Monday, November 29, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Nail Lacquers

Yay! I finally have the MAC's Venomous Villains Nail Lacquers done today (2 months late). I know its all absolutely sold out now and that evil eBay is having it for prices beyond imaginable.

I spent quite a lot of money on this collection. Being that I absolutely love Disney, and of course MAC. Them collaborating is like me having a dream come true! Below is everything that I bought from the collection. I do not regret spending money on these because I love the colors and everything. My wallet wasn't happy though, but that's OK xD

Anyway, here are the swatches of the nail lacquers:

Formidable is a plum-ish base with blue and pink flecks of shimmer. Yes very similar to Orly's Galaxy Girl

Mean & Green is a brownish green base with purple and golden shimmer. And yes very similar to Orly's Space Cadet

Bad Fairy is a red shimmer with hints of gold and orangey shimmer

As you can see, Bad Fairy is the only one worth buying since Formidable and Mean & Green have dupes. What I wished they did was slap on Maleficient's picture on the polish bottle like they did with the Hello Kitty's. That would've made the polish more special and unique. They were all under three coats and application was pretty good. Had no problems.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Chanel Les Khakis De Chanel Collection

I finally have the Chanel Les Khakis De Chanel collection polishes to show today. I know I'm a wee bit late on these and that they're already sold out and all that junk. My apologies for that.

I went through some trouble trying to obtain these. The Chanel website was giving me trouble when these were released. I ended up calling up a Nordstrom in Seattle to order them.

A lot of people did not find interests in these, but I have an obsession with colors that are out of the ordinary for nails. When I saw swatches of these, I told myself I must have them, and I do not regret buying them at all.

Khaki Brun

Khaki Rose

Khaki Vert

The formula for these were surprisingly good. It was a little thick but it worked out fine for me. All of them were under two coats, they were fully opaque in one coat, very pigmented. But of course I did two out of habit and to even it out. In my opinion, the colors are unique and there are no dupes I can think of for them. I know there are colors that are close it but not quite the same!

Did you guys ended up getting these as well?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

OPI Burlesque Collection 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Just want to say I am thankful for such a great family, my dog Bebe, my boyfriend, my friends, my readers, and of course to nail polish ;)

Today I have OPI's Burlesque collection to show you. I know you've probably seen these every where already, but I finally got around to swatching them. This collection consists of six shimmers and six glitters. I was a little iffy about getting the glitters, but I ended up getting them and I absolutely love them. They are so sparkly!!

The Shimmers

Rising Star

Tease-y Does It

Ali's Big Break

The Show Must Go On

Let Me Entertain You

Take the Stage

The Glitters

Show It and Glow It

Bring on the Bling



Glow Up Already

Simmer & Shimmer

I absolutely love this whole collection. The colors are great. The glitters are gorgeous. Job well done on this one OPI. All the shimmers were under 2 coats, and the glitters were in 3 coats for full coverage. There wasn't a single polish I didn't like.

Did anyone else enjoy the collection as much as I did?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MAC Style Clan from A Tartan Tale Collection

Today I have MAC's Style Clan nail polish from their A Tartan Tale holiday collection. I was not really blown away by their collection, therefore Style Clan was the only thing I bought.

Style Clan is a murky brown with hints of gold flecks

I read around the blogosphere and not many people liked this color. I don't know why but I love it. Maybe it's because I have love for these type of colors.

This was done under two coats. I didn't have any application issues at all, even with a deformed brush. The brush on my bottle had like a gazillion flyaways but I was able to control it so that's fine I suppose.

Did any of you buy this? If so, did you like it? If you didn't buy it, what don't you like about it?

That's all I have for today.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

OPI Designer Series Radiance & Magic

Today I have the two new OPI Designer Series Radiance and Magic. I honestly feel a little disappointed with these new DS polishes coming out because all the old ones were holo. And there's no holo in these :( But they're still pretty..

Radiance is a silver foil which was opaque in two coats. I actually liked this one a lot

Magic is a sapphire blue with blue and turquoise flecks. This one took 3 coats for full coverage

Radiance and Magic are both nice, but I do hope to see some more holos in the future for their Designer Series collections. Those were awesome!

Radiance is my favorite because it applied so nicely with no streaks. And we tend to have that problem with 'metallic' so I'm pretty impressed with the application.

Well that's all I have for today!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nicole by OPI Holiday Magic Collection

I have the Nicole by OPI Holiday Magic Collection for the 2010 holiday to show you today! The collection consists of four colors, two shimmers, and two glitters.

I know that Thanksgiving Day is not even here yet, but I'm really in the holiday spirit. Christmas is my favorite holiday of all times.

