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PFF Series: international purple accords

The Americans and South Koreans came to immediate agreement …

Essie Spring 2016 Lounge Lover – Shade On

Innisfree x Paul Frank – 183

Italian diplomats Kiko 331 and 332 opted for a decidedly paternal approach.

Members of the American delegation bonded in fraternity.

Nina Ultra Pro Lilac-ing Discipline

OPI A Grape Fit

The Brazilians got catty with a bright Brit.

Hits Speciallita Hello Kitty set – Plum

Nails Inc. Lexington Gardens

American NYX ASF Lavender sidled up in appreciation of British Nails Inc.’s warmth.

China Glaze All Aboard felt rather ostracized due to misidentification.

She is by all appearances a rather muted American national, but was mistaken due to her name badge for bored mainland Chinese.

A lively German joined the talks, quickly stepping into line, just as a doppelganger delegate from South Korea showed up in support of her countrywoman.

Catrice 130 Lucky in Lilac

Nature Republic 22

Brash American WnW On a Trip horned in next to her younger, more subdued fellow Yank Essie.

Members of the American and Italian contingents felt right at home with the exceedingly bright Turks and Swedes.

Flormar Super Neon Colors N009

Face Stockholm One Hundred Seven

New York representatives Nolita’s Lavender and Jacaranda Flower remained a mere vote shy between them of reaching purple peace.

Although American OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm’s and Brazilian Impala Fun Ploc’s stomachs were churning, they managed to stand tall and make pointed remarks, respectively.

Brit Rimmel and Yank China Glaze found affinity with the beleaguered North-South American pair.

Rimmel Salon Pro Purple Rain

When session reconvenes:  the roundtable, aka the nail wheel.

xx blueberry milk tea

Polish playroom

I started out playing a game of solitaire with just a deck of peachy nudes, but this soon morphed into pulling out other long-neglected toys, which I thought to share with you…

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Po de Arroz, Have a Tempura Tan-trum

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Risqué Po de Arroz, OPI Have a Tempura Tan-trum

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NOPI Carrie Underwood Love My Pups, Etude House Nymph Aura Glam Nail Kit – Pure Pink,  Impala Fun Rosa Candy

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Essie Spin the Bottle, Maybelline Color Show Rebel Bouquet Beach Blossom

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Essie Nude Beach, Bonita Once Upon a Time, Essie Perennial Chic, SH CSM Au Nature-al

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NOPI Carrie Underwood Southern Charm, Wet n Wild Private Viewing, F21 L&B Peach

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NOPI Who Are You Calling a Shrimp?, SH CSM Poof! Be-gonia, Loradew Better Girl 14, OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster

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Essence C&G Boho Chic, Essence C&G Gorgeous Bling Bling, Urban Outfitters Marsala, NYX ASF Forever Young

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Boho Chic, Gorgeous Bling Bling, Forever Young, all 2x

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UO Marsala, NYX ASF Forever Young, 2x

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xx your polish play date, 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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Above:

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

Comparisons: the color of money

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Misa Dirty Sexy Money.  Finishing up.

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Here’s a recap of where we’ve been…

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…and here’s where we’re going presently, below:

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Peripera GR309 Mod Green, Catrice Jade Is Not My Name, NYX ASF Jade, Catrice I Sea You!, Misa DSM, Ginger + Liz New Money

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L to R:

Peripera GR309 Mod Green

Catrice Jade Is Not My Name

NYX ASF Jade

Catrice I Sea You!

Misa Dirty Sexy Money

Ginger + Liz New Money (blue-greener, darker and brighter than the rest)

I don’t have Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion, Models Own Slate Green, CND Urban Oasis, Ludurana Acalma…

…or a great many other PFFs to Misa DSM that I spotted on a Russian message board (my advice is not to ever venture to Russian nail message boards — even archival entries from 2012 are detrimental to yearning eyeballs as well as the pocketbook, lol).

Haven’t seen it compared or mentioned anywhere, but YSL Vert d’Orient also looks very close to this color family. So does Essie School of Hard Rocks. Estee Lauder Teal Topaz leans bluer, but she’s a moneyed relative (and a real beauty).

Catrice x 2 + Misa DSM hereby declared Polish Friends Forever. 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

New in, courtesy of Cherryculture

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Oldies but goodies, all!

NYX ASF:

Turquoise Glitter

Aqua

Jade

Lavender

China Glaze:

Aquadelic

CG in the City

Only one for which I don’t have a dupe is this last, CG in the City.

