Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sugarpill's 2nd Anniversary Goodies

Look what I got in the mail last saturday!

Sugarpill was having a sale on the Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows and Palettes to celebrate their 2nd birthday! It was cute becuase the coupon code was "Cake". I have somewhat of an obsession with this independent indie makeup company straight outta Cali! How could I resist splurging?! I don't know becuase I couldn't LOL! I already have all the pressed shadows, BUT I am still working on my Chromalust collection. I did pick up three more and got some lashes, not to mention some more stickers. I also got a second sample of Lumi.


So lets get into what I got. The first one up is Tiara. This is a brilliant, shinny silver. Can't wait to dazzle up some looks using this color. 

The swatch was done dry, with no primer. The picture on the left was taken inside, with flash. The picture on the right is done in sunlight to capture some of the sparkle in natural light.


The next color up is Weekender. This color is a vivid violet, with some pink and blue glitters. Its really pretty, and I see it being a wonderful addition to a dramatic smokey eye.

The swatch was done dry, with no primer. The picture on the left was taken inside, with flash. The picture on the right is done in sunlight to capture some of the sparkle in natural light.


This next color is the one I was most excited about. I have been waiting forever and EVER to finally buy this color. Every time I watched/read a review, there is nothing bad to say. Its simply gorgeous!!! If you have not guessed already, I was talking about the famous GOLDILUX!! This is a high shine gold dust. The color is an amazing, lovely pigment that glitters for days! I am in love.

The swatch was done dry, with no primer. The picture on the left was taken inside, with flash. The picture on the right is done in sunlight to capture some of the sparkle in natural light.


This was the first time I got lashes from them. They just recently added a bunch of new lashes, so I was curious. I went with something more natural looking. Sure, I get fake lashes are far from natural, but I wanted something to enhance what I already have going. I went with the "Saint" set. They are full and fluffy. I am going to wait until I pick up some good adhesive before I try to apply them. So, what do you think?! GORG right?!

I also got an extra "Sugarpill" logo sticker, and one of the new Kitty w/the pill
stickers (large). They are so cute, but I don't know where to put them! Maybe over my desk at work :D

Last picture is of my Lumi sample. I love how they do the samples. Despite how much might look like is in the little baggie, there's enough for more then a few applications. This is the second time I have received a sample of Lumi, so I decided to give it to my bestie. Hope she loves it as much as I love this line. I can not wait to collect all the loose shadows!!

I hope you all enjoyed! Questions, comments and compliments all loved! 
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Urban Decay Clearance Mini-Haul

I wanted to show you some things I got from Urban Decays clearance section on their website. Both products purchased were marked down beyond NOT indulging! So I did just that...with shipping included I only paid about $22 for both and it came with a cool free sample. So enjoy the pics to come...

What I purchased was the 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Duo (in Whiskey and Flipside) + The Grindhouse Sharpener and Matte eyeshadow in Chronic. The free sample I got was the Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Quickie smart card.


 The Duo pencils in Whiskey & Flipside. Whiskey is a rich, chocolate brown, and Flipside is a bright, aquamarine blue thats kind of shimmery. These pencils work great for lining your lid to add color, as a base to add color and dimension to eyeshadow, and they even work great on your waterline. 

Originally this set was $29, I got it for $12. What a great deal since the sharpener sold separately is $10. Steal!


The Matte Eyeshadow in Chronic is a lime green matte eyeshadow. In the pan, it looks like it has some light blueish green shimmer, but once applied I couldn't see it. Its very plush in texture, and very VERY pigmented. This swatch was on dry skin, no primer.  This was originally $17, I got it for $3!!! WHOA, I know...


My free sample was of this cream blush. Its kind of funny I got it becuase for a few weeks I was pondering the thought of a cream blush, and I had never tried one before. After opening and trying it, I was hooked. At first, I was kind of shocked to see the color and thought "Wow, what am I going to do with this HOT PINK blush?!" But once I tried it, its a lot more sheer. With just a dab, I applied it over my foundation the last few days, and I'm in love. I want to buy this product full size, but in a peach tone. Its super easy to blend and buildable. Definitely some good marketing UD, you got me!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nail Polish Storage Solution

 Today's entry is about a recent purchase I made in order to keep my small polish collection in check. Its just the right size for what I have, and if I get more, I just have to give older ones away to make room for the new.  There is no sense in having so much that I will never use it all. I purchased this rack for about $30 and change, and I really could not really see myself committing to one of those $60+ wall racks. I love this product and I can not wait to get my desk back in my room so it can be proudly displayed on it. I have two different angles of the rack, and if you have any questions about colors you see, please feel free to ask about what they were. Honestly, it would have been just WAY too time consuming to list every single color here. Following the pictures of the display rack, I took a picture of my latest and greatest buys (which names I will list). Hope you enjoy and don't forget to follow! 

1. China Glaze #872 in Pool Party is a HOT HOT HOT pink! I love this color, After all hot pink is my favorite color. It dries to a matte finish but with some top coat it shines for days. I adore this color and I think its a must have for all California girls :) This polishes name reminds me of an Aquabats song

"Pool party baby
It was a cool party
Cool pool party
La la la la
Pool party baby"

2. Revlon Top Speed #730 in Royal, I had been searching forever and ever for a royal blue nail polish that had no shimmer. I wanted for a color forms look I have been contemplating.  I found this one on a fluke at rite-aid one night. So glad I found it, it dries to a perfect primary blue. 

3. OPI Nicki Minaj Collection #N16 in Pink Friday, I love this color. It dries to a shiny bubble-gum pink. Its adorable! What more can I say...

4. Essie Luxeffects #954 in A Cut Above, this is a rosy pink metallic flecks. Its really cute to layer for a disco ball effect, or to top coat over color. Super cute and fun.

5. Hard Candy Matte Top Coat #324 in Matte-ly in Love. I bought this on a whim, saying if it worked, great, if not it was worth trying right?! It does work and very well. Opposed to matte finish polishes which you can not apply a top coat over (becuase that would basically defeat the purpose of matte finish polish in the first place), you can apply your polish, top coat it and then use this over the top coat so your color is protected and its matte. I have used it on many occasions and it turns out lovely every time.

Enjoy <3

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nicki Minaj OPI Nail Polish

Well its a new year and time for some reviews and swatches on new products. To break the ice for 2012, I am doing a short review for the Nicki Minaj Collection of OPI Nail Polishes. As of right now, I
 only have the three solid shades. I was not really impressed too much in the glitter polishes or the shatter polish. The three shades I did buy (from Ulta) are "Pink Friday" which is a very fun bubble-gum pink, "Did it on 'em", a bright lime green, and "Fly" which is a beautiful teal. Going into the purchase, I 
 already had my heart set on loving Pink Friday the most becuase one, I have been looking for a pink JUST LIKE THIS FOREVER. The color payoff for the amount of coats applied is what I wanted exactly. And second, becuase pink is my favorite color. After I applied two coats on my nail to swatch, I loved them all! They are very cohesive as a collection, and I can't wait to do my nails with them. They could easily all be worn at the same time! Very gorgeous 3-peice set so lets see some pics...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know. It looks messy but DEAL...it was only for swatching purposes people!

These are the polishes after just two coats without a topcoat. In order from left to right is Pink Friday, Did It On 'Em and Fly.

So there they are, have any questions or comments, you know what to do. Stay doll....