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Nails: Agent (Dried) Lavender?

By icyabstract · July 28, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

So much for wanting to go darker, here I am still engrossed in the family of pastel shades.

I can't seem to wrap my head around why this shade is called Agent Lavender when it's more of a baby blue-ish shade. Even if they were making references to the plant, Lavender, it should be called Dried Lavender instead since the shade resembles a dried lavender more then a fresh one.



China Glaze - Agent Lavender

I am pretty sure you all have an idea of what color a fresh lavender is - brighter and stronger purple tones - so here's a dried one for comparison:



Image credit: http://www.thelavendercats.co.uk/images/zoom_dried_lavender.jpg

I suppose with that I do see the reference to the name Lavender, or I could just be reading too much into it. It seems names, colors and products don't always have to match or make sense, yes?

This polish had a pretty decent opacity, much like most of the China Glaze polishes from the Up & Away collection I had swatched. It wasn't streaky for me and required only 2 coats for a good opaque finish.

Just for kicks, while I was out and about, I took out my ELF compact mirror and while using it realized that it is such a close color to the nail polish shade!


Rather similar at least.

Which left me wondering, this color is a rather unique shade. I don't think I have ever came across a dupe for this - at least not in my nail polish ventures. But of course, I'm still a newbie in the world of polish, so the question is:

Have you managed to come across a dupe for this nail polish shade? If so, do list it below!

Thanks for reading (:

Filed in: Nails
Tagged with: nails china glaze lavender
posted by
7/28/10

I think they named it Agent Lavender coz it was from the Operation Color collection, and hahah for a moment I thought you had a bunch of dried lavenders at home until I saw the credit, lol. I have to agree that this is a an interesting shade. Don't know why I didn't get it previously! And I thought when you said dried, your polish dried up LOL


7/28/10

@ Kim -- yea, exactly my thoughts too! LOL.
@ Sara - lemme dig around in my stash for a dupe~ though right now, I can't think of any. They are either too blue, or too lilac/ purple. :p


posted by
7/28/10

ladeekim: I see... I always thought this was somehow part of the permanent line.. I mean I think it is since it's always around but I didn't know it was from a collection etc. haha, thanks for the info! You should get it! It's a shade that seems nice to have. haha. And actually well to put it that way my polish has come a little 'dried'. I think it spilt a tiny bit in transition. There was polish build up near the rim. Haha, but it's all good, nothing major.

retail_therapy: Yeap that's true, I've seen a couple of colors that were close, but they lean to either a blue or lilac a bit more. WIll be interesting to find a dupe for this!


posted by
7/29/10

haha, i also thought that you meant that your polish had dried up and you are going to show us a picture of the dried up polish. heh! hmmm, alot of people have raved about what a lovely shade this is, but weirdly enough, i don't find the temptation to order this. i have no idea why too.


posted by
7/29/10

teaplayground: Haha oops, sorry for the misleading title! Hmm, do you normally prefer pastel, purple/blue shades. I guess if you do then you might be tempted to order it, it really is quite unique. I think I saw xteeener wearing it in a video and I realized that I need to get this color cause it's so pretty. haha.


posted by
7/29/10

I sooo wanna get this!


posted by
7/29/10

amyrleex: You should! It's a pretty color :D


posted by
7/29/10

ooo I like that color!!


posted by
7/30/10

haha, i'm not really a big fan of pastels but i have been slowly trying to introduce it to my life or rather, stash. as for agent lavender, i guess one of the reasons i have been putting it off is because i have so many light purples/ purble (purplish blue) colors. heh, after seeing sophia's swatch, i realize i need to get me some china glaze's recycle soon! haha.


posted by
7/31/10

roseannetangrs: It's indeed a pretty color!

teaplayground: Haha oh yes Recycle is a nice color too! There are too many polishes in this world and not enough fingers/toes to paint them all on! haha. Pastels are quite pretty. I think I need to introduce myself to metallic and shimmery shades more.


posted by
7/31/10

Nice Calm Purple Color!

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posted by
8/01/10

I think for CG, they keep replenishing the stock for their different collections, so far the only ones I see that are really OOS are from the Kaleidoscpe collection. I'm trying to stay away from nail polish hauling for a while as I realise I seldom plain them now that I've got my extensions on, totally neglecting all my polishes! Hahaha


posted by
8/01/10

ladeekim: Oh I see... so that's why most of the colors do stick around. That's good though! haha. Same here, I'm trying not to haul for awhile since I haven't even managed to use all those that I had gotten thus far yet! Your extensions are uber uber pretty though! Do let us know when you start your own nail services ;)


posted by
8/02/10

yeah, i know. there seems to be so much colors in the world. truthfully i lost some interest in nail polishes already. previously i would be all hyped up and be like, "i need that color RIGHT NOW" and proceed to make order + payment, but now i'm like, " wow, i like that color, but hmmm, i will place the order when i feel like it or when i have accumulated more polishes to that order".


posted by
8/02/10

if you want to venture out to shimmery and metallic shades, zoya's are your best bet. i do think zoya is fine, but sadly, not alot of people wanna try zoya, so i am unable to hold a spree for it. at times, i feel so angry that everyone's only obessed with OPI and OPI. like OPI is the HG brand for nail polishes which it isn't. and i really want to change that opinion cos come on, other brands like china glaze or color club are better and cheaper.


posted by
8/02/10

i wanna try Zoya, but it's expensive right? and not to mention hard to find.


posted by
8/03/10

teaplayground: Ohh yeap I've heard about ZOYA but you're right no one talks about it that much. I wouldn't mind trying some of their polishes though. And I agree about the whole hyped up colors. Some colors are just popular cause of the hype, but after acquiring its like, how often would I actually use it? haha.

lillgoddess: I believe so... not all nail sites have it I think, and even so they don't show the stocks readily.


posted by
8/04/10

Yeahh, and ok, I'll definitely post when I'm ready to do for others!

Pris, I think there's a place in SG that sells Zoya for $12.90 a bottle, I saw it, but let me see if I can find it again. I wanted to get zoyas the last time, but now I think I better invest in acrylic powders, my polishes are neglected!


posted by
8/04/10

This colour is adorable!! I used to have a similar shade in a more bluish tone..but it didn't look that great, it looked like bluetac LOL I'm a sucker for pastel shades though o_o thx for sharing! xx.


posted by
8/05/10

Layla88: Oh lol, actually now that you've mentioned it, this slightly resembles bluetac as well! haha.


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