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Going On A Short ‘Vacay’

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Well, folks, I’ve been blogging just about non-stop and swatching just about non-stop for so long that I’m finally worn down by it. I’ve decided that, along with a fabulous mani, I’m going to take a short vacation from blogging — about a week should do it. My brain has been fried by all this updating and swatching and junk, so I’ve got to rest it. However, I will post on Tuesday’s quit smoking topic, and do the Color of the Week on Wednesday, but I won’t push myself.

So, with this I leave you with a new mani I did using Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing, one of three colors I got in last week’s mini Sally’s haul. I’ll return to fully blog again next week.

Purple-Xing

…And a short description. Purple-Xing is a whole bunch of both silver and prismatic chunky glitter in a grape creme base. What’s unique about it is that this creme doesn’t diminish the sparkle from the glitter. This was three coats to full impact.

Now, with that, I leave you until next week, only stopping by during the vacay on Tuesday and Wednesday. Have a great week, everyone!

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My First Collection Review: China Glaze OMG 2BKEWL

October 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Hello, my dear readers, I’ve got something for you. Remember I was talking about a package that I ordered from Trans Design on Monday, and have been reminding you about since then? Well, yesterday it finally arrived, and by the time it did I couldn’t get reliable swatches since the sky was quite dark. But today I managed to get in all the swatches, so here they are. And they’re all in alphabetic order. Check ’em out!

A note about the collex: This is the 2BKEWL set, for those with cool undertones to their skin. I’m one of those, so I went ahead and bought this one first. Also, most colors only needed two coats for full impact.

2NITE

2NITE

2NITE is a cool cornflower/periwinkle blue (you could call it either) prismatic shimmer. I was able to catch the prismatic rainbow better on the nail than in the bottle. This was two coats to full impact.

BFF

BFF

BFF is a cool fuchsia pink prismatic shimmer. This was two coats to full impact.

DV8

DV8

DV8 is a teal prismatic shimmer. This was two coats to full impact.

IDK

IDK

IDK is a soft lilac prismatic shimmer. This was two coats to full impact.

LOL

LOL

LOL is a deep grape prismatic shimmer. This was two coats to full impact.

OMG

OMG

OMG is the namesake of this collex. It’s a floaty silver prismatic shimmer. This was the only one that needed more than two coats- -three were necessary for full impact.

•Application: The formula was pretty watery and runny. I had to make sure to use either thin coats or thick coats, I couldn’t go in between.

•Dry Time: Maybe it was because the formula was so watery and runny going on, but the dry time was seriously fast. All of them dried in under 60 seconds, but in high heat they could dry even quicker.

•Coverage: Most of these covered beautifully in two coats. The only exception was OMG, which needed three. With OMG, I got balding in the first two coats, so the third coat was necessary to remedy that problem.

This collection was a surprise to me. I expected to like OMG the most since it’s the really cool silver one (and the namesake for this collection), but the opposite is true – – I like OMG the least because of its slight application issue. I expected to like 2NITE and IDK the least, but again, the opposite is true – – I actually like 2NITE and IDK the most even though they’re not quite ‘right’ for my skin tone.

Well, that’s it for this review. Have a great afternoon, SilverDiva signing off.