Sunrise Sensation 3 coats
Sunrise sensation is fabulous! I though that it would be a boring peach sheer polish - but it is a pearl- shimmer with a subtle golden flash. This is on the top of my list to re-wear when we get some sunshine.
Alot of these older Color-Rama polish's have a great formula, they don't smell gross and they apply well and dry fast! All my photos are indoors, I actually like doing these "swatch-a-thons", I did run out of cotton ballz before I could get to all of the polish's I picked up in my USA 2010 Haul, but I hope to do another "swatch-a-thon" this weekend!
Up first; a few photo's of 'the Spritzers', these are jelly-ish polish's that have sparse glass flecks in them. They are sheer, and need almost 5 coats for opacity. I will be trying out the syrup manicure that Nouvea cheap posted about a few days ago & check out Polish Insomniac's syrup Mani, too. Besides layering, this is a cool way to deal with too-sheer-for-me polish's
Cherry Spritzer - 3 coats
L-R ...... Peach Daiquiri, Orange Spritzer, Berry Spritzer. All 3 or more coats!
Orange Spritzer - 4 coats
Berry Spritzer - 3 coats
I have recently seen this polish below; Cool Blues, on another blog. It is a neat frosty translucent blue, with holographic micro-glitter as well as some glass flecks thrown in. I layered it over black on my middle nail, and think if I wear this as a full manicure I will layer it over a similar shade to the base colour of Cool Blues~ It is a little too sheer for me.
Cool Blues 3 coats - Middle nail 1 coat layered over black
This polish is very sheer, it has a nice icy purple base colour to it = which is nice I don't think I have a sheer polish in this color family for layering so its not a total write off.
Lilac Freeze - Top - 2 coats layered over black, bottom, 3 coats ( this is super-duper-Sheer )
Does anyone know the real name of this polish = It's number is 107. I layered this over Sally Hansen Chrome in Aqua-Marine, as it is somewhat sheer on it's own. I think at 4 to 5 thin coats this polish would be the bottle shade - but i didn't feel like doing 5 coats. I love those chrome polish's - They are fabulous a s a base for layering♥
NO Name # 107; 2 coats layered over Sally Hansen Chrome in Aquamarine
This is a nice glow-ey blue....
Blueberry Surprise, 3 coats with TC
Coco-Motion ( lol ) is an interesting colour. It is brown, but a hint purple-ness shows up in some lighting. There is sparse micro-shimmer and chunky bits of shimmer in this as well.
Coco-motion (lol), 3 coats ~ NO tc
Candy Apple and Apple Martini are very appealing to me. THAT was not a cheesy pun - I really liked these colours. The formula was fabulous and they dried very fast. I have worn candy apple twice on my nails, layering over it in the p.m. and once on my toes...... Its a bright peppy colour.
Fuchsia Fiesta has a subtle blue flash. It is extremely sheer and needed almost 5 coats for opacity.
Candy Apple - 2 coats w/TC
Apple Martini - 2 coats w/TC
Fuchsia fiesta - 3 coats w/TC
Grape crush is a basic run of the mill purple.....although I do not own a shade of polish even close to it. Just when I think I have every purple I need.......
Grape Crush 3 coats with TC
The finish of this polish is very similar to coco-motion. Although it is sheer, and likely needs to be layered it redeems itself by having a nice base colour and sparse chunks of shimmer.
Grape Spritzer 3 coats no TC (above and below)
- weird lighting to show chunks of shimmer -
These next 2 polish's are what I would say are boring work appropriate shades. Gold-lights is a lovely soft gold, while Spin Around Brown is a neutral buff shade with sparse chunky copper glass flecks.
Gold lights - 3 coats, no TC
Spin Around Brown ( lol ) 2 coats no TC
Spin around Brown is a pretty shade with sparse gold-ish copper-ish flakes
Raspberry Sorbet is a BRIGHT cheerful fuchsia polish that surprisingly only needed 3 coats.
Raspberry Sorbet 3 coats
Mwah-ha-ha The names of some of these Color-Rama polish's are adorable. Tickle-me-pink is a sheer pink.At 3 coats, there is a tone of bare spots.
Tickle me Pink - 3 coats