Posts tagged ‘Risque’

Spooky series: moody autumnal skies

Risqué Silver Shine, Bonita Dying to Party, Essence Urban Messages TE Skyscraper

A-England Cathy, Essence Crystalliced TE It’s a Snow-woman’s World, Impala Novo 70 Boho Chic, Essence C&G Grey-t to Be Here

Essence Vintage District TE Get Arty, Essence Crystalliced TE Iced Age Reloaded

Nails Inc. Ballet Sheers Covent Garden Ballet, Impala Cores do Oceano Agua Viva, Orly Sweet Dreams, Layla Softouch Effect 03

Scherer Chameleon Hula, OPI Yokohama Twilight

Revlon Smoldering, Colorama Abre Alas, Colorama Misteriosa Turquia Lua Crescente

All swatches above, two coats

Kiko Quick Dry 849, Dance Legend Mist Way Collection 09 Hedgehog in the Fog, Illamasqua Raindrops, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Shimmer Matte Angel Magik Touch

Rescue Beauty Lounge Morning Light, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Demi Matte Velvet Kurtsey

Icing by Claire’s unnamed 1/4 of a mini set, Orly Pixie Dust, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam

Essence Beauty Beats TE As Long as You Love Me, Sinful Shine Kylie Signature Collection King Kylie Slay Grey, Colorama Hypnose

All swatches 2-3 coats

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In the red — a teaser

Overwhelmed not only me, but my camera!

What a sight, what a task …

Organized by brand.

Once I get my hands on some sticks, I’ll swatch first by brand, then move the sticks around by shade as I have them in my drawer.

Yes, that drawer is on the verge of collapse! 🙂

Can never do these bottles justice.  They’re so much more beautiful in person.

Dior Lucky, Glory, Tie & Dye, Star, Pandore

Chanel Dragon, Coromandel, Lotus Rouge, Barcelona Red

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback, It’s Raining Men, Girls Jessa

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin

Rescue Beauty Lounge Gondoliere

Paul & Joe Annatto, Paprika

The bottom row, above, consists of flashy sparklers:

L’Apogee Be Happy Delicia

OPI You Only Live Twice, Ali’s Big Break

Dance Legend Red Show 06, 07, 09

Estee Lauder Fiery Hot

Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune # plum glitz

Misa Forgive, Forget, For Me I Will

Uslu Airlines KBJ Kings Canyon

Orly Precisely Poppy

American Apparel Lipstick

Sation Pink Fury, Baron Red

NYC Pink Promenade Crème, Times Square

CQ Pink Candy, Crème Berry, Cardinal

Revlon – Colorstay Delicious, Fearless, Revlon Red

Nails Inc. Festival Hyde Park, Kensington High Street

Barry M Raspberry

SH Insta-Dri Quick Fire, Ablazing!, Sonic Bloom, Rapid Red

SH X-treme Wear Heritage Red

Next up, a brand row-by-row with higher quality photos 🙂

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More Mavala reds on the way from Canada, and I’ve since realized I forgot to raid my Asian drawer for the above photos …

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

Mauve + marsala masala

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Above and below:  Peripera PK007 (shimmer), Essence Vintage District TE Antique Pink, Models Own Vintage Pink, Nails Inc. Bruton Street, Nails Inc. Jermyn Street

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Maybelline Color Show Rebel Bouquet LE Beach Bloom (had to sneak this in cos I just got it, it’s a similar temperature to several others in this post, and I heart it!)

Essie Fondola Gondola

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Above and below:  Essie Fondola Gondola, Colorama Nutriverniz Segunda Pele, Essie In Stitches, Impala Caixa de Musica, OPI Java Mauve-a, Sinful Colors Vacation Time

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Petites Pink Suede + CQ Shimmering Bark (both shimmers).  This last was considered Chanel Paradoxal-ish in its heyday.

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Risqué Energia, SH XW Mauve Over (prolly the most Pantone-swatch Marsala-ish), Sinful Colors Over Easy, Essence C&G What’s My Name?

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Essie Angora Cardi, Impala Art Love Galeria Estilo, SH XW Get Down, OPI OPI Scores a Goal

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NOPI The New Neutral, Zoya Brigitte, Essie Soiree Mauve, Essie Island Hopping

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Orly Classic Contours, NOPI I Caramel About You, SH Nailgrowth Miracle Gorgeous Grape, SH CSM Clean Slate

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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

Endless Summer: homenaje en gris a la fauna marina del litoral mexicano

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Above image courtesy of desigbarcelona.com.  Identity system for a beautifully designed restaurant…

Inspired to organization of my expansive collection of greys by one of my Spanish paperback compendiums listing, among many other proud facts, the flora and fauna indigenous to the Mexican republic. Actually, I had set up this color lineup the night prior, and by chance picked up my mini enciclopedia en rústica this lazy Sunday morning, savoring its content and fishing for a way to tie it into my other passion, nail varnish. This is the result of my imagination’s wanderings. 🙂

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Mini OPI NYC Ballet Sheers My Pointe Exactly, salvaged several times with thinner, since it keeps drying out on me!

