Swatches of OPI – 50 Shades of Grey Collection

Hey guys! Long time, no blogging again! There’s just so much you can do when your nails break off, you know… Oh well. Onto the swatches! A few weeks ago my friend Tina over at Beleza gave me this entire collection since she had already swatched them and needed space for more polish. Oh poor …

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Swatch of China Glaze – Black Diamond

Autumn is here and I am back! Due to some personal stuff I will probably not be able to post as often as I would like, but I really will try. Especially after so many of you answered my question about which you’d rather see here – tutorials or swatches (the result was pretty much …

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Nail art: Ultra Brutal Technical Death Metal

My dear friend Emma invited me to come watch her boyfriend’s band Smothered play tonight, and even though I’m not much of a metal fan, I am a fan of her and her boyfriend so I’m showing my support regardless my musical preference. So, naturally I need to wear nails that go with the occasion, …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 160 Licorice

Licorice is a cool dark grey cream polish and one that I bought and swatched last fall but didn’t get the change to write about until now. It’s a very nice autumn shade, but also a good winter shade I think, when you’re all red-and-green-ed out after Christmas. This is three thin coats without topcoat, …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 19 Deep Grey

Deep Grey is a charcoal shimmer polish, bordering on a frost finish. It’s so beautiful in its simplicity that I am almost ashamed to say that this was an untried for me until I took these photos. I find it difficult to tell whether the base is black and just so crammed with frosty shimmer …

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Swatches of China Glaze Tranzitions collection

Today I have the Tranzitions collection from China Glaze to show you. I was a bit skeptic towards these polishes when they were first launched, because I don’t like wearing polishes without topcoat to seal and protect them, but it was a lot of fun applying these. The colors are a bit strange, if you …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 42 Moon Dust

Moon Dust is a sheer grey based slightly duochromatic polish with big shimmer particles or possibly foil flakes that shift from bright purple to a pinkish color. I needed four coats for this polish, which is not just annoying and time consuming, it also feels like I’m wasting a lot of polish since the bottles …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 41 Meteorite

Meteorite is a dark blue metallic foil polish with a hint of purple undertones. At first I thought this would be a wonderful polish, then when I saw it in the bottle I was disappointed, until I actually applied it. What a brilliant polish this is! It has such a nice depth to it, one …

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Swatch of Nordic Cap – 24

24 is a sheer medium grey polish with tiny glass flecks which I didn’t see in the bottle when I bought it. At the first coat I thought this polish would never get opaque, because it just left a wash of greyness and a slight shimmer, but it took only two more to get it …

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Swatch of OPI – Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede

Note: Updated photo Jan-03-2013 Last one to be swatched is Suzi Skiis In The Pyrenees – Suede. I had asked for Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, but Royden must have grabbed the wrong bottle. The two polishes are so similar though, that anyone could have made that mistake. The Suede effect was a surprise though. When I …

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Swatch of OPI – I Have a Herring Problem

Note: Updated photos Jan-03-2013 When Royden went to Estonia (yes, he went as well), he was kind enough to buy me three polishes by OPI! Don’t I have a nice husband? First one to be swatches is denim blue I Have a Herring Problem from the Holland collection. Royden chose this one for me because …

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