I have a few more pictures of dark reds from right around Christmas. I just kept reaching for these kind of colors! Lancome Le Rouge L’Wren is such a dark red that my prior pictures of it didn’t come out very well, and these give a better idea of how it’s both dark and plummy-purpleish. I wore this manicure to my office Christmas party, since it looks kind of dressy/holiday appropriate but isn’t too crazy or glittery. I also picked up Essie’s Masquerade Belle from the Winter 2010 collection, and it’s really pretty too.
I’ve really liked the colors that I tried from the Essie Winter 2010 collection so far. They’re dark but still vivid, and perfect for this time of the year. I have swatches of Going Incognito, Smokin’ Hot and Hot Coco below, but I’m sort of thinking of picking up Masquerade Belle as well!
I liked Party Hearty over Something Sweet from China Glaze so much that I started thinking about other pastel, candy-ish colors to layer it over. The next one I tried is Essie Mint Candy Apple, from the Winter 2009 collection. Check it out!
Chanel Paradoxal has been a very popular color this fall–it’s a murky, taupish grey with purple shimmer-and now Revlon has joined the ranks of Chanel dupe-producers. They’ve just come out with Revlon Perplex, which is clearly meant to be a lower-cost version of Paradoxal. Paradoxal costs $23 and is still available on Chanel.com, but Revlon’s Perplex is $4.50 and available at drugstores and Ulta. How do they compare? Keep reading to find out!
Today I’m going to show two polishes from the China Glaze Holiday 2010 collection, ‘Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice. It’s a big collection, with sixteen shades, and I’ve found that I keep deciding I need more of them! I just ordered the foil-y metallics and I’m looking forward to trying those. But the first colors that I loved and ordered from the collection were the greens, so as soon as Thanksgiving was over I broke them out.