What A Lime-a Bean!

I have to admit something – every time I see a shade of Lime for nail polish, I usually snatch it off the shelves immediately. So as I was looking over my purchases for the past couple of months, I realized I have started to collect nearly every darn shade of it! What a lima bean I am! 🙂 I figured I’d share my findings and let y’all know which shades are out there and how much they go for!

To compare, I have (left to right) NYX Nail Polish in (73) Lime, OCC in Wasabi, and L’Oreal in (932) Shocking Green


And in real life:

The L’Oreal Pro polish has a shimmer to it that I couldn’t capture on photo for the life of me.

NYX Nail Polish in (73) Lime ($2.99) – the perfect shade for me – has more yellow than OCC
OCC in Wasabi ($8), – a cute vibrant color – has more green than NYX
and L’Oreal Pro in (932) Shocking Green ($4.99) – has way more green than the others, and also has shimmer

Do you like this color? Which is your fave?

On a side note, I am totally rocking the NYX on my toesies with a purple french pedi twist with a Zorro like design on one toe (I kept trying to do something creative and it was all a FAIL…)


and the close up:


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Less vs Luxe – Dupe Guide?

After much needed inbox cleanup, I found a possible dupe guide. TotalBeauty.com wrote an article about Less vs. Luxe lip products (that I may have to test out for meself in the future), but I saw it as a dupe guide where they just tell ya which cheapie is like which wallet buster.

Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Fire, $28.50
Styli-Style Hipstick in Happy, $8.49

Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Only Beige, $26.50
Napoleon Perdis NP Set Lipstick in Washington, $15

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm, $20
Flirt! Tint-a-Licious Lip Sheer in Lover, $10

Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in Plum, $25
CoverGirl TruShine Lip Color in Plum Shine, $5.66

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $14
Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing Lip Sheers in Ruby Bliss, $8.99

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur in Pure Coral, $29
CoverGirl Amazemint Lip Gloss in Freedom of Peach, $5.79

Cle de Peau Lip Gloss in No. 11, $47
L’Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Bloom, $8.96

Lipstick Queen Sinner Pink, $18
CoverGirl Incredifull Lipcolor in Warm & Rosy, $6.99

Nars Lipstick in Kiss, $24
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Velvet Kiss, $9.99

Lancome Juicy Tubes Sparkling Night in Sky Diamond, $18
Mark Juice Gems in Juicy Cherry Pop, $6