Friday, February 25, 2011

China Glaze - Mrs. Claus

Hey everyone! It's exciting getting new followers :) so just wanted to give a shout out to you guys!

Today, I have a CG swatch. This is from their Christmas 2010 collection. It was on the wish list I have on my phone so I was super excited when I found it downtown, for $3.99!

Anyways, unlike the CG's I've been swatching lately, this one gave me no trouble at all. It was very easy to apply and is definitely a polish that is packed with glitter. This picture is 2 coats and as you can see, the coverage is great.

I really loved this on me. It was so sparkly and pretty but a bit pink-red as well. It was really bright, though. My coworkers commented on it as well and it made me feel self conscious, haha. Besides their comments, however, even I found it distracting when I was working. But I really, really enjoy this one.

The picture above makes it look matte, but I assure you, it's not. The picture below shows you what it looks like with light reflected on it.

Yep, yep. I know. Bright.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

China Glaze - Sea Spray

This colour was actually for Valentine's Day, believe it or not. I asked my bf what he wanted me to wear for our weekend together and he said he wanted a light blue. I was shopping that day and picked up this colour from China Glaze's Anchors Away collection.

Blue has never particularly been my colour but I loved this colour! It's creamy, chique and just really compliments your hands without being too much. Definitely a must have that looks good for work as well. Application was not great. I really don't understand why I have trouble with China Glaze's formula. Maybe because recently when I've been using them, I've been doing it right before I sleep so I've kind of been in a hurry and impatient. Anyway, with Seche Vite's help, it still came out looking completely gorrrgeous and it was another one of those colours where I really could not stop looking at it.

This was 2 coats.

Honestly, isn't this SO pretty??

I was grasping a bottle of hand lotion... clearly about to use it as you can see my hands are dry. Winter really sucks.

Zoya - Bela

I saw Black Swan a couple weeks ago and although it was way too dark for me, I found Natalie Portman beautiful beyond words and the whole ballet concept absolutely irresistible! If you didn't know, this Zoya colour was shown in the movie. It had a little screen time when Natalie Portman was sitting in her change room. And yes, I am a pathetic sucker for marketing ploys. Anyways, I really wanted to get Zoya's Bela since.

As expected, it was a sheer polish that reminded me of a very soft pink jelly. However, after 3 coats, most of the VNL was gone. Application was pretty smooth and easy but a bit runny for my taste.

This picture doesn't show the true colour but I'm holding the bottle!

I was travelling downtown to go to work and my mom is usually with me in the mornings cus she works downtown as well and I started taking pictures of my nails cus I wanted to get a good picture of the true colour and she was like "What the hell are you doing..." LOL. Only us nail people will understand... Anyway, the picture below is a better depiction of what it really looks like (sorry for the blurriness). It's really a brighter pink than the one shown above.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coming up..

Recently haul since I posted..

And.. yup! That's some of CG's Christmas 2010 line you see. I FOUND the ones I had on my wishlist for a really low price. :D
Anyways, a bunch of these I've worn already so I'll post reviews later.. stay tuned!
... oh, one more thing I got..



It's been a while since I've blogged simply cus I've been busy but I've definitely been doing my nails a lot - even more than I did while I was blogging (haha). I took pictures so I'll post the other reviews soon!
Today I used OPI's You're A Pisa Work and OPI's DS Classic.

I got You're A Pisa Work a couple weeks ago and finally got around to using it and I wasn't that excited about it until I had it on cus bam! It's not only a super pretty dark fuschia colour but the formula is excellent! It's a one-coater (2, if you use super thin coats).

And cus I have been dying to get my hands on one of OPI's DS holo colours and I got one from my bf for Valentine's Day, I just had to use DS Classic even if it was only on 2 fingers (1 on right, 1 on left). Unfortunately, it wasn't the linear in-your-face holo I was looking for. But, it's still a super pretty, happy, glittery gold that isn't too bright.

I was going to tape my ring fingers and paint You're A Pisa Work around it so I could end up with a gold heart on them but I opted for the little star gems instead.

Eeeek dry cuticles + hands... haha, sorry! But I like this :) It's fun, but maybe a bit too fun for work.. but luckily it's the l-o-n-g weekend (for us Canadians)! WOOOHOOOO!! Have a great one, guys!