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Posts tagged ‘rose’

Zoya Gretchen and Femme Fatale Heart’s Desires

Zoya Gretchen is a nude-ish brownish dusty rose kind of colour that I applied here in two coats (plus top coat). The accent nail is two coats of Femme Fatale Heart’s Desires, a very unique mauve-ish dusty rose base filled with red-gold-green flakies and tiny red holo microglitter sparks. Photos with flash. 




The next day I added two coats of Heart’s Desires overtop of Gretchen and stamped on the accent nail using Kleancolor Metallic Green and an image from Hehe-024. The combo of Heart’s Desires plus green made the accent nail look kind of orange overall!




Here’s the reason I bought Zoya Gretchen – former feral kitty Gretchen! She’s a torbie (brown tabby with some orange tabby patches), although it doesn’t really show in these photos.   


Gretchen actually doesn’t really get along very well with a lot of the cats, but there are a few she likes. Here she is cuddled up and spooning with Tex! <3<3<3




China Glaze Swanky Silk

China Glaze Swanky Silk is from last year’s New Bohemian collection.

China Glaze Swanky Silk

It’s a delicate champagne/pink duochrome metallic polish.

China Glaze Swanky Silk

I had a hard time capturing the pink flash on camera; it was more apparent in real life than in the photos.

China Glaze Swanky Silk

I used three coats for these swatches. A little care needs to be taken in order to get brush strokes straight, but no other issues with application.

China Glaze Swanky Silk

This is a really pretty, subtle duochrome!

China Glaze Swanky Silk

In the shade:

China Glaze Swanky Silk

Here it is in one coat over black:

China Glaze Swanky Silk over black

This is one duochrome that I definitely prefer on its own instead of over black!

China Glaze Swanky Silk over black