Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Revlon Minted + Shatter

Revlon's Minted is apparently a dupe for the much-beloved China Glaze Refresh-Mint, and from what I've seen it's pretty close. Application was a breeze, three coats required for opacity since Revlon tends to be more flowy/liquidy than OPI or China Glaze. This means that it dries really smooth and clear, but it also takes a little longer to dry and needs more coats. Overall, I loved this color, even without the Shatter it looks like a Robin's Egg but slightly greener. It's a nice pale green which works with the pastels that seem to be everywhere this Spring. I'm thinking it would be nice with other shatters or a nice glitter top coat. It's a nice basic green.

It matched really well with a wall near where work. Shatter near peeling paint - poetic, no?
It looks blue in these pictures, but that's because I couldn't really get a full sun pic today. It's definitely a pale, pastel green.

Quick Phone Pics

Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede.

I love the OPI Suedes collection. They dry fast, apply easily, and you get a real hit of color. Because it's so dry, the pigmentation is really dense. Even though its not shiny, you get a lot of sparkle without the typical removal issues of a true glitter polish. And mattes are great because you can always add a top coat and make them shiny for a different look. This one doesn't work well like that, but its still an awesome fierce gunmetal polish.

This is a recent buy from Revlon called Copper Penny. It's a gorgeous coppery metallic with gold undertones.

Here it is next to a brick building, in the sunlight. You can really see the gold in this pic, and it's truly gorgeous. Plus, it's Revlon, so cheaper and easier to find than some brands.

Yet Another Nail Blog, Yay!

It all started with Russian Navy. I stumbled into the OPI rack at my local grocery store (yeah I know they're not authorized retailers, but that's where it started). It's now about 4 months and lots and lots of nail polish blog reading later. These months have been full of lemmings, impulse buys, and self-chastisement for buying so many polishes at once. But I can't stop. It's turned into an obsession to the point that I ask random people what they have on. And then buy it at the nearest store. I drove around on Saturday to 4 different stores searching for an OPI color I wasn't even certain I wanted (I Vant to Be A-Lone Star in case you were wondering, and I did buy it - couldn't resist). So I created this blog as an outlet for that obsession, and I've decided to focus it on what I found most frustrating, which is finding good swatches of colors. You often can't tell what a polish will really look like, and so many blogs show pics of the bottle, but they don't show it on. Pics will be uploaded soon, and I'm going to try to work my way through the ones I own (and the ones i am currently having shipped to me....). I hope to do some comparisons as well, since you can't always tell the color what with cameras and different computer brightnesses. So. Happy hunting, welcome to my blog, and hold on tight, because crazy lemmings are fully expected.