Saturday, February 20, 2010

Old NOTD: Estissimo TiNS The Foxy Lady


And yes, this is one foxy lady...

TiNS The Foxy Lady





These photos don't even BEGIN to show the amazing holo glittery goodness that is The Foxy Lady. I mean, WOW. It's awesome in the sunlight because it is so chock full of holo, it's like a some sort of psychedelic party on your nails. It's great indoors too because even though the holo mostly disappears, it's still this enormously blingy polish. From a distance, it's this lovely bright silver glitter in a rose jelly. Up close, you can still see the holo effect. It's made up of a bunch of different glitters: square holo glitter, holo microglitter, silver microglitter, silver glitter. Just terribly cheerful and festive. It took four coats to get bottle color but it would make a nice topcoat at just one or two coats.

Close-up of The Foxy Lady

Video of The Foxy Lady
This is definitely a video you have to check out: the holo is just so shy when it comes to still photos. :)

Re: the brand. I have absolutely no idea whether I should be referring to it as Estissimo, TiNS or, oddly, SNiL... the "TiNS" part looks like it could be "SNiL". But since I've seen it referred to as "TiNS" on several websites, I'm going to go with that. I happened to get this one off of an NBer off of nbmarketplace at an absolute steal but it's been impossible trying to track it down otherwise. It's a Japanese brand and I can't find anyone in the US who carries it, except for maybe one place that sells it for $20 a pop (plus shipping). I've since been able to locate a website (blog?) that carries them for $15 each... with very expensive shipping. Ridiculously expensive shipping. ...I'll just track 'em down slowly, I guess.

I'm in a mood to do a really huge purge of my collection. Probably because I have a lot of work to do and I want to do something else to distract my attention... but seriously, the weight of my collection has been a bit overwhelming lately. Untrieds everywhere. Scores of polishes worn once and filed away neatly... probably never to see the light of day again. Why am I such a packrat?? There are so many polishes that I like enough to keep... but do I like them enough to wear again? China Glaze For Audrey is a good example of this: I didn't really like the color on me, I didn't really like the formula of it either... I don't really want it. But I feel compelled to keep it because it's For Audrey and because I love the name of it. Yet every time I start a purge, it's always one of the first ones I think to toss on the swap/sell pile. That and the original holo OPI My Private Jet. It's too sheer for my taste. But who knows if I'll ever find it again. But who cares if I'll ever find it again if I doubt I'll ever want to wear it?? Maybe I'll decant a mini bottles of the polishes that I want to have around but don't really want to wear, just to ease my mind that if one day, I wanted to wear FA or MPJ, I could. (Realistically, I won't.) It'll be worth less in terms of selling on nbmarketplace or swapping on MUA but if this is the only way it'll be out of my collection, then I think that's a good idea for me.

(I always feel really guilty for not just giving away my polish when I talk of purging and stuff but I do spend a lot of money on polish; I need a bit of money cycling in once in awhile. And for those cynics out there -- I'd be one of you, too -- no, I don't sell the polishes I get free from companies; I do not intend to generate profit from those.)


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9 comments:

Amberski said...

wow, that color is awesome!! I haven't gotten to the point where I want to purge my stash, so feel free to purge in my direction, LOL! (I completely understand about selling though- the amount you must spend is probably insane, you have to recoup it somehow.)

kittytokaren said...

wow flinty that is just sugary blingy fabulousness!! (and this is coming from a non-glitter/holo person!) loves it!!

whenever I purge (and my stash is waayyyy smaller) I usually just put them up for swap and try to get polishes I would normally pay for by swapping. definitely saves me $. But with your stash size that would take too long. Also I need to check out your sale....

Heidi said...

(drooling) I bet that would make a stunning topcoat...

Try not to feel guilty should you decide to sell some o' the polish. You paid $ for it, why shouldn't somebody else? I'd patiently wait in line at the Flinty sale!

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Pretty Glittery goodness. I think it's TiNS since the bottle says Takara International Nails on it.
I would definitely check out a Flinty sale as well.

mKat said...

I must admit you turned me on to glitters. I really never found them to be age appropriate, but seeing some of them on you, I ran out to grab some. This is no different - just as fabulous.

I don't think there's anything wrong with selling part of your stash. Polish is expensive. Honestly, I don't know how some more avid collectors do it. I look so pathetic by comparison with little else than China Glaze in my collection. But honestly, hobbies besides makeup and nails take money too.. I don't begrudge your decision to purge a bit.

I don't suppose you have China Glaze's Moon Pool?

gildedangel said...

That color is gorgoeus, I love the glitter in it!

KarenD said...

Oooh, the decanting into mini bottles is a good idea.

keerthi said...

So pretty! The TiNS polishes I've seen are all really nice; it's too bad they're so pricey. :(

Arrianne said...

Wow it looks facken awesome in the video!

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