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Beauty Blog Advent Calendar – Flakies and Opalescents

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?

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    • sarah

      I didn’t know Finger Paints made flakies! I’ll have to be on the lookout for them!

      God, Phyrra, you’re such an enabler, feeding my addictions like this! ;)

      • Phyrra

        I’m definitely an enabler in this :) Flakies are fun :)

    • http://manicuredslayer.blogspot.com ManicuredSlayer

      Hee I have so many of these! I am such a sucker for multichromes and flakies!

      I was wondering how the Finger Paints Flakies would look–they remind me a bit of the Nails Inc duos (ie The Donmar collection, etc). Still they ARE a great price….

      I just reviewed Orly’s Shining Star on my blog–it’s so lovely, and a pretty good dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Here Comes the Queen (from the Juicy Couture holiday collections). The DL has a bit more gold in it, the Orly is a little more sparse, but pretty much the same.

      I have the Ozotic and Peridot and they are different. And I have Clairvoyant (the identical twin of Unicorn Puke….I bought a unicorn sticker to put on my bottle lol).

      What a great set of swatches, thanks!!

      • Phyrra

        You need to swatch the Ozotic and Peridot next to each other for me, please?

    • lunableu

      I have all of these except the crackles, lol. You have excellent taste, my friend!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://www.lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com Lillian

      Oh wow those are all so beautiful, I NEED those Finger Paints flakies, I wonder how I can obtain them?

      • Phyrra

        Maybe do a cp with someone? Or evilbay?