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Entries for Wednesday, October 31 2012

Zoya’s Song

Zoya’s Song

Posted on Wednesday, at

When the collection was previewed, I wasn't too sure about Song, Ray, Elisa, or any of the metallic shades. Zoya has an interesting track record with the metallics, in that sometimes they're metallic-looking and cool (Richelle, Jules, Trixy) and other times they're more along the lines of a high-shine creme (Angel, Delilah, Joy, Nikki, Faith, Celeste…and the list goes on.) I finally decided to get Song because, if nothing else, it was a lovely-looking non-black blue. Turns out that...

OPI’s Dutch Ya Just Love OPI

OPI’s Dutch Ya Just Love OPI

Posted on Wednesday, at

Similar to Zoya's Lotus, but not an exact dupe. DYJLO is a deeper, bolder violet while Lotus' base color is a dusty deep lilac. Both have sparse red sparkles and the same kind of finish. I personally prefer Lotus, but if you prefer richer, more jeweltone shades you'll gravitate towards Don't Ya Just Love. And if you're a gigantic lover of purple polishes, you'll have to have both! The coverage for DYJL was good, with full even coverage in two...

Entries for Tuesday, October 30 2012

Stila’s Long Wear Liquid Lip Color collection

Stila’s Long Wear Liquid Lip Color collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

This collection appears to be on its way out. The Stila and Sephora websites each list five colors, and four of them are out of stock at Sephora. (I hit Stila’s Last Chance section and cleaned UP!!!) The lip color is in a glass tube, and the tube glass doesn’t appear as thick as the Buxom Lip Polish tubes; so I’d worry about it breaking in transit. The applicators are doefoot, but oddly shaped and a bit...

Entries for Monday, October 29 2012

Entries for Sunday, October 28 2012

Zoya’s Toni

Zoya’s Toni

Posted on Sunday, at

I think this color is what a lot of people refer to as “oxblood.” (I say “I think” because I don't really have a good mental picture of what color “oxblood” is. So it could be fuchsia-heliotrope for all I know.) This polish applies very smoothly, and is pretty durable. I probably could have just done a one-coat manicure with this one, if I'd left more polish on the brush.

Entries for Saturday, October 27 2012

OPI’s S-age is Just A Number

OPI’s S-age is Just A Number

Posted on Saturday, at

One of three Chanel-Peridot-dupes released this season. (Three. Yes, really.) Most of the really intense duochrome shift that is seen in the bottle…didn't show up on my nails. It's due to the curvature of the bottle, and how light hits the polish - and my nails aren't utterly flat but they don't curve THAT much. There's about as much duochrome shift as Chanel's Peridot, with maybe just a slightly lighter base color and more undertones of green than blue...

Entries for Friday, October 26 2012

BareMinerals’ Emotion Matte

BareMinerals’ Emotion Matte

Posted on Friday, at

Emotion (the original color) only had a few short release windows. I don't remember if it was ever added to the regular lineup, but starting in 2010 Bare Escentuals created matte versions of some of their most requested colors, and released those shades in kits exclusive to QVC. Emotion Matte was included in a kit that was released in late 2011. The color is almost deep enough to be used easily as a liner. The color isn't sooty or blackened, so while...


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