Categorized: Fall 2010

Dashing Diva Fall 2010 Nail Color Swatches & Review – Part II

Good morning!

The second part of the fall 2010 Dashing Diva collection included a few colors I initially thought I wouldn’t like, but wound up being kind of nice.

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Tira, Miss U

Tira, Miss U is an odd color. It’s a milky, greenish brown with fine gold shimmer. In the bottle it looked like a dull brown creme, but it turned out to be very different than I expected. I love the unusual color and was really happy to discover the shimmer. On the bad side, it’s a bit watery and uneven, so it definitely needs three thickish coats for total coverage. It reminds me a bit of Jessica Bittersweet, but a little darker and greener.

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Dashing Diva Nail Color Fall 2010 Swatches & Review – Part I

It may seem strange to still be posting collections for fall 2010 since it seems like winter is so close, but it is still fall for 3+ more weeks!

Dashing Diva has released a new collection for fall of 10 new colors and I’ve got all but one to show you.

I don’t think Dashing Diva gets enough credit for their great colors. It seems like they are a pretty small company and people don’t hear about them often. They are harder to find also, unless you order online. But they do have a really great polish formula and some really spectacular colors.

This is part I of a two part series.

Greenport Grunge

Greenport Grunge is a metallic moss green with yellow, orange and pink shimmer. This is a glowy type of color and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Love the murkiness of the green. It was a little sheer, so I used three coats. It is very similar to OPI At Your Quebec And Call, so if you don’t have that one, you might want to snag this baby!

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Dior Vernis Aztec Chocolate Swatches & Review

UPDATE: Because I have lost my mind (and need more sleep) the earlier version of this post was 50% incorrect on the name of this polish. I kept calling it “Azure Chocolate” in my mind then somehow that translated onto the post, sorry about the confusion! This color is called Aztec Chocolate. Post has been fixed. :)

And the Dior Vernis addiction continues with Aztec Chocolate, which is part of their fall 2010 collection.

Aztec Chocolate is an amazing dark chocolate with gold shimmer.

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Dior Bronze Libertine Vernis Swatches & Review

Yep, I’m on a Dior kick lately, as I previously mentioned. The nail colors they are putting out for fall and winter this year are too good to pass up in my book!

I must apologize for the sorry state of my nails at the moment. I got really sick of them yesterday so cut them super short. I do this pretty frequently actually but try to have a bunch of nail posts already lined up. Well I didn’t this time, and when I received this color I didn’t want to wait a few days for my nails to grow out. So if you run screaming into the other room in horror, I don’t blame you. 😉

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BB Couture Infamous Lovers Womens Collection Swatches & Review

BB Couture’s Infamous Lovers collection is twelve colors in total with 6 being “the men” and 6 being “the women”.

I reviewed the men the other day and today I have the other half.

Normally I think of the women as being the better half (haha), but not in this case. While there are some colors here I like,  I am definitely feeling the men’s side much more.

I feel like some of the colors here just weren’t as saturated and deep as I would have liked. The formula was good, though a few did need three coats, and a couple were a little gritty without a top coat.


Pocahontas is a medium taupe base with micro-glitter in silver and pretty sparse pieces of black glitter. I like this color, but kind of wish there was more of the black glitter to make it extra interesting. This went on a little sheer and seemed more watery than the others. This was three coats.

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