China Glaze The Outer Edge Swatch

The Outer Edge is from China Glaze’s The Giver Collection. It’s a clear base with tiny white matte glitter and silver metallic glitter. The glitter is much more densely packed than I had expected. It goes on very easily and builds up quite well. It’s a perfect polish for winter because it looks like snow. I’ve seen others put it on a plain white polish and it looks so pretty.

TOP TO BOTTOM: 4-1 COATS
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LOOK AT HOW DENSE THE GLITTER IS!
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Kleancolor Garnet Red Swatch

Garnet Red is a jelly, vampy red by Kleancolor.  I was able to find this brand at an Asian Supermarket.  It goes on smooth and is easily buildable. The only drawback is the smell, it smells really bad!  But don’t worry, after it dries the smell does go down.

TOP TO BOTTOM: 1-4 COATS
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TOP TO BOTTOM: 1-4 COATS (in sunlight)
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CoverGirl Black Heat Swatch

Black Heat is from CoverGirl’s Capitol Collection in honor of the Hunger Games movie Catching Fire. The color has a black base with tons of small green glass flecks.  This is what I wanted China Glaze’s Smoke and Ashes to look like.  First coat is very streaky, but the other two level off nicely.  Two coats can work, but I go for three for a deeper color.

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Deborah Lippmann Silk Collection Swatches

The Silk Collection has three polishes with a matte finish. They went on very smooth and dried quickly.  The only one that went on a little streaky was Pseudo Silk Kimono.  I found that like all other matte finish polishes, they just don’t last after a day.  But I love these with a topcoat, just look at them shine!

LEFT TO RIGHT (in sunlight):
Pseudo Silk Kimono, Red Silk Boxers, Harem Silks From Bombay
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LEFT TO RIGHT (in shade):
Pseudo Silk Kimono, Red Silk Boxers, Harem Silks From Bombay
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TOP TO BOTTOM (in sunlight with topcoat):
Harem Silks From Bombay, Red Silk Boxers, Pseudo Silk Kimono
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