Friday, September 25, 2009

Sally's Mini Haul

Ok, so just a quick post on a couple of things I got at Sally's Beauty Supply.

After watching raving reviews on YouTube about this particular product, I knew I had to get it asap, the thing is it actually took me awhile to get it because I was convinced I didn't need it, but anyway I did LOL! (Damn YT!)

It's the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush. It's supposed to revitalise greasy, dull hair between washes and leave your hair feeling clean like you actually washed it.

No excuse for not washing your hair though...

I've only used it once and so far so good, it leaves your hair smelling super fresh and it also does what it promises so yay for that! Only downside is that it leaves a white powdery residue, but it eventually disappears once you work it in.

I also picked up the ION Ionic Ceramic Paddle Brush. It says it's treated with natural ionic energy a blend of tourmaline and Japanese ionic-ceramic minerals (whatever that means...the words ion,ceramic and tourmaline made me buy it...)

Also I got these little babies right here...
Seche Vite Crystal Clear base coat, and the Dry fast top coat.
I will be making proper reviews on this ones later. As for now all I have to say is bye bye to my Sally Hansen Mega Shine topcoat. :)


OPI Manicurist of Seville

As you may already know Manicurist of Seville is part of the OPI Espana Collection. I only got this beautiful shade from this collection but I might go back and get Pamplona Purple which I also liked a lot.

This is described as a deep sangria color, which translates into a maroon/redish/ wine color. In some lights it ever looks like a deep rasberry color.It is perfect for this fall and winter.

I'm not usually into deep reds or wine polishes, but I don't know why lately I've been liking them a lot!
What I love about this shade is that it's very creamy and looks almost kind of vampy(oh yeah and looks really cute on my toes!) :)

Let me know if you like!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Grand Entrance

I've been meaning to do this post for a while but for some reason I haven't. But here it is at last!

Just wanted to share with you the beauty of MAC Grand Entrance LE e/s and a little dorky swatch thrown in as well.

As you already know from my previous post on the MAC Love that look collection, the starflash finish is my absolute favorite along with veluxe pearl which can be very similar.

MAC describes it as a frosty peach beige. As for me well I don't see much of the peachy-ness, but it is a beautiful shimmery champagne color.

I use it all over my eyelid with something simple like Carbon, Espresso, or Shadowy Lady on the crease. Or just as a higlight on my inner V, and it makes me look very bright eyed and awake which is always a good thing :).

I always go for e/s that can be used over and over on a daily basis but that also look amazing for a night out and this one is very versatile, since you can pair it with shimmers or matte finishes and still looks amazing.

Also it photographs beautifully! (Hope you like my swatch lol)

Grand Entrance has been compared with Stila Kitten, and apparently it's a really good dupe for it, I can't tell because I don't own it but in pics it looks really similar. So if you missed GE, you might want to check out Stila Kitten.

Def. one to have! I loooove it!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Couture Couture Perfume by Juicy Couture

So I finally got the opportunity to smell this gorgeous new scent by Juicy Couture and I must say I LOVE it!

I seriously need to get this perfume and I recommend you trying it out because chances are you will love it too.

Juicy always wins me over with their amazingly cute and vintage-y looking perfume bottles that are to die for, but with this new on come on is just perfection haha. But just look at that beauty! Cuuute!

Since I won't be able to describe the scent for the life of me, this is what Juicy says it smells like:

"Go Couture Yourself.
with luscious mandarin wrapped in natural orange flower and a succulent pink grape accord on top...the middle notes sparkle with star jasmine, honeysuckle and blushed plum and dry down to warm cozy background glittered with amber, vanilla and creamy sandalwood."

Just for fun,these are their previous perfumes.

Juicy Couture
I've had the 3.4 fl oz for almost 2 years now and I still have some left!

"Starts with sweet fruits, heavy on the watermelon. As it dries down, the sweetness is cut momentarily by the water hyacinth and a vague touch of green, but it is amped up again as the white florals take the stage, and again later as the caramel and vanilla come into play. The tuberose predominates only for a short time, after that, it smells like indistinct white florals. The base is rather light, at least in the Eau de Parfum concentration, and is painted in tones that are more cool than warm, so despite the sweetness and the caramel crème brulée and vanilla."

Viva la Juicy

"Wild berries and mandarins, honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. To round it out, amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline add just the right touch of sweetness."


Thursday, September 10, 2009

NOTD Orly Purple Crush

Here is what's on my nails right now :)

Don't let the name fool you because this baby is more of a redish purple than what you might expect. It's kind of hard to get a good pic of the actual color, but this one is close enough.

I really like Orly nail polishes because they're easy to apply thanks to the long applicator and medium sized brush.It goes on very evenly and shiny, only 2 coats and you're good to go.
Hope you like!


Monday, September 7, 2009

OPI Matte Russian Navy

I thought it was love but it wasn't.

I really wanted to really like this new matte nail polish trend, but honestly I just don't.
I was super excited when I first heard about this trend, and so I when OPI decided to come out with six of their most famous shades in a matte finish I just couldn't wait to try them.

And then I had to choose which shade to try since I didn't want to buy them all and then come to the realization that I didn't really like them.

Between Lincoln Park After Dark, Alpine Snow, You Don't Know Jacques!,Gargantuan Green Grape, La Paz-itively Hot, and Russian Navy ... I went with the last one.

In my mind this was going to be the perfect navy blue with the matte twist to it. In reality is just a blah deep blue shade.

I got people's attention alright...from quick discreet glances to full on comments. For example my hubby immediately had to comment on how weird my nail polish looked, he's actual words "what happened to your nails, they look like flat paint". I just laughed because it was true and he actually noticed the lack of glossines on my nails LOL.

On to the wear of this polish.... well don't expect much. Each bottle comes with a tag with instructions and a tip.

It says:

Matte by OPI does not wear as long as original OPI Nail Lacquer. (BELIEVE IT!!!)
Do not use a base coat, top coat, drying products, or hand lotion when wearing Matte.
Do an all Matte nail. Or do a Matte nail with a matching Gloss tip.

Well after a max. of 3 hours you end up with a chipping chaos and dry hands.
Not cute.
It doesn't last at all, but you can try a Matte top coat and see how it goes. It did last a good 5 days on my toes with minor chipping incidents.

Maybe I should've tried the cute pink Paz-itively Hot, instead of this one. Oh well I guess I will try it with a matte topcoat eventually and see how it works.

But Matte nails...mmmhh I don't think you're my type.