Posts from the ‘Flocados’ Category

Autumnal blaze beauty shots

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Perfect Holographic H6
Color Club Cosmic Fate

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China Glaze TTYL

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OPI Bay Bridge Sunset
Color Club Sidewalk Psychic
Jade Sunset

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Color Club Sidewalk Psychic
Jade Sunset
China Glaze TMI

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ILNP Cozy Mittens
Masura 1061 Vanilla Cloud
Masura 1097 Under the Apple Tree at Noon
Masura 1102 Sands Whisper

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ILNP Cozy Mittens

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Masura 1061 Vanilla Cloud

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Masura 1097 Under the Apple Tree at Noon

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Masura 1102 Sands Whisper

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All swatches 2x each, no aqua base or top coat

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Dutch treats

Latest purchases from Hypnotic Polish in the Netherlands 🙂

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend – June

A England – Katyusha

A England – Incense Burner (replacement since I gifted my bottle to a dear friend)

Dance Legend Comme Il Faut – 586

Dance Legend Eden 5 – Original Sin

Dance Legend Eden 2 – Tree of Life

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Holiday blues series, surprise no. 5

Above + below, ChG Sleeping Under the Stars, DL Rolling in the Deep, SC No Filter (all 2x on nail wheel)

Impala Novo 70 Hippie Rua (4x), NYC Chinatown (3x)

DL Top for Darks 603, DL Top for Darks 608, Impala Novo 70 Paz e Amor, Layla CE 52 The Butterfly Effect, Nfu-Oh 51

Two coats of the top coat below on the corresponding varnish above

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Unintentionally frightful horror bling mash

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Got the one that almost got away…

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Finger Paints Abstract Attraction.  Least flashy sparkly in the bottle of the five, but I still thank the SAs at my “big city” Sally Beauty for reluctantly opening their new stock in the back just to pull out this lone bottle for me.  Imagine, here in California’s capital, they don’t plan to put the Finger Paints Kaleidoscope collection out on the floor until next month!  Nor did they have the China Glaze collection from which I featured a lone bottle yesterday.  Thus, driving 50 miles away from your usual shopping zone can be very rewarding!

xx bmt xx

Reporting from Sally Beauty in rural Northern California

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Aha, gotcha, blueberry milk tea!

After a late afternoon interpreting in a small town in the golden foothills, I thought to wait out traffic by hanging out in the local Sally Beauty for a while, and (just maybe) indulging a long-time desire by the name of China Glaze Pelican Gray.

Well.  There is lots happening in Sally Beauty territory these days, I must say.  Pelican Gray stayed on shelf so I could fill all my hands could carry with the latest and greatest.  Behold the listing on my receipt:

(1) China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla, bottle only pictured above (what a perfectly mortifying name!)

Speaking of mortifying, no, in real life, my hands do not look like petrified preserved stuff in a Chinese pickle barrel.

On the nails of the pallid shriveled one:

2x Revlon Colorstay Calla Lily

Thumb, not shown (2) Finger Paints Vivid Reflection, 1x.  Yes, there is a new flakie collection in town!  These are subtle, just the way I like ’em.  Vivid Reflection has violet and gold flash — it’s the only one of the flakes that has a synergistic effect on the golden pink nanoshimmer of Revlon Calla Lily, rather than concealing it.  On the other four fingers, 1x, in which order I’ve since forgotten and now it’s too dark to tell: (3) Finger Paints Colorful Dream, (4) Finger Paints Psychedelic Hue, (5) Finger Paints Symmetrical Symphony.  Because the SA at Sally Beauty assured me there were only four flakies in the Kaleidoscope collection in lieu of five (I didn’t spot the fifth on my own), I bought a (6) mini China Glaze Fairy Dust and put her on the remaining flake-less pinky. (This to tide me over while I wait for Flormar 392, crème de la crème of small particle holo glitters, to arrive in the post.)

These bottles are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous.  Subtle, diaphanous gorgeousness.  I must be in the extreme minority preferring them to the original in yo’ face FP flakies.  Once I obtain the fifth that got away, Abstract something, a blue-violet flake combination, I’ll stop teasing you already and at the very least present bottle shots with descriptions.  Meanwhile, please refer to my flocado collection post here!

