Monday, June 28, 2010

China Glaze Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen: "Ingrid" Swatches and Comparison

It's the beginning of another beautiful summer week and today I have another Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen color to share with you. I hope you enjoy!!

This is Ingrid and China Glaze calls it a "greige creme with copper microglitter. I really like this color. The microglitter is very subtle, so subtle in fact that you may have difficultly seeing it in the photos below but I assure you, it's there. This color is similar to many of the taupes we have seen in the recent past, especially, as you'll see below You Don't Know Jacques. The microglitter sets it apart though and gives it that extra something special.

I had no problems with the formula. It went on smoothly, the glitter is very fine so you do not feel any texture with it at all. I think if you love taupes you will love this one.

Here are some swatches and bottle comparisons for you:

So what do you think about Ingrid? Is she a keeper?

As always thanks for reading and commenting!

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: This collection was furnished to me by China Glaze for consideration. All reviews published on this blog are at my own discretion. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

China Glaze Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen: "Classic Camel" and "First Class Ticket"

Hi everyone! Sorry I only got two swatches from Vintage Vixen done so far, it's been busy week. Our little nephew made his arrival Tuesday evening at 8:42 pm and he and mommy are doing well. Mom's tired (she's superwoman, she had him with no pain meds) but happy and in love!! So it's been a good week for the family. Let the spoiling begin!!

So the first one I have to share with you is Classic Camel. I was really excited for this one but I don't think the color ended up suiting me, it pulls really yellow on my skin for some reason.

China Glaze calls this "khaki crème with gold micro glitter" which is exactly what it is. The gold micro glitter is really pretty, it's hard to see on my nails in the photos but you'll probably see it if you look at the bottle. I wanted to love this one, but you will see the color just looks drab on me. I think I need to get a nice deep tan for the summer and I will be loving this one. Darker skinned women might find this one to be very flattering.

The formula was good on this one. I am rarely disappointed with China Glaze's formula. I find them to usually be easy to work with with a nice finish.

Next I have First Class Ticket. My husband liked this one on me. I wasn't surprised since he picked out OPI's Ink for me one time. This is very similar to that one.

China Glaze describes First Class Ticket as a "deep purple frost with shimmer" and again it's exactly what it is. The shimmer is blue in the light, not sure if you can see it in the photos. Purples are so hard to photograph, they always want to be blue. I did my best.

The formula, again, is quite nice. No complaints. I am always messy with dark colors for some reason so I had to do a ton of clean up but it finished well so I have no complaints. My brush was a little frayed at the end so it made application a bit more challenging but I am sure it was just a one off defect in packaging. No big deal. I survived.

So, do you like what you see so far? Are these polishes on your list of must buys?

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: This collection was furnished to me by China Glaze for consideration. All reviews published on this blog are at my own discretion. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

China Glaze: Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen. Sneak Peek!

Yesterday I got home and saw a notice from Fed Ex on my door. I'd missed a package and I had to come pick it up. "What package?" I thought, I hadn't ordered anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and found samples of the Fall 2010 collection from China Glaze! I am very excited to share these beauties with you but let me first remind you what we're expecting to see this fall:


Sultry Fall Colors Entice The Fashionable Palette

Los Angeles, CA – (April 2010): For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

Step out with these multi-faceted jewel tones, rich reds, titillating taupes and smoldering sands. This collection deliverers a high octane 40’s era glamour with a sophisticated edge! The 12 colors in this collection include:

  • Riveter Rouge – Deep red shimmer
  • Foxy – Burgundy frost with shimmer
  • Goin’ My Way – Brown frost with copper shimmer
  • Classic Camel – Khaki crème with gold micro glitter
  • Swing Baby – Taupe frost with silver micro glitter
  • Ingrid – “Greige” crème with copper micro glitter
  • Hey Doll – Rose frost with shimmer
  • Bogie – Plum frost with shimmer
  • First Class Ticket – Deep purple frost with shimmer
  • Midnight Mission – Navy blue frost with silver micro glitter
  • Emerald Fitzgerald – Turquoise green frost with shimmer
  • Jitterbug – Grey chrome with silver micro glitter
So here's a little sneak preview from me. I hope you enjoy! Stay tuned for swatches ASAP. My favorites in the bottle are Jitterbug, Swing Baby, Ingrid and First Class Ticket.

