March 30, 2015

NOTD: March 30, 2015

This mani looks ready for Christmas! A bit late (or early) but red and gold is a classic combination!

This is 1 coat of Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men with Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow (both from this haul) on the accent nail. I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base, and Wet N' Wild Fast Dry as the topper.

Really impressed with the formula of It's Raining Men! Classic and practical!

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March 25, 2015

March Winners Haul!

I had a quick browse through Winners and came away with this haul!

L to R: Deborah Lippmann Forsaken True Blood Set: Bad Blood, Strange Love, and New Flesh, Orly Matte FX Green.

As a fan of the series and Deborah Lippmann - I couldn't resist this nail set, and I've read rave reviews online about the Orly Matte FX polish so couldn't resist this on sale for $3!

Have you picked up anything lately?

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March 24, 2015

NOTD: March 24, 2015

This beauty is Glam Polish Isengard! I could not stop staring at my nails with this polish! I did try to capture the shift, but my photos can't do it justice. Please take my word for it that this shifts between blue and purple and has a strong holo!

I used butter London Nail Foundation as the base (I was scared of staining), 2 coats of Isengard, and then finished with Wet N' Wild Fast Dry.

I loved this so much I will definitely do my best to pick up the rest of the collection! Go LoTR!

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March 22, 2015

NOTD: March 22, 2015

A nude mani that's suitable for work but not completely boring! This is 2 coats of Nails Inc. George Street with 2 coats of Nails Inc. Chester Street (both from this haul). I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base and Wet N' Wild Fast Dry as the top coat.

What do you wear to work?

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March 12, 2015

Makeup Haul from The Bay

I was tempted by several items on sale at The Bay recently and put in an online order!

Top L to R: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 07, Lancome Visionnaire, Shiseido Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, Calvin Klein Enless Euphoria

Bottom L to R: Origins Let Us Glow Set, Clinique Party Lips and Nails Set

Here's a closer look at the sets:

L to R: Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony, Different Nail Enamel in Hi Sweetie, Different Nail Enamel in A Hot Date, Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet

L to R: GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, DrinkUp Lip Balm in Berry Splash, and GinZing Brightening Mascara

I'm saving the foundation for the summer when my skin is a bit darker, as the shade looks darker in real life than it did online. I love the Clinique set - chubby lip pencils + nail polish - I'm always in! And the bag is super cute! Also I love that the Origins set is the same cost as just the GinZing moisturizer is normally - what a deal!

Have you picked up anything recently?

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March 06, 2015

NOTD: March 6, 2015

This is two coats of Deborah Lippmann Between the Sheets (from this haul). I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base and Wet N' Wild Fast Dry as the topper.

This is a shade of pink that I love, as I find it quite flattering on my skin tone and it can be worn in any season!

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March 04, 2015

February Empties!

I would say I had another successful month of empties!

L to R: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme: I received this as a free sample from a Sephora purchase, This is described as having notes of neroli, raspberry, green mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom, guimauve, vanilla, heliotrope, and sandalwood. I quite like this one, it's a sweet yet seductive fragrance I would be happy to get a full size of! Another winning fragrance for Dolce & Gabbana!

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara: (from this haul). This is a waterproof mascara, and difficult to remove even with eye makeup remover. I found it to be a bit clumpy and it dried out fairly quickly, Will not repurchase

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid: (sample from this haul). This scent is described as having notes of cool citrus, floral petals, honey, and rum. I'd describe it as quite musky and floral (but a heavy floral if that makes sense). I was glad that this was a 1 time use sample as I wasn't a fan and found it to be longer lasting on my skin. Will not purchase.

L to R: Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara, Make-Offs Hypoallergenic Cotton Rounds, Julep Eden

Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara: (from this haul). I enjoyed this mascara, however I did find that by the end of the day it would be smudged under my eyes. It didn't clump and definitely volumized my lashes. However I'm not aiming for that raccoon look so I will not repurchase.

Make-Offs Hypoallergenic Cotton Rounds: these are just your generic cotton rounds, bought at Longo's because of the price. These did have a lot of fluff making them unideal for nail polish removal, will not repurchase.

Julep Eden: One of my first Julep polish (I think it came in my second Maven box), Eden has unfortunately separated past the point of being fixable. The brush is gloopy with polish, and the consistent of the polish has become thinner than nail polish remover, I shook and shook and no luck. So this is the end of Eden. 

Have you had to throw out any nail polish?

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