Wednesday, April 27, 2011

OPP Day 2 - Strange Beautiful Cheap foundation and Verdigris

I have been dying to try Strange Beautiful nail polishes, but with all my money going to Cult Nails, I just haven't been able to. I love how the colors range from basic to unusual and the fact that they are all cremes. I admit, my favorite type of polish is a creme polish! The horror - I know! But it's true. If it is smooth and shiny and a brilliant color, I am in love!

Anyway when I saw this polish up for swap at our recent blogger meetup, I acted all cool, but was really drooling inside! I couldn't wait to try it!!! The down side is that I am extremely particular about the storage of my polish and don't like it stored sideways or upside down. So how do I store this? Yikes! It still bugs me!

Strange Beautiful Cheap foundation and Verdigris

First I tried Cheap Foundation. The formula on this was amazing. Loved it. The color on the other hand, bleh - it did not work for me at all! I have an olive skin tone, so I think this just didn't mesh with that. I bet this would look really cool on someone with pale skin.
Direct sunlight
In-direct sunlight

I then flipped it over and tried Verdigris. Again amazing formula and the color! Gah! Loved it! The perfect creme polish!
Direct sunlight
In-Direct sunlight
Unfortunately this did nothing to squelch my desire for Strange Beautiful polishes. I wish I could get some more! But not just because I am a competitive sort, I think Cult Nails cremes is on par with Strange Beautiful, so that is a good enough consolation prize for me. Well maybe not, I definitely want more from this brand! HA!

6 comments:

  1. I don't like the storage of these either. I have the same one. The blue is gorgeous on you. Looks like you are changing your nail shape. Are you trying to go back to squoval nails?

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  2. omg that really does look like cheap foundation! it looks like you dipped your nails into some covergirl circa 1995

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  3. I haven't tried any of the Strange Beautiful polishes, but I think that the storage would drive me absolutely bonkers! That Verdigris does look amazing on you!

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  4. @rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued)Good to know I'm not alone. Well I was going to go back to squoval because the pointed tips were getting out of control. But I am finding that I am missing that shape. Who knew! I may have to file them back, I guess I wasn't as sick of that shape as I thought! oops!

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  5. @ScandalousThats what I was thinking! I think I may have had this color in foundation once upon a time! lol

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  6. @Original_WackyThey make some that are in regular bottles too. The polish quality is amazing, so I am thinking of grabbing a few in the regular bottles now.

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