Saturday, October 29, 2011

Color Club, Beyond The Mistletoe - Full Collection Swatches

All are 3 coats except Jingle Jangle. Over all this is a great collection, many of the colors were prettier on the nail than I thought they would be based on how they looked in the bottles. My only complaint is that besides Holiday Splendor, the glitters should have had a tinted base. I think the ones with clear bases need underpants. Holiday Splendor is awesome though. With a thick top coat these are pretty smooth but not totally. Holiday Splendor is though because it has less glitter than the others.

By the way, you can find the whole collection from Ross or DD's for $8.

Candy Cane - light rose pink with some other pink glitters, no holo

Sugarplum Fairy - very light purple with holo glitters, very pretty, reminds me of a franken I made called Unicorn Vomit

Jingle Jangle - this is 4 coats. It has periwinkle glitter, soft purple glitter, and aqua glitter that looks green under artificial light.

Gingerbread - light gold with some green and holo glitters

Beyond The Mistletoe - light green glitter with holo glitter, this is the only one I'm slightly bored by, it's not very exciting but it's still very pretty

Holiday Splenor - I saved the best for last, this is a very bright kelly/grass green with lots of delicious holo glitter, my camera could not properly capture the amazingness of this color

Friday, October 21, 2011

NOTD: Orly Hally's Comet

This has been my top lemming for ages and now it's miiiiiiine!!!! Allyson from Ali's Nail News sent it to me. (thanks secret pumpkin goddess!!!)

Putting this on was like a spiritual experience. It's even more beautiful than I imagined!

Here it is with 3 coats. The formula was great, no application problems at all. It really glows!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ELF Desert Haze, Pure Ice Oh Baby

I'm not into neutral polishes at all but I loved this color! ELF's Desert Haze is a lovely cream light taupe. The formula is good, I didn't have any problems with application. I topped it with Pure Ice's Oh Baby for a little extra sparkle.

Here it is with Oh Baby over it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

NOTD: Kleancolor Military Green + Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

This combo is AMAZING! It's like some fairies and leprechauns threw a rave in the forest. Nail Junkie is a MUST HAVE for everyone (of Hottie and UFO), get ye to Walgreens. This is 2 coats Militay Green, 1 coat Nail Junkie.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NOTD: WnW Fuchsia Rama + Hard Candy Beetle

Here is Beetle over Fuchsia Rama. This color combo is so gorgeous! I've never worn Beetle before and I figured I would wear it alone but I was searching for something to layer over Fuchsia Rama and this was sitting right in front of me. You can buy Hard Candy at Walmart.

Monday, September 12, 2011

NOTD: WnW Fuchsia Rama (jelly!)

Wet N Wild's Fuchsia Rama is a great berry semi-matte jelly. You can see in the second photo that it doesn't have a lot of shine. It does have a jelly formula though. Unlike some jellies it applies very evenly, even on the first coat. In this photo I used 3 coats, so it's not a jelly that needs a lot of coats. I didn't have time to apply a quick dry top coat but this polish dried quite quickly on it's own and I only had like two barely noticable marks at the end of the day.

These photos were taken outside, and the color is accurate. Inside the color is a little darker, like a deeper berry color. I wish I had remembered to take a photo with a shiny top coat on, I have it on my toes too and it's beautiful and "squishy" with the shine. Over all I'm really happy I got this color, I think the formula is great, the drying time is great, the opacity is great (for a jelly), and it's just $2. You can't beat that. It's a great end of summer, beginning of fall color.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ELF Haul Pics & Mini Reviews

Lip Sticks

The flash made these all just a tiny bit more vivid than they are, except Nostalgic which is just a little washed out. I don't like Captivating or Charming, but someone with a darker skin tone might. They smell like berries, yum!

Studio Blush - Giddy Gold

This is a gorgeous shimmery gold blush. Its very pigmented and excellent quality. It would look amazing on olive skin tones. I wear it with a matte pink over just to tone down the gold.

Mineral SPF 8 Moisturizing Lip Tint - Blush

Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E impart serious moisture while SPF 8 protects lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This just-bitten tint of color provides immediate soothing relief to irritated chapped lips while also diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lip area.

