Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EOTD- Night Wing

Decided to give Maybelline's Eyestudio gel liner a spin!

NOTD- Glitter Tips

Got inspired by Nail Blog... this look is a little bit different though. I went for a darker base color and skipped the flakes. As pretty as they are they never lay flat and catch on EVERYTHING, thus driving me nuts.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sinful Colors News

Check out THIS POST over at Nouveau Cheap and Lisa's comment at the bottom of the page. It seems the brand may possibly be being discontinued.

Quick Review- Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat

This product is actually pretty good, but not great. Here's the good, the bad and the so-so...

The good: 
It does a good preventing chipping at the tips for days.
Adds lots and lots of shine.
Dries completely in about 10-15 minutes, sets in a minute or two.
Shrinkage of the polish below is very minimal.

The bad:
Tip wear like crrrrrrazy. It seems to actually increase tip wear!
Chipping at the cuticles is a major problem after 2-3 days.

The so-so:
Doesn't keep the manicure looking fresh for much longer than most other top coats. It really only excels at preventing tip chips.

I have to say, the tip wear is actually kind of infuriating. After having my nails painted for less than 24 hrs and just doing some moderate typing I have extremely noticeable tip wear and it looks like my nails were painted 3 days ago. I have been using this top coat for about 4 weeks and about 8 different manicures and this is a consistent problem. It's worse with opaque glitter polishes like Orly Bubbly Bombshell and not as bad with just plain ol' creme finishes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

NOTD- Holographic Vinyl Record

I love holographic polishes, they're super eye catching! This NOTD is not created with a single blue holographic polish. Instead I have combined Kleancolor Holo Blue and LA Girl Vinyl Record from the Disco Brites collection.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smelly Smells I Love to Smell!

I hate reading about perfume and scented things in general because they are so subjective but here I am blogging about perfume. I am only doing this because I friggin love this perfume and feel like I need to share how awesome it is.

I love Absinthe scented things, not sure why because Absinthe tastes like rancid Nyquil and burns the whole way down but any way... Absinthe, anise, wormwood, fennel, etc, etc, etc. It's dark and liquoricey, maybe a bit minty and woody.

My absolute all time favorite perfume is Dessert Absinthe from The Morbid The Merrier, but due to some unfortunate circumstances I can never obtain this magical fragrance again. I went in search of a replacement a little while ago because my bottle was growing emptier by the day and came across Midnight Gypsy on Etsy. After reading the description for Absinthe Sucre I knew right away that I would love it. It's not Dessert Absinthe at all but it's equally lovely in its own way.

Absinthe Sucre is heavier and spicier. It's Absinthe in all its liquoriceness with caramel and tobacco. Absinthe Sucre is a dark parlor in a Victorian mansion, where a crazy old widow sits and waits for someone that will never show while spiders spin webs above her head. I love it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Covergirl "BB cream" LOL

Check this out! Covergirl just repacked their tinted moisturizer as a BB cream. I guess anything can be a BB cream now, buyer beware.

Thanks to American and European countries taking the name and slapping it on just about anything there are pretty much 2 kinds of BB creams now. There is the glorified tinted moisturizer with sunscreen and the Korean style beauty cream with good coverage and many different types of benefits.