This is a beautiful medium purple frost. The vintage violet foil appearance is the perfect transition shade from Summer to Fall. There are plenty of pretty deep purple shimmers out there, but this medium shade is very flattering with my skin tone. Just lovely.
This is a lovely baby blue sheer nail polish with flashes of cotton candy pink, just as the name implies. In certain light, the polish looks like a lavender sheer, but in most conditions, it is a subtle blue with an opalescent pink flash. It's really beautiful on its own, bult also layered over a pink or French tips.
Polishes -Chanel - Les Vernis Nail Colour Pirate #08
dramaqueenie2 9/25/2005 3:20:00 PM
This was my first foray into Chanel nail polish, and I'm feeling a little let down. Pirate looked like it was a rich brown red in the bottle, but after 3 coats (yes that's how many it took so that the whites of my nails wouldn't show through), it's a blue-based red creme. It's a beautiful and classic color, but it does not look like it does in the bottle. And frankly, I have the classic blue-based red from many other brands that look and wear just as well for half the price. I will continue to use this color for my toes, but I won't be rebuying it again.
Sydney Sand is a neutral microshimmer from the China Glaze Down Under Collection. I bought the entire collection, and chose this color to wear first. It's a light sand color, but sometimes I felt it had a bit of a dirty tone to it on me. I really like neutral shades and liked the shimmer of this one in the bottle, but it missed the mark for me. I like the lighter Creative Creme Brulee better with my skintone. However, someone with a darker tone who wears a lot of neutrals would look fabulous in this color. I really like the wear of China Glaze polishes and I would buy this one again. I'm looking forward to trying some of the darker shades in this colections (like Queensland Clay) for Fall.
This is an interesting color--it's a pistachio minty green with gold flashing in the bottle. On the nail, it is a pale celery pearl. I think this color is very attractive for tips or toes. most green polishes I would only wear on my toes, but this one is so subtle and pretty. It would look good for those with lots of creams, neutrals, celery, and various other earth tones in their wardrobe. One may ask how a mint green polish can be classy enough to be called classical, but it is in a vintage Jade-ite collecting, New Englandy kind of way.
This is an interesting color to wear, but it's even more interesting to read other reviews of it. For me, this polish is sheer even with 2 coats. It's a beautiful blushing pink color that blends well with my skintone in natural light and indirect lighting. However, in harsh lighting conditions, such as my bathroom and Ulta, the color looks garishly bright pink. I did not buy it at first when I saw it at Ulta, but then when I saw it again in another store, it looked like a lovely subtle baby pink. I had been looking for a specific sheer pink color that a host on QVC had reccomended. It was out of stock, and I'm happy to report that Essie Stepp'n Out is the exact shade I was looking for. I normally do not like sheers, but this one will be my HG pale pink sheer polish.
This is a fabulous candy apple red shimmer. In the bottle, you can see the ribbons of gold shimmer, but you do not really see them when the polish dries on the nail. What you do see is a complex, multi-faceted true red that's sparkly and sassy. This is my favorite China Glaze nail polish. In fact, it is one of my favorite red polishes of all time. It looks great on tips or toes and I LOVE the name. Treat yourself like a queen and buy this np!
What a fantastic surprise! I ordered this polish online and the swatch led me to believe it was a dark red creme. What I got was a glorious deep berry shimmer. It's very similar to the Holy Grail of all OPI polishes, Bogata Blackberry, but it is a tad less shimmery on the nail and dries slightly darker. The name is worth buying it for, but the fact that it is such a fantastic color and has such great packaging make this my new favorite polish! A+ purchase!
As Time Goes By is a classic nude creme polish. It looks like it have some silver microshimmer in the bottle, but it dries like a creme. It does have a yellow-green cast to it and I was hoping for a pinkish-beige when I ordered it, but it goes on very well and looks great. It's subdued and professional. And I LOVE these bottles. The packaging really make the polish worth coveting for NP collectors. However, Orly Coffee Break is very similar and a fraction of the cost.
This is a great neutral taupe creme polish. It really does look like coffee with cream in it. It's part of the Work collection, and I definitely feel this polish is a great color for the office--it isn't too yellow, so it goes with everything.
This is a great muted brick red creme polish. I think it lasts just as long as the other salon polishes, and I like Orly's packaging (especially the comfort grip on the top/brush). This is a great red to wear in the office--it's professional and a power color. It's too bad the name is associated with Donald Trump, but I'll still give it 5 lippies because I'd go to the boardroom with it and win!
This is a neutral pinkish peach frost. It looks very similar to Essie's Curtain Call in the bottle. I opted for this one because it was slightly darker in the bottle, but it dried lighter than I thought it would. It's a nice neutral frost, but I'd rather wear a shimmer. This one is not for me, but your mileage may vary.
This is a beautiful periwinkle twinkling blue polish that's great for pedicures. It's very sheer, so I always layer it over a neutral base. The more coats I use, the twinklier my toes become! I really like Orly polishes, but the cremes are my favorite.
This is a great cranberry red shimmer in the bottle. It's like a deep, scintallating ruby. The red is deeper than OPI's I'm Not Really a Waitress, but the np dries like a creme. I wish it had more sparkle or shimmer like it does in the bottle. It's neutral enough to look great with any skin tone.
This is a classic brown shimmer. It's a classic, understated choice well suited for Fall and winter. The unexpected twist is that this color has a copper shimmer instead of gold or clear. It does dry darker than it appears in the bottle--it reminds me of a fudgesicle. YUMMY!