Posts tagged ‘Sally Hansen CSM’

Spooky Series: The Devil Wears Nada

Ghostly sheer or ghastly pale?

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1 – Catrice Urban Baroque LE – C01 Pearls & Chains
2 – C03 Princess & Ballerina
3 – C02 Rock Barock
4 – H&M Bleached Peach

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5 – Catrice Neo Geisha LE – C01 Discreet Artist
6 – Kaviar Gauche for Catrice – C01 Butterfly Kiss
7 – C02 Honey Blossom
8 – Barry M Nude

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1 – Catrice Urban Baroque LE – C01 Pearls & Chains
2 – C03 Princess & Ballerina
3 – C02 Rock Barock
4 – H&M Bleached Peach

5 – Catrice Neo Geisha LE – C01 Discreet Artist
6 – Kaviar Gauche for Catrice – C01 Butterfly Kiss
7 – C02 Honey Blossom
8 – Barry M Nude

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9 – Formula X for Sephora – Unforgettable
10 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Groove-y!
11 – SpaRitual Breathless

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1 – Catrice Urban Baroque LE – C01 Pearls & Chains
2 – C03 Princess & Ballerina
3 – C02 Rock Barock
4 – H&M Bleached Peach

5 – Catrice Neo Geisha LE – C01 Discreet Artist
6 – Kaviar Gauche for Catrice – C01 Butterfly Kiss
7 – C02 Honey Blossom
8 – Barry M Nude

9 – Formula X for Sephora – Unforgettable
10 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Groove-y!
11 – SpaRitual Breathless

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12 – Essie Gel Couture – Dress is More
13 – Essie Birthday Suit
14 – Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Birthday Suit
15 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pearl Up

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16 – Sally Hansen CSM – I Nude It Was You
17 – Sally Hansen CSM – Icing on the Cake
18 – Sally Hansen CSM – Devil Wears Nada

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1 – Catrice Urban Baroque LE – C01 Pearls & Chains, 3x (sheer with barely there scattered finest shimmer)
2 – C03 Princess & Ballerina, 3x (sheer with barely there scattered finest shimmer)
3 – C02 Rock Barock, 3x (sheer with barely there scattered finest shimmer)
4 – H&M Bleached Peach, 3x

5 – Catrice Neo Geisha LE – C01 Discreet Artist, 3x
6 – Kaviar Gauche for Catrice – C01 Butterfly Kiss, 3x (sheer with barely there scattered finest shimmer)
7 – C02 Honey Blossom, 3x
8 – Barry M Nude, 3x

9 – Formula X for Sephora – Unforgettable, 2x
10 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Groove-y!, 2x
11 – SpaRitual Breathless, 2x

12 – Essie Gel Couture – Dress is More, 2x
13 – Essie Birthday Suit, 2x
14 – Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Birthday Suit, 2x
15 – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pearl Up, 2x

16 – Sally Hansen CSM – I Nude It Was You, 2x
17 – Sally Hansen CSM – Icing on the Cake, 2x (sheer with sheen-like fine shimmer)
18 – Sally Hansen CSM – Devil Wears Nada, 1x

groovy ghoulies!
xx blueberry milk tea

Background: a favourite AMcQ-esque scarf from Topshop

De todo un poco

Spoils of my celebratory, self-congratulatory end-of-workweek discount retailer haul:

TGIF!

First off, the blues:

Orly Midnight Show, Fall 2015, $4 USD

SpaRitual Midnight Stroll, Fall 2013, $3 USD

From Spring 2014 Les Blancs:  Mint Glacee, Sweet Lilac, A La Meringue

$2 USD each.  My collection of all six Les Blancs is now complete!

OPI Sheer Tints, Spring 2014 (I culled this information online from several sources, but only remember these being introduced to the market in my area in Spring 2015.  I held out for the Essie versions instead, but never saw the full size bottles anywhere, only the mini quad…)

OPI Peanuts, Hallowe’en 2014

I’m Never Amberrassed, $4 USD

I Can Teal You Like Me, $4 USD

Where’s My Blanket???, $4 USD

To Be Or Not To Beagle, $4 USD

Limo-Scene, salon label, $4 USD

Brides No Grooms, Bridal 2015, $4 USD

Happy Wife, Happy Life, Bridal 2015, $4 USD

By choice, I now only lack one member of the Essie Bridal 2015 collection … 🙂

Fade Into Hue

Keep Calm, Paint On

Both from Avant Garden Spring 2013, $3 USD each

Sally Hansen Color Frenzy Candy Drops, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Make A Splash (no shimmer, I’ve seen versions with and sans shimmer), 2015

Sally Hansen CSM Perfect Pair, Bridal 2015

All, $2 USD

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The most laborious phase of this haul was peeling off the sticky residue from the huge, messy price labels.

I grabbed thick, clear strips of shipping tape to help with this task.

Not one of these bottles, however, had leaked or been opened or tested.

I’ve been disappointed of late in receiving some quite pricey (and supposedly new) varnishes in the post that I’ve had to give a good douse of acetone ’round the gunky necks… so this was a surprisingly refreshing and rewarding shopping excursion!

Background is Fudge magazine (August 2015), Miu Miu pre-Fall 2015 editorial

Flowered mini-tote is from a Milkfed (Sofia Coppola’s Japan-only brand) 2011 mook

xx blueberry milk tea

Inspiration: The Sartorialist in Bologna, Italia

Remember how four years ago ’round this season, we were scrambling for Chanel Mimosa?

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Photo by The Sartorialist, Mr. Scott Schuman.  Molto grazie!

Over here in California, I was planning on showing you some new greens.

