Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Greetings Blogosphere!

I figured I should probably introduce myself here before delving into any future posts. If you're at all like me, then you may be curious about the person writing the posts, their background, etc. If you're not at all like me in this regard, feel free to disregard this ramble-y post :)

My name is Meg. I'm a 23 year old recent (well, I guess it's been almost two years, woops) college grad born and raised in Los Angeles. I work a (what I like to think) big-girl job (read: entry-level) and am trying to find my place in this crazy world (just like everyone else, probably!).  I have been a lurker, commenter, and admirer of the internet beauty community for almost four years now (I stumbled upon the Youtube beauty community in Fall of 2008, and quickly discovered blogs after that). I have followed tons of other blogs (Nouveau CheapScrangie, and of course, the mother of all beauty blogs, Temptalia, and many more). Since then, I have hemmed and hawed over the prospect of creating my own blog. I'm sure this blog will be beauty-focused, but it may include, from time-time, tidbits about other things. But who doesn't love tidbits?! ;)

I finally decided to jump into it during a recent Hautelook shopping spree. Bodyography was being featured and had some neat looking polishes. I began clicking through and Google-Imaging the ones that looked interesting, but had no luck finding any pictures. I finally decided to purchase a polish solely on the name (sadly, I've been guilty of that a few times..)- Prague. I'm part (distantly) Czech, so I was drawn to it, and the fact that it was an interesting, murky purple didn't hurt.

I was very pleasantly surprised when this little guy knocked my socks off. 

I paid $4 on Hautelook, but I believe that it retails for $8.50 on the Bodyography website.

This went on my nails like BUTTER. Although my pictures are after two coats, one coat could easily deliver desired opacity.



It's a very difficult color to describe...almost grape/wine-y, mauve/taupey even. It retains that level of murkiness that keeps it from looking too "Grandma-y" and pretty on-trend. I went through my stash and couldn't find an exact dupe, though I have some that come close. If anyone is interested, I'd gladly show a comparison.

Then there's the brush. I am normally a fan of the wider, flatter brushes, but this brush gave me no trouble. Here it is compared to China Glaze's (second from the top) and OPI's (last from the top):


The 3-free element of polishes is really important to me. Bodyography's appear to be 3-free, which is awesome.

(Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimeltic Anhydride, Copolymor, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Propyl Acetate, Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone)

Wear on this polish appears to be about average- 2-3 days before noticeable chipping.

I definitely would be interested in seeing what else this line has to offer, as I'm quite impressed with this polish.

Prague and other shades by Bodyography are available here.

Disclaimer: No products were provided for consideration, nor am I receiving any type of compensation for this post. This post contains no affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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