Thursday, January 27, 2011

NOTD/FOTD: Flaming Pink Sugar

Because I work in a pretty upmarket shop, I have to get dressed up and made up every time I have a shift. Doing a full-face of makeup with a conventional lip and toned-down eyes gets boring for me. Even sneaking a pop of colour onto my lashline or lid gets old, when I can't use neons or reds.

On my 'days off' I like to play around with makeup, and that often means breaking 'rules' like:
Don't wear red lipstick without a flawless base!

I painted my nails with Nubar Pink Flame, a red-orange-pink duochrome. After three coats I still had a bit of VNL, so I decided to break out my Konad supplies again. I was floored when I successfully Konaded my left thumbnail.

Twenty minutes later, I'd managed a full (if messy and occasionally lopsided) manicure. Eyeliner, matching lips and some face powder was all I wanted to complete the look.

Eyeliner: Savvy by DB Luxury Eyeliner in Shimmery Slate.
Lips: Poppy from Savvy by DB with Fyrinnae's Lickable Lip Lustre patted/blended over the middle of the lips (so it matched the polish a bit better).
Powder: Sassy Minerals Finishing Veil in Medium.

More shots of my much neater left hand. I was thinking about trimming my nails today, so glad I didn't or the Konad designs wouldn't have all fit! I'm going to have to buy some more plates now, I'd nearly given up on the whole thing.

I made a new word: konadrenaline, when you're so excited that you've successfully Konaded.


  1. Wow! I really like the lip color and texture! I've had a hankering for bright lips recently myself.

  2. I find myself reaching for red lipstick quite often lately :) it's a fun, simple way to dress up.


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