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Monday, August 6, 2012

Anise Fall 2012 Urban Angel Collection Review & Swatches

Hi everyone!
I've been suuuper behind on posts lately, but I managed to complete today's post!

I recently received the 12 piece Fall 2012 Urban Angel Collection from Anise. As with most collections, there's quite a bit to cover, so let's jump into it!

First up, Wild Cat. It's a metallic copper that's opaque after 2 coats. This is definitely a work appropriate color and IMO, would look great on any skin tone. 

Snakeskin Deep is a grey/taupe with a metallic/shimmer finish. This is definitely one of my favorites from this collection and I can't wait to rock it this Fall! This was 2 easy coats.

Smouldering Eyes is an interesting shade. In the bottle, it looks like a combination of grey meets a dusty lavender, but on the nail, it's more of a grey/blue. A tricky one, I tell ya! Nonetheless, I couldn't find anything similar in my stash. This had a very thin consistency but was still opaque after 2 coats.

Smokeshow is a muted grey mixed with hints of iridescent green/teal shimmers. Anise has done such a great job creating colors, that it's actually giving me a hard time trying to describe each color! ;) This was 2 coats. 

Lux Leather is a grey meets blue/teal with a metallic finish. This was 2 coats and had effortless application.

Money to Burn is a jewel toned mermaid, turquoise green with gold veining. It shows up quite darker on the nail than in the bottle, which I liked. In certain angles, the gold becomes more apparent. This was 2 easy coats, but I'm sure one would have done the job if I were more careful. Another one of my favorites from this collection.

Total Temptress is a smokey mauve infused with magenta, purple, and gold shimmers. Another beauty from this collection only requiring 2 coats for opacity. Total Temptress is a must have for me!

I spy is a smokey purple grey that dries to a creme finish. The formula on this was on the thicker side of the spectrum, but managed to become opaque and smooth after 2 coats.

Touch of Seduction - the one name I can truly describe this color would have to be purple yam, or ube, if you're Filipino! Touch of Seduction has golden shimmers that reflects beautifully in the sun. This was two coats and is another must have for me!

Some Kind of Kiss is a gorgeous, vampy purple. If you've been a long time reader of this blog, you know that I absolutely adore deep purples and this is no exception! It's beautiful, glossy, and perfect after 2 coats! Yes, it's another must have and I also cannot wait to wear this color! 

Wee Hours is a royal blurple packed with blue and violet shimmers. This is one of those colors you need to see in person; it's stunning! This was 2 coats and rounded off my top picks from this collection.

Lastly, Is This Love? Unfortunately not. You all know I'm not a huge fan of deep wine/berry shades and this was no exception. I will give it this, it applied very smoothly and was opaque after 2 coats.


-High Quality
- Easy application
- Great formula
- Great fall inspired shades
- Glossy
- Maximum of two coats.
- Consists of metallics, shimmers, and cremes

- I Spy has a thicker formula than the rest
- Is this Love was my least favorite 

Each bottle is 15 ml - 0.5 fl. oz

Anise nail polishes are sold in many salons especially in the Florida area, but are readily available at DSW shoe stores all around the country. 

Anise nail polishes retail for $6.00 each, but if your purchase them at DSW, there is always an ongoing promotion of Buy 1 get 1 50% off. Two for the price of one, SCORE! ;)

 I love what they stand by:
"We do not mass sell our collections and every color every season “sells out” completely---we do not warehouse our colors. We feel that it is important to always deliver the freshest + latest nail lacquers to our loyal shoppers..once “sold out”…gone."

"We never have and never will use such chemicals. To us, the word “toxic” means only one thing. It is bad for a woman’s health."

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Which colors have caught your attention?! What are your thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

A sample of these products were provided for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.


  1. Such a great collection!!
    I love all the colors 0.0

  2. We have DSW here in TExas,but I have never seen them stock nail polsih.The two I like the most are Wee Hours and Touch of Seduction.

  3. Ooooo I very much like Total Temptress! What an awesome collection, so many shades!

  4. These colors are BEAUTIFUL! Very appropriate for fall, and I think it's so interesting that they sell them "fresh" so to speak :)

  5. My fave is probably Touch of Seduction. Really nice collection.

  6. It is a fantastic collection, magnificent photos!!!

  7. You guys have so many colours ans shade to choose from. These are absolutely awesome.

  8. I'd love to have the entire collection - doh! lol. But Money to Burn is a shade I'd buy on the spot.

  9. i really want to try these polishes, they're beautiful. :)

  10. DS Luxurious looks amazing! I would love to wear that this fall.

  11. These are pretty! I like Touch of Seduction.

  12. Oh no...
    I'm in love!
    I like then all!

  13. very pretty swatches...again i wish they are available in my country..:)

  14. Hey I love this polish, Is This Love?. Wow, so classy.

  15. I love dark colors, opaque and with the glitter. Especially I like the neutral colors, I think they are very elegant and chic. But it is important to have nails manicured, like yours!

  16. Wee Hours is my favorite, blurple is fast becoming my favorite color! But I Spy is eye catching too.
    DSW? Designer Shoe Warehouse? We have some here in Wisconsin, so I may have to venture in.


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