Mini Icing by Claire’s, part of an unnamed quad set of sparkly cloudy blue-gray variations.  Should have been placed with this group.

Manzanillo Colima MX

Peces vela (sailfish) in the waters off Manzanillo, Colima, México.  Photo courtesy of corazondecolimatours.com.

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Risqué Silver Shine, gifted to me by S. in Sao Paulo after I had already purchased Bonita Dying to Party.  Dying to Party is from a Hallowe’en collection that was made available in early summer!  I had set it aside and meant to feature it for Hallowe’en, but I never got round to that project.  These two are likely PFFs; we will find out together when I swatch all greys in a subsequent post.  Beautiful shimmer in both; I wonder how close they are to YSL Gris Deco, which I refrain from purchasing due to owning this duo…

Tres delfines

Photo courtesy of peru21.pe.

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Cool dusty blue-greys:  Zoya Kristen, Paul & Joe 13 Koala Bear, Orly Boho Bonnet, Dior Junon 494

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Warmer bluegreen-greys (these differ in tone from the former category, especially in a lineup):  Color Club Sheer Disguise, China Glaze The Giver LE Intelligence Integrity & Courage, Urban Outfitters Barstool, Sally Hansen CSM Gray by Gray.

El cachalote

El cachalote, or sperm whale.  Photo courtesy of vamosabucear.com.

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Dusty blue-lavender leaning greys:  NARS Galathee, Zoya Carey, Essie Cocktail Bling, Misa Deep Breath

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The outlier duo:  NYC Sidewalkers, Zoya Geneviev.  These fit nowhere above or below, while still being definitively grey.  Inserted here to break up any monotony.  🙂

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Above and below, continuing with the blue-lavender leaning grays, darker on the spectrum now:

Bernhard Willhelm for Uslu Airlines SBT San Bernardino.  I recently purchased several Uslu Airlines varnishes and love each more than the last.  SBT is particularly special since I spent the first seventeen years of my life in San Bernardino.  Smog alerts are prevalent and were announced often throughout parochial school.  I was always under the youthful impression it was one word:  smoglert.

Nicole by OPI Keep Your Gray Job.  I braved Wal-Mart for this beauty.  In an aisle where every surface of the nail varnish displays and even the floor are splattered and painted a la Jackson Pollock, this bottle was pristine and unopened.

Maybelline Color Show Impeccable Greys.  Picked her up whilst at Wal-Mart, as well.

Zoya Kelly.  Ñam ñam.

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Above and below:  Catrice Expect the Unexpected LE C02 Looking Greyt, Nina Ultra Pro Ink-ling, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grease Lightning, Catrice How I Matt Your Mother, Rimmel Salon Pro Punk Rock

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Photo courtesy of mimundobajoelagua.blogspot.com.

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Cool cloud greys and stormy greys:

Maybelline Color Show LE Bare Escape, Kiko 329 Grigio Chiaro (Light Grey), Maybelline Color Show Audacious Asphalt, Sinful Colors Cool Gray

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Above and below:  Orly Mirror Mirror, Misa Working Hard or Hardly Working, SpaRitual Smoke & Mirrors, Charlotte Russe Concrete Jungle

Methinks Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement might fit here also, but she’s been in the paint recycling bin in my garage ever since someone gifted her to me in a swap long ago.  I was late to the party as always re catching on to these varnish tones and thought Wet Cement a cruel joke, lol…

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El cachalote - logotipo

Cutest logo ever by Guilherme Silva, culled from logopond.com.

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Nails Inc. The Thames, L.A. Girl Color Pop Storm, Rimmel 60 Seconds Man Overboard, Impala Art Love Cinza Urbano

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Above and below:  Impala Art Love Cinza Urbano (cos she fits here too), Ginger + Liz Ricky’s NYC exclusive Grounded, mini anonymous Yves Rocher (loved dearly), Nature Republic BK006 Burnt Grey

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The Catalonian restaurant signage.  If you like design, you can see more detail of the identity system on rundesign.net, where I borrowed the above image.  Love!

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Risque Besouro, a slim footnote addendum to Multichrome Comparison Library No. 5

Or this one here, with newly re-uploaded photos. I unexpectedly found those I thought had been permanently deleted in a backup folder on my system the other day!

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Besouro means beetle in Portuguese.

I can never do this one justice in photos…

Two coats, three coats, three coats + one coat Passe Nati Dancers Lambada rainbow shimmer pearly top coat.  I’ll feature pearly multichrome shimmer top coats in a separate volume of the comparison library.

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