Friday, July 20, 2012

Alphabet Challenge: C is for Chelsea and D is for The Donmar by Nails Inc - Swatches and Review

The lovely Gosia from Life In Color started a nail challenge that I am so exited to join! Check out her post HERE for all the details and rules, but in a nutshell, we will be posting our polishes in alphabetical order by color name.  You can combine polishes like I did today :)
I used The Donmar Collection that I bought at Sephora, though sadly it looks like it is no longer available.
The set includes Chelsea, a plum black and The Donmar, a "red" and green flakie.  I saw green for sure, but also yellow and orange. I didn't see any red, but I love it as is! Red and green would be fun for the holidays, though.
I started with 2 coats of Chelsea. The first coat was plum black, but after the second coat, it was pretty much just black.  The formula was very smooth and easy to work with.
Then I layered one coat of The Donmar over top. LOVE!
Here you can see the lovely green glow.
And, here the amber tones come out a bit more.
You can click any of the photos to enlarge them.
Love it! Obviously I don't stick strictly to seasonal colors, but I do see myself reaching for this pair much more often in the Fall and Winter.

Check out what the other participants did for this challenge! Want to join in the fun? You can jump in anytime! Just let me or one of the other ladies know so we can add you to the list and link to your blog.


  1. Gorgeous! And I love dark colors in summer, they're so refreshing.

  2. Hey, your pics look exactly like in the add!! Well, they actually look prettier and longer, but the effect is as beautiful as promised!!!

  3. oh my gosh, I totally forgot I have this!!! I LOOOOVE flakies!! It looks so good on you!!!

  4. FLAKIESS!! Yes!! I have this and the old vic one. I got one on clearence and one full price... lol I love nails inc so much it not even funny.


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