Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Xmas!

Just a little post to wish everyone a wonderful time over the holidays.

Thank you to everyone who's subscribed to my blog. I'm truly grateful that you've done so & hope my posts have been useful to some degree.

I hope the make-up fairy brings you all lots of beautiful things. :)

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Deborah Lippmann - Glitter Polish Haul

Three gorgeous glitters from Deborah Lippmann. These are more of a finishing effect than a full, glittery nail but they're still stunning.
Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven has a slightly milky white base that's full of iridescent glitter. You'll get flashes of pink, green, blue & yellow from this one. As it's not a completely clear base, Stairway To Heaven could probably be worn alone although it would take 3 or more coats to achieve a good effect.

Stairway To Heaven

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Rock 'n' Roll Challenge - Blackout In The Red Room

I had a bit of a debate with myself as to whether I should post this, I didn't feel it turned it out as well as I'd hoped. That's what I get for rushing to get myself ready.

Anyway, this is the first part of a little challenge I've set myself. I'm trying to come up with make-up looks themed to a song or album title. This is the first one, named after Love/Hate's Blackout In The Red Room.

It looked better in person, but it was still a bit off somehow.

China Glaze - Eye Candy Collection

Yes, even more glitter polishes!
When I first heard about this collection, I got ridiculously excited. Six new glitters that are solid polishes, not topcoats with a bit of glitter to them.

First up is Blonde Bombshell.

Blonde Bombshell

A yellow-gold glitter with small flecks & larger ones scattered throughout. Took two coats to cover the nail completely. I'm not a huge fan of gold polishes, so this one doesn't really shine through for me, especially not when compared to my favourite gold, China Glaze's Medallion.

Blonde Bombshell

Friday, 9 December 2011

MAC for Gareth Pugh Pigments

Two new pigment shades released with the MAC for Gareth Pugh collection. The first thing to note with these - they don't come in standard MAC pigment packaging.

Looks pretty swanky, but it hasn't overly thrilled me for a couple of reasons. The first being that it's impossible to see the shade without opening it, which is done by twisting the square lid, rather than pulling (something it took me a while to figure out). The second reason is you're paying more money for this fancy packaging but getting less pigment.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nails - Starry Night

A little experimentation with the Glitter Gal holo polishes. These were really simple to do, two colours & star-shaped stickers are all that's needed.