Look: Chanel SoHo Collection

I’m not completely sure how I feel about the eyeshadow quad, but one thing is for sure: I LOVE the lips!! The quad is nice, but kinda weird. The silvery color is way more pigmented than I expected, so it’s kinda bright. I honestly didn’t expect it to show up at all. The middle color is sheer, and it gives my lids that slick/oily look, which I absolutely cannot stand in makeup pictures. Finally, the dark color really wasn’t that pigmented either. I decided to keep it as-is so I could just use the colors in the palette. Not darkening up the crease isn’t a very “me” look, but the way the lips wrapped it all up…totally saved the look IMO.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Chanel Stupendous Eyeshadow Quad, Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (upper lashline), MAC Smolder Eyekohl (waterline), MAC Opulash Mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Rose Pink JC
  • Lips: Chanel Stunt Rouge Allure Laque

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Nails: Lippmann Wicked Game

Here’s a pretty polish for a change. This is a beautiful duochrome from Deborah Lippmann (can be found on www.nordstrom.com). It’s this strange color – like a cross between a silver and lavender color, but it flashes green, teal, and pink. So really, it’s multi-chrome! Yes, it’s pretty sheer; I used 3 coats here. I’ll have to try layering it over something someday. It applied like butter. Seriously, it practically applied itself. There is a pretty strong nail polish smell to it, so don’t do your nails in a small confined space unless you enjoy the fumes!

In the picture below you can catch the pink and teal-green flashes. Wicked Game. I love the name, and I love this polish!

You have yet to behold some of it’s real beauty. Look at more pictures (flash, shade, & sunlight)!!!

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Nails: My First Chevron Attempt

And it is admittedly a pretty crap-tastic attempt. In my mind, it looked cooler than it did in real life. I may have to try another combination with the chevron. But the combination of the thick goopy matte polish with the tip wear, and unevenness really irritates me. Sorry guys…this one was a fail.

Nothing else much to say…

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Nails: Nubar Malvasia

Oh hello red beauty. You took me by surprise. I had no idea I was going to fall in love with this red. It was so stunning. Nubar had done it again. It’s a cross between a jelly and a creme.

You can see VNL in the pictures, but it wasn’t noticeable in real life.

Pics in the sun, shade, indoors, whatever. It looks good from all angles. This is two coats.  See some more pictures!  Read the rest of this entry »

Nails: American Apparel L’Esprit

Another beautiful one-coater! American Apparel is more than just a clothing store – they make some of the greatest nail polish out there (in my opinion). This is a lovely lavender lilac color. One coat, and it wore like iron on me! I had to finally take it off after days of wear. Usually I wait until I have a significant chip or two to change my polish color, but this one just held on too long!

This picture above without the flash is the most true to color. It does look purple, not the blue-ish color that appears in the pictures with a flash (below). Just so you are aware, these are the same polish color, but the camera struggles to pick up the correct hue when there’s a flash involved.

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Nails: MAC Blue India

A dusty blue beauty. This was released with the Liberty of London collection by MAC. It sold out nearly instantly because it’s really a unique shade, and seemed to have a better formula than previous MAC polishes. It’s an amazing one-coater! One coat! Seriously…that’s just so rare. Here is Blue India.

It even came in a beautiful box! I love unique and pretty packaging :-)

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Nails: Zoya Mimi

One day I was going back and forth deciding what nail polish color to wear. So I asked Twitter: “Should I do Zoya Charla or Mimi?” One of the Zoya fairies responded to me: “Well, do you feel like a mermaid or a rock star?” LOL I introduce to you – Zoya Mimi (rockstar!). The perfect jewel-toned purple glittery shimmer. Opaque in two coats. It’s really stunning.

The picture above makes it look more blue, and the picture below is more true to color. There is no mistaking that it is purple. I bright beautiful purple!

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