Friday, August 31, 2012

A Collection of NOTD's

OPI in Leaf Him At the Altar

This is a forest green with gold foil duochrome. I quite like the color because it's so unique and it dries super fast! This is in the mini sephora bottle which I think is actually better. I've never been able to finish a bottle of nail polish. August 31st, 2012

OPI in Almost Famous
This formula was a dream to apply. No clumping, and dries fast. However it also chips super fast!
 August 13th, 2012

Rimmel Lasting Finish in Pink Bliss
I love the color of this polish. Such a soft and sweet baby pink. The color is true to the bottle, and drying time is fast. Only complaint is that the formula is slightly streaky. I used 3 coats. Aug 2nd, 2012

Sally Hansen in Stoney Creme

This was a picture taken a while back while I was still living in dorms. I quite like this neutral color as it's appropriate for many occasions. This is 2 coats of polish and it provides an opaque creamy coverage. I'd definitely recommend trying this out for a nudey nail color. July 6th, 2012

NuRy Pink Polish

This is a nail polish I picked up in China last summer. The color is a bright pink with silver microshimmer. It looks really good in the bottle but was terrible to apply. This took me 3 coats! Also, the dry time is ridiculously long. After about 45 mins of waiting, my nails still smudged. About a day after wear, chipping started to happen. A really cute color, but not such a cute application process. July 6th, 2012

Eyeko in Vintage Polish

This is my absolute favorite color for spring/summer. But the formula dried up and it's so goopy. It was a disaster to apply today and after doing my nails I threw it away. So sad. But the application is so difficult that I figure I can pick up another mint green. June 4th, 2012.

Sally Hansen in Lacey Lilac

A quick nail of the day during final exams!! Takes about 2 coats, thinner consistency. Applies nicely. Very pretty spring/summer color! April 14th, 2012

Which of these are your favorite polish colors?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Benefit Some Kind-a-Gorgeous

Today I will be reviewing benefit's some kind-a gorgeous. It's a foundation faker that's cream to powder. I got this size from one of the benefit's sample boxes. It's in the shade medium.

Isn't the packaging so cute! It just draws me in.

This size doesn't have a mirror on the inside. I've hit pan! :)

This product is a true cream to powder formula. It's very creamy in the container and even on my fingertips as you can see in this picture.

However, as soon as you put it on your skin, it changes to a powder formula and disappears into the skin. I find that so cool!

Things I like:
-The wet to dry formula
-The cute packaging 

Things I don't like:
- The smell of the foundation- It smells like old makeup that's expired, I know mine hasn't because I bought it about 6 months ago from Sephora
-The lack of shade selection- you can see that the shade doesn't really match my hand because I've tanned during the summer

Foundation Ratings
Shade: 6/10
Coverage: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10
Finish: 5/5
Value: 3/5

Overall: 30/40 
Bonus: Smell is a big factor in this overall rating.

Rating: C
It has a medium coverage and is a good foundation. However, the strong smell and the fact that the foundation only has three color choices put me off. I would not repurchase. I'm glad I only got the small size.

Do you guys like this style of review more? I'm trying to put more pictures and less words! :)
Anybody a fan of cream to powder finishes?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Piece of Tiffany & Co 
Return to Tiffany Bead Bracelet 

This weekend, I received a beautiful blue box from my favorite guy. A piece of Tiffany & Co jewelry! I spent the weekend with my BF before he left for exchange to Europe! He surprised me with a gorgeous bracelet.

How about you guys? Do you own anything from Tiffany & Co?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: ELF Hypershine Gloss in Bubblegum

What they say: Hyper, glass-like shine infused with micro-mirror technology to reflect light. Smoothes lips on contact with a conditioning shine that lasts for hours. Create that natural lip stain of color that's sheer, subtle and beautiful!

What I say: The gloss is definitely sheer, and subtle but buildable, there's no lip stain at all. On my lips it has the faintest color of pink, but if I pump a lot of lipgloss out, it can make my lips a lighter pink. It's a thicker consistency for a lipgloss. Quite shiny but I don't find it conditions the lips. I love the twist pump though!

Lip Gloss Ratings
Color: 4/5
Shine: 3/5
Scent/Taste: 1/5
Packaging: 5/5
Longevity: 3/5
Value: 5/5

Overall: 21/30 C

It's an okay product. I remember loving the hypershine before, and I was so excited to open up this one. I've only had it for 9 months but it's really sticky and smells bad. Not sure if it's just  this one that has bad taste and smell. It's definitely a cheap lipgloss ($1) that will do it's job, but nothing spectacular.

Bare Lips

Lips with ELF Hypershine Gloss in Bubblegum