Bring On the Tinsel is a clear base with silver glitter as its main glitter and green, red, blue glitters mixed with it. Very pretty and very sparkly. And I love things that sparkle :)

Spark My Mistletoe is a clear base with red glitter and octagon shaped like glitters

Stuck In The Chimney is a chutney red shimmer with a very teeny tiny slight hint of gold

Index and Ring: Bring on the Tinsel over Stuck In a Chimney
Middle and Pinky: Spark My Mistletoe over Stuck In A Chimney

Kiss Me at Midnight is a dark cherry wood red shimmer

Index and Ring: Bring on the Tinsel over Kiss me at midnight
Middle and Pinky: Spark my mistletoe over kiss me at midnight

Spark My Mistletoe really brings out the red shimmer in Kiss Me At Midnight. Gorgeous!

My favorites are Kiss Me At Midnight and Bring On the Tinsel!

The formula for these were excellent. Had no problems with them at all. The two shimmers took only two coats to be fully opaque. As for the glitters, it took 3 coats. Application applied smoothly, no streaks no fuss.

Which ones do you like? Will you be getting these?

(These were sent to me for review)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Misa What I Like About You Collection

Hi lovelies! Today I have Misa's What I Like About You Collection for the Fall 2010. The collection consists of six new colors that's perfect for the Fall.

Spinning Out of Control is a blurple shimmer. Leans more towards the purple side.

Quirky Smile is a teal shimmer

Like It Like That is a bright metallic grimmer shimmer with slight weak blue duochrome

It's You! is a deep gray with slight hints of green and pink duochrome

When U Say My Name is a deep brown shimmer

Perfect Kiss is a magenta shimmer. Sorry for yellowiness, as this picture was taken as the sun was about to set!

These were very well pigmented and was opaque in 2 coats. As for the formula, they were better than their usual polishes. Misa's polishes tends to be on the thick side, however these weren't as thick as they use to be. I didn't have much problems applying these.

Although the colors didn't really amaze me much, my favorites are It's You! and Quirky Smile. All the other ones didn't really catch my breath. And to be honest none of the colors are unique in anyway, except for maybe It's You!.

I didn't get the Spark My Interest collection because well... because it didn't really spark my interest! Haha sorry I just had to say that. Well that's all I have for today!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chanel SoHo Story Strong and Steel

It's almost Friday!

Today I have two nail polishes from Chanel's SoHo Story collection. Being that I'm from New York, when I heard this about this collection, I was quite excited. I ended up purchasing the SoHo de Chanel highlighting and blush powder and the Quadra eye shadow palette in Stupendous; but I didn't even get to try any of them yet -_-

Cute pouches it came in

SoHo de Chanel Highlighting Powders and Blush - I like the brush it came with :D

The Quadra Eye Shadow Palette in Stupdendous

And now the swatches..

Strong is a a deep burgundy brown. On the bottle it looks more burgundy, but on the nails it looks almost black with hints of brown and burgundy shimmer. Very nice color for the Fall

Steel is a charcoal gray-black with silver micro-shimmer. Here's something very interesting; I was applying this during the night time with a very dim lamp on. As I was painting it I noticed that it was looking a little blue-ish to me. I thought my eyes were playing with me. So I decided to take a picture with flash.

(Please click to enlarge)

See those flecks of blue shimmer?! Cool.. (wait.. or is it just me?)

The formula is decent. It was a little thick, but these are highly pigmented. Seriously, one coat did the job, but I'm never comfortable with one coat, always gotta slab on another coat to smooth out any imperfections.

Though I liked both of these colors, they're not at all unique. For $23, I'm sure you can get a ton of polishes that are alike or similar at least. I *believe* these are still available on the website and other department stores that carries Chanel.

Well that's all I have for today!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Real Housewives of Tudor Dynasty by Rescue Beauty Lounge

Today's swatches and review is totally drool-worthy. I have for you Rescue Beauty Lounge's The Real Housewives of Tudor Dynasty!! Four gorgeous shades inspired by the Tudor dynasty

Catherine is a smokey purple with gold, bright blue, fuchsia shimmer.

Anne is a smokey gray olive green with gold and pink shimmers

Jane is a a gray pearl with slight hints of gold and pink shimmer. The shimmers are not as noticeable on your nails than on the bottle. Sorry I didn't get to take a picture of this one in sunlight

Catherine H is a Wedgewood blue hue with pink and gold flecks.

All of these look different in different lighting. Under direct sunlight the flecks and shimmers show up pretty well. But if you're indoors it looks like your typical shimmers; however if you stare at it for awhile you'll notice the gorgeous gold and pink shimmers.

These were very opaque. All were done under two coats and a top coat. I had no problems with the applications, it was very smooth. Well worth $18 (in this case $72 for 4) out of my wallet. I love spending my money on polishes that are worth it.

My favorites would have to be Catherine H and Catherine. I like Anne too but Jane didn't really put much WOW for me.

Well that is all I have for today!