Monday, September 12, 2011
This blush is divinely gorgeous<3333 It's a beautiful rosey peach blush with a silky smooth texture. It has a gorgeous glow to it- it's not frosty or glittery and really has no visible shimmer in it. When you first use it, there's the tiniest amount of golden over-spray but that goes away literally after the first use. The Chanel "Les Tissages" blushes are stamped into a design which is supposed to resemble the texture of Chanel's classic tweed suits. This color is perfect for those that like subtle colors- it's called a coral, but to me it's a peach. I really like it. It's something I would wear year round, but I know a lot of Chanel fans would probably tend to wear this mostly during Spring. I just like the fact that it's not so deep and overly pigmented like so many other blushes I own. Like Coco always said- makeup should be used to enhance, not adorn :] I'm sure there are many other peach blushes out there for much less than $50, but this blush is just so pretty and versatile and although quite delicate, I feel as though "Tweed Corail" has a lot to say.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Have you ever seen a puddle of oil sitting on asphalt, glistening in the sun? And you know how it's a dark-rainbow color? Like you can see all the colors of the rainbow but they're darker in a way? Or have you ever seen a black beetle with a dark iridescent exo-skeleton? Well that's exactly what Space Cadet looks like. I guess the base itself is mostly a dark forest green, but there are so many iridescent/holographic effects to this gorgeous duo-chrome polish that it looks all different colors in different lighting and in different angles. And there's this gorgeous micro-shimmer floating through it that gives it a super shiny mirror effect. Space Cadet looks a greenish golden bronze with amber-gold glitter running through it in daylight. In more dim lighting, it appears to be an amethyst violet color with pink glitter. This is one of the prettiest, most interesting nail polishes I've ever encountered. One coat is kinda sheer, but then it builds up intensity and reaches opacity in about 2 or 3 coats, although I like to wear more because I like my polish a little bit thicker.
It's just as difficult to photograph as it is to describe lol... In my opinion, it looks a lot like Chanel's Period Nail Polish from their new Fall collection. I definitely recommend Orly's Space Cadet to anyone that enjoys more unique nail polishes. It's really fun but it still has a certain sophistication to it. It's really nice layered on other nail polishes, so far I've really enjoyed it over any black polish. Later on I'll experiment with glitter top coats over Space Cadet. This color was from Orly's Mineral FX collection or whatever, so it was a little pricier than their usual polishes, at $10, but Ulta often has special deals going on and coupons available. Here's Ulta's Orly Nail Polish Web Page: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1460066#sku2220656
I took the pictures on my own. It was kinda difficult to effectively photograph this color, but check out this blog post- it has amazing pictures of Space Cadet: http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/09/orly-space-cadet-sci-fi-on-your-nails.html
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wal-Mart started carrying Hard Candy products just a couple of years ago... FYI: Hard Candy is Urban Decay's little sister line (hence the cute packaging). I used to love the Hard Candy products that were carried at Sephora a long time ago- those were a little pricier and better quality for the most part, but the Hard Candy line at Wal-Mart is awesome quality too. It's pretty amazing for being drug-store stuff.
That being said: I LOVE their baked blushes, bronzers, and even their baked eyeshadows. The pigmentation isn't that amazing, but I love the texture and consistency of these products. These dome-shaped pressed mineral powders are pretty finely milled and remind me a lot of MAC's Mineralized products, like their Skin-Finishes. I love that they're satin-y and frosty at the same time. They have a pretty gleam to them when on the skin, but aren't too shimmery or frosty at all.
My favorite "Blush Crush" is in the shade "Honeymoon." It's supposed to be a blush, and it is- for very very pale skin-tones. I have a medium skin-tone though, so "Honeymoon" shows up more as a glowing peachy-pinkish highlight. I LOVE THAT. I recommend a firm brush when applying this stuff, because it's not easily picked up by some softer brushes. I tend to just use a finger to put this stuff on sometimes. Yeah, I really like this product. It was only like 7 or 8 bucks, and it'll last you a while. Try it out next time you're at Wal-Mart :]
I went to Wal-Mart the other day with my sister... We just went to pick up some stuff because we were bored. I really like Super-Lustrous lipglosses from Revlon, and I saw this one there next to the others. I thought it was really pretty. Shine City is a really really transparent pink-ish gloss with some really pretty micro-shimmer running through it. When you put this stuff on though, it literally just shows up as clear gloss. I was hoping the shimmer would show up, but it really doesn't. In the tube, it looks sort of like some of Chanel's shimmery transparent pink Glossimers that they've put out in the past, but no. It's just clear. It'd probably be nice to wear on top of a lipstick or a lip liner, but on it's own, it just adds a bit of shine. I'm not complaining though. I feel like you can never have too many clear lip glosses, and being a Revlon Super-Lustrous gloss, it's not sticky at all, unscented, and only like $7. It's great to just throw into your bag for when you out and you need a little something on the lips. You know what I mean? I think I'll play around with this gloss a bit more- maybe I'll like it better in daytime in the sunlight.... Or in pictures... Or something like that :]
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