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Kiko – 383 – Oil Blue

Happy Friday ! Now, tell me, when was the last time I did a swatch post? It feels like a long time ago! My swatch box has been untouched for a while, so it’s time I started clearing it out, huh?!

Well, I’m coming to the conclusion that I can’t keep pretending that it’s the end of summer any more. We really are in Autumn! Even though out here near Paris it’s on average 18-22°C most days! Anyhow, I guess it’s time I embrace the darker polishes now – I don’t mind so much, I love a dark polish. Some people don’t like them so much on long nails. I don’t care, I love the vampy look!

Kiko 383 (Oil Blue) is just about right for the season 🙂 it’s a deep blue that in synthetic light looks almost teal, and in natural light, is a dark, dusty blue *swoon* there’s no shimmer or anything, it’s a classic creme. And I love polish with glitter and shimmers, but sometimes simple is good too !

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Polish Alcoholic – Wulfenite

Good evening!

I’m not going to apologise for the lack of post yesterday – my ILNP Ultrachrome review was more than 2 posts’ worth 😉 plus, well, life is too short to spend feeling guilty for silly things!

And don’t worry, I’ve got a good post for you today! I’m a bit obsessed about finding the perfect apricot nail polish – not too light, not too bright, but a nice, clean, pigmented pale orange. I realise this isn’t the most normal thing to get fixated on, but I’m me and that’s the sort of thing I do!

Well, the gorgeous Polish Alcoholic kindly sent me Wulfenite to try and I think that my quest might be over!

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Color Club – Age of Aquarius

I’ve another swatch for you this evening (yay!). It’s another Color Club sample that I got, this time along with an order of Nail Stuff (you know, fimo canes and non-fluffy cotton pads). Age of Aquarius is a striking blue that tends slightly to aqua. It’s more bright than pastel, but definitely not neon.

Color Club - Age of Aquarius-001

This colour, along with corals, is incredibly popular this season, and this is a pretty good version of it. That slight lean to aqua makes it just a little different to others on the market. The formula is okay. It was opaque at two coats but I added a third to try to even it out – which wasn’t as successfull as I’d have liked. Still, I’ve seen a lot worse elsewhere, and the finish is naturally glossy.

Color Club - Age of Aquarius

Great basic colour for any skin tone, and since the brand isn’t too expensive, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up on it 🙂

In other news, I got some amazing nail mail today that I can not wait to share 🙂

 

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Zoya – Bevin

So I’m fairly sure I have a relative called Bevin. Probably. You see, my family is totally spread out all over the place. And I think my great aunt who lives in Australia married a handsome Aussie called Bevin. So this polish makes me think of him. Though I’ve never actually met him, so that was an interesting anecdote, huh?!

Well, I really do love Zoya polish, and it’s so expensive out here, I try to go for shades that I know I will wear! Bevin is a grey-green creme. It is opaque in 3 (thin) coats and has a lovely finish :

Zoya - Bevin

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Zoya Rocky

So I know that there are swatches of this colour everywhere!

It’s very hard to get hold of Zoya in France, so I was so pleased when this came in stock, but surprised to see that the colour isn’t quite what I found on swatches. So I’d like to show you how it looks to me 🙂

Zoya Rocky is definitely blue. But there’s some teal hiding in there somewhere. It’s absolutely gorgeous ! It’s both bright and pastel, and I’m pretty sure I could get away with it in the office (as long as it’s outfit-coordinated). Plus, that tint does differentiate it from the other pale blues out this season, and is very flattering to any skin tone.

The formula is pretty smooth for a blue, don’t be tempted to overwork it though. I used 3 coats, but only because I smudged the first two – it is a pretty slow dryer, so I added some fast dry top coat to speed things up 🙂

Zoya Rocky

 

It does dry half a shade darker than in the bottle and totally pops !

Do excuse the beige background, tinting the photo was the only way to get the colour accurate 😉

Oh, and excuse the cuticles, I need to give them a good soaking in warm oil to get them hydrated again …

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