Thursday, June 21, 2012

OPI Planks a lot and Funky Fingers Kenyan Sunset

I've been really getting into the gradient looks, using the make up sponge method. Who knew how easy it was! At first I was going to do a Red version, but at the last second I went with purple, my good ole stand by color;)

I used Planks a lot by OPI that came out in the Pirates of The Caribbean: Stranger Tides collection. Renee got me the mini set for Christmas last year and of course I was very happy! And may I add she bought in Japan, so I know that was not cheap. Any one who's been to Japan knows that OPI, ESSIE, and other American brands cost an arm, leg and first born child..(not in that order!) Then to finish the look, I sponged on Funky Fingers in Kenyan Sunset on the tips. You can't tell from the bottle but its a holo! A gorgeous shimmery HOLO! I love when that happens, you get a polish that looks pretty but then you paint it on, and kaboom..holo goodness;)

I want to try this gradient look in different colors, as it was super easy! But for now I must be going, work awaits!

Thanks to Scrangie and Painting rainbows for the images!

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Giveaways are still underway-
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Swap with Lilwen from MUT Nail Polish

Just a short one today.  I did a little swap with Lilwen from Makeup Talk a few months ago, (we're in the middle of another one now, yay!) and while going through my Flickr I came across this picture and realized I forgot to post the polishes I got in it.

Swap with Lilwen from MUT 2 Nail Polish by KitaRei
She sent me three of her favorites, Kiko Frozen Nail Laquer in Iced Black 06, Kiko Nail Laquer Azzurro Ceruleo 295, and Essence Colour & Go Date With The Night 45. Erika said she heard Essence Date With The Night is a good dupe for Chanel Haute Chocolate-awesome!  I specially requested Kiko as I heard their cosmetics were amazing.  Swatches to come :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

illamasqua phallic (oh what a name, haha)

I bought this a while back, January I believe and I can not believe I haven't swatched it yet! Well then again I can because I have about  a million nail polishes.

I was going for a nebular sky look, did I achieve it? What I did was basically this:
1. Coat of Phallic 2x (hehe)
2. Coat of Inglot flakie (blue version)
3. Coat of fairy dust by China Glaze ( are you shocked!)

I think I came pretty close!! What do you guys think? But before I got, please stop by at both giveaways.

Thanks guys, you rock!