Category: Vintage Polish Friday

China Glaze Channelesque – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze Channelesque – #vintagepolishfriday

When I first started collecting nail polish, China Glaze was one of the first brands that I focused on. I knew that it would be hard to get some of the more sought after shades like those from the OMG Collection, so I searched out other colors that I came across on makeupalley. Do you guys remember when Sephora by OPI put out Metro Chic? It was pretty much impossible to get for a while, and then I saw people talking about how similar it was to China Glaze Channelesque. Well, that is when it went on my list, and I started looking for it at my beauty supply stores. Imagine my surprise when one day I found multiple bottles in some forgotten corner at one of my favorite beauty supply stores. Let me show you some swatches because I talk more about this polish. Continue reading “China Glaze Channelesque – #vintagepolishfriday”

Orly Satin Finesse – #vintagepolishfriday

Orly Satin Finesse – #vintagepolishfriday

What a busy week this has turned out to be! I took an extra day off this week since I had planned a bunch off Easter stuff with my nephews this weekend, but I’m still tired even though I had a short work week. One of the new things that I am planning to start is getting my butt to the gym. You don’t know how long I have put off going to the gym, but I am going to force myself to take the first step. Physically, I have been feeling terrible for a long time, but it seems like my close brush with death last year did not sufficiently motivate me. Seriously…what will it take? I guess that I am just tired of feeling bad and it’s depressing that feeling terrible is my normal. Anywho, I hope that this is my first step to a better me. As for today’s Vintage Polish Friday, I have another beautiful sating finish polish to share with you: Orly Satin Finesse. Let’s take a look at some swatches. Continue reading “Orly Satin Finesse – #vintagepolishfriday”

China Glaze Xpress-Ahh! – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze Xpress-Ahh! – #vintagepolishfriday

I don’t think that I have ever been a fan of a simple brown color for my nails. The closest I ever came to it was when I became obsessed with Tom Ford Bitter Bitch strictly because of the name. Do you remember when I wrote up my April Fool’s post regarding this polish? Oh boy, that was pretty funny especially the comments. Feel free to check it out here. Now, the reason why I’m talking about brown polish is because I have an interesting polish for Vintage Polish Friday that just happens to be brown: China Glaze Xpress-Ahh! Let me show you what I did with it below. Continue reading “China Glaze Xpress-Ahh! – #vintagepolishfriday”

Orly Uniquely Satin – #vintagepolishfriday

Orly Uniquely Satin – #vintagepolishfriday

When I first started being a serious polish hoarder collector, one of my favorite things was finding beauty supply stores that are off the beaten path. Luckily, the area where I live is full of independent beauty supply stores and I quickly learned the ins and outs of these stores. A handful of them have closed and opened since I started collecting, so I ventured out further, even driving 2+hrs in search of the next great beauty supply. I have found a few that have new products as well as plentiful stock of old and discontinued polishes. In the last year, I had a lot of things going on that sucked the interest in nail polish out of me. Luckily, as you can see by my consistent posting, I’m back on track and hope to  visit some of these polish stores soon. During one of my outings, I discovered a bunch of old Orly polishes, one of them being Orly Uniquely Satin. Let me show you some swatches below before I tell you about the polish. Continue reading “Orly Uniquely Satin – #vintagepolishfriday”

OPI Man Of La Mancha – #vintagepolishfriday

OPI Man Of La Mancha – #vintagepolishfriday

I am super excited about the polish that I have for you today. I know that I say that a lot, but you will understand once you see it in all its glowy glory. Last week I showed you OPI Movin’ Out from the 2003 Holiday On Broadway Collection and today I have another beauty from the same collection. A couple of weeks ago, I saw Jessica from Be Happy and Buy Polish use OPI Man Of La Mancha in her mani, and I knew that it had to be mine. Are you ready to see what I did with it? Continue reading “OPI Man Of La Mancha – #vintagepolishfriday”

OPI Movin’ Out – #vintagepolishfriday

OPI Movin’ Out – #vintagepolishfriday

Woooooo do I have a pretty polish for you today! I’ve had this bottle in my melmers for a while now and just hadn’t been inspired to use it. Sometimes when you purchase something that has been on your wish list, you don’t even want to use it for fear of running out which is a real concern with older polishes that are no longer available. I actually purchased OPI Movin’ Out for a fairly reasonable price on Ebay. I don’t remember the exact price but I know it was under $15. Out of the 8 polishes in the 2003 OPI Holiday on Broadway Collection, I think this is one of my absolute favorites. I would love to get the rest of the polishes, but realistically I will probably only end up with Man of La Mancha and La Boheme since I don’t want to pay a small fortune for the others–especially the silver and gold holos. Anyway, let me show you this pretty. I layered it over two different polishes to show you how different it can look depending on your base color. Onto the swatches!

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China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday

Hello dear readers, and welcome to another installment of Vintage Polish Friday. I was looking through my melmers trying to decide what polish to use for today, and I really wanted to use one of the many China Glaze Classic Chromes that I picked up a few years ago. I feel very lucky that I seem to have access to a lot of dusties, but I haven’t been to any in a while. When I found these, I picked up quite a few bottles as well as some Aroma Café polishes. I get so excited when I find fun old polishes like these. Unfortunately, sometimes the formula isn’t exactly nice when the polish is this old. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday”

OPI Blue Moon Lagoon – #vintagepolishfriday

OPI Blue Moon Lagoon – #vintagepolishfriday

Woo hoo! Friday is here again. I love having a short week, especially when the weekend is upon us again. I have a bunch of polishes that I need to swatch so I’ll be pretty busy this weekend. I plan to wake up early on Saturday to get a head start and hopefully I’ll be done swatching, editing and writing up posts by that evening. I know we all say it, but swatching and reviewing is so time consuming! This past weekend I did a bit of organizing and I took out a few polishes that I wanted to feature for Vintage Polish Friday. If you enjoy seeing these posts, I would love it if you would join me by posting your vintage polish manis on Instagram using the hashtag #vintagepolishfriday so that I can see and repost them. The vintage polish that I have for you today is OPI Blue Moon Lagoon. Continue reading “OPI Blue Moon Lagoon – #vintagepolishfriday”

China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday

Woot, woot! Friday is here again, and I’m gearing up to have a major lazyfest this weekend since I have 4 days off. Do you have any exciting plans this weekend? Since I will have a couple of extra days, I’m going to do some dusty hunting. Now that I’m committed to doing #vintagepolishfriday on the regular, I want to have a pretty decent stash of oldies. Today I’m going to show you a China Glaze In The Mood polish that I found at one of my dusties. The In The Mood line was allegedly released in 2001, and it’s pretty hard to find reliable information online. The only information that seems somewhat legit is that which I found here. Unfortunately, my bottle did not have a name and it appears that they used to have a sticker on the back of the bottle with the name of the polish. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday”

China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday

Happy Friday! I’m so glad the weekend is almost upon us so I can veg a little, and maybe work on organizing my melmers. I don’t know what to do about my nail polish storage situation, so I guess that’s the reason why I have been shopping my stash lately. Although I see plenty of pretty new polishes being released on a weekly basis, I cringe at the idea of trying to find the space to store the steady stream of polishes that I get. One thing that I haven’t been able to stop doing is checking out destashes and evilbay for old discontinued polishes. Because of this, I wanted to resume doing something: Vintage Polish Friday. Continue reading “China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday”