First off, to appease Mr. 12, who constantly wants me to insert his stuff as props to enhance my bottle images:

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Hot Wheels 1965 Bonneville, Essence C&G 132 Break Through 🙂

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Enter Break Through’s more sophisticated sisters:  SH CSM 500 Trouble Maker, Catrice Thrilling Me Softly LE C03 Occult.

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I was all over Trouble Maker whilst awaiting Occult’s arrival from Spain.  I can still remember spotting Trouble Maker in the shop among the lineup, and the Rihanna earworm cueing once again:  where have you been all my li-i-i-i-i-ife?

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My Catrice spygirls on multiple European fronts have all reported that Occult is the least popular of the varnishes in the Thrilling Me Softly LE, since it’s the only one they can still find on the stands.  Well, j’adore — Occult is darker than Trouble Maker and less dusty, more vampy… I’m thrilled (!) to have both in my clutches.

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Risqué Sapatilha de Micanga, NYC 248 Manhattan

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SdM is lighter and sheerer than Manhattan, but they are truly PFFs — cranberry red wine burgundy purples.

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NYC 266 Battery Park Purple, Colorama Noite de Gala, China Glaze Evening Seduction

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NYC Manhattan and Battery Park Purple are so close in the bottle that I mixed them up on the nail wheel (it’s obvious on the nail wheel that Manhattan is a much brighter burgundy to BPPs grape).

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Really, really close — but no cigar for Colorama and China Glaze.  ChG is much darker and looks almost black in comparison.  NYC is a bit lighter and sheerer than Colorama, but they are indeed PFFs.

L to R, 2x each:

1 – Essence C&G Break Through

2 – SH CSM Trouble Maker

3 – Catrice Thrilling Me Softly LE Occult

4 – NYC Battery Park Purple (here is where I got mixed up — please mentally shift this tab between Manhattan and Noite de Gala)

5 – Risqué Sapatilha de Micanga

6 – NYC Manhattan

7 – Colorama Noite de Gala

8 – China Glaze Evening Seduction

(New York City and Sao Paulo must be spying on each other in the nail polish department.)

xo blueberry milk tea