May 8, 2015
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March 22, 2015
Sally Hansen has come out with a new polish called Miracle Gel. Its claim is that it acts just like a gel polish with out the inconvenience of having to use a UV light. It suppose to be strong and shine like a gel polish, as well as last anywhere between 10-14 days.
Before I actually tired this polish I was a little sceptical. I didn’t know how the “gel” was going to work without a UV light. Was it really going to last? I was looking for a tough, long lasting nail polish that I could do anywhere.
Once I tried the polish myself I was able to make a final decision. I was happy to find the gel polish didn’t take as long as I thought it would to dry. If even layers are applied with a few moments to dry in between the polish seems to dry over all pretty quickly. I was quiet pleased with the final product. The polish lasted easily over 10 days without chipping, or loss of shine.
I have now accumulated 3 different shades, as well as a top coat.
Top Coat #100 – Clear
Tidal Wave #360 – A deep true blue (Matte)
Too Haute #520 – Dark magenta (Shimmer)
Crème de la Crème #430 – Pale pink (Satin)
Sally Hansen has offered a wide variety of colors for people to choose from.
These polishes are sold at Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart or where other Sally Hansen nail polishes are sold. They usually retail for anywhere between $8-$11 CND.
Peace & Luv
A few weeks ago I went to get my nails filled and polished. While checking out their selection of nail polishes I discovered the salon had polish by Perfect Match called MoodGel, a color changing nail gel polish. I was, of course very excited about this and had to try it.
When I checked out the ring of sample nails I was happy to find a decent variety of colors. Don’t get me wrong there weren’t a bunch of shades in every color but there was definitely something for everyone. The real magic happened when I ran the sample nails under hot water and watched all the colors change. (The polish is based on temperature and will change depending on if your fingers (nails) are hot or cold.)
The first time I tried this polish I had my nails painted in a shade called A Bit Chilly. It was a shade of blue that went from a bright blue when warm to a dark blue/black when cold.
This time I tried a shade called Heavenly Angel. It’s this beautiful shade of Magenta pink when cold that turns into a creamy white when warm. I have fallen in love with this dramatic transition. I love the fact that this polish goes from bold to neutral. Another thing I love about these Mood Polishes is that once they do start to cross fade they create a beautiful ombre.
I have tried to purchase these polishes myself but have had a hard time finding them in stores. I have however found them online at places like EBay or Amazon. I have also found them on specialty nail sites. These polishes go for anywhere between $10-$14 US.
Peace & Luv
February 24, 2015
For Spring 2015, NARS Cosmetics introduces the new Dual-Intensity Blush. Featuring NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, the newly-imagined formula allows for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture. Six modern shade pairings curated by François Nars offer a universal spectrum of hues that works across all skintones. Sweeps on dry for a bold flush or wet for a translucent wash of color. Dry pigments impart a natural glow that warms the complexion and fuses weightlessly. Dampen NARS’ exclusive Wet/Dry Blush Brush before application for a watercolor effect—dab over the apples of the cheeks and swirl in a circular motion to paint on a subtle tint. Designed in a sensorial, soft-touch square case with a modern magnetic closure, six luxuriously embossed duos heighten the art of transformation.
Dual Intensity Blush Duo- $57.00 CND
Adoration- Baby Pink/ Hot Pink (Shimmer)
Craving- Soft Pink/ Light Bronze (Shimmer)
Fervor- Light Pink/ Dark Rose (Shimmer)
Frenzy- Gold/ Bright Orange (Shimmer)
Jubilation- Soft Gold/ Peachy Nude (Shimmer)
Panic- Fuchsia/ Burnt Pink-Orange (Shimmer)
This collection also features a new and very pretty looking blush/contour brush. Although I haven’t been able to find much information or confirm a price for the brush at this time but I’m thinking it’s going to be somewhere around $53.00 CND.
Some of these blushes look absolutely beautiful. I personally look forward to trying Fervor, Frenzy and Jubilation, but out of all the items offered in NARS’ new collection I look forward to trying the new brush the most- It looks like it is going to be a great size for the different contours of the face.
I hope to have a review on these blush duos soon. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.
Peace & Luv
February 23, 2015
Timeless and courageous, the most famous Disney princess of all inspires a limited-edition colour collection magical enough to make all your fairytale dreams come true. Beloved for generations for her kind heart and determined mind that dares to dream, Cinderella envisages enough makeup shades to fill a pumpkin carriage.
MAC is launching Cinderella collection in collaboration with the new Cinderella movie coming out on March 15th. I have yet to personally review the collection but this is what you can expect in the way of pricing and products included in the collection.
Lipstick- (Limited Edition) $21.00 CDN
Free as a Butterfly- Golden Nude
Royal Ball- Flesh Tone Pink
Lipglass- (Limited Edition) $20.00 CDN
Happily Ever After- Light Pink with Blue Pearl Shimmer
Glass Slipper- Light Pink with Pink Pearl Shimmer
Eyeshadow Compact X6- Stroke of Midnight (Limited Edition) $53.00 CND
Phloof!- Off White
Quarry- Plum Brown
Vapour- Peachy Pink
Stroke of Midnight- Dark Plum Purple with Silver Shimmer
Satin Taupe- Taupe with light Silver Shimmer
MAC Studio Eye Gloss (Limited Edition) $27.50 CND
Lightly Tauped- Beige Gloss with Pearl Finish
Pearl Varnish- Pearl White Gloss
Fluidline (Limited Edition) $21.00 CND
Little Black Bow- Grey with Silver Pearl
Macroviolet- Dark Violet with Red Pearl
Iridescent Pressed Powder (Limited Edition) $33.00 CND
Coupe d’Chic- Peachy Beige with Golden Shimmer
Pigment (Limited Edition) $29.00 CND
Evil Stepmother- Dark Black Plum
Pretty It Up- Olive Pearl
Glitter (Limited Edition) $28.00 CND
Reflects Pearl- Pearl White Glitter
Beauty Powder (Limited Edition) $33.00 CND
Mystery Princess- Pinky Beige with Silver Shimmer
Blending Brush 217- $28.50 CND
Large Angled Contour 168- $42.00 CND
The MAC Cinderella Collection will be available online at maccosmetics.com on February 26th. You can find it in store in Canada and the US on March 5th, internationally sometime in March.
I have personally heard a mixed reviews of this collection so far. With that said there are definitely a few items I look forward to trying. I hope to be posting a review of this collection in the near future.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below.
Peace & Luv