Sunday, May 22, 2011

American Apparel: African Violet, Hassid, Mount Royal, and Poppy

Oh man, so much fail. I finally decided to create my blogroll after having put it off for a long time. I added about 15 of my super-favourite blogs, and then, I hit "Back" instead of "Save" and it's all gone -.- LOL. I'll try again next weekend.

Anyway, on to the polish.

I picked these up a few weeks ago when that $10 off coupon was still active. I think I have all the AAs that I want, now! Yay!

American Apparel African Violet - When this group of new polishes came out (along with Army Jacket, Macarthur Park, etc.), I wanted to get this. But, holding it at AA, I said to myself "Man, this looks just like Funky Dunkey, and I rarely wear that" and put it back. Then, I had major regret ever since. So I bought it. (Wow, I should have wiped off the bottle before taking this pic LOL)


Comparison: American Apparel African Violet vs. OPI Funky Dunkey - and it's pretty much a dupe for the OPI, LOL. Well, it is more opaque than the OPI and a tiny bit redder, but otherwise... not a big difference. At least I had a coupon!


American Apparel Hassid - Yes, I bought a black that was not Wet n Wild :( This is quite shiny, but actually not as opaque as WnW. It needs two coats.


American Apparel Mount Royal - I don't know why I didn't get this before! I love it! Kind of blurpley!


American Apparel Poppy - I was blanking out on a fourth polish to get, until I remembered that Steph at Short n Chic had featured it back in March. So I grabbed it! It is a really loud colour, I like!

16 comments:

  1.  My favourites are Poppy and Mount Royal, really cute :)

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  2.  I absolutely love Poppy!!

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  3. oh, I definitely need Poppy!!! :) very cool!

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  4.  Poppy has been on my wishlist since seeing it on Short n Chic.  And now your photo makes me want it even more! These are all great colors. :)

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  5.  Poppy has been on my wishlist since seeing it on Short n Chic.  And now your photo makes me want it even more! These are all great colors. :)

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  6. Wow, AV and Poppy are absolutely gorgeous!

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  7.  These colours are amazing! I love how bright they are :D

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  8.  Thanks for the shout-out, lady!  Poppy looks truly divine on you :)

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  9.  Can you please do a tutorial or explain how you put your polish on so perfectly at the beginning of the nail beds? I'd appreciate it so much. Thank you. 

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  10. AA has some of the best polish out there.
    And on the blogroll thingy - it might be easier to "follow" the blogs you like (add the non-blogspot ones  in your blogger dashboard).  Then you can use the appropriate gadget in the design section and click the option to display blogs you follow.

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  11.  I guess I should try this, huh? I just follow a ton of blogs so I'm worried it'll flood the blogroll with non-nail blogs or ones I don't check as regularily as others. I'll have to try it out! Thanks :)

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  12. Hi Tracy,

    Try this tutorial: http://polishorperish.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-get-that-picture-perfect.html 

    (I posted this link in my recent post in case you don't come back to check comments!) 

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  13. :) Thanks for posting about it originally! :D

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  14. It's sooo bright! :D I love my AA polishes! 

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  15. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  16. poppy is gorgeous! too bad the owner of AA is a douche. hehehe

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