Friday, August 22, 2008

Crystal File 022: China Glaze Branding Iron, Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes

Hi again, my dears! Need to catch you up on a couple of gorgeous NOTDs. First up we'll do pics of China Glaze Branding Iron, a fabulous browned-burgundy based polish with awesome red shimmer. This one glows! Like so many others in the collection, the quality of the shimmer is just incredible. You'll see what i mean :)

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And next up Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes. I love it. I didn't want to. I wanted to resist the urge to buy, i tried to convince myself that they were just overpriced OPIs. I finally gave in, however, and picked up two colors that seemed very unique. I have to say, i have no regrets. Never Enough Shoes applies like a dream, and is amazingly smooth for a polish containing glitter. The base is black latex, infused with evenly distributed multi-tonal glitter. In the bottle the glitter looks primarily silver, gold, and red/pink. On the nail you'll catch sparks of blue and green as well. The finish is smooth enough that one coat of Seche Vite was sufficient.

A word of warning: If you are looking for a blingy, black-based glitter, this isn't it! The glitter is teeny-tiny. The over-all effect is subtle, chic, and edgy. If you're looking for in your face glitter, you'll likely want to look elsewhere. I, however, love the subtlety of it. The application, polish formula, and brush are very nice quality as well.

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I look forward to sharing my other Sephora by OPI purchase with you as well. My second choice, Run With It, is an incredibly unique pale gray with awesome golden and silver toned shimmer. It is so gorgeous! I promise to share it with you soon :)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Great pics hill, they look awesome on you :)

Liz said...

They all look great on you - I'm envious! Do you know any blacks with more in-your-face multicoloured (not holo) glitter, or are we all stuck with layering to get what we want?

Hillary said...

Liz,

Thanks so much! And if you need a black with more bling you may want to check out one of the new Nicoles (by OPI) that have just started appearing stateside, i don't recall the name, but i think one of them has multi-tonal micro-glitter. They've been spotted at Target i believe :) HTH!

HotPinkHeels said...

Great Pics-Never Enough Shoes is gorgeous!! I have to say I woul probably buy that one for the name alone :)

Stef

Hillary said...

Hiya HotPink! I agree the name is adorable, and the polish is gorgeous! Definitely one i'll enjoy going back to again and again :)