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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teal Overload

APPLICATION: Smooth on all
COATS: 2 of each
TOPCOAT?: After adding shimmer, yes.
SOURCE: JCPenney salon, Nail supply stores, Sally Beauty Supply
COMMENTS: At first glance most people would wonder why I have so many duplicates of the same color. Well, wearing them all at the same time helped me realize that although close, none of these is exactly the same.


From Left (pinky) to Right (Thumb) - BELOW:
OPI - Ski Teal we Drop
Color Club - Gossip Column.
Nyx Girls - Indigo Blue
Fingerpaints - To-Teally Chic
Orly - Sapphire Silk




From Left (Thumb) to Right (pinky) - BELOW:
Orly - Sapphire Silk
Fingerpaints - To-Teally Chic
Nyx Girls - Indigo Blue
Color Club - Gossip Column.
OPI - Ski Teal we Drop

See how different they are? All so pretty...
I then added one coat of Pure Ice - Heartbreaker.
So lovely!

With topcoat:



Two days later I decided to play with one of the Brazilian flakies I got from Mah at sparksfeather.blogspot.com
She sent some awesome flakies. I tend to be one who likes to save the best for last, so I tried the "least appealing" one first - because it had larger flakes - Eliana - Aurora Boreal.

The flakes are a little too large for my liking, and as such, don't all lay flat and smooth. I used two coats of topcoat in the photo above and still had some flakes sticking out.

Before removing I wanted to see what it would look like matte:


So-so. I think color-wise Aurora Boreal is pretty, but for me the flake size and texture is a shortcoming. Now I can't wait to try the others, which have smaller flakes!

For the record:  Nyx Girls - Indigo Blue left my fingernail partially stained after removal. None of the other did.

19 comments:

  1. I've got a lot of teals too. It's great watching your experiments in layering!

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  2. Great post! I love all blues, but sadly I only have the OPI, I definitely want the Orly..that one is s nice!

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  3. Love it with the Pure Ice over coat. You are set with enough teals to get you through wearing TEAL TOES all of Sept in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month...teal is the color. There is a web site devoted to the Teal Toes campaign that explains more about showing support via polish shade for toes all month.

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  4. I love this post!
    You did a good job layering.

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  5. I love all of these blues!! Want them all!

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  6. All of these are so pretty. And I love the Pure Ice on top.

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  7. I was just meh on these until you put Heart Breaker on top! Ugh. Now I want that one. LOL

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  8. I think it's harder than it seems to find exact dupes. I love the look with the matte finish, it reminded me of unpolished opal, a pity the flakes don't lay flat.

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  9. I looove teals! Especially with PI Heartbreaker on top...so beautiful =)

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  10. Teals look awesome on you!!! I know what u mean about the flakies, I absolutely luv it matte!!!!

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  11. Awesome post! I love all of your teals and have been wondering how Sapphire Silk compares to Ski Teal We Drop. Thanks!

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  12. Wow what a great post about teal!!!

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  13. oooh i love teals! love the big flakie though, even if you didn't :-D

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  14. I love ALL of those teals...pinky is my fave, though. And how awesome do they all look with that Pure Ice over the top!? I have never seen that color of theirs, and I really would love to find it! All beautiful pics...

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  15. I just pulled out about 8-9 teals to swatch!
    :D

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  16. It's so cool see you guys wearing a Brazilian polish..
    Love all of those teal ;)

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  17. What a great post! I love teal and the comparisons are very clear. Thank you

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