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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Butter London Teddy Girl

Teddy girl is like OPI's mod about you "sophisticated cousin". It's the same bold light milky pink but whereas Mod About You is a bit streaky and requires patience (regardless of how many coats), Teddy Girl applies much nicer. Teddy girl's requires two coats because the first coat will be a bit streaky (very common with these type of white pink colors) but the second coat makes it go completely opaque.

It's definitely a cool pink. It's striking on so much so that the entire week I had it on, not one day went by without getting a compliment on my polish. I'm not sure if the picture above makes it justice because the lighting was off when I took this but I highly recommend this color. It's perfect for all the pink lovers like myself.
Hope you all have had an amazing week.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MACs Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! Swatch from Blogger's Obsessions

Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! is a gorgeous warm walnut brown with tons and tons of gold glitter running thru it. When I first swatched this today I thought I died and went to heaven! That's how gorgeous this eyeshadow is.
I'm such a natural lover, that I can't resist any warm colors especially when they come with gold in them. I typically stay way from glitter especially with Urban Decay shadows but I do not ever have any fall out issues with any of the MAC shadows (even the lusters that everyone complains about). This is extremely pigmented as well.
I believe this is sold out online only and it was created by a blogger. I love this color and will be getting a back up.
Hope you all have had a lovely week.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Butter London Yummy Mummy

You guys know that I love murky colored polishes and yummy mummy falls in that category. It is a "dirty" mushroom meet purple color. This is a lighter version of one of my all time favorite polishes which is Metro Chic by Sephora by OPI.
This is my first Butter London polish purchase but my experience with this polish was amazing. This applies like a dream. The texture of this polish is thin yet opaque. I find that polishes are either opaque but quite thick and you must be careful when applying them, or thin and runny and need several coats to show up. This is the best of both worlds. One coat, and it went opaque and it was so thin it applied like a dream. No gluppiness or streakness. These are expensive at $14 per polish (which is why I shied away from them for so long) but totally worth it. Also they are 3 free which is too me is very important. I have a huge list of other butter London polishes I want to try.
What are some of your favorite "murky polishes"?
Hope you all have had an amazing weekend.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill 9 Rock Sand

If you're a champagne eyeshadow lover like me, then you must have this eyeshadow. Giorgio Armani Rock Sand is a half way in between a cream and a powder shadow with a gorgeous sparkling personality.

This is very similar to MAC Grand Entrance eyeshadow which was limited edition. It's a gorgeous champagne color with a pink undertone. For those of you who loved the idea behind MAC's cham pale collection and the sparkling, shimmering paint pots but hated the glitter that came with those paint pots then this would be the perfect substitute. These do not crease and are perfect on their own or with shadows on top.

What are some of your favorite champagne eyeshadows?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

MAC Fleur Power Blush

I'm so addicted to MAC's Fleur Power blush at the moment, I had to post about it quickly. I love pink blushes but what makes this blush more unique than other pinks is that Fleur Power has a warm, hot coral undertone that makes it universally flattering on any skintone. It immediately warms up your face and gives that perfect, out for a walk in the beach flush to the cheeks.
The first picture below is sheered out but you can really see the coral undertone in the second picture.

Fleur Power blush is a satin finish and it has no shimmer or glow to it. It's an extremely pigmented blush and you need very little to give color and life to your cheeks. This is such a gorgeous and lovely color. I'm loving it at the moment. For all of your who love pink but also love coral which is so in at the moment, this is the perfect in between color.
Do you have this blush?
Hope you all are having an amazing weekend

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Taupe eyeshadows!

I'm one of those girls that when they like a shirt they get it in every possible color and when I like a color I get it in every brand...I'm sure some of you can relate.
Taupe eyeshadows is one of those colors that I buy in whatever brand and can never get enough of! Here are some of my favourites: Bobbie Brown Heather Mauve, Chanel Safari, Nars Corfu, MAC Satin Taupe, Le Metier De Beaute in Corinthian and Urban Decay in Sidecar.

 Bobbie Brown Heather Mauve is a gorgeous taupe with tons of silver shimmer. I love taupes that have a good quantity of silver in it.
Chanel Safari is the least pigmented of these so this for those that like a soft taupe color

 Le Metier De Beaute in Corinthian is extremely pigmented and it has more purple then silver.
 NARS corfu is a cream color shadow from NARS. I can only use this if I use NARS's primer, otherwise this creases. It's a gorgeous color
 MAC satin taupe is one of my faves. It's texture is soft as butter and it is extremely wearable.
Urban Decay Sidecar is very shimmery and it's a bit softer than most taupes but highly pigmented.

I feel like I'm leaving out one or two other taupes that I may have in my collection but I think I value these the most.
Do you love Taupe shadows?
Hope you all have had an amazing week.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Both MAC painterly and MAC soft ochre paint pots are non shimmery, natural eyeshadow basis. These are both great under eyeshadow because they are so natural, they do not change the color of the eyeshadow. They keep eyeshadow from creasing and are long lasting. They are also great to put on even without eyeshadow to get a clean look to the eyelid and cancel out any discoloration.
Painterly on the right, and Soft Ochre on the left
In MAC foundation terms painterly is an NW because it has pink undertones and Soft Ochre is an NC because it has yellow undertones. However I find that I can wear them both even though I'm usually an NC with MAC. MAC's paint pots are some of MAC's best products. I really wish they would come up with some new PERMANENT ones.

Do you have these?
Hope you all are having an amazing day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inglot eyeshadow swatches

I'm clearly very late on the Inglot bandwagon but I decided it was time to try them out and decided to start out with my favorite item for any cosmetic line and that is eyeshadow. I got Pearl 454, Pearl 397 and DS 461 which are swatched below in that order.

Clearly the colors are picked are very wearable and natural because that's what I reach for most. Pearl 454 is a gunmetal gray. Pearl 397 is a gorgeous pink very similar to Stila Kitten and DS461 is a soft brown with tons of gold shimmer.
My early review about these is that they are very smooth and buttery in texture similar to Urban Decay eyeshadows, and they swatch very pretty. However, they sort of fizzle on the lid. I didn't get the same vibrancy on the lid and I tried them with both a shimmery and a matte eyeshadow base. I'm extremely picky when it comes to eyeshadow. I try a lot of eyeshadow but find that MAC and Urban Decay are my two brands of choice and the rest seem to just collect dust in my makeup collection. I'll give these a few tries and give a proper review later on.

Do you own any Inglot eyeshadows?

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