Monday, November 9, 2009

Display Wheel Swatches

This may not be exactly the same as swatches on real fingernails, but believe it or not display wheels are a very good way to accurately swatch your colors. Using the wheels to swatch also saves time, nail polish, and your cuticles from the damage of several uses of polish remover when doing multiple swatches at once. I will probably still work on getting "real" swatches done when I have the time to do them, but for now I will be doing wheel swatches only due to the fact that it's so much easier and faster while still being accurate. I use the clear wheels with 18 tips on them which are available for purchase at head2toebeauty.com.

The first photo of each wheel shows the colors as photographed in natural light (shade) with no flash or exposure compensation. The second photo is in natural light (shade) with -1 exposure compensation and fill-flash. As always, be aware that while I have done my best at providing color-accurate photos due to the variances in computer monitors the colors may not be completely accurate when you view these photos.

Colors listed are in order from 1 to 18.

Wheel 1


1. Bath & Body Works nail polish; there is no name or number on the bottle - 3 coats
2. Sally Hansen Nail Prisms  "Ruby Diamond" - 2 coats
3. Sally Hansen Nail Prisms  "Coral Amber" - 3 coats
4. sally Hansen Nail Prisms  "Diamond" - 2 coats
5. Sally Hansen Fire Opal  "Royal Opal" - 2 coats
6. Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect  "Milan" - 2 coats
7. Wet 'N Wild Rock Solid  "Sparkling Diamonds- 3 coats
8. Milani  "Foxy Lady" - 2 coats
9. Milani  "Glitzy Glam" - 2 coats
10. Milani  "Orange Burst" - 3 coats
11. Milani "Black Magic" - 3 coats
12. Revlon Liquid Crystals  "Crystal Chic" - 3 coats
13. Maybelline Colorama Top Coat  "Give Me The Chills" - 2 coats
14. Maybelline Colorama Top Coat  "Frosty Pink" - 2 coats
15. Milani "Black Magic" - 3 coats + Maybelline Colorama Top Coat "Frosty Pink" - 2 coats
16. China Glaze "TMI" - 3 coats
17. China Glaze "Spin Me Round" - 3 coats
18. China Glaze "It's My Turn" - 3 coats
Wheel 2


1. LA Girl "Hot Pink" - 4 coats
2. Petites "Black Amethyst" - 4 coats
3. Petites "Peach Orchid" - 3 coats
4. Nicole by OPI "Virtuous Violet" - 3 coats
5. Nicole by OPI "Enchantress" - 3 coats
6. OPI "Yule Love This Silver" Glitter Top Coat - 2 coats
7. OPI "Sugar Plum Yum" Glitter Top Coat - 4 coats
8. OPI "Cabernet For The Lady" - 2 coats
9. OPI "Thoroughly Modern Millie" - 3 coats
10. China Glaze "For Audrey" - 2 coats
11. China Glaze "Ruby Pumps" - 3 coats
12. China Glaze "Unplugged" - 2 coats
13. Finger Paints "Psychedelic Pop" - 2 coats
14. Finger Paints "Gossamer White" - 3 coats
15. Finger Paints "Pink Imagination" - 2 coats
16. Finger Paints "Art Lofty Toffee" - 2 coats
17. Finger Paints "Caramel Cape" - 2 coats
18. Finger Paints "Wine Wristlet" - 3 coats
Wheel 3
 1. Rimmel "Princess Pink" - 3 coats
2. Rimmel "Sunny Side" - 3 coats
3. Rimmel "Stop Traffic" - 3 coats
4. Rimmel "Hard Edged" - 3 coats
5. Pure Ice "Iris" - 3 coats
6. Pure Ice "Iced Orchid" - 3 coats
7. Pure Ice "Heartbreaker" - 3 coats
8. Pure Ice "Busted" - 3 coats
9. Pure ice "Spitfire" - 3 coats
10. Cover Girl "Be My Honey" - 2 coats
11. Zoya "Zara" - 2 coats
12. Zoya "Lulu" - 4 coats
13. Zoya "Felicity" - 3 coats
14. Maybelline Express Finish "Teal Appeal" - 3 coats
15. Maybelline Express Finish "Brownie Points" - 2 coats
16. Revlon Glimmer Gloss "Strawberry Sizzle" - 3 coats
17. Revlon Glimmer Gloss "Grapefruit Glimmer" - 4 coats
18. Avon ColorLast "Baby Blue Frost" - 4 coats
Wheel 4

1. Avon ColorLast "Lemon Ice" - 3 coats
2. Sally Hansen Chrome "Chrome Crystal" - 2 coats
3. Lacura # 104 - 2 coats
4. Theon's # 5 - 3 coats
5. Bon Bon's no name or number - 3 coats
6. Bon Bon's no name or color - 3 coats
7. Wet 'N Wild Precious Metals "14K" - 3 coats
8. Wet 'N Wild Precious Metals "Lilac Metal" - 2 coats
9. Professional Solutions no name or number - 4 coats
10. Petites "Bronze Baby" - 2 coats
11. Maybelline Express Finish "Scene Steeler" - 2 coats
12. Maybelline Express Finish "Finish Berry Best" - 2 coats
13. Pure Ice "Celestial" - 2 coats
14. Pure Ice "Silver Mercedes" - 1 coat
15. Pure Ice "Envy" - 2 coats
16. Zoya "Meadow" - 2 coats
17. Zoya "Piper" - 3 coats
18. Zoya "Deidra" - 2 coats


comments powered by Disqus