first off I want to say a big thank you to all the wonderful babes who stop by and leave me such lovely comments! I'm going to try to get a better reply/interactive commenting system HTML box on my blog instead of this difficult traditional one!
I went to imperial today to pick up some polishes for a friend and of course I could not resist...
essie 2011 "braziliant!"
the further right one isn't from this collection, it was on the perm. rack.."haute as hello"
they say opi names are creative, but I think essie's are, too!
the line up, this collection has six colors, oranges to red to magenta, something of everything, it works well together
left to right:
1)super bossa nova (creamy jelly)
2)meet me at sunset (jelly)
3)smooth sailing (creamy jelly)
4)braziliant (creamy jelly)
5)absolutely shore (sheer cream)
6)too too hot (jelly)
I tried to swatch all of them and took pictures with my iPhone, it doesn't pick up true to color, time to invest in a professional camera! and excuse the messy job, I did em quick, ninja status
"super bossa nova" is a true fuchsia magenta with slightly pale purple duo chrome shot through it depending on the lighting
"meet me at sunset" is a darker version of "braziliant" a deep orange that has NO shimmers and a jelly consistency, I love polishes with the jelly, "sorbet" consistency, makes application quick and easy and leaves a wonderful shine
"smooth sailing" OMG this creamy, duo chrome (tiny multi glitters reflects) is amazing! two coats and it looks like a dream!! very unique!
"braziliant" my favorite besides "smooth sailing" it's a bright orange, coral with a shot of pale peachy pink duo chrome through it, I love it!
"absolutely shore" this is a pale Minty green shade, a lot like "mint candy apple" but more grey..it's nice, BUTT it took THREE coats to make it even and smooth, very sheer..anything that requires more than two coats for me is a thumbs down
"too too hot" a jelly, bright, hot firing red, it's a wonderful color! automatically brightens up the hands
seven swatches later my nails and cuticles hateeeeee me
long strong nails..secret? orly's nail defense base coat and LOTS of nutrients from all food groups o the pyramid
my final NOTW: Essie's "haute as hello" very comparable to essie's "knockout pout" that I did my zebra nails with, but on the baby color, neon side of coral whereas the other one is neon, baby pink
overall I recommend all of these polishes in quality and color except for maybe no "absolutely shore" not unless you have the patience for three coats plus..
had a date day with bubs today! here's some foodie porn!
lunch at champagne french bakery at south coast plaza
chicken salad croissant and green salad, the smoked, vinegar house dressing is so good
he bought me a creme brûlée even before we got our meal lol
then right at 3 pm when boiling crab opened we went for a "snack"
oysters and crawfish!! soooo fresh!! you can taste the ocean lol didn't get Cajun fries today, had to cut back, but totally satisfied my sha bang, Cajun sauce craving
then to Bella terra for "x-men first class" bubs and I are movie junkies; we've probably watched hundreds of movies in our six years together from 'sex and the city' to 'gone with the wind' to action/comic/horror movies! for some, we even read the book series together..next up is "lord of the ring" book series
it was good! definitely tied all the other x-men movies together because this one explains professor Xavier's younger life
he's buying us popcorn and drinks, what a sweetie pie
buttered popcorn is SO good with jalapenos on the side! try it!
then dinner at "quan vy da"
plate of veggies, I love any type of veggies
mi quang, can never get enough of this soup and yellow egg noodles
hope this post wasn't so long! and you enjoyed the swatches!!!
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