26-08-10

FOTD, nails & a new dress.

Just a quick blogpost to show you my make-up, nails & my new dress i received from shopbop.



China glaze Custom kicks (lovely turquoise colour with gold shimmer)






Products i've used:
Eyes: Too faced shadow insurance - MAC ricepaper eyeshadow - MAC amber lights eyeshadow - AVON brown eyeshadow - MAC brule eyeshadow - MAC fluidline in blacktrack - L'oreal voluminous - Anastasia beverly hills brow duo in medium ash
Face: NARS sheer glow foundation in barcelona - MAC Msf natural in medium dark - NARS laguna bronzer - MAC Msf cheeky bronze
Lips: Milani crystal lipgloss in summer baby



Dress i got at shopbop from a brand called Plastic Island, it was on sale so i got it for a very good price!




Please let me know what you think of it!

16-08-10

FOTD: Chai Latte

A couple of weeks ago i received a new eyeshadow quad from maybelline called: Chai latte. I've heard a lot of good things about this quad on youtube so i wanted to try it out and bought it on ebay. I've tried one maybelline duo before, but that one was very bad quality (not pigmented at all) this quad wasn't like that at all. The eyeshadow are very pigmented & the colours are nice too . So here's the fotd i made with this quad, it's a very nice quad with nice colours. Not really special, but it's definitely a good eyeshadow quad especially for the price (i got it for $5 i think) so very cheap! Maybe i'll do a review on this one if anyone's interested? please let me know!











Products i've used:

Face
- NARS sheer glow foundation in barcelona
- MAC select cover up concealer in nc42
- MAC select moisturecover concealer in nw25
- MAC Msf natural medium dark
- NARS Laguna bronzer
- MAC Msf light flush

Eyes
- Too faced shadow insurance
- Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Chai Latte
- MAC fluidline in blacktrack
- L'oreal voluminous mascara
- Anastasia beverly hills brow duo in medium ash (eyebrows)

Lips
- MAC slimshime lipstick in bare
- Chanel glossimer in pin up

Please let me know what you think of it!

06-08-10

Review: deborah lippmann nail polishes

A few weeks ago Deborah send me these 3 lovely nail polishes from her brand Deborah Lippmann to try out & review. I have heard good things about this brand & i'm always interested in different nail polish brands so i was very excited to try them out. The first thing i noticed was the bottle, it's different then other nail polish brands i have & i think it's a very unique shape. I really like the bottle, i think they look very chic and luxurious. But you can expect it to look different and chic or luxurious, because these nail polishes are kinda pricey. They cost $16, which i think is a bit high. But to me if a nail polish brand is very good & the colors are great i don't mind paying more. So here's what they claim:

The long-lasting formulas of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquers contain green tea extracts and protein-building biotin so nails stay healthy and strong. All of Deborah Lippmann lacquers feature Aucoumea Klaineana extract, a natural resin from West African trees, which is known to strengthen nails and prevent ridges for smoother, healthier nails. Deborah Lippmann lacquers are free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalates.

So let me show you the swatches, all of them are 2 coats without topcoat:




Between the sheets



I'm not innocent



Supermodel (created with dree hemingway)


So they promise very good things. I've been trying them out for quite some time, and i think they are very good nail polishes. The staying power was 2-3 days on my nails without topcoat. Which is good, because nail polishes won't ever stay longer on my nails. Also they were easy to apply with a fine brush, and the polishes are quite opaque. Only one of them was not, but i think it was supposed to be like that. Also they claim to strengthen your nails and smoothen them, which is awesome. But i already have strong nails, so i didn't really noticed anything different. But if you have very weak nails or anything, you should give it a try! I really love all of the colors, i wouldn't say these colors are unique but i think these are definitely great nail polishes. I also wouldn't say this is my favorite nail polish brand now, but i really like them and especially what they claim. Even though these are really good, i think O.P.I. & essie are just as good! But i do reccomend these if you have enough money & if you have weak nails. They have very nice colors, i just looked at the website and right now they also sell lady gaga nail polishes i think!

I don't know for sure if they ship international?
But for the people living in the US. You can find them at: Barney's new york, nordstrom, neiman marcus, C.O. bigelow and online at Deborah Lippmann