but I couldn’t wait to get it off.

Love,

Frida

 

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Mac – Jade Dragon

Happy Hanukkah all! I swapped away for this beauty on MUA, checked my mailbox anxiously awaiting its appearance. And I waited. And waited. AND THEN IT APPEARED!!!

Oh lord it’s a beauty.

A breathtaking decalibrating beauty.

Jade Dragon is a forest green with a tinge of blue, and blue shimmer inside of it. Sadly it was snowing while I wore it, so I couldn’t see as much of the shimmer as I would have liked. But it is quite a beauty anyways. I got no end of compliments on this!

I love it!

Here are the pictures for your visual stimulation 😉

the only problem was that EVEN WITH A BASECOAT it stained my nail beyond all understanding! so i hate to show you this, but…

gross, right? that’s right after i removed it. I guess the polish was just so good that it stained not just my nails, but my soul. CHEESY!

Overall diagnosis? Probably one of my new favorite every day nail polishes!

Love,

Frida

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HULK LIKE GREEN NAIL POLISH TO MATCH SKIN

Two parts to this post:

First part is entitled “HAUL HAUL HAUL”

I got new polishes for ma fangles!

From left to right:

Essie – Smoking Hot

Essie – Going Incognito

OPI – Absolutely Alice (I CANT WAIT TO WEAR THIS!!!)

OPI – Here Today Aragon Tomorrow

OPI – Cuckoo for this Color

OPI – Glow Up Already!

SpaRitual – Yes, I Can

SpaRitual – Living In The Moment

Zoya – Crystal

Zoya – Edyta

Zoya – Envy

Color Club – Vintage Couture (I’m wearing this right now)

Color Club – Untamed Luxury

Orly – It’s Not Rocket Science

Orly – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (accidental mini!)

So exciting! Aren’t they BOOTIFUL!

And then, because I got so many greens, I did a skittles manicure, with green crèmes on the left, and green glitters (which was an epic fail, that smudged all over me and did not include my new burlesque, because I want to wait to do a full manicure of it!)

So…

Without further ado…

MY GREEN SKITTLES:

From left to right

OPI – Here Today Aragon Tomorrow

Zoya – Envy

(These two are perfect dupes after two coats. I’m swapping away one of them.)

Zoya – Shawn (not new, but I wanted to compare to “Yes, I Can”)

SpaRitual – Yes, I Can

Essie – Going Incognito

Then the glitters!

From pinky

Zoya – Edyta

Orly – It’s Not Rocket Science

Orly – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Color Club – Untamed Luxury

I’m sorry these are so messy; they were ridiculous, and all over my hands! Too much to handle!

almost to the end of my polipology (see what i did there? mixed polish and apology? clever eh?)

love,

Frida

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