Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Polish from First Swap

Tuesday again, girls.

And of course that means Twinsie Tuesday.  Today's challenge was a fun one: we had to post a polish from our first swap.  I was so excited!  About a year ago, I began swapping with Nory, my polish bestie and someone who I consider a close and dear friend (love ya, girly!).  She sent me my very first nail mail, which you can check out here.  While I haven't posted swatches of every one of those polishes (don't worry, Nory!  I've worn them all!!), I just had to go back to my absolutely favorite of the batch and the one that blew me away.  So pardon the reswatch, but here's Rimmel Violet Metal.

Violet Metal is a really interesting color.  A medium red-toned plum crelly, the polish flashes electric blue with the flick of the wrist.  If you look closely at the nail (or in this case, click the photo to maximize it), you can make out a blue shimmer that is so fine, it creates a magnificent glow, bordering on duochrome.  It's really just a fabulous, cool shade.

The application was pretty easy with its prowide wand.  The actual formula is a bit thin and this required three coats of opacity, although I could've done with a fourth since I wasn't loving the fact that the formula pooled a tad on the sides, leaving the middle of my nail more transparent.


All in all, a lovely way to start a swapping relationship, friendship, and Tuesday morning, no?

To see who my Twinsies first swapped with, click their links below.



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

37 comments :

  1. This is one of my all time favorite polishes!! Love it on you Amanda!

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  2. great polish! Rimmel has some real winners out there

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  3. Beautiful color, I love Rimmel

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  4. Love this! What a great first swap partner ;)

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  5. Aww I remember picking this up for you :)

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  6. Thanks! It really is something special :)

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  7. Just wish they would update their collections more...

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  8. Almost a year now...how crazy is that??

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  9. Wow, so pretty! I love seeing you and Nory commenting on each other's blogs. True besties! :)

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  10. Aw, thanks! I'm very lucky to have her as a friend :)

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  11. This is really beautiful!!! :D

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  12. I *love* this, Amanda! Actually really similar to the one I wore today, but the reddish undertone gives it an extra hit of gorgeousness. Nory has impeccable taste in polishes, doesn't she? ;)

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  13. Thanks, Ash! It surprised me how pretty it ended up looking the first time I swatched it.

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  14. I love that your first swap was with Nory AND that it featured a gorgeous purple! Very fitting. :) This polish really does have a beautiful glow to it!

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  15. Nory knew me well from the very first swap!

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  16. This is really lovely! I'm a big fan of the more unique Rimmel London colors.

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  17. I do as well...but like I said earlier in the comments, I just wish they'd put out more collections.

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  18. No kidding! I don't think they've had anything new in about 8 months!

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  19. This was the first Rimmel polish that I ever purchased. I don't know why, but I gave it to my mom and now I wish I still had it. lol I remember that I wore this color to a concert and had like all purple make up and other crazy stuff like that--it was a good concert. hehe

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  20. I love a polish with good memories :)

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  21. so sweet that polish bought you and Nory together. this is a beautiful purple.

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