Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Good afternoon readers! Today, I am going to give you all my thoughts on OPI's newest collection for this Fall/Winter: Swiss! All of these colors are Switzerland themed, which gives us no shortage of funny color names! This is just the first half of the collection (I wanted to divide it up) so expect the other half of the collection up soon, keep on checking back for the post! Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below!!
William Tell Me About OPI. This is a super deep, rich eggplant color, which I think is perfect for a Fall/Winter set. I personally love this shade and I can see myself wearing it throughout the rest of the calendar year. Might I add that OPI tends to do "vampy" colors, like this, very well!
Color So Hot It Berns. This bright, pure red seems perfect for the holiday season coming up in a few months! Very pretty and flattering on the nail are the first things that come to mind, however, not too unique. I still like this one--it does look quite good on!
I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic. Okay I have a bit to say about the particular shade of this polish. It seems to be a very very red-toned brown but when I looked at it in the shade, it looked like a very deep maroon red. I stepped into the sun and suddenly it looked a whole lot more brown. Very strange, as cremes usually do not change color like that... this seems to be a mystery to me. Anyway, back to the point, although the color-changing does intrigue me, I do not particularly care for this shade.
Just a Little Rösti At This. I'd describe this color as a soft maroon berry, which to me, is perfect for the season! I like this color quite a bit and I think it looks fabulous once on the nail. This would make a very good Fall pedi color as well.
From A to Z-urich. This is just a muted berry red. I compared this to Zoya Burke and although they may look similar they are not dupes, the OPI is a bit darker. About the color... I'm not so sure that this one is really worth a lot of attention. It's not a bad looking color just quite boring.
Ski Teal We Drop. I love that name!! This is a slightly muted dark teal blue which I absolutely love!!! Please pardon the tipwear in the swatches--I'd been wearing it for a while. This is an awesome color for Fall/Winter and I can't wait to wear it more! This is by far a front runner in the collection which I think everyone should pick up; it's lovely!!
All were two coats with very nice opacity and formula! Full collection thoughts in Part 2... stay tuned!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This little poll has been floating around the internet for a while now, so I thought I'd finally do it. It's a "would you rather beauty quiz" so here are my answers to the questions and I encourage you all to do the same and answer these questions down in the comments! You do not have to go as in depth as I did, unless you want to of course!! Happy quizzing :)
#1. Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no make-up?
Nice hair and no makeup. I think that being confident in your natural beauty is important not to forget. You don't need makeup all the time! Plus, that fabulous hair you'll be sporting will bring your appearance up a notch!
#2. Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
Have my eyelashes fall out. Wait... am I allowed to wear fake lashes? :)
#3. Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
Sephora because they have a much wider variety of things they carry in the store. I can find anything from eyeshadow to bath products to lash curlers!
#4. Would you rather wear the lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
Oh boy, neither honestly! Well, I guess I'd have to say a lipgloss/lipliner look because it's less obvious from afar.
#5. Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Overdone blush. An obvious foundation line is pretty scary looking since it looks like you are wearing a different face! With too much blush, I could just say that I got a bit to much sun at the beach! :D
#6. Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?
Biker shorts. What's wrong with being sporty?
#7. Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?
Really weird tan lines because it is like my worst fear EVER to look like a human traffic cone!! Yuck! In my opinion, weird tan lines (like from a really strappy swimsuit or something) at least make you look like you have been having a good time at the beach or a pool! Plus, the darker tan color is all natural :)
#8. Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
Hmm, this is a tough one. Probably a bad hair cut because I have had one before, like in the past year, and it's a bit easier to hide than a wacko hair color! I just played with bobby pins and new styles. Believe me, it was horrible but I have yet to die my hair--I like my natural color!
#9. Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?
Twitter because, well, I don't use it. That's a little too easy.
#10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
I think mascara because a mascara wand is technically a type of makeup brush (sorry for being cheap like that!)
I really want to see what you guys would rather do! Please answer in the comments and I'll talk to you guys soon in a later post!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Today for Beauty Faves of the Moment, I am sharing with you my purchases at the MAC counter from a couple of weeks ago. I will let you know right now that I am in no way a MAC collector, these were the first two makeup items I have ever purchased from MAC (I know, don't laugh!) and I am so far really loving them! Let's hope MAC makeup isn't going to become next big collection, for my wallet's sake! I really did enjoy both of the products I tried out, though, and I will surely be stopping by the MAC counter again soon to bring home some more goodies :) So let's get to the products:
First off, I got a mineralize Blush Duo from the "In the Groove" Collection in the color Band of Roses. I love this shade! When the two sides of the duo are blended together, it creates a slightly shimmering deep rosy pink, similar to a natural flush. The sheen in this blush is very nice looking once on the cheeks!
The label on the back.
Left: The lighter shade in the duo alone
Center: The darker shade in the duo alone
Right: The two shades mixed
Next, I got a Dazzle Lipstick from the "Digi-Pops" Collection. This is a lipstick infused with large pieces of shimmer, which looks great on! This lipstick went on particularly smooth for something that looks so textured and I like the fact that it wasn't a matte finish. I got the color Baby's on Fire; a coral-y red. Don't let the bright red in the tube scare you! It really goes on much lighter, however, it's easy to build up the intensity if you'd like.
Left: Lipstick with a peachy gloss over top
Right: Just the lipstick alone
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I have a question for you all: What is a MAC product that you can't live without that you think I need to get? Tell me in the comments!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Hey all! Here are my thought on the Zoya Wicked collection. Watch the video for an in depth review and there are also swatches below. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Hey everyone! I will post my entire Zoya Wicked Collection Review, but here's a sneak peek:
Zoya Edyta. A stunning deep gray-green glass fleck shimmer polish. Me likes!!
Check back soon for the full review and swatches of all the shades in the Wicked Collection for this Fall! xoxo
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Most of you all probably use things to sanitize your hands like that little "Purell" in a bottle. I did to until I met CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer at Whole Foods (for a complete list of stores CleanWell is sold at, click here.) This little guy is all natural while doing all of the germ-fighting we want. It's plant based, not alcohol based, which makes it have a yummy scent once you put it on too :) Read more below:
...and the spraying cap! That's another thing that's unique, it's not a gel formula--this makes the solution last much longer than traditional Purell hand sani.
More info on the product itself on the back label!
I highly recommend that you all go out and pick up one of these little guys to just pop in your pocket/purse when you are on the run. Not only is the whole product eco-chic, it's also a bang for your buck! It contains enough product for over 225 sprays! Let me know if you have tried anything like this down in the comments (I bet not, right!?)
xoxo and have an earthy day!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Hey all! Today I have got a treat to show you guys; a new addition to the OPI Suede Family! This is Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow, a dark green (which, in suede form, is much lighter than the original.) I have to say that I like this one much better than the original. You all know that I like my polishes to be obviously green, not the "is it green or black?" sort of thing. Photos below:
2 coats of color. (These pics were in natural and artificial lighting)
Overall if you are the type of green lover/collector like myself, it's worth picking up this one to add to your stash. However, I do think that the matte trend is coming to a close... but remember, with topcoat its a whole other polish! ;)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Hey everyone! So for the Zoya Wonderful collection review, I voice my thoughts about the colors and the collection as a whole in a video-review! The video is right below but I also did swatches, which you can see below, so check those out as well. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Kelly. (My personal favorite! I have only worn this for one day and I have already had tons of people tell me they love it!!)