Thursday, June 30, 2011

Festive 4th Nails

Feeling the spirit of the Holiday Weekend.

OPI Russian Navy Suede w/ Color Club Worth the Risque stamped using several of the plates from the first BundleMonster set, topcoated

Zig Zag Hibiscus Nails

I really love Essie's nail polish formula.  It is just so easy to work with and they jelly cream finish of so many of their polishes is just a favorite of mine.  I thought this konadicure turned out pretty snazzy :)

Essie Splash of Grenadine base w/ China Glaze First Class Ticket Stamped using Konad M78

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Inglot Purple Palooza ~ Review Swatches & Look

Blah Blah I love me some Inglot, let's get to the goods cuz this is gonna be a BIG post :P LOL  All pics are clickable to view larger.

Row 1: 440P, 346M, 493DS, 39S, 445P
Row 2: 14S, 66AMC, 441P, 386M, 379M
Row 3: 439P, 40S, 320M, 491DS, 377M
Row 4: 446P, 67AMC, 73AMC, 325M, 482DS

ROWs 1 & 2 ~ Review & Close Ups

440 Pearl~ pale pinky lilac with icy white metallic sheen
436 Matte~ pale pinky lilac matte
493 Double Sparkle~ light lavender matte with sparkles
39 AMC Shine~ light orchid pink with pink metallic sheen & multicolored sparkles
445 Pearl~ light orchid with soft orchid pearl

14 AMC Shine~ bright thistle with pink metallic sheen & multicolored sparkles
66 AMC~ chalky thistle matte with multicolored sparkle
441 Pearl~ light lavender with blue pearl
386 Matte~ medium violet matte
379 Matte~ medium blue violet matte

ROWs 3 & 4 ~ Review & Close Ups

439 Pearl~ medium violet with blue pearl
40 AMC Shine~ medium dirty plum with plum metallic sheen & multicolored sparkles
320 Matte~ crayon purple matte
491 Double Sparkle~ royal purple matte with sparkles
377 Matte~ royal purple matte

446 Pearl~ deep dirty plum with plum pearl
67 AMC~ chalky deep blue violet matte wtih sparkles
73 AMC~ deep red violet matte with sparkles
325 Matte~ deep plum matte
482 Double Sparkle~ deep blue violet with sparkles

Here's a look I did using this palette.

493DS on inner 1/3 of lid
441P on center lid
40S on outer 1/3 of lid
440P on tearduct to highlight
67AMC in crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Rockstar on waterline

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chanel Mimosa w/ Lippmann Boom Boom Pow

I really loved the way this turned out!  Mimosa wasn't a dream to work with but it wasn't the nightmare I've seen it touted to be on other blogs.  I absolutely adore the color, it is unlike any yellow I have.  The subtle shimmer is glorious in the bottle and doesn't translate to the nail as shimmer but it has that oomph that keeps it from looking like a dead cream on the nail.  I wore Mimosa on its own for a few days then got kinda bored and I wanted some sparkle, so I added the Boom Boom Pow.  This is 3 coats of Mimosa & 2 coats Boom Boom Pow.  I really like the end result :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

An Ode to Blue Hydrangea with Inglot Mattes

I don't think I could possibly love Inglot anymore than I do!  I am STILL working on swatching and photographing my extensive shadow collection which is officially DONE (unless they release MORE new colors LOL)  Right now I am weighing in at a whopping 180 of the little squares of Heaven.  Anyhow, since the release of the new mattes I have been having way too much fun with color.  The flowers from my wedding inspired this look.  I had blue hydrangeas and white roses with coral/pink edging on the petals.  My flowers rank #3 on my list of favorite things from my wedding, right behind the boy (duh) and that insanely large and delicious cake! :) Now that we're all hungry since I said the work cake LOL we can feast our eyes on this:

Inglot 367M (pale sky blue) on entire lid
Inglot 369M (periwinkle) on middle & outer lid
Inglot 388M (royal blue violet) on outer lid
Inglot 318M (white) on browbone & blended into lid colors to soften
Inglot 336M (deep indigo) lightly in crease for depth
Urban Decay Uzi 24/7 liner pencil on water lines & upper outer half of lashline
I can't remember what mascaras I used.  I always use a combo of 2, sometimes 3 & I own 8 LOL
Tarte Tipsy Amazonian Clay Blush
MAC Everhip Lipstick topped with Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Gloss in Pink Prosecco

Smashbox FAQ TSV Look

I got the Smashbox FAQ TSV from QVC awhile back and I absolutely LOVE the colors.  I hated the shadow quint, I couldn't get the colors to blend for squat even though these pics turned out fairly decent and the overall look was a winner.  I duped the colors from the quint with my Inglots and now I'm a happy camper :)  I think my faves from this collection are the gloss & softlights.  I find myself reaching for them constantly.

Friday, June 17, 2011

China Glaze Lighthouse w/ Broken Hearted Crackle

I was wanting something bright and very High Ya!  Mission Accomplished LOL  I really liked the way Broken Hearted cracked up over this glass fleck. I dig it!