Nails: Urban Decay Bruise

This is a long discontinued color. Two coats of beautiful duo-chrome shimmer. Some people say there are dupes, but I beg to differ. Urban Decay Bruise is an eggplant purple base packed with blue/teal shimmer. I had terrible chips the first day, and it didn’t really make it to day 2, but the time that I had to enjoy this mani was well worth it. Seriously, this is so incredibly pretty. It stays in a special drawer with only the MOST special polishes :-)

It’s jam packed with shimmer. All of these pictures are taken in the sun (in the car really).

Several more beautiful pictures await you below! This is a very special polish. It might still be available on the bay of evil if you want to try finding one for yourself. I wish Urban Decay would bring these amazing shimmer polishes. Why are the best polishes discontinued anyway?! Read the rest of this entry »

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Nails: Rococo Andromeda

One of the great nail polish wonders of the world is the *original* OPI My Private Jet, which is a dark charcoal/black holographic polish. This is not that polish. This is from the brand Rococo, and I was lucky enough to get it at Bloomingdales in South Coast Plaza. It’s called Andromeda, and it is amazingly beautiful! Holographic goodness!!! I have many, many pictures ahead for you to drool over :-)

It’s no Nfu Oh holo or anything, but it is super duper pretty. This is two coats.

Oh it’s so gorgeous… you MUST see more (many more) pictures!  Read the rest of this entry »

Look: Gold w/ Blue Shady Lady Look

Here’s another wonderful look from the Shady Lady palette. Ignore the messy hair and the sweatshirt. Ah well, at least the makeup came out alright that day :-) I like the fade, and I really like the lips for this look.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Shady Lady Palette: jet-setting-jennifer (inner lid), easy-wheezie (middle lid), risque-renee (outer lid & crease), MAC Solar White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Cobalt Ink (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Baked (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Le Metier de Beaute Papaya Creme l/g + NARS Moon Fleet l/g

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Nails: RBL Concrete Jungle

One of my favorite nail brands, Rescue Beauty Lounge, is about to come out with a new set of fall colors based on 4 of the wives of Henry VIII. What a great idea, right? I think it’s really unique. RBL makes great colors with perfect formulations. This is their signature gray color: Concrete Jungle. Two coats and it was perfectly opaque.

Grays are very popular right now. Do you like gray nail polish? I think it’s very neutral-chic.

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Nails: P2 Rebel

Here is a way better P2 polish to show you. Bright jewel tone purple. Beautiful. This is 2 coats.

This was the second day after polishing, so there is a little tip wear. Sorry about that. It’s a little less blue in real life. Really, the perfect purple!

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Nails: P2 Electric

I’ve done a few international swaps, that have all been very successful! I did a swap with a sweet, sweet girl in Europe who got me these P2 polishes. As soon as I laid eyes on this one, I had to do a mani with it. Unfortunately, in my excitement, I either did the coats too thick or too fast, but it bubbled like crazy!!! It was sad. The color in the bottle didn’t translate to the nail and there were bubbles galore.

My fingernails look diseased :-( Oh well, the color is pretty.

Well, not all of the pictures came out badly. But this definitely isn’t my finest moment in nail polish :-/ Read the rest of this entry »

Nails: Orly Star of Bombay w/ Hidden Treasure

I originally bought Orly Star of Bombay because it looked like it would be a navy blue jelly. Nope. I could tell after the first coat that it wasn’t. Oh well. It’s a really dark navy blue. I was disappointed, so I didn’t take much care in the application…sorry about the messiness.

Since I was bored with it by itself, I added a coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure to spice it up. In person, it looked JUST like a black topped with HT, which I like, but the navy color gets washed out. It comes out more in pictures though.

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Look: Shady Lady w/ Guerlain Gems!

Didn’t I tell ya I love this Shady Lady palette?! The colors blend beautifully. The little pop of green helped the eyes come together and not be too dark. But the real star of this look is the lipstick. Guerlain Rouge G lipstick are some of the most glorious and luxurious ones on the market. Gems was limited edition – a beautiful coral pink. So perfect, it doesn’t need any gloss on top. :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Shady Lady palette: Jet-setting-jennifer (inner lid), easy wheezie (middle lid), all about alex (outer lid), jealous jordana (crease), MAC Solar White (highlight), Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink (upper lash line), UD Grafitti (waterline), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Cheeky Bronze MSF
  • Lips: Guerlain Gems Rouge G l/s

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Nails: Nubar Midnight Glory w/ Hidden Treasure

Well, this did not come out even close to what I had hoped. I wore this the day we went to Disneyland, but as you can see, even in the sunlight, Hidden Treasure does not come out at all. Maybe it helps the pink undertone of Midnight Glory to shine a little brighter, but that’s it. Le sigh.

I mean, it’s pretty and all, but it just comes off looking kinda bumpy. Meh. Read the rest of this entry »

Nails: Nubar Midnight Glory

Oh this is such a beauty. A lovely robins egg blue with pink shimmer. It’s nearly a duochrome that flashes pink, but that is incredibly hard to capture on camera.

Nubar Midnight Glory

Nubar Midnight Glory (2)

You can see it really well in the bottle, but not as well on the nails :-) See more pictures!!   Read the rest of this entry »