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Entries for Wednesday, February 29 2012

China Glaze’s Blue Year’s Eve

China Glaze’s Blue Year’s Eve

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is a slightly brighter blue than Countdown - but otherwise, they're both fairly similar. This is almost exactly the same base color as Eyes Like Sapphires…which is still available from a few stores, but not necessarily as easy to find. I think it's the same base color as Frostbite, too - so I guess that I'm just very strongly drawn to this shade of blue, since I have so many similar polishes! I find that, while they cost...

Zoya’s Jana

Zoya’s Jana

Posted on Wednesday, at

This was actually a little darker than I expected. Application is good, and the polish is fairly sturdy. But…this just isn't the shade I was expecting. I thought this would be just a little closer to Carey, in terms of brightness. “Not as bright as I thought” seems to be the mantra for this collection, judging by others' comments and by my own experience with Cynthia.

OPI’s I’m a Princess…You’re Not!

OPI’s I’m a Princess…You’re Not!

Posted on Wednesday, at

I like polishes that I can use for layering…if I know that they're that sheer when I'm buying them. I was lead to believe that this was semi-sheer, but that after three coats it would show more of the pink and not show quite so much VNL. As you can see, even after six coats (6!!!), you can see plenty of the nail bed, and very little of the pink iridescence of the pearl finish. I may find use layering...

Entries for Tuesday, February 28 2012

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil collection

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

As with most NYX collections, there’s a little bit of confusion. The color names don’t match up from site to site. The online swatches may or may not be acdurate representations of the colors themselves. And NYX’s own web site says that there are 30 colors available…but they only list 25. (Maybe someone was having a Bad Math Day. Or they just copied boilerplate text from another page and didn’t bother to fact-check it.) Since NYX and...

Concrete Minerals’ Sugar and Spice kit

Concrete Minerals’ Sugar and Spice kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

I didn’t buy these kits because by the time they came out, I already owned all the eyeshadows - so it made more financial sense to just buy the lip balms individually. The four colors complement each other well, with Lolita and Rocked being among my favorite softer shades from this company.

Entries for Monday, February 27 2012

My Pretty Zombie’s Custom Zombie

My Pretty Zombie’s Custom Zombie

Posted on Monday, at

Applied dry, this doesn't have much color payoff, and resembles Bare Escentuals' Showers. Applied wet, more of the blue is apparent and it's got a bit more shimmer…but the chief effect is the higher pigmentation level. There are faint hints of purple in the color that are only really visible when foiled, as well. It's a soft enough shade to be used easily by folks who are leery of blue eyeshadow, soft enough to make a nice browbone accent....

Aromaleigh v2’s Miuccia

Aromaleigh v2’s Miuccia

Posted on Monday, at

A very soft neutral when applied dry, with no overtly visible shimmer. It's slightly brighter than many other browns that I have, so that it subtlely lightens without adding any yellow tones. The turquoise shimmer is light even when applied wet, so you're still working with what is predominantly a neutral color…it's just got a cooler cast. I think this was one of the first colors in the Fall Tapestry collection to run out, and I can definitely see...

My Pretty Zombie’s Drunken Toast

My Pretty Zombie’s Drunken Toast

Posted on Monday, at

While I have loved most of the colors I've purchased from My Pretty Zombie, and liked the idea behind the Geekily Ever After collection, I was less pleased with a few of the colors in that kit. Drunken Toast doesn't look attractive when applied wet. It, and the other colors in this group, look a little bit “chunky” - for lack of a precise term. The consistency isn't all that smooth. But when I tried mixing in more water, it...

Entries for Saturday, February 25 2012


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