Alrighty then... the second half of Volume 3. I liked these polishes a LOT more than I liked the first four that I swatched. They were better suited to my skintone and they applied a lot easier, despite the floppy brush that I already discussed in my previous STRANGEBEAUTIFUL post.
Army green. Or maybe a dusty moss green. Three coats, glossy green perfection. I just love this type of green. (I love most types of greens.) I have a lot of greens but I don't think I have a dupe for this one.
Arsenic grey. Slightly blue-leaning dark grey color. A two coater and very lovely. This one was super easy to apply.
Dusty teal. I think this is the one that looks dupish to American Apparel Hunter. This is slightly more blue and is dustier than Hunter. Three coats and a little harder to apply than the above two, but not by much.
Eggplant. This is what I wanted OPI Lincoln Park After Dark to be (both times I bought it, I was sorely disappointed). Something that was very dark but still obviously a color that doesn't appear black in lower light situations. I can't remember if this was two or three coats.
Hmm... I really loved these four and I only sort of liked the other four. I'm not sure these four make the total eight worth it but I'm definitely glad I bought these while on sale (even if they did still come to quite a lot). I hear from Jane, the owner of STRANGEBEAUTIFUL, that they will be coming out with another Volume in the near future! I'm curious to see what comes next...
In the meanwhile, I am a nervous wreck. Today, I'm running the first experiment of the year (...academic year, yes, I hang my head in SHAME). I've run many experiments before but I actually feel out of practice, especially when putting together working memory tasks; I haven't done working memory research in four, five years. I am not confident at all that I'm using the right measures, I'm not confident at all I'll get any non-null results. After my last experiment was one big null fail -- don't kill me for saying this but it was the first experiment I've done that yielded absolutely nothing -- I'm just terrified that it's going to happen again. I hate feeling like I've wasted my time... :(
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