Posts tagged ‘Finger Paints’

Comparisons: Same name, different colour

China Glaze Dope Taupe, Sinful Colors Taupe is Dope, Sinful Colors So Daupe, China Glaze Head to Taupe

I went to Sally Beauty the other day and fell in love with Head to Taupe

China Glaze Dope Taupe – Fall 2016 Rebel

China Glaze Head to Taupe – S/S 2017 Shades of Nude

Essie – Excuse Me, Sur

OPI – Excuse Me, Big Sur

Excuse Me, Sur – Essie Spring 2017 B’aha Moment

Excuse Me, Big Sur – OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming

2x each

China Glaze – For Audrey

Finger Paints – Tiffany Imposter

Claire’s – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Picture Polish – Tiffany

Wet n Wild Megalast – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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China Glaze – For Audrey

Finger Paints – Tiffany Imposter

Claire’s – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Picture Polish – Tiffany

Wet n Wild Megalast – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

xx blueberry milk tea

Unintentionally frightful horror bling mash

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Multichrome Comparison Library, Volume I: abridged + revised, sans Chanel Peridot

I went for Dance Legend Knight/The Knight as my benchmark instead, and it’s love…
There *is* no comparison — I think I’ve found my desert island varnish!

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L to R:

1 – OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, bottle shot below

2 – HITS Mari Moon Trendy

3 – HITS Mari Moon Cool, bottle shot below (both revived with Seche Restore)

4 – Finger Paints Bombshell, bottle shot below

Here’s another daisy wheel for reference as we go along, in case you’ve lost track 🙂

5 – Bourjois Fashion Show a New York, bottle shot below

6 – Sinful Colors Snake It Out (magnetic snake pattern, here — since I goofed it up badly on the current wheel)

7 – Deborah Milano Shine Tech 70

8 – Maybelline Color Show LE Boho Gold

9 – Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Plume

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10 – Catrice 840 Genie In The Bottle

All of the above are three coats on the nail wheel.

Sinful Colors likely has several patch jobs more; what an awful mess I made of that chip!

Such a beautiful varnish and the pattern the magnet makes is so unique — only problem is, I hit the chip with the magnet several times and painted over the pattern to repair the damage.  I couldn’t get the magnet to work its magic again after so much spackling…

Now check dis out, varnish literati.

11-13 – Dance Legend Knight/The Knight, at 1x, 2x, 3x

Then 14-16 – China Glaze Gone Glamping, at 1x, 2x, 3x

Vive la difference … gorgeousss!
xx blueberry milk tea

Final final: am I pink or am I peach?

Finishing up. This series has been lollygagging and getting shuffled around for some time until I could find some nail wheels in stock at the local beauty supply…

Meanwhile, I got my paws on American Apparel Dance from the shop on Grant Avenue in San Francisco, so it got bumped to the front of the line. 🙂

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It is triple-digit weather these days, since summer solstice.

Two coats on the nail wheel + intense heat + blast of air conditioning = horrid application!

Enlightening nonetheless, no?  Swatching makes me wonder what I was thinking, as the colours appear so very different from their bottle shades.

xx blueberry milk tea

Finishing up the cool wintermint series…

…and plunging ahead into sea green and turquoise waters, all in one go!

Actually, I had to move all of these lineups, including take one, farther away than usual (over to the “green shelf”) due to nocturnal asphyxiation on my own vice-ridden air. Seriously, varnish fumes are overwhelming my bedroom at night. Maybe these bottles come alive and party on the rooftop of the Alex condo and less luxe tenements while I’m trying to sleep…

Swatches coming later; I’m out of nail wheels and want to have every single variation of green catalogued thus before the end of March!

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Above:

Catrice Am I Blue or Green?

