Monday, March 2, 2015

Mini Posts: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Red Velvet swatches & review

Hello Lovelies!

I'm notoriously awful at keeping lipstick on, so I mostly stick to my eos lipbalms. But sometimes I think, "This is a red lipstick day", and this is my new favorite to grab. 
This is Revlon Color Burst Lip Butters in the shade Red Velvet, it's a dark cherry red that I've been wearing layered over untinted lipbalms. It's super creamy and doesn't dry your lips out, but since it's so balmy it doesn't have very good lasting power.
Dry lips annoy me more than touching up lipstick so this was a good match for me, and finding it for three bucks at big lots was the cherry on top :)

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Whenever you're sad, just remember that it's the Dementors' fault and it's perfectly okay to eat lots of chocolate

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I think these nails go to prove that I will turn absolutely anything into a nail design, I picked up some scrumptious truffles shaped like marbles a while ago and they were begging me to do some nails inspired by them.
I started off with a base of the perfect shade of melty chocolate, e.l.f Smoky Brown. Then I used a dry sponge with hardly any polish on it to speckle each color onto my nails, I used around three shades for each nail.

I went a little overboard on a couple nails and completely covered the brown, so I went back in with the sponge and lightly dabbed some more brown over the top.

The blue thumbnail is my favorite of the bunch, but if we're talking about the truffles themselves, the pink raspberry is my pick :)

Polishes I used:

Wet n Wild Megalast Candy-Licious,
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Lavender Pearlescent,
Wet n Wild Wild Shine French White Creme,
Wet n Wild Megalast I Need A Refresh-Mint,
NYC Heat Wave,
Jordana Boy Oh Boy,
Orly Razzle,
L.A Colors Color Craze Hottie,
China Glaze Def Defying,
Color Club Age Of Aquarius,
Maybelline Color Show Cool Canary,
Sinful Colors Innocent (strange name for a puce green),
and Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: Soul Minder by Timothy Zahn,
Song stuck in my head: The Game Of Life/JubyPhonic,
Watching: Supernatural, Sgt. Frog, Malcolm In The Middle, Deadman Wonderland, Noragami, The Kingsman,
Wearing: high ponytails,
On my nails: retro mint dots,
Buying: a new lipstick I'm going to swatch later today,
Eating: marble truffles,
Drinking: raspberry popping boba bubble tea,
Shopping for: new swimsuits,
Working on: the hoodie for my Canada cosplay,
Liking: these diy Totoro earrings,
Wanting: to try out this water marbling technique,
People I've been reading: Starfish On The Beach, Lacquered Mama, Infinite Mystery,

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Retro minty chrome nails

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The chrome polish I used for these nails is one of my favorite silver polishes, it's opaque in one coat, great for stamping, and ridiculously shiny. But it came from a set of generic unnamed polishes from the dollar tree that I haven't seen since, and it's a mini bottle so I use it pretty sparingly. Do any of you lovelies know of a polish similar to this one?
I went with some retro 50's inspired nails today, I painted just the tops of my nails with the chrome polish, and then filled in the rest with RGB Minty, it's a seafoam green creme polish that's almost a one coater, but not quite.

I added some dots with black acrylic paint and outlined the edge between the chrome and mint polishes. I waited until the dots were completely dry to topcoat, acrylic paint tends to smear if it's wet.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

As seen on tv Air Curler review

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I found this peculiar product a couple days ago for a dollar, since it's an as seen on tv product I'm assuming it didn't do too well if it ended up at the Dollar Tree.
It looked too weird to pass up, so I risked it eating my hair, tried it out, and I'm still here to tell the tale!

This is everything that comes in the box, it has some instructions but it's mostly just warnings about not using high heat as it might hurt the plastic. It comes with a little rubber ring to use if the nozzle is too big for your hair dryer, mine was so I used it and it was still a little loose.

First time around I tried it with slightly damp hair like the box said, and it did make a couple twirly curls, but they fell right out. I have super thick hair so I knew trying this with actually wet hair was totally out of the question.

With damp hair

Second time around, I tried spritzing small sections of hair with hairspray and then putting them in the air curler, it did help a bit and gave me more results, but still nothing I would call a curl. The aircurler whips your hair around in a cotton candy like manner, I used it for about 20 seconds on each portion of hair. 
Maybe this would work better with thinner hair, my thick hair won't hold a curl with a regular curler as it is. It was fun to use though, I've never seen anything like it before!

with hair spray

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The happiest place on earth

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Unfortunately I did these while trying a diy peel off base coat for the first time, so I have some funky edges to my polish. While I was brainstorming for ideas I saw a pic of the disney castle logo, and went "Oh, how have I not done that yet?!"
Since I have short nails at the moment, I wasn't able to squeeze in that much of the castle, so I spread it across three nails, and then did the stylized D on my index finger and mickey mouse on my thumb.

I started off with Revlon Whimsical layered over Essie Mint Candy Apple, and then freehanded the white detailing with acrylic paint and an almost dry brush to create a weathered paint texture. I matted the design with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Matte Top Coat.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Watercolor tribal gradient nails

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I tried a new kind of gradient today, I used four polishes and swiped them on a sponge in a 2x2 square, so not the usual line of stripes. I sponged them over a white base to make the blues really pop, I had to go over it a few times to get everything the way I wanted, and I love how it turned out!

I used Wet n Wild Wild Shine French White Creme, then I sponged with Jordana Boy Oh Boy, Color Club Chelsea Girl, Wet n Wild Megalast I Need A Refresh-Mint, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jade Jump.
I stamped over it with Bundle Monster BM-402, BM-403, and Ciate Paperdoll.

I love how it turned out looking like indian pottery, I used one green polish in the gradient to contrast against all those blues, and it really added to the whole watercolor look. I matted the whole design with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Matte Top Coat.

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