Long time, no makeup post. So remember way back when, when I used to sometimes, every so often do a makeup post? No? It’s been so long, it’s okay, I forgive you. I think the last time I even did a makeup relates post was back during Christmas time when the Holiday LE sets were being released. But those I believe were lip gloss and eye liner swatches and reviews.. not eye-of-the-day posts like I used to do. There’s two reasons for this. One, my lighting living here in San Diego isn’t as good as it was when I lived in LA. I had this really nice creme canvas curtain in my room in LA that was awesome for soft day lighting and here, no such thing exists. Hence, I feel like my makeup pictures don’t turn out so great with my less than ideal lighting situation. But I guess I can try to make the best of the situation. Numero dos, My old school 2005 Canon Power Shot A610 with the flip screen that allowed me to take better face pictures stopped working about a year and a half ago. Months ago, I randomly turned it on one day to find that it had come back from it’s sad, tragic death and it’s still got some life in it. So I much prefer taking makeup shots with that camera to taking them with my new Power Shot. So as long as that old think keeps kicking, I guess I’ll try to get back into the habit of doing makeup posts.
Enough with the rambling… I bet none of you even read that. So on to the pictures.
It’s been so long since I wrote a makeup post, I’m a little rusty. Anyways, This is Bare Escentuals Tan Lines on the inner eye, Bare Escentuals Here Kitty on the outter eye and blended into the crease as well as used wet as a liner along the lower lash line. Other products used include: Bare Escenutals Prime Time eye lid primer, Smashbox pencil eye liner in Black, Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara in Very Black and Bare Escentuals eye brow powder in Dark Blonde/Medium Brown. All BE products used are on the core line and available in botiques and online at BareEscentuals.com
My friend wore this mani the other day and I liked it so much that I did it on myself. This is China Glaze Pink Plumeria with accent ring finger nails in Maybelline Minty. I had actually never even heard of Pink Plumeria before I asked her when she was wearing… and she was nice enough to let me borrow it to copy her cite mani idea. I’ve never worn such dramatic and contrasting colors for an accent nail but I really like the green and pink together. It reminds me of summer and since the sun has finally rolled around… it’s the perfect bright mani for the perfect bright and warm weather.
Maybelline Sunset Prisms. One of my all time favorite Summer colors. I’m not a big fan of orange nails in general so my collection of orange polish is pretty sparse… but this orange is special. Sunset Prisms is a bright cantaloupe orange with the most gorgeous bright lime green shimmer and gold shimmer. Seriously folks, click to view these pictures full size. Inside, the shimmer shows more as a green/gold flash but as soon as the sun hits this baby, it’s green sparkles everywhere! This polish makes me feel as though I should be in laying on the beach Hawaii, coconut with straw in hand, watching the sun set. *Siiiigh*….. if only.
Happy Thursday! Today is my last day of college (minus finals next week) so I figured there was reason to celebrate… with cupcakes!!!! This past weekend when I was staying with my aunt, she presented me with the cutest idea to make a scrapbook frame of my cupcake nail designs. I’d never made a scrapbook frame before. Actually I’d never even heard of it before… but I used to love scrap booking and scrap booking a frame to remember cupcake nails sounded like the perfect way for me to get back into the old hobby. Below is the scrapbook frame that my aunt and I created on Monday. Too freakin cute, right?! Right!! So of course cupcake nails for today was totes apropos!!!
Nom nom nom!
I love Maybelline Blue Brilliance so much, I just wouldn’t take it off. So instead I added China Glaze Shooting Stars on top. Shooting Stars is from the 50 glitter Specialty Collection that was released in the Fall of 2009. Shooting Stars is one of my all time favorite polishes from that glitter collection and one of my favorite polishes to layer with.. it looks gorgeous on top of almost anything. Its a clear base with holo glitter, much like China Glaze Fairy Dust, yet in addition it’s got large hex glitter that’s iridescent. The large glitter hex pieces vary in colors of purple, pink, yellow, and green. So, so pretty and i love this layered look!
Hey all! I don’t know if you’ve seen the new Maybelline Spring 2011 Collection (appropriately and very un-creatively named Spring 2011)… it consists of six sheer duochrome pastel polishes that are limited edition, which seems to be the case their all their other Spring collections. Of the six polishes, Blue Brilliance was the one that really caught my eye. In the bottle is a light sky blue with a very, very strong lilac duochrome. On the nail it’s very sheer which is why here, I layered two coats of Maybelline Blue Brilliance over China Glaze For Audrey. I wanted the polish to look on my nails how it does in the bottle and I think you’d need 8+ coats of this polish to even possibly achieve that look on the nails. It’s very, very sheer. Very. Besides the downfall of it being so sheer, it works like a charm layered over light blue polishes. Can you see how gorgeous and strong that duochrome is?! Click to enlarge the third picture. Seriously, this polish is amazing. Amazing i tell you!! I’m definitely not a fan of sheer polishes and I’m not really into layering either but this polish.. it’s worth it! I love it!!
Has any one else tried any polishes form the Maybelline Spring 2011 collection? Just as sheer? Worth the effort of layering?
Hopefully you’re not completely sick of pink and red because today I’m sharing another pink. This is Maybelline Bubble Pink from last Spring’s Sweet Thing collection. It’s a soft squishy pink creme. The application on this (and seems to be the same with all the other polishes in this collection) is a bit off. This was three coats but it was thick and stringy yet runny and streaky. Kind of an odd combo of application problems here but I like the color and it was only three coats so it really wasn’t all that bad. Check your Ross for this; I picked up five of the polishes from this collection in a set for $4.99 during Christmas time so if you’re lucky you might just see them!