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Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010 Milani Gems Swatches....

Okay, so while I was at CVS, I saw that they were in the process of putting these out, so I gladly helped the SA with the unpacking, lol. Well I just learned I didn't grab the red one?!?!?!? Guess I'm going back. These are all sooo pretty, and I can say that it's the 1st collection in a loooong time, that I LOVE them all!!!

Here are the 6, out of 7, that I have

Silver Dazzle




Blue Flash (I'm not sure why my camera INSISTED on my hands being a very un-pretty shade of red, but the polish color is accurate)





Purple Gleam






Gold Glitz




Gems, which is a Lippman Happy Birthday dupe!!!





Gold, I LOVE these big hex glitters!! This was 2 THICK coats.




52 comments:

  1. I'm off to CVS now. These are awesome. I see it says One Coat Glitter on the bottle. Was it actually one coat for them? I saw the last one you said two thick coats, but how were the previous ones?

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  2. They were all 2 regular coats, for me, I tend to do thick coats in general, but the gold was XTRA thick, lol. The formula was great though.

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  3. omg, i need to go get these~~~~ :)

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  4. WOW- I guess I know what I will be buying on my next trip to CVS- these colors look amazing! I love Silver Dazzle and you are right, Gems is a great dupe for the Lippmann Happy Birthday! Great post!

    XO
    Jolene

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  5. You make them all look so gorgeous! I can never make polish look that beautiful on myself. However, I LOVE Gold Glitz. That warm toned gold would look so much better with my skintone than CG's 5 Golden Rings. Might have to get that one!

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  6. I just found your blog today and I have to say, I LOVE it! Your nails are so gorgeous and you come up with the most awesome creative ideas that look absolutely stunning!

    Oh, and you made these look so awesome that I MUST get them now :o)

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  7. Stumbled across your blog and I'm loving it! The Milani polishes look amazing, I wish I had access to them here in Australia ^^. Somehow, you make the polishes look even more awesome in your swatches :).

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  8. wow! these all are gorgeous and they look great on you! guess i'll be stalking my CVS til they put these out..

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  9. Awesome! What topcoat did you use? Oh, and I can't believe they're opaque at one coat when I swatched mine - crazy. But, like you, I'll probably do two for actual wear... Thanks :)

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  10. These are beautiful!!! I think I have to add them to my wishlist :D

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  11. So much fun seeing all these glitters together!! Thanks for the swatches! And thanks for having me on your blogroll!

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  12. I'm in love!
    Can't wait for the beauty product ban to be lifted on ebay, I'm getting these!!

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  13. Hi!

    Amazing blog you got there :D I love it!
    So I'm a new follower :)

    Maybe you can check out my blog as well, some time, and become a follower? I would like that :)

    http://tesjoesblog.blogspot.com

    Thanks :) And keep up the good work!

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  14. Thanks you guys!!! I do love these polishes!

    As for my tc, I use SV, Seche Vite, and I glob the stuff on, lol.

    Gabrielle....beauty product ban on eBay???? What???When???Why???

    Also a BIG thanks to all my new followers, I really do appreciate you guys, and am so happy you are enjoying my blog :P

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  15. Since you use SV... do you get crazy shrinkage from it?? All of my manicures look nice to begin with, but about a day later, the SV has caused all of the edges (especially the tip edge) to shrink in a bit (even when I "wrap" the tips!). I usually have to take my blog pics immediately after the manicure to avoid the "tipwear" look.

    Does this happen to you? Or how do you avoid it?

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  16. Goose, okay, are you ready, eeek, lol......I haven't had a mani on for longer than like 3 hours, lol. I change 3-5 times a day. Afte a few hours of a mani, I'm bored, and will *hangs head* peel it off, and go nekkid till I can do another. So I can't really answer your question properly, I'm sorry.

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  17. I'm headed to my local CVS today! :)

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  18. Oh I am so going to CVS after work tonight.. these are amazing

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  19. These are all soooo gorgeous! <3 Hope these will be available online... somewhere. And your nails and swatches are amazing!