I did my best on the pics, it was getting ready to rain. I think they're fairly accurate though and remember this is just a sneak peek. Swatches will come soon!!

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: This collection was furnished to me by China Glaze for consideration. All reviews published on this blog are at my own discretion. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Finger Paints "Watermelon Watercolor"

Happy Monday readers! I hope all is well. This week may be a big a big week for my family. My husband's older brother and his wife are expecting their first child any day now. My sister in law is due on the 21st (TODAY!!!) so we're likely to meet our first nephew sometime this week. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and wish for an easy delivery and a healthy baby!

Today I have a hot pink to share with you from Finger Paints. This is Watermelon Watercolor. Doesn't the name scream summer to you?!

Watermelon Watercolor is a classic hot pink creme. In the bottle I love it but on my nails I am not a huge fan. It's just me though, something in my skin tone doesn't get along with this color. I guess it also doesn't really go with clothes I normally wear either.

The formula on this is fantastic! I haven't had the best luck with Finger Paints but this one is great to me. It applies smoothly, isn't too thick and has nice high gloss finish. I think you'd all be impressed by the formula on this one.

Finger Paints
polishes are sold at Sally Beauty Supply. I am not sure if there's anywhere else to get them. If you know of another place let me know!

Would you rock this color for summer? I might wear it as my next pedi and see if I like it better on my toes. What are your favorite pinks? What other colors scream summer to you?!

Prim and Polished

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rimmel "Marine Blue"

Hi there readers. I hope this post finds you well. Today is Wednesday so if you're having a tough week you're 1/2 way though! I am still experiencing a tremendous amount of stress. Being unemployed for over 1 year after working so hard to finish law school is an amazing let down. Oh well, that's life, eh?

Today I have some older photos to show you. I don't even know when I took these but I do know it was a few months ago. I don't think I like my nails this long, do you?

This is Rimmel's Marine Blue these polishes are found in your local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, places like that. I find them to be amazing quality at an affordable price, just $3.99 and sometimes Buy-One-Get-One-Free! These polishes have a great flat wide brush. I don't normally like wide brushes (OPI) but I like FLAT wide brushes like this one. Application is so flawless on all of the Rimmel polishes I have tried and this is no exception. The formula is fantastic, no streaking, opacity in just two coats and no thick messy goops.

The color on this one is a frosty blue. It's a light to medium blue with a fine blue duochrome. I tend to lean toward cremes but this is a pretty duochrome. I think it's a color a lot of people will enjoy.

So have you tried Rimmel polishes? What are your favorites by them? Do you like the brush? Do you like the formula?

Prim and Polished

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Essie "Red Nouveau" (Art of Spring Collection)

Hello again my lovely readers. Today I have a quick post for you - a lovely classic red!! I will work on a red comparison for you but today I am just going to feature Essie's Red Nouveau from the Art of Spring Collection.

As you know, I love classic red cremes. I think they are timeless and I personally don't find them as boring as others do. I also think they're A-Ok for most office settings which is always a plus in my book. This is a great throwback red. It's bright and pigmented and just gorgeous to look at.

The formula is great on this one. Goes on smooth, not thick and dries shiny! This is one of the best formulated colors from the collection.

Essie polishes retail for $8 and can be purchased at Essie's website, Ulta stores, and at select salons and e-tailers. So what's your favorite red? Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day!

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: "Red Nouveau" was furnished to me by Essie for consideration. All reviews published on this blog are at my own discretion. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Giveaway Alert!!!!!

Hi readers!!!! Kellie, of Also Known As, is having an AMAZING giveaway!!! Head on over to her fabulous blog to check it out!!!!!! :-) I would love to win that loot!

