Essie A French Affair Collection Swatches, Photos, Review

Coat Azure (breathing taking medium blue with shimmer), French Affair (sophisticated soft lavender pink), Nice is Nice (whimsical light lavender), Sand Tropez (soft sandy beige), Topless & Barefoot (barely there soft beige pink), and Kisses & Bisses (kiss of pink shimmer – perfect to layer over any color).

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Essie A French Affair Collection Swatches, Photos, Review

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
89%

Estee Lauder Shimmering Bronze Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Shimmering Bronze Nail Lacquer ($19.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a shimmering, red-enriched bronze with subtle metallic threads running through an otherwise copper and bronze shimmered finish. I used two coats for complete opacity, and it applied easily. The polish flowed without being too thick or thin, and each coat was nicely pigmented. I have no problem achieving a full week’s worth of wear out of Estee Lauder’s formula (with a proper base/top coat, of course). For swatches, I used Zoya’s Anchor and Armor for my base and top coats.

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Estee Lauder Shimmering Bronze Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Shimmering Bronze
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
91%

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a new and limited shade from the Iconic/Ironic Collection. It’s described as “a purplish dark brown.” I almost re-took the photos for this polish, because on my desk, it looked rather brownish when I peeked at it from the corner of my eye, but upon closer inspection, it does have this purpled murkiness.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%

Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconoclast Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconoclast Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a new and limited shade from the Iconic/Ironic Collection. It’s described as “a richly pigmented ebony with layers of fine glitter, giving it depth and a metallic, mica-like finish.” Iconoclast is an inky black with moments of purple and blue, depending on just how the light hits the lacquer and the strength of the light. In natural light, you can clearly see the micro-shimmer but the iridescence and play of color doesn’t really come through until you’re in the sunlight–then the multi-colored shimmers reflect and shine.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconoclast Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Iconoclast
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
98%

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers Swatches, Photos, Review

MAC Quite Cute Collection ($14.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) features three light shades of limited edition nail lacquer. They include: Ice Cream Cake (creamy blue pink), Little Girl Type (creamy pale lavender), and Mischievous Mint (creamy pale blue mint).

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MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers

MAC Quite Cute Nail Lacquers Swatches, Photos, Review

B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
81%

Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit Swatches, Photos, Review

Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit ($28.00 for 6 x 0.17 fl. oz.) features six miniature-sized nail polishes. It includes these shades: Fame (champagne shimmer), Love Train (opalescent shimmer), Miss T (bright orchid fuchsia), Superfreak (gold shimmer base with gold micro-glitter), Woodstock (hot pink), and Xanadu (sheer purple base with purple glitter). Each polish is 0.17 fl. oz, so the total amount of polish in the kit is the equivalent of 1.02 fl. oz, or about two full-sized nail polishes.  I used Zoya’s Anchor & Armor as my base/top coats unless otherwise specified.

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Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit

Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit Swatches, Photos, Review

A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
91%