Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Regional Polish

Good morning, girls.  It's Twinsie Tuesday!

Today's challenge was to swatch a regional polish.  Given that group is comprised of mostly Americans and two Canadians, I know that a lot of us had to think about what polish would be considered regional.

Luckily for me, I knew exactly which brand I'd choose: Mattese Elite.  Sold exclusively (I think?) at Ricky's -- a New York City specialty makeup and costume store -- I always appreciated ME marketing.  My all-time favorite collection was their tongue in cheek take on one of New York's most famous syndicates, the Mob.

Cosa Nostra Mob Collection is a jumble of dark, cool autumnal shades that had a very Gotham-esque feel.  While I don't condone what the Mafia does in any shape or form, I am an unabashed fan of The Sopranos and Mob Wives...and grey polishes.  

Consigliere, named after the title given to the second in command of a mafia family, is a pure elephant grey, with strong blue undertones and a really shiny finish; in fact, the swatches below were taken without any top coat.  This creme applied really well, more thick than watery, it covered well in two to three coats.  I like my polishes super opaque so this is 3 coats.  



While this paleness of Consigliere made my skin look somewhat red, I really like how delicate it looks on.  This polish makes me crave the fall when I can whip out my myriad of greys and neutrals, wear a plethora of layers, and be done with this infernal heat wave that's been racking New York.

Wondering what other regional polishes are out there?  Check out the other Twinsies links below.



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Srsly Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame

42 comments :

  1. I think I need to plan a trip into NY just to go polish shopping. I mean, im close enough so there's really no good excuse not to, right? ;) love this!

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  2. This is gorgeous!  Love it! :)

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  3. I haven't been to Ricky's in ages - I need to check out this line! So is it spendy? 

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  4. I went to NYC last summer and completely fell in love with Ricky's. There was one by my apartment and I went every chance I got :D

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  5. What  a pretty shade!  I don't have any ME polishes!

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  6. This is so pretty! Very cool that it's only sold at that one place.

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  7. If only I could get my hands on this!! 

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  8. I love this! I have been wanting to try ME for a while, so I was really happy when I scored the one from your blog sale :O)

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  9. Ohh definitely a lovely color! It's so soft looking. I like Summer, but I'm looking forward to Fall too :)

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  10. I love ME! Their polishes are very cool and I love the application as well!

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  11. I don't know what's stopping you!  Just a hop, skip, and jump!

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  12. They typically run for about $5.99 and always buy one, get one half off.  But different stores have random clearance sales where they sell a whole collection for 99 cents each.  So I bought about a million MEs the other day and spent $4 in total for polishes from 2011-2012 collections.

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  13. It's addictive, isn't it?  I used to just hang out in them when I was waiting for class.  There's also one on my boyfriend's block...it's dangerous.

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  14. Let me know if you ever want and I can pick some up for you!

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  15. It's good and it's bad.  I like the exclusivity but hate that it's not super accessible.

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  16. Let me know if you ever need ME and I can pick some up for you, too!

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  17. That's from the same collection :)  Glad you have a chance to try these out for yourself!

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  18. It's super soft, like a cashmere sweater.  Just cozy.  I love colors like that.

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  19. I love them too!  I always get so excited when the new collections come out!  Sadly, they don't come out as regularly as the other brands so it's always a surprise.

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  20. What a gorgeous grey! I *love* The Sopranos, one of my fav shows!

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  21. Ah. This is pretty to look at.

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  22. This is so lovely! My brother brought me a few MEs from NYC and I LOVE THEM!

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  23. They really are great polishes! Plus, the 99 cent sales with the buy one get one free are AMAZING. Happens a lot, fortunately :)

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  24. Soooo... It'd be easy for you to grab some for a friend?? ;)

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  25. Lol. Yup, let me know which ones you want or if you'd like me to just be on the lookout for the 99 cent sales.

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  26. Anything you can grab cheap would be awesome. I love all colors and finishes. :) I'll swap ya for some Studio M's, if you want.

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  27. Sounds like a plan. Let's bring this convo offline. I'll stop by Ricky's today to pick some of goods since they were clearing out fast when I looked this weekend. I'll email you as soon as I come back.

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