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Orly Sparking Garbage: Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers. I have wanted the polish featured today since it was first released. I finally got around to picking it up a couple of weeks ago and I am so glad that I did. Orly Sparkling Garbage is a gorgeous fine holo glitter topper in shades of green and blue with sparks of yellow, orange, red, even pink. So sparkly and beautiful. And the name is irresistible. I don't have any of the other polishes from the Spring collection but I may still hunt a few down and pick them up. Tho the Fall collection is due to release pretty soon and I have seen pictures of it and oh, boy, is it ever pretty! Maybe I'll just hold off. Save my money. Since talk of Fall is beginning to hit the blogs here and there, I decided to layer Orly Sparkling Garbage over a Fall polish. I chose Orly Lucky Duck, a beautiful, rich mallard green crelly with a simply gorgeous formula. Very Fall. This swatch is one coat of Sparkling Garbage over Lucky Duck topped with Seche Vite. Photos were snapped ou

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy: Photographs and Review

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Hello gentle readers. How long ago did China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy hit the scene? How many times have I seen in on blogs, in YouTube videos, picked it up in stores, put it back down time and time again? Well, I finally picked it up, bought it and took it home with me. China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy is an amazing bright coral neon creme. This polish makes my hands look as if they have been on vacation in San Tropez even though they are just living the housewife life here in the AZ. This is two coats of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and Seche Vite. First of all, I must apologize for the washed out colour of these photographs. My camera takes one look at neons and brights and turns and runs like a scared baby. This polish is brighter, cleaner, more saturated than these photos show. A little about the formula. This polish is a stone cold 24 karat hand embroidered bitch sent from the bowels of hell to torment me. It streaks, it drags, it pulls, it bubbles, it stacks, it

OPI Tiffany Case: Review and Photographs

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Hello gentle readers. OPI Tiffany Case is one of the Bond girls Collection Liquid Sand polishes released this Spring and it is my favorite of the Liquid Sand polishes, ever. Ever. Tiffany Case is a cool medium blue base with the Liquid Sand-y sand bits, shimmer and glittery sparkle particles of blue and silver and small round glitter pieces. There is a bit of a blackened undertone, as well. There is a delicious complexity to this polish that isn't present in all of the Liquid Sand polishes. I wear this polish and I drool all over my nails. Yes. Drool. I don't mind admitting it. This is two coats over my usual base coat, no top coat. I am enamored of the formula on the OPI Liquid Sand polishes. I find them easy to work with; they are smooth, fluid, sit beautifully down where they are placed flow up the nail without dragging or streaking, The first coat is normally sheer, I usually have opacity by the second coat, with a couple of them, I need three. Dry time