Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Androgynie by Orly

Let me just start off by saying that the difficulty in taking these pictures was EXTREME. For some reason, the camera was going all wonky. And it was the *good* camera too. So, I've done my very best to try to show you the awesomeness of this polish.

It looks like deep space to me. I loved wearing this polish. It's black but with a twist. Amazing! This polish wore really well through a weekend of partying. It required two thick coats for an even finish but the formula could handle thick coats and dry fast at the same time. I highly recommend this polish if you're looking for something unique to add to your collection.

Just a little shout out to my handsome boy's 27th birthday today. I love your little face more and more every day! 

I have some Gelish stuff coming in the mail! I cannot wait to review this UV polish system! Hopefully it's as awesome as it sounds!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cocktail for me?

Just want to share a little experience with water marble nails. I've tried twice now to come up with something decent. Guys, it is the hardest thing ever. I give up. No water marble on here. Nail polish everywhere, colors not spreading, tape all over the place.

Therefore, I just have plain, good ol' regular nail polish love for ya in this post. That is, for Essie, of course.

Essie's Cocktail Bling is a color I've been excited about. Looking at the swatches online, it seemed like a very unique color - it is also that in real life. The very greyed-out lilac/periwinkle color is surprisingly flattering on my skintone. 

It wore quite well during the week. Definitely a recommendation - especially if you're looking for a non-traditional fall color!

A few pictures of my week:

I still haven't built up the guts to cook from this beautiful cookbook.


Billie hasn't sat still for a picture in ages. I gots to get some good ones soon!  

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ruby Woo = The Joker?!

Yes, it is true, I have been called "The Joker" whilst wearing MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick.

From a WOMEN'S point of vue (a makeup-artist at that) Ruby Woo is an excellent red. Not too orange and not too "cherry". It's a matte finish and stays on very well. What I like about the matte finish is that it doesn't feel like it's going to rub or slip off. If you have very dry lips, you might want to wear a chap stick. Otherwise, it's an excellent lipstick - I'll be wearing it to recreate 60's looks for sure, but perhaps not an everyday thing for me.

Oh, in case you haven't picked up on it, my boyfriend told me I looked like The Joker. He's been playing too much Batman.

My look consists of:
- Clinique Fluidline as eyeliner. Holy shit this was a struggle to put on. I suck at liquid liner.
- MAC Feline Powerkohl in the waterline.
- MAC Shroom on the lid and Omega in the crease.
- Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof mascara
- NARS Laguna bronzer and MAC Warm Soul on apple of the cheek
- And of course Ruby Woo lipstick, no balm.

Here is the lipstick on its own. Yes, my philtrum is super pronounced. I kind of like it though weirdly enough. 

Of course, now, when I smile with this lipstick on, I do feel a bit like The Joker. Damn you boyfriend of mine.

I thought it might be nice to get a break from the nail posts. I'll try to keep posting about makeup once in a while - I'm a bit camera shy is the problem.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Misa splurge!

So, I had to drive into another town the other day, to stand as a witness on trial. Long story short, I just witnessed a drunk driver hit a few other cars. The man pleaded guilty and I was done in no more than 30 minutes.

With the day in front of me, shopping suddenly announced itself. I went to my favorite nail polish supply store and noticed that they now stocked Misa! Super excited about the promo they had going on (buy 1 get one 1/2 off) I bought lots. Well, lots is relative here, my fellow polish fiends.

Tada! Left to right: Misa Push Upon it, Our Song, High Waist Hue and Blush Hour.
This is my poor application of Blush Hour. It is a soft pink which is almost white. And for that reason, it was completely unflattering on me. The formula was kind of streaky (think of all those pale Essie polishes with the streak plague) and thick. I guess I pushed my quest for a light pink a bit too far.

Shudders. But at least my cuticles look decent right? Probably pretty close to Ballet Slippers by Essie. Or Fiji. But I'm pretty sure Ballet Slippers is milkier.

In the next picture, however, please be warned, they look horrible. The state of my cuticles is directly proportional to the amount of stress in my life. More stress, more cuticle picking. Sometimes though, a sad or scary movie will do it too. STRESS!

Either way, here's Push Upon It. Does this sound dirty to anyone else? Yuck right? Other than the name, this polish was quite amazing. It dried quickly, wasn't gloopy and looked amazing on. Unfortunately, you don't really get that from the pictures. But trust me on this, it's a beautiful berry polish.  And just like Scrangie, I don't usually like berry. DAMN, this reminds me I have to eat the raspberries in my fridge before they go bad.

The only complaint with this polish is that it chips easily. It was meant to be my birthday polish but chipped in a couple days so I had to wear something else. 

Just wanted to tell you peeps that I've updated my blog sale HERE. I'm always up for a good haggle so feel free to message me if you're interested!

Cheers for now!