Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NYX haul, round lipglosses & pigments

I got 4 more NYX round lip glosses, and I got 4 of the new Ultra Pearl Mania shades.

Cafe Latte, Pinky Natural, Pink, Soap Opera Queen

Very Pink, True Purple, Yellow, Jade

Friday, May 22, 2009

NYX Single E/S Swatches

It took me 3 hours to do the swatches, take the pics, and crop/re-color/edit the photos. Now that I've got them all pretty I want to buy more colors to all to my collection. I forgot how much I liked the NYX e/s, I'm so use to using loose pigments.

Pretty much all these colors are good quality except Seafoam Green which is just chunky glitter. Cool Blue & Octorber Sky are quite sheer but layerable. All are swatched over UDPP.

Pure Skin - new color

Sparkle Cedar - new color

Golden Amber - new color (applies darker then appears in the pan)

Sensual - new color

Frosted Flakes

Iced Mocha (MAC Satin Taupe dupe)

Spring Leaf

Seafoam Green

Wild Fire


Mermaid Green (MAC Humid dupe)

Jungle Fever

Ocean (similar to MAC Steamy?)

October Sky - matte

Cool Blue - matte

Irises (MAC Electric Eel dupe)



Luxor (MAC Parfait Amour dupe)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Claire's & Pure Ice nail polish swatches

These are some of my favorite colors. I love them all. You can get Pure Ice at Wal-Mart for $2.00. Claire's nail polish is $4.00-$4.50 depending on the color, and they are usually BOGO 1/2 off.

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Vineyard - 3 coats

Splash - 3 coats

Scandal - 2 coats

WnW Black Cream + Pure Ice Cheatin - 2 coats each

Scandal + 1 coat Busted

Yei - 3 coats

Periwinkle - 3 coats

Meg Peg - 3 coats (even brighter in person)

Magic - 3 coats

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Review: NYX Round Lip Gloss (with swatches)

NYX girls new lip gloss. 36 pretty new shades to highlight that sexy pucker of yours. Feels silky smooth, long lasting, and the color in the bottle is the color on.

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $3.00 - $2.00
Size: 0.085 oz
Where To Buy: nyxcosmetics.com / cherryculture.com / shopcraze.com
Would I Buy Again: Absolutely!


I'll keep it short and sweet. These are the best lip glosses I've even tried. Not only are they a great price, but they have a great texture & pigmentation, are long lasting, and have a good smell/taste.

Note: these were reformulated a few months ago to fix the packaging and change the smell from lemon to sherbet.

-most are very pigmented, the sheerer ones are layer-able
-very affordable
-wonderful texture, not too thin or thick
-long lasting
-good range of colors and finishes
-cute packaging
-smells good, like sherbet ice cream
-not sticky
-some have lots of shimmer, some have none, there is something for everyone

-if you don't like the smell of sherbet ice cream you may not like the these

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Cafe Latte, Pinky Natural, Pink, Soap Opera Queen

Microcrystalline Wax, Polyisobutene, Vitamin E, Silane, Minteral Oil, 2-ethylhexyl Palmitate, Gelled Hydrocarbons, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance. MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide/Ci77891, D$c Red No.6 Ba Lake/Ci15850:2, D&cRed No.27Al Lake/Ci45410:2, Iron Oxide Red/Ci77491, Iron Oxide Black/Ci77499, D&c Red 7 Ca. Lake/Ci15850:1, Iron Oxide Yellow/Ci77492, Fd&c Blue No.1 Al Lake/Ci42090:2

Monday, May 11, 2009

Stealing Photos

This morning someone left a message in my cbox about a website ( http://makeupguru.multiply.com/photos ) using some of my NYX swatches without permission. Some other people were kind enough to email me about it as well. I'd like to thank those people for looking out for me =)

I totally wouldn't have minded if they had put a note that they were mine and left a link back to here, but this person just took them without asking. She didn't try to edit out the watermarks, which is something in her favor, but I've still emailed her and asked that she take them off her site. I'll update on how this goes.


Also, just so people know, the owner of http://lovemakeup.ecrater.com/ DID email me a few weeks ago asking to use my photos with credit to my site, and I said that was totally find. She's selling some NYX products for good prices.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

NYX Haul!

Today I got my haul from CherryCulture.com's 50% off NYX sale (still going on until the 15th of May). I love everything! I will post better pictures and swatches of most of this this weekend.

L-R: Golden Pink, Strawberry, Apricot, Sparkle; NYX glitter Disco Ball

e/s trio: Aloha/Mink Brown/Bronze (lovelovelovelovelovelove!)

NYX Girls: Candy Glitter, Hot Pink Glitter, Aqua Glitter, Disco Ball, Show Girl & Juilet

the glitter swatches

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Small Fyrinnae haul: new primer and eyeliners

Fyrinnae has a new gel primer and they finally have their liquid eyeliners, which I have been wanting to try for ages but didn't want to spend $10 on and chance not liking, in a sample size. Primer sample is $1, eyeliner samples are $3. I will do a in-depth review of each item next week. For now here are pictures and swatches.

The sample liners are a bit smaller then my pinkie finger, 2ml. The full size are 10 ml.
The brush, while very small works great, in fact I'd say the short bristles help you have more control of placement.

You Want Me: purple with blue flash
Turquoise Tease: shiny teal
Flattery: neutral reflective brown, great great color!