Swatches of Ciaté Haute House mini collection

Hi everyone! My mother gave this cute little set to me for Christmas, and since I regrettably couldn’t get my hands on the Ciaté advent calendar this year, the Haute House set was a perfect little replacement. Overall, I’m very pleased with these polishes, the formulas are very nice, two of them are one coaters …

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Swatch of OPI – Peace & Love & OPI

Check out this beauty! Alright, you might have seen this polish on countless blogs before but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Peace & Love & OPI is a beautiful duochromatic polish which shifts from a cool grayish lilac to a warm pink. In the bottle, the colors shift even further onto gold and even …

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Swatch of OPI – Elephantastic Pink

Elephantastic Pink is the perfect medium pink cream polish. It has a hint of a yellow undertone (that made my camera go ballistic and capture it as a peach, so I had to color correct it a lot), and as such it suits my skin tone perfectly. This is two medium coats and no topcoat, …

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Kiss – Gradation Polishes (pink)

These products were sent to me by the company or its PR company for my honest review. Kiss Gradation polishes are such a cute idea – they come in a box of three polishes in the same color family and makes gradients quite easy. The first polish is a sheer pale pink glitter polish with …

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Swatches of Mavala Delicious Collection

Spring is in the air and pastels are on my nails! This collection is two years old, and I bought it as it came out. I did swatch them all back then but I thought I’d reswatch them properly because they are definitely worth it, and I didn’t really do them justice last time. You …

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Swatches of Estée Lauder Travel Exculsive Collection

The red and berry red polishes are not color corrected, see below for accurate colors. My husband and I went to the Canary Islands last week, and I picked up a few polishes while we were there. This cute little travel collection from Estée Lauder I picked up at the airport on our way home. …

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Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances and ORLY – Space Cadet

Like I said in my previous post, Million Chances really reminded me of Space Cadet, so I decided to do a proper comparison. They look a bit different in their bottles due to the different shapes of the bottles – the light hits them in different angles. But, on the nails, it’s nearly impossible to …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances

Million Chances is a beautiful shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect. The base is a sheer teal, and the shimmer particles go from pink to gold to green. This is two coats on black underwear, since it’s much too sheer to wear on its own, and no top coat. Remind you of anything? …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 176 Power Pink

Power Pink is a dusty peachy pink cream polish that I am surprisingly comfortable in. The photos don’t really show that the polish is slightly pinker than my skintone, but it is. This is two coats without topcoat, it applies slightly uneven and not so self-levelling, but the second coat sorts that out. Very office …

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Swathes of China Glaze – Sunsational collection part 1: The Creams

I’ve had these polishes since this summer, and this post has been sitting around ever since. I swatched them quite soon after I received them, but I just didn’t have the time or energy to write about them until now. You have probably seen thousands of swatches of these polishes around the nail blog universe, …

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Swatch of ORLY – Rock-It

Rock-It is a reddish pink polish with large, slightly duochromatic shimmer flakes. The base is very magenta, but the golden flakes make it look more red once opaque. This is three coats and no topcoat. Application was alright, but I really dislike having to add a third coat. It dried fairly quickly though, so no …

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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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