Friday, April 20, 2012

Don't Bite Your Nails: Butter London Knackered Swatch + Quick Review

     I always find holographic or duo-chrome polishes really interesting. However, duo-chromes tend to come in colors that I find extremely unflattering on me. Knowing this, I still couldn't resist Butter London's Knackered from their Spring 2012 collection. It's too cool and I must say, I'm completely impressed even though the color doesn't totally suit my color palette. I took a video to kind of show you the effect the polish has other than the duo-chrome. But please remember, this is even more interesting in real life.

     Butter London Knackered is a multicolor "duo"-chrome with small rainbow glitter particles. In different angles and lighting it can flash gunmetal, lavender purple, hot pink, blue, and lighter green. In addition, the rainbow glitters add another crazy dimension to the polish. Obviously, pictures could not justify the polish and surprisingly video couldn't either; it's one of those real life must see nail polishes. Personally, my favorite part of the polish is the mini rainbow glitters that under sunlight makes the polish look animated (actually!). Now down to logistics. The payoff from the polish isn't amazing, but it builds up well. The swatch here is three coats for pretty much full opacity. The application of the polish is wonderful. Because the polish is pretty sheer, it's also pretty thin, but that means that the polish won't get clumpy or thick, no bubbles either.
     Overall, if you can get your hands on this, I highly recommend it. I also suggest layering this over a darker polish for  less coats and different effects.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video: 5 Month Collective Haul

     The Spring makeup collections were really pretty this year! So I couldn't resist. ;P This haul is so big that it's in 2 parts.

Tell me if you want extensive reviews on anything!

Thanks for watching! Byebye. >W  <

Saturday, April 7, 2012

FOTD: Dimensional Smokeys

     I never have time in the morning to actually put on a lot of makeup, not that I want to, but my items just seem so wasted. So when I'm particularly stressed out or tired or bored, I just go to my makeup and I do a little sumtin' sumtin'. A couple nights ago, I went for a dimensional smokey eye with a dimensional face. I usually already have the most basic face makeup and mascara on, but that's it. You'll get it once I get into it. I was really into that day because my skin hadn't been so good in a couple of months. But now the acne's back and it's wild... Anyways, here are some pictures.

     On my face I used...
Makeup Forever HD in 118 (had on for the whole day)
Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer in Sand (had on, but reapplied a lot...)
NYX Eyeshadow in Taupe (to contour only nose)
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

     On my cheeks I used...
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge (as a base, and low on the cheeks)
NARS Sex Appeal Blush (to set)
Note: Placing the blush low serves a contour!

     On my lips I used...
MAC Peachstock Lipstick (Perfect)

     On my eyes I used...
Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
Rock & Republic Veil Eyeshadow (as a base)
LORAC Avant Garde Haute Couture Palette (dark green-black and mid-tone brown)
MAC Dazzlelight Eyeshadow (for inner corners)
Makeup Forever 23L Aqua Liner (lower inner corner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero (upper and lower rims)
Maybelline One by One Mascara (already applied)
Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Aqua (upper and lower lashes)

And another cam-whore pic. C:

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rapid Lash Week 1 Update

     I've always had pretty thin, short lashes, but they were decently full until recently. I think my lashes were really suffering from my must waterproof mascaras, but one the right eye, the lashes were just disappearing. As in, there was a huge patch where there were literally no lashes (maybe like 2 really short ones). So mascara was applying unevenly, and I was just plain worried.
     Before this little ordeal, I had already been thinking of getting a lash serum, because my favorite part of makeup application is the lashes, and who doesn't want beautiful lashes? I had been looking into the product, and there were all sorts from kind of cheap to really expensive. I knew I wasn't getting from expensive, so I needed to find a cheaper, yet effective serum. I decided to go with the mid-priced, but decently reviewed Rapid Lash Growth Serum. Another bonus is that this particular lash serum usually goes for around 50$, but once every couple of months HauteLook will have it for 25ish bucks. Steal!!
     So, I just finished my first week (+2 days but whatever). I'm so sorry I did not take pictures of the original, but I'm going to do it for week 2. Anyways, I already see results! Nothing major but my the bald patch has grown in though it's a bit shorter than the lashes around it. The upper lashes on my right side which are much more random/sparse/wtf have grown in number (not that many, just a little) and are a tiny bit longer. The upper lashes on the left eye have also grown in length. The lower lashes on the right side, have stayed strong and may have grown a bit in length. The lower lashes on the left side which have always been near to non-existent without mascara, have grown in number and a bit in length. Overall, I'm really pleased with such quick (though small) results and I'm excited to see what will come in the next few weeks.
     Well of course these types of things come with some negatives. The reviews of Rapid Lash say that the serum will cause discolorations on the areas applied, and sensitivity. I already have discolored lash lines naturally (which looks like I'm wearing eye shadow when I'm not!), and brown discoloration. But there's definitely red discolorations that are not permanent. This can make you look really tired or allergy irritated. Secondly, the sensitivity is also true. My eyes still water and itch after I've used the serum, but it's not extreme. Note that I really do have quite sensitive eyes.
     Anywho, I'm willing to suffer these little minor things for the decent results I've seen. I'll beginning taking weekly pictures starting tonight after I've removed my makeup and I'm ready to go to bed!

That was such a text heavy post, omg.

Thank you for reading (if you got through it, I won't blame you if you didn't, I wouldn't have)! Byebye. C;