Saturday, January 9, 2010


One of my fav nail polish blogs, Nail Juice, is holding a contest! It's a chocolatey sweet contest, and here are my entries.

OPI Princessess Rule and Alpine Snow

China Glaze For Audrey, Tree Hugger, and Strawberry Fields

China Glaze Strawberry Fields, and Konad Special Polish Blue, Green, and White

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Glamour Doll Eyes Review and Swatches

I ordered two sample sets from Glamour Doll Eyes. I ordered the Power Outage set, and the glitter set. I absolutely love these glitters. They are so fine, they are great for making your own glitter liner, and they are sooo bright. The shadows not so much. It's a cool idea, it's a bunch of matte black shadow with different colored glitter in each, but the glitter doesn't really show up, and the shadow is streaky, chunky, and hard to blend. I think it's just the collection I chose tho, because I have seen this brand used plenty of times on youtube, and it looks awesome, which is why I was so excited to try it out. I had a very negative experience with this company tho. I placed my order on Dec. 9th, and didn't recieve my stuff until Dec 31st. When my package got here, all the makeup (all 16 jars) were thrown into a plain mailer with no bubble wrap or protective wrapping of any kind. Two of my jars leaked product. The jars lids are held on by a piece of tape, which tore up my manicure trying to peel off. It looks as tho my jars that leaked were cracked. The owner however, gave me a refund for the two cracked jars, and then sent me a gift certificate to return. At first I wasn't planning on ordering again, but I'm pretty excited to give it another try, as I was looking forward to the shadows, and I picked a collection I can't really work with. The first pic is with flash, the second is without. The glitters are swatched over UDPP, and the shadows are over NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean.

Left to Right: Fierce, Circus, Glowstick, Cashed Out!, Techno, Rave, Dizzy, Pink Cadillac, Hollywood, (Pink Cadillac over a purple base)

Left to Right: Fierce is red glitter, Circus is orange glitter, Glowstick is a neon green glitter the color of glow in the dark, Cashed Out! is money green glitter, Techno is light blue glitter, Rave is a meduim purple glitter, Dizzy is a medium pink glitter, Pink Cadillac is a pink/blue/purple duochrome glitter, and Hollywood is rainbowy silver like MAC reflects 3D.
Left to Right: Graffiti, Galaxy, Ladies Night, Monster Mash, Urban Trash, Leather & Lace, UFO
Left to Right: Graffiti is black with green glitter, Galaxy is black with purple glitter, Ladies Night is black with blue glitter, Monster Mash is black with orange, yellow, and green glitter, Urban Trash is matte black, Leather & Lace is black with pink glitter, and UFO is black with holograph (silver rainbow) glitter.

High Voltage Cosmetics Swatches

Here are the swatches I did of my High Voltage cosmetics. The first pic is without flash, the second is with flash. The first set are on bare skin, the second set are over NYX jumbo pencil Milk. These minerals are smooth, highly pigmented, easily blended, and inexspensive. Shipping time is very quick, I recieved my products within a week of ordering. The only bummer is the site used to promise samples with orders, and I have ordered three times, and never recieved samples. I like samples because I sometimes end up with colors I wouldn't have chosen (either because I didn't think I would like it, or the pic didn't do it justice) that I might end up loving. That is how I found my fav Calypso Minerals color-as a sample! I highly recommend this company!

Left to Right: Cocktail Party, Cupid's Arrow, Fairy Blood, Iron Butterfly, Mean Streak, Pixie Dust, Roadie, Pirate, Rule Breaker, Wild Angels.

The above swatches are the colors I bought my sis for Christmas. The ones below are all colors I own, so some are doubles, as I ordered some of my favs for my sis!

Left to Right: I'm With the Band, Totally Rad, Prince Charming, Unplugged, Secrets & Lies, Midnite Desire, Love Drunk, Frost Bite, Cocktail Party, Roadie, Poisioned Apple, Pirate, VIP, Star Breaker, Hi-Fi, Paradise City, Fairy Blood