Category Archives: Swatches

A England Nail Polish in In Robe and Crown

I always feel a little awkward when the nail polish name starts with “in”. Two ins in a row makes me see double. 😛 This one is from the Tennyson Romance 2016 collection. It’s described as ” deep brown-toned toned … Continue reading

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A England Elizabeth and Mary Nail Polish Swatches

With the CW Reign show having ended (nooooo!!!) I decided to swatch three of the shades from A England’s collection. In honor of both the real and fictional queens. I’ll start with Crown of Thistles. It seems like both queens … Continue reading

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MAC Colour Rocker Lipsticks in Blue Bang!, Darling Clementine, and Breathing Fire

I’m starting to get pulled back into the MAC fold. I fell out with them a few years ago because the SAs were mean and the quality was slipping into not-great territory for me. Their Colour Rocker lipsticks have redeemed … Continue reading

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NYX Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo in Chestnut

Desperately curious about cream contours (and always searching for a way to make contouring easier), I picked up one of the convenient and common sense influenced NYX contour duos.   From the website: “Define your best features and add luminescence … Continue reading

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A England Nail Polish in Saint George

“Bearer of a valiant and courageous heart, this fathomless teal reveals the strength of the brave Knight’s convictions with his gleaming, fiery core.” If you’re not familiar with the legend of Saint George, here is the short version: a dragon … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate in Honey Light 52

I splurged on this much gabbed about foundation during the VIB sale. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out! From the website: “INSTANT FULL COVERAGE. ALL-DAY WEIGHTLESS WEAR. LESS IS MORE. THE WEIGHT IS OVER: 24-HOUR FULL, … Continue reading

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Wet n Wild Blush in Apri-Cot in the Middle

WnW added some newbies to their blush family. I adopted one named Apri-Cot in the Middle. It comes in the standard plastic compact WnW is known for. It flips open and reveals a large pan of shimmery peachy apricot blush. … Continue reading

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NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic

NYX’s new lip color, Lip Lingerie, is described as “luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, matte finish.” After asking my friends for their favorite shades, I settled on Exotic. Exotic is described as “warm mahogany red.” It looks more pink … Continue reading

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Sinful Shine with Gel Tech in Most Sinful

A few years ago, Sinful hopped on the “5 minute gel manicure in a bottle” bandwagon that most major nail polish companies were on, in an attempt to impress consumers. Their product is Sinful Shine with Gel Tech, created to … Continue reading

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Common misconception: these powders are not true highlighters. They are actually finishing powders. Good. Now that we’ve gotten that cleared up, let’s look at the pretty palette. The case is beautifully sleek and seems to be sturdy. L-R: Dim Light, … Continue reading

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