Finishing up the cool wintermint series…

…and plunging ahead into sea green and turquoise waters, all in one go!

Actually, I had to move all of these lineups, including take one, farther away than usual (over to the “green shelf”) due to nocturnal asphyxiation on my own vice-ridden air. Seriously, varnish fumes are overwhelming my bedroom at night. Maybe these bottles come alive and party on the rooftop of the Alex condo and less luxe tenements while I’m trying to sleep…

Swatches coming later; I’m out of nail wheels and want to have every single variation of green catalogued thus before the end of March!

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Above:

Catrice Am I Blue or Green?

The Face Shop Lovely ME EX Nails GR501

Peripera GR310

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Catrice Minter Wonderland

L’Apogee Be Happy Viagem

Piggy Polish Star Boulevard

Essie Blossom Dandy

Sinful Colors Be Happy

Hard Candy Record Breaker

Nails Inc. Haymarket

H&M Tropical Ocean

Spoiled Mar-zi-panna

Pop-arazzi Shell Me More

Nature Republic Color Waltz BL506 Milky Sky

Nuance Salma Hayek Sea Glass

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Rimmel 60 Seconds Mintilicious

China Glaze For Audrey

Impala Sereia

China Glaze Aquadelic

Sinful Colors Nice Stems

Peripera GR301

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Big Teal

Essie Where’s My Chauffeur?

Misa Blue Jade Vine

NOPI Poised for Turquoise

Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter

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Above:

Dior St. Tropez

Sinful Shine At Sea

Revlon Colorstay Full House

Cover Girl Outlast Glosstinis Blue Hawaiian (this colour deserves a throne-tini in my book)

OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook

China Glaze The Giver Capacity to See Beyond

Essie In the Cab-ana

WnW Gyp-sea Green

Camila Coelho YNC Blue Jade

Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing

NYX ASF Aqua

Essence Vintage District 02 Shopping @ Portobello Road

Bobbi Brown Turquoise (dupe to OPI Nicki Minaj Fly, so they say…)

Sigh.  Exhausted!  Hope I’m not awakened by fumes again tonight…

xx zZz blueberry milk tea

Random untried holo rainbow series, feat. Catrice Haute Future LE, prelude to vol. III

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The shadows are a bit long and the light is waning this summer’s eve… I’ve shown you all my silver holo nail varnishes and top coats except for these two.  Well, I did wax poetic about PP Lunar Halo previously here.  Now I’ve another amazingly unique varnish to go on about, Catrice Haute Future LE C05 Gem Into the Future.  Gem!  Yes, my name, in English!

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Gem Into the Future is a really nice silver holo with light blue flakes.  If you click to enlarge the above photo, you can see them pretty well in the bottle.

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There they are again, the elusive little monsters…

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Please consider this a teaser to the upcoming number in the holo rainbow series, since I can’t seem to capture any images at the moment to do justice to these varnishes…

xx bmt

For MC, a glimpse of the yet unseen green shelf

Sally Hansen CSM Pique Side is for you, along with that spare bottle of NYC Robin’s Egg Blue lurking behind mine…

Learning to use an iPhone. Please bear with me 🙂

From top:

Shelf no. 1, L to R:

Impala Anos Dourados Matine

OPI Gargantuan Green Grape

NOPI I Only Shop Mintage

SpaRitual Delight

Orly Jealous Much?

Charlotte Russe Unnamed

American Apparel Office

Sally Hansen CSM Pique Side

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jade Jump

Claire’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Orly Ancient Jade

 

Shelf no. 2, L to R:

The Face Shop Lovely ME EX GR501

L.A. Girl Color Pop Minty

Sinful Colors Open Seas

Essie Turquoise & Caicos

NYC Tudor City Teal

Impala Penelope Charmosa Armadilha Tropical

Orly Gumdrop

Sally Hansen CSM Jaded

Sinful Colors Greek Isles

Essie Who’s the Boss?

L’Apogee Rainha Elizabeth

L’Apogee Fashion Colors Diana

Impala California Beleza Natural

Paul & Joe Summer 2013 LE Caribbean

L’Apogee Be Happy Cupcake

 

Shelf no. 3, L to R:

Claire’s Mint to Be

China Glaze At Vase Value

NYC Robin’s Egg Blue

Spoiled Mar-zi-panna

Piggy Polish Star Boulevard

Catrice Am I Green or Am I Blue?

China Glaze Kinetic Candy

L’Apogee Be Happy Liberdade

Mavala Lagoon

Catrice Minter Wonderland

Essie Mint Candy Apple

L’Apogee Be Happy Viagem

Rimmel 60 Seconds Mintilicious

Sinful Colors Be Happy

xx blueberry milk tea

Collections: Piggy Polish Summer 2014 trio

I can’t find the name for this collection — it was on the display, but nowhere to be found online.  Let my experience today be a lesson in humility:  I went to drugstore locale #1 in search of something else, saw this display, ogled the mint and bright blue only, paid no mind to the cloudy silver grey, and promptly overcame my compulsion to buy due to sheer brand snobbery.  On to drugstore locale #2, where I again ogled the crèmes, then came back around to the display to admire the summer ocean/sky at dusk advertisement.  In the failing eyesight of my middle age, I decided to give the metallic stormy bottle a look at close range.  When I picked it up, it flashed a beautiful, subtle, smooth but nonetheless holographic rainbow.  Lacking self control regarding these matters, my first impulse was to take the entire glossy cardstock display (still full since apparently I’m the only varnish fiend who has happened upon these) and plop it into my basket.  But I didn’t.  I only took one of each, with the idea to return and buy the rest of the silver holo bottles, which by the way is called Lunar Halo.  Blame it on my poor eyesight, but I could swear at drugstore locale #1, these were going for $3.99 USD each.  I happily forked over $5.99 USD x 3 at drugstore locale #2.  Without further ado, here are bottle shots at 7pm on the summer solstice (and Lunar Halo still shows its holo rainbow!).

Mint – Star Boulevard
Bright Blue – Ocean Minded
Silver Holo – Lunar Halo

Lunar Halo might be a top coat – it contains two huge mixing balls, and when I amused myself by swirling them around, I could see them in their entirety, which means LH is very sheer. Don’t let sheer deter you, though — the utter beauty of this sparkly rainbow distracted me like mad in the intense summer light whilst driving home from the day’s drugstore stalking jaunt.

xx blueberry milk tea