Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How-to: Layer Your Crackle Nail Polishes!

   My current manicure consists of Essie cream colors that are buried by the wonderful China Glaze Crackle nail polishes.  It was fun to do, incredibly easy, and I want to share it with you!  Here is what I created:

   Using Essie Blanc and Licorice, China Glaze Black Mesh, Lightning Bolt and Broken Hearted, and my Poshe base & top coats.  Read more to see the results, how to do it yourself, and a mistake to avoid!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece Set

   I officially have enough brushes to get me through any amount of eyeshadow I choose to use in a week.  So, now that I also picked this set up from Too Faced, maybe I'll stop buying more.  Maybe.  I'm a sucker for Too Faced's brushes since they are pretty, and made of super-soft synthetic hair.  I look for vegan brushes because I can be sure no animals were hurt in making them, and synthetic fibers are more hygienic.  So, as promised back in my haul post, let's take a look at this set!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Review: Aquis Microfiber Hair Towel

   After noticing that my salon is using microfiber towels to dry hair, I decided to try it myself.  I found the AQUIS Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel.  Read my thoughts below!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Site Review: New TooFaced.com Relaunched Aug 2011

   When I recently placed my first order through TooFaced.com, the site worked differently and there was a bit of worry about my order.  Here is a quick look at then and now, as I placed another order on August 18th when the revamped site debuted.  (As an added bonus, this is a haul post, too!)
(Image from Too Faced mailing list E-mail, edited by me.)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Swatch & Review: Sephora by OPI - Blasted Nail Color

   Blasted.  Crackle.  Shatter.  I told myself that all the fracturing topcoats were too trendy to bother with, and a fad that I'd kick myself for falling into.  Sometimes they just looked so cool, though!  With the right colors they could be very catchy, maybe edgy, or even sweet and pretty.  And finally, when I saw that Sephora had their own version done by OPI, I chucked a bottle in my basket for the sake of trying it out.

   I bought the "safe" color option of Blasted Black, I've used it a few times and have tried applying it different ways to find that sweet spot of perfect application.  So, onto my pictures and review!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Swatch & Review: Too Faced Glamour Gloss - 6 Colors!

   Even on a "no make-up day" hydrated lips are a must, obviously.  I will venture no where without my Burt's Bees lip balm, or a worthy stand-in.  Before I would have not added the part about the stand-in, but these glosses have convinced me that one actually exists.

The Company: Too Faced | The Product: Glamour Gloss
Current Retail Price: $19.00 a piece
The Colors I'm Reviewing: Sex Pot, This is Pretty!, Barely Legal, Strip Tease, Pillow Talk, Erotic