I'm so glad March is here because that means we are that much closer to spring. I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for warm weather. Come on Spring! Here are my faves for the month of February.
Bobbi Brown's Pink Cloud nail polish is a your nails but better type of polish. I always gravitate towards these type of natural colors. This color look so natural on giving the appearance of clean and glossy nails but has a very feminine, girly and fun pink hue to to it. I absolutely love it. Not everyone will be a fan of the sheerness of this polish but if you like something girly spring like but yet like it keep it subtle or are ready for a change from the dark wintery polishes, then you'll love this. And the name is absolutely adorable...pink cloud. It describes this color very well, as it is a very soft cloud like whitish and dreamy color.
As a quick thank you to everyone that has read my blog thru out the years, I've decided to give away one of my favorite spring palettes, Bobbi Browns Nectar and Nude Eye Palette.
1. You must be a follower of my blog and youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/29ansa
2. If you have blogger, please post this giveaway somewhere on your blog. You can make a post about it or just link it in your blog.
3. Comment below if you want to be entered.
The giveaway will be closed in three weeks at which time I will pick a subscriber at random and mail the palette. The giveaway is opened internationally.
Bobbi just launched The Nectar and Nude collection which is a very pretty collection made of pretty shaded of peach, honey nectar and nudes. I feel that this is a very feminine and beautiful collection for spring composed of gorgeous and soft shades.
Below are swatches of the Nectar and Nude eyeshadow palette.
The colors are so pretty. I will do a more in depth post later once i've had a chance to play with them.
Formula X Centigrade is a beautiful sophisticated blue. This is gorgeous on short nails. It's a very deep lapis blue and it maintains the blue instead of going black or purple.
Wearing this polish makes me feel both wintery and summery because it's dark enough to be worn in winter but it makes me think of the deep ocean...because it's such a gorgeous blue. Formula X is meant to be chip free but this did chip on me in a couple of days which I was really surprised. Otherwise, highly recommend this polish if you're looking for a "grown-up" blue.
January is officially over which in my mind equates to we are that much closer to spring. Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The warmer weather, gorgeous sunshine and blooming flowers makes spring so special. I find that seasons and season cravings sometimes dictate my nail polish choices. Today I went for OPI Cajun Shrimp a very bright and cheery orange/red color that's so stunning and it's gorgeous on the nails.
This is one of my favorite OPI nail polishes and its so beautiful on the toes as well and gorgeous with a tan. Looks perfect when those toes are dipped in sand or beautiful blue ocean water...ok I'm definitely ready for spring and summer.
Along with the 15 cool palette, MAC also released a 15 eyeshadow warm palette. I gravitate towards warm colors mostly so I'm really excited to have this palette and start creating some looks with it. Below is a video and swatches of this palette:
1. from right to left, Lemon Tart - gorgeous shimmery gold, Brule - beautiful off white matte and Hey - Gorgeous shimmery champagne.
2. Creative Copper - Bronzy gold, Vanilla Extract - Shimmery Gold and Warm Breeze - a duo-chrome peachy gold.
3. Butterfudge - a dirty olive brown, Honey Lust - a warm honey golden luster, Gingersnap - gorgeous shimmery purple.
4. Divine Decadence - gorgeous shimmery dark brown, Amber Lights - beautiful orange gold, and Dark Brew - Purple deluxe finish.
5. Unwind - green golden shimmer, Saddle - beautiful red orange brown, and In the Dark - Matte brown almost black.
Overall, I love this palette. The colors are beautiful and warm, the pigmentation is amazing and the texture is very easy to work with. I can't wait to use this to create some looks.
When I heard that Sephora was discontinuing the Sephora by OPI nail polish range, I was really sad specicially about one amazing color...metro chic. The likes of the taupe purple mushroom shade is easier to find now than when metro chic first came out, but I loved it so much and I always get a bunch of compliments when I wear it. The new line however, formula X seems to has a very close dupe called Perfection.
Formula X is meant to be very gel like and last on the nails for a more extended period of time than the regular polish. I do think this looks very gel like in the fact that it looks very shiny and it curves your nails much like the gel polish. Perfection (just like metro chic) is a gorgeous purple taupe mushroom shade, in the dirty family that looks amazing with short nails and it's perfect for fall and winter. Overall, I'm very happy that Sephora is offering a pretty much exact dupe and highly recommend this shade.