Monday, October 29, 2012

Am I a nudist? (pic heavy!)

I have never been a huge fan of nude polishes, but school, and later work,
put restrictions on what manicure we can have. Over time I accumulated a number of "nudes".
 Today I prepared a quick review of mine.


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Please read: This is my disclaimer for this post - I apologize if the state of my cuticles offends some readers. They are going through a difficult transition at the moment. I have stopped cutting and peeling them off (bad habit I know), so with the help of Sally Hansen, Burt's Bees and a lot of patience, they will make a full recovery. Thank you for understanding.

No particular order. All swatches are without base or top coat and 3 coats of polish, unless noted.


1. OPI Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs.
I got this polish in a recent "blind" swap. Although not usually something I would pick up
for myself, however it turned out quite nice. As with most OPI polishes I have the application
 is nice and smooth.

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2. Bamboo Shoot
One of my very first buys. I don't like Sally Hansen because the brush stem is long and
feels weird to me, but the polish quality is very nice and the finish is very glossy.

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 3. Beige Elegant
This one came to me as a part of a 3-pack I got off ASOS (they have great deals sometimes).
Again I have an issue with the long brush stem. The quality of the polish is great though. 
Very sheer, almost invisible.

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4. Icing Sugar
Another one that came in a multi-pack (can you tell I don't fancy nudes?)
I like the brush, application is a bit patchy though.
This one is probably best for layering with glitter.

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5. Pink Ribbon
This polish came free with an issue of InStyle Australia last month or the month before.
If you're into "naked" nails - this is a must! Perfection as you would expect from BL))

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6. Sheer Vanilla 
Another bottle that came to me in a "blind" swap. This is a very white sheer polish.
Although it's a Sally Hansen this brush and cap work better for me, but it's a bit patchy.

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 7. Mushroom
I got this one a while back, when I first discovered these $2 beauties.
For a cheap polish, this one is great!
Applies evenly, and I used only two coats (I even use it for stamping sometimes).
There is a bottle of this polish on the blog sale.

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8. Divine
OK, this one is a revelation!!! A treasure hidden within!
NATIO is not a brand that deals exclusively in nail polish, it's mostly make up. 
However they have your bilk-standard range of colours like red, pink, burgundy etc. 
And then there is this nude. It's not sheer, not at all - it's a one coater!
With shimmer!!! (I know ,lots of exclamation points, but I am excited)

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10. Yummy Mummy 
Another polish that came with an issue of InStyle Australia (October last yer maybe?).
My very first BL! It was love at first stroke)))
There is a slight shimmer in the bottle, but it doesn't stand out on the nail;
unless you know to look for it.

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This has been fun (but my cuticles are sad). 
I was thinking of swatching the whole collection, but sure if that would be of interest to anyone? 
In a few weeks I am going to buy my first (and let's hope, last) IKEA Helmer. 
That will be a good time to review the stash for possible dupes/comparisons etc.

Hope you've enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

  1. I don't own any nude nail polish but now I think I will buy a couple of these :)
    x

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    1. Sometimes it's nice to wear something sheer)) And they work well for a glitter sandwich!

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  2. I love nudes. I think Divine is my favorite of these :)

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    1. Mine too - it's such an interesting nude polish)) Has a little zing to it!

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  3. Mushroom stands out to me for some reason. This is a nice post, neutrals don't get as much attention as they should. It's nice to see them side by side because they are different. Your cuticles should heal nicely :)

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    1. Mushroom is a very nice one - it's a greige (reminds me of the Sally Hansen Greige Gardens). Thanks - I hope they do get better after a while - it's so hard not to pick right now))

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  4. Haha I love how you keep saying you're not the biggest fan of nudes but you have so many! I only have the Butter London one in Pink Ribbon out of the ones you mentioned. It is perfect for a true nude nail, but I find I rarely reach for it... maybe when I am working more :P

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Compared to some other categories - this is tiny. The collection numbers are now above 450, and this is only 10 out of the bunch. LOL))

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  5. I think I like the Mushroom one and the Natio ones best!

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    1. Yes, I agree)) I use them the most - usually for a base or a stamp. The others would be best as a layering with glitter))

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  6. Nudes are one of my favorite finishes,believe it or not :-) I especially love pinkish nudes like Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs.

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    1. Definitely one I would recommend)) And I think this one will go with many skin tones too!

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  7. Haha! My fav of the bunch is Mushroom! I'm suspecting that it's because I love eating mushrooms! Lol! My brother doesn't get why I'd buy nudes, so blend-dy he says. Hahaha! But sometimes I just like how it blends well with the natural skin tones. Kinda fun! ;)

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    1. I agree - something calm is a good change - and it makes our fingers look long and slender))

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  8. Great post :)
    Nude polishes are tricky, my fave is Revlon's 'Gray Suede'.
    Have a lovely day, cheers

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    1. OH I haven't seen that one))) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. They all look good, but I'm not a fan of nude polishes and I wear them very rare, I think they looks horrible with my skin tone. But as a base for nail art or spamping they're great. :)

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    1. Yes, they can be a bit tricky I agree)) They're good for layering and sandwiches!

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  10. love your detailed posts! and lovely to see a Perth blogger around. just joined, gotta catch up on your older posts. :)

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I hope you enjoy))

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  11. Sooo many beautiful nude shades! Love them!!!
    Can't get enough of nude colours hehe

    They always fit, no matter what you wear!

    Nice Blog - I'm a new follower now :)

    xoxo
    Alenija

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking))) Welcome and thank you!

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  12. I really like the NYC polish! Definitely my fav :)

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    1. I have to admit - the whole NYC line is amazing)))Especially for the price!

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  13. I really want to try that Natio one! My favourite nude polish is the Tickle My France-y by OPI :)
    x
    bellambeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I've heard that's a good one, but I haven't been able to get it yet))

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  14. Woman!!! Quit talking about your cuticles, there's nothing wrong with them!!! You make me wanna shut down my blog for the state of mine!!
    I really like Divine and that butter London polish!!

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    1. LOL thanks Gosia!!! I'll shut up now))

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