Thursday, September 30, 2010

NOTD: Who wants to see yet ANOTHER Space Cadet swatch?

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Orly Space Cadet from the Cosmic FX collection.  Purchased from Sally's Beauty Supply.  Seriously amaaaaazing polish.  I'm pretty sure it's purple with green dupchrome, but it might be green with a purple duochrome...regardless...GORGEOUS!

Have you purchased any of the other polishes from this collection?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Comparison: OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous vs. L.A. Colors Metallic Polish

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As promised here's the comparison of OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous to the dark gray polish (with no name) from the L.A. Colors Metallic Polish 4 pack from my last post
As you can see they're reeeeeeeally similar! The only noticeable difference is the OPI has more multicolored glitter and the L.A. Colors has just silver glitter. Also the L.A. Colors has a darker's more of a blackened charcoal and the OPI is just a dark gray.  Both great applications (2 coats), formula and dry time.

If I had to choose one, I honestly don't know which one I'd choose! I really want to mix them together. I love the dark base of the L.A.C. and the multi-glitter from the OPI. 

The L.A.C. polish was purchased as a 4 pack from my local CVS, again see my last post about those polishes.  The OPI polish was purchased at Ulta and is part of the Swiss collection.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review and Swatches: L.A. Colors Metallic Polish Series

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I picked up this 4 pack at my local CVS sometime last week and I'm so impressed with them I decided to do a blogpost!
The first time I saw them I just walked right by, but after seeing the price, I decided to snatch them up.  I'm on a no polish budget right now, but for $2.99 I couldn't pass it up.  You can't even get one bottle for $2.99, let alone 4!
So on to the review: they're awesome! I wasn't expecting too much, because if you break it down it's like .75 cents a bottle right? But seriously...I was amazed at the pigmentation of them.  The only downside I see from these is that they don't have names. I hate when they don't have names! But everything else about these are great! They're not runny or streaky, they just glide right on.  The teal one...did you see it? It's amazing, right? ONE coat!! The rest needed two coats, but that's ok by me! It's when I get into 4-5 coats, I start getting annoyed.
Are you still reading this? Why haven't you left to run out to your CVS to buy these? GO GO GO! :)
In case you need more convincing I'll give you more details:
Teal: WOW, my favorite of the group, goes on opaque with 1 coat, super rich teal color with silver metallic glitter.
Purple: Dark purple with blue and purple glitter. Super glittery, but a little sheer. Needs 2 coats.
Pink: Raspberry pink with lots of pink and blue glitter. Needs 2 coats.
Gray: Blackened gray with silver metallic glitter. Needs 2 coats.

Also, I do believe I've found a dupe for OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous! Stay tuned for a comparison!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

NOTD: Orly Fantasea

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I think it's safe to say that I've redeemed myself from the last NOTD! This is a flipping awesome polish. Smooth application and opaque in 2-3 coats.  It actually surprised me.  It looks sheer when you first open it, but when I put it on, it had good coverage. Obviously I had VNL (Visable Nail Line) with the first coat, but with the 2nd coat it was completely opaque.  I added 1 more coat for good measure :)  This has a lilacy purple base with rose gold duochrome sparkles!

I do believe this just made my top 10!  And I'm starting to really LOVE Orly! Anyone try their base/top coats?

I purchased this from my local Sally's for around $3.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Meh.  I'm not really sure what it is about this polish, but I'm not "wowed".   I went to Ulta this weekend and picked this up for $12.50.  That's the most I've ever spent on a polish.  This is also my first Designer Series polish.   For $12.50 I feel like I should be blown away and I'm just...not.  The color in the bottle is what made me get looks like a burgundy base with gold duochrome and pink glitter. On my nails it looks like I stuck my hand in chocolate :( Maybe it's just my coloring...I dunno.  I'm not impressed.  I WANT to love it.  I just can't.  

What do you guys think?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NOTD: Orly Oh Cabana Boy

Orly Oh Cabana Boy is a super bright pink with a blue-ish-purple flash. Applies pretty thin so it takes 3-4 coats to get it opaque.  Also dries like a neon so you'll need a top coat to make it look glossy.  It looks awesome on toes!

Monday, September 6, 2010

LOTD: Didn't I already do a look like this?

I do believe I did a look similar to this but used a blue on the lid and green in the inner corner...well this time I used purple.  Hmm...I still think it's a nice color combo and I like the way it turned out.  If you have any questions on what I used, just ask :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

NOTD: Nicole by OPI Mis-Magenta Me?

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Holy smokes! Look at this polish...LOOK AT IT!!! It's...magenta...with silver metallic glitter...or something!? I don't even know how to describe it!! It GLOWS! I love it.  I picked this up at Target for $7 bucks and it's an exclusive, so if you like it you might want to run to your local Target to see if there are any left!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

LOTD: Glowing Purple

What I'm wearing:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light
Bare Escentuals Foundation in Medium Beige
Bare Escentual Mineral Veil
Ulta light pink (no name) blush on cheeks
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Dusk as a contour 
NYC Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Dark Brown
Stay Don't Stray e/s primer by Benefit
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Purple on the lid
Coastal Scent Hot Pot # CM07 (dupe for MUFE #92!) on the lid
Stila e/s in Pewter in the crease
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk in the inner corner
Ulta cream colored e/s (no name) as the brow highlight and inner corner over Milk
Lorac 02 Black eye pencil on the water line and the purple e/s over the eye liner to blend
Rimmel Volume Flash the MAX mascara
Wet n Wild lipstick in 502A
Milani 3D Glitzy lip gloss in Starshine

Hope you like it!
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