When the Metro collection came out in 2011, I was just getting into nail varnish (meaning that I would actually consider buying China Glaze and Orly — prior, I thought their bottles and colors so unattractive, I never even looked in their direction on shop shelves).  I bought the entire Metro collection except for CG in the City, meaning to acquire it later.  When later came, I could no longer find it.  Meanwhile, I had swapped away most if not all of the Metro collection, and have only recently repurchased Skyscraper on the auction site.

In comparison to the crazy array of glitters that have since been introduced to the market, Skyscraper and CG in the City seem tame, almost conservative.  I’m still very, very pleased to have them both in my clutches at last. 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

PFF Series: Pistachio + Celery + Sage Greens

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Sort of stuck waiting on the current batch of Brazilians to arrive before I can approach the green shelf (and others) for comparisons.  Since I’ve long considered the tones you see before you my least favoured of the many greens I own, I thought it was safe to go ahead and line them up without risk of adding more to my collection just a few days later and thus leaving out key bottles…  this has occurred with just about every post I’ve composed in the past few months (sigh, compulsions!).

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NYX Pastel Pistachio, Essie Navigate Her

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These two are thick as thieves PFFs in the bottle as well as on the nail wheel – since I had swatched them a few weeks ago and only took mental notes (could have sworn I wrote down the details, but can’t find them anywhere), I couldn’t remember which was which on the nail wheel, they’re that close.  Essie has the thinner formula, as usual.

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In the photo above, I switched ’em — the 3x swatches give a better hint of what’s in the bottle in this particular image.

L to R:  Essie Navigate Her, NYX Pastel Pistachio, Sinful Colors Song of Summer, Orly Coachella Dweller, Sinful Colors Olympia

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Again, Sinful Colors Song of Summer, Orly Coachella Dweller, Sinful Colors Olympia

Each of these three came out in respective summer collections, varying years.  These days, when one hears Coachella, it brings to mind music and festivals, but methinks Orly also makes reference to the fact that the Coachella Valley is where they grow lots and lots of lettuce…

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L to R:  Essie Navigate Her, NYX Pastel Pistachio, Sinful Colors Song of Summer, Orly Coachella Dweller, Sinful Colors Olympia

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We call these greens with high proportions of yellow and brightness “celery greens” in English, although like many other colour to nature references, they’re definite misnomers.

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Sinful Colors Seaweed and Rimmel 60 Seconds Sage All the Rage.  Rimmel is darker, but they’re herbal PFFs in tonality.

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These two are dustier than the immediate image above; the first image of this pair is spot-on with no manipulation required.

It was established long ago by varnish aficionadas that Essie Da Bush is a PFF to OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Stranger Tides; I don’t have either unfortunately but you see above their third-party PFF, Sinful Colors Seaweed.  If you can no longer find any member of that trio, then Rimmel is currently available in the U.S. at WalMart!

Happy summer solstice to all!

Off to devour a slice of Watergate cake + green tea with vanilla soymilk 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

Summertime roundup: now complete with swatches

Done! And I even found some unintended PFFs in the bunch. This could be a never-ending endeavor, one I wish I hadn’t begun

I’ll first show you the Polish Friends Forever I’ve discovered. I worked very hard on swatching and listing the Summertime Roundup nail wheel colors (two coats each!), but wasn’t impressed with the overall images. The PFFs are more interesting…

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So here we have Sinful Colors 1258 Eva So Bright, Sinful Colors 108 Timbleberry and Catrice Revoltaire LE C03 Colour Bomb. Eva So Bright is just a wee bit lighter than Timbleberry, and Timbleberry has greater opacity and saturation than Colour Bomb. Aside from that, declared total PFFs…

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On the nail wheel, the order is reversed. From L to R: Colour Bomb, Timbleberry, Eva So Bright.

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PFFs Eva So Bright, Timbleberry, Colour Bomb

Next up, Essence Fantasia TE 02 Queen of My Cloud Castle and Chanel 549 Distraction. Both are medium salmon pink-orange with fine hot pink shimmer. Essence looks like it has some additional silver veining as well; it’s slightly brighter and flashier than Chanel on the nail wheel, but not by much…

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Nail wheel, L to R: Chanel 549 Distraction, Essence Fantasia TE 02 Queen of My Cloud Castle

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This last set of PFFs sort of tagged along with the herd of glitters, multichromes and shimmers that have just a touch of orange or copper or whatever (in case you’re wondering what they’re doing here!)…

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Loradew Better Girl 14

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Catrice 22 Bricky Mouse

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OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

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Sinful Colors 1110 Pandora

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Nail wheel, L to R:
Loradew Better Girl 14 – largest shimmer particles and brightest of the group, most pink-red
Catrice 22 Bricky Mouse – very close to OPI GGTS, larger shimmer particles and a bit rosier toned
OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes – fine shimmer sheen, darker and browner base color than Bricky Mouse
Sinful Colors 1110 Pandora – leans most rust-toned of the group, with least visible shimmer

And now to the roundup!

