PFF Series: Sands of Time

Happy New Year!

Meanwhile, I’ve had this comparison knocking about for over two years (already completed on a nail wheel, but I decided to redo it on my new Chinese sticks and promptly messed up the colour order, defeating the entire purpose of using sticks …)

FingerPaints Sparkle in the Sky, 2013 Enchanted Winter Collection

Wet n Wild Los Feliz Navidad, Holiday 2015 We’re the Wild Cats! LE

OPI Alcatraz … Rocks, Fall 2013 San Francisco Collection

Above three photos, at one coat … I wanted to show you how the light base colour of FP made me confuse the order of these three bottles.

In the process, I think I switched the order of the one-coat sticks above for WnW and OPI … but I corrected them for the final swatches below 🙂

Above seven photos, at two coats.

On the nail wheel, I had swatched them in proper order: WnW, FP, OPI.

WnW is the lightest and sheerest of the three, more silvery blue due to reflects; also has silver sequins lacking in its partners. Los Feliz is a Los Angeles neighbourhood; Feliz Navidad means Merry Christmas in Spanish.

FP is a closer PFF to OPI. OPI is a bit deeper and thicker in appearance than FP, with even more pink and gold shimmer … or perhaps it just stands out as such in the slightly more opaque base.

OPI came first; it’s the original Liquid Sand of this trio. Alcatraz is a calla lily in Spanish; here it refers to the name of the storied former prison in San Francisco Bay, built on what appears to be a massive rock sticking out of those treacherous waters.

xx best for 2018!
blueberry milk tea

Collections: Sinful Colors Kylie + Sinful Shine King Kylie

When these collections appeared last year, I remember being absolutely enchanted by North Star first, then picking up a smattering of others here and there whenever popping into Walgreens. Later, I found a few bottles heavily discounted at Target, and was really surprised by the defacement of the display for this collection. Insults and ugliness, left in nail varnish and ink, directed at Miss Jenner. Whatever her reputation among the target (and Target, lol) demographic for her cosmetics, my opinion of her collaboration is sky-high. So much so that when I came upon scads of half-price bottles at a different well-stocked Walgreens locale, I shopped to my nails’ content. No regrets; here’s what I have.

These four are Trend Matters Angel shimmer mattes:

2111 Angelik, 2113 North Star, 2088 Butter Kup, 2110 Magik Touch

2111 Angelik, 2113 North Star

2088 Butter Kup, 2110 Magik Touch

2111 Angelik

2113 North Star, 2088 Butter Kup, 2110 Magik Touch

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2062 Miss Majesty

Next three are Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte:

2082 Mauve On, 2078 Silhouette, 2085 Kozy

2062 Miss Majesty, 2082 Mauve On

2078 Silhouette, 2085 Kozy

Top to bottom:

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2062 Miss Majesty

Next three are Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte:

2082 Mauve On, 2078 Silhouette, 2085 Kozy

Above and below, Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2048 Slay Grey

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2077 Kurtsey

Denim & Bling Matte 2109 Kurves

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2084 Kurtain Kall, 2079 Kommotion

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2077 Kurtsey

Denim & Bling Matte 2109 Kurves

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2084 Kurtain Kall, 2079 Kommotion

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2077 Kurtsey

Denim & Bling Matte 2109 Kurves

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2084 Kurtain Kall, 2079 Kommotion

Denim & Bling Matte 2109 Kurves

Trend Matters Velvet Demi Matte 2084 Kurtain Kall, 2079 Kommotion

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2045 True Kolor, 2053 Minty Fresh

Denim & Bling Duochrome 2109 Kurves

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2050 Kryptonite

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2044 Koko-Nuts, 2049 Miss Chief

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection:

2047 Kommando

2058 Karamel

2055 The Royal Me

Trend Matters Satin Matte 2132 Holly-Wood

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2046 Kween, 2051 Real Regal

Sinful Shine King Kylie Signature Collection 2054 Karnival

Twenty-six bottles in all.

Unsure how many comprised the collections; I’m not fan enough to do intensive Internet homework so it was difficult to decipher on my own what was what in order to break down what I had.

Since I had initially filled up a wheel of 18 chips with what I had (not anticipating buying more), they were organized by colour on the wheel and in my notebook by collection/finish.

That was last year.  When I ended up collecting eight more bottles in the interim, I just put them in the box shown in the background and saved it all for another day.

Those bottles ended up on a different nail wheel, just painted.  Lots of work and confusion!

