Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wheels T4 and U4: Dark Grey and Black Cremes

Some websites have gone dark today to protest the SOPA and PIPA acts being considered by the U.S. Congress. Some people are choosing to not use the internet at all today as part of that protest. I'm doing neither, because I don't think anyone from Congress reads this blog, and I suspect they'd be just as happy if I didn't get online and learn stuff about what they're doing. I have turned my background black as a symbolic gesture because I think the acts as proposed are a bad idea, and I don't think they're the best use of my government's time when the economy is still struggling and millions of people in this country don't have any health insurance. For intelligent words on the subject, read what John Scalzi has to say.

Nail Wheel Wednesday is observing SOPA Blackout Day by featuring dark grey to black cremes.

Nail wheel

1. American Apparel Factory Grey (2 coats)
2. Studio M Not So Subtle (2)
3. Joe Fresh Fog (2)
4. Pure Ice Kiss Me Here (3) [I don't get this name at all; kiss me here on this grey spot?]
5. Barielle U-Concrete Me (2)
6. Nailstation Dapple Grey (2)
7. Essence Surfer Babe Pointbreak (3)
8. Essence Denim Wanted Fivepocket Grey (3)
9. Diamond Cosmetics Matte Smoke (2)
10. Barry M Grey (2)
11. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Tailored Creme (5) [this has done that weird getting thinner with age thing]
12. Essence Colour & Go Movie Star (2)
13. GOSH Miss Grey (2)
14. Sephora by OPI Break A Leg-Warmer (3)
15. Ulta Smoke Screen (3)
16. Piggy Polish Grey-T (2)
17. Depend unknown (2)
18. Ulta Smoke Screen (3) [yeah, I really did put this on the wheel twice because I didn't realize the mini was the same as the full size soon enough]
19. Zoya Kelly (2)
20. CQ Eggplant (3) [if you see a real eggplant this color, do not eat it]

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 9:

10 through 15:

16 through 20:

Nail wheel

1. Ulta unknown (3 coats)
2. Nina Ultra Pro Never Glum Plum (3)
3. Essie Smokin' Hot (2)
4. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Grey Area (2)
5. Joe Fresh Eggplant (2) [again with the grey eggplants, yuck]
6. Ulta Professional Black Lace (2)
7. CHI Ferry to Lady Liberty (2)
8. OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees (3)
9. OPI unknown (2)
10. Ulta unknown (2)
11. Rimmel Lycra Wear 10 Black Satin (2)
12. Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Black Creme (2) [almost 1]
13. Revlon Lunar (2)
14. Wet 'n' Wild Fantasy Makers Black Creme (3)
15. Maybelline Colorama Black Magic (2)
16. Essie Licorice (4)
17. OPI unknown matte (2)
18. Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Lustrous (2)
19. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Jet Black (4) [this one was actually meant to be sheer, it was an early version of the idea later seen in Dior's Rock Coat or Essence's Rock Top Coat]
20. Orly Matte Vinyl (2)

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 9:

10 through 15:

16 through 20:


  1. Love the grays! I agree with you, the government has bigger problems to worry about.

  2. Wow...thats a lot of gray and black!

    Probably the first time I noticed so many colours so close together in colour in your wheels...I'm sure some of the the finishes are slightly different but some of them look awfully close on my monitor.

  3. A lot of them are so close!! I love the grays. I'm not really a black fan. Thanks for sharing ;0)

  4. I love grays and blacks. The more the better lol. I like that Smoke Matte #9 on the first wheel. So pretty.

  5. I love this wheel! blacks and greys are so pretty!

  6. I'm so with you on SOPA. I was planning on posting a message about it but couldn't figure out how. So, I got inspired by you and turn the background black too. Thanks for the idea :)

  7. Shoot, I'm having problems loading ths post, the pictures doesn't show up - I'll see if it's better tomorrow, g'nite :)

  8. I can't see pictures, too :-( I'll check again tomorrow, I love dark greys!

  9. I can't see the pictures
    I'll be back! hahaha

  10. Oh, gosh ::drools:: These are soo creamy and nice.
    I actually don't own any grays -_-

  11. Man, oh, man. If these are just your dark greys and blacks, I'd probably die if I saw your collection in it's entirety. Makes me want to buy, like, a zillion more polishes! : D

  12. Wowzers a load of greys! I love the number 9, the matte one!! Its soooo pretty! Now want to get a matte grey :D

  13. Love the greys ( it's the only one I see :( hopefully you hosting gets fixed) I like that you changed your background as support for SOPA awareness.

  14. WOW, now I can se the pictures - you have a LOT of dark grey and black cremes, my jaw is hanging on the keyboard LOL
    I do not know your award policy, but I hope you will accept my nomination of your blog for the Versalite Blogger Award. See the "how to's" here:

  15. My favourite black creme has to be American Apparel Hassid, I love that it needs just one coat.

  16. Oh Karen, I can´t believe you did visiting my blog, love yours so much, I´m big fan of your job!
    I´m so sorry I could´t swap with you, the shipping was quiet expensive for me, thanks for everything!

  17. my kind of wheel, my kind of colors... black is my first love :-D
    love every single of it *.*
    hope these laws won't pass :-(

  18. I only have 2 greys but they are light grey :)

  19. Love the way wheel looks! So many beautiful shades of gray!

  20. That is a lot of black and gray! And I thought I had quite a few :)


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