STRANGEBEAUTIFUL Dickensian

November 19th, 2014 · swatches

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For the Dickensian collection, creator Jane Schrub drew inspiration from Charles Dickens; photographer Joel-Peter Witkin; Edward Gorey’s The Loathsome Couple; the Brothers Grimm; A velvety lump of coal; and the dull, yet metallic shards of broken shale that line the hills of the Hudson Valley.

This collection features ten shades of disturbingly dark colors, all similar, but not quite like the others. Nearly black shimmers in colors of blues, greys, greens, and purples. The majority of the colors look like a creamy black on the nail, but up close, you can see how unique each one is.

Pictured above are two coats each per shade. Each color is incredibly opaque and easy to apply.

Brief googling turned up zero results for availability of this. I received it as a gift several years back from a friend.

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Bissu Red Sea

October 22nd, 2014 · swatches

Bissu Red SeaBissu Red Sea

Bissu Red Sea is another color I picked up a few years ago when I was in Mexico. Red Sea is available as part of Bissu’s Mermaid collection. This is three coats of glossy, shiny, glass-flecked red jelly goodness. Like Mysterious Dark, this polish was a dream to apply. Not too thick, not too thin, self leveling.

I found this in a tiny little shop off a side street in Cozumel. It is available on their website here.

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Bissu Mysterious Dark

September 12th, 2014 · beauty, swatches

Bissu Mysterious Dark Bissu Mysterious Dark

Bissu Mysterious Dark is a color I picked up from Mexico a few years ago and just got around to trying. This is from Bissu’s Pasión Nocturna collection. I’m a sucker for these fugly goldish brown colors. And when they have little flecks in them? I’m dead. Must have. Doesn’t matter.

Pictured above is two coats. This applied evenly, smoothly, and just like a dream. I found it in a little store off a side street in Cozumel. It is available through Bissu’s website here.

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Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape

July 24th, 2014 · swatches

The Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape collection introduces 12 new cremes, shimmers and glitters into the brand’s current lineup. Everything is so ridiculously bright and fun! Today, I have for you a jelly, shimmer, and glitter from the collection.

Rainbow Honey Control Summer Mixtape

Rainbow Honey Control is a bright, hot, hot pink with bits of shimmer. It is so popping and eye-catching, wow. Pictured above is two coats, though I could have gotten away with just one thin coat. This dries slightly matte without topcoat.

Rainbow Honey I Wanna Get Better Summer Mixtape

Rainbow Honey I Wanna Get Better is a fantastic orange jelly with little pastel glitters in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This was on the sheerer side and required three thin coats for full opacity. I found that the glitters tended to sink in the base and it was difficult to fish them out without getting a thick lump of polish.

Rainbow Honey Elevate Summer Mixtape Rainbow Honey Elevate Summer Mixtape

Rainbow Honey Elevate is a funky glitter with tons of blue hexes and pinks. It looks great layered over Control and I Wanna Be Better to add some extra pop. Pictured above is one coat. This did not have the fishing problem that I Wanna Be Better had. All glitter was perfectly suspended in the base for easy application.

The Rainbow Honey Summer Mixtape collection is available now via the Rainbow Honey website. Each color retails for $10, or you can purchase the entire collection for $90 (full sized) or $45 (minis).

These were sent to me for review.

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Battery

July 14th, 2014 · style

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Aether Apparel Amelia Jacket, Fjallraven button up, Baldwin the Ten in Raw Selvage, Evolv Cruzer Approach Shoes, Maui Jim Coconut sunglasses, & Alexander Wang Rockie Duffel in Royal

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