Posts from the ‘Neon or saturated purples’ Category

Suddenly, last summer

Chanel Le Vernis Summer 2015 consisted of:
697 Terrana
707 Mediterranee
717 Coquelicot
727 Lavanda

I successfully resisted all four.

When I spotted this post on kosmetista.ru, late last year, it serendipitously coincided with the inauguration of the Kiko Milano U.S. website.

I picked up those varnishes, and more.

After I had put my Kiko PFFs together, I kept wishing I had Colorama Hippie Chic in my collection, which seemed to me an apt Chanel Mediterranee Brazilian doppelganger.

Of course, I already had her.  As well as these others!

Top Beauty Esquenta Café Espresso

Colorama Hippie Chic

Impala Meus Segredos Abafa o Caso

Impala Meus Segredos Eu Confesso

Adding Kiko 489 as my PFF pick to Chanel Coquelicot, here is the kosmetista.ru post lineup:

Kiko 373 Burnt Sienna

Kiko 528 Ocean Green

Kiko 489 Pearly Golden Mango

Kiko 333 Bright Violet

I subsequently added some other Kiko numbers to my collection, which seemed to me perhaps even better PFFs to Chanel Summer 2015.  I have no way of knowing, since I didn’t jump quickly enough on the Chanel purchasing bandwagon.

Kiko 373 Burnt Sienna

Kiko 387 Turquoise

Kiko 361 Raspberry

Kiko 292 Uva Chiaro

Finally, here are side-by-side lineups of each potential PFF:

xx beijos e bessos blueberry milk tea

Collections: WnW Lost in the Wildflowers

I walked into a drugstore yesterday looking to purchase a specific member of Essie Bridal 2016, but came out with these Summer 2016 (?) beauties instead.

They’re even brighter and more saturated than these images express (rainy day here in Northern California + my lack of photography skill).

Love x 4 = $6 USD (BOGO 50% off)

Also emerged with SH CSM Gel Twiggy + Wet My Thistle, two I’ve had my eye on since they appeared on the market, for $2.50 USD each (hooray!) 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

California Girl: a slice of my Wet n Wild rainbow

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xx blueberry milk tea

Summer, just around the corner…

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China Glaze – Celtic Sun (neon)
Dance Legend Malibu series – Baywatch (pink), Humaliwo (mint), Piña Colada (pastel orange)
Flower – Tiger Lily
L’Apogee Be Happy – Cupcake (bit of shimmer)
Models Own Hyper Gel – Cerise Shine
Nature Republic – 03 (neon)
Nicole by OPI – Simply Sub-lime
NYC – Penn Station Pink
Paul & Joe Summer 2015 – 008 Dragon Fruit (pink), 009 Bitter Lime (yellow green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Pop of Pink
Urban Outfitters – Bandeau (dark purple neon), Hot Tub (searing pink neon)

xx blueberry milk tea *wearing sunglasses indoors*

Purple palace: PFF pile driving, or ye olde one-two

Although I have all eight purple palace PFF piles in an organized lineup, photographing them is another matter.

The weather is not on the side of palace construction workers this Sunday, so we will knock off early with the following. 🙂

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Outdoors:  Flowerista, Pamplona Purple, Bright Purple, Purple Reign

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Indoors

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Outdoors, with Sinful Shine Go Glossy tacked on the tail end

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SSGG is actually a crossover; she likely belongs in the second PFF pile, below.

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Outdoors:  Intense Plum, Anti-Bleak, Go Glossy

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Indoors

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Indoors, while the sun showed up for a brief moment!

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All eight of these purple palace PFF pile driving comparisons will only be performed with previously unshown building materials; surely more potential PFFs can be found here or here!

xx blueberry milk tea

Purple Palace: OPI crème cornerstones

Edification of the intercontinental Euro-American purple palace is a never-ending work in progress.

Oftentimes, since I’ve been working solo for the past few years (sans my missing in action partner in crime alelvi123), it is easy to lose the blueprint and start building haphazardly, so that the place starts looking like some kind of Victorian eccentricity, with all manner of curlicues, adornment and oddly-shaped rooms

After spending most of my free moments this Saturday dusting off blueprints, building blocks and previously constructed foundations, I became entirely overwhelmed by tackling this feat on my own.

So I decided to take the wrecking ball to what I haven’t shown you yet (whilst leaving intact the foundation of what I have), and attempt to reorganize the architecture of these little bottles using the following lineup as cornerstones…

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Pamplona Purple, Anti-Bleak, In The Cable Carpool Lane, Sleigh Parking Only, Skating on Thin Iceland, Vant to Bite My Neck?

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Lost My Bikini in Molokini, Do They Have This Color in Stockholm?

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Pamplona Purple, Anti-Bleak

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In the Cable Carpool Lane, Sleigh Parking Only

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Skating on Thin Iceland, Vant to Bite My Neck?

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Coming tomorrow:  PFF pillars to the OPI crème cornerstones of the purple palace!

xx blueberry milk tea

Comparisons: OPI cool, dusty + bright medium purple quad

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Do You Lilac It?,  A Grape Fit, Planks a Lot, Hello Hawaii Ya?

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Do You Lilac It?, A Grape Fit, Planks A Lot, Hello Hawaii Ya?

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Clockwise:  Hello Hawaii Ya (on its side), Do You Lilac It?, A Grape Fit

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Cooler, brighter, sheerer, dustier …

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Do You Lilac It? + A Grape Fit, 1x – Planks a Lot + Hello Hawaii Ya?, 2x

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1x each

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2x each

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Clockwise:  A Grape Fit (on its side), Do You Lilac It?, Planks A Lot, Hello Hawaii Ya?

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1x each, 2x each

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Clockwise:  Planks A Lot (on its side), Hello Hawaii Ya?, A Grape Fit

Mini OPI history lesson:

Brights 2005 – Do You Lilac It? (thanks to Polish Garden for her exhaustive collection lists — I couldn’t find the year this varnish came out anywhere but here!)

Brights 2009 Paige Premium Denim – A Grape Fit

Pirates of the Caribbean 2011 – Planks A Lot

Hawaii 2015 – Hello Hawaii Ya?

xx blueberry milk tea