Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Smelly grapes

Long time no write. I'm so deep into this Swedish fall shit that inspiration is almost gone. I'd rather just watch Battlestar Galactica and eat chocolate than struggle with an impossible lighting situation and trying to edit crappy photos, but here's a manicure I'm actually wearing right now, that I'm sooo in love with. Check out Revlon Grape Fizz!




This last photo is weirdly lit, but I decided to publish it anyway. It has a mixture of daylight and tungsten lightbulb lightning that for some reason brings out the duochrome depth in a desirable, yet crappy, way. All these photos were shot with my DSLR, because trying with the compact is no use when polishes contain that magenta element. (Conversion from RAW format to JPG causes loss of magenta too, but less than straight shooting directly to a JPG file.)

This is two coats of the rather sheer but glassfleck packed Grape Fizz, over equally many coats of Essence Rock It, Baby!, which turned out to have duochrome properties as well (but I took no photos of it alone because it was late at night). Grape Fizz is one or two years old, but ebay is your friend, and I was lucky to find it very cheap there. Oh, and it's scented. Not that I favorize polishes that are, but it's worth mentioning, if you're prone to feelings of nausea.

Sometimes I forget how much I love purple nail polish, but then I wear it and I fall in love all over again. I can't take this off because it's just too pretty and the wear has been fantastic - I'll give OPI Bond Aid and my new topcoat the credit for this. This particular topcoat is called Hong Kong Girl, but I want to test drive it a little more thoroughly before I can fully recommend it. But the surface is still flawless after almost 48 hours, which is good for someone who does more household work than she'd like.

Grape Fizz was purchased with own funds.
Rock It, Baby! was a personal gift.

Swedish word of the day:
vindruva -noun grape
Actually used to grow in Sweden too, about 1000 years ago...

18 comments:

  1. Ah, i purchased this beauty when i was in Malta, but still haven't got around to actually wear it! Now you reminded me i should do that in the nearest future...does it really smell of grapes, by the way? Because this was partially the reason why i bought it in the first place :D

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    1. Yes, it does! Well, not actual grapes, but the artificial variety that you'll find in candy, sorta. :)

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  2. Ah förstår dig med höstskiten.. Allt känns så jävla trist och meningslöst. Vår - nu tack!

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  3. I have Grape Fizz in my collection too but haven't tried it yet. Can you still smell it underneath a top coat? It's very pretty! I have more purple than any other color in my collection and need to wear it more often!

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    1. Actually, yes! The topcoat I'm using is very strong smelling, but after it dried I could still smell the grape scent from underneath. Don't know how long it lasted though, I doubt it was still there the morning after application.

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  4. I do like these photos! The polish is divine!

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  5. This looks lovely on your nails! So dreamy!!

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  6. These pics are fabulous. *piles on a warm fuzzy blanky for your BSG watching and choco-eating*

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    1. You know, I DID watch BSG and I DID have chocolate (in cake form). Under a blanket! :D

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  7. I am not a big Revlon fan but I did get turned on to the Fizz toppers from summer 2011. I use Pina Colada a lot..and I have Grape Fizz but I never put it over anything that made it come out looking like this - you are going to have me pawing through my stash to see what I have in a metallic, duochromy kind of royal purple now to put GF over it!!!

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  8. Wow, this is beautiful!!

    ♥♥♥

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  9. What are you talking about bad photos? These are beautiful!

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  10. Inte riktigt lika fint som PF dårå, men jag dreglar fortfarande!

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  11. Jättesnyggt! Ett av få Revlon doftlack som jag inte lagt vantarna på ännu. Måste nog börja kika efter Essence-lacket också..

    En helt annan sak. Jag googlade just efter en OPI-swatch och fick upp en bild av dina naglar. Gött tänkte jag, Feline har swatchat denna, undrar vad hon tyckte. Så jag klickade på bilden och hamnade här:
    http://www.weloveshopping.com/template/e3/showproduct1.php?pid=19175000&shopid=207369

    Jag vet inte hur mycket du bryr dig om bildstöld men jag ville i alla fall visa dig. Jäkla sätt! :-(

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  12. Riktigt snyggt! Älskar din header ^^

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  13. Great post title! Vindruvel, nice word!

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