Jes, that’s me… skipping to a new topic in lieu of showing you my peachy end-of-summer lineup as specified in the post below. In order to fulfill that promise, I must purchase some nail wheels at an undesirable location and equally undesirable price. Meanwhile, as I garner courage and pocket money to obtain swatching supplies, here is a cafe gathering of equally illustrious beauties that have been tickling my fancy for some time now…

Flakies #1

Flocados! Ludurana Flash, Essence 08 Night in Vegas, Hits Speciallita Lambada, Impala Novo 70 Love Story

Flakies #1

In the bottles, these have varying degrees of density, albeit with similar gold-orange-green-blue occasional violet) shift. Ludurana Flash is the sparsest, with a unique 3-D constellation-like appearance of flake suspension in the bottle, and greatest blue-violet “flash”.

Flakies #2

Flakies #2

Flakies #2

Colorama Melindrosa – transparent lightest pink base, rainbow color shift a la Nfu-Oh 48
F21 Love & Beauty Pink – unjust description for this version of OPI I Lily Love You, bright pink jelly base with dense glitter and irregularly shaped gold Mylar flakes

Flakies #3

Flakies #3

Flakies #3

Maybelline Colorama 27 Sonic Sunset, Colorama Odalisca, Risque Color Effect Cobertura Encantada (27 has been put to Franck-ening purposes on many an occasion; the other two I will try over my equally brand new Chanel Elixir!)

Flakies #4

Flakies #4

Flakies #4

Lorena Alice – untried for two years now in spite of her beauty
F21 Love & Beauty Light Green – version of L.A. Girls Rock Star Crowd Surfing

Flakies #5

Flakies #5

Flakies #5

Impala Novo 70 Paz e Amor – a la Nfu-Oh 52, albeit sparser and with smaller particles. Layla Ceramic Effect CE52, The Butterfly Effect – a la Nfu-Oh 51

Now, a li’l palette cleanser after all that rainbow. Don’t fret, there are still rainbows to be had, just in transparent bases this go round…

Flakies #6

Flakies #6

Flakies #6

Raio Alfa – rainbow flash, but primarily gold-orange-red
Raio Beta – rainbow flash, but primarily gold-blue-green
Raio Gamma – blue-violet flash only
Espectral – scattered rainbow, a la Finger Paints Twisted. This was the most coveted of the collection, just as Twisted was in the U.S. …

Flakies #6

Mohda Night – green-blue-violet shift only
Mohda Mix Balada – scattered rainbow shift, but not as dense as Espectral or Twisted
These were obtained before the Big Universo Faculas Solares could be found by my Sao Paulo procurer, S. I still like them on their own merits.

Flakies #6

Flakies #6

China Glaze Luxe and Lush – Mylar shards with gold-orange-blue-green shift
Finger Paints Twisted – dense scattered rainbow flakes, many are quite larger particles than Espectral’s

And last but not least, non-topcoat flakie varnishes with opaque bases…

Essence C&G - 119 Boho Chic Essence C&G - 116 Gorgeous Bling Bling NYX - Forever Young

Essence C&G – 119 Boho Chic
Essence C&G – 116 Gorgeous Bling Bling
NYX Advanced Salon Formula – Forever Young

Koh - Blue Universe!, a la OPI Merry Midnight Sasatinnie Super Dolly Fantasy Colour FCGL002, a la Orly Fowl Play

Koh – Blue Universe!, a la OPI Merry Midnight
Sasatinnie Super Dolly Fantasy Colour FCGL002, a la Orly Fowl Play

Yes, it’s true, the hostess of blueberry milk tea is a madwoman. I had thought I didn’t much like flakies, so at one point I gave many away with no attempt to reacquire them. Here is a list of those given up for adoption:

Barielle – Elle’s Spell
Color Club – Fame & Fortune (Mylar shards)
Essie – Shine of the Times
Hits Speciallita – Can Can
Nfu-Oh 48, 49
Nfu-Oh 51 (two bottles!), 52, 54
Nubar – 2010
Orly – Fowl Play
Sally Hansen CSM – Hidden Treasure
Sinful Colors – Green Ocean
Zoya – Chloe

xo blueberry milk tea