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Posts tagged ‘coral’

Il était un vernis – Paeonia and Ixia

Today I have two polishes from French indie brand Il était un vernis to show you! 

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Paeonia is a pretty light coral scattered holo with tons of pink and gold glass fleck shimmer. The photos show two coats, no topcoat, and all are in sunlight. 

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Ixia is a very bright blue scattered holo with blue glass fleck shimmer. Also shown in two coats, this one with topcoat. First photos in the sun:

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In shade:
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Under Ott lite:
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With flash:
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I was super impressed with these polishes! The shipping is a little pricey for those of us who aren’t in Europe, unsurprisingly, so I made sure to buy enough polishes to make up for it. 😉 So, I have several more Il était un vernis shades to swatch and show you in the future! 😀

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ILNP Music Box, Cutie Pop and Dreaming in Violet

This is a mani I wore last year back when these polishes were new, released for spring 2014 by I Love Nail Polish (ILNP).

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The purple is Dreaming in Violets, the pink Cutie Pop, and the blue Music Box. Two coats each plus top coat.

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They each have this great glass-fleck shimmer to them, although it’s most apparent in Cutie Pop since the shimmer in that one is gold and contrasts better with the base colour. Above I was trying to show off the blue glass flecks in the bottle of Music Box. The flecks in Dreaming in Violet are a fuchsia/purple shade.

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Love these three! And the formula on them was great. I’ll just let the rest of the photos speak for themselves…

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In the shade:

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Indigo Bananas Fiery the Angels Fell

Happy New Year!! Today I have an awesome Indigo Bananas duochrome to show you! Fiery the Angels Fell is a glass-fleck polish that shifts between red and orange with a little fuchsia and gold in there too. It also looks to me like there are some very, very fine holo specs throughout the polish!

I used two coats (plus top coat) and found the formula smooth and thick, with very dense glass fleck. On the accent nail I used one coat over black, and as you can see I did have a little trouble with the thickness there; I wasn’t able to apply a thin even coat. So I think if I use it over black again I’ll add a little thinner first, or do one thick coat instead of trying to do a thin one.

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Indigo Bananas Fiery the Angels Fell

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Beautiful, beautiful polish! Warm halogen light shows off the orange side of the polish:

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Picture Polish Electric Dream

Today’s Picture Polish beauty is Electric Dream!

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Electric Dream is a coral-leaning pink with fine gold shimmer and scattered holo particles.

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Shown are two coats. The formula was thicker than Shy Violet’s but in a good way; it was quite easy to handle.

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I love the gold shimmer, it just makes this polish extra special!

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This polish is a collaboration with Nail Polish Anon blog. Love it!

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Ninja Polish Pacific Coral and LA Splash Star Coral

I’ve got a great indie polish to show you today! This is Ninja Polish Pacific Coral, a coral creme with a beautiful duochrome shimmer in it.

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The shimmer flashes from gold to green depending on the angle, and is very visible!

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Two coats of Pacific Coral plus topcoat. The formula was perfect!

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On my ring finger I have two coats of LA Splash Star Coral on top of Pacific Coral.

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Star Coral is a sheer coral jelly polish with gold and multicoloured glitter.

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Love this coral combo!

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China Glaze Sun of a Peach and comparisons

Here’s another neon from the China Glaze Sunsational collection!

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Sun of a Peach is a neon pastel peach, and a great unique colour! I like the name too, haha.

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The formula is a bit difficult to work with, but not really worse than other neons or pastels.

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I used three coats to even everything out. The photos include base coat and top coat.

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I think the colour is certainly worth putting up with the neon formula. With flash:

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In the shade:

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And here is a nail wheel comparison with other peaches, neon and non-neon, and some that lean more towards coral. The photo was taken with flash, but somehow the polishes still look a bit darker than they do in real life. So, word of warning that these aren’t colour accurate, but give a good indication of the relative differences in these polishes!

Sun of a Peach and peach/coral comparisons

1) China Glaze Sun of a Peach, 2) Misa Shake it to the Samba, 3) China Glaze Peachy Keen, 4) Nubar Orange Creme, 5) NCLA Poolside Party All Eyes On Me, 6) Joe Fresh Orange Sorbet, 7) Kleancolor Mango, 8) Jessica Tangerine Dreamz, 9) NYX Amazon, 10) Cult Nails Scandalous, 11) OPI Apricotcha Cheating, 12) FingerPaints Circus Peanuts, 13) NYX Girls Naked Pink, 14) Funky Fingers Daiquiri on the Deck, 15) Barry M Peach Melba, 16) Kleancolor Pastel Orange, 17) Illamasqua Purity, 18) Essence Rebels Peach Punk

None of these are close to Sun of a Peach; the most similar are Kleancolor Mango which is darker and much less bright, and oldie NYX Amazon which is a translucent jelly with iridescent glitter, however. But as you can see there are some dupes and near-dupes among the other polishes – notably China Glaze Peachy Keen and Misa Shake it to the Samba which are basically identical. Cult Nails Scandalous is also similar to OPI Apricotcha Cheating, and Kleancolor Pastel Orange to Illamasqua Purity, but those pairs aren’t close enough to be dupes.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and Sun Worshipper

More neons! This is a fun manicure I did using two older China Glaze neons, Flip Flop Fantasy and Sun Worshipper.

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Sun Worshipper is a neon yellow-orange, and Flip Flop Fantasy a neon pink-coral. Three coats each, plus top coat (they dry semi-matte, like most neons do).

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The formula on these is kind of streaky, but no worse than most other neons in my opinion. The result is certainly worth waiting a couple minutes between coats to prevent dragging. Top coat also helps smooth out the finish.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and Sun Worshipper

Apparently Flip Flop Fantasy has recently been reformulated, and the newer version is more peach-coral. I’m going to have to check that out next time I’m in Sally Beauty, since I love peach!! 🙂