Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ulta haul

So, I went to Ulta today to see what I could find worthy of the 20% off coupon. I got this:

BareMinerals Ready Remix The Wild Thing, OPI liquid sand nail polish in Get Your Number, Physicians Formula Bronze Boost Goddess Glow shimmer powder, and some vanilla scented polish remover pads.

Shadow swatches. Top left: pale oyster with strong light green duochrome. Top right: satin chartreuse with some sparkle. Bottom left: greened gold brown. Bottom right: the ocean on a stormy day.
Shimmer swatch - it's a diffuse, coppery shimmer with medium small flecks

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Caviar Manicure 1st Time

I've admired caviar manis for a few months now. So, when I saw the beads at the dollar store, I snapped them up. I used a Clinique polish I've had forever as the base.

I don't think I'm a fan. There's a lot you have to do to get this right, and this'll probably be very short-lived. 

1. You have to clean up the edges of your base color really well before you add the beads. 
2. Then, I use a clear coat as the "glue." 
3. The minute you touch it, the beads will start falling off. I'm kind of worried they'll be all over my bedding by morning. 

The only place I can see this working is a special event. One with plenty of time to get ready first. I'll probably do this a few more times until I'm out of beads, but I won't be seeking them out again. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wedding Makeup Ponder No. 1

Is this my wedding eyeshadow?

Check out Vampy Varnish's scoop on the new Urban Decay Oz themed palettes. I think I need the Glinda one for my wedding. What do you think?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blue Frankenmani

Here's the best shots I could get of a blue green Frankenpolish I made.