Friday, February 25, 2011

Hard Candy Sky

Yes! It is finally Friday evening! This means 2 things: I got through my scary exam and it’s March Break (aka Spring Break)! Well it won’t be much of a total break since I have a 10 page essay to do with this girl that is impossible to find… grrr… seriously how many emails do I need to send before she replies? Why didn’t I get her phone number!!

Ok back on topic: I know its winter but I am so into pastels right now. Actually, I think this is what gets me through the winter… hehe =D
This is Hard Candy Sky: a super pretty light blue with lots of blue shimmer. It’s so light that I think 1 shade whiter would be just white.



Unfortunately it’s a streak, goopy mess to apply, but with a little patience and a good top coat you will get beautiful results. And for $5 you can’t really complain…

I used CND Stickey Base Coat and Seche Vite Top Coat.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CHANEL Black Pearl 513

I have a scary exam on Friday so I have been studying like crazy every day. The other day I needed a break, so I left the library (shocker!!) to head to my other favorite place: overpriced department store make up counters (yay!).

I ended up picking up
Chanel's Black Pearl...

I was curious about this polish after reader numerous good reviews of it from fellow bloggers and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Black Pearl is hard to describe as the color changes depending on the lighting. It is a sort of gunmetal color with teal and green shimmer that really stands out in the light. It reminds me a lot of Borghese Stellare Notte. I like the fact that it looks great with any outfit, and the application was pretty good, but I am not sure that it had that "wow" factor that Nouvelle Vague and Rouge Noir have. For me, Black Pearl is like but not love. However, I will wear it for a couple more days to see if it grows on me.

I used CND Stickey Base Coat and Mavala Fixator Top Coat.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Milani Dress Maker: Take Two

Good Morning everyone :)

Today I have Milani Dress Maker... for a second time. I needed to re-post this because the first time I gave it a sort of bad review. I can not lie: the formula is not great on this polish. It takes at least 3 or 4 impeccably applied coats and, on me, it was still streaky. I said in my last review that it "dented" even 2 days after application; but that was the Revlon Extra Life Top Coat I was trying out that week. Here I used Seche Vite and it looks so much better! It covers up the streaks and does not dent at all.

Anywho, enjoy the pics ;) This color is gorgeous!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Essie Demure VIxen

Hello readers!

Today I have a sort of Valentine's Day mani: Essie Demure Vixen from the Summer 2010 collection. It is very soft and pretty but interesting and not boring at all. It works as a good neutral and I keep thinking that this will be a good "interview" nail polish once I finish school (in what seems like a million years from now but that's OK!)

Natural Light
Artificial Light

Do you have any special plans for today? I unfortunately have to study but hubby and I might try to catch a movie later on tonight :) Anything good playing?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NARS Pokerface

I love Sephora but none are to be found downtown Montreal; only in the suburbs! Weird, right? So I rarely get a chance to go... but it might be a good thing for my wallet. I went on a much needed shopping trip with my sister earlier this week but she refused to walk into Sephora saying: "NO! Its dangerous! It's impossible not to buy anything!".
Of course, I figured that I had enough will power just to browse.....yeah.... ummm .... not really! Soooo I ended up getting my first NARS nail polish:

Pokerface

Outdoor Light:
Indoor Light:
This is a very pretty lilac color from the 2010 Holiday Collection and it applies like a dream. It has a secret Chanel-type shimmer (you can see a bit of it in the first pic) that gives it a nice dimension. The color itself is not the most original, I am sure you can find similar colors for less money, but this is a nice treat. I think it will look amazing for Spring!

Oh, and I didn't get anything else from Sephora.... just a lot more lemmings to deal with now!

I used CND Stickey Base Coat and Mavala Fixator Top Coat.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Water Marble Accent Nails

Wohooo I finally received my USB cord! Now, if winter would be over I would be 100% happy ;)

Lately, I have been experimenting with water marbling on one nail....I think its easier to wear than a full on WM mani (not to mention a lot less time and cleanup!).

This is GOSH Gypsy Blue and Hot Coral

Borghese Stellare Notte and L'Oreal Resist & Shine 502P



I haven't perfected the "art" yet but I am getting a lot better!

I used CND Stickey Base Coat and Poshe Top Coat.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Some Random GOSH Swatches

I forgot the USB cable I use to upload at my grandma's place... and she lives 5 hours away ! She is sending it to me by mail but I have not been able to upload any new swatch pics *sigh*

However, here are a few GOSH swatches I have:

Golden Dragon:

Gasoline:

Flash:

Peachy:
New stuff as soon as I get my paws on that USB cable!!