L.A. Colors Sea Siren

7:47 PM Laura 11 Comments

I'm going to try to get back on my daily posting schedule. I've been buying like a rabid addict lately and I can't really justify buying any more unless I start making a dent what I've acquired. There's just something about being on vacation that makes ludicrous spending seem so... acceptable.

Anywho, today I bring you a lovely dollar store find, so I don't feel too guilty about this one.

L.A. Colors Sea Siren

Okay, I just have to say that these pictures are a little off. In real life it's about a shade darker and just a touch more green. I wish I had Photoshop or some other way to color-correct pictures, but for now you're just going to have to change the colors WITH YOUR MIND.

Outside, no sun.

Outside, sorta sun.

Inside maybe I think.

Definitely inside.

Outside again. I think you can see the hidden shimmer in this shot if you cleeky cleeky cleeky on it. (I was saying that with a Russian accent, FYI)

And here you can definitely see the shimmer if you cleeky. Mm-mm-good, right?

One coat! *Breaks out the royal trumpets* This is awesome. For a dollar store? Really good stuff. The formula was great, obviously the opacity was of rock-your-socks-off quality, and it's a nice color. It wouldn't have stood out to me if I didn't notice the shimmer, which I wish was more prominent on the nail. Of course it wouldn't be hidden shimmer if it was easy to find.

I don't really like hidden shimmer. It's like that annoying kid you can NEVER FIND when playing hide and seek at a birthday party. Everybody else has been found and you're all just sitting around and this little twerp is being a complete loser and everybody's yelling "OKAY SERIOUSLY, IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE, YOU WIN OHMYGODPLEASEJUSTCOMEOUTALREADY!!!!!" because you want to eat pizza and cake already and this idiot thinks he's so cool since nobody can find him but really you're all secretly planning to TP his house and give him wedgies at school.

Yeah. No one likes that kid. So that's why I don't like hidden shimmer, because I have to bring my hand up really close to my face and move it all around and it makes me look dumb. So.

Anyway. I went to Rite-Aid today and left with this:

Borghese Stellar Notte, Jesse's Girl Firefly, a no-name City Colors (it's mint green with a slight golden shimmer), Oke-Doke Steal This Teal, Jesse's Girl Confetti, NYC Midnight Amethyst, and Scherer Chameleon Calypso.

About the last polish. There were two Calypsos left except they looked like completely different colors. One is just completely indescribable (is that a word?). It's a multichrome and flashes nice and rainbowy, I think the base color is kind of a metallic taupe. The other one was also a multichrome but didn't have the full rainbow and was a light purple. I got the awesome one, of course (do you expect anything less from me?) but the brush is really weird. It's like all dry and crusty. I'm not sure how this will affect application but the color was so unique I couldn't NOT get it.

All right, I'm done. I've noticed that I tend to talk a lot. Do you like my intelligent witticisms or would you prefer that I just shut up already?


  1. I don't mind that you talk a lot during your posts... cause it always leaves me cracking up. LLOL (literally laughing out loud)

  2. Woohoo! Thanks! That's good to hear because I don't know if I would be able to cut down on the amount of things I want to say, haha.

  3. Just so you know, Firefly is awesome. I want to layer it over everything, but I'm refraining until my no-buy is over.

  4. I'm so excited to use it! I'm really glad I saw it on some other blogs otherwise I would never have known it was so beautiful. You'll have to live vicariously through me. :)

  5. I lol'd forreal on the hide and seek kid part
    And this is a pretty color, despite the hiding sparkly stuff.

  6. I live to make people LOL. Yes, it is purty, except for the stupid hiding sparkle.

  7. Those...are pretty bottles.

  8. If I see Sea Siren in my dollar store, I'm totally buying it:-)

  9. @Stephefc: You definitely should. It's a lovely color.

    @Vintage: Indeed it is. Lazy me loves it.


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