Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dior - Camel & Laura Mercier - Cocoa Suede (nail polish swatch)

I paint my nails once a week (on a Sunday); usually take it off Wednesday night, and pamper my digits for 3 days. I realized that if I continue this manicure trend it will take me over 7 years to wear all of my nail polish colors at least once... I need to get into nail art.

But this time I just decided to use two colors .

Mani Lineup:
Essie - First Base Base Coat - base 1 coat
Dior - Camel- color, 2 coats on alternating nails
Laura Mercier - Cocoa Sudede - color, 2 coats on alternating nails
Deborah Lippmann - On A Clear Day - topcoat, 1 coat
Zoya - Hurry Up - drying drops, 1 drop per nail
No sunshine that day (cloudy and flurries)... also no time or motivation for clean-up... dark colors sure show my unsteady hand... but you can't really tell, unless you're really up close, so I'm good with my messy job. Since both colors are creme finish, I felt that lack of sunshine wasn't a big deal.

First shot, indoors on my couch :)
 Second, in a grocery parking lot.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Estée Lauder - Surreal Violet (nail polish swatch)

Bought this years ago. It's possible this color is no longer available from EL, but I still want to share it.

Mani Lineup:
Essie - First Base Base Coat - base 1 coat
Estée Lauder - Surreal Violet - color, 2 coats
Deborah Lippmann - On A Clear Day - topcoat, 1 coat
Zoya - Hurry Up - drying drops, 1 drop per nail
I remember buying this shade because I loved how interesting it looked in the bottle; but I never swatched it, until the day I brushed it onto my nails.

First shot taken late in the evening... I just wanted to give you an idea of this weird shimmer in the bottle.
 Next day in direct sunlight... I simply love the copper-shift against the mauve.
 This is a neutral with a kick... and I love it.