Sunday, September 23, 2012

ELF Cream Eyeshadow Swatches

Hey guys!

I purchased these ELF Cream Eyeshadows a few months ago and haven't gotten around to using them yet! I just keep forgetting!

I decided to swatch the ones I kept though, as I gave my mum one already, I am left with 5 of the shades I purchased.

These are swatches of the ones I kept and I am pleased to report that the pigmentation is pretty good across the board!

Will do further reviews one day! :)

Have you tried ELF Cream Eyeshadows before? What did you think of them?

Lara xo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Googling "I have too much" comes up with this!!

Interesting results!

#1 - I have too much stuff
#2 - I have too much money
#3 - I have too much time

Lara xo

China Glaze Electric Beat Swatch & NOTD

 Another shade from China Glaze's Electropop collection (yes, I bought the whole collection.... I am giving most of them away though!)

This is a nice periwinkle shade of blue with a bit of a dusty quality to it.

My boyfriend thinks it looks nice when I wore it under OPI's PMW (will post pics at a later date!)

I think its okkkkkaaay. Nothing special and I have given it to my mother. She adores blue nail polishes! They always look great on her too!! :)

Would you wear this shade?

Lara xo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

China Glaze Gothic Lolita Swatch

This was suppose to be a nail of the day, but it chipped on me in less than 10 hours.

The color is nice though, but the shimmer was pretty much non existent on the nail! I used 2 coats for opacity.

Have you tried any nail polishes from China Glaze's 2012 Electropop collection?

Lara xo

Monday, September 17, 2012

China Glaze Kinetic Candy Swatch

I used 3 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy for complete opacity. This is another colour from China Glaze's Electropop Collection that came out this year (2012).

Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Estée Lauder Deluxe EyeShadow Compact

 Estée Lauder was the first high end brand of eye shadows I tried and it was love at first swatch.

My love for them has continued to this day! Pictured is the Estée Lauder Deluxe EyeShadow Compact that was released in 2010. Yes, I've had this for almost 2 years now! As you can tell it has been used but I own quite a few eyeshadows so I haven't hit pan on any of these.

They are expensive generally, however I got this as part of a set they released and I guess I some how figured it was cheaper. I'm not sure if it really is though.... I'm not a fan of Estée Lauder's lipsticks because I am do sensitive to smells, so lucky my mum liked them! This eyeshadow palette also came with a bunch of other stuff that I didn't need so this is the only makeup item I have left from the set. So... Was it worth it?

I love the shadows but it's really hit and miss on the pigmentation really. Purchasing them individually may be cheaper after all...

Do you buy sets and find you only use one or a few of the items? Is it worth it?

Lara xo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

China Glaze Sun-Kissed Swatch

 This is from China Glaze's summer neons collection this year (2012).

I used 3 coats for it to be opaque. It looks duller than it is in the bottle but still a nice highlighter shade! 

Have you tried shades like this?

Lara xo

Thursday, September 13, 2012

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest NOTD, Swatch & Mini Review

This is from OPI's most recent collection, Germany 2012! This was the nail polish I was anticipating the most! It did not disappoint and I am very happy to have it in my nail polish collection!

I used 2 coats to achieve opacity, as shown in the photo above!

Have you tried any of the OPIs from this collection? Which was your fave?

Lara xo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

China Glaze Sweet Hook NOTD/Swatch

China Glaze Sweet Hook is from the Electropop 2012 collection. I used 3 coats and the formula was a little to thick and strangely thin at the same time. Love the colour though - perfect for Spring 2012! :D

I love this colour, yet I didn't like China Glaze Light As Air. This is more saturated and brighter. Light As Air, from China Glaze's Spring collection in... 2010 I believe, was too washed out for my skin tone, cracked and yellowed! :S

I won't be buying back ups of Sweet Hook but will look forward to wearing it again in the near future.

Is this shade a must have? No, not really - there are many dupes of this shade available in other brands. Sweet Hook looks like a dupe of Essie Nice Is Nice from their French Affair collection last year in 2011.

Will I repurchase? Probably not - their are many other brands with similar shades.

Will I be keeping this nail polish? Yes, I am a sucker for cremes and hoard them like no tomorrow!

What is your NOTD?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lazy Galaxy Nails NOTD

Didn't realize their resemblance to galaxy nails until hours later but...... This is my current NOTD!!

Can you guess what nail polishes I used? All will be revealed in up coming posts! :D

Have a great weekend every one!!

What's on your nails?

Lara xo

Monday, September 3, 2012

OPI German-icure NOTD/Swatch

I used 2 coats for this NOTD/swatch OPI German-icure! This is from their most recent collection - Germany 2012.

I am not sure if I am loving it though, I mean it's pretty but I am a bit disappointed - I wish it was more douchromy!

What do you guys think of this colour? Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 2, 2012

NOTD: Essie Bikini So Teeny


I used 3 coats of Essie BST and topped it off with a Color Club glitter.

This mani welcomes Spring 2012 here in Australia... But I'm cold as anything right now!!!!!!

Do you like Essie nail polishes?

Lara xo