Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wheel I1: Copper Shimmers

Today's Nail Wheel Wednesday is a companion to what I called dark orange shimmers before. I went with "copper" this time, but it's the same color range, pretty much. Some of these would be at home on a burgundy or wine or berry or brown wheel, too, but if I waited to swatch until I had everything perfectly sorted, I'd never swatch.

Nail wheel

(all 2 coats unless otherwise noted)

1. Maybelline Colorama Penny for Your Thoughts (3 coats)
2. Sally Hansen New Lengths Elemental (3)
3. Borghese Amaretto Fig
4. OPI Copper Mountain Copper [re-issue]
5. Milani Hot Flash (3)
6. NARS Saratoga (3)
7. Sally Hansen New Lengths Blackberry Wine Frost (3)
8. Sally Hansen New Lengths Amber Beads Creme [I'm guessing "Amber Beads Subtle Shimmer" wouldn't fit on the label]
9. Maybelline Colorama Burgundy Blaze
10. Zoya Kym
11. OPI That's an El of a Color
12. Orly Rockin' Rocket [or is it Rockette? My bottle says "Rocket" but "Rockette" makes more sense in a Christmas collection]
13. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Plumberry Frost [very subtle shimmer]
14. Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Hibiscus
15. Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Lily
16. Jesse's Girl Riff-Raff
17. Maybelline Express Finish Night Affair [this really needs a top coat]
18. Sally Girl Gotta Have It
19. Revlon Street Wear Ruined
20. S-he 439

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

16 through 20:

Because shimmers vary, I've got detail pics, too.

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I think next week I need to do a multi-color glitter or holo wheel to break up all these same hued ones even though I have plenty more oranges to swatch (and yellows, and pink/red shimmers, etc., etc.)


  1. I'd love to see a glitter wheel!

  2. I am excited to see the glitters for next week! I like all these colors too! =)

  3. When I saw the bottle pics, I didn't think I'd like these, but on the nail wheel, those are some gorgeous shades!

  4. I always love your colour wheel posts, so many pretty colours to look at :D

  5. such a pretty autumn canvas! Perfect for me at the moment as we're just coming into that weather in Australia. x

  6. I love the copper shimmers, they make a nice change to browns/neutrals, but are still acceptable for work :) Topshop copper coated is my favourite copper/brown for the flakies :) x

  7. heheheh my favourite is the shimmery ones. Do you have any glitter wheel to show?

  8. Thanks, ladies!

    There will definitely be glitter this coming week. If you want to get warmed up for that, you can look up the only other time I posted a glitter wheel:

    Wheel N


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