Monday, 31 October 2011

L.A. Girl Rock Star Collection

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Hey lovely ladies,

Today was a bit flat out and I didn't manage to water marble my nails. Instead I have swatches of my LA Girl Rock Star polishes I got from Cherry Culture a few months ago.

These guys came out in 2009.

Groupie - sunlight

Groupie - indoors
 Groupie - is purple duochrome shimmer along the lines of OPI Ink. - Colour-wise it is predominantly a grape purple with shimmer that shifts between pink and blue (just like OPI Grape...Set...Match. but without the foil like finish). The formula is on the thin side and it needs 3 coats to reach opacity.

Punk - sunlight

Punk - sunlight

Punk - sunlight
 Punk is a blue version of  Groupie. It has a dark blue base (reminds me a little of airforce blue) with shimmer particles that shift between teal and blurple. Again, the formula is thin so it needs 3 coats but it is so worth it! This was my surprise favourite. Punk is like China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic with a different finish! I don't know about you but I love these shimmery flat glitter like particle polishes. I'm sure there's a better name for the finish but either way I prefer it to a straight shimmer. Maybe it's a "sparkly shimmer"?

Party Animal - indoors

Party Animal - sunlight
 Party Animal is a vampy dark, deep maroon creme with sparse, fine silver glitter. This shade is to die for too - and I don't gravitate towards the vampy shades.The only issue I had with this formula was it's tendency towards cuticle drag, so give it a while between coats. I found 2 to be sufficient.

Rock Star - sunlight

Rock Star - indoors
 Rock Star is just as the name promises. A glossy black creme with irregular sized fine glitter flecks that flash pink, purple & gold. I think my photos manage to capture the colour of the glitter correctly. My brush on this one was wonky so application wasn't the best but I think it was just a luck of the draw type thing. I think I used 3 coats here but if I recall correctly, 2 was opaque.

I'm really happy with the polishes (not always the norm, especially when I order online) I chose from the collection as a whole. Not one let me down and I know I'll wear them all. The only downside is that they have a fairly long dry/setting time (especially the 3 coaters) so I recommend a quick dry top coat or drying drops.
 Did I mention what a bargain these guys are too? Only US$2.50 a piece! Gotta love a bargain :)

Fingers crossed I have time to attempt the water marble tomorrow!



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