Wednesday, September 4, 2013

5 - Favorite Coral Nail Polishes


Happy September! Im so happy that we're one month closer to fall! Because im seriously sick of the nasty weather, triple digits and humidity is not for me! Summer in Southern California starts off fantastic with pool parties and day trips to the beach, and then it turns into a nightmare with thunder storms, flashfloods, and wildfires. We've got it rougher than you think!

Anyways, I thought giving a nod to my favorite summer nail colors would be a nice way to say good-bye to the season. 

Essie - Enuf is Enuf

'Enuf is Enuf' is my idea of the perfect summer red. Sometimes it's kind of pink and sometimes it's kind of orange, so I say it's a corally red. It's very bright and poppy and a little more interesting than classic red, but it's still just as versatile! 

OPI - Bright Lights Big Color

This is one of those polishes you (or maybe just me?) buy  for the "bottle appeal". In the bottle it has that 'is it pink or is it orange' kinda thing going on and then there's a gold frost shot through it. Unfortunately not as mesmerizing on the nails but it's still super fun and neon.

Essie - Cute as a Button

This one really is a 'cute' type of color. Im not usually into pink but for me the slight corally-ness saves this one. It's still cute and girly but it's not like Barbie pink. Im still on the fence, but it's warm under-tone is definitely more flattering on my skin.  

L'Oreal Tangerine Crush

This one is my current favorite, It's my perfect coral. It's a true coral I think, everything I tried before this was too orange or too pink and I think this one is just right. Judging by the bottle I thought it'd be a neon color, it looks very loud and vibrant. But on the nails it's calmer and I like that. You could say it's a more orange version of Essie 'Cute as a Button'. 

Essie - Shine of the Times

* Sorry for the bad photo quality of this one, it's a difficult glitter to photograph especially on a cloudy day. Better photo here. The swatch below is Essie 'Shine of the Times' over Essie 'Cute as a Button'.

This is lumped together with my favorite corals because the glitter reflects very orangey. Making it my top choice of glitter to put over coral polish. I just haven't found any other color I like this over (I'll admit to not trying that hard). Shine of the times is holographic glitter flakes in a clear top coat,  for the most part it just gives nails a golden sheen.

Love coral but im ready to move on. Sick of these bright colors! I've already starting my list of colors to buy for fall. Good-bye summer!! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Stuff!!


I just went for an eyebrow pencil... but you know, how can you just get one thing when there's makeup counters as far as the eye can see?

MAC Veluxe Brow Liner - Redhead
I recently lightened my hair and brows and I was in desperate need of a new brow product. I read such fabulous things about these new MAC brow pencils when they launched a few months ago, that I didnt even consider buying anything else. My hair is Auburn now and I found that redhead is actually my perfect shade, it's hard to find brow products for red hair that dont look too artificial. Redhead is the perfect warm brown shade that blends well, but is still natural looking. The consistency of the pencil did not let me down, it's precise like a pencil and blends like a powder, it's perfect! 

MAC Eyeshadow Quad
Probably like most of you, I have a mental list of all these MAC eyeshadows that im gonna pick up one day. I was just browsing when the sales lady mentioned that MAC had reduced the prices on the pan shadows. Before she could finish her sentence I was rambling off shadows that I wanted to see! 
I ended up picking three very warm shades, I usually love my cool-tones but recently I've found that they dont really suit my new hair color. So I picked up All That Glitters which has been on my list for ages, Antiqued which I had never seen before but I just gravitated towards it and It's like the prettiest thing I've ever seen! Lastly, I got Soft Brown a much needed light warm brown, just for a staple blending color, but I've already bonded with it and actually love it more than I expected! 

Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener - Bisque 3
I've been wanting, and needing!, a good under-eye concealer for a while. But my problem is I always shove aside the practical things, how can I concentrate on concealer with all these shiny lipsticks around??? But I finally did it! 
This is the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener. It's a lovely lightweight concealer that comes in this awesome peachy color which works wonders for the blue tinted darkness under my eyes. It's also slightly light reflective so it very lifting! But not in that over the top reverse panda eyes kinda way...
Although, my experience at the Bobbi Brown counter was so disastrous that a makeup artist from the MAC counter actually came over and offered to help lol. Some people might have been turned off by the experience, but im very thankful that the MAC artist cared enough to help, I got the perfect color to correct my dark circles and he did lead me to a great product!

Im super over-the-moon happy with my new stuff. Although I was reading my horoscope out of a magazine at breakfast this morning and it was like "beware of extravagant spending" So that's a downer! *sigh* I never get to have any fun... 
But I will be reviewing the Brow pencil and Eye Brightener soon!
  See you then!