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  20. These are so pretty! I'm lovin' the glitter ones. Must. go. to. CVS. soon :)

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  21. Just stumbled on your site...love it!! Thanks for the swatches. I just bought the gold FX, but how did you get this stuff off?

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  22. wow! love this collection, have to hunt it down!

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  23. wow, everything is really awsome :)))

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  24. Ah, Gems... I must get my hands on that one!

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  25. I have no words, this is so beautiful. The purple one.. omg.. i am drooling :)

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  26. If you end up going back for the red one, will you see if they have the chunky Gold FX and Gems?? I'll buy 'em from you or swap for 'em ;o)

    I drove all around town looking for them and couldn't find them ANYWHERE!

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  27. wow... i need these!

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  28. Thanks everyone!! If/when you get these, you will not be disappointed.

    Goose, I plan on going back on Monday to check for the red, because the only place I've found them is by my work, which is an hour away. I will be more than happy to grab them for you if they are still there. We can figure something out when I get them :P

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  29. Grace, sorry I forgot to answer you question in my previous response. For removal of glitters, you can do what is called the foil method. I learned about this on makeupalley. You take 100% acetone, and soak a cotton ball, place it over your nail, and wrap it in foil. The foil keeps the acetone from evaporating. You do this for all your fingers, and wait 5 minutes. After five minutes you apply pressure and drag the foil and cotton ball off your nail. This will remove ALL the glitter at once and very easily :P

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  30. Yes... it's been like that for a couple of weeks. I use eBay Canada, I don't know if it applies the the US eBay. Every time you click on a beauty product, you get this message "Unfortunately, access to this particular listing or item has been blocked due to a Paris commercial court decision that bans trade of certain authentic perfumes and cosmetic products on eBay because of French selective distribution laws. eBay is appealing this ruling but is nevertheless required to enforce it. We are blocking your viewing in an effort to comply with this court decision. Regrettably, in some cases, we may prevent users from accessing items that are not within the scope of the decision because of limitations on existing technology." ... bad :(

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  31. Oh Lawhd, Chloe, have mercy! I'm supposed to be shopping for my loved ones now - can't you make the pics a little less attractive so I'm not tempted?! :)

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  32. Gold looks so good, I wish they made a silver one.

    I think I might have to go and pick up Purple Gleam and the red one too!!!

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  33. Hi Chloe, I wanted to let you know that I ended up finding Gold and Gems today after my dog's obedience class, but thank you so much for offering to pick them up for me! I hope they still have the red for you! :o)

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  34. This is just an awesome collection, haven't seen this before anywhere and I follow ALOT of blogs. The Gold and the Gem's are wayyyyyy high up on my wishlist now!!!!!

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  35. Thanks everyone!

    Gabrielle, that is crazy!!! Hopefully all will be good soon. I would be one very unhappy camper if they did that to the US eBay.

    Goose, you're very welcome, I'm always happy to help a fellow polish addict, but I'm so happy you found them!

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  36. I love glitter polish but they're difficult to remove :(

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  37. I agree Hillary, but you can always do the 'Foil Method'. You soak a cotton ball in 100% acetone, place it on your nail, and then wrap the entire nail in foil. The foil prevents the acetone from evaporating. You do this for all your fingers. Then wait about 5 min, and with some pressure, pull the foil and cotton ball off. This works wonders!!

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  38. ARGH. I've been to three different CVS's and NONE of them have the Milani glitter polishes. -.-

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  39. I'm so sorry Cammy, that is sooo frustrating. I am having a giveaway soon and in it will be Gems!

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  40. I found these on Cherry Culture! Now I just have to decide which colors to get :-)

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  41. Just seeing these & OMG Wantsies! Not a hope in Ireland though. Ebay need to sort their shizz out!
    Lovely swatches btw. :)

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  42. i've come to find that Gems looks REALLY good over a dark blue, like essie's aruba blue or sally hansen's Blue it, the XL ones...

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  43. oh my everything's so beautiful!!!

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