Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Illamasqua - Wisdom Precision Ink

Another item I picked up on my recent haul from the Illamasqua Generation Q collection is Precision Ink in Wisdom.

Although I'm a slave to a good, black liquid liner, occasionally, I like to change it up with another colour. Wisdom is still dark, but it's definitely a deviation from black.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Lush - Independent Liquid Eyeliner

Recently, Lush announced their "Emotional Brilliance" range of make-up. Being a big Lush fan & having previously bought make-up from their now-defunct sister company, B Never, I went to have a peek at things.
I was quite overwhelmed by the choice of colours, but figured I'd play it safe by trying out their black liquid liner, Independent, first. A girl can never have enough liquid liner.

I love these cute little glass bottle. All of the make-up is packaged in these, the lip colours have doe-foot   applicators & the eye shades have thin brushes.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Glitter Gal - Teal Green

The last colour I got in my recent haul of the new Glitter Gal polish shades is Teal Green. The minute I saw this one, I fell in love with it. I'm big on greens & teals right now, so this shade was right up my alley.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Illamasqua - Empower Eyeshadow Palette

One of the two new eyeshadow palettes from the latest Illamasqua collection - Generation Q, Empower has three powder shadows & one Liquid Metal cream.

 The four shades included are -

  • Blink - a beige nude matte
  • Synth - iridescent pale pink with glitter
  • Fervent - reddish brown with green/teal duochrome
  • Slick - metallic charcoal grey Liquid Metal

Monday, 17 September 2012

Glitter Gal - 24 Carat

The second colour from my recent Glitter Gal haul is 24 Carat. I'd been after another gold holographic polish, I find my China Glaze one far too yellow & it isn't a linear holo, which I prefer.

24 Carat is quite a pale gold, and it has a cooler tone to it than most gold polishes. It also has a very slight green tinge to it in certain lighting.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Glitter Gal - Citrine

The news of new shades of nail polish from the fab Glitter Gal had me as giddy as a small child at Christmas. I spent ages drooling over the pictures & finally made my decision. One of the new colours I went for was Citrine.

Yes, it's a warm shade, not what I usually go for. Yes, it's orange, which is also low on my list of desirables, but I couldn't help it - Citrine had me from the get-go.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Deborah Lippmann - Flash Dance

Another fabulous glitter nail polish from Deborah Lippmann, this time it's Flash Dance.

Flash Dance is a mixture of fuchsia & purple glitter. Two or three coats of this gives you opaque glittery nails.
As with all of the DL polishes I've tried, this applies really easily & smoothly. The finish definitely needs a glossy topcoat. Although it does feel a little rough, it certainly isn't the worst glitter polish in that regard.

Flash Dance - with flash

Kat von D - Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

 As soon as I heard about Kat von D adding a foundation to her line at Sephora, I was chomping at the bit to try it out. When it was added on to the Sephora site, I spent ages pouring over the swatches trying to find a good colour match. I chose Lock-It Tattoo foundation in Light 42.

Firstly, the packaging is nothing short of stunning, as with the rest of the KVD line. The box is embellished with the rose design that appears on other items from the line.