Posts tagged ‘Urban Outfitters’

International zingy chingy roundtable

These bottles had convened long before and in honour of St. Patrick’s Day … but the varnish ambassadress herself missed the boho boat 😦

The sleek, jeweled Italians: Kiko 392, 533, 535, 536

The luxuriously swank Poles: Inglot 138, 320, 981, 986, 966 (which I had misread upside down as 996, thus it’s out of numerical order)

The cosmopolitan yet unjaded Americans: Urban Outfitters Green (multichrome), Destined Take A Hike, Zoya Edyta, SH Insta-Dri Emerald Express

The filthy rich yet understated Brits: A-England Dragon, Saint George, Proserpine

A stunningly glamorous Swede, Make Up Store Charmaine, accompanied but not outdone by gem-bedecked Italian Layla, Emerald Divine

And they sit down to wine and dine, dazzled by one other’s unique beauty at two coats!

xx blueberry milk tea

New in: stocking up on greens for Fall

3x each

Background is the back cover of Nail Book:  Cute & Short Nail E-Mook, published by Takarajimasha, June 2015

xx blueberry milk tea

Summer, just around the corner…

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

China Glaze – Celtic Sun (neon)
Dance Legend Malibu series – Baywatch (pink), Humaliwo (mint), Piña Colada (pastel orange)
Flower – Tiger Lily
L’Apogee Be Happy – Cupcake (bit of shimmer)
Models Own Hyper Gel – Cerise Shine
Nature Republic – 03 (neon)
Nicole by OPI – Simply Sub-lime
NYC – Penn Station Pink
Paul & Joe Summer 2015 – 008 Dragon Fruit (pink), 009 Bitter Lime (yellow green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Pop of Pink
Urban Outfitters – Bandeau (dark purple neon), Hot Tub (searing pink neon)

xx blueberry milk tea *wearing sunglasses indoors*

Dusty surprises ft. Uslu Airlines NIM – Niamey

Am I grey or am I blue? Or greygreen-bluegray? Lol!

Take a gander below:

What say you?

L to R in lineup and on nail wheel:

Essie Parka Perfect
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Grey Matters

Essie Truth or Flare (bluest of the tribe)
Sinful Shine Blue Suede Shoes

Urban Outfitters Barstool
Uslu Airlines NIM Niamey

All are initially two coats on the nail wheel.

I later added a third to Truth or Flare and Barstool, as they were very sheer formulae in comparison to the others.

(They look and feel like jellies/crellies but haven’t done my homework down computer way re these two…)

Wondering if MAC Blue India and Catrice Big City Life New York would fit here… although they seem like dusty yet definitive blues.

(Doubt I will ever see Blue India and New York in real life…)

Uslu Airlines NIM is such a shade-shifter. At times grey, greygreen, bluegray, dusty bluegreen…

xx dusty blueberry milk tea

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…

SONY DSC

Po de Arroz, Have a Tempura Tan-trum

SONY DSC

Risqué Po de Arroz, OPI Have a Tempura Tan-trum

SONY DSC

NOPI Carrie Underwood Love My Pups, Etude House Nymph Aura Glam Nail Kit – Pure Pink,  Impala Fun Rosa Candy

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Essie Spin the Bottle, Maybelline Color Show Rebel Bouquet Beach Blossom

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Essie Nude Beach, Bonita Once Upon a Time, Essie Perennial Chic, SH CSM Au Nature-al

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

NOPI Carrie Underwood Southern Charm, Wet n Wild Private Viewing, F21 L&B Peach

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

NOPI Who Are You Calling a Shrimp?, SH CSM Poof! Be-gonia, Loradew Better Girl 14, OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Essence C&G Boho Chic, Essence C&G Gorgeous Bling Bling, Urban Outfitters Marsala, NYX ASF Forever Young

SONY DSC

Boho Chic, Gorgeous Bling Bling, Forever Young, all 2x

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

UO Marsala, NYX ASF Forever Young, 2x

SONY DSC

xx your polish play date, blueberry milk tea

New In: Five Esses

No, not Essies, esses!

S – sparkly silver holo glitters + scattered/smooth linear holos

S – Spring

S – sunshine

S – spiderwebs

S – squirrely squirrel

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Since the last times I did this, here and here. Oh, and here, too.

Essence Nail Art Top Coat 25 Let Stars Rain Down On Me, 3x – the subtlest holo shimmer top coat I’ve seen yet. One word — gorgeous!!!

OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse mini, 2x – coarse holo and dark grainy particles in a murkily translucent base. I prefer my two preserved bottles of vintage Sation Holiday Spirit to this.

Revlon Transforming Effects 765 Holographic Pearls, 2x – a thing of beauty, and truly holographic, even on shelf in the drugstore.

OPI DS Coronation, 3x – on the fence about this one, as I was about Paris Couture for Sure. They look grainy and dull, then when you’re least paying attention, they flash their holo wares.

Urban Outfitters Silver Holo, 2x – perfection. Or so I thought, until I tried…

Color Club Harp On It, 2x – even more perfect. UO feels draggy in comparison (and it isn’t). That’s how smoothly this applies, with an immediate bam! result.

Apparently, the sun is not the only daring one who wants to play with shimmering holo bottles today. While attempting to photograph these in blazing 80-degree rays (so blinded by the light I could not see the images on screen), I received visits from spinning spiders and a scampering squirrel, on the ledge above the one where I had created this lineup.

xx 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!

foto

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

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

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

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

Any idea yet which filling you’re going to choose?

SONY DSC

cherry nut buttercream

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

????????

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

dark choco raspberry heart

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

dark soft centers

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

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