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Posts tagged ‘brown’

Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling and Grey-t To Be Here

Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling, two coats. Burnt orange-brown creme with gold flakes. Back when my nails were long…



Grey-t To Be Here, three coats. Light grey creme with pink shimmer flecks.




Nubar Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf is an awesome older golden-bronze/burgundy duochrome from Nubar. I think this was two coats. Various lighting, with and without flash.











Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

Kunimitsu Nail Potions is a new-to-me indie brand sold on Etsy, that I just recently learned makes vegan-only polishes (and lip glosses too!). A bunch of the polishes are inspired by cats, and the brand name is in memory of one of the creator’s cats. All these photos are taken with flash and under the Ott lite, since it was dark out.

Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

These two polishes are Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin (the ring finger accent). I thought they complemented each other really well, having the same base colour but with different glitters.

Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

Chocolate Point Siamese is a nude beige slightly shimmery base with brown and holo light blue medium hex glitter, very small brown glitter, and tiny gold sparkles. Cinnamon Raisin has the same base and the two sizes of brown glitter, but also purple and lilac medium hexes and small gold hexes. They both seem to have some holo microglitter in there too, but it’s sort of hard to tell! But there are tiny little flashes of holo-looking sparkle sometimes.

Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

Shown are two coats of each polish, and I found they covered well and the base was smooth. I did have to do some shaking and tilting of the bottle to get out a good amount of glitter, and do some dabbing to distribute it where I wanted it.

Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

Drying time was very good! All photos do include a layer of topcoat. Overall I’m really impressed with these and looking forward to trying the others I got!

Don’t you love the awkward hand pose clutching two mini bottles? Haha 😀

Kunimitsu Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

Pretty Serious is a small brand from Australia that makes vegan polishes and cosmetics. I have a few of their polishes but this is the first one I’ve photographed.

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

Seasonal Sunset is a dark burnt orange jelly base that leans a little brown, with tons of gold and orange glitter in it. My kind of colour!

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

Two coats used, and the formula was great.

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

I love it!! And it’s quite unique; I don’t think I have anything else like it!

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset

From the Vault

More old pics that I haven’t posted before… I think all of these photos are under the Ott Lite except for the last one.

Glitter gradient of OPI DS Temptation with Nubar Sky Sparkle.




With Ozotic 505 overtop:




OPI DS Desire, my favourite OPI DS shade.


Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance with half moons in Orly Chocolate Martini.




Milani Golden Lilac (the one with gold shimmer) and Kleancolor Gorgeous Surprise (the one with blue shimmer). I don’t remember what the base colour was that they’re layered over, unfortunately.


More From the Vault

My apologies for the lack of posts! Things have just been super busy lately! So I thought I’d post another group of photos from several years ago that I just never got around to posting and don’t necessarily have the info on number of coats, formula etc. anymore.

OPI Fiercely Fiona with Nicole by OPI Brilliant Idea on the accent finger.





A frankenpolish that I call Firecracker. The ingredients for this are Martha Stewart glitter in fire opal (which does bleed colour into the base, but not too much) and some of the LA Girl Glitter Addict polishes in orange, fuchsia, and red.






OPI Absolutely Alice with half moons in Nubar Night Sparkle.



OPI and Apple Pie, a classic “ugly” shade, under the Ott Lite.


A England Briarwood and Briar Rose

Today I have two A England polishes to show you, Briarwood and Briar Rose from the Burne-Jones Dream collection. Briarwood is a deep reddish-brown metallic based holo. Its base is more brown, but it has a metallic red shimmer to it. Briar Rose is a similar holo in a fuchsia pink shade. These are pretty much perfect in terms of formula. The photos show just one coat of each, and no top coat. I love these! Not much more to say about perfection so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

A England Briarwood

A England Briarwood

A England Briarwood

A England Briarwood

A England Briar Rose

A England Briar Rose

A England Briar Rose

A England Briar Rose

From the Vault

I still have some really old photos from when I started blogging, so I thought I would post them in a few installments!

This first one is a fall mani that I really loved! Thumb to pinkie: Finger Paints Sketchy Character, a mustard yellow frankenpolish, Kleancolor Fashionista, China Glaze Brownstone, Joe Fresh Pumpkin. The glitter gradient over everything was done with Nubar Lime Green Glitter and Orange Glitter.


Next, Orly Wild Wisteria with China Glaze Brownstone accent:


I’ll finish up this first vault post with swatches of the creme half of the Color Club Back to Boho collection, along with a couple of layering combos using them.

Shabby Drab:


With Color Club Jingle Jangle overtop:


Color Club Earthy Angel:



Color Club New Bohemian:



Color Club Nomadic in Nude:



Color Club Rad Nomad:



Color Club Red-ical Gypsy – gotta say, the stereotypical gypsy-themed polish names just make me think of cultural appropriation… This is a nice red though, and look! An appearance from my little Thor!



With an accent of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me and Nubar V matte top coat:



More Soulstice Swatches

I’ve got some more Soulstice Spa swatches for you today! 😀

Venice: gold foil, two coats. It dries fast, and has an excellent formula.

Soulstice Venice

Soulstice Venice

Soulstice Venice

Nairobi: metallic bronze, two coats. Also dries fast and has a great formula.

Soulstice Nairobi

Soulstice Nairobi

Soulstice Nairobi

Soulstice Nairobi

Soulstice Nairobi

Madrid: candy apple red jelly. It has a smooth formula, and is even okay at one coat for a sheer wash of cherry. Two coats in the photos. I swatched this without base coat, and it stained pink a little bit, so be sure to use a good base coat!

Soulstice Madrid

Soulstice Madrid

Soulstice Madrid

Soulstice Madrid

Lisbon: a metallic navy with a good consistency. I used two coats, and it bubbled a little as it dried because I used a too thick second coat. I think three thin coats would have been better – I used three thin coats on my thumb, and it didn’t have any bubbles.

Soulstice Lisbon

Soulstice Lisbon

Soulstice Lisbon

Soulstice Lisbon

Nicole by OPI Love Me, Love the Earth

Nicole by OPI Love Me, Love the Earth is an awesome shimmery brown polish with a lot of depth. This is an oldie (but they still sell it online at Aveyou, last time I checked), so it has the old formula that’s not “big 3 free”. I find the old formulas a little thin, but easy to control and fairly quick drying, and I used three coats here. Love this shade!

Nicole by OPI Love Me, Love the EarthNicole by OPI Love Me, Love the EarthNicole by OPI Love Me, Love the EarthNicole by OPI Love Me, Love the EarthNicole by OPI Love Me, Love the EarthNicole by OPI Love Me, Love the Earth