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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Butter London Bobby Dazzler

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Butter London Bobby Dazzler

I receive this polish as a birthday present last year. It’s an awesome polish and very different from other polish that I have tried! The metallic bits in this polish is finer than other metallic polishes that I have used. If put on correctly, it will really look like a silver mirror (that doesn’t reflect anything back…) This is definitely the smoothest polish that I own. Thank you Carol!!!

When I use this polish, I have to make sure that I smoothed out my nails. Otherwise, all the dents and crease will show up because this polish is very fine and very smooth.

The color is goldish-silver (or white gold, if you will).

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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Julep Zelda

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This is a long overdue review of Julep Zelda! Yes, the name of this polish is Zelda! It’s not Zelda Ocarina Time of Zelda, though. This polish was named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of the Great Gatsby. I got this polish as a part of Julep’s May Maven box, which was flapper styled (I think because many beauty product companies expected The Great Gatsby movie to leave a great impact on the female viewers…)

This polish consist of silver shiney coat, and light copper ‘dye’ that colors the silver pieces. is very similar to Julep Sienna, but it feels cooler because of the silver base tone. And like Sienna, and Cindy, this Julep metallic nail polish puts on really well without leaving streaks. I think I remember Julep blog calling this color a pink gold polish. I guess I can see that but I still would label this color copper-ish silver polish.

First photo is under shade, and second one is under direct sunlight. All of them are with two coats of Zelda, and Essie Good to Go top coat!

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And most of the time, the nail polish shines line this.. It’s very interesting!! And I like interesting polishes. 20130517-001640.jpg

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Like I said, it puts on well. It’s a good nail polish, but I feel like it kind of overlaps with Julep Sienna. I should definitely try to use it more often though.

China Glaze Luxe and Lush over Black

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I wanted to get something like Essie’s Shine of Time nail polish. Unfortunately, that nail polish is not available for a reasonable price any longer… so I opted out for China Glaze Luxe and Lush. It’s different – the pieces are in “rougher” cut than Shine of Time according to what I could tell from other people’s swatch. It’s still cool, and it was definitely a steal for $5 (from Amazon! 🙂 ) And I am so glad I got this nail polish.

Here’s a closeup of the nail polish over Sephora Pantone Anthracite, a nice, solid black nail polish.

I took this photo under shade.

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Over a black polish, this “special effects” nail polish reminds me of Korean black furnitures inlaid with oyster shells, like this one.

For details, I put on one coat of OPI Natural Base Coat, two coats of Anthracite, two coats of Luxe and Lush, finished with two coats of Essie Good to Go Top Coat. Luxe and Lush coat ended up being bit bumpy, so I put on an extra coat of top coat to make my nails smooth, and to ensure that pieces won’t fall from it.

Here’s how the nail appears under indoor light, under direct sunlight, and under shades.

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The cool effects are most obvious on top of dark coat, but I’ll have a different post on how Luxe and Lush looks over lighter color polish later today. 🙂

China Glaze Luxe and Lush over Secret Periwinkle

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Here’s a photo of how Luxe and Lush looks over a lighter color. The blue is China Glaze Secret Periwinkle that my friend Christine has. (Very pretty color, BTW!)

This one was taken outdoor, under shade. Second one, indoor, under office lights. 🙂

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The ‘glitters’ appear in rose-gold tone, and someone commented that it looked like I had holes and cracks in my nail. I guess I can see that, too… So maybe I won’t try this combo from now on. Hahaha..

I also tried putting Luxe and Lush over a black nail polish, which does look different.

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!