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4/18/14

Pop Culture Cosmetics- 'Happy Daisy'

My second PCC polish is this happy, festive top coat.
Here's 2 coats of 'Happy Daisy' over 
2 coats of Sinful Colors' 'Unicorn'.



'Happy Daisy' is a clear top coat filled with all sizes of yellow
and white hexes. There are a couple white daisy glitters in there,
but their super hard to get to, even with a toothpick :/


Despite that, this is such a happy, lighthearted mani that I don't even care
if the daisies come out or not-
the combo is still adorable!


What do you think?

4/17/14

Pop Culture Cosmetics 'Smart & Sassy'

I haven't had a Pop Culture Cosmetics polish in awhile,
but when I saw their new Spring/Easter polishes-
I had to have some.


Here's the first of several,
'Smart & Sassy' over Sinful Colors' 'Cotton Candy'

'Smart & Sassy' is a light pink jelly filled with large blue stars,
Large blue, neon yellow, and pink hexes, small & square iridescent glitter,
and yellow, blue, & pink micro-glitter.


I was quite pleased with this polish?
It's super adorable and great for Spring :)

4/15/14

Revlon Matte Balm Stain- 'Audacious'

Whew!
Sorry it's been almost/over a week since I posted last.
I've had so much going on with job fairs, wedding planning,
and now moving houses!


Anyway,
ya'll know I'm in love with Revlon's Matte Balm Stains,
(see a full review of them here)
and now that it's Spring/close to Summer,
I was ready to pick up some brighter colors :)

Here's 'Audacious'!

'Audacious' is a bright, peachy-orange shade.
:)



It's much brighter than these pictures can show,
AND I LOVE IT.
!!! 


As always, the formula and wearability of these balm stains are incredible.
I HIGHLY recommend you scoop one or two of these babies up for the coming season,
if you haven't already!

4/6/14

Game of Thrones makeup series- R'hllor, The Lord of Light

GAME OF THRONES PREMIER TODAY OMG.
In honor of that, I'm so excited to pick back up
my Game of Thrones makeup series!
(See HERE for all my Game of Thrones looks last year)


Today's look is based on R'hllor, the Lord of Light.
"For the night is dark and full of terrors."

In case you don't read the books or watch the series,
this is an increasingly popular and apparently strong
or 'real' God in Westeros. 
His most prominent disciple is
the lady Melisandre, who's a freak in and of herself,
and who's also the guiding force behind Stannis Baratheon's movement.


Here's my look for R'hllor:


I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill's 'Tako'- browbone
Lime Crime's 'Siren' inner corner
SYN Cosmetics' 'Ruthless' -lid
Sugarpill's 'Flamepoint', SYN Cosmetics' 'Blaze'- crease
BFTE's 'Lemon' and Sugarpill's 'Buttercupcake'- waterline


Although the yellow on the waterline turned out a bit too bright,
and the inner corners are a little sloppy,
I still like it.

The Lord of Light is all about fire (obviously),
and often blood sacrifice, so I think the reds were definitely a good choice.
What do you guys think?

4/5/14

Game of Thrones review & roundup

So in lieu of the new season of Game of Thrones starting TOMORROW,
I decided to put together all my past GoT related posts.
I have polishes & makeup looks to show ya,
in case you didn't see them or follow my blog then :)


First up, GoT manis.

The Eyrie :)
from Not Too Polished

Casterly Rock
Not Too Polished

Winterfell
Not Too Polished

Direwolf
Fanchromatic Nails


And now for a few of the GoT looks:

The Lannisters


The Tyrells

The Targaryens


Winterfell ( the Starks )




I'm super excited to continue my GoT makeup series this year!
Stay tuned TOMORROW for my latest installment :)

4/3/14

'Everything But the Kitchen Sink'

I have my second polish from the new (to me) indie maker,
Indie Polish.
:)


Here's 'Everything But the Kitchen Sink' :)

'Everything But the Kitchen Sink' is a clear topcoat filled with various sizes
and shapes of glitter: hexes, shreds, micro glitter- everything :)
If not black, the colors of the glitter were all Spring-like,
which is what prompted be to buy the polish now.

It's a super cute top coat :)


4/2/14

Grass is Lime Greener


I have my last polish from China Glaze's City Flourish collection to show you today.
It's easily my second favorite of the bunch.
This bad boy is essentially a neon and SCREAMS awesomeness.


Here's 3 coats of 'Grass is Lime Greener'.

'Grass is Lime Greener' is a (shockingly!) neon lime green creme.
IT'S AMAZEBALLS.
Totally perfect for the coming summer.
I can already tell I'll be wearing it to every show I got to :)



POLISH INFORMATION
Brand: China Glaze
Type: Creme
Formula: Good!
Opacity (1-5): 4
Application: Good
Price: $7 
Get This: online or local beauty stores like Sally's and Ulta


What do you guys think of this polish?
I freaking love it.

4/1/14

Metro Pollen-tin

This could not be a more appropriate polish since my eyes are RAVAGED 
by the pollen from everything blooming right now.
fml.


Anyway, here's another polish from CG's new City Flourish Spring collection.
This is 3 coats of 'Metro Pollen-ton'.


