Thursday, September 8, 2011

Five colours I can't wait to wear for Autumn




From thumb to pinkie: H&M Envy Me, Illamasqua Scarab, China Glaze First Class Ticket, China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y, OPI Ski Teal We Drop


Illamasqua Scarab doesn't look great here, but it is a beautiful polish. This is one coat. It dries without too much lustre, so looks much prettier with a top coat (which I didn't use here) - it's a beautiful browned ruby colour that really glows. Ease of application and opacity is amazing. I love this for fall.

First Class Ticket looks a bit blah in the bottle, but is gorgeous on - the purple really pops, and it's got flashes of silver microglitter. It's a dark blurple but it never looks black. A very glamorous polish.

Ick-a-bod-y is a crazy name for an excellent polish - thick orange glitter in a dark olive jelly base. With three coats the base practically disappears, but this is two over white, so you can just about make out the tone of the jelly. Very chunky so top coat is non-negotiable, but it wears like teflon and looks so spicy and yummy.

Ski teal we drop is one of my favourite teals - and I have a lot. It's dark, very glossy and very sophisticated. This is two coats.


Saving the best 'til last, on my thumb is H&M Envy Me, the perfect ivy green. Two coats to complete opacity, this practically glows. It's similar to Illamasqua Viridian, but less blue and without the duochrome. This is my favourite dark green. I even prefer it to Emerald Sparkle - praise indeed, no?




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17 comments:

Naz said...

Ooh, all those colors are so pretty! I just got OPI Ski Teal We Drop, and I wish I had discovered its awesomeness sooner!

rock-or-not said...

They really fit together!!
Great choices!

WildHeart said...

They're all lovely! I already have Ick and Ski, but I need the others now.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, so I'll be rockin teal all month long. Ski Teal We Drop will definitely be making an appearance!

Beauty on a College budget said...

these are great colors! I would love to wear these in the winter too. I'm one of those people who wear brights in the fall still. So I won't really be changing over for awhile.

Peace, Love and Polish said...

I love that red! The other colors are awesome too!

Fashion Footing said...

Love love love the Envy Me... so pretty!

Alexisaurus said...

Goodness!!! They are so gorgeous.. I am lemming for H&M Envy so hard right now!!

Agnes said...

I am so going hunting for Ick-A-Bod-y. Gorgeous.

The Lacquered Lady said...

Oooo! I found Ick-a-body on clearance at my local Sally a few months ago. After seeing your swatch, I can't wait to wear it!

Sabine said...

those are great fall colors! Is H&M Envy Me a recent shade? Need to hunt that one down. Any ChG First Class Ticket!

beachgal said...

Ski Teal We Drop is also a go to shade for me. I adore it. I am not one that looks good in some brighter teals - esp metallics but for on toes. This one just major works for me. I guess I should get another bottle while it's still around. I think it needs to go into the classic OPI line if they have not already put it there.

Lucy said...

They are all so pretty. Ick-A-Body is so gorgeous. Love that glitter.

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Those are some GREAT polishes!

Pam's Girly Bits said...

Hot diggity dawg...♥♥

lackynails said...

Have been lemming Ick-a-body for so long, and now finally it is in the mail.. so happy! Looks great on you. It really is the ultimate fall color.

Musings from Manhattan said...

cute post!

ilexica said...

Thanks, ladies! Sabine - I bought it last year and now can't find it on the website, but I'm sure it was there when I checked last month so try your local store, they may still have stock.

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