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Monday, November 8, 2010

$1 well spent!

Hi Kids!
Goodness- is this purple polish amazingly glow-y and gorgeous- or what?
This is just what I needed after the very cool toned, Avon Olive Green mani from last week.

A couple of weeks ago, I hauled 8 FCC lacquers from a dollar store. At a dollar each, I wasn't expecting much from the polishes. Honestly, I was only after the pretty gold toned, filigree encased, bottles, and am truly surprised with the quality of these lacquers. I wouldn't call them outstanding, or anything like that...but they are good.

Although not a dupe, FCC 21 is very similar to Claire's Magic...same formula, same blurple base, but he shimmers differ. FCC 21 has a finer, more prominent and warmer shimmer that glows twice as hard as Magic's. The color of the shimmer pigment differs as well. FCC 21's plum shimmer pulls more magenta.
It's very, very pretty with my skin tone. What I like most about FCC 21 is the chameleon like properties it has. The color changes it makes under different lighting conditions is quite amazing. It certainly had a lot of people thinking I was in a constant flux of changing my nail polish all weekend.

My camera did a decent job at bringing out all the color facets of FCC 21...






















I'll be removing this today, and am not sure what color I want to wear!
I'm *really* itching to get back to 'nadding.

20 comments:

Megan Harmeyer said...

That is a gorgeous purple!!  An absolute score for a buck!

Chaosbutterfly said...

I'm almost drooling here...so gorgeous!

my leetle nails said...

it's a very pretty purple but I can't wait to see some more konads from you!

twister said...

Gorgeous color. Very very pretty purple. And for $1 not bad at all

l0verlada said...

Wow, that is freaking beautiful. I've never heard of this brand but I kinda wish I had so I could pick this up.

nail crazy said...

<span>That's a really good buy :) </span>

makeupgirl21 said...

That's a beautiful purple.  Really does look lovely on you.

Beauty Addict said...

That's what I call a bargain! I LOVE the bottle!!

Dre said...

gorgeous!

thriszha said...

love it on u..sometimes its really nice to try some polish brand..we also have those kind of polish here in Manila and we call it "china polish"

ainos2 said...

Unknown brands don't get enough love. I for one, get tired of seeing the same collections swatched over and over again.

While unknown/off brands won't win any popularity contests, when I get to see one or swatch one myself, it's a lot like a window being opened in a stuffy room- a much needed breath of fresh air.

It's unfortunate that these types of polishes are not widely accessable. I had a huge lemming for FCC polishes (the bottles) when Mary of Body and Soul made her post about them here and here. Because of the random distribution of the FCCs, I did not think there was ever a chance in hell to get them.

Jackie S. said...

Lordie, is this HOT or what?!  Wow! So pretty, I'll be hunting these bottle down at my local DT :)

nihrida said...

So pretty! I knew it reminds me of something, but I wasn't sure. Magic...yeah. It sure looks like it! =)

Anonymous said...

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Saori said...

Ah so so so beautiful !! For me who is a big fan of purple, I can made differently to find this one gorgeous !!!

MissMidnightBlue said...

this color GLOWS!  Its so shiny!  And so pretty!

pkbmum said...

Wow weeeee....  What a lovely colour.  I love the price and bottle, just gorgeous through and through. x

Eli said...

very pretty purple!

Zara Petkovic said...

I love it! And for one dollar, even better.

Anonymous said...

I am so totally lemming those bottles and polishes!!!  I keep having my poor long suffering family who are still in the USA check all the DTs for miles around to try to find me some.  I wants em! :D