Prim and Polished

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China Glaze: "Flyin High" (Up & Away Collection)

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you are making it through the week okay. Summertime is in the air and I wanted to share with you some photos from the beach. My husband and I went to the beach a few weeks ago just to walk along the boardwalk and get some grub. Connecticut doesn't really have very pretty beaches but it's still nice to get out by the ocean every once in a while. I would NEVER swim in the Long Island Sound though, it's just to icky. It's got INSANE amounts of seaweed and is just too murky for me to ever step into. Hahhaa But here are some photos:

Chick's is a pretty good eatery on the sound that we like to go to every now and again. They have FREE beach parking, customer or not so it's enticing to say the least. We always end up buying some food when we're there so it's a good policy on their part to offer free parking.

This place should be on Diners Drive Ins and Dives it's just a throwback to a different time. Food is greasy and satisfying though and come on, where else can you get a foot long lobster roll smothered in butter, fries and cole slaw for $11.99 with an ocean view?

Anyway, on to the polish.... That day I wore China Glaze's Flyin High from the Up & Away Collection released earlier this year. This is the final polish that I needed to swatch for that collection. Took me long enough, eh? I loved all of the colors from this collection and it has the distinction of being the first collection that I purchased in its entirety. Go China Glaze!

This color is a really pretty light almost robin's egg blue. It's a bit less baby blue than robin's egg but it's close. I love this color. This has a really nice shiny quality to it as well which I always enjoy.

The formula on this one was one of the best in the collection for me. It went on smoothly without any real trouble. A winner in my book!

So what were your favorite polishes from the Up & Away Collection have a look back at all of my Up & Away swatches and let me know which ones you like best!

Until next time, be safe and keep on polishing those fingers!
Prim and Polished
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Finger Paints "Scenery Greenery"

Happy Monday my friends! Thanks for checking in today!!!! I have a fun green to share with you today. Since I cannot find Essie's Pretty Edgy ANYWHERE I am trying to fulfill my longing for a good green but I doubt anything will be as perfect as that one. The search continues...

So I picked up Scenery Greenery by Finger Paints a few weeks ago at Sally Beauty Supply. It's a great dark forest green creme. It's almost black but not quite, I have a few other dark greens which are even closer to black than this one so this one is a nice middle of the road dark green.

I will do a comprehensive green comparison at some point, maybe once I find Pretty Edgy but until then I did take a photo of the bottle compared to OPI's Jade is the New Black so you can get an idea of the tone.

The formula kind of sucks. It's super thick and gets pretty goopy around the rim of the bottle and on the brush. It can be difficult to work with as you put the initial glob of color on your nail and it is so thick it sort of just goops up before you can spread it out. I was able to make it look decent with a lot of clean up and a good topcoat. I just wish the formula was a little better.

So what do you think of this green? Do you like Finger Paints polishes? What colors do you like from them? What do you think of the formula? Sound off in the comments, I love hearing from you!!!!! Enjoy your week everyone and thanks for taking time out of your day to read and comment! Love you all! :-)

Prim and Polished

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Color Club "Worth the Risque"

Yesterday I went searching for the new Essie collection and while I had no luck finding that I did score a pretty sweet deal on Color Club's Worth the Risque. I got this baby for $1.05! Yup. That's all! I was excited! Nothing else exciting in the clearance bin but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

Worth the Risque is a stunning silver holo which came out, I believe, around the same time that Revvvolution did. The color is just so pretty and I wish my camera would pick up more on the rainbow it creates! Take my word for it, it is there.

This applies well with no real trouble though I did need 3 coats to even out some balding/streaking. Nothing horrible though. This particular formula dries quickly so sometimes it can build up on the rim of the bottle when applying. I just close the bottle and give it a shake and it takes care of that. I know many of you do not shake polish but I always have and don't have issues with bubbling so I will continue to do so.

Overall this is one of the better Color Club polishes I have tried. I like Color Club, they are inexpensive and have a variety of great/unique colors to choose from.

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Prim and Polished

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