Guest post at My Nail Polish Obsession!

Hey guys, I just wanted to pop in to say that I have a guest post on My Nail Polish Obsession that I think you should check out! Jen is on vacation and has asked a bunch of fellow nail polish nerds to cover for her while she’s away and I got the honor of …

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Swatch of China Glaze – Cowgirl Up

Cowgirl Up is a berry red shimmer polish with a very slight duochromatic effect in the bottle that is nowhere to be seen on the nails. My camera picked up sparse blue shimmer particles, but I can’t see them at all IRL. The base is a warm purplish color and it reaches full opacity with …

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Swatch of China Glaze – Let’s Groove

Let’s Groove is a lovely purple shimmer polish with a bright blurple base. The shimmer is slightly duochromatic in the bottle, which spreads out on the nail and gives it a nice complex shimmer. You can see tiny amounts of the blue and red shimmer on the nails, but the main shimmer is a rich …

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Swatch of Chanel – 18 Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir is a very dark red crelly nail polish, and my dream polish in so many ways. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect dark red, and they have all either been too purple or too brown, too light or too opaque – but this… This is nail polish heaven. Two to three …

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Quick comparison of OPI – Magazine Cover Mouse vs The Impossible

Here’s a quick comparison between Magazine Cover Mouse and The Impossible. Magazine Cover Mouse is a cooler red, like a hibiscus red, and The Impossible is more of a coral red. The bases are vastly different, but you can only really see it when you look at them next to each other in back lighting …

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Swatch of OPI – Magazine Cover Mouse

Magazine Cover Mouse is a bright hibiscus-pink-red Liquid Sand texture polish. It has tons of lovely pink and gold glitter particles in there, and I absolutely love it. This is two coats, relatively easy to work with and it dries just as quickly as all the other Liquid Sands I’ve tried. Magazine Cover Mouse är …

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Swatch of NYX – NPS220 Gold Glitter

Gold Glitter is a gold flake topcoat polish in a clearish base (it gets a slight yellow tint after a while). This is one coat on black underwear but it is stunning on top of most polishes. Gold Glitter är ett överlack med guldflingor i en klar bas (som kan bli lite gultonad med tiden). …

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How I take my photos part 2: The photos

Alright, so let’s move on to taking the photos! Firstly, I just want to make it clear that I am in no way a professional, just an enthusiastic amateur, and this is mainly a description of what I keep in mind when I take my swatch photos. Feel free to try my way out, and …

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How I take my photos part 1: My camera

I’ve been thinking a good while about writing a proper post about how I take my photos. I studied a little bit of photography in school, but didn’t learn even half of what I know now after my year-long trial-and-error period. Before I dig deeper into what I actually do I’ll write you a short …

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Swatch of NYX – NPS217 Dark Glitter

Dark Glitter is a red glitter polish in a black jelly base. The glitter particles are bright red hexagons in two different sizes. I tried wearing this on its own, but ended up with four sticky coats that weren’t opaque so I decided to layer it over black underwear instead. I should probably have done …

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Swatch of NYX – NPS210 Blue Glitter

Blue Glitter has a pale, extremely sheer blue base and thin, opalescent hexagon shaped glitter particles in different colors. I’m wearing one coat over Nina Ultra Pro – Sailor, because this polish is so sheer you won’t be able to get it opaque, and I don’t think you’re even supposed to. I love the way …

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