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Good morning!

Today I have two polishes I picked up from Urban Outfitters. I love that place but I only go there maybe every other year since the nearest location is in Tualatin. (I do go to the Portland area frequently but I'm usually headed to the Roseland Theatre or the Crystal Ballroom for a concert.) Anyway, let me show you my two new pretties.

First up is Matte Purple 3:

 Index and middle are three coats
Ring and pinkie are two coats
taken in what passes for sunlight in Oregon in November

Taken in natural indoor light
The bottle is super sexy, no?

Let's talk formula: It's a little thin and has to be applied carefully or it will be streaky. Dry time is good but not nearly as good as Orly mattes.
The color: This is not purple. This is pink. I guess I can see how it fits into the lightest part of the purple spectrum but that's a bit of a stretch. This is a pink I can bear but let's be honest, I'm going to be layering this.

The bottle: I love, love the square design. The matte colors have a frosted glass bottle. The cap has a slightly rubberized feel and I'm certain it can be taken off like the Butter London polishes to reach a smaller handle for better control. I had no issues with the square cap so no biggie for me.

The brush: Small. Was not splayed, uneven or bent. Just small. 

Which now brings me to my favorite of the two.

Green 11

All are three coats, no base or top

Green 11 is a creme with a jelly finish. Three coats is still a wee bit sheer. This is more teal/turquoise than green and is somewhat similar to Orly Green with Envy. This applied nicely and dried fairly quick but it's nowhere near as nice as Orly. 

Both of these polishes sell for $5 at Urban Outfitters so they're quite affordable. I got mine on sale 2 for $8. They have a nice color selection online but in store, not as much. I kept running over reds, pinks and an unbearably baby poop mustardy brown. I could've have picked more purples that I did see and liked but I was banking some of my money for my trip to Ulta.

That does it for now. I'm off to tackle some chores. Bleargh. Have a lovely day!


  1. Pretty colors! Seems like a lot of the clothing stores are coming out cosmetics or nail polish.

  2. I love Matte Purple 3! I own 2 UA polishes, too, I haven't tried them yet!


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