Now for some comparisons among other similar Sinful Colors 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

Spooky series: moody autumnal skies

Risqué Silver Shine, Bonita Dying to Party, Essence Urban Messages TE Skyscraper

A-England Cathy, Essence Crystalliced TE It’s a Snow-woman’s World, Impala Novo 70 Boho Chic, Essence C&G Grey-t to Be Here

Essence Vintage District TE Get Arty, Essence Crystalliced TE Iced Age Reloaded

Nails Inc. Ballet Sheers Covent Garden Ballet, Impala Cores do Oceano Agua Viva, Orly Sweet Dreams, Layla Softouch Effect 03

Scherer Chameleon Hula, OPI Yokohama Twilight

Revlon Smoldering, Colorama Abre Alas, Colorama Misteriosa Turquia Lua Crescente

All swatches above, two coats

Kiko Quick Dry 849, Dance Legend Mist Way Collection 09 Hedgehog in the Fog, Illamasqua Raindrops, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Shimmer Matte Angel Magik Touch

Rescue Beauty Lounge Morning Light, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Demi Matte Velvet Kurtsey

Icing by Claire’s unnamed 1/4 of a mini set, Orly Pixie Dust, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam

Essence Beauty Beats TE As Long as You Love Me, Sinful Shine Kylie Signature Collection King Kylie Slay Grey, Colorama Hypnose

All swatches 2-3 coats

xx blueberry milk tea

Sugar-glazed babycakes, rack no. 1

Babycakes, Glass Pink, 777 (all Cyrillic characters, name thus unknown)

Misty Rose, misnamed Fuchsia Glamour, Seashell Pink

Taffy, Robo Romance, Honeymoon in Style (bought a new bottle since the old one looks golden yellow in comparison)


Sand Dolla Make You Holla (used to be white; has become pinker with time), Angel Food, Stream of Consciousness

Sahara Crystal Fiji, Cake Pop, PG (name unknown because in Korean)

Fleur de Sel, Candy Drops, Sugar Burst

2x each

xx blueberry milk tea

Sweater weather

Late in the evening on Christmas Day, I happened to look something up online (must have been varnish-related) and inadvertently spotted swatches of some gorgeous shade a la the multichromatic satin of Cinderella’s ball gown, yet not as saturated, not as periwinkle.

Turns out it was a member of the Cinderella Orly Color Blast collection, recalled from Walgreens stores in December, yet to be seen again.

I immediately hightailed it to two different stores on December 25, where I was greeted with blank stares upon inquiry, but I still ended up with Cinderella cotton swabs and a Cinderella highlighter + brush (all are fabulous, btw).

A few days later, I even ventured to the best-indoor (merchandise) yet worst-outdoor (vagrants, panhandlers) Walgreens in my area.

There, the SA knew exactly what I was talking about.

She casually related that all Cinderella Orly Color Blast merch was in the back, waiting until further notice from HQ to reshelve.

This information must have provoked a frightful facial expression from an elated me, as she immediately followed up by telling me that the products will not scan at the register until restock is approved.

Hence, I’ve been stalking Walgreens every chance I get, and I always (darn it!) leave with varnishes that are not the Cinderella darlings for which I came in …

From the untouched display of a L’Oreal festival-themed collection:  235 Boho Babe, 233 Sunkissed Silver, 243 Blissful Blue

Two coats each

Again, 2x each

I had to ask a clerk to get these down from an overhead display, and each escorted-to-the-cash-register bottle was covered in security stickers …

Barry M Confetti Marshmallow, SH Fuzzy Coat Wool Lite

2-3x each

I had Barry M first since I couldn’t bring myself to pay almost $7 USD for a monotone SH.

Yesterday, I spotted Wool Lite at Walgreens for around $1.50 USD, on clearance, last bottle, you know how it goes …

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-sea, from same Walgreens clearance, USD $1.50

Two coats, in the middle, over L’Oreal Sunkissed Silver

China Glaze All a Flutter, also recently purchased on clearance

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat All Yarned Up, received free due to coupon stacking when it first came out

I was on the verge of purchasing the Barry M versions of Fuzz-sea and AYU, but I’m glad I didn’t …

… winter is too long to wear ugly varnishes, lol!

Above, L to R:

Barry M Marshmallow over L’Oreal Boho Babe

SH Wool Lite over L’Oreal Sunkissed Silver (my favourite combo)

ChG All a Flutter over L’Oreal Blissful Blue

SH All Yarned Up over L’Oreal Blissful Blue

xx blueberry milk tea (stay warm + fuzzy!)

Collections: Two from OPI Starlight

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Press * for Silver is NOT silver.  In any light.

Am I the only one who didn’t realize that Ce-less-tial is More is cool rosy-gold textured and dries sandy (with the exception of its holographic sparkles)?

It’s prolly the worst varnish I could have chosen to daub on my tips!  Even when washing my hair, strands get caught on the gritter (lol) of my nails!  But I’ll leave it on for a while, since I need protection at all costs once my nails reach this personally precarious length.  🙂

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1x OPI Nail Envy, which made my nails look so yellowed that I felt compelled to immediately cover the tips with my new Starlight purchases

OPI Press * for Silver

OPI Ce-less-tial is More

1x The Face Shop 05 Gold Shimmer Top Coat

No prep or cleanup

Book I’m gripping is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 🙂

The other two Starlight varnishes I purchased are blues:

Cosmo with a Twist, which has a purple duochrome flash + sparkle

Give Me Space, a night sky varnish

Will show those to you shortly 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea