Posts tagged ‘Sephora’

Endless Summer: multichrome + metallic moody oceania

… for an equally moody teenager, despondent since waves can no longer be caught whilst sitting in a classroom …

Sinful Colors, in order of their emergence on the scene and into my varnish drawers:

Gorgeous – 293

Palm Breezy – 1407

Sheer Flight (opalescent) – 1517

Kylie (denim + bling duochrome) Kameleon – 2097

Maybelline Color Show Holographic (?!?) 25 – Mystic Green

Dance Legend Mystery Collection 6 – Ghost Inside

Dior Summer 2013 Bird of Paradise Samba duo – 794

OPI S/S 2015 Hawaii – This Color’s Making Waves

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Topaz

Maybelline Color Show 700 Avante Green

H&M Lady Luck

Impala Rebelde Tweet’s

Impala Trem da Vida Verde Passaro

All first shown here

Sephora 67 Moody Woman

Misa 271 The Great Green Whatsit

Peripera P027 Metallic Green

Anny 368 Hello Hollywood

Missha HGR01

NOPI Mer-maid for Each Other (swatched with next batch on separate nail wheel since I ran out of chips)

Initially shown here, but I had inadvertently deleted the photos due to running out of space and not knowing I could purchase more :/

All swatches are two coats.

I’ll label the above photos soon, when I’m not so tired out!

NOPI Mer-maid for Each Other

Ulta Jaded

GOSH Golden Dragon

Maybelline Be Scene in Green

Ulta, GOSH and Maybelline were originally shown in this post, but those photos suffered the same ignominious fate as my other early efforts …

Dear BB, may you look back on your summer surf excursions with the same bittersweet nostalgia I feel upon plucking these oceanic beauties from their drawer … when every trip to the drugstore was an absolute delight, as the market was exploding with multichromes several years back — just as I had lost my job with scarce to no pocket money to spend on these little bottles of liquid gems. Fortunately, I had made wonderful international connections via a shared varnish passion, and many generous ladies granted my every wish and more. In spite of my long spell of unemployment, I had begun to fill my treasure chest with gifts of multi-coloured jewels, which I now share with a small world of like-minded souls. Your tribe is out there awaiting your return to the shared element, my love.

xx blueberry milk tea

All manner of hyper-sparkly fancy pinks and purples

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Hard Candy Lil Lilac

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Catrice Arts Collection LE – Pinkroque

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Essence C&G Pink & Proud.

A gorgeous foil which turned out to be very expensive for me cos this hot little number is not sold in the U.S.

I ordered from a European website where shipping costs more than the merchandise…

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Formula X for Sephora Intergalactic.

A scene-stealing diva and my first Formula X varnish.

Don’t anybody tell her she was obtained at a discount retailer in a farming town on the super cheap…

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OPI It’s My Year and Zoya Daul

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These two are part of that PFF clique of pink, then purple varnishes with crazy gold shimmer.

Zoya Daul appears to have a brighter blurple base than It’s My Year, no?

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I was nuts over the whole gamut when these first came onto the scene.

Had most all of them, then shuffled, traded and repurchased until I was left with these two.

Will save that tale for another time when the sun, rather than the moon, is shining.

xx blueberry milk tea *yawn*

Autumnal shimmers, chapter two

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F21 L&B Taupe, Colorama Gelo, Sephora 55 Killer Trendsetter, Catrice 905 Steel My Soul (Brushed Metal Effect)

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Skin Food Nail Vita BR609 (so sparkly in the shop it gets me every visit, so I’ve inadvertently bought *three*)

Essie Armed & Ready (doctored to resemble RBL Anne before I had her)

F21 L&B Grey (such a dupe for Armed & Ready that I had to swatch each over again several times before I could figure out which was which on the nail wheel, and I’m still not convinced I have it right)

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Catrice 34 Squeeze Me, Etude House PP904, Maybelline Color Show Downtown Brown

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This trio is the flashiest of the bunch, but they weren’t photogenic for me this go-round…

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Cinza Incerto!, Fast Fashion 02 Ouro Nude, Casaqueto de Retalho, New York Jazz

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I think I might have originally intended to do a Brazilian shimmer lineup last fall, and that’s why I had ordered these as such on the nail wheel…

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Arabica Expresso, Echarpe de Croche, Essence C&G 134 Stuck on You Franck-en, in an attempt to create RBL Catherine before I had her.

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1 – F21 L&B Taupe

2 – Colorama Gelo

3 – Sephora 55 Killer Trendsetter

4 – Catrice 905 Steel My Soul (Brushed Metal Effect)

5 – Skin Food Nail Vita BR609

6 – Essie Armed & Ready (doctored to resemble RBL Anne before I had her)

7 – F21 L&B Grey

8 – Catrice 34 Squeeze Me

9 – Etude House PP904

10 – Maybelline Color Show Downtown Brown

11 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Piu Mosso, shown here

12 – Cinza Incerto!

13 – Fast Fashion 02 Ouro Nude

14 – Casaqueto de Retalho

15 – New York Jazz

16 – Arabica Expresso

17 – Echarpe de Croche

18 – Essence C&G 134 Stuck on You Franck-en

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Left and right:  attempting to figure out what was what on the nail wheel pictured above and below, since I had swatched everything in Fall 2013 without writing down the order…

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The bottle cap to the right has a swatch of OPI First Class Desires at 8 o’clock, as well as China Glaze Choo-choo Choose Me at 4 o’clock and Lug Your Designer Baggage (coffee brown with flakes) at 12 noon.

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Indoors, the numbered nail wheel pictured above as it was freshly swatched in Fall 2013, on my See by Chloe sweater 🙂

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Full circle, indoors, Fall 2013 🙂

I’ll miss those little Sephora bottles.  I have a Formula X varnish I purchased at a discount retailer for 75% off, to be featured here soon.

xx blueberry milk tea