Sunday, April 16, 2017
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
So many companies have been putting out magnetic polishes with a host of colors and and magnet types and have enjoyed a lot of them, was very excited to see Nails Inc have a star magnet. Mind you I just saw in RiteAid today, Revlon has out a line of all Star magnet polishes, but the colors were drab, so I put one back regrettably. I was on the fence but, I have several star magnets from cheap dollar store polishes up to Lancome's magnet and of course the Nail's Inc polish which I am going to get into. I will say the purple was quite tempting on Revlon's end and it was buy one ($9.99 get the next %50 off but for the heck of it I wasn't there to spend money for money's sake especially nearing the end of the month! But head's up should you be inclined)
There are three in the Nail's Inc Star Magnet line, I chose the blue called The Strand, as you can see because of the flake's to draw up the magnet it looks dramatically lighter in the bottle.
Of the Nail's Inc magnetic line, I think this is their strongest magnet. I don't know if that is on the strength of the polish or the quality of the magnet itself. It certainly looked like it heavier with filings in the bottle based on coloration. The fishnet worked a treat for me as well, am always surprised to see bad ratings for it. Was clear as a bell for me and gets compliments across the board. Also super keen on the navy color. I topped this off with Nail's Inc caviar top coat. My go to for speed these days. I bought both at Sephora.
Yes, caved again, here is yet another L'Oreal Project Runway shade, this is called The Temptress' Touch and I am looking unbelievably forwards to trying this on!
It is a bile electric green. From looking at it up close, it appears to have a slight shimmer, will be interested to see how that equates to the nail or if that is just how it is coating the bottle. I bought this at RiteAid.
Monday, September 24, 2012
This set of The New Black ombre polishes is called Waves and runs from deep bluish teal to a glitter to a sweet pastel mint. As I was in a rush, I took the pictures as I was done and then had to dash, so clean up. Precious little, but you can see just how pretty a look this is. I just can't get over how nice these New Black polishes are. The shades are really well chosen.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I bought this particular set via Sephora.I believe this set along with the red, called Rover may be my favorite, with the pink bringing in a close third. Although I love all the ones I have purchased thus far.
Oh how cute is this, I went to the store today to pick up a few things, and I see, Halloween themed Creme Eggs, called Screme Eggs!
The traditionally yellow yolk is green tinted. Very adorable, I am a sucker for creme eggs, so to see them extended into Halloween and with green, no less. I squee'd!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Pulled from my IG stream. This is my Peperino, from the Tokidoki Unicorno line of toys. So cute.
Polish time! I did end up buying another polish from the L'Oreal Project Runway line, this one is called The Queen's Ambition.
I am hoping this will keep me from being remotely tempted (doubt it!)from buying Illamasqua's new polish Creator as it is almost a third of the price. The Queen's Ambition, I tried it on, will swatch it properly, and do better in future swatches...is a basic black polish with fine silver glitter. Perfect for Halloween when you usually see this sort of thing, but with me a favorite all year round. This dries fairly quickly, but looks quite flat, the glitter has a nice sheen but if you want the polish to jump out at you, definitely a top coat or two would not be remiss. I bought this at RiteAid. Super cute.
Without going into too much detail, this summer I've undergone two surgeries, and spent my summer in bed, so picking a polish and staying with it was a big choice since I had to be immobile with my arms a lot of the time. So when I did change my polish I would wear one of these fantastic Ombre packs from The New Black.
Absolutely adore these. They look great as a pedicure as well. Here is a close up of the collection of pinks called Floyd.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I purchased this from RiteAid $5.95, worth absolutely every penny, might even grab another bottle to save. This is just gorgeous.
Been feeling Unicorny this week, self professed Unicorn week. Posted Monday's and Tuesday's pics on my Instagram feed. For the fun of it here they are...
My Clonetrooper laying on my Lime Crime nail polishes.
I am Prancy and Fancy this week.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I go on at length reviewing them at Sephora's site under the moniker piratefly. I love their performance, but what I truly wanted to get into was the shade, how close is it to Too Faced Label Whore (now known as Petals to the Metal), enough to recommend to someone to warrant buying it, should you have the Too Faced shadow or Urban Decay's Lounge.
This was a bear to swatch, for many reasons, not only the lighting but the placement, as you can see my hands and arms are a no go for swatching so it made things difficult at onset. But with these lighting conditions show just how slight the difference is, but what difference there was, I think is your preference for color. The Label Whore/Petals to the Metal had more of a teal/bluish cast to the green shift whereas the On the Road has a stand out green. Both bases are a rusty brick brown, when you apply the On the Road wet, as recommended on the package that red color really comes up in the base.
LW/PttM on left, OTR on right to show brick base and sheen.
Darker lighting will show a better difference between the two, showing teal and a more burgundy versus brick whereas dead on they look samey.
Basically if you've one, I don't think you necessarily need the other, they are both gorgeous and perform well, but both are better with a primer than not.
Disclosure as I haven't renovated yet, I bought the KvD shadows at Sephora and the Too Faced was a Gift from my sister. As a lol, because this look, was just all kinds of no. Here is me wearing the Stockholm, I feel like a 50s Barbie in all the wrong ways. But I matched my clear Imperial Shadow Trooper's helmet so that was a plus. Can clearly see the shift between the more cornflower base blue and the lighter blue.
Now onto the best case I have ever purchased for my iPhone. I bought this at Gypsy Warriorbut have since seen the maker's site where there are all kinds of gorgeous creations. Amazing, all sorts of spike color and case options. Bought the blue spiked Ice Ex-Girlfriend for winter. Hey that paypal balance is good for something via Matthew Millions.
This case is called the 'Merica Ex-Girlfriend, had a better picture on my Instagram (ie cropped)but you get the point. It's foxy as all get out!