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The Browns

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Neutral Polishes

The Browns

Brown Nail Polish

The Browns

“The Browns” seemed like the most appropriate title, instead of saying the browns, coppers, neutrals, and other tannish shades.

Orly Rage

Orly Rage is a metallic version of a neutral.  It goes on smoothly and needs about two coats to be solid.  It reflects light in an amazing way, but not in an overwhelming, not really neutral way.  I only have it in a mini size, but if you find it out there in a large, I would grab it.

Complete Salon Manicure Cinnamon

I have two Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes that are practically identical.  To try to justify this, I will say that I got them both at the bargain bin for pennies and in reality, they look a lot different painted on than in the pictures.  At any rate, this one is Cinnamon.  This is a dark creme polish that is simply brown.  For lots of fall looks, this is perfect!  It also goes on really smoothly, so it is lovely to use.

Complete Salon Manicure Copper Penny

This glitter polish is one of my favorites, and I wish a picture could capture its beauty.  Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Copper Penny is made up of different sizes of circle glitter pieces that look exactly like a brand new penny.  The pieces spread evenly and apply smoothly, so this makes it a glitter polish that is actually nice to use.  I like it a lot in autumn, but it can be used to shine up lots of looks.

OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum

Again, pictures!   Why can’t I capture the real glory!?!  OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum is a flaky glitter polish that has gold, silver, and copper flakes.  It goes on fairly easily, with minimal pushing and shoving needed to make it even.  This is another go to in the fall, but the variety of colors in the flakes makes it very versatile.

Insta Dri Moracc-go

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Moracc-go is the exact same shade as a terra cotta pot.  It is basically opaque in one coat.  I picked this one up specifically for stamping in the fall, but have used it a couple of other times.  Insta Dri polishes work really nicely for stamping, if you are looking for alternatives to actual stamping polishes.

Complete Salon Manicure Branch Out

Here is the other Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure that I was talking about.  This one is Branch Out.  It is a little lighter, and has a tinge of copper sparkle to it.  It is a gorgeous polish to use on its own and for accents.  It goes on smoothly and two coats will cover you.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand is a neutral polish with silver sparkle.  One coat could work with this one, but two is best.  The sparkle gives it a nice kick out of the ordinary neutral nail.

Magnetic Kinetic Copper

I think the magnetic polishes are really cool, and this one is my favorite.  Sally Hansen Magnetic Kinetic Copper is truly copper colored.  You apply one coat, let it dry, then while the second coat is wet you hover the magnet over it.  It makes it swirl into light and dark curls that are to die for!  It is an easy manicure that looks like it was difficult and time consuming and will get you lots of compliments!

Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice

Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice is a dark brown that shimmers gold, rose, and maybe even a hint of green.  It is the perfect fall polish.  It does need about three coats to be completely opaque.  As far as the scent…yes, it really does smell, and the smell is very autumn.

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Copperhead

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Copperhead is copper polish that shines green.  In two coats it will be ready to wear.  The only thing that I am not a big fan of with this polish is the streaky look it tends to get…but a lot of polishes like this, with multiple shades, can seem to do that easily.

Piggy Polish Sand it Over

Finally, Piggy Polish Sand It Over is a neutral shade that leans toward the orange/yellow end of the spectrum.  It says “goes on toes” but I use it anywhere.  Like any neutral polish, it is easy to slap on when you aren’t sure what the week is going to hold.

Thanks for reading all about my browns!  Do you have any faves?

My Collection – The Yellows

Nail Polish Swatches

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Yellow Polish

The Yellows

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The Yellows

Yellow doesn’t seem to be a color that I have many of.  Even looking at the few I have, I have two neons and two pretty basic yellows.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t found a lot of yellow variety.  Who knows.  But, here’s what I have!

Zoya Piaf

Zoya Piaf is a muted yellow.  I like it because it isn’t really that sunshine WHOA!  But it isn’t grungy looking either.  It is a nice polish that shows up opaque in a couple coats.  It has little flecks of glitter in it and those flecks cause it to almost have a pearly sheen.  I have used this for looks all year long.  The muted effect makes it so versatile.

Insta Dri Sizzlin' SaffronSally Hansen Insta Dri Sizzlin’ Saffron is your basic yellow.  It goes on opaque in two coats.  If you are looking for that perfect primary yellow, I would suggest this one.  It also works very well for water marbeling.

LA Colors FlickerThis is a bright, neon yellow by LA Colors called Flicker.  On its own, you need about three coats to make it opaque.  I actually like to put down a white layer underneath, because it makes the neon pop right away.  I like this one a lot in the summer, and tried it once for a water marble, but I wasn’t really thrilled with it.  LA Colors can be found for $1, and they have an entire neon set.  If you are interested in experimenting with neons, these would be a great way to do it.

Xtreme Wear Copa BananaWhile this polish does have black in it, I chose to categorize it with the yellows.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Copa-Banana.  It is a jelly polish with black and yellow matte hex glitters.  I usually paint this over another color.  It can be a little difficult to work with, trying to spread out all of the pieces evenly.  The black and yellow work together nicely to add a little drama to a calmer look.

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick is another neon polish.  It has a bit of a greenish hue, like some really neon yellows get.  This one takes at least four coats to make opaque, and I also like to put white underneath it to help with that.  This is one that is cute in the summer, especially for an accent nail.

Piggy Polish Yellow TherePiggy Polish Yellow There! is a very pastel yellow.  In the picture and swatch, it looks more like a neutral shade, but in person, you can tell that it is yellow.  This one is an Easter and spring go to for me.  Because of the light shade, it does take a few coats to get it all the way opaque.

Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowSally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow is in between the Insta Dri and Piggy Polish above.  It is not as pale or as bold, just a pleasant yellow.  I love this one for water marbeling…it works every time.  I also like to use it when I am in the mood for something bright, but not shocking.

Those are my yellows.  Do you use any of these, or do you have one that I need to add?  Let me know.

Thanks for reading!

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