Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sugarpill - Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

The latest palette from Sugarpill Cosmetics comes in the form of Cold Chemistry. If you'd thought Sugarpill were all about the bright colours, this is the palette that will change your mind.

As ever, this is beautifully packaged. The actual palette comes with a slip cover that also features the shattered glass artwork.
Slide that off, and you'll reveal the palette. Instead of the square design of previous Sugarpill palettes, Cold Chemistry is a longer format, with the shadows lying next to each other.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sugarpill - ElektroCute Neon Pigments

 The latest pigments from the fabulous Sugarpill Cosmetics come in the form of the ElektroCute collection. There's five shades, each a neon hue with added sparkle.

When these were announced, I was itching to get my hands on them. Yes, I'm forever a slave to a good, solid black eyeshadow, but I like to add bright colours in there for fun.

The five pigments are Supercharged (orange), Hi-Viz (yellow), Love Buzz (pink), Hellatronic (blue), and Sparkage (green).

This is going to be a picture-heavy post, so bear with me here.

First up is Supercharged.


Friday, 16 August 2013

Sugarpill - Asteria Chromalust

Recently, the fabulous Sugarpill sold some limited edition items. Being a huge fan of their products, I had to check out the limited Chromalust loose eyeshadow in Asteria. I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on one of these little pots of gorgeous goodness.

As always with Sugarpill, the attention to detail on the packaging is spot on. For Asteria, the box & lid of the pot are white, instead of the usual black packaging of Chromalusts.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Urban Decay - Naked Skin Foundation

It's been a while since I posted anything. I've been trying out Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation, and, as usual with foundations, I like to test things out for a while before committing my review.

What initially attracted me to Naked Skin was its promise of giving the effect of healthy, gorgeous skin without feeling heavy. As much as I absolutely adore my Kat Von D foundation, the idea of something that felt barely there was really appealing, what with warmer weather on the horizon.

Shade matching was a relatively painless task - Shade 1.0 is pale with undertones that lean more towards the yellow side. My first instinct was right - 1.0 is a great match for me. 0.5 would have been far too pink, anything that pink doesn't look at all flattering on me.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Look - Chartreuse Fizz

Today's result of boredom turned out to be the look I've named Chartreuse Fizz. Because I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, I did just the one eye, in case it all went horribly wrong. As it turned out, I was rather pleased with the result.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Kat Von D - Ladybird Eyeshadow Palette

 The newest palette from Kat Von D's Sephora line comes in the form of Ladybird. This is slightly different to its predecessors - every shadow in Ladybird is a matte finish.

As is standard with the KVD range, the attention to detail on packaging is stunning. A metal tin houses eight shadows, a mini pencil liner, and a mirror in the lid.

Friday, 5 April 2013

China Glaze - Cosmic Dust

The second colour I got from the China Glaze Hologlam collection is Cosmic Dust.
Yes, it's a silver shade, which isn't exactly rare for a holographic polish, but this particular silver is more of a steel grey, rather than full-on silver. I've got a couple of silvers, and some darker shades that range from charcoal to gunmetal, so a steel grey is a nice addition to my holo polish wardrobe.

As with Don't Be A Luna-tic, this is a linear holographic. Given the choice between linear holos, or sparkle holos, I prefer linear. However, the holo effect is far more obvious in Cosmic Dust than it is in Don't Be A Luna-tic.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

China Glaze - Don't Be A Luna-tic

Being obsessed with holographic nail polish, I had to take a look at the new Hologlam collection from China Glaze. Three shades in particular stood out for me, Don't Be A Luna-tic being one of them.

Don't Be A Luna-tic is a pale seafoam green shade. Thankfully, it's also a linear holo polish, which I prefer so much more than the sparkle variety.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Look - Toxic Envy

It's been forever since I last posted, I really ought to start doing it more often. To kick things off, here's a look I did last night. It wasn't planned out, but I find that those looks always turn out far better than ones I have planned.

Friday, 25 January 2013

China Glaze - Get Carried Away

Another polish from China Glaze's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away collection; Get Carried Away. Yep, it's another glittery one!

Unlike Whirled Away, Get Carried Away can be used alone, or you can layer it over another polish.

Get Carried Away is a sheer black base that's packed full of glitter - large silver & red hexagonal glitter mixed with small silver glitter, small black glitter & black bar glitter. It's a glitter-fanatic's dream.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

China Glaze - Whirled Away

 It's been a while! I haven't posted anything since last october, due to moving house & having an absolute nightmare with getting back online. So, this is officially my first post of 2013.
Today, I'm taking a look at Whirled Away from China Glaze's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away collection.

Whirled Away is a clear base with black hexagonal & bar glitter, plus white hexagonal pieces. I was mainly drawn to this because it has a similar effect to the Nubar Black & White Polka Dot polishes, but with a bit more oomph.