Category Archives: Blues

Absolutely Alice Amped Up

I’m pretty late with this one, but I just swatched Absolutely Alice from the Alice in Wonderland collection. It’s the blue glitter interspersed with gold. Pretty, but it just seemed too….light? Not saturated enough? I was hoping for a gooey … Continue reading

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TiNS- The Silky Night

My favorite all-time blue glitter: It’s called “The Silky Night,” and it’s a gorgeous midnight blue with two kinds of deep blue glitter. This is two coats with one coat of Seche, but it was fairly smooth for such a … Continue reading

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Tozai Line Blue

Well,  the last remaining color from the Tokyo Metro Line is a medium sky blue named after the Tozai Line.  Tozai means “east-west” and it goes through an area called Takadanobaba, which is near a major university. It’s got a lot … Continue reading

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Mita Line Blue

Blue is a primary color, so there is no way to mix it from other colors. Mita Line blue is a neutral blue that is slightly lighter than American flag blue. I had to make this one from blue pigment … Continue reading

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Blue Steel

Here’s an electric blue made from a hideous old eyeshadow.  Unfortunately, you can see the lumps on the surface but it made a better nail polish than eyeshadow.  This was from the Japanese dollar store. I have no idea why I … Continue reading

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Star of the Sea Gradation

Well, I did some further experimenting with the Helena and Demetrius pigment from yesterday’s post.  I poured the pigment into a little plastic bag and crushed it with a spoon. I did get a finer pigment with less lumps, but … Continue reading

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Pursuing Periwinkle

As you may know, one of my favorite colors is periwinkle- real periwinkle, not the fakey lavender or wimpy light blue ones that often pass for the real thing. There are a few shades of it in the nail polish world, … Continue reading

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Sally Hansen Opulent Cloud Franken

This is a request from ages back- sorry it took so long! Sally Hansen Opulent Cloud was released sometime earlier this year in the HD collection (don’t ask me why they tried to make it sound all hi-tech, it’s all … Continue reading

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Sparkling Rainstorm

I have a bottle of CG Rainstorm, which is a sort of watery periwinkle with very sparse blue microglitter. My bottle has a whiff of rotten eggs about it- I have never smelled a polish like this before. I really like … Continue reading

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OPI Breathe Life- Guest Post

Today’s post is one that’s been in the works for a while.  This post was written by Nivipa, who I actually “met” by accident.  She was a reader and I sent her some nail tips one day. She very graciously … Continue reading

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