Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Blog Sale!

Check out my updated blog sale, including rare Chanels, Streetwears, Nubar Indigo Illusion, MAC Whirlwind, Urban Decay Cult, and much more!         >^..^<

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ChG Midnight Mission

Midnight Mission from China Glaze came out in 2010 as part of the Fall collection.  It is a lovely muted navy, sort of a dark denim in color, with a somewhat foily finish, as it has lots of very small sparkles in it that just give it life.  Application was pretty good - I used just 2 coats here, and it was completely opaque, despite a little streakiness and cuticle drag on the first coat.  I absolutely adore this color; definitely a Top 10 polish for me, hence the backup bottle.  :)   Unfortunately the new camera I have tends to want to brighten and intensify colors like this (no matter how I adjust the white balance), so it looks brighter and more "blue" than it actually is - in real life it is definitely not this bright, is more muted and soft, and the sparkles are visible in all lighting.  I love this one, and if you like colors like this it is definitely worth picking up, as it's still readily available at a reasonable price!  Enjoy -     >^..^<

Milani Pink Out Loud

Milani Pink Out Loud is a color I've had for many years - I don't recall what year it came out or what collection it was from - sorry!  It's a nice slightly warm hot pink crelly with gold microglitter shimmer.  Application was good, as with most Milani's - easy to control, not too streaky, no cuticle drag, and built nicely in opacity.  I used 3 coats here and vnl was minimal, but it still has enough of a jelly consistency to allow the beautiful shimmer to come through.  The shimmer is visible even in low light, and unfortunately the sun didn't cooperate too well this day, so the direct light shots aren't too impressive, but you get the idea.  It's a beautiful color, and if you like this sort of hue with a little interest from the shimmer then this one is worth tracking down!  Enjoy -     >^..^<

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sephora X In Like

Sephora X In Like is a beautiful color (in the bottle...) that I picked up a while back and just haven't used.  It is an intriguing taupey grey with gold glitter in the bottle, but it doesn't translate well onto the nail.  I was hoping the taupey grey base would show more, but it is rather sheer actually and gets drowned out by the gold glitter. Application was ok - the brush is a little "moppy" but the formula was good, and it was fairly easy to control.  It is a little sparkler in the sun, and even in indirect indoor lighting it is easy to see the gold glitter.  It's one of those polishes I can't decide if I like or not, as I'm not sure it looks good on my skin tone (not unlike Zoya Jules).  Hmm.  Anyway - enjoy!     >^..^<