Autumn Spam

I’ve decided to occasionally post a bit of nail spam when I’ve been wearing polishes that don’t necessarily need their own post.  And since autumn has arrived (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), I have been powering through my autumn-esque polishes… so, spam post it is!

 

First up is Purplexed, from Cover Girl’s old ‘3-in-1 Step’ line. The polish has a purple base, with multichrome action that flashes purple, green, and gold.  Though it is a bit sheer, it applies smoothly and evenly.

On its own, at two coats, the polish is pretty but not spectacular:

Cover Girl Purplexed

 

One coat of Purplexed over black? Much better!  The purple really pops when layered:

Cover Girl Purplexed

 

 

Next is Foxy, from China Glaze’s Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen collection.  China Glaze describes Foxy as a “burgundy frost with shimmer”, though it certainly doesn’t come across as a traditional frost on the nail.  There is a little burgundy there, but it’s mostly a deep orange-red with copper shimmer.

The formula is great; the polish flows smoothly on the nail and is opaque in two coats.

China Glaze Foxy

 

Here you can see more of the orange and the copper shimmer, though the latter is mainly visible in the bottle.

China Glaze Foxy

 

 

Finally, there’s Idyllic, a multichrome from CQ. The polish flashes rust, bronze, and purple… it’s like autumn in a bottle.  Unlike Purplexed, Idyllic is opaque and has a strong shift with just two coats.  Dark ‘undies’ not required.

Two coats:

CQ  Idyllic

 

One coat of Idyllic over two coats of Foxy:

CQ  Idyllic

 

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