Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Miw and purple Eotd

I apologise in advance for this one, I had a horrible time trying to get any good OR accurate pictures! This is another t-shirt inspired look.

Miw (Meow Cosmetics) on inner/middle of lid.
Fierce (Sassy Minerals) on outer corner with Caitlin's Purple Poof (Aromaleigh v1.0 patted on top. Waterline done with black liner, then swept a thin line of Miw on inner lower lashline. Outer lower lashline done same as outer lid. Highlight Tako (Sugarpill), no mascara but I did my brows and face.

My nails are done really simply at the moment. It's ironic, I can use any polish or combo of polishes that I like, it's now finding TIME to do my nails that's the problem! If only I could polish in my sleep...

Friday, February 24, 2012

From polish storage: Eurotrip (NotD)

This is one of my maaaaaaaany Mode nail polishes. I have a lot of them, mostly because they're cheap but also because some of them are amazingly good. I'm not sure I've ever actually worn this before, but here it is!

Slightly blurry pic to show the shimmer :)

This colour has amazing gold/copper shimmer in sunlight. I don't normally go for darker polish colours but I really like this one. I did two thick-ish coats to maximise the chocolaty base colour and make sure the shimmer showed up.

Pic with flash, makes the base look a lot more reddish than it actually is.

I added some polka dots with China Glaze Passion. I actually would have loved to do my whole mani with the dots but for some reason my left hand was SO shaky last night, after doing the accent nail on my right hand I kinda went, "Yeeeah no," so accent it shall stay. Or maybe I'll just do one extra nail a day for however long the mani lasts :P

Much better representation of the base colour.

Polka dots!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Celebration manicure!

Orly Old School Orange and Nubar White Polka Dots.

Sorry my cuticles are a big raggedy! I LOVE this combo. I might thin out Polka Dots a little so it's easier to get some of the larger glitter on my nails. The small glitter is a bit translucent, it's easier to see on some angles, then other angles it sort of takes on the colour of the base polish (which is why it looks gold in the pics).

I have a massive nail polish lemming list, including a lot of crazy glitters from some of the indie polish companies that have sprung up recently. However I'm making myself wait a little while - gotta go through my stash and use all my neglected polishes first! I think I need another orange though, maybe something a little deeper/more pumpkin-y than Old School, and hopefully something that isn't quiiiiite as sheer. This was three coats since I didn't want any VNL.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Meow Miw (Eotd)

Miw is a metallic pale greeny olive, and is one of very few full-sized shadows that I own. I'm going to have to wear this far more often and come up with other ways to wear it - it works very well on its own like this, but I'd imagine it will be even better with a touch of copper, or chocolate brown in the crease.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tipsy Reindeer (EotD)

This look is a sneak peek of one of my new Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows and because I was at my new job today, I was able to use Sugarpill Tipsy, which is one of my faaaaavourite bright/grassy green eyeshadows.

Sorry the closed eye pic is a bit blurred, I was in a rush!

Covergirl Liquifye eyeliner in black to tightline and waterline.
Revlon brow pencil.
Australis Extenderlash mascara.
Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow in Reindeer dust patted on lid, swept lightly on browbone as highlight. (This e/s is part of the limited edition Christmas collection)
Sugarpill Tipsy over P.E as liner and a tiny amount heavily blended into crease.

Review and swatches of Femme Fatale Cosmetics coming SOOOOOON!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rimmel haul & reviews!

I should really stop filling my prescriptions at Priceline. I always walk out of there with 2-4 extra things, i.e makeup, that I hadn't planned on getting when I went in! Anyway, in the last few months I have bought a lipstick and an eyeliner from Priceline that are from Rimmel, and been gifted a lip gloss and a blush as well (as in gifted from someone, not given/provided etc for review. I'm not that lucky!)

Rimmel pricing at Priceline is pretty good - it's not as cheap as, say, BYS but it's definitely nowhere near as expensive as something like Bloom or even Kit. I would say that they fall within acceptable 'impulse buy' parameters.

The lipstick is from the Lasting Finish range, and is shade 166, simply named Temptation. $9.95

ignore the white line for now!

It's a slightly darker blue-based red with an almost metallic finish. It goes on very opaque, and slightly glossy, then stays on amazingly - as long as I don't eat anything I can go at least 4 hours without having to touch up (it loses its shine but the colour hardly even fades). It's absolutely non-drying as well . Whilst I wouldn't consider it moisturising per se, it's definitely one of the nicer lipstick formulas I've ever tried. Also it smells faintly of caramel in the tube. I can't smell anything once it's been applied. It's fairly hard to remove - it smears everywhere and leaves some glittery bits, but it doesn't stain.

The eyeliner is a Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil and is 071 or Pure White. $8.95

EWWW shiny forehead

now you can look at the white line!
It's probably a little bit harder than you'd want a "soft" pencil to be, but it's easier to apply than a Nyx jumbo pencil and has more colour payoff than Illamasqua Vex, which I originally bought to use for water-lining and doesn't go on my waterline AT ALL. This one does go on a little patchy, and tends to cling to my lashes more than my actual waterline, but for a cheap pencil I can't complain too much. It is still visible by day's end even with me sweating all over it!

The gloss is called Stay Glossy and is in the shade Endless Night. $14.95 (gifted) You can tell by the tube that I've had it a while!

and back to ignoring the white line.

Look at all those pretty little shimmers that don't show up at all in person! This gloss is not hugely pigmented, and because my lips are naturally beige-y it doesn't really add any colour to me. I have used this over a red lipliner to do a wear test. It stays on for a couple hours and leaves a nice moisturising sheen on your lips if you eat or drink. I also noticed the lipliner wore 'down' quite evenly under its gloss layer. The doe-foot is now a bit pinky but you can see it has a non-traditional shape.

It has a scooped-in portion on each side, kind of like those 'lip-hugging' ones, and is very flexible. I was quite sceptical of those new-fangled applicators, but it's actually really nice to use! Between the formula and the applicator, I actually went back to Priceline a few weeks ago to buy another, pinkier gloss which I promptly lost and so can't swatch for you.

The powder blush is called 04 Pink Rose. $9.95 (gifted)

This is probably the only packaging gripe I have - this one can be a bit hard to open at times. I guess if you're the kind of person who likes to touch up their blush during the day that's a good thing, because it means it won't open accidentally in your bag. Anyway, this is a light, shimmery rose-pink. I'm not great at undertones but I'd say it seems fairly neutral to me? It's fairly sheer and heavy-ish on the shimmer. It's a great blush to use if you're in a hurry, but I personally prefer my blushes to be either matte or have fine shimmer in them. The shimmer in this is a wee bit too chunky for me and becomes even MORE apparent when you try to blend it!. I have considered using this as a highlight (see above re: sheer and buildable) but haven't got around to that yet.

straight swatch

rubbed down

ohai freckles!

ohai pores!
IN CONCLUSION. Rimmel - lip products YES, blushes and eye pencils... eeeeeh. They do have some stripy bronzer/blush thingies out that are quite cute though.