Needless to state, my road trip out to the sticks was a fruitful one!

More detail from the field coming soon.

blueberry milk tea, reporting xx

Whatta flake!

Jes, that’s me… skipping to a new topic in lieu of showing you my peachy end-of-summer lineup as specified in the post below. In order to fulfill that promise, I must purchase some nail wheels at an undesirable location and equally undesirable price. Meanwhile, as I garner courage and pocket money to obtain swatching supplies, here is a cafe gathering of equally illustrious beauties that have been tickling my fancy for some time now…

Flakies #1

Flocados! Ludurana Flash, Essence 08 Night in Vegas, Hits Speciallita Lambada, Impala Novo 70 Love Story

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In the bottles, these have varying degrees of density, albeit with similar gold-orange-green-blue occasional violet) shift. Ludurana Flash is the sparsest, with a unique 3-D constellation-like appearance of flake suspension in the bottle, and greatest blue-violet “flash”.

Flakies #2

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Flakies #2

Colorama Melindrosa – transparent lightest pink base, rainbow color shift a la Nfu-Oh 48
F21 Love & Beauty Pink – unjust description for this version of OPI I Lily Love You, bright pink jelly base with dense glitter and irregularly shaped gold Mylar flakes

Flakies #3

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Flakies #3

Maybelline Colorama 27 Sonic Sunset, Colorama Odalisca, Risque Color Effect Cobertura Encantada (27 has been put to Franck-ening purposes on many an occasion; the other two I will try over my equally brand new Chanel Elixir!)

Flakies #4

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Flakies #4

Lorena Alice – untried for two years now in spite of her beauty
F21 Love & Beauty Light Green – version of L.A. Girls Rock Star Crowd Surfing

Flakies #5

Flakies #5

Flakies #5

Impala Novo 70 Paz e Amor – a la Nfu-Oh 52, albeit sparser and with smaller particles. Layla Ceramic Effect CE52, The Butterfly Effect – a la Nfu-Oh 51

Now, a li’l palette cleanser after all that rainbow. Don’t fret, there are still rainbows to be had, just in transparent bases this go round…

Flakies #6

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Raio Alfa – rainbow flash, but primarily gold-orange-red
Raio Beta – rainbow flash, but primarily gold-blue-green
Raio Gamma – blue-violet flash only
Espectral – scattered rainbow, a la Finger Paints Twisted. This was the most coveted of the collection, just as Twisted was in the U.S. …

Flakies #6

Mohda Night – green-blue-violet shift only
Mohda Mix Balada – scattered rainbow shift, but not as dense as Espectral or Twisted
These were obtained before the Big Universo Faculas Solares could be found by my Sao Paulo procurer, S. I still like them on their own merits.

Flakies #6

Flakies #6

China Glaze Luxe and Lush – Mylar shards with gold-orange-blue-green shift
Finger Paints Twisted – dense scattered rainbow flakes, many are quite larger particles than Espectral’s

And last but not least, non-topcoat flakie varnishes with opaque bases…

Essence C&G - 119 Boho Chic Essence C&G - 116 Gorgeous Bling Bling NYX - Forever Young

Essence C&G – 119 Boho Chic
Essence C&G – 116 Gorgeous Bling Bling
NYX Advanced Salon Formula – Forever Young

Koh - Blue Universe!, a la OPI Merry Midnight Sasatinnie Super Dolly Fantasy Colour FCGL002, a la Orly Fowl Play

Koh – Blue Universe!, a la OPI Merry Midnight
Sasatinnie Super Dolly Fantasy Colour FCGL002, a la Orly Fowl Play

Yes, it’s true, the hostess of blueberry milk tea is a madwoman. I had thought I didn’t much like flakies, so at one point I gave many away with no attempt to reacquire them. Here is a list of those given up for adoption:

Barielle – Elle’s Spell
Color Club – Fame & Fortune (Mylar shards)
Essie – Shine of the Times
Hits Speciallita – Can Can
Nfu-Oh 48, 49
Nfu-Oh 51 (two bottles!), 52, 54
Nubar – 2010
Orly – Fowl Play
Sally Hansen CSM – Hidden Treasure
Sinful Colors – Green Ocean
Zoya – Chloe

xo blueberry milk tea