Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Foiled again!!

So...I've been missing in action lately. Between work, vacation and life I've been away from my computer lately.

I have 2 foils for you today. Both of these are from Supply Source and were a steal for only $0.99! First up is Teal Foil...

This is 2 coats. I wish this were a little more "teal" IRL. It is beautiful though! It leans a little more green than actual teal but for 99 cents, I really don't have anything to complain about.

Next is Purple Foil...

Man, oh, man!! This is hot!! I love purple and this one is amazing! It is very metallic and glowy at the same time. This is also 2 coats. Both of these applied very smooth and dried very fast.

I have a few more of the Supply Source foils but haven't tried them yet. I think I plan on getting some more...for the price, you can't go wrong.

Here's a bonus...

Purple Foil mattified! I love how this has a sueded finish! I think foils and metallics look best matted and this one is no exception.

Have a great rest of the week!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Diamond Cosmetics: Don't Teal My Heart Away

Happy Saturday everyone!! I am enjoying my sunny but mild Saturday afternoon...looking forward to what the night will bring!!

This is Diamond Cosmetics "Don't Teal My Heart Away". A beautiful medium teal creme. This is 2 coats with my regular base and top coats. This applied very nicely which I have found to be the norm for most Diamond Cosmetic polishes I have tried. I think I may have found another color I really love...teal!! This color works well with my skin tone I think.

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend and for those mother's out there, Happy Mother's Day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Zoya Indigo

With all the hype over the Zoya exchange going on I thought it was time to post a Zoya of my own! This is Indigo. It is a beautiful shimmery navy with just the tiniest touch of holo glitter. When I say tiniest...I mean TINIEST!! You can definitely see it in the bottle but sadly, it does not translate very well to the nail. It is still a very pretty color and you do get random holo glints in the sun. The brushes on Zoya's are a little tricky and take some getting used to. The stem is shorter than other brands and the brush is short and narrower as well but, once you get the hang of it it works out just fine.

OPI My Throne For A Cranberry Scone

Why I waited so long to wear this is completely beyond me! This is gorgeous! This is old formula OPI which means thin brush and thin polish that applies perfectly! This is only 2 coats but I could have done a 3rd. This is not 100% color accurate and has a bit deeper tone IRL. If you don't have this one in your collection I would recommend you try to find it because it is very pretty. It's one of those colors that could be appropriate year round if you feel the need to use certain colors seasonaly. I wore this one for about 5 days which is very unusual for me!! I could easily see using it again before the year is over!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lazy day post!

Yup...this is yesterday's mani (haha..."Yesterday's"!!) I've been itching to use my new Chanel Illusion d'Or and thought this mani would be perfect to jazz up! This is 2 coats of IdO over yesterday's matte blue twilight. I like how the blue base picks up the blue shimmery flakes of IdO. Also, if you look carefully there is a very light splattering of pale green micro glitter in there too. It's very sparse but it's there...I swear!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

LA Girl Matte Blue Twilight

I love this shade of blue! Nice and dusty and a tad purple. The "matte" effect was more of a satin or rubberized finish but it was still edgy without looking weird. I really like the matte finish but sometimes the cremes look a bit ashy and dry. The satiny finish tends to look a little nicer in my opinion. This is 2 coats and was pretty easy to work with. The OPI mattes were super pigmented but a PITA to work with! These are also a lot easier on the wallet!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Claire's Mood polish


I have a few of Claire's newer Mood polishes for you today. I know these came out recently but, I had so much fun with these!

Calm/Wild. This is the only shimmer one that I have...I'm not sure if there were any others in the collection though. I love the "cold" purple shade of this one but it was a bit warm the day I took this picture so the color change is not as noticeable in this shot.

Daring/Innocent. This one had a craaaazyyy color change! The "cold" color was a nice grey which deepend the colder it got. The "hot" color was a weird peachy nude color. The contrast was very stunning though.

These are both 3 coats. They were just a tad streaky but I got over that when I saw how much fun they were! Definitely looking forward to trying some of the other colors I have.