Silver an’ gold + a bottle o’ bourbon

Currently serving as an intermezzo to the barely begun Pirates comparisons, this was done way back in May.

Sally Hansen base and top
Essie Pillow Talk, my old faithful standby

OPI minis Take a Right on Bourbon and This Silver’s Mine!

Above + below, OPI Press * for Silver

Paul & Joe Golden Slumbers + Goldfinger, layered (the sheerer fingers)

Zoya Beth + María Luisa, layered

All three OPIs dabbed on the silver fingers (looking like one varnish)

xx blueberry milk tea

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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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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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

xx blueberry milk tea

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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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