Saturday, June 30, 2012

Currently Obsessed With...

Hey dolls.  Welcome to this month's edition of Currently Obsessed With...

Here is what made the cut this month:

Neon Nails
Shopping my Stash
I haven't been doing many make-up related posts these last couple of months.  You might have noticed.  The fact is, that I feel a bit overwhelmed whenever I open up this cabinet.  I counted over 16 bronzers in my collection, but I don't even wear bronzer on a daily basis.  Hardly ever, in fact.  I need to stop buying and assess my spending habits.  No more buying out of sheer want.  I want to add more products to my Running on Empty posts too, so this is the perfect way.  Shopping my stash. *sigh*  I will get back into the swing of things again though.  I promise.

Updating Pieces of Me posts
 This is something that I have been really enjoying.  Please let me know if you like these kind of posts.  

What have you been currently obsessing over? Do tell!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Sinful Colors-Energetic Red

Hey dolls.  This is a new color I spotted from the Sinful Colors display at Walgreens.  Not sure what collection it might be from though. 
I thought at first that this would be a neon red- but it pulls red/orange on me.  I still like the color though.  This is two coats on my nails.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wet 'n Wild-Lust Palette

Hello dolls.  I have been holding on to this palette for long enough, so I thought I should swatch it and review it for you all.
 WnW palette in Lust:
Purples are my favorite color, but lately, I have had lots of trouble with wearing them on my eyes.  I'm not sure why, but I haven't had any luck with purples and creating a wearable look.  :(  I was hoping that this palette would get me out of the purple funk, but I was sorely disappointed with the swatches:

I swatched the right side of the palette first below for you:
 And here is the left side:
The color payoff was disappointing.  I was really looking forward to using the three colors on the right side, especially that bright purple color, but once swatched-it was very, very sad looking.  It is a matte purple, which might explain why, but once I tried blending it out on my eyes, it turned an unflattering burnt red color.  Blech.  The lightest color, a matte lavender doesn't even show up on me.
Even with primer, I couldn't get the colors to pop like how I wanted.  I am willing to give it another go though. I had originally bought it because of Tina's beautiful tutorial here.  

What is your favorite purple look?  Send some inspiration my way.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sally Hansen-Mint Sorbet

Hey friends.  Here is what I am wearing on my nails:
This lovely confectionery is from Sally Hansen, in Mint Sorbet.  I have had this for a while now, but never worn it by itself yet.  It is a yummy mint green.  I am wearing two coats for these photos.
A perfect shade of mint green.  I adore this color.  Do you own this polish?


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Revlon-Strawberry Cream

Hey friends.  Here is what I have got on my nails at the moment:
This is another scented polish from Revlon, in Strawberry Cream.  I love the color-but it was a little unexpected that it leaned more coral on my nails.  
Sadly though, the formula left something to be desired.  It was impossibly streaky and problematic for me.  I had no choice but to break out the Seche Vite and fix this baby up.  (I have been trying to wean myself off of SV and venture towards other topcoats, but it is still my HG)

This is my last scented polish that I picked up from Revlon.  See my other swatches here, here and here

Happy reading,

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rimmel-Kate New Lipsticks 09 & 06

Hey friends.  I came across a display for the new Rimmel London Kate lipsticks the other day, and two of them came home to live with me. 
I choose numbers 09 and 06 because these were the shades that stuck out to me the most.  I was thisclose to getting the smokey shade as well, but I wanted to try these by themselves first.  I might go back and get it just for the novelty of it-but first things first...

Here is a closer look at number 06:
This one was an immediate favorite upon purchase-but on the lips it doesn't quite have that wow factor for me.  For one-it's not very pigmented.  It applies unevenly because it is so lip-balm like and for these photos, I had to go back and forth quite a bit for it to look decent.  It is also a tad more neon in real life.  

Here is number 09:
 swatched 06 & 09:
Now this is a lovely, bold berry color that I was not expecting.  I love how pigmented this was and how creamy it applied.  I can't wait to sport this on a night out.

The one thing that I don't get is why they didn't just name the colors instead of assigning numbers to them.  Annoying.  

Do you plan on picking any of these new lippies up?


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pieces of Me

Pieces of me from the last couple of days:

 1. Current fav. lipstick 2. Studying 
3. Target Beauty Bag  
4. Padthai @ our fav restaurant
5. & 6. New summer kicks


Sinful Colors-Dream On

Hey dolls.  Here is yet another neon from SF that I am donning today:
This is Dream On, a crazy neon purple.  I did three coats for these pictures.