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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:09 am 
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Did Zoya prices go up in the US? Because they sure did here. From between €8 - €9 to €12. I still have a lot of Zoya's on my wantlist *sadface*.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:31 am 
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hmm, nope, they're still showing as $8 on the website here. bummer!

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I was at Walgreens and they had the new Fergie WnW polishes so I got the black & gold glitter...They are like $3.75 a bottle...A lil much for WnW.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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BTW, was at Sally's yesterday and they're having a sale on China Glaze's Hunger Games series. $3.49 here in Chicago.

Not that I bought like 6 bottles, or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Does anybody know if you can get a matte topcoat?


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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A bunch of companies make a matte topcoat. Even Chanel has one. I'm a failure at it though--any imperfection shows up with matte polishes.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:47 am 
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What lavawitch said. I have BL matte topcoat - I like it over metallics (and have read that it's pretty cool over glitters too), but with cremes it can be kind of unforgiving. Still, it can be fun!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:29 am 
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How many weeks do you go between manis (not professional or no-chip manis)?

And in what state are your manis when you redo?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:34 am 
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I don't go more than a week. I redo them once they don't look professional enough for work (visible chips)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:39 am 
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Thanks, I got a matte polish and was thinking that it would be pointless to paint a shiny topcoat over it!

I redo my nails several times a week. Mostly my nails seem to chip straight away but they are never too bad. I haven't gotten the hang of "wrapping the tips" yet.


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Matte polish and shiny topcoat usually = a satin-y finish. Try it, you might like it! I've also read about "sandwiching" a layer of basecoat in-between layers of matte lacquer:
http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/07/how- ... -last.html


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Ohhh that's brilliant, thank you for the link! That entire site is brilliant and I love the cruelty free list there.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:16 am 
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lavawitch wrote:
This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.


Heheh. Well, I restrained myself for 3 months. Just ordered Butter London Trout Pout and Bossy Boots. Probably going to get some of the China Glaze fall colours too.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:19 am 
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Ohhh that's brilliant, thank you for the link! That entire site is brilliant and I love the cruelty free list there.


The ppk one is better, I forgot about it!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:53 am 
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fisticuffs wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.


Heheh. Well, I restrained myself for 3 months. Just ordered Butter London Trout Pout and Bossy Boots. Probably going to get some of the China Glaze fall colours too.


Yeah, I only buy nail polish when it's on sale, so I may buy six bottles in one go but that's after not buying any for two months and then those six bottles will cost me, max, $30.

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mrsbadmouth wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.


Heheh. Well, I restrained myself for 3 months. Just ordered Butter London Trout Pout and Bossy Boots. Probably going to get some of the China Glaze fall colours too.


Yeah, I only buy nail polish when it's on sale, so I may buy six bottles in one go but that's after not buying any for two months and then those six bottles will cost me, max, $30.

I restrained myself for 20 odd years or so. Seriously, I can't remember exactly when I last used polish. Maybe 1992? Maybe Mid-80s? Formulas have improved bunches and they don't seem to make my nails yellow and brittle this time around. In fact, I'm growing out 3 split nails using BL's Horse Power strengthener (not really horses) as a basecoat and stronger top coats than we had back then.

Sandwiching does appear to be working for me:

-BL Horse Power strengthener
-2 coats of BL artful Dodger
-1 topcoat of Revlon quick dry topcoat
-1 coat of WnW Grey's Anatomy sheer holo/frost/thingie
-another coat of Revlon

=will be 1 week this Wed., no chips yet, VERY very slight wear on the tip of one exuberant finger ;-] Evidently I type a lot of Fs on the keyboard.

TIP: pun intended, paint the tips first then pull polish down over them and they DO meld together like that website said. Tips staying on longer this time.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.


Heheh. Well, I restrained myself for 3 months. Just ordered Butter London Trout Pout and Bossy Boots. Probably going to get some of the China Glaze fall colours too.


Yeah, I only buy nail polish when it's on sale, so I may buy six bottles in one go but that's after not buying any for two months and then those six bottles will cost me, max, $30.


This is me too. I've never paid full price for a polish. It's all clearance or super good promos. My husband got an amazing deal on butter london stuff for me for mothers day and until I knew that I almost murdered him for what I thought he had spent.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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POLL:

How many weeks do you go between manis (not professional or no-chip manis)?

And in what state are your manis when you redo?

Thanks!

I do my nails once a week, sometimes twice. I can't stand chipped polish so once most of the tips have worn, I remove the polish and either re-do them or wear Nubar Nu Nail for the rest of the week until I do my nails for the weekend

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I do mine at least once a week, sometimes twice if I'm going out. I can't stand chipped polish either or bare nails!

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mrsbadmouth wrote:
fisticuffs wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
This thread is a model of modest restraint and thoughtful consumerism.


Heheh. Well, I restrained myself for 3 months. Just ordered Butter London Trout Pout and Bossy Boots. Probably going to get some of the China Glaze fall colours too.


Yeah, I only buy nail polish when it's on sale, so I may buy six bottles in one go but that's after not buying any for two months and then those six bottles will cost me, max, $30.


I was poking fun! I spend about the same, but my addiction to CC keeps my collection all on one shelf. If only I could say the same for my books.

When my dad built the shelf for me, it was fun trying to explain why one would need 4 shades of red that look the same. He didn't see the distinction between berry or blue-based or brown, creme vs shimmer...

The fall colors are online now, so I should have waited on Diwali. Hopefully the fall colors will actually still be available in the fall because I want Vertigo. Confusing that they are reusing old names again. This Vertigo is black with red shimmer; old was a red shimmer.

I love blackened colors but don't have much interest in them during the summer. Anyone else? Then in the fall I get anxious to pull them back out.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Illamasqua Swinger and Orly Luxe are pretty!

Ugh. I keep looking at Chanel May. I want a pink shade like this: http://songofstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/florence-tourist.html
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Sorry for the huge images--any ideas? BL Teddy Girl is good, but a little too light. BL Alcopop is a little too pink. Plus the formula isn't great to work with for both Teddy Girl and Alcopop. Well, for me anyway, hard to get even.

BTW: LW, found the lipstick I was looking for at Neimans. Loved the formula, but the color didn't do it for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Chanel May is a bit darker--it is a light to medium bubblegum pink. The formula is nice, but the color isn't anything unique. Are Jessica polishes vegan? I saw that they duped the Chanel spring colors.

Glad you tried the color and didn't find out after ordering. I really love the coco shines. I've been wearing Flirt almost exclusively since April. I want another dozen or so! I'll probably buy one for fall in November.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Are Jessica polishes vegan?

Yes they are.

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