So Barielle decided to shake winter off Taylor Swift style with two new glitter collections, "Bling It On" and Glitter Mania. I wanted to play with Confetti from the Glitter Mania collection.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Ok seriously, how many untrieds are sitting in your drawers, on your shelves, in your closet? I proably have more untrieds than trieds. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining :). Among them are three Too Fancy Lacquers. All holos, duh.
Monday, May 11, 2015
I can't believe I haven't tried a blobbicure (among other techniques) until now. I decided to use two colors from Orly's Sugar High Spring 2015 collection. Cake Pop and Key Lime Twist were the only two I picked up but looked like a nice little combo.
The result looked cool but the polish started cracking the next morning. Not sure if it was due to the amount of polish overall or just the matte that made the lasting power on this mani stink. Cute while it lasted!
Friday, May 1, 2015
I love going to ULTA and hoarding all the little Essence polishes. They stock well, always have new colors and hello under $3? Yes please! My most recent purchase was Essence Twinkling Bling Bling in Never Strop Dreaming.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In addition to being a connoisseur of polish, my makeup collection is definitely not lacking. About a year ago I found myself wanting to try all kinds of new mascara. I'm a darker than Malecifant's soul kind of black.
Said to be flake free, the silicone brush "coats lashes without clumping." I found this to be the case and it did a decent job of lengthening my lashes.
Retailing for $12.99, it can be purchased at Beauty9.com.
Do you have a mascara you can't leave home without?
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
I don't think it's a stretch to say that any nail obsessed girl (or guy) also has a draw to makeup and beauty products. When I saw the release about London SOHO New York's new collection for Walgreen's with Disney princess-themed makeup brushes and sponges, I thought they were the cutest things ever.
The charming collection includes face brushes, eye brushes and sponges featuring one of five princesses.
The Aurora sponge collection ($12.99) includes three different color sponges, each with a different goal whether building, blending or detailing. I used the green fair sponge for my foundation and it blended nicely. The sponge was a bit harder than what I'm used to using but didn't affect the results of what I usually see with my foundation.
Very cute and a must for any Disney collector. If you can't find them in your store, some items are available online here.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture is a collection of everything you need for a salon, quality, do-it-yourself manicure. The release touts 2 weeks without chipping or fading (with the brand's gel-like topcoat not provided). I didn't give it the wear test but a few swatches below. Plus aren't those bottles beautiful?
The colors are inspired by the city of Los Angeles. They also only require just one coat. What girl doesn't love a one coat polish? Above is Nude No. 4. As you can see from the first photo there seemed to be some orange pigment in the bottle that wasn't mixing, but it didn't affect the color on the nail.
This is Polo Lounge Punch, a great name and a one coater as well. The formulas were smooth and easy to work with. I think they'd also stamp wonderfully.
All of the polishes are eco-and vegan-friendly, contain no harsh chemicals and are proudly crafted in the U.S. Each polish retails for $18 and can be purchased on Lauren B Beauty's website.
Friday, March 13, 2015
I have not seen the much anticipated remake of Disney's classic, Cinderella. From the previews, it looks like something awesome kids and adults alike will enjoy. My Sugar Bubbles 012 plate has been just sitting and waiting for such an occasion.