Monday 30 December 2013
Here is 3 coats of Couleur Inc Garnet, a very very sheer aqua with silver and light blue glitter, over 1 coat of OPI Solitaire, mattified and stamped with Essence Let's Get Lost and Pueen 15. As my poor stamping skills left quite a big gap in the design on my ring finger, ended up sticking on a nail sticker :p
Quite disappointed that Couleur Inc Garnet is so sheer as I was looking forward to getting the color that is in the bottle (>.<). Even over a white base, the color barely shows up.
Anyway, click below for more pics.
Sunday 29 December 2013
When I put on Catrice Marilyn & Me in my previous post, I was reminded of OPI The Spy Who Loved Me so decided to put them side by side to compare.
The bottle shots seem pretty close right? For the swatches on sticks, OPI The Spy Who Loved Me looks slightly warmer and has finer glitter. Click below for comparison pics.
Saturday 28 December 2013
Felt kinda guilty for buying and not really using this palette so thought I might as well take it out for a swatch and hopefully be more motivated to use it? :p
This is available in duty free, recently saw it when I went on my holiday, think it was S$97. It has 5 eyeshadows (blue, pink, white, light brown and dark brown), a face powder, a blush, 2 lipsticks, 2 lipglosses, a concealer, a mascara and 4 applicators.
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Wednesday 25 December 2013
Merry Christmas! I did this mani hurriedly before I went on holiday so no step by step shots, just this one which was taken in the middle of my hol :p This is Color Club Eternal Beauty sponged with Miss Bliss in the middle (though can't really be seen) and tips with Over the Moon. I then stamped with the snowflakes image in BM323, which is one of my favs, and topped with a holographic glitter from Daiso.
That's all for this post, have a great Christmas! :)
Saturday 14 December 2013
This is not a new product (think it was released in 2010?) but nonetheless, I just got this gorgeous Clé de Peau Beauté Palette Vintage II highlighter from a warehouse sale and just wanted to share (and also to record its untouched appearance before I proceed to "ruin" it :p)
The picture above is with the gold overlay and you can see the actual product after the jump. I don't usually wear highlighters but this is too pretty to ignore. The powder is very fine and there isn't obvious glitter, just micro sparkles that help to give a glow to the face. Am really eager to start adding this to my daily routine :D
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Friday 13 December 2013
I had Chanel Alchimie in mind when I chose this, but unfortunately, it's not a dupe :(
This is 2 coats of Catrice In the Armee Glow, a khaki green with strong gold shimmers, with OPI Live & Let Die drawn on directly with brush (thin enough as it's a mini) and Sally Hansen Golden-I with striping brush for the gold stripes. Application wise, it is fine, but I wish Catrice In the Armee Glow was cooler in tone. The gold shimmers were very prominent on the nails, so not exactly what I was hoping for, sigh....
Anyway, click below for more pics
Thursday 12 December 2013
It's been more than a year since I started painting nails frequently but this is actually my first time at taping (o_o) Which didn't turn out that well unfortunately, argh....totally reminded me of water marbling when I was all thumbs (-_-)"
Anyway, starting to be in the mood for Christmas so decided on some candy cane nails :) The red is Catrice Marilyn & Me, a red with red glitter (it stains!), white base is Couleur Inc Snow White (which had no application issues again, yay) and the white glitter is Innisfree Eco Nail Color 20.
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
This is 2 coats of Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic, a pretty muted pink with brown undertones. Somehow I really like it and even wore it plain for a week! :p
It reminded me of Essence English Rose but the latter is much darker as you can see below. Btw, if you get swatch sticks, I recommend getting the cream ones instead of the transparent ones as it indicates opacity better and somehow I found that the transparent ones appear dull, not sure if the polish is melting the surface of the plastic or something (-_-)"
Another shot of Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic
Thanks for viewing!
Saturday 7 December 2013
Finally had some motivation to do some nail art :D
Index and ring fingers have white base with Couleur Inc Snow White (very appropriately named :p) and I used the watercolor technique with Catrice It's All I Can Blue and Essie Under Where?
Middle finger is Catrice It's All I Can Blue with roses painted on with acrylic paint. Pinky is Essie Under Where? with a pearl stuck on and dotting with white acrylic paint.
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Have recently discovered a love of matte lipsticks, especially bold colors, hence a haul of 4 lipsticks from Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick range - 101 (cool pink), 110 (orangey red), 111 (true red), 113 (beige nude).
Lips have definitely gotta be scrubbed and moisturised for these to wear nicely, otherwise it sinks into lines / clings to chapped lips (especially 113), but I do like the intensity. The lipstick has a sort of fruity sweet smell which is a little synthetic, but I don't mind it much. The lipsticks don't come sealed or even scotch-taped so I was kinda worried but luckily all were fine. The only thing was that one of the caps was misshaped (2nd from the right) so that was a little annoying (>.<)
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Monday 2 December 2013
It's been a long time since I did any stamping, and I guess it shows (-_-)" Anyway, this is Catrice Wrapped around my Finger stamped with Sally Hansen Pink Satin with BM321. Btw, if you are wondering about my super short pinky, it's because I bent it and 2/3 of the nail turned white (>.<) so I had to keep cutting it short otherwise it would somewhat flare outwards at the tips.
Catrice Wrapped around my Finger is a magenta pink creme which is pretty opaque and I love the color. However, it stains a little so would be better to put an extra layer of base coat.
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