Orly Sparkling Garbage Swatch

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I haven’t updated this blog for a long time, but I realized that nail blogs can be extremely helpful when one has to decide whether to buy a nail polish or not!

Let’s start with Orly’s Sparkling Garbage. I have seen pictures of this polish in Pinterest and always thought it was gorgeous. Few weeks ago, I visited T.J.Maxx and I couldn’t believe my eyes! This beauty and one another Orly nail polish were available as a duo set at the nails rack for $7!

Sparkling Garbage is lots of aqua green & silvery glitters with lots of holographic glitters. It does dry little bit bumpy, and I prefer when my nails look smooth and shine… so I applied a coat of top coat to even things out!

 

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This is under sunlight (I think).20140101-202539.jpgI currently lent this to my cousin and haven’t gotten it back yet… But I hope I will get it back soon! Definitely one of the best purchase of 2013!

 

Julie G Dance in the Dark

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Another Julie G nali polish review!

I stopped by a Rite Aid around work, and realized that this store carries more selection in additional to the Gumstop series. Dance in the Dark is one of the two Julie G polish that I picke up that day.

This is two coats of Royal Rebel. Jesse Girl site, which sells the Julie G nail polish, describe this nail polish as a deep blue polish. And yes, this blue is very deep, but very bright at the same time! And it’s so shiney at the same time! It puts on really easily, the olor is so bright that I would think that one coat could possibly be enough. But below is two coats.

Most important part – it’s only $4! I’ve had great experience with all Julie G polish that I tried so far. Check out my other reviews of Julie G proucts if you are curious!

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This polish appears as really dark blue when there isn’t light, as you can see in the next photo. Still gorgeous!! 20130518-230045.jpg

And I decided to spice it up with the Sephora OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat. I think it goes together pretty well. 🙂 The deep blue contrasts well with the yellow gold pieces. 🙂

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I used OPI Natural Base Coat, and Essie Good To Go topcoat.

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. 🙂

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.