Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween with Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a few minutes before I'm off to class so I decided to post my Halloween mani now rather than after class =P

But before I do that here's a swatch of the new Sephora by OPI's Full Moon

Full Moon is an opaque white creme that glows in the dark. This was 3 coats

It is super glowy, which I love :D

And finally here is my Halloween manicure. I decided to just go with Konads since I didn't have time to do some artwork on it :(

I love how it looks when it glows in the dark :)

So that is all I have for today, be safe everyone!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

China Glaze Fight Like a Woman Collection

October is almost coming to an end, and tomorrow is Halloween. Just want to post my China Glaze Fight Like a Woman Collection, which consists of 3 pinks that raises awareness for Breast Cancer. A portion of the purchases will be donated to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

I've been MIA lately on twitter and here. Getting my midterms over and done with, I have one more on Monday, but I feel confident on it. Once midterms are over, and when I'm up to date with my online class I'll be back to update more often :)

Empowerment - a vivid baby pink creme. Very cute :)

Encouragement - a pale baby pink with silver flecks

Endurance - a fuchsia with silver flecks

Don't you just love the names for these? I think it's very inspiring. The colors are nice, I especially love Endurance, such a pretty fuchsia. The formulas were excellent, no problems at all. All were under two coats.

And that is all I have for today..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

ORLY Cosmic FX Collection

Today I have the Orly's Cosmic FX collection. This collection is freaking AMAZING. That's all I have to say. But it is by far the hardest collection to capture in picture. These have to be seen in person to appreciate the beauty. And I'm sure majority of you already have these in hands? lol I'm just very late in posting these. But I've tried my best

Below: Space Cadet. It is a brown, green, purple duo-chrome. Very strong duo-chrome. My first picture is in natural lights and shows the duo-chrome at its best. Second picture is in an angle to show the green. And third picture is in artificial light which shows the brownish purple. And last picture is in direct sunlight.

Below: Galaxy Girl. It is a plumish purple with silver and turquoise blue flecks. First picture is under natural light which shows most of the colors. Second picture is in direct sunlight, and last picture is under artificial lights.

Below: Lunar Eclipse. A vibrant blue with silver flecks and slight purple/pink duo-chrome. First picture under artificial lights shows all the blue. Second picture in direct sunlight and last picture is natural light to show the slight pink and purple, which is barely noticeable in the picture.

Below: Halley's Comet. A turquoise with silver flecks. Very nice and shimmery, almost metallic like.

Below: It's Not Rocket Science. A swampy green with silver flecks. Yes, same as China Glaze Zombie Zest, and SpaRitual Optical Illusion. But I *feel* that this one is a brighter green.

Below: Out of This World. Vampy purple with silver and purple flecks.

Formula on these were perfect. All of them were done under three coats, though it was good with two. But I like it to have more depths to photo better and look better. I have a little more patience when it comes to my nails. I had no problems with application at all. No mess no fuss. My favorite is Space Cadet, Galaxy Girl, and Lunar Eclipse. The three duo-chromes in this collection, what do you know? Haha.

Well that's all I have for today, enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OPI Go Goth Mini Halloween Collection & Giveaway Winner!

Ok I've made you guys waited long enough. I meant to write this post sooner, but I was totally distracted by the Yankees games, and then I went to eat dinner and shower. So now that everything is out of my way, I am here to announce my 600th follower ManGlaze giveaway. I used this time just so I can announce my winner faster and ship out the prize faster :)

There were a total of 321 entries including all those extra entries for blogging or tweeting or both. I input everything into excel, and the winner that will be getting three full size bottles of ManGlaze nail polish is:


YAY! Congratulations Jackie! Please e-mail me your address so I can ship out these goodies to you ASAP! I will also be e-mailing you in a few minutes after this entry :)

Thank you for all those who have entered, who blogged about this giveaway, and tweeted. It means a lot to me! *smooches*

So today I also have for you the OPI Go Goth Mini collection for Halloween. It consists of 4 mini's and a free lacy cuff bracelet.

Obscure is a black matte. I seem to have a little problem with this one. It's the smoothest I got it (three tries) I think it's because I'm not use to the tiny brush

Sanguine is a deep dark red shimmer. Looks a bit bloody too which I like xD

Unripened is a black base with turquoise glitter flecks

Nevermore is a blackened purple shimmer. Of course my picture looks blue, what else is new? Haha

I think I'm done with minis. Sure they are cute and adorable in their tiny bottles, but I can't seem to get use to the tiny brush -_- that's my issue. I still have the Color Club Enchanted Holiday minis. But I won't be going on those until Christmas is near so I don't have to worry about that.

Well that is all I have for today. Hope everyone enjoy :)

Once again thank you everyone, and congrats to Jackie S!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Last few hours of giveaway entry

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Monday, October 18, 2010

China Glaze Awakening Halloween Collection

So today I have another Halloween collection for you guys. China Glaze's Awakening Collection.

I liked this collection! Especially Ick-A-Bod-Y! That's seems to be the most purchased one because it's like sold out almost every e-tailer.

Zombie Zest is a swampy green jelly with flecks of glitters and shimmer. This was done in 2 coats, could've used a third. Looks a bit sheer on me. But I got lazy xD

Mummy May I? is a dark vampy purple base with purple glitters. The base looks black but if looked at closely it's really purple! Not to mention, the name is so freakin' cute!

Ick-A-Bod-Y is a brownish green base packed with copper glitters.

