I don’t have a whole helluvalot to post this week because I haven’t been able to swatch for about 2 weeks.


You see there was the whole horrible cold incident for a week (remember boys and girls: always wash your hands and cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing!)


And then there was the whole no sun, pouring rain all weekend incident. Alas, I still cannot take decent pictures indoors even with my new camera. Thinking about cutting a hole in my roof…

So I just have some quickie swatches I did awhile ago that I never posted. At least maybe this will keep you occupied for 20 seconds. 🙂

L.A. Girl Army Green is one of the twelve million polishes gifted to me by the great Alexa. Check it out in all it’s glory.

L.A. Girl Flare
Army Green

Army Green is a superb weird pea soup green creme. It looks a little too light to me to really be “army green”, but whatever. I like it precisely because it’s freakish looking. It’s probably not the most flattering green on certain skin tones, but on me it really worked. The formula was pretty decent and this was two coats. I have no clue if this is still even available. I believe normally this line can be found only at Urban Outfitters stores.

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Effects
Army Green with CND Copper Shimmer (pointer & middle) & Gold Shimmer (ring & pinkie) Effects

And just for fun I played around with some of CND’s Effects here. LOVE both, but especially the copper one. Did someone say lit-from-within?

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Gold Shimmer
Army Green with CND Gold Shimmer Effect

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Copper Shimmer
Army Green with Copper Shimmer

I am still so excited about these CND Effects. I mean really, I have said it before, but the endless possibilities are MIND-BOGGLING! I mean say you have 100 polishes and just 3 different Effects. You could have 400 polishes just like that! Is that right? I am horrible at math so shoot me if I’m wrong. 🙂


Written by Kelly
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