Posts tagged ‘Rimmel’

Understated British pageantry, Part II

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Models Own HyperGel – Paradise Pink, Nails Inc. The Perfect Nude – Elizabeth Mews

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Nails Inc. The Perfect Nude – Charlotte Street, Rimmel Salon Pro – Chic Chick, Rimmel 60 Seconds Rita Ora – Let’s Get Nude

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Rimmel Salon Pro – Soul Session, Rimmel 60 Seconds – Caramel Cupcake

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Models Own HyperGel – Naked Glow, Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine – Lychee

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Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Almond, Burberry Ash Rose

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Barry M Cappuccino, Burberry Dusky Mauve

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Brit-Brits!
xx blueberry milk tea

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

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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

Comparisons: Chanel Rose Fusion + Sweet Star

A continuation of this Rich Girl, Poor Girl … I didn’t want to make that post too long 🙂

Sephora Collection Killer Trendsetter

Chanel 73 Violette

Rimmel Play Fast Cat Fight

RBL Pretty Gritty

Top Beauty Esquenta Chocolate Quente

Etude House PP904 Mystic Purple

Color Club Port-folio (my bottle looks darker than others I’ve seen which have been compared to Zoya Adina … mine looks closer to Zoya Ki on the nail wheel, too!)

Catrice 620 Captain Sparrow’s Boat

The new comparison chips (Chanel x 2 + SH are 3x each) are 2x each …

Well, Brazilian ladies … it appears you have your own “poor girl” version of the Chanels in Top Beauty Esquenta Chocolate Quente!

xx blueberry milk tea

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

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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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

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

A week-long flight on Uslu Airlines

Yet to post Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year lineups, although they’re theoretically ready to roll out…

…that’s cos I’ve been on a seven day chip (I mean, trip) traveling on the varnish voyage below.  I brought back some souvenir images, snapped on my iPhone (nary a good thing).

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Started out here one Sunday on the sofa, with ye olde standby Rimmel Base and Top Coat.

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The trip ended here in the kitchen, flying in on Uslu Airlines, airport code DLL.

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I did a Skittles on my left hand, above and below, with 2x each of the following varnishes:

Thumb and pinky, Essence Colour & Go Give Me Nude, Baby!

Index and ring, Sally Hansen CSM Paparazzi

Middle, Essie Brooch the Subject

Topped each with 1x of Uslu Airlines DLL. Unfortunately, due to unrelated turbulence, I didn’t manage any final shots until the end of the chip.

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On my right hand, not shown cos it currently looks even more atrocious than my left, I flew solo with two straight coats of Uslu Airlines DLL.

Uslu Airlines DLL definitely requires travel companions on its journeys; its preferred seat mate of the trio above is Essence C&G Give Me Nude, Baby!

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End of the seven-day chip.  It was a wonderful ride, even with no refreshments served.

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We arrived parched and imperfect, but very willing to make the beautiful journey all over again soon!

Uslu, I heart u!

xx blueberry milk tea