This is a manicure-gone-wrong post. So bear with me.
I initially wanted a deep blue/gold look, but the universe wants to make sure my readers laugh at me, so this is the look I wound up with.
The thumb stamp looks more blue because I first tried this with Wet n Wild Blue Moon. It was too sheer and didn’t give much of a contrast. I switched over to Sinful Colors See You Soon.
Base color: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Pleasure
Stamping color: Sinful Colors See You Soon
Accent nail: Zoya Indigo topped with Spoiled by Wet n Wild in Pirate’s Booty
Stamping plate: BM-321
When I typed LOTD, I almost typed LOTR because I am still obsessed with enchanted rings and hobbits.
Do you have the same thoughts when you see LOTD anywhere?
No? Just me? It figures. Only a weirdo like me would think of fantasy epics when she’s writing a lipstick post.
I applied WnW Ravin’ Raisin first, then applied a little NYX Round Lip Gloss in Golden Prune for shine and added color.
Here it is in sunlight:
Despite the brighter appearance, it is darker in person.
Good tidings and look what has come into my possession! Three shades from the Fall 2014 semi-matte color line-up.
Since these are limited edition, I have swatched them alongside similar shades for comparison.
Of course they were for comparison. They certainly weren’t to ward off bad luck.
Careful, It’s Vine-tage:
L-R: Sally Hansen CSM in Plum Luck, Careful, It’s Vine-tage, Zoya Lael, OPI Funky Dunky
OPI Funky Dunky is the closest when it comes to color, although FD is a little glossier. CIV is a little grayer as well.
So Berry on Trend:
On the index and ring fingers: OPI Just a Little Rosti. On the middle and pinky: WnW So Berry on Trend.
I applied a matte top coat over the ring finger to see how it would affect the comparison to SBOT.
These two are very, very close in color, but JALR is a bit redder. So Berry on Trend is more berry.
No comparison here, just the shade swatched on all fingers. I don’t think I have a shade similar to this (shocking, really. I do love my blue polish!) but I ordered OPI Incognito in Sausalito and it looks like it could be a close match to Echo Dark.
Welp….looks like a dotfest happened on my nails.
Thumb: Sally Hansen CSM in Fairy Teal with dots (Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint)
Index: WnW INARM with Revlon Colorstay in Indigo Night to form the dots
Middle: Maybelline Azure Seas stamped with WnW INARM
Ring: OPI Jade is the New Black topped with Maybelline Clearly Spotted on top
Pinky: Milani Beach Front
Did I do a decent job? Am I formally banned from dotticures henceforth? :P
I feel really good about this haul. I got 5 nail polishes for $3.89. The total would have been $15.51 without all my coupons and taking advantage of a sale. The fifth polish is Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Snow Bunny. Here are the four Spoiled polishes I bought:
The Parking Meteor Expired
It’s a deep jewel-toned greenish blue. It’s sort of like a blackened teal with shimmer.
My index finger wears two coats here. It’s prettier in the bottle, but on the nails it’s a very sheer layering nail polish. Nothing too remarkable. I was hoping it would be more glittery.
I Got So Plastered
I would like to go on record saying I dislike the name. I know they were trying to be cool, but….this just rubs me the wrong way.
It’s a sweet rose shimmer with yellow tones. It looks kinda like sherbet to me (always with the food references!) I’m curious to see how this would look mattified. I think it would better suit me.
In the bottle, FM is kinda silver-lavender. On my nails it’s more pewter silver. You can see visible nail line with this one. Still, it’s a pretty shade.
For the most part, application with these was fairly good. The best one to work with is The Parking Meteor Expired. I Got So Plastered is decent too, but the color just doesn’t wow me. If you’re lighter than I am you may like it.
I totally fail on this makeup challenge chart. I missed yesterday’s Bronze Beauty look.
I did get a chance to do the Pretty in Pink challenge.
-UD Eden PP
-Urban Decay Coax e/s (Vice 2) (all over lid)
-MAC Expensive Pink e/s (inner 1/3)
-WnW Dark Purple Matte e/s (outer v)
-Stars Makeup Haven Dominatrix e/s (to further darken outer v)
-Mad Minerals Black Cherry eyeliner (upper lashline)
-UD X-Rated e/s (dusted lightly just under browbone)
-Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara
The title is kinda long and a little sappy. You try and do better.
No, seriously. If you can come up with a better name for this, I’ll buy you a lipstick.
That’s my way of saying I’m holding a giveaway soon.
Base color: OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue
Snowflakes: Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers nail polish in Once Upon a Time
Stamping plate: BM-H02
I plucked a few golden beauties from my nail polish collection that are sure to glisten your fingers and toes this holiday season.
OPI Golden Rules!
Wet n Wild Fergie Grammy Gold
China Glaze Goldie But Goodie
Revlon Gold Coin
Wet n Wild The Gold and The Beautiful
Which gold polishes would you have chosen?
I’m listing my picks for Holiday 2013. Some of these shades are more berry plum than red, and some are a little sheer. They are all fabulous for holiday parties and events.
Left to right: NARS Red Lizard. Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy, Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Sleek Cherry, Rimmel Kate Moss in 11, Revlon Lip Gloss in Bordeaux, Rimmel Kate Moss in 10.
What are your favorite deep reds for the holidays?
I have a few shades that’ll work for tanned skin.
Left to right: Nouveau Pink, Cinnamon, Dark Wine, Black Orchid, Mink Brown.
Cinnamon up close:
When it comes to wear time and texture, these are fairly decent. They have that slightly powdery smell that is typical of cheap lipsticks, but I don’t find it to be unbearable. I think these are a good bet if you’re looking for new shades and don’t want to splurge on one lipstick.