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CONFESSION: A little polish goes a long way

November 17, 2009 by pam

I was having a really bad day. A solid 9 on the Bad Day Richter Scale.

I got inside the car, ready to bawl my eyes out, when I saw a colorful bag in the backseat. It was from Tatin Yang, makeup artist slash writer slash gadget addict. She was recently in Hong Kong for a makeup fair and because she knows how crazy I am about polish, she brought home some goodies for me.

At the fair they previewed OPI’s special Hong Kong line which will be part of their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. These bottles are to be released February next year and because they wouldn’t sell Tatin any, she did the best next thing – she brought home the brochures.

At the fair they previewed OPI’s special Hong Kong line which will be part of their Spring/Summer 2010 collection. These bottles are to be released February next year and because they wouldn’t sell Tatin any, she did the best next thing – she brought home the brochures.

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The Hong Kong Collection has me drooling. Let’s take a closer look.

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Bling Dynasty (“A char-”ming” gold that shimmers and glimmers”), Red My Fortune Cookie (“And this rich red is in my future”), Hot & Spicy (“A sizzling coral that’s a kung pao wow!”), Dim Sum Plum (“A berry delectable delicacy”)

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Jade is the New Black (“The vibrant green is the new fashion vibe”), Suzi Says Feng Shui (A serene cobalt blue to balance your yin yang), A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find (“But you’ve found it – in this zesty red-orange!”), Lucky Lucky Lavender (“Be pretty and prosperous in this luscious light purple”).

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Meet Me On The Star Ferry (“A Kowloon-lit, moonlit violet”), Panda-monium Pink (“Lend a panda a hand-a in this uproarious light pink”), Pearl of Wisdom (“Smart girls choose this lustrous pearl shade”), Chop-sticking to My Story (I mean it- “pick up” this warm caramel shade)

I am especially excited about Jade is the New Black, A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find and Chop-sticking to My Story. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Rustans will bring these colors in.

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The bag Tatin sent also included a wrapped package.

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Inside was an OPI button which she also got from the fair.

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And a Peach Juice AvoJuice Skin Quencher from OPI.

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And the best part of the lot, a bottle of Tony Moly Party Lover Nail Enamel. (Photo taken without flash.)

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This is my first bottle of Tony Moly. Tony Moly is a Korean brand. I’d love to link to their website but it seems to have malware problems. I found bottles on Ebay and they have some interesting colors which I will try to hunt down. (Photo taken with flash.)

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Tony Moly calls this shade Deep Sea Green. I call it blue green and it reminds me of my favorite crayon color when I was a kid.

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(Photo taken without flash.) Application was easy considering that one, I suck at applying polish and two, I did this inside a moving car. I needed to do three coats for opacity.

I always thought I would never be able to rock green polish but Tatin proved me wrong.

I love this color and I’ve been carrying the bottle around because I’m waiting for the chance to get a proper manicure and pedicure.

Thanks Tatin, OPI and Tony Moly for brightening up my crappy day.


1 Comment »

  1. laRRRky says:

    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

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