'Metro Pollen-tin' is a rich "marigold-yellow".
This is one of the few yellow polishes Ive seen hat actually looks good on your nails.
It wasn't streaky, simulating the color of poop or fungus...
it's just a solid polish :)

POLISH INFORMATION
Brand: China Glaze
Type: Creme
Formula: Good!
Opacity (1-5): 4
Application: Good
Price: $7 
Get This: online or local beauty stores like Sally's and Ulta



3/26/14

CG's NEW 'Petal to the Metal'

This is probably my most FAVORITE polish of this season, period.
It reminds me faintly of 'Flip Flop Fantasy' from CG a couple years ago,
and i loveddddddd that polish. Still do :)



Here's 3 coats of 'Petal to the Metal' from CG's City Flourish Spring 2014 collection.



POLISH INFORMATION
Brand: China Glaze
Type: Creme
Formula: Eh, it was pretty streaky :/
Opacity (1-5): 4
Application: Okay. Nothing to rave about, but it was decent.
Price: $7 for a mini
Get This: online or local beauty stores like Sally's and Ulta



I freaking ADORE this polish.
It's basically a neon and is just perfect for the upcoming season.
However, the streaky-ness does completely suck. Meh.

3/25/14

CG's NEW 'In a Lily Bit'

So all of you know China Glaze recently released 
a new collection for Spring 2014- City Flourish.
IT'S AMAZING.
I've bought several polishes from it,
and today is the first of those :)

Here's 3 coats of 'In a Lily Bit'.

'In a Lily Bit' is a super pastel lilac creme.
It looks almost pastel pink in some light.

POLISH INFORMATION
Brand: China Glaze
Type: Creme
Formula: Eh, it was pretty streaky :/
Opacity (1-5): 4
Application: Okay. Nothing to rave about, but it was decent.
Price: $7 for a mini
Get This: online or local beauty stores like Sally's and Ulta



I looooove this color,
but I was super disappointed in how streaky the formula was.
After 3 coats and a top coat- it evened out fine, though.

3/24/14

First look of Spring

Now that Spring is officially here,
I figured it was time to do a Spring-y look :)

I decided to use the four shadows I bought a couple months ago from Rite Aid:

This little bugger is from a totally unknown brand,
but hey, it was ONE DOLLAR.
So whatevs.

If you saw the swatches in the post,
it looked like it would produce some decent looks.
Here's my go with it:



I was highly pleased with the pigmentation and quality of these shadows,
especially since they were so dirt cheap and from an iffy brand.
I really love the bright, Spring colored combo they create together :)


What do you all think?





3/21/14

'On a Clear Day'

OH HAI.

Did you think I'd forgotten about you?
I haven't! I've just been SUPER freaking swamped.
I've been going to bed as soon as all my stuff is done and daughter is put to bed,
and the time that's usually able to be spent on myself (i.e. blogging)-
I've spent going to bed early instead :x


Anyway, I have a polish from a completely NEW indie maker!
Well, new to me anyway.
I hadn't even heard of the brand until recently.
Here's 2 coats of 'On a Clear Day' from Indie Polish !

'On a Clear Day' is a turquoise polish with juuuuuust a hint of shimmer.
It's really lovely, especially for the upcoming seasons :)
I was really impressed with this polish.

GO check out her store;
she's got some really cool & unique polishes there!

POLISH INFORMATION
Brand: Indie Polish
Type: Shimmrt
Formula: Great!
Opacity (1-5): 4-5
Application: Fantastic
Price: $4 for a mini
Get This: no longer sold :/

3/14/14

Nail Mail!

blahhhhh.
Sorry I have been so MIA.
I had this astronomically huge senior project I've been working on that was due this week,
so FINALLY, i'm able to have a life again now that it's turned in.

My first post back isn't too exciting,
but it will be soon :)

I've got swatches and looks to show you all in the next week,
so stay tuned!
As for today, here's my nail mail that came in this past week:

Can you guess which ones these are? ;P


AND some new indies:

These are from a totally new (to me) indie maker.
I can't wait to show you!


:)


3/2/14

Zoya 'Jules'

I have a nice metallic polish to post about today.
I bought this a couple months ago and am 
just now getting around to swatching it for you guys,
even though i've worn it already several times :)



Here's 3 coats of Zoya's 'Jules'.


'Jules' is a metallic taupe with gold, silver, and champagne shimmer.
However, I found the polish to lean much more gold than anything else.
I was looking for something slightly more taupe-ish than this turned out to be,
 but I like it anyway.
:)

3/1/14

Whimsical Garden

I wanted to do a look that combined the jewel tones of Winter
but also represented the new florals of Spring.
I ALSO wanted to use my brand new SYN Cosmetics shadows.



Here's what I came up with:
Whimsical Garden






I used (all SYN Cosmetics' pigments):
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
'Orlow'- lid
Delerious & Jilt- crease
LuLu- lower lash line
Covergirl Bombshell mascara
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner




What do you guys think??
The sparkle and glitter from 'Jilt' is even more beautiful in real life than 
you can see in the pictures.
The green 'Orlow' really surprised me, too.
So gorgeous!
:)