April 17, 2013

Bottle Spam: Polishes I'm Excited to Wear this Spring!


I know April is already half-gone, but here in Chicago, it is just [finally!] starting to feel like Spring, and warming up a little bit.  I've been itching to wear some lighter, happier, Spring-like shades on my fingers, so I will just share which ones I'm excited for this year!

I like to make these [low-content] bottle spam posts, because it helps me brainstorm/ consolidate colors that are yet untried and need to be worn so I can properly assess them- and, more importantly, move them from my Untrieds to Trieds list!  It's a perpetual goal of mine to keep that Untrieds list shrinking, or at the very least, not growing!  I don't know if any of you guys feel the same way.

Anyway- on to the colors!  First up is the peachy-pink-purple family:
Ruby Wing (Color Club)- Desert Valley, Essie- Van D'Go, Barielle- Sailor's Delight, Revlon- Girly, China Glaze- Flying Dragon

Ruby Wing- Desert Valley is supposed to be a color changing polish, so I'm interested to try that out whenever we get some sunny weather.  Even if it doesn't change color, it is gorgeous- look at those iridescent flakies!  I still have not worn Revlon- Girly..tsk tsk...and Essie- Van D'Go is a recent acquisition, so I'm dying to try that one out!


Corals!


Illamasqua- Lament, Misa- Bop Til You Drop, Zoya- LC

Coral is probably my favorite polish color family, and yet I still only came up with three! Illamasqua- Lament is a gorgeous creme...and I probably have a dupe for it, but I don't care- because Illamasqua.

Bright Pinks!

Model's Own- Pink Punch, Color Club- Warhol, Butter London- Cake-Hole, China Glaze- Heli-Yum

I have been meaning to wear Butter London- Cake-Hole for so long, and I remember lemming it pretty hard.  Color Club- Warhol is just insanely bright (neon?!) in the bottle, so I hope that translates to the nail...

Oranges!

Nubar- Orange Cream, Zoya- Arizona, Essie- Braziliant, Illamasqua- Gamma

I don't know why, but I have been really attracted to orange polish lately.  So juicy looking. I haven't worn any of these, but I'm probably the most excited for Illamasqua- Gamma, because it is just obnoxious and insanely bright.  Traffic cone-nails, FTW!

Bluey-Periwinkles:

Essie- Bikini So Teeny, Zoya- Kristin, China Glaze- It's A Trap-eze, Revlon- Smoldering

I've owned China Glaze- It's A Trap-eze since it came out, but haven't worn it. Now is probably the perfect time!  The other three are newer acquisitions, and I'm particularly excited to see how Revlon- Smoldering works layered over other colors, since (at least in the bottle) it's a pretty pretty duochrome.

Greeny-Blues:

Illamasqua- Nomad, Color Club- Blue-Ming, Rescue Beauty Lounge- Bikini Bottom, Essie- Where's My Chauffeur?, Sinful Colors- Gorgeous

I lemmed Color Club- Blue-Ming so very hard, and have owned it for a couple months, and still not worn it. What is wrong with me?! It's the perfect green-tinged light blue in my opinion. Sinful Colors- Gorgeous: I didn't really care for the brushstrokey finish when I swatched this on a swatch stick, but it is still a fabulous mermaid-y color, so I am going to put it on my toes!


And that's it, I think....*

If you see anything here that you need swatches for, let me know!  I will be happy to swatch requests!


*One tip I did want to share that has helped me out immensely for the past few months: If you have a good amount of untried polishes, make a Pinterest board of all the swatches for those polishes!  I have one (it is secret! muahah), and I like to browse it when I'm unsure which color to wear or swatch next- super handy!



What polishes are you excited to wear this season?!

17 comments:

  1. I REALLY can't wait to see what you think of Gamma, Bikini Bottom, and Blue-ming! I'm about to pull the trigger on Bikini Bottom, Gamma is so alluring (and I don't even like orange that much), and I've heard a LOT of mixed opinions on Blue-ming.

    TAKE YOUR TIME THOUGH. Hehe. ;p

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    1. By the way I read this too fast...I didn't realize you were taking requests, not swatching all of them! Sorry if I came off demanding, I really didn't know!

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    2. Lol! It's OK, I will swatch these next! I really want to wear all three of them, so it's not a big deal at all!

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  2. Really,a secret pin board? I mean I know you can do that,but come on,share ;-) Other than that,I would love to see the oranges swatched,Cake Hole,and Revlon Smoldering.

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    1. Haha..I am just shamed by how many there are! Really, it's ridic!

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  3. Flying dragon looks awesome, I would love to see that one swatched :) There are so many pretty colors there!

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    1. Thanks! I'll put that one on the list. It was kind of dull when I put it on a swatch stick, but maybe it will really improve with topcoat?

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  4. Ooh I'd love to see Desert Valley!

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    1. I'm excited about that one too! But I have to come up with some colors to layer it over I think? I don't think it's going to go opaque on its own...

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  5. bikini bottom <3
    I have decided to wear all my stash before I wear new polish. Let's see if I'll make it :)

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    1. That is an awesome and crazy goal...well at least for me it would be!

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  6. All those colors are super cute! I'm never on tone with the seasons here because, as you draw out your brightest shades I should be taking out my subdued ones for Fall. But. I. Can't.

    It's a good thing the weather here is good all year round. So today is sunny and I'm wearing OPI Can't Find my Czechbook with DL Mermaid's Dream accents (ok, it's a dupe of the DL ;).

    I look forward to try the rest of the OPI Euro Centrale shades that came in the mini set I bought, Catrice "It's all I Can BLue", and Essence "I'm Bluetiful".

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    1. I don't always stick to the seasons either! Sometimes you just feel like a nice dark plum in the middle of Summer, ya know? Or a nice pastel in Winter! Can't Find My Czechbook is a gorgeous blue!

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  7. The greeny blues are really my weakness this spring.

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    1. Ugh me too....every Spring, actually! :)

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