Today’s polish is not by Essie! Haha, I realize I’ve really overdone the Essie lately. Of course, I’ve also done China Glaze quite a lot, so I will have to promise to swatch a wider variety of brands. I have a slew of new polishes to review by brands like Banila Co., Eve Snow, H&M, Innisfree, JINsoon, Rituals, and Yves Rocher (if you’re not already sick of those, too!)—hopefully, I’ll get at least a couple of those out for next week.
Anyway, Meet Me Under the Stars (81927) is a black packed with chunky silver glitter. I picked it up at a discounted price at my local beauty supply; I don’t think I’d have chosen it, otherwise, since it isn’t entirely my style! (Not much of a glitter girl, unfortunately.)
It does do a pretty good impression of a night sky, though perhaps with a dose of space opera, as well.
Before Chanel’s famed Black Satin, there was OPI Black Satin, released in 2004 in a special winter collection. I don’t have the Chanel (though I should probably rectify that during the next Optimum Event), but by all accounts, they aren’t dupes.
Black Satin (NL T03) by OPI is a black with Tahitian pearl shimmer, which gives it more of a deep charcoal look than pure black. The shimmer is very fine and there is plenty of it, giving the polish a borderline frost effect. The shimmer is mostly grey, but it has flashes of blue and green.
I was recently checking out my favorite local beauty supply and saw Essie’s new winter collection in stock. I’ll be frank: only one shade really stood out to me, so it’s the only one I got. It’s the sole vampy shade in a winter collection consisting of two pastels (lavender and pink), two reds (a bright and a rich), and a silver sparkle. I contemplated getting the pastel lavender and brighter red, Virgin Snow and the tongue-twistery Altitude Attitude, but they didn’t seem unique enough to me, so I passed on them…for now.
Haute Tub (938) is described by Essie as a “jet black with amethyst fire”, which, frankly, is a bit of an overstatement. It certainly has a black base, though I’ve seen jetter—it has the slightest dull, murky brown/purple undertone.
In the bottle, the purple shimmer looks a bit iridescent, as it flashes blue-green. On the nail, however, it’s not really possible to see the flash, even in sunlight. The amethyst shimmer is on the sparser side and gives the polish a subtle, speckled look on the nail. The overall appearance gives off a cherry cola vibe with its red and deep purplish-brown tones.
Burberry has released three polishes as part of their Fall/Winter nail polish collection. Two are new shades; Poppy Black is part of the Iconic core collection.
A three-piece nail polish collection featuring shades inspired by the Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2015 runway. Discover hues of Cadet Green, Khaki Green and Poppy Black, presented in a gift box. Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening times.
I just have to add the photo of the eyeshadow palette from this collection, too. Whoa.
Nails and lips flaunt brand new bold, vibrant hues with multiple facets that reflect those of Dior women everywhere. With its strong and ever-elegant shades for fall, the new Dior Vernis makes a “fun and chic statement” in the words of Peter Philips. Bold and sophisticated colors range from crimson “Cosmopolite” to metallic “Darling Blue”, deep “Black Out” and khaki “Metropolis”. The most original of them all? “Miroir”, a stunning creation that coats nails in a silver film with a mirror-shine finish.
I do love the one Dior Vernis I have tried, in their new gel formula, yet these colors aren’t really calling to me. Metallic isn’t my favorite finish, I guess. Might have to go check these out in person.
Imogen is described by Zoya as a “black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter”. Now, I confess that I am no great fan of matte, textured nail polishes—they rub me completely the wrong way, like nails on a chalkboard. Yet, Imogen looked way too pretty online, so I ordered it with every intention of slapping a glossy top coat on over it to get rid of the textured finish.