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Monday/Tuesday: Dive Bar & Freja

June 21, 2011

My apologies for not posting yesterday! As you’ll learn, I’m somewhat forgetful :). Anyway, here are the photos:

Here’s a link to some more great swatches of Dive Bar:

And now for Freja:

Here’s a link to Scrangie’s swatches of the Zoya collection that Freja is in:

And All Lacquered Up’s swatches:

HaveĀ  a lovely Tuesday everyone! And let me know if you’d like any comparisons. When I’m done with the whole collection, I’ll test Freja against China Glaze Black Diamond and I’ll test Dive Bar against Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again and China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic.

Also, let me assure you that the photos do get better as the collection goes on. These are the very first ones I took so they’re not the best. Anyone with any photo tips is free to give them to me!


Sunday Swatches I

June 19, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone! From now on, I’ll be doing a set of swatches a week (posting a preview on Sunday and posting a new one every day) until I complete my collection, which is about 130 bottles (and I’m always adding more.) This week’s polishes:

Essie’s Dive Bar is a bluish green that’s almost black toned, but not quite. It seems to be exclusive to Essie’s mass retail carriers, like Meijer and Target. If you like deep teal shades, Dive Bar is worth the hunt.

Zoya Freja is a mid toned smokey grey. There’s not a hint of blue or black in this shade. It’s like a lighter version of China Glaze’s Black Diamond.

Sephora by OPI Set the Mood is a slightly dark pink. It’s shimmery but it has kind of a cloudy feel to it- it’s interesting. Available exclusively through Sephora.

China Glaze Strawberry Fields is a very happy medium pink with gold flecks (I believe it’s called glass flecked). It’s like bubblegum with glitter, but it’s still appropriate for grown women :).

China Glaze Riveter Rouge is a rusty red with large gold glitter flecks. It’s like a lighter, sparklier version of Foxy, from the same China Glaze collection.

China Glaze Hey Sailor! is a slightly orangey red creme. It’s a great, very classic color. It reminds me of Revlon’s Fire & Ice campaign from the ’50’s.

OPI Kinky in Helsinki is a medium pink. It’s really a fuschisa, with its slight purple tone. It’s a bit like a darker version of Set the Mood.

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