Categorized: Varnish

Nail Polish Stash – July 2010


I haven’t done a stash post in awhile, and it’s grown significantly since the last one. I don’t have an exact count, but am guessing between 1700-2000 by now.

I hope you know I never ever do these posts to brag in any way, shape or form. This just happens to be something I collect, and I like sharing it with other people who like the same things I do. I love seeing other people’s polish and makeup stash’s, (and how they organize), so I thought you might enjoy this. :)

My stash is now organized by color, rather than brand like it used to be. I think I like this way better because I can find similar colors a lot quicker. The only issue for me (because I am SOOOOOO anal) is I can’t really organize by color, then brand because I would have to constantly re-shuffle everything around. SO it’s kind of bugging me, but I’ll get over it.

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OPI Swiss Collection for Fall 2010 Swatches & Review – Part I

OPI Swiss for fall 2010 is here!

This collection is made up of twelve new colors. One half of the collection is shimmery metallics, and the other is cremes. Today I’ve got the shimmery (better half) of the collection for ya.

The formula on these was pretty nice. They were thick and I got good coverage after three coats for most (some were two).

NOTE: Vampy Varnish 3.0 is finished and should be live within a day or two. You might not see a post from me tomorrow or Wednesday, so don’t panic. I am trying to coordinate a time for the new site to go live, and since I am in the US and my web design company is in New Zealand, it’s a little tricky!


Glitzerland is a C3PO gold metallic. I always think of C3PO when I see this color and that makes me happy. Love this gold because it’s not real warm, and suits my skin tone nicely. It’s got little flecks of other colors in it as well. This was two, very un-streaky coats.

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Icing Limited Edition Black Glitter Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Today I’ve some some slightly older limited edition Icing swatches of a black glitter collection.

I think these came out last last year, but I only came across them recently and liked what I saw.

The bottles are on the small side at 0.40 oz, but not what I would classify as a true “mini” bottle. I believe the set was only like $8.00 because it was in the sale bin and the only one left.

The formula started off good but then after the first two colors, it deteriorated rapidly. Most were very thick and sticky and kind of glooped on, very messily. Oh well!

Blackened Purple

Blackened Purple is a black with tons of purple micro-glitter. This is an outstanding color! It totally glows, is very pretty and cool looking and I don’t think I have another one quite like it. The formula on this was really great no issues and two coats.

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NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils Swatches & Review

NYX has some really cool jumbo eyeshadow pencils, and since they were on sale at an Ulta I was near, I picked a few up. All of these are from their regular line.

What I love about these babies are how smooth they apply. They have a very creamy texture and dry to a powder-like finish. They don’t pull on my eyelid at all, and are very saturated in color.

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Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Trendy Creme

What’s shakin?

Today I’ve got an oldie but a goodie for you. This was most graciously gifted to me by Sarah & Jason over at Crystal Polish. They saw this in a dollar tree and said they thought of me because they know how much I love these olive green colors. How sweet are they!?!

Now I don’t know exactly when this color came out but I’m guessing early 2000’s or late 90’s.

Trendy Creme

Isn’t she gorgeous? I love the smooth, creamy, olive-y goodness. It’s also got hints of khaki thrown in there. Even though the polish itself was old, it applied really nicely, like it was brand new. This was two coats. Love!

Thanks again Sarah & Jason for thinking of me, I am very happy to add this to my green collection!