The Face Shop Lovely ME EX Nails GR501

Peripera GR310

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Catrice Minter Wonderland

L’Apogee Be Happy Viagem

Piggy Polish Star Boulevard

Essie Blossom Dandy

Sinful Colors Be Happy

Hard Candy Record Breaker

Nails Inc. Haymarket

H&M Tropical Ocean

Spoiled Mar-zi-panna

Pop-arazzi Shell Me More

Nature Republic Color Waltz BL506 Milky Sky

Nuance Salma Hayek Sea Glass

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Above:

Rimmel 60 Seconds Mintilicious

China Glaze For Audrey

Impala Sereia

China Glaze Aquadelic

Sinful Colors Nice Stems

Peripera GR301

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Big Teal

Essie Where’s My Chauffeur?

Misa Blue Jade Vine

NOPI Poised for Turquoise

Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter

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Dior St. Tropez

Sinful Shine At Sea

Revlon Colorstay Full House

Cover Girl Outlast Glosstinis Blue Hawaiian (this colour deserves a throne-tini in my book)

OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook

China Glaze The Giver Capacity to See Beyond

Essie In the Cab-ana

WnW Gyp-sea Green

Camila Coelho YNC Blue Jade

Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing

NYX ASF Aqua

Essence Vintage District 02 Shopping @ Portobello Road

Bobbi Brown Turquoise (dupe to OPI Nicki Minaj Fly, so they say…)

Sigh.  Exhausted!  Hope I’m not awakened by fumes again tonight…

xx zZz blueberry milk tea

Box of bonbons, part one

Intended for Valentine’s Day, so a little overdue…

Meanwhile, lunch is served at the café, before we partake in some dessert-like varnishes!

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Baked tofu gratin over Thai jasmine rice.

Other kitchen sink ingredients include uncured pastrami, shaved broccoli stalks and carrot, organic tofu, Japanese kokumaro stew cream, artisanal bacon cheddar cheese, French fleur de sel.

vanilla buttercream

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I was absolutely smitten by these two SH CSM varnishes from the new NYFW collection.

When I brought them home together last week, I had no idea they would be so close to OPI and Essie…

milk bordeaux

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Any idea yet which filling you’re going to choose?

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cherry nut buttercream

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dark choco raspberry heart

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dark soft centers

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Ugh, I’m stuffed!

This post took forever (way past Valentine’s Day, yes?) to put together, and the display of sweets isn’t over yet — I omitted Essie Cashmere Matte Wrap Me Up from the Vanilla Buttercream lineup, so will include her in part two, where I’ll swatch and compare the assortments above.

The Skinfood trio set also deserves its own post and commentary — después de haberme desempalagado (after getting rid of this sickeningly sweet feeling). 🙂

Love,
xx blueberry milk tea

PFF Series: unrequited love for dulce de leche

My first valentine to caramel nudes was handed out almost a year ago, here.

First on the dulce de leche nude scene were these paramours, four were swatched on a bottle cap last Valentine’s Day, others were courted over the course of 2014:

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Gradually over the past year, other caramel (and even a few lighter, peachy-leaning base makeup-shade) suitors painted their way into my heart:

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I even made a commitment to Dulce de Leche’s slightly browner counterpart, Barefoot in Barcelona…

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…as well as to their two respective Finger Paints doppelgangers, Art History 101 and Frame of Reference (featured in last Valentine’s Day love letter). The photo shoot for this duo was none too flattering, so no images here.

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Above, four new kids on the block that I have a crush on.

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Swatched (2x all) out of order due to falling in love with total strangers 🙂

1 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Bare It All (January 2015)

2 – Urban Outfitters Tusk (November 2014)

3 – OPI Barefoot in Barcelona (December 2014)

4 – OPI Dulce de Leche (early 2014)

5 – L’Oreal Collection Privee Julianne’s Nude (mid-2014)

6 – China Glaze Dress Me Up (early 2014)

7 – Risqué Bali (early 2014)

8 – Finger Paints Art History 101 (mid-2014)

9 – Finger Paints Frame of Reference (early 2014)

10 – Sally Hansen CSM Brown Nose (December 2014)

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Much more attractive than they appear above; will have to present them in another light soon.

xx blueberry milk tea