|Crown Over Exposed eyeshadow palette|
Saturday, March 21, 2015
I've had my eye out for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette almost since its inception, like many of you, but unlike many of you, I haven't been able to pull the trigger on a $54 palette of shades I wasn't convinced would work on me. In my eyeshadow world of taupe and... well, taupe, shades of pink, rose, and mauve feel a little extreme. Still, I love my Naked 1 palette and something about those beautiful rosy hues kept calling my name...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Gotta love social media contests, especially when you didn't even know you entered. I posted a photo of my January 2015 Wantable accessories box on my instagram shortly after I received the box, both tagging @Wantable and using the #Wantable hashtag. A few days later, I received notifications that they had chosen my photo as their #photofriday winner. It turns out the Wantable powers that be choose an uploaded customer IG photo of one of their latest collections each Friday, and the winner gets a free box of his or her choosing. Credits are deposited in the winner's account to be redeemed whenever he or she is ready. So anyway, yeah, I won! I decided to go for the March accessories box.
|Wantable Accessories Box-- March 2015|
Monday, March 9, 2015
There's nothing like a gorgeous new collection from a fabulous and renowned boutique artist to snap a gal out of a nail polish funk, and Cirque Colors' Spring 2015 collection, titled Awakening, did just that for me... and how! Awakening is a set of five uniquely flecked creme polishes and introduces Cirque's new Matte Look mattifying topcoat, a simply brilliant move on creator Annie's part because these five polishes are just delicious mattified, like semi-precious stones. Each swatch is shown with two coats of polish and one coat of Matte Look topcoat.
Monday, March 2, 2015
|Zoya Delight-- Spring 2015|
Happy March!! We're definitely in like a lamb here in the PNW, so the vibrant pastels of Zoya's Spring 2015 collection feel absolutely, perfectly lovely. The set of six contains three cremes and three shimmers, the latter of which are just outstanding in this late winter sun and tied together by the same iridescent aqua flash. I'll start with these. All swatches shown with topcoat.
Friday, February 27, 2015
I've not been overly excited about nail polish lately, and have found myself settling happily and comfortably into a rotation of neutrals, reds, berries, and greys. One of the reasons Essie's Cashmere Matte collection caught my eye is because they are classic, sophisticated colors in a fun and edgy finish. I'll admit that I initially had four of the set of six pegged as must-haves but when it came down to it, I chose the colors I knew I'd actually wear. This one is Spun In Luxe.
|Essie Cashmere Mattes-- Spun In Luxe|