Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wheels R1 and S1: Pink Shimmers

Before I proceed with this installment of Nail Wheel Wednesday, I wanted to let you all know it will be several days at least before I'll be contacting and announcing the winners of my 1st Blogiversary Giveaway; I need to validate the entries and make sure I've got the math right for everyone's chances before I get all random.org on it.

Also, Blogger restored my missing post from last Thursday, but in draft status, which I then added a note to and published. I'm going to wait a while longer before I give up on comments that were lost getting restored.

Today I've got two wheels of pink shimmers; there will be more in future weeks. The abundance of these and their creme counterparts is the reason I put myself on a no buy for pinks and reds, but I'm not doing 100% on that. I've gotten a some new ones because they came in a set, like the hot pink Revlon mini that was packaged with the dirty green I just had to have. Some I've bought individually to complete a set—I love complete sets (a trait I got from my dad), and knowing that I have all but one color from a collection
is a little itch in my brain that cries out to be scratched. A few I've gotten in swaps, which doesn't count as buying but increases my stash all the samme. Still, I think perhaps I've not acquired quite as many new pinks and reds as if I weren't on a "no" buy for them. Anyway, let's move on to today's display of my lack of self-control.

Nail wheel

(all 3 coats unless otherwise noted)

1. Hello Kitty unlabeled mini
2. SH Diamond Strength unlabeled mini
3. Borghese Positano Petal
4. SH Complete Salon Manicure Bermuda Sand
5. MB Colorama Pink Satin
6. MB Colorama Antique Coral [so not what I picture when think of "antique" or "coral"]
7. SH Salon unlabeled mini
8. Ulta Party Pink
9. Enamelettes Violetta (2 coats)
10. OPI Pink of Hearts 2010
11. Revlon Cotton Candy
12. SH Diamond Strength Pretty Petunia
13. MB Wet Shine Diamonds Luminous Lilac
14. Savvy Femme Couture Fairy Twinkle [very twinkly indeed]
15. Peripera PK009 (2)
16. Revlon Effervescent Opal
17. Essie Bikini with a Martini
18. Borghese Peonia Blossom
19. SH Xtreme Wear Petite Pink
20. Sinful You Just Wait [I love the flash on this one]

Bottles 1 through 5:


6 through 10:


11 through 15:


16 through 20:


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1. MB Wet Shine Diamonds Rhinestone Pink
2. OPI Rosy Future [nice flash on this one]
3. SH No Chip 10 Day Everlasting Pink
4. Essence Multi Dimension Superstar
5. Orly Opal Hope
6. MB Wet Shine Pink Champagne
7. SH No Chip 10 Day Strong Blush
8. Cover Girl NailSlicks Iceberry
9. MB Express Finish Pink Sorbet (2 coats)
10. OPI Aphrodite's Pink Nightie (2)
11. Revlon Opulent Pink
12. NYC Nail Glossies 229 (2)
13. Goldie unlabeled
14. MB Colorama Tickle Me Pink
15. Piggy Polish Pink-nic
16. SH Hard as Nails Pink Sapphire
17. L'Oreal Bijou Holographics Fuchsia Aglow
18. SH HD Hi-Definition Gigabyte (2)
19. Orly Satin Hues Surreal Satin (2)
20. SH Salon Grape Expectations

Bottles 1 through 5:


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8 comments:

  1. Very pretty pale colours :)The pinks are my favourite

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  2. I always loved your swatch wheels and have always wondered where you get them from and what the different letter labels mean (R, S?)
    I want to start swatch wheels for my stash and if you could gve me any advice I would appreciate it so much.
    thanks so much, keep up the great blog

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  3. Oooh pretty! I have a soft spot for pale pinky shimmers. The first polish my mum let me use when I was little was a shade like these :) xxx

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  4. this is so pretty. I just want to sit here all day and stare at these nail wheels.

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  5. Thanks, everyone!

    love4lacquer, I buy these wheels from Transdesign, but I've heard of people finding similar ones on eBay (and some Sally Beauty stores carry a different style, too). The letters in the center are just a key for me to use to keep track of which wheel is which. I have a little notebook where I write down what colors I'm painting on the wheel and how many coats it take as I'm doing it, and the letter lets me match up the pictures and my notes to do an entry. (I also record the letter and number from the wheel in my stash spreadsheet, though I'm way behind in doing that.)

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