Color Club Ulterior Motive

Hi everyone!  Happy Canada Day!  No red & white mani for me (yet). 🙂

Today I have another Color Club polish to share.  I am swatching my whole collection on those plastic swatch sticks and I’ve been working on Color Club which is why we’ve seen so many from that brand lately.  I’m done with the swatches for Color Club, so will be moving on to another brand soon.

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Illamasqua Facet

Today’s mani has good news and bad news attached to it.

Good news:  It is still available to buy.

Bad news:  You have to pay big bucks on Ebay or pay big bucks to order direct from Illamasqua (if you are in North America like me).

Illamasqua is a favorite brand of mine.  Every single one I have tried, I have loved and this beauty is no exception!  I wonder why Illamasqua pulled out of North America?   I was lucky enough to find this when The Bay in Canada was clearancing off Illamasqua polish last year.

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Covergirl Outlast Out Of The Blue & Cirque Colors Cabana Capri & Color Club Sexy Siren

Hey everyone!  Today’s mani features Covergirl Outlast in Out Of The Blue.  I would call this shade Mediterranean or Marine Blue. I didn’t realize you were supposed to wear this polish without topcoat, so the pictures do have topcoat. I did not topcoat my right hand though and it is just as shiny and it dried really quick too.  Sorry, no pictures of the right hand.  I also love that the square cap comes off for ease of painting. This polish was released in Spring 2013.

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Color Club Masquerading & Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe

Well, it’s Monday! Another new week and the first full day of summer!  Today I have a couple of oldies but goodies.  The good news is, you can probably still find both of these polishes today if you’re so inclined.

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Deborah Lippmann Million Dollar Mermaid — Nabi Hologram Brone

Today I have another new mani to share with you. This one features Deborah Lippmann Million Dollar Mermaid which is a peachy orange base with tons of golden shimmer and small orange metallic glitter and Nabi Hologram in Brone. (That’s what it says as the color name.)  It’s a rusty orange subtle holographic polish.  I am quite matchy matchy when I do accent nails usually. So the Nabi just about perfectly matches the metallic glitter in the Deborah Lippmann.

I think this turned out great! I love it! 

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Yesterday’s Textures Topcoated

Yesterday I showed you textured polishes by Dance Legend Sahara Crystal in #16 Amethyst & #51 Platinum without topcoat.  Many of you don’t like the feeling of textured polish.  It sometimes takes a lot of topcoat to smooth them out, but one trick you can use is to put 1 coat of a matte topcoat and let it dry. After it is dry, go over with your shiny topcoat. I thought the matte topcoat may dull the super sparkle you get, but it doesn’t at all!  In the photos I have 2 coats of Gelous and one coat of my trusty quick dry topcoat. On my right hand I put 1 coat WnW Matte topcoat on my thumb, let it dry, then a coat of my trusty topcoat and it is as smooth as my left hand.  (Sorry I don’t have photos of my right hand though).

Topcoat really sets these polishes on fire!  The sparkle is out of this world!

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Dance Legend Sahara Crystal #16 Amethyst — Dance Legend Sahara Crystal #51 Platinum — Zoya Carter

Today I have a pretty pic heavy post to get to.  I used Dance Legend Sahara Crystal polishes in #16 Amethyst and #51 Platinum for an accent.  I also have a quick comp of #16 Amethyst and Zoya Carter further down the post.

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Billie Cosmetics Electric Blue — China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I have a polish from a brand I’ve only ever seen in Canada called Billie Cosmetics.  They used to be made in the USA, but I see this one was made in China.  The only place *I* know of to find these is Dollar Tree in Canada.  They are $1.25 (I think) and well worth that price!  China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz? is from the 2015 Summer Collection Electric Nights.

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Yesterday’s Mani Mattified

Just a quick update to yesterday’s gorgeous mani. Today I added a coat of Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat to yesterday’s mani of Dance Legend Fresh 77, Essie Shine of the Times, & Orly Green Flakie Topcoat.  It’s still very overcast today. The perfect backdrop to taking gorgeous flakie pictures.

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