Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Haul: Nail Polish & Current Nail Polish

These are some nail polishes that I've purchased over the past few weeks.

Sally Hansen had a color come out over the summer called "Hidden Treasure." It really was a hidden treasure because I couldn't find it ANYWHERE! I found a color slightly similar by Sally Hansen called "A Girl's Best Friend" from the Christmas collection. It is a very sheer color but has a lot of fine shimmer that reflects golds, yellows, and pinks.

I have been wanting "Party Hearty" for the longest time. I went to Ulta and they were sold out but they did have this trio for $9.99. It includes "Phat Santa," "Jolly Holly," and "Party Hearty." I love all of the colors. They are perfect for the holiday season. The red (Phat Santa) is my favorite. It's super shiny and is such a buildable color. "Jolly Holly" is a nice shimmery forest green. It looks great with "Party Hearty" on top. The shimmer is goldish and it looks like there is some red thrown in as well. "Party Hearty" is Christmas in a jar. It is by far the most festive glitter polish I have ever seen.

In the latest issue of Seventeen Magazine (the one with Taylor Swift on the cover) there was a coupon for a free Orly nailpolish from Ulta. There were three colors to choose from but sadly by the time I got mine there was only two left. I chose the silver since my silver is dried up. I love it so much, it's so shiny! I painted a french tip over my "Phat Santa" and it reminded me of a Santa hat. I will be painting my nails this combination closer to Christmas :)

The last color is Revlon's "Gray Suede." This color by no means is gray, but more of a nude. It's more a taupe than a gray. This is the color I currently have on my nails. I love it, it's so neutral and perfect for any occasion. Nude colors make your fingers look longer and slimmer...who doesn't love that combination?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lips: N.Y.C. Blue Rose

WOW! That is how I would describe this lipstick. I've been on the search for a bright magenta lipstick and this one has fulfilled my search. I bought it at Ulta for around $2. The pictures don't do this lipstick justice. It almost reminds me of OPI's Pompeii Purple in lipstick form. 

I like that it has blue undertones because that makes your teeth look whiter and who doesn't like white teeth? It has a slight shimmer and sheen to it but that is easily fixable using a Kleenex to blot. 

I recommend using a lip liner as a base before using this lipstick just to ensure its long lasting capability. I didn't use one...I need to find a matching color. This color is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. I think it looks best when blotted and no gloss on top. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lips: N.Y.C. Gloss Park Ave Pink

This lipgloss is very yummy..yes yummy. It smells like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. I don't find the formula sticky at all which is hard to find in $4 lipglosses.

I love the packaging. I am a fan of the slim, pencil-like lip gloss tubes.
The color is very sheer and shiny with small glitters.

I like the color on its own for a sheer gloss but it would look very nice over almost every lipstick or stain color.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lips: Rimmel Pink Blush

I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK!!! This lipstick is comparable to MACs Viva Gaga in my opinion. I do not own Viva Gaga but from the endless amount of times I've swatched it at the MAC counter I can say that this is almost an exact dupe, maybe a little darker.

This was around $3.50 since I had a $1 off coupon.

The formula of this lipstick is very creamy and shiny-- no gloss needed. I used a NYX's lipliner in Rose underneath because I noticed it was a little streaky without it. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eyes: NYX Eyeshadow Trio Hippie Chic

I was at Ulta the other day and saw this. Best part of all it was on sale for around $5. I've been eyeing this for a while but never thought I would use the colors. As always NYX products have very nice pigmentation. The shadows aren't chalky at all, they are so smooth and creamy (in a powdery way.)

The color combination is very nice as well. My favorite is the teal. I don't know when I'll wear it but I will make sure to find a time.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Favorites: Nail Polishes

I am obsessed with nail polish. No matter what brand it is, I can never get enough. I went through my endless collection and picked out some of my favorites. 

I don't have a favorite brand I just buy colors I like. If I had to pick a favorite brand it would be OPI or Sephora by OPI. The brush is my favorite part and the formula is always long lasting. 

Sephora by OPI: It's Bouquet With Me; CoverGirl: City Lights; OPI: Mad As a Hatter 

Sephora by OPI: I'm With Brad (shimmery deep red); Sephora: 13 Stormy Pink; OPI: Atomic Orange; Sinful: Cream Pink (hot pink w/ gold shimmer); Orly: Cotton Candy; OPI: Hopelessly in Love

Sephora by OPI: Dark Room (very dark teal); Sally Hansen: 23 Blazing Blue; Sephora by OPI: Absinthe Makes the Heart; Sally Hansen: Commander in Chic 

Sally Hansen: Hard As Wraps (base coat); OPI Top coat 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Review: YSL Faux Cils

I was at Nordstrom's over the weekend and they were having a special where if you bought 2 mascaras you got a free one. How can you pass up an opportunity like this?! I decided to try the YSL Faux Cils since there is so much buzz about it.

 I am so in love with this mascara. I was using Maybelline Falsies before and there is a big difference. The brush on the YSL prevents clumping like the Maybelline one can do. The formula of the YSL is alot smoother too. While putting it on I smelled a fruity smell and realized it was the mascara. It smells so good-- I feel weird saying that when talking about a mascara. This is a pricey mascara at $30 a tube but it is so worth it. If you ever feel like splurging I recommend splurging on this.

I also love the packaging. It looks so rich and elegant.

The one thing that I don't like about this mascara is that it doesn't come in waterproof. Hopefully they release a waterproof one!