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Essie Mirror Metallic in Penny Talk: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers. Today is Wednesday. Dang, this week is going by fast! Some weeks crawl, some fly. This one is going at the speed of light. Today I have a very pretty mirror metallic/chrome type polish to share with you. I received Essie Mirror Metallic in Penny Talk, a lovely, flattering, warm, rose copper chrome metallic polish that makes my nails look like newly minted pennies as a Klout Perk. I am surprised down to my socks at how much I like this polish. To be honest, I was planning to pass on this collection entirely. Essie polishes have been driving me crazy lately and I thought that I had enough metallic polishes. Guess I was wrong. Essie Penny Talk is a beauty. This swatch is two coats topped with Seche Vite. Essie Penny Talk has a very nice formula. Really nice, for a metallic, in fact. Yes, I know that I ding Essie on the formula. Frequently. And not undeservedly, in my opinion. I am not an Essie hater, I love their colours and collections. They just ma

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls: Review and Photographs

Hello gentle readers. Today I have one of the two polishes from the OPI The Amazing Spiderman Collection that I purchased. This is My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a pale, pale, pale blue toned grey creme. This reminds me of old, faded, limewashed concrete baking in the sun. I like how light, clean and crisp this colour is and I dig the soft, greyed quality, as well. This polish is beautiful on it's own and I think that it will be a great base for stamping or other nail art. I applied three coats and topped it with Seche Vite. White or pastel cremes can sometimes have a difficult formula but OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls isn't one of those polishes. The formula on this one is smooth and creamy and quite biddable, sitting nicely down where it was placed without any silly business; there was no running, dragging or pooling on my cuticles. The first coat was a touch streaky but by the time I applied the second coat, all was well. If my nails were smoother, I could most like

OPI Classic Black Label Polish: Buffalo Billings Berry

Hello gentle readers. Happy Friday! Woot! Here comes the weekend. Do you have plans? We don't. Probably going to do a lot of nothing. Sometimes, nothing is good. Something I need to say, before I get started: Clare Bella, Stay away from my blog and keep your hands off of my content and my photographs! You did not and do not have my consent to take and publish my content on your blog! I have filed a DCMA complaint against you.   Attention, fellow bloggers: Check  this blog: Nail Today  for your content. This blog is comprised entirely of stolen content; full posts, text and photographs. I think that most of the bloggers whose content is there know about it, but you might want to see if any of your content is there, too. Today I am showing you an old, black label OPI polish that I received from a kind lady after I put out a Freecycle request, a long while back. This is Buffalo Billings Berry, a rich, smooth, not 3-free old formula stinky dark berry shimmer. This is two co

China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum and Adventure Red-y: Swatches and Review

Hello gentle readers. Am I insane for stretching this collection out along so many posts? Should I have condensed it into one or two? I am just trying to spin them out as far as I can... New polishes are spendy! I need to get as much mileage out of them as I can. The next two polishes in my On Safari Swatch Fest are: Purr-Fect Plum. This plum jelly is rich and delicious enough to spread all over my morning toast. Mmm... Plum jelly and toast... With a huge, screaming hot latte... Sorry about that. I had to have a moment. Here's the photographs. This swatch is two coats and top coat. Just look at that shiny-shiny jelly. Mmm! Adventure Red-y. Yes, I am with this gorgeous, warm brick red creme gracing my nails. I love red, as you very well know and I am so happy to add this gorgeous deep red to my polish pile. This swatch is two coats and top coat. The formula on these two polishes is lovely. Purr-Fect Plum is just about as smooth and perfect a jelly as it