Blush is a pretty pigmented pink with a bit of shimmer (its not frosty though). I can't say if this is super moisturizing but it does smell and taste really good.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Favorite Moisturizer!

St Ives Naturally Indulgent Advanced Body Moisturizer

Product Description
Indulge your skin and your senses with St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion. Made with coconut milk and 100% natural moisturizers, this non-greasy, luxurious lotion delivers long-lasting moisture to keep your skin touchably soft and hydrated. With all-natural Orchid extracts, this formula leaves a light fragrance while gently absorbing into your skin, leaving you feeling fresh and looking beautiful.

This isn't going to be a proper review, sorry! I just wanted to mention that I LOVE this lotion. I'm not big on lotions, but this is one I actually try to remember to use because it smells so good (like coconut & vanilla), and it feels really great too. I don't feel any lotion residue after its sunk in and my skin feels very smooth.

If you're looking for a new moisturizer try this one. It costs just $4 at Target.

I'll go ahead and mention that I had their Renewing Collagen Elastin Lotion before and I didn't like it as much. I didn't love the smell and it felt more "sticky" to me, like it never totally sank into my skin all the way. I sill used the whole bottle but it took me a long time cause I didn't use it often.

NOTD: Hot Pink & Black Crack

You've probably seen the resent Crackle nail polishes released by OPI and China Glaze. I didn't know about them until they were all sold out, lucky for me Sally Hansen came out with a collection of Crackle polishes. I only got the black but there is also a glittery silver, glittery gold, royal blue, red, hot pink, and purple. These were $8 at walgreens in a LE display.

Some tips for application: Your base color should be completly dry. Apply the crackle to the outer edges of the nail first, and work quickly because it dries very fast. Apply a pretty thick coat, a thin coat will just dry before you can evenly spread it on the nail. Try not to leave the bottle open too long, the nail polish in the neck will dry quickly and clump up on the brush, making it harder to apply the polish.

Color Club - Pick Lust & Sally Hansen - Ink Splatter

Thursday, March 31, 2011

NOTD: China Glaze Its Poppin' & LA Splash Sparkling Oceanspray

This is so summery, I love it! Its Poppin' is a great pink, if you can get your hands on it do it. The LA Splash glitters are of course fab, if you have Ulta near you get some (or buy them from the Ulta website or

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: ELF's Everyday Brights 32 Color Collection

Quality: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out 5
Price: $5.00
Where To Buy: Target,
Would I Buy Again: Not Sure

This looks so cute and colorful I couldn't resist buying it when I saw it at Target. There are definitely some pros and cons. About 4 of the colors have large pieces of glitter in them that just don't work. These kinds of shadows always end up on the face and not on the eyes. Some of the colors are a little sheer, which was very disappointing. They could work over a colored or more tack base though, such as the NYX jumbo pencils. In the box I couldn't see that the bottom row is all greys. I don't think I can pull off a grey smoky eye so that is kind of a waste for me. Plus, how many shades of grey do you need for a smoky eye? Not eight.

Other than that I think its a nice palette with a good variety of colors. Is it worth 5 dollars? Yes, I think so. There is a lot to play with and lots of fun summer colors, plus 8 neutrals/browns that can be worn any time and plenty of options for a night time smoky eye.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Revlon Lipstick Haul & Swatches

Revlon's been releasing some gorgeous lip colors lately. I finally gave in and bought some. They cost $8 at the drug store and $6 ish at Target.

Primrose: Beautiful nude pink. The onlip swatch is a bit too light, sorry. Its more like the swatch above, not quite so pale. If you like pink-nudes this one is a must have.

Stormy Pink (might be LE): Part of the matte line, its a sort of sheer bright pink. I've never had a matte lipstick before, I'm not sure I love the formula. I'm going to have to try this out with lipbalm underneath.

Berry Haute: Looks dark purple in the tube, but when you put it on its more of a bright pink. I love this color. Its also very creamy, love the formula. Even though it has a lot of purple, I think its very wearable if you like bright colors.

Essie Lilacism & Van D'Go

This is way late, I'm not sure you can even buy these any more but here are the swatches that have been sitting in my NOTD folder for months. Surprise!

Essie - Lilacism 4 coats

Essie - Van D'Go 4 coats