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NYC Jacaranda Flower

NYC Jacaranda Flower coverAlmost always the first polish I try from any collection is the purple polish. My addiction to nail polish started because of purple polish. But for some reason Jacaranda Flower got lost in the mix when I received the NYC City Samba collection.

Jacaranda Flower is a medium blue based purple creme. The color, though not particularly unique, is gorgeous. Unfortunately the formula is a bit fussy. I used 4 coats in my swatches. FOUR COATS. Oh my gosh, y’all. I don’t have the patience to apply four coats of a creme finish polish.

Overall I have enjoyed the City Samba collection. Jacaranda Flower is just not up to par with the rest of the collection.

Under the jump you will find swatches of Jacaranda Flower. Make sure to check out the related posts for reviews on some of the awesome polishes from this collection!


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Crabtree & Evelyn Black Tulip

Crabtree & Evelyn Black Tulip cover I introduce you to the reason I had to try Crabtree & Evelyn nail polishes; Black Tulip. I saw the promo image for this polish and HAD to have it. I was persistent and I’m glad I was. Black Tulip did not disappoint! Crabtree & Evelyn’s description of Black Tulip is truly a work of […] Continue reading →

Barielle Paradise in the Tropics

Barielle Paradise in the Tropics cover Y’all. It is so hot! I know it’s August. And I live in the South. BUT IT’S SO HOT! Thanks to the weather my brief foray into fall polishes has come to a halt. Paradise in the Tropics is from the Barielle summer 2014 The Keys collection. I love this collection because there is so […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Lullaby of Broadway

deborah lippmann Lullaby of Broadway cover Broadway and deborah lippmann go hand in hand in the nail polish world. She did a mini set based on Wicked so I was hardly shocked to learn the name of this polish was Lullaby of Broadway. From the fall 2014 New York Marquee collection, Lullaby of Broadway is what deborah lippmann is calling a […] Continue reading →

OPI How Great Is Your Dane?

OPI How Great is Your Dane cover How Great is Your Dane? No, seriously. How great is it? OPI kills me with some of their polish names! This one happens to amuse me. Greatly. Anyway. Back to serious nail polish business. For fall 2014 OPI released their Nordic collection. OPI’s location based collections are always my favorites from them but the promo […] Continue reading →

Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi

Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi cover Ok, let me just say, I ordered this polish assuming I would hate it. But I found the color to be so fascinating I just had to try it. Entirely irrational but so is my entire obsession with nail polish so I think we can let this slide. Maybe? Anyway. Je Ne Sais Quoi is […] Continue reading →

Essie Fall In Line

Essie Fall In Line cover I am really enjoying Essie’s fall 2014 Dress to Kilt collection. The colors are gorgeous and super wearable and make me wish it wasn’t so hot outside! Despite the weather, I’m still having a good time wearing fall shades. Fall In Line is what Essie calls an enigmatic jade. I don’t know about calling a […] Continue reading →

Easy Nautical Inspired Manicure

Sally Hansen Madame X, butter LONDON Royal Navy & butter LONDON Lucy in the Sky bottles Every summer my obsession with all things nautical comes roaring back. This summer has been no different. And it hasn’t helped that I picked up a navy and white stripped dress from GAP that I can’t seem to stop wearing! Anyway. Every Thursday during the summer there is an after work event in uptown called […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann I’ll Take Manhattan

deborah lippmann I'll Take Manhattan cover Interestingly enough, as I sit here writing this post I am watching an episode of Manhattan. A completely different Manhattan as the tv show is about the Manhattan Project but Manhattan none the less. If you haven’t been watching the show I highly recommend it. Not only is it well done the story line and […] Continue reading →