Posts tagged ‘Kleancolor’

New in: stocking up on greens for Fall

3x each

Background is the back cover of Nail Book:  Cute & Short Nail E-Mook, published by Takarajimasha, June 2015

xx blueberry milk tea

Nude silhouettes No. 1, starring OPI Tickle My France-y (both versions)

Last holiday weekend, I was able to create and organize my nude shelf, and thus get the comparisons all lined up properly.  I’m doing this one first cos Miss MC has been very patient with me, awaiting her varnish parcel since two seasons ago.  Now, MC, I can finally send you the vintage version of OPI TMF for your growing collection!  Take a glimpse of these beauties and enjoy the show, the first in a lengthy series.

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Milani Vanilla Almond, Revlon Gray Suede (Marchesa LE version), OPI Tickle My France-y 2009, Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge (original version), Colorama Chic Pele

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge (original version), Colorama Chic Pele, Finger Paints Whatta Dish, OPI Tickle My France-y 2013, KleanColor 49 Mocha

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1 – Milani Vanilla Almond

2 – Revlon Gray Suede (Marchesa LE version)

3 – OPI Tickle My France-y 2009

4 – Colorama Chic Pele

5 – Finger Paints Whatta Dish

6 – OPI Tickle My France-y 2013

7 – KleanColor 49 Mocha

8 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Grunge (original version)*

*added this after remembering having done a Skittles mani with it, OPI TMF 2009, and Deborah Lippmann Modern Love (which I no longer own and am attempting to re-obtain).  RBL Grunge fits best among these where I’ve placed it in the bottle lineup images, or between 3 and 4 on the nail wheel…

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These are the three shimmers of the lineup:  Revlon Gray Suede, RBL Grunge (original version), and Finger Paints Whatta Dish.  Revlon and RBL look like PFFs in the bottle; Gray Suede is just a tad warmer/peachier on the nail wheel, while Grunge is more neutral flesh-toned and greyer… but not by much!  FP has a lot more silver microshimmer than its neighbors and leans pinky-mauve-er.  See last nail wheel photo for reference; it’s the most color accurate.

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I can’t remember what year the OPI France collection actually came out, maybe it was 2008.  But I bought my first version of TMF in 2009 and didn’t use it until four years later.  I didn’t like it at all in 2013 (when I did the aforementioned Skittles mani), yet noticed that my eye always gravitated to it immediately in shops, even those with massive OPI displays. I also noticed that the one in the shops seemed much more attractive than my thin, sicklier version at home.  It was definitely mauver, for one thing.  So I purchased it, kicking myself for now owning two bottles of a varnish I don’t even like (at the time, I was also trying to get rid of RBL Grunge and Deborah Lippmann Modern Love, and had long ago swapped Revlon Gray Suede, which I repurchased just this year).

When organizing my new nude shelf, I could not tell the two TMFs apart and only upon opening each for swatching could I tell which was the 2009 version, since I used it once and 2013 is still untried!  My verdict is that 2013 does indeed lean the slightest bit mauver in the bottle and on the nail wheel.  Also, the formula is more opaque and smoother than 2009.  My two centimes.  🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

Ode to purple, stanza I: glitter beauty shots and comparisons

O purple, how do I love thee?

Let me count the glittery ways…

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Above and below, Ella Effect Color Purple, Kleancolor 131 Silver Lining, Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper 01 It’s Purplicious

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Above and below:  Essence 01 It’s Purplicious (small particle version; there are two or three versions of this topper knocking about Earth), Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter Tokio Girl, Essence Nail Art Twins Reloaded 02 Julia (German for Juliet, lol, for real!), Essence Hugs & Kisses TE 03 Crazy in Love

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Above and below, 1x each:  Ella, Kleancolor, Essence Purplicious, Top Beauty, Essence Julia, Essence Crazy in Love.  Ella shows her violet flash not at all in these images.  Kleancolor is a stunning gold-silver mix with the occasional light purple sequin.  Essence Crazy in Love has silver holo hearts every once in a while…

