Categorized: Holiday 2008

Dashing Diva Holiday 2008

No we have not gone back in time. I just received these since I believe they were sold out on their site for awhile. These are from Dashing Diva’s Holiday 2008 collection. Swatches in sun with no top coat.


A Silver Lining
I wish that you could really see how cool this one is. The chunks of glitter in this are different sizes and shapes and it is way more “chunkier” than your average silver glitter polish. I could just not get the pics to show this. This is three coats here.

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Carolyn New York Holiday 2008

Happy New Year! 2009 is off to a slightly backwards start here at Vampy Varnish. I am bringing you Carolyn New York’s Holiday 2008 Collection. These were supposed to come out on Dec 1st on their website, but didn’t actually show up until mid December. By the time I received and swatched them, it was after Christmas already. Oh well, I liked most of them anyway and for the most part these colors seem more like a Spring or Fall collection rather than Holiday (except for the red one). All pics taken with my sexy new camera, in the sun with no top coat.


Tinsel Town
Tinsel Town was a color I knew immediately was not going to work on my skin. It’s just too yellow for me, which gives me that wonderful jaundice look I am oh so fond of. Though it doesn’t look great on me, I did like the color, which is a shimmery yellow gold which almost looks foil-y. This is two coats.

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Dashing Diva The Manhattan Collection

butter London Holiday 2008

Happy Friday! The nice folks over at butter London sent me their Holiday 2008 sets to try out. I really like their polish. I know a lot of you feel it’s too expensive and you don’t know a lot about them, but I really believe in them and their collection. I absolutely LOVE the witty names of the colors and they definitely have some colors you will not see anywhere else. My only complaint, which I have mentioned before, is that the bottle shape is very hard to work with. For me it’s hard to get a really good grasp on the brush with that rectangle shape and then the top doesn’t want to go back on the bottle smoothly either, which creates a bit of a mess. It’s nice aesthetically, but not practical…Anyway I am only showing three of the four colors they sent because I already have and swatched one of them (Chancer). Pics taken in sun (when it came out for 10 seconds today) and with no top coat.


The Full Monty
Now don’t think of me the wrong way, I am not a Star Wars geek, but to me this color screams C3PO! I love it! It’s a really glittery awesome gold with a foil like finish. Normally I am not a *gold* person, but this is extremely flattering on fair skin (it almost has green undertones) and I will definitely be wearing it. You could do two coats, but I did three just for fun.

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butter LONDON 20% off

Hey all. Just wanted to send a quick post that butter LONDON is having a 20% off all online orders deal on Dec 4th-Dec 9th. They have some cute Holiday Lacquer Duo sets this year!


Photo courtesy of butterlondon.com