Sippin’ Champagne and Doing My Nails

With the holidays being over, it’s sort of anti-climatical to look at polish colors that have ‘holiday’ names.  But, if I just look at the color and go with my mood, I can deal with that. 

And, if you can’t wait to see what’s up and happenin’ for the spring, check out Vampy Varnish’s blog.  She reviewed some very spring-y colors from Dashing Diva.

When I saw the Barielle display at Ulta, I pushed everyone aside including a 10 year old quietly strolled over to it and got my grubby hands on picked up 2 colors to try out.

Here’s one of them…

‘Jess’ Champagne Toast’ got more brownie points other than just being a fun purple: they used the possessive following two ‘S’ correctly. 

It took 3 coats to get the color depth on the nail to match what was in the bottle.  I love the color in the bottle so much, I was prepared to do as many coats as necessary to achieve it.  I did put on one coat of Seche Clear, then a coat of China Glaze’s ‘Fast Forward Top Coat, then finally, Seche Vite.

A silvery purple with lots of shimmer, it also has pink micro-glitter as well.  This was a fine polish to use.  Performs easily and dries fairly fast too.  If you haven’t read my spin on purple being pink’s cousin, twice removed, you’ll understand why Libby’s Vanity has a ‘thing’ about purples. 

Do you think ‘Jess’ Champagne Toast’ would suit you?  Do you know who your cousin, twice-removed, is?

  • Oh! This polish looks so great on you. When I saw it at Ulta, I didn't think it'd flatter my skin the way it does for you!

  • Very pretty! I haven't spent much time looking at the Barielle display at Ulta because it's shoved at the bottom of a display rack. I think I need to pay more attention to it.

  • @Mimi I think that's why I liked it and like purples. It's one color, no matter, looks good on me.

    @Megan This display was shoved at the bottom too. What's up with that? You'd think something new they'd give it a better position.

  • This is such a great color! I understand why you “quietly strolled over to it!” 🙂

  • Such a gorgeous color! 😀

  • Hee–I snatched this one up, too. 🙂 Very pretty on you!

  • @Peach I'm sorry, was it YOU I shoved out of my way? ;p I hope you can get one too.

    @Cernia you can say that again!

    @KarenD I bet it looks good on you too. I'll look forward to your posting on it.

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  • Wowww this is such a lovely color!!!
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  • @Rakhshanda I already do! 🙂

  • Interesting, I got to bottle color in two coats…but they might have been a lil thick. 🙂
    I don't understand why it photographs as if the texture is bumpy..it's not!
    This is, most definitely, a favorite of 2010 for me.