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Innisfree 108 Aquarius, Realce Glitter Roxo 613

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Innisfree 108 Aquarius, Realce Glitter Roxo 613, Wet n Wild Mega Rocks 498 At Will Call, Essence Snow White TE 01 Evil Queen

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Final strophe, L to R:

Ella Effect Color Purple

Kleancolor 131 Silver Lining

Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper o1 It’s Purplicious

Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter Tokio Girl

Essence Nail Art Twins Reloaded 02 Julia

Essence Hugs & Kisses 03 Crazy in Love

Innisfree 108 Aquarius

Realce Glitter Roxo 613

Wet n Wild Mega Rocks 498 At Will Call

Essence Snow White TE 01 Evil Queen

xx b.(m)t. cummings

Blame it on Rio: seven pink lady ho’ los

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From left:  KleanColor 134 Holo Pink, Layla 03 Retro Pink, Golden Rose Paris Holographic 117, Impala Celebrate Ame Muito, Jade Delirio Rosa, Jade Deja Vu, Wet n Wild Hannah Pinktana

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Nail wheel order, L to R:  KleanColor 134 Holo Pink, Layla 03 Retro Pink, Impala Celebrate Ame Muito, Golden Rose Paris Holographic 117, Jade Delirio Rosa, Jade Deja Vu, Wet n Wild Hannah Pinktana (reversed Golden Rose and Impala in the lineup above and throughout this post)

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Nail wheel order, L to R:  KleanColor 134 Holo Pink, Layla 03 Retro Pink, Impala Celebrate Ame Muito, Golden Rose Paris Holographic 117, Jade Delirio Rosa, Jade Deja Vu, Wet n Wild Hannah Pinktana

From April 2009 Steven Klein photographs of Madonna Ciccone in W Magazine, cover and editorial “Blame it on Rio”.

xo beijinhos, blueberry milk tea

Superfoxxx-es not pictured here:

Catherine Arley 666

China Glaze Astro-Hot

China Glaze BFF

Color Club Miss Bliss

Glitter Gal Copper Frappe

Hits No Olimpo Hestia

Jade Aurora, Over the Rainbow

Kiko 402 Jewel Pink

Ludurana Maravilhosa

Milani Digital

Nfu Oh 63, 64

Nubar Prize

OPI DS Signature

Rivka Carrie

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Pink Rose Diamond

Teeez Smooth

Urban Outfitters Pink Holo

Summertime roundup, wild card: peachy apricot glitters

I quickly got bored of the summertime roundup before it was even part way completed and wish to move on to other color pastures. The bottles are lined up orderly across my bedroom floor, however, and must be photographed in the event a patron of the café finds them useful for reference or simply beautiful to behold. Further on in the roundup (with luck, to be finished by the end of September 2013), I will show the juicy orange and fruit punch-y glitters on offer. For now, as a beloved university mate used to say, take a visual of this purty duo (Etude House Apricot Candy and KleanColor 138 Holo Orange):

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On the nail wheel: Etude House Apricot Candy, KleanColor 138 Holo Orange, EH with KC as a top coat, EH with KC as a base. Both look better layered than alone. If I could stand the noxious glue fumes of KC and had the patience to wait for it to dry, I would attempt a sandwich with KC, EH, KC. Now THAT might be worth the nausea…

Do try this duo together in some fashion, ladies. I hope you were inspired by your visit to the café!

xo blueberry milk tea

Summertime roundup: three rows deep, y’all

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Yeeesh, this was a lotta work lassoing these all together onto one shelf. But now that they’re corralled, it’ll be that much easier to swatch and photograph them in detail for you. In spite of my best efforts, I’ve overlooked quite a few and will rustle up them stragglers in the next few weeks.

xo your earnest cowgirl,
blueberry milk tea

Ouf! Des couleurs “fugly”…

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