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Some odds and ends

A few old manis and swatches… I couldn’t find info on the number of coats written down.

Zoya Blu and Indigo Bananas Storm Drops.

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Sparitual Mirage and Zoya Daul. Mirage’s satin finish:

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With topcoat added:

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Zoya Natty.

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Zoya Arizona. Pretty sure this one is two coats.
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Zoya Arizona

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Pretty and Polished Thyme and Time Again and Indigo Bananas Olive Time and Space

Today I have two polishes with “time” in the name to show you. Pretty and Polished Thyme and Time Again is from the dusty creme collection which all have tiny grey speckles throughout. Indigo Bananas Olive Time and Space is a dark olive green from their Fall 2015 holo collection. 

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I used two coats plus top coat for each polish. All photos are with flash. 

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I added some (almost invisible) stamping on Thyme and Time Again using Olive Time and Space to stamp and an image of an asparagus tip from MoYou London plate Cookbook 14. Love the asparagus image! But should have used colours that contrast better! Ah well, nice and subtle and helps to hide the crooked stamping. 😉

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Indigo Bananas Event Horizon

I found these swatches from a while ago when my nails were nubs so I thought I would post them! This is Indigo Bananas Event Horizon, a mainly teal/turquoise/blue multichrome flakie. Three coats. In late afternoon sun:

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Under Ott lite:

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Indigo Bananas Spring 2015

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Better late than never? I’ve got skittle swatches of the Indigo Bananas Spring 2015 collection today. I used three coats for each plus top coat, and the swatch photos are all with flash. 

Holding the bottle of Saffron Revolution:

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Holding the bottle of Land of Green Ginger:

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Holding the bottle of Jacaranda:
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Holding the bottle of Fluffy Little Clouds:
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Holding the bottle of Cherry Blossom Roads (which is on my thumb and is shown in the next pics):
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Thumb to pinkie: Cherry Blossom Roads, Saffron Revolution, Land of Green Ginger, Fluffy Little Clouds, Jacaranda. 

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Love these pretty pastels with contrasting glass flecks! Here are some pics showing the colours of the glass fleck shimmer in the bottles:

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From left, Jacaranda’s glass flecks shift from pink to gold. Fluffy Little Clouds and Saffron Revolution have the most similar shimmer among the five shades. 

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But, you can see that Fluffy Little Clouds has purple to pink glass flecks while Saffron Revolution seems to have those same ones plus some turquoise ones. 

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Cherry Blossome Roads has turquoise-green glass flecks while Land of Green Ginger’s are golden. 

Comparison: Indigo Bananas Electric Unicorns and Powder Perfect Lorelei

Powder Perfect Lorelei has a periwinkle-leaning light purple creme base with green glass flecks and fuchsia-purple microflakies. 

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I used three coats plus top coat here, although it’s really more of a two-coater, I was just having the impression that it somehow didn’t want to stick to the base coat I was using (Illamasqua, for the record – not really my favourite base coat, I won’t be repurchaing it).

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Then I had the impression that I’d seen this before somewhere…

Here is Indigo Bananas Electric Unicorns, a periwinkle creme with green glass flecks and fuchsia-purple microflakies. 

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I used three thin coats plus top coat. 

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With flash:

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Under Ott lite:

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Here are the bottles next to each other. Now, clearly the Powder Perfect is a shade more purple/darker but other than that they’re quite similar. 

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Here’s the comparison on the nail; three coats for the Indigo Bananas (on the index and middle), two coats for the Powder Perfect (on the ring and pinkie) (I managed to get it to play nicer with the base coat this time).

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The Indigo Bananas is definitely a bit more sheer in addition to being slightly bluer. You can kind of see a streak on my middle finger where I didn’t apply it as evenly…

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Despite that my own personal pick is the Indigo Bananas just because I’ve had it longer and have a much bigger collection of their polishes! 🙂 Although I do think these qualify as “similar, not the same”, so I can see how someone might want to have both!

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I did this comparison a while ago and have since sent the Powder Perfect on to a new home with a nail polish buddy of mine, hope she enjoys it 🙂

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Black Dahlia Lacquer Dandelion Fields

This beauty is Black Dahlia Lacquer Dandelion Fields. I think it’s my favourite of the six BDL polishes I have so far! It’s a muted coral-leaning orange holo with pinkish-copper flecks.

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This is two coats plus top coat, shown under Ott Lite. I found the formula slightly thick but not difficult to apply.

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Under warm halogen light it looks a bit more yellow than it really is:

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With flash:

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In the shade:

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There was no sun when I swatched it, but there was the following day when I was wearing it as a mani. Here it is in the sun. The accent nail has a layer of Indigo Bananas Hay Ride, one of the new multichrome flakies (which are amazing!)

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This last photo was taken on the bus, sorry for the weird reflections! But it shows off the accent nail better than the full sun shot. 🙂

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Indigo Bananas Hallucinate

Hallucinate is one of the duochrome holos by Indigo Bananas, and I think my favourite of the ones I’ve tried. It’s my kind of colour combination, love it!

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The base colour is a golden bronze shade and it has metallic green duochrome shimmer that shifts to pink at extreme angles. Shown above with flash, and the other photos are under my Ott Lite.

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Shown are three coats, although you could probably get away with two. The formula was smooth and problem-free and the polish dries quite quickly like most metallic-based holos.

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The overall look is often olive green.

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At an extreme angle, the coppery-pink side of the duochrome really shows:

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