By the time I finished arranging and rearranging all one zillion of them, however, I viscerally understood the meaning of the phrase, familiarity breeds contempt.

So I turned to a long-neglected basket of yellows for relief from my green weariness, thinking to organize and photograph them for sale somewhere, as a lot.

Instead, I very unexpectedly discovered a *new* colour crush.

I even went out to the varnish warehouse (my garage) and plucked up the few yellow bottles languishing there…

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Beginning at high noon, these are the colours (all, 2x) featured in the rest of the images:

1 – The Face Shop YL701

2 – NYC Mimosa Bouquet

3 – Sinful Colors Otaku Anime

4 – L.A. Girls Fruity Zesty Citrus

5 – SH CSM Mum’s the Word

6 – Revlon Colorstay Buttercup

7 – NARS x Pierre Hardy – Sharks Left

8 – American Apparel Butter

9 – SH Xtreme Wear Teeny Bikini

10 – SH CSM Yellow Kitty  (at 6:00)

11 – CQ Honey

12 – Sally Girl Banana

13 – H&M Rising Sun

14 – Sinful Colors Pull Over

15 – Sinful Colors Let’s Meet

16 – Essence C&G Little Miss Sunrise

17 – Essence Cherry Blossom Girl TE Fortune Cookie

18 – Catrice Yellow Sub-mandarin

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Sally Girl and H&M have shimmer; SC Pull Over does not…

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…but Sinful Colors Let’s Meet does.  Essence C&G is the only true crème in this batch.

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SH CSM Mum’s the Word, farthest left above, had the smoothest formula and best coverage in two coats of all of these (could be because it’s the newest).

Because of Mum’s the Word, I skipped Dior Sunwashed.

I’ve used my P&J Summer 2015 Sangria as a sheer top coat over Mum’s the Word in lieu of Dior Tie Dye top coat over Sunwashed…

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SH CSM Yellow Kitty was the first yellow varnish I had ever purchased, way back in 2010.

I remember having my eye on it as early as 2009, and I wasn’t even aware that Pantone had deemed Mimosa colour of the year for 2009.

Swatching it today was the first time I’ve opened the bottle, so it performed exceedingly well, all things considered!

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NYC Mimosa Bouquet is my favourite shade of this shimmery batch, but it’s not basking in the glow of the winner’s circle.

Streaky, patchy, sheer, in spite of its beautiful pale glimmer, which I thought would help matters along…

xx blueberry milk tea (cooling off with lemon tea in the sun’s rays)

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

Collections: Capricorn sun, Cancer moon

Blessed by the nail varnish deities to have been born under the following stars!

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110 Cup o’ Capricorn, 104 Cancer Moon

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These two were my immediate favorites in the SH CSM/Cosmopolitan Beachside Astrologer collection, and it just so happens they correspond to my own astrological chart!

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It’s high time for me to take stock of the café pantry’s inventory of Sally Hansen CSM/MG creamy nudes and neutrals.

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Leaning cooler:  110 Birthday Suit, 836 Himalaya, 330 Gray-t Escape

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Leaning warmer:  853 Blush at Dusk, 811 Stocking Nude, 841 Pale Sand

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Birthday Suit, Himalaya, Cup o’ Capricorn facing the camera, Gray-t Escape, Blush at Dusk

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Group nude portrait:  Birthday Suit, Himalaya, Cup o’ Capricorn facing the camera, Gray-t Escape, Blush at Dusk, Stocking Nude, Pale Sand

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104 Cancer Moon

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Cancer Moon, Strike a Pose, Without a Stitch (base color appears similar to Cancer Moon’s, sans shimmer), Paparazzi

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Strike a Pose, Cancer Moon front and center, Without a Stitch, Paparazzi

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Strike a Pose, Without a Stitch, Paparazzi

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Cancer Moon, Strike a Pose, Without a Stitch, Paparazzi

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Redux, standing up straight now

All shimmery (and not so-) stars aligned:  Cancer Moon, Strike a Pose, Without a Stitch, Paparazzi

xx blueberry milk tea

New in: non-prescription drugs

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This spangled blingy hallucination is all over now.

It lasted all of two days, before the ornaments began to fall off and certain nails began to chip and split vertically!

I decided to start over from nil and opt for nice and neat.

Really, really craving the OPI 2015 Soft Shades mini set.  But I have only spotted it at one locale, and they are charging 16 shekels I don’t have to spare right now…

So I shopped my Alex multi-storey varnish condo instead, which is stuffed with completely untouched Spring and bridal collection bottles.

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Wet n Wild Stream of Consciousness (from the Silver Lake collection; I have all of the amazingly gorgeous varnishes and one eyeshadow palette called Thrift Store Chic)

SH CSM Bride n Joy

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Stream of Consciousness is a sheer, barely there pink with shimmer.  It is a wonderful palette cleanser, just what the doctor ordered.  This bottle was my least favorite when I purchased all six (?) varnishes from this collection; in fact, I almost rejected it in order to get backups of other more favored LE shades.  At the time, I didn’t notice any shimmer in the bottle.  It is both subtle and obvious at the same time, in the bottle and on the nail.  No streaks and a very nice one-coat application on my tiny nails.  Very pleased.

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Now just take a gander at this.  Go, Sally, go!  See the translucent hexagonal sequins and coppery to bluish flash sparse holo microglitter suspended oh so delicately in that pinky Jell-o?  Guauuu

One coat of this over the WnW, and I feel simultaneously clean and high every time I glance at my little nubs.

While doing research for my job, I got distracted by the bottles hanging about nearby.  So I decided to integrate everything, hence the addiction references!

xx no Rx!  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

xx blueberry milk tea