July 31, 2010

NOTD: Catrice Sold Out Forever & Contest Winner

I've been neglecting my blog lately... But for a good reason - I've been babysitting my 3,5 year old niece these days. I had to get up at 5 a.m. to get to my sister's before she and her boyfriend went to work. And when I got home late in the afternoon, I didn't have the energy to do anything.


I also broke few of my nails while playing with her, so they are very short again. I've been wearing Catrice Sold Out Forever for the last 3 days and I like it :)
It's a mint green shade with very fine and subtle shimmer in it.

Here it is, 2 coats:






What do you think? Like it or not?


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I still have to announce the winner of my Monthly Contest for July...

...And the winner is:




Congratulations Darkrose! I'll contact you for your address.



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Song of the day: Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream

July 24, 2010

Dreaming Of You...

...the prettiest little things!

Just look at them!


NARS Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo:


Photo credit: Musings of a Muse


Urban Decay Naked Palette:


Photo credit: Musings of a Muse


Urban Decay Vegan Palette:


Photo credit: Musings of a Muse


MAC MSF "In the Groove" Collection - By Candlelight, Petticoat and Stereo Rose:








Photo credit: Musings of a Muse


The Body Shop "Smoke and Fire" Colection blushers:


Photo credit: Musings of a Muse


I'm in love with these... *sigh*



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Song of the day: Kings of Leon - Use somebody

July 23, 2010

Barry M Order & Swatches

I got my first Barry M order yesterday. I didn't order much, just few items to see how some other their products are, beside nail polishes.


Here is what I've got - Lip Paint 132 Pinkie Gold, Nail Polish 167 Lavender Blue and Jumbo Eye and Lip Pencil in Marshmallow:




Swatches - on the left is Lip Paint and on the right Jumbo Pencil:







And me wearing Lip Paint:




I like what I've ordered so far :)


Do you have any Barry M cosmetics and how do you find their products?



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Song of the day: Tina Turner - Private Dancer

July 22, 2010

NOTD: Alessandro (mini) 253

For the last couple of days I've been wearing Alessandro nail polish number 253. It's one from the mini series.

What we got here is a shimmery coral shade. Nothing special, but the golden shimmer gives that something extra to it (I'm a sucker for shimmer, but you all know that by now :D ).


Here it is:




It's going off today, because I've got so many new make up goodies and nail polishes and they are all waiting in line to be tried out :D



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Song of the day: Tracy Chapman - Fast car

July 20, 2010

Monthly Contest - July

It's time for another "Monthly Contest"! :D


You can win:



- Essence All Over Highlighter in 01 Illuminate!
- Essence Nail Polish 04 Hide Bella Hide (Eclipse LE)
- Essence Nail Polish in 05 Ready To Be Bitten (Eclipse LE)


Rules are simple:
- Be a follower.
- Leave a comment saying whatever you like and please, leave your e-mail.
- Open internationally.
- Ends on Tuesday, 27 July at 20:00 (GMT +01:00)


Good luck! :)

July 17, 2010

NOTD: Sinful Colors Aqua

It's been so freakin' hot here this week. Temperatures are around 35°C and I'm dying for something cool and refreshing. I was also really lazy these days, just drinking iced coffees or eating ice cream and doing pretty much nothing...


I finally have some NOTD for you. I've decided to put on Sinful Colors Aqua (how appropriate). It's a shimmery aqua blue/green (turquoise) with beautiful golden sheen. It leaves slightly visible brush strokes behind (kind of metallic finish), but this can be fixed with a layer of top coat (except I ran out of top coat last week and still haven't bought new one).

The application was good and easy. The polish is slightly on the sheer and runny side, I've used 2 coats.

Sun:



Shade:




How are you dealing with this hot, hot wheater?



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Song of the day: Billy Idol - Hot in the city

July 13, 2010

NOTD: Diamond Cosmetics Hue Are You? & Essie MAY

This is the other Diamond Cosmetics nail polish I own - Hue Are You? And boy, it's hard to describe this one... Some call it burgundy and foil, other say it's a maroon shade or red/bronze, I also read it's a pinkish/reddish colour. Hmmm?

It definitely has sort of magenta/purple base after one layer. But after adding the second layer, I would say it's a deep, dark and rich red/brown shade filled with tons of strong gold shimmer.


Sun:




Shade:




I've decided to put a layer of Essie Matte About You over it. And here is the result:




Like it? Not?



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Song of the day: Kid Rock - All Summer Long

July 11, 2010

NOTD: Diamond Cosmetics Never So Evergreen

Lately I just didn't know what to put on my nails. Too many polishes and I just couldn't decide to pick one out...


Finally, I've picked Diamond Cosmetics polish in Never So Evergreen. I only have two DC polishes, but I'd sure like some more :D

This one is beautiful dark, smokey, slightly grey-ish green shade filled (mostly) with golden and green shimmer. I used two coats, the polish applies smoth and even.


Pictures were taken outside under direct sunlight:






I know it's not exactly a summery shade, but I love it anyway... What do you think?



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Song of the day: Life of Agony - My mind is dangerous

July 7, 2010

NOTD: Essence Ready To Be Bitten

Here is the next polish from Essence Eclipse TE - 05 Ready To Be Bitten. It's a sheer white polish with beautiful golden glass-flecked shimmer in it.

I think this will be my "safe" colour for every occasion.

I used two thicker coats, application and texture were good, drying time average.

Shade:




Sun:




What do you think about this Eclipse TE? Like it? Not?



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Song of the day: Simply Red - It's only love

July 5, 2010

NOTD: Essence Don't Bite Me - Kiss Me

Since yesterday I've been wearing Essence 03 Don't Bite Me - Kiss Me from Eclipse TE. It's a lovely shimmery berry shade. Shimmer is very fine and subtle. The polish applies nicely, it's a bit on a thicker side, but non problematic. I used 2 coats to get the full coverage.

Photos were taken outside under direct sunlight:






Thanks for looking! :)



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Song of the day: Noisettes - Never forget you

July 2, 2010

New Page, New Essence Polishes & Thank You

I added new page on my blog, it's right under the header (together with other pages) - "Giveaways!". Here I'll post all about great giveaways around the globe :)


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I owe a BIG thank you to a kind and thoughtful lady - Mamy from Parokeets. She has bought all Essence polishes from Eclipse & Return to Paradise TE for me! So, now I don't have to be nervous, if I would find them or not, because thanks to Mamy they are all mine :D






Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Queen - Friends will be friends

July 1, 2010

Swatch: Avon (Color Trend) Ice Sheers

Today I have some more swatches of Avon's polishes. These are from Color Trend line and they are scented. Like the name says - Sheers, they are really very sheer.

I used 3 coats for all, photos were taken outside under direct sunlight.


Luscious Lemon:




Refreshing Pear:




Delicious Berry:




Today is very hot here, probably the hottest day so far. The temperatures are around 30-33°C, so something icy and refreshing sounds good ;)



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Song of the day: My Chemical Romance: Famous last words