Charme Sunset

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I got this beauty as part of Charme Box from the Daily Charme shop in Etsy. Definitely check them out if you are interested in cool indie nail polish, and beautiful charms for reasonable price!

This nail polish is really dense, and is packed with lots of glitters. There are at least three types of glitters that I can identify, one of which is holographic hexagonal glitter. It truly looks like the content of a treasure box. 🙂

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Starrily Bzzz Bzzz over Orly Soul Mate

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I found Starrily Bzzz Bzzz mini size in my December Ipsy.  Bzzz Bzzz is top coat with gold and black glitters in various sizes and shapes. It’s pretty easy to apply, but also hard to remove (since it’s a glitter polish).

The red that I used here is Orly Soul Mate. This color combination reminds me of art deco… or something classic! I think Bzzz Bzzz will also look great with grey or light blue (for turqoise-like effects).

I looked up Starrily polishes, and they seemed to have many glitter-mixed polishes. If you don’t know, I’m not a big fan of glitter polishes since they are so hard to remove… so I am not sure if I’ll be looking more into this brand, but this polish was still very pretty!

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Butter London Fiddlesticks Swatch

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The polish on my middle finger is OPI Serious Sparkle, and I will write a review on it later! But for this entry, I’m going to write about Fiddlesticks.

I think many girls know that London Butter make fantastic nail polish! I got this as a London Butter nail polish set deal from Zulily, gave some away as presents for friends, and kept some for myself. Not to sound selfish.. but I am glad that I kept this polish.

Fiddlesticks is a raspberry-glitter polish mixed with raspberry gel-polish. The finish texture is little bit rough, but can be modified with a good top coat.

Doesn’t this polish remind you of fruit preserve?

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Butter London Shambolic

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I have wanted to try London Butter for a long time. And I found one at Nordstrom Rack, on sale for half off – yay!

This is Shambolic, a part of holiday series from 2012. This nail polish is largely lots of little purple and darker (grey or purple) with bits of small silver glitters. On top, there are mix of large hexagonal silver and purple glitters. Yeah, it’s pretty complex, and it’s hard to tell what is going on from kind of far away. Still, it’s a very gorgeous nail polish and I have not used glitter nail polish that were as complex as Shambolic.

The texture is bumpy in an unflattering way, just because this is lots of glitters, but it’s nothing that a good top coat can fix!

Am I going to try more Butter nail polish? Hopefully I will be able to find more ones that are on sale. ^^

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Julep Portia

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Here is finally a post about Julep Portia! I got this color as a part of the Easter Mystery Box. I tried using this polish on other colors, but it was never impressive enough to show other. (I have searched for other combinations, but the blue glitters were ever noticeable. And when I put it over yellow, lavender, and purple polish, it changed the base color by making it appear blue-ish. (I think the clear part of Portia is tinted blue. As with black, it makes the black appear more like navy.)
Hey,I feel that Portia works with over black.

Here is one coat of Sephora Pantone Shale, and one coat of Portia. Portia is kind of concentrated, so a lot of glitter appeared – which is opposite of what I was hoping. Because there were a lot of glitter, my nails kind of looked like glitter on top of other glitter. The black part doesn’t paper as… black. Portia has blue, turquoise, orange, and green glitter of various size but these range of colors is not as obvious against some of the more colorful nail polish. ^^

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I really wanted to try matte coat, and was curious how this would look matte… So here it is. I used Julep Matte Coat on this one. The matte coat makes the glitters appear less shiny, but also bigger. The glitters appear more as dots of colors. Very summery, I think!!
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Julie G Gumdrop Blueberry Fizz

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Here is another nail polish from the Julie G Gumdrop series!

Blueberry Fizz is a periwinkle glitter polish, with bits of white-silver glitters. This is lil bit different than the Hot Cinnamon polish in that the latter doesn’t have additional glitters. I feel like the additional silver glitter looks like sugar powder, sitting on top of blue-colored gumdrops, and makes the nails appear more gumdrop-like!

Texture is similar to Zoya PixieDust series, and probably OPI Liquid Sand (which I still haven’t tried, so I don’t know!) This one is also really easy to put on, with good coverage. I didn’t use top coat with this baby, because I dig this texture! And it smells kind of sweet, instead of smelling like a nasty nail polish. And most importantly, it’s only $4!!

I actually purchased this one first at Safeway store, went back to get Hot Cinnamon because I was happy with it. Rite Aid stores also carry them, in addition to other Julie G nail polish outside of the Gumdrop series.

All of these photos were taken under a cloudy sunlight.

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I am starting to become a big fan of Julie G. 🙂

Julep Sienna

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This was the first Julep nail polish that I got. ^^ Actually this is my second bottle that I got through Mystery Box back in December, so I didn’t intend to get a second bottle, but it happened, and I am so happy that I have a new one! (I used up almost all of the frat one, and what was left it super sticky, so I threw it away.)

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This was taken outdoor under some sunlight.

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Please ignore my no-so-pretty hand, but this was taken indoor.

This gold is not smooth-shiny but it’s more like paint that goes on wooden furnitures. Yay, entry about one of my most favorite polishes!