Showing posts with label cruelty free. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cruelty free. Show all posts

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Comparing Icing and Claire's MagnetiX

   I did a super-quick mani to compare a couple of magnetic polish colors.  The Black Sparkle from Icing has been on the blog before, but I wanted to see how it compared to the Claire's Silver that I found not too long ago.

   More pictures and observations after the jump!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Swatch & Review: L.A. Colors - Pink Chiffon

   I was planning to make a different post today but I had to share this color instead.  I guess this is like a pink Wednesday post!  I don't do pink Wednesday on purpose, I'm way too random with my color wants.  But today is LA Colors in Pink Chiffon.  Perfection in pink polish.

   This is just one coat - application was so great!  It is easy to work with and opaque.  If you work quickly it self-levels beautifully and starts drying fast.  It is a rosy pink creme with extremely fine silver shimmer that gives it depth and gorgeousness.  No brushstroke issues, either.  No topcoat in these shots.

   I think I'm getting the hang of my new camera, too!  It is a learning process for me but slowly and surely you will be every speck of glitz in my polish, every ragged torn cuticle, each dried piece of skin... exciting, right?  =D

   Anyway, later I will be sharing these nails again with a super dose of glitter, but I loved this color too much by itself to not share it.  Like I said, really great pink.  It's girly and feminine, but has an air of sophistication about it.  It says "I'm a lady, and I have good taste in what I wear".  Plus it looks great at just one coat so HELLO base for nail art and layering!

   Anyone else own this one?  Or other colors by LA Colors that you love?  I had picked this one up because it looked pretty enough (better on the nail, I'm glad to say) and because of the name.  I'm a seamstress, so "pink chiffon" appeals to me.  What do you think of it?  Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Swatch & Review: Icing magnetiX Collection!

   Over the weekend I saw on Icing's website that they were carrying a new line of nail polish - 4 magnetic shades.  I love magnetics!  I went to Icing, went around the whole store and was afraid that they didn't have them yet.  When a girl working there asked if I needed help I told her what I was looking for - she knew what I was asking for because they had just gotten these nail polishes in and were up on the check-out counter!  I did some serious nail polish haulage!  Thus I bring you swatches and a review of the new Icing magnetiX line!

   I am seriously impressed with these nail polishes, and I have to give a nod to Icing for putting out magnetic nail polishes before most major brands have even announced a release date for their own.  Find out more of my thoughts and see more pictures after the jump!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Swatches: L.A. Colors Mini Glitter Color Craze 126 Set

   Alright, here is part two of the glitter set swatches!  This is LA Colors Mini Glitter set 126.  I have more pics and descriptions after the jump, along with the unlabeled polish dupes!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Swatches: L.A. Colors Mini Glitter Color Craze 124 Set

   I'm declaring this glitter week on my blog!  To kick things off I have swatches from a set of LA Colors minis.  These sets are only numbered and the polishes are not marked.  I did some searching to try to determine if they correspond to any of the brand's regular-sized bottle colors.  Find out more after the jump!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sephora Haul - Fragrance Goodies!

   When Sephora had their Friends & Family sale of 20% off I snagged several fragrance gift sets.  Horray for good deals!  And I earned VIB status with Sephora, eep!

   The Kat Von D Sinner set was on clearance for just $25 - it includes the full-size fragrance, a rollerball, and a lotion!  This is probably the biggest steal.  The description Online sounded wearable and happily I have have found it to be so.  I don't think it smells heavy or overly dark, just nice.  Ha!
   LAVANILA sets for both Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Passion Fruit!  I can't wait to try their natural deodorant, thus I bought the set.  Vanilla Passion Fruit is Limited Edition and I decided I wanted to get the full-size bottle - for just $2 more you can buy the set which includes the matching body butter.  So I got the set!  Oh, and that little roller-ball is LAVANILA, too.  It's the also-limited-edition scent Vanilla Blackberry.
   And then my Pink Sugar gift set from Aquolina.  It's not as good as the big set offered from Sephora in the past, but I lost out on that one.  I love the hair perfume and just got to try the original fragrance yesterday.  I was told I smelt like gingerbread or s'mores - yum!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Swatch & Review: Nyx Girls - Kinky Pink & Enchanted Forest

   I've been a very busy person this week!  Haven't gotten to do the mani that has been bouncing around in my head, so instead I slapped some of the new-to-me Nyx Girls polishes onto my nails before running off to work.  I couldn't help but want to see what the glowing pink was like on my nails, and when someone requested to swatching of Enchanted Forest ASAP I couldn't help putting these together.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cherry Culture Haul: 45 polishes, 1 eyeshadow?!

   ...And that's just what I bought for myself.  Well, okay, maybe I'll do some sharing.  ;)  I have to start by saying that I absolutely looove and I'm always snagging pretty colors for myself and Mom through their store.  Generally my hauls are centered on pigments and glosses, maybe a few nail polishes.. but this time was different.  I was so impressed with the few Nyx Girls polishes that I picked up a few more, and the same story for L.A. Girl, too.  Well, enough of my gabbing, let me just show you!

   The L.A. Colors mini sets.  Top Row: Glitter 126 and Glitter 124.  Bottom Row: Bright 123 and Bright 125.  Yes, they really are that creative with their collection names.  These polishes are unnamed but I believe they are just smaller versions of polishes in their regular lines.  I was interested in this brand because of their 3-free formula and that they are very obviously animal-cruelty free - they have the little heart-ear buns right on the bottles!