Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wheel F3: Turquoise Shimmers

I needed a counterpoint to all the pink and red I've seen this week (I've also eaten some of it, like the pink candy coated pretzels at work), so Nail Wheel Wednesday is turquoise today. Keep your eye out for the Charladupes!

Nail wheel

1. OPI Sonic Bloom (3 coats)
2. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Bold Frost (4) [not nearly as frosty as others from this era]
3. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blizzard Blue (3)
4. Sinful Love Nails (3)
5. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy (3) [dries to a satin finish]
6. OPI Azure for Sure (3)
7. Wet 'n' Wild Craze Kauai (3)
8. MAC Blue Tips (3)
9. Maybelline Express Finish Turquoise Glimmer (2)
10. Essence Multi Dimension Blue Lagoon (2)
11. Maybelline Colorama Turquoise Seas (2)
12. Wet 'n' Wild Craze Teal or No Teal (3)
13. Sally Hansen HD Hi Definition Spectrum (3)
14. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear unknown (2) [leans a little more teal than the others; maybe I have a full size of this on another wheel]
15. Jesse's Girl Glee (2)
16. Essence Colour & Go Choose Me (2)
17. Orly Halley's Comet (2)
18. OPI Catch Me in Your Net (2)
19. Zoya Charla (2)
20. Wet 'n' Wild Fastdry Teal of Fortune (2)


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11 through 14:


15 through 20:


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22 comments:

  1. I find I'm drawn to certain colors and unwittingly buy different brands of similar colors only to realize it much later. These turquoise-y colors are one of my favorites. I have many of the same polishes. I love blues, greens, and purples. And other colors, too!

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  2. I bought Zoya Charla a while ago but haven't used it yet. Thanks for reminding me!

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  3. That's a lot of Charla dupes! I only have the Essence and the WnW ... among all of yours, which one is your favorite? :)

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    1. Rach, I think the Orly is the one I'd be least likely to give up, followed closely by Charla herself.

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    2. Thanks Karen! I've been waffling on that Orly for so long, I might have to take the plunge. :)

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  4. I've got the OPI and Essence dupes for Charla, but I prefer wearing them over black. Also OPI Sonic Boom looks so gorgeous in the bottle. Is it a very old polish?

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    1. Viktorija, I believe it's an older polish, but I haven't had it too long. I found it in a nail supply store. I do see it for sale now on Amazon at regular retail, so I'm thinking it's not super rare.

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  5. OPI sonic bloom is gorgeous, Thanks for this post, I feel slightly over 'pinked' this week too x

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  6. You are right, it's nice with something blue after all the pinks and reds, thanks for sharing :)

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  7. It is very cool to see all these blues together!

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  8. have to LOL at the Charla dupes.. I only have the Jesse's Girl version, but it is worth having various back ups of!

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  9. Charla and her army of dupes :D I love these nail wheel posts and bottle-shots. You have quite a fabulous collection!

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  10. Love wheel posts! I'm especially happy when I see a swatch I adore, to scroll to the name and number and discover I already have it!

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  11. Wow you've got so many wonderful blues. Adore the last ones.

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  12. I love this
    OPI sonic bloom looks so awesome!!

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  13. lol, so this is a recovering post ;-D
    love the turquoise color, but it just looks bad with my ten, so i don't wear it often :-(

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  14. Wow look at all these beautiful polishes!! Love this wheel :D It is nice to see something besides reds and pinks this week haha

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  15. I love OPI Sonic Bloom! It just seems to glow.

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  16. Blues, teals, and turquoises are my faves! Awesome swatches:)

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)