I know that the spring/summer season is normally reserved for screaming brights,pastels *puke* and neons,but as always,I've decided to "zag" when everyone else is "zigging".Instead of showing you the norm for this season,I'll be showing you the abnormal...Vampies!
NYX Girls Smoldering
I love this colour! It's a deep brown with blue iridescent shimmer. NYX is a fairly new brand to me,but I must say,I like what I'm seeing from them. They have a lot of unusual colours,and that really appeals to me.
indoors no flash
Quirius Red Square
This is more of a frost,rather than a shimmer,but it's a red vampy. I love red vampies. Ok,I love all vampies,especially ones that are red or purple.It's a beautiful,russet, "lit-from-within" shade.Bonus points for being named "Red Square",very Russian :)
China Glaze Side Saddle
I've swatched this one before,but I just had to include it here because it's one of my favourites. It's an amazing golden purplish-brown,or puce if you want to be fancy.It's deep,and complex which is why it's in my top 20.
outdoors no flash
Another gorgeous vampy brown. This one is in the same colour family as Smoldering,but the shimmer is silver rather than iridescent blue.It's also a tad more purple. Pure love <3
OPI Black Tie Optional
This is another favourite. An eggplant-coloured shimmer with silver glitter particles and duochrome! I love this colour almost as much as I love my beloved La Boheme...but not quite :P The funny thing is I found this one being re-sold (serial number scratched off,missing label) at my local drugstore for $9! At the time I found this quite amusing beause I also saw it being sold at $19.99 on ebay! Soemtimes it pays to shop around :)
indoors no flash
beautiful duochrome-y goodness!
This is what it looks like most of the time
...and so is this!
NARS Tokaido Express
The last polish on this list is also the most expensive. I normally wouldn't shell out more than 13 for nail polish unless the colour was exceptional or the company has a good reputation for delivering quality products.I bought this last year because at the time I "needed" to have it.And then it sat in storage unused for 4 months. When I finally wore it,I was awestruck by it's beauty.It's a faded plum with gold and shimmer,and it's lovely!
But, for some reason NARS chips really fast on me.I expect more from a $16 polish.At the very least it should sing and dance :P
I love vampy colours something fierce. They are always my go-to when I want to be dramatic or elegant.Or bratty :) Even though vampies aren't technically summer colours,I wear them all year-round because they're so classic. The first 3 brands are very affordable (between $3 and $5), Misa is mid-range $5+ and the OPI and NARS are high-cost $16+ because BTO is HTF...unless you happen to live in a teeny-tiny town on the east coast of Canada,then it's sold at mid-range prices :)
Before I go,I'd like to remind everyone about my giveaway (the link is at the top of the page) it ends June 14th,so If you'd like to win some pretty purples,please enter!
Have a great evening!
Ginger-who just spent the day with her extended family...and was quickly reminded why I usually avoid them.Ugh.