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by Dain

These are some of my favorite nailpolishes, at the moment. From left to right, China Glaze Unpredictable, Lippmann Ray of Light, Chanel Ballerina with Butter London Tart With a Heart, China Glaze Sea Spray, Zoya Toni, and Chanel Dragon. I haven't swatched all of them, what with the incidental sunshine of November, but you can find far better on dedicated nail blogs, anyhow.

China Glaze Sea Spray is pretty much my kind of color, any time of the year, but here it's been jazzed by layering Sephora X Chaotic just at the tips.

It's the color of the moment, that vampy half-red, half-plum shade known as 'oxblood'. Zoya Toni is my favorite incarnation. Some days old, if you'll excuse the gap.

A glitter gradient using Butter London's Tart With a Heart on top of Chanel Ballerina, the ole reliable sheer milky pink. Unlike a traditional French, the more randomized the pattern, the better.

Of the bunch, China Glaze Unpredictable is easily the favorite. In some lights, it'll pick up some of that yellow-blue duochrome you see in the bottle, but most of the time it's a flatter glass fleck in the most pleasing wintergreen. It tends to be brush-strokey, however, and quite fragile, quick to shatter into chips.

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