And yes, SpaRitual's Opitcal Illusion is a dupe for Zombie Zest. I prefer China Glaze, just saying..

The formulas were nice. Though Ick-A-Bod-Y annoyed me a little. It kept 'balding' so I had some trouble. But all I needed was a little a patience between each coat. I tend to apply my polishes quite fast.

Well that's all I have for today. Gotta go back to the Yankees game :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Color Club Cast A Spell Mini Collection

Halloween is just around the corner! (OK not really, but still!) I love Halloween. I love eating candy corn and I just love Halloween! I can't wait to do my Halloween manis! Got so many ideas thanks to other bloggers! But for now I have Color Club's Cast A Spell Mini collection.

Hocus Pocus is a semi-sheer base with holographic glitters. This was done in 3 coats

Spellbound is a bright neon orange creme. VERY bright

Charmed I'm Sure is a blurple shimmer. It's more purple in real life, but we all know the cases of cameras.

Bewitching is a black creme. Fully opaque in one coat. Sounds like a good polish to use for konads!

The formulas were nice. It was just a little hard for me to use since I have long fingers, and the tiny little bottle cap was hard for me to hold. Other than that no complaints!

And that is all I have for today!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MAC Fall Trend F/W 2010

Greetings all! Today I have the MAC Fall Trend for Fall and Winter collection by Jin Soon. I can tell you right now that when I received my order I was disappointed just by looking at the bottles. But to my surprise this collection is actually gorgeous. Six gorgeous shimmers packed with a lot of flecks. The colors weren't disappointing either, although some colors weren't at all unique.

These are still available at the MAC website for $13 each. And before I show you my swatches, I have to say their formula improved for this collection. It applied perfectly, and fully opaque in two coats. It wasn't thick or thin, but in between. I don't regret buying all of them after all lol

Rain of Flowers is a plum purple base with blue and purple flecks

Ming Blue is a true blue packed with turquoise and blue fleck shimmers. Looking at the bottle it looked darker than I expected. Once applied on the nails it came out to a beautiful blue.

Jade Dragon is an emerald green with green and silver flecks

Imperial Flower is a bright orange shimmer with gold flecks

Earthly Harmony is a gray beige with gold flecks. The gold flecks are hardly noticeable on the nails though

Concubine is a dark red shimmer packed with red and gold flecks. This one took me by surprise. I was expecting a boring red but it was actually a darker shade of red. It looked perfect for the fall.

So there you have it. Would any of you be buying these? Or if you already did, which one is your favorite? I have to say Ming Blue, Jade Dragon, Earthly Harmony, and Concubine are my favorites. I like Imperial Flower but oranges doesn't look that great on my skin tone. Rain of Flowers I've seen a lot of similar ones so it didn't really impress me all that much.

That is all I have for today!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Zoya Wicked and Wonderful Collection

Happy Columbus Day! I'm glad to have today off so that I can catch up on some of my school work. I already finished some but I'm currently taking a break. And I'm taking a break by writing an entry for my blog haha

Anyways, before I begin. I want to ask you guys to do me a favor. It will only take a few seconds of your time. There's a poll put on the left sidebar. I would really appreciate it if you guys participate in the poll. It would help me a lot. Because if you guys like my pictures under artificial light, it will speed up my postings; since I don't have to wait for sunlight to do swatches. But I don't want to do that in case my readers do not like pictures of swatches under artificial light. Therefore this poll is very important to me. I want to satisfy my readers. Thanks :)

Now today I have for you guys Zoya's Wicked and Wonderful collection for the Fall 2010. I'm glad to finally get to swatched these because these are gorgeous. All 12 of them! Especially the Wicked collection. Again, while everyone is posting their Fire & Ice Collection I'm behind and posting the Wicked and Wonderful collection. I do have the Fire & Ice collection and hopefully I will be swatching those real soon. I finally caught sunlight therefore all pictures are taken under direct sunlight.

Zoya Wicked Collection consists of 6 gorgeous sparkles

Kym - a bronzy red sparkle

Carrie Ann - wow this is a very bright red sparkle. Very sparkly! I love it

Karina - a dark red sparkle. Slightly darker than Carrie Ann.

Cheryl - brown sparkle. This one has a little green in it, can barely tell, but you'll know when you remove the polish.

Julieann - a dark purple shimmer. Picture shows more blue than purple, but we all know how hard it is to capture purples -_-

Edyta - smokey green gray sparkle. Love this one! Such a gorgeous color.

Zoya Wonderful Collection consists of 6 gorgeous cremes

Shawn - an army green creme. I said army because this reminds me of the greens in camouflages.

Cola - a brown red creme. Cola because its a little like coca cola? I don't know but it's definitely brown red.

Kristi - a true red creme. Very bright and vibrant, very sexy!

Burke - a soft mauvey red creme. I can't really describe this color. It definitely reminds me of some type of berry but I can't get my tongue on it. But it's still a nice color.

Stacy - a raspberry red creme.

Kelly - dark gray creme with purple tones. My favorite of the wonderful collection!

All of them were under two coats. Their formula, of course, is absolutely flawless. I love Zoya nail polishes because of their formula and for their forever supply of polishes. There's no need to worry about a polish being discontinued. Zoya you rock!

I love both of the collections. Colors are nice and they match my skin tone! I'm waiting for the day where Zoya have a nail polish named Gladys :D

Well that is all I have for today gotta go back to school work :(

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