Sunday, November 24, 2013

Random Manicures

Since I have quite a few things I need to swatch and take pictures of, I figured I'd just do a post of past manicures I've done, but didn't blog (or don't remember if I did) to hold you guys over.

This was the first truly intricate nail design I ever tried.  Since I'm me, I was halfway into it before I noticed I had no nail polish remover left, so you'll have to excuse the messy edges.  The theme is L from Death Note.  If you haven't seen the anime, he is munching on some sort of sweet or candy in almost every scene.

The index finger is supposed to be lollipops, but they didn't go so well.  My traffic finger is cupcake frosting with sprinkles and a cherry, ring finger is L's little L symbol he always used, and the pinkie is jelly beans!  The teacup on the thumb is the one I'm most proud of, but we'll come back to that.

Other hand was rhinestones on the thumb as gumdrops, a sort of jawbreaker pattern on the index, little glitter hearts for conversation heart candies on the traffic finger, ice cream with a rhinestone cherry on the ring finger, and on the pinkie...Well, I ran out of ideas and just glued a huge gem to it.

Here's a closeup of my tea cup.  I'd never attempted anything like this before, so I was pretty stoked with how cute it came out, even though it is a little off-center.

A close-up of the L with the little gem and the others...

This I just kept taking pictures of because I thought it was so gorgeous.

It is like a galaxy in a bottle.

I'm a bit obsessed with this color....I believe it is called 'Catch Me' by Kleancolor.

And a super cute glitter, Starry Night, as well!

This is what you have to look forward to!  A friend recently gave me all of these, so swatches and reviews coming soon!!  ^_^


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mary Kay Loose Eyeshadow Review

I don't normally buy Mary Kay products.  For one, I can't afford them and for another thing, most things I've tried from their line I'm not a fan of.  This is an exception.

This is Mary Kay loose eye shadow in Pink Organza.

Don't get excited, I'm not running some shady Cuban cigar import business, it is just a box I found.  =P

Here's what it looks like out of the package.

I LOVE this little gem in the end.  Such a nice, girly touch.  I know I've said this before, but I believe ALL makeup should have pretty packaging with little details like this.  I adore the merging of 'useful' and 'beautiful' in all things.

 This stuff did NOT want to show up in photos, but you can see it better if you open the picture up.  Top is without primer and bottom is with primer.  No wet swatch with this one, I forgot.  >.<  It is a very lovely, shimmery, baby-pink color.  It goes on smoothly, I've had no trouble with it creasing with or without primer, and it blends nicely as well.

I also forgot to take a picture of the applicator, which is different than any other one I've seen.  Instead of being tapered, it is a little round ball.  Sort of annoying as it makes it tough to get in the corners of your eye if you're wearing it on the bottom lid.

What I DO love about this is the tubey-thing it comes in.  Unlike every other loose shadow I've had that comes in a tubey-thing, this one seems to have mastered the art of tubey-thing-ing.  When you pull the wand out, you don't get this fine spray of color all over your hands, clothes, and the tubey-thing itself.  Most I've had end up being such a mess, but this one is nice and tidy and I adore that.

From what I can tell, you can pick these suckers up for around $10 with shipping on Amazon.  While I'd normally get my panties in a bunch over paying that for only one color, I do think this one is a worthy splurge.  The package is a generous size and a little bit goes a long way.


Listening to: "Leshachimi Tropami" - Leshak

<3 WW

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Incoco Nail Polish Strips Review

These super awesome, cute little guys were a gift from a friend, but that in no way has swayed my opinion.  I will, as usual, be 100% honest.  :)

I'd never heard of this brand, but these little puppies are pretty awesome.

They have instructions on the back as well as inside.

Here's what was in the package:  Instructions, a small file, the tips, and clear strips.

With these, the first step is to put the actual tip part on.

Same as you would the regular strips, only you start at the nail bed instead of the cuticle area.

Tips done!

Close-up so you can see the cute rainbow pastel dot pattern.

Next, apply the clear strips over the whole nail.

And done!

Now, while I like these and think they are cute as hell, I'm not crazy about the application time.  I guess it would get quicker the more you do it, but it took me MUCH longer to apply these than it does to do a french mani by hand AND let it dry.  I think it took me something like 2 hours because you have to do so much fiddling.  The small strips seem to be way harder to put on than the full-nail ones.

Either way, they were really cute, a lot of fun to try, and they held up quite well.  I wore them for about 4 days before they started to chip really badly and I had to remove them, but that was due to a big cleaning binge with lots of scrubbers, not the product itself.  >.<

Now for an announcement:

<3 <3 <3 New Feature!  From now on, every blog post, I'll be adding "listening to" space and list whatever song I'm listening to at that moment.  I figure that way, anyone who loves finding new shit can look it up if you're curious and maybe find some new bands to fall in love with! <3 <3 <3

Listening to:  Lordi - "Would You Love a Monsterman"

So, what do you think?  You like the new feature or do you think I should scrap that idea?

<3 WW