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Entries for Saturday, September 21 2013

Sally Hansen’s Gold Roses

Sally Hansen’s Gold Roses

Posted on Saturday, at

I picked this color up during my trip to Atlanta, thinking to do my nails while waiting for my flight home. (I had four hours’ time to wait in the airport.) As usual, I love the brush. It’s wide enough that I can cover the whole nail (and not get too much on my cuticles) in two strokes. The polish…is just a little on the thin side. Two coats and I still had some obviously thinner areas. The...

Sally Hansen’s Coat of Arms

Sally Hansen’s Coat of Arms

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Very similar to Shoot the Moon (from the regular CSM line) but not exactly the same. Coat of Arms is brighter, has a bit less of the visible “tarnished” appearance.

Discontinued Zoya polishes for 2012/2013

Discontinued Zoya polishes for 2012/2013

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Then in 2012, another round of colors was slated for discontinuation. Some aren’t too surprising, but…Julie? Wow, that was just added to the regular line! (It’s true. Check the Lovely collection, originally released less than a year ago - October 2012, for Spring 2013. The other five colors are available for purchase. Julie isn’t.) I didn’t love the color’s performance, and apparently the folks at Zoya decided that rather than try to improve the formula, they’d...

Maybelline’s Electric Blue Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Electric Blue Color Tattoo cream shadow

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This one…didn’t thrill me. I liked Blue On By better, even with its application problems. I don’t love Electric Blue’s blackening, because it seems like most of what gets applied is that - the blackening, with hints of metallic blue. (Though if you want a smoky eye look with cream shadows, then you’ve got your front runner right here.)