Today’s beauty blog advent calendar features flakes and opalescents. From left to right I have Ozotic 507 (not a flakey, but a multi-chrome) – Orly Twilight – Orly Shining Star – Finger Paints Flecked – Finger Paints Motley – Cult Nails Unicorn Puke (also known as Clairvoyant, and I suspect it is similar to Finger Paints Twisted) – Sephora OPI Blasted Opalescent Gold – Sephora OPI Blasted Opalescent. All of these colors are swatched in one coat, on top of one coat of Orly Liquid Vinyl.


To me, Opalescent Gold looks more like a pink-tinged copper that sometimes looks a bit aged. Opalescent is an awesome magenta/fuchsia pink. 507 is supposed to be similar to Chanel Peridot, only with a stronger multi-chrome effect. To me 507 has gold, green and deep blue around the edges. I need to try it on Illamasqua Phallic. Twilight is way prettier than I expected when swatch. It reminds me of a starry night with the moon hidden by the clouds. Shining Star has pretty flecks of gold and copper. Flecked is green and blue with hints of teal. Motley is a much stronger blue and teal shade. Unicorn Puke, as you know, is made of win with all of its gorgeous flecks of red and gold and green.

What are your favorite colors? Do you see any here that you like?