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

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Top 7 Favorite Spring Nail Polishes!

I was going to pick out just 5 but couldn't resist adding the last two. These are my favorite picks for spring. I'm going to be wearing Lilacism with aqua glitter over it very soon!

L-R: ChG For Audrey, Essence VIP Appeal, Essie Lilacism, SC Forget Now (!!!),
CC Bizerk Turq, WnW Lavender Creme (yes its pink), Essence Pool Party, Essie Van D'Go

Wet N Wild Lavender Creme

This is a great color, the formula is nice, its cheap blah blah blah... but its not actually lavender, its pink. How are there so many color blind people in the cosmetic industry???

Wet N Wild - Lavender Creme 3 coats

My Favorite Spring Eyeshadows

Happy First Day Of Spring 2011 everyone! Here are my top 5 favorite eyeshadows that remind me of spring.

Fyrinnae - Digital Faerie (not crazy about their hella long wait time or the fact that their website is down 99% of the time I go there)

Fryinnae - Rapunzel Had Extentions

NYX Chrome - Sunny Day - Mermaids Gold (I don't have a proper photo of this, sorry! Gotta start working on that...)

NYX - Wildfire

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My 10 favorite lipstick colors

I have... a lot of lipstick and lipgloss, to say the least. These are my top 10 favorites, in the order you see in the photos. I have only half the on lip swatches done, when I do the rest I'll post those photos. I'll try to get them done during spring break.

Rimmel Airy Fairy. This is one of my most used lipsticks. Shimmery light mauve fleshy pink.

MAC Angel. Soft neutral/cool baby pink. Another color I've worn a lot, this is a staple.

Maybelline Born With It. This is a great pink nude mauve thing that is gorgeous. It has a bit of shimmer but not too much. Its a very wearable color. It smells like strawberry starburst, yum.

ELF Runway Pink. Part of their mineral line, this color is a cream nude pink. Very wearable for lighter skin tones, I'm not sure about darker ones.

MAC Blow Dry. I think this is LE but it comes out every so often with new collections. Its a great shear coral.

ELF Classy. Cooler light pink, this is $1 and has a great formula. It smells really good too, like a berry smoothie.

NYX Paris (round lipstick). Bright pink. This is almost dupe for MAC's Lovelorn.

Wet N Wild 525 Retro Pink. This is a great bright cool pink with a little bit of shimmer.

Revlon Berry Haute. This color looks really purple but when you put it on it looks more pink. I love it. Its looks good with my fair skin.

MAC Show Orchid. Hot pink, this is so bright. I think its a PRO color but it was with the regular line for a while & thats when I got it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NOTD: Super Man Inspired

I planned this when my sister was going to do a super hero themed birhtday party for her twins, and I was going to buy a super man shirt to match, but she changed it to a stinkin' boring sports theme. I still wanted to do this mani though, and it turned out great! The girl I sit next to in math liked it too. I'm totally bummed I don't have a reason to buy a super man shirt though. I think I'll find a way to get over it though lol.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NOTD: Orly Out Of This World

This was from the Cosmix collection. Its a gorgeous dark purple with shimmery bits that change from purple-yellow-green. Its sort of similar to Sinful Colors I Love You but darker. I have two other colors from the Cosmix collection that I will try to swatch during spring break.