Posts tagged ‘Top Beauty’

Suddenly, last summer

Chanel Le Vernis Summer 2015 consisted of:
697 Terrana
707 Mediterranee
717 Coquelicot
727 Lavanda

I successfully resisted all four.

When I spotted this post on kosmetista.ru, late last year, it serendipitously coincided with the inauguration of the Kiko Milano U.S. website.

I picked up those varnishes, and more.

After I had put my Kiko PFFs together, I kept wishing I had Colorama Hippie Chic in my collection, which seemed to me an apt Chanel Mediterranee Brazilian doppelganger.

Of course, I already had her.  As well as these others!

Top Beauty Esquenta Café Espresso

Colorama Hippie Chic

Impala Meus Segredos Abafa o Caso

Impala Meus Segredos Eu Confesso

Adding Kiko 489 as my PFF pick to Chanel Coquelicot, here is the kosmetista.ru post lineup:

Kiko 373 Burnt Sienna

Kiko 528 Ocean Green

Kiko 489 Pearly Golden Mango

Kiko 333 Bright Violet

I subsequently added some other Kiko numbers to my collection, which seemed to me perhaps even better PFFs to Chanel Summer 2015.  I have no way of knowing, since I didn’t jump quickly enough on the Chanel purchasing bandwagon.

Kiko 373 Burnt Sienna

Kiko 387 Turquoise

Kiko 361 Raspberry

Kiko 292 Uva Chiaro

Finally, here are side-by-side lineups of each potential PFF:

xx beijos e bessos 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

A Sunday at the bistrot

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Maybelline Color Show The Nudes Naturally Cream, for those who prefer a splash of coffee with their cream

Colorama Cashmere, if you take milk and sugar in your cuppa joe

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Offering up to café patrons:

Amarula, liqueur/cider distilled from the African marula plant

Hot Chocolate

Espresso

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Above and below:  Sation Bumpin’ Beige, Cappuccino, Café con Leche

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Above and below, SH CSM Boca Mocha, Catrice Bruno Brownani.  Zoya Cola also fits in this menu, but I couldn’t find her in the kitchen…

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Would you prefer Thai tea…

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Green tea (Pixel Show Me the $, dupe for Essie Absolutely Shore)…

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Or perhaps milk tea…

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…with boba?

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Illamasqua Raindrops…

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…to accompany the jazz (Risqué New York Jazz, Essie Jazz mini) playing softly in the background…

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…as you sip your order contentedly and enjoy the current gallery installation?

xx blueberry milk tea

PFF Series: OPI Taupe-less Beach and other greiges with a drop of lavender

Scads of photos as this is my favourite colour series and I was afraid of giving it short shrift after sitting on this post for weeks!

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Outdoors:  Top Beauty Amarula, SH CSM Earl Gray, Catrice NEONaturals LE C06 Be Natural, Essie Miss Fancy Pants, OPI Taupe-less Beach, L’Oreal Collection Privee Jennifer’s Nude, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, AA Mouse, OPI Berlin There, Done That

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Outdoors, unretouched x 3:  Top Beauty Amarula, SH CSM Earl Gray, Catrice NEONaturals LE C06 Be Natural, Essie Miss Fancy Pants, OPI Taupe-less Beach  (at 12noon), L’Oreal Collection Privee Jennifer’s Nude, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, AA Mouse, OPI Berlin There, Done That

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Indoors:  Top Beauty Amarula, SH CSM Earl Gray, Catrice NEONaturals LE C06 Be Natural, Essie Miss Fancy Pants, OPI Taupe-less Beach, L’Oreal Collection Privee Jennifer’s Nude, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, AA Mouse, OPI Berlin There, Done That

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Indoors:  Top Beauty Amarula, SH CSM Earl Gray, Catrice NEONaturals LE C06 Be Natural, Essie Miss Fancy Pants, OPI Taupe-less Beach (at 12noon), L’Oreal Collection Privee Jennifer’s Nude, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, AA Mouse, OPI Berlin There, Done That

Overwhelmed by so much gorgeousness, and there’s more on its way…

xx blueberry milk tea

Ode to purple, stanza I: glitter beauty shots and comparisons

O purple, how do I love thee?

Let me count the glittery ways…

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Above and below, Ella Effect Color Purple, Kleancolor 131 Silver Lining, Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper 01 It’s Purplicious

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Above and below:  Essence 01 It’s Purplicious (small particle version; there are two or three versions of this topper knocking about Earth), Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter Tokio Girl, Essence Nail Art Twins Reloaded 02 Julia (German for Juliet, lol, for real!), Essence Hugs & Kisses TE 03 Crazy in Love

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Above and below, 1x each:  Ella, Kleancolor, Essence Purplicious, Top Beauty, Essence Julia, Essence Crazy in Love.  Ella shows her violet flash not at all in these images.  Kleancolor is a stunning gold-silver mix with the occasional light purple sequin.  Essence Crazy in Love has silver holo hearts every once in a while…

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Innisfree 108 Aquarius, Realce Glitter Roxo 613

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Innisfree 108 Aquarius, Realce Glitter Roxo 613, Wet n Wild Mega Rocks 498 At Will Call, Essence Snow White TE 01 Evil Queen

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Final strophe, L to R:

Ella Effect Color Purple

Kleancolor 131 Silver Lining

Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper o1 It’s Purplicious

Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter Tokio Girl

Essence Nail Art Twins Reloaded 02 Julia

Essence Hugs & Kisses 03 Crazy in Love

Innisfree 108 Aquarius

Realce Glitter Roxo 613

Wet n Wild Mega Rocks 498 At Will Call

Essence Snow White TE 01 Evil Queen

xx b.(m)t. cummings

PFF Series: Blueberry-esque glitters

Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter – In the Club

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Grape Shifter

OPI – polka.com

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Behind the scenes playah-z:  Missha The Style Lucid Nail Care Oil, Orly Bonder, OPI Care to Danse?, Poshe Topcoat

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On the left hand:

1x Orly Bonder

2x OPI Care to Danse?

Index:  Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter – In the Club, 2x

Middle:  OPI polka.com, 1x

Ring:  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter, 1x

Pinky:  Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter – In the Club, 2x

Poshe Topcoat 1x, Missha The Style Lucid Nail Care 1x

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Below, right hand:

1x Orly Bonder

2x OPI Care to Danse?

Thumb:  OPI polka.com, 1x

Index:  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter, 1x

Middle:  Top Beauty Ultimate Glitter – In the Club, 2x

Ring:  OPI polka.com, 1x

Pinky:  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Shifter, 1x

Poshe Topcoat 1x, Missha The Style Lucid Nail Care 1x

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Top Beauty In the Club is the sparsest of the trio, but oh-so-worth the extra coat. In the Club’s microglitter is even smaller than OPI polka.com’s indigo and less dense than Sally Hansen Grape Shifter’s light blue shimmery microglitter base, and how it flashes fiery hot pink-red when it catches the light!

I’ve been chiding myself lately re self-control and going on varnish hunts for LEs like SH Grape Shifter. It disappeared from shops before I could afford to buy it, then effortlessly came back to me on my first attempt to seek it out in another locale. So I consider myself duly rewarded for my brief attempt at discipline…

My intent was to gift OPI polka.com to a varnish friend in Belgium after I had received Top Beauty In the Club. They are, however, different enough to merit keeping both.

Now, to layer all three of these and document the result! Meanwhile, enjoy the blueberry sparkle.

xo bmt