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Entries for Wednesday, July 31 2013

L’Oréal’s The Muse’s Attitude

L’Oréal’s The Muse’s Attitude

Posted on Wednesday, at

I don't know why this color applied so nicely…and Mystic's Fortune, a polish from the same collection with the same finish, had a horrid spreadability problem. There are very faint visible strokes in this manicure, but barely anything compared to the blue-purple metallic frost. On the “down” side, it did take four coats to get this level of opacity. That's always a bit annoying. (I'm <strike>lazy</strike>efficient - I vastly prefer 2-coat manicures, unless I'm...

Sally Hansen’s Angel Bite

Sally Hansen’s Angel Bite

Posted on Wednesday, at

So dark a red, it almost passes out of ‘vampy' into ‘reddish-black'. I like it, though! I think I'll use this most often as an accent, rather than a full manicure - the color's just a little deep for my preferences.

Entries for Tuesday, July 30 2013

Meow Cosmetics’ Gloom and Bloom collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Gloom and Bloom collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

A smallish collection, available in the spring (April to mid-June.) I tried not to go nuts on the blues, because I’ve got a gracious plenty; but I wasn’t as thrilled with the “bloom” shades - most of them are yellow-ish, and chartreuse-yellows and I have long since agreed to see other people. The “bloom” colors are just a little bit darker than they appear in the vendor photos, though, so I was pleasantly surprised when I got my...

Entries for Monday, July 29 2013

Beauty from the Earth’s Promises

Beauty from the Earth’s Promises

Posted on Monday, at

BareMinerals’ Peach Surprise

BareMinerals’ Peach Surprise

Posted on Monday, at

More of a faintly-rose highlight shade than anything else. Reminds me of some of the core TSS colors, like Powder Burn. Coverage can be pretty substantial (a major plus with any BareMinerals shadow, as so many were so faint) so if you want a subtler highlight, use a less dense brush for application.

My Pretty Zombie’s Kidney Punch

My Pretty Zombie’s Kidney Punch

Posted on Monday, at

Not quite as dark as I was expecting, but that's kind of a good thing. It accents my eyes well, but I have to watch how I apply it or the eye just ends up looking week-after-facepunch, instead of just…a nicely set off blue-grey.

Entries for Sunday, July 28 2013

Aromaleigh v2’s Elfrydah

Aromaleigh v2’s Elfrydah

Posted on Sunday, at

Depending on the lighting, this color can look almost like a purplish mauve with blue shimmer.

Sally Hansen’s Copperhead

Sally Hansen’s Copperhead

Posted on Sunday, at

Attractive enough, easy application…but it takes quite a few coats for full opacity, and the duochrome effects are fairly minimal on the nail (they're barely more visible in the bottle.) Still, it is nice to see an attempt at a brown-red duochrome, since so many “duochrome” collections have come out recently with the green/blue/gold, or gold/pink, or blue/purple shift combinations - but almost no red/copper shades.

Entries for Saturday, July 27 2013

Mon Ennui’s Redrum

Mon Ennui’s Redrum

Posted on Saturday, at

After seeing a few raves about duochrome colors over at Mon Ennui, I placed an order. Then, not a week later, the owner was…a bit of a cow to another MMU vendor. So I was glad that a) these colors are nice, but not all are dreadfully unique; and b) they come in 10-gram jars, so I got my “traditional” full amount without having to either order multiples, or place a second order. Redrum is a deep red shimmer...


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