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Entries for Wednesday, August 31 2011

OPI’s Designer Series Classic

OPI’s Designer Series Classic

Posted on Wednesday, at

Required four coats for full opacity, and the holographic effect is scattered rather than linear (as in all OPI DS polishes). It also required four coats for full opacity - but then, so do most of the Designer Series polishes. I would choose not to get this again because of the overall shade. The gold-brown color isn't my absolute favorite, it's almost too yellow on me. I think the holographics work to actually make it seem more yellow…so definitely...

Zoya’s Tao

Zoya’s Tao

Posted on Wednesday, at

No, you aren't hallucinating. Yes, this is slightly similar to Zoya's Freja. The finish is different (I'm not entirely sure -=how=- to classify the finishes for most of the polishes in Zoya's Mirrors collection. They're not frost…they're not metallic…they're…distressed metallic?!??), the base color is just a little lighter. But it is highly similar. If you tried Freja but didn't like it because it was just a hair too dark, Tao might strike you the same...

Entries for Tuesday, August 30 2011

Morgana Cryptoria’s Hibiscus lip balm

Morgana Cryptoria’s Hibiscus lip balm

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L’Oréal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Rambling Rose (212)

L’Oréal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Rambling Rose (212)

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NYX Cosmetics’ Apricot Diamond Sparkle Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics’ Apricot Diamond Sparkle Lipstick

Posted on Tuesday, at

There's enough red in this that the color is actually wearable (well…that might be the combination of the sparkle and the color.) This is more of a “dark dried-apricot” color under a red bulb, than a straight orange that one might expect from something named “Apricot”. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, seeing how red Peach Round Lipstick is. NYX seems to have some interesting ways of either naming or perceiving color. It has the same issues as all...

Entries for Monday, August 29 2011

Aromaleigh v1’s Bliss

Aromaleigh v1’s Bliss

Posted on Monday, at

A little less gold and a bit more silver; and the undertones are a little more coppery than red; but this shade is a softer-based cousin of Fyrinnae's Feline Familiars. This is a bit soft to easily be used as a liner shade, but that makes it easy for all-over use. I don't have to worry about over-application or the resulting color being too dark.

Concrete Minerals’ Mad Hatter

Concrete Minerals’ Mad Hatter

Posted on Monday, at

Mad Hatter was a pleasant, interesting surprise. It's marketed as a red-brown, and it looks like that in the pot…but when I applied it, it looked much more purple with some brown undertones. It applies dark enough to make a good liner shade. If I ever learn to do a proper smokey eye, I might have to try using this!

NYX Cosmetics’ Sky Pink Pearl

NYX Cosmetics’ Sky Pink Pearl

Posted on Monday, at

This is a good solid soft-but-not-invisible pink with a soft shimmer finish. (I don't know that I'd really call it a “pearl” finish, though.) One vial looks deceptively tiny, but one vial fills a 10-gram sifter jar quite easily.

Entries for Saturday, August 27 2011


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