I've come to depend on many incredible polish and beauty bloggers for swatches, recommendations, and inspiration. And really, swatches on a real person are the way to go--I know that I've bought a polish and when it gets here it looks very little like the photo. Many times, it does look better--I hope that's not beginner's luck ;)
Without further ado: Collection the First! (click on photos for a close up view!)
Colette, Kotori, Elke
Manhattan Mixer (lemon-lime sparkle), Charla (tropical blue glitter), Rica (tangerine glitter), Ivanka (mermaid glitter)
Fall/Winter Mattes: Dovima, Savita (more purple than blue), Veruschka, Harlow. Just a hint of shimmer.
Mod Mattes! Phoebe, Lolly, Mitzi--they have the *slightest* hint of a sparkle, more of a glow.
Black Shatter, Katy Perry Teenage Dream, Katy Perry Not Like the Movies (duochrome)
Orly FX Space Cadet (duochrome)
Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat--take ANY polish, add a coat and voila! Instant matte! LOVE!
I have oodles of nailpolishes coming soon, plus a few I salvaged from my "old collection". As you can see I am in love with glitter, sparkle, mattes and duochromes (change color depending on light). What are your favorites? Have a question about one of the colors I have? Ask away!