Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Springtime Nails - Inspiration Easter Eggs

Spring is here and although it still might not feel like it, I'm in the Springtime mood. Just look at those nails! They make me really happy :D

But seriously. When is it going to warm up and feel like Spring? Warmer weather would really make me happy but I'll take what I can get because I'm here and life's what you make it.
For such light nails this post just got really deep, LOL. 

These nails are so simple but I just can't help but love them. Starting at the pinky and working my way along: Revlon Lily, Revlon Minted, Zoya Pippa, China Glaze Peachy Keen, and OPI Sparrow Me the Drama.

On the right you can see my striped oil slick-type pants. I love those too. Haha. I thought the colours in them worked really well with my nails. It was a lucky coincidence. 

MINI EGGS! Almost as pretty on the eyes as my nails ;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Seething

I really love this colour by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I don't think we've ever owned anything quite like it. A light metallic baby pink (it's a bit deeper than it appears in the photos). I feel like Malibu Barbie wearing this polish. I feel like it makes my hands look a bit tanned (also maybe not evident from the photos, maybe it's all in my head :P).

I have applied two coats of Seething with Seche Vite on top. I feel like three coats would have worked well also. It is a bit streaky this polish but nothing offensive. The beautiful colour makes up for that anyway!

Don't you just love the OCC nail polish bottles? They're gorgeous in my opinion. And I was pleasantly surprised by the brush. Considering the bottles are so sleek, I expected the brush to be rather thin and sorta dinky but it wasn't. It is somewhat wide and flares out across the nail well for easy application.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zoya Storm

Black polish with holographic shards - this is where it's at! Look at that rainbow O_O
Zoya Storm is a wonderful polish that applies well in two coats. A top coat is needed to bring it back to life a little after it dries.

This would be a great base for a galaxy nail, I do believe.

This is the first Zoya polish I've tried and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I like the shape of the bottles very much. I like how they're somewhat compact, the lid isn't too big nor is it too little. They're quite comfortable to hold too, haha. Just a little tidbit for ya! ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Idealistic Future and Shleee Polish Lumpy Space Princess

I love the combination of pastel purple and red. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Idealistic Future is a glitter that captures that very combination perfectly. I also really love the name. 

I decided to really take the purple and red combo to the max by wearing it over Shleee Polish Lumpy Space Princess. 

I know Valentine's Day is long over but this mani feels really spring-like to me and I just love it. 

Lumpy Space Princess is a really great polish because it isn't too thick and builds up well in 2-3 thin coats (I'm learning to be more patient with my polish application).

Idealistic Future is also a wonderful glitter topper. It's just the right viscosity and you don't have to fish around for glitter. I used 2 coats in the pictures shown. 

Check out Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer if you haven't yet. I'm impressed and will want more polishes now, please :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Colors by Llarowe The Mighty Red Baron

You are looking at the most beautiful red nail polish ever created.

Allow me to introduce, The Mighty Red Baron by Colors by Llarowe. 

This is ONE COAT of sexy, red perfection. These pictures, as per usual with any Colors by Llarowe polish, do not do it justice. It's breathtaking in real life.

It's holographic but rich and velvety looking.

Vibrant yet vampy. Classy and sexy. Everything you want from a red nail polish and more. 

I feel like this last picture really captures the overall look and color of the polish best.

You can buy Colors by Llarowe at Llarowe and Harlow & Co. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MAC Lipstick in Glam

This is Glam from MAC a discontinued lipstick brought back through MAC by Request. I'm glad we got our paws on it this time around because I'm pretty sure I wasn't into high-end makeup when it first came out. 

This is a gorgeous bright pink-red with excellent staying power. It lasted me from around 12 noon until 8 at night. Obviously with some fading but it was relatively even fading which is good. No one likes the ring of lipstick left on your lips. It is a matte but there is a definite sheen to it. Not intense but it isn't a full-on matte. While it does perform like a matte in that it has excellent staying power, it doesn't act like one in that my lips weren't insanely dry as a result of wearing it.

This is just one of those boo-boo photos but I thought it looked pretty cool so I thought I'd include it.

Clinique Bonus Time at Macy's - Eye shadow Quad

It's that time of year again! Clinique bonus time at Macy's! You get a lovely, Spring-y makeup bag this time around plus Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Repairwear Laser Focus, an eye shadow quad, and a lipstick/mascara combo.

Here's a look I created with the above eye shadow palette, using all the colours. There's a choice of two. This palette looks nice enough but I always find Clinique eye shadows to be rather lacking in pigmentation. I had to dab some of Minx eye shadow from Urban Decay over the blue Clinique shadow to intensify the colour. It's definitely a subtle look.

I ended up giving this palette to my Nan - waste not want not! 

I do just adore Clinique mascara though, I think it's brilliant. Especially their High Impact mascara which I am wearing in the above photos.