Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NYX haul, round lipglosses & pigments

I got 4 more NYX round lip glosses, and I got 4 of the new Ultra Pearl Mania shades.

Cafe Latte, Pinky Natural, Pink, Soap Opera Queen



Very Pink, True Purple, Yellow, Jade

Friday, May 22, 2009

NYX Single E/S Swatches

It took me 3 hours to do the swatches, take the pics, and crop/re-color/edit the photos. Now that I've got them all pretty I want to buy more colors to all to my collection. I forgot how much I liked the NYX e/s, I'm so use to using loose pigments.

Pretty much all these colors are good quality except Seafoam Green which is just chunky glitter. Cool Blue & Octorber Sky are quite sheer but layerable. All are swatched over UDPP.


Pure Skin - new color

Sparkle Cedar - new color

Golden Amber - new color (applies darker then appears in the pan)

Sensual - new color


Frosted Flakes

Iced Mocha (MAC Satin Taupe dupe)

Spring Leaf

Seafoam Green

Wild Fire

Kiwi

Mermaid Green (MAC Humid dupe)

Jungle Fever

Ocean (similar to MAC Steamy?)

October Sky - matte

Cool Blue - matte

Irises (MAC Electric Eel dupe)

Maui

Atlantic

Luxor (MAC Parfait Amour dupe)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Clothes!

I got some cute spring-y clothes over the past month. They are so perfect, I'm loving florals right now.

Forever 21 $17


Wal-Mart $14
Wet Seal $14.50
Wal-Mart $10

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Claire's & Pure Ice nail polish swatches

These are some of my favorite colors. I love them all. You can get Pure Ice at Wal-Mart for $2.00. Claire's nail polish is $4.00-$4.50 depending on the color, and they are usually BOGO 1/2 off.

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Vineyard - 3 coats



Splash - 3 coats


Scandal - 2 coats


WnW Black Cream + Pure Ice Cheatin - 2 coats each



Scandal + 1 coat Busted



Yei - 3 coats



Periwinkle - 3 coats



Meg Peg - 3 coats (even brighter in person)



Magic - 3 coats


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Review: NYX Round Lip Gloss (with swatches)

NYX girls new lip gloss. 36 pretty new shades to highlight that sexy pucker of yours. Feels silky smooth, long lasting, and the color in the bottle is the color on.

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $3.00 - $2.00
Size: 0.085 oz
Where To Buy: nyxcosmetics.com / cherryculture.com / shopcraze.com
Would I Buy Again: Absolutely!

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I'll keep it short and sweet. These are the best lip glosses I've even tried. Not only are they a great price, but they have a great texture & pigmentation, are long lasting, and have a good smell/taste.

Note: these were reformulated a few months ago to fix the packaging and change the smell from lemon to sherbet.

PROS:
-most are very pigmented, the sheerer ones are layer-able
-very affordable
-wonderful texture, not too thin or thick
-long lasting
-good range of colors and finishes
-cute packaging
-smells good, like sherbet ice cream
-not sticky
-some have lots of shimmer, some have none, there is something for everyone

CONS:
-if you don't like the smell of sherbet ice cream you may not like the these


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Cafe Latte, Pinky Natural, Pink, Soap Opera Queen






INGREDIENTS:
Microcrystalline Wax, Polyisobutene, Vitamin E, Silane, Minteral Oil, 2-ethylhexyl Palmitate, Gelled Hydrocarbons, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance. MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide/Ci77891, D$c Red No.6 Ba Lake/Ci15850:2, D&cRed No.27Al Lake/Ci45410:2, Iron Oxide Red/Ci77491, Iron Oxide Black/Ci77499, D&c Red 7 Ca. Lake/Ci15850:1, Iron Oxide Yellow/Ci77492, Fd&c Blue No.1 Al Lake/Ci42090:2

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NYX glitter nail polish haul swatches

Here are the swatches of my glitter polishes I got from NYX last week. These are from the regular NYX Girls line, not the NYX Girls Glitter line (they have the same bottle).

I am going to get swatches of all my NYX Round Lipglosses out very soon. Remeber these are 50% at Cherryculture.com until May 15th.

CN217 Hot Pink Glitter - 3 coats (brighter pink irl)

CN219 Candy Glitter - 2 coats

CN212 Aqua Glitter - 2 coats

CN211 Disco Ball - 1 coat

I added the NYX Glitter Mania (also called Disco Ball) because the nail polish didn't have nearly as much glitter as you see in the swatch.

CN214 Show Girl - 2 coats. This originally was a very sheer black with not as much glitter, but I added WnW's Black Cream nail polish and the NYX Disco Ball glitter (seen above).