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Clockwise, from 12 noon:

1. Sally Hansen CSM 140 Peachy Keen*
2. Sally Hansen CSM 210 Naked Ambition
3. Risque Po de Arroz
4. Etude House Nymph Aura Glam Nails, 02 Pure Pink
5. Essence Me & My Ice Cream 04 Icylicious*
6. Orly Who’s Who Pink
7. Catrice 21 Rosy One More Time*
8. Ludurana Duochrome Orange-Blue
9. Chanel 493 Jade Rose
10. Orly Honeymoon in Style
11. Hits Meninhas Superpoderosas Doce de Leite*
12. Catrice 830 Salmon & Garfunkel*
13. Revlon Scented Apricot Pastry*
14. Catrice 520 Apropos Apricot*
15. Essence Nude Glam 08 Peach & Cream*
16. Winwax Nail French 10*
17. Etude House Versailles Nails 01 Versailles Rose, 01 Water Rose
18. Revlon Colorstay 025 Seashell*

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Clockwise, from 12 noon:

1. Catrice Hip Trip LE C03 The Salmon Dance
2. Barry M NP 318 Peach Melba*
3. Sinful Colors 1173 Orange Cream
4. Catrice Hidden World LE C02 Walk on Air
5. Risque Penelope Charmosa – Toque de Penelope
6. Catrice Urban Baroque LE Biscuits & Cupcakes
7. F21 Love & Beauty Salmon*
8. NYC 269 Peach Sparkle*
9. Essence Cherry Blossom Girl TE 04 It’s Peach Not Cherry
10. Sinful Colors 853 Cloud 9*
11. Orly Crush on You*
12. Claire’s Dreamsicle*
13. Essence Home Sweet Home TE 01 Caramel Cheese Cake
14. Barry M Web Effects* over Sinful Colors 834 UFO (effects don’t work over glitter on nail wheel)
15. F21 Love & Beauty Peach*
16. Risque Twiggy (matte – see those tiny black specks?  Weird… )
17. Zoya Gabrielle*
18. Catrice 170 I Scream Peach!*

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Clockwise from 12 noon:

1. Zoya Soho Punch
2. Orly Cotton Candy
3. Sinful Colors 1103 Island Coral
4. Essence Oz Great & Powerful TE Cracking Top Coat 04 Winged Wonder* over Zoya Soho Punch (doesn’t work well over glitter on nail wheel)
5. Catrice Hip Trip LE C04 Wheels on Fire
6. NYX NPS 122 Coral Sensation*
7. Barry M NP 305 Pink Flamingo
8. Catrice 820 Pimp My Shrimp*
9. Essence Fantasia TE 02 Queen of my Cloud Castle*
10. Chanel 549 Distraction
11. China Glaze Flirty Tankini*
12. Revlon Colorstay 110 Marmalade*
13. Essence Cherry Blossom Girl TE 03 Cherry Cherry Girl
14. Essence Colour & Go 46 Wake Up!*
15. Chanel 617 Holiday
16. Impala Cores do Oceano Vermelho Coral
17. Risque Nunca Fui Santa
18. Revlon Colorstay Sunburst

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Clockwise from 12 noon:

1. Sinful Colors 803 Tapping Nails*
2. Sinful Colors 1258 Eva So Bright
3. Sinful Colors 108 Timbleberry
4. Catrice Revoltaire LE C03 Colour Bomb
5. Sinful Colors 1122 Energetic Red
6. NYC 130 Classic Coral Creme
7. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine GNP8 Grapefruit*
8. OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again!
9. Sinful Colors 1207 Beau Brique
10. Sinful Colors 1251 I Dream in Jewels*
11. Color Club 858 Wild & Willing*
12. F21 Love & Beauty Amber*
13. OPI Warm & Fozzie*
14. Paul & Joe 011 Prism*
15. Loradew Better Girl 14
16. Catrice 22 Bricky Mouse
17. OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes*
18. Sinful Colors 1110 Pandora*

*For sale or trade, please inquire!

xo one weary cowgirl, blueberry milk tea