Hey everyone! How’ve you all been? Weather has been absolutely fantastic here in Chicago lately. Quality of life has shot up at least 10 points!
I’ve been wearing this gorgeous, sparkly, celebratory manicure since Tuesday. What’s pictured is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud with one dabbed layer of Wet-n-Wild Party of Five Glitters.
I had a subscriber ask how I apply this polish and thin coats over a dried base color may work- but this time I kind of globbed it on for a thicker layer. This was both good and bad! The good is that it was quicker, and quite evenly spaced.. but the bad is if you apply too much, it looks a little too busy. I really like seeing a lot more of the background for a confetti-like look. My ring finger bugs me, there’s too much going on! Isn’t that funny how you can scrutinize the placement of your glitters?
Another bummer, (in person you don’t notice at all, really, but the picture amplifies the problem) there are bubbles created in the clear base. Boooo. But they are mixed in with spotty glitters so it’s hardly detectible! Yayyyy.
Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Friday!
*for a better pic of the slight lavender tinge the base color has, check my link of a previous post on Lavender Cloud.
Inglot- I’ll have to ask Ana the names of the eye shadows and blush- I can’t get ‘em out, even with a super strong magnet.
Stila- Viola e/s
Lancôme- Love It Lipstick
Revlon Crystal Lilac
Inglot polish- #825
Sinful colors nail polish- Show Me The Way
Lancôme blush- Shimmer Mocha Havana
Physicians Formula- Conceal Rx, Gel Liner (brown, purple, black)
Katy Perry Dupe “Teenage Dream”- Sally Hansen “Strobe Light”
Sally Hansen- “Rockstar Pink”
Wet-n-Wild- “Gray’s Anatomy”
Confetti nail polish- “Blue Bombshell” and “Cherries Jubilee”
Zoya- “Faye”, “Kimmy”
The Body Shop- Body Scrub, Mango, Coconut
Body Butter, Coconut, Pink Grapefruit
Lip Butter- Pink Grapefruit
Lip and Cheek Stain
Shower Gel- Pink Grapefruit
Deo Dry Deodorant- Fresh and Floral Stick
Here are my absolute March favorites! I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept- but I’ll go ahead and explain: Here are the items I’ve been using a bunch throughout the previous month! Easy enough.
Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin is a new staple in my collection. Garnier has been impressing me with it’s makeup/ eye serum blend. And China Glaze has produced some gloomy and subtle treasures. I’ve found a favorite peach lip combo, so many exciting things! Watch the video below for more details on these products and a little demo on how to brighten your eyes in seconds.
909D. Yeah!!! LOOK at this gorgeous hot red. It’s amazing, creamy and moisturizing. HOW do Wet’n'Wild keep doing it!! Obsessed!! So happy to have found this one.
For those of you who might not be loving the in-your-face lipstick look this spring, the second picture shows the lipstick blotted with tissue. You can take it a step further and dilute it with a bit of a pink or nude gloss. Plan on picking this one up? xo
I’ll be updating with a compete list of polishes in the morning! It’s 4:00am in Chicago and my Zoe kitty woke me up to pet her while she eats (typical)- I checked to see if the video had processed, and voila! Nail polish collection, ready set go!
Orly- Galaxy Girl, Hayley’s Comet, Space Cadet, Lunar Eclipse, Out of this World, It’s Not Rocket Science, Purple Pleather, Retro Red, Mint Mojito, Pixie Dust, Prim & Proper, Dazzle, Polo Princess, Fifty-Four, Glitz & Glamor, It’s Up to Blue
Color Club- 220 Volt, All In, Pucci-licious, Twiggie, Factory Girl
Misa- Right Here Now No More later, Stop Rewinding Just Fast Forward, Runway Diva, Push Upon It, Dirty Sexy Money, ?, Green With Envy, Fashionista
Finger Paints- Lilac Love, Sparkle Top Coat, Mistletoe Mischief
Rescue Beauty Lounge- Concrete Jungle, Stormy, Dead Calm
Essie- Big Spender, St. Lucia Lilac, Sexy Divide, Mint Candy Apple, Canteloupe, Van D’Go, Haute as Hello, Movers & Shakers, Splash of Grenadine, Going incognito, Sew Psyched, Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, Lapis of Luxury, Show Me The Ring, Pearly White, California Coral, Main Squeeze, Ballet Slippers, Blanc, Gucci Mucci Pucci, Pink Glove Service
L’Oreal- Lady Luck
OPI- Purple With a Purpose, Can You Dig It? Significant Other Color, Do You Lilac It? The Color to Watch, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, Russian Navy, Mad As A Hatter, Absolutely Alice, Japanese Rose Garden, Sapphire in the Snow, Red Hot Ayers Rock, Red My Fortune Cookie, An Affair In Red Square, Banana Bandanna, Gargantuan Green Grape, Hey! Get In Lime, At Your Quebec & Call, Parlez-vous OPI? You Don’t Know Jacque (Matte), Over The Taupe, Hearts & Tarts, Coney Island Cotton Candy, Dulche De Leche, My Private Jet, Glacier Bay Blues, Ski Teal We Drop, It’s Totally Fort Worth It
China Glaze- Lightning Bolt (Crackle), Endurance, Below Deck, Ahoy! Sea Spray, Life Preserver, Sunset Sail, Solar Power, Tree Hugger, Midnight Mission, Swing Baby, Cords, Street Racing, Stroll, Drive-in, Let’s Groove, Short & Sassy, Stella, VIII, Blue Island Iced Tea, Rainstorm, Gold Digger, Breakin’, Laced Up, Sky High Top, Gussied Up Green, Mummy May I?, Anklets of Amethysts, Ingrid, Spontaneous, For Audrey, Liquid Leather, Luna, Candie, Golden Enchantment, Grape Juice, Cherry Pie, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Fields, Raspberry Festival, Watermelon Rind. (Next are Holographic –>) FYI, QT, BFF, LOL, DV8, OMG, IDK, L8R G8R, 2NITE, Mrs. Clause, Mistletoe Kisses, Midnight Kiss
Sinful Colors- San Francisco, Fiji, Mint Apple, Beautiful Girl, Glass Pink, Purple Diamond, Hottie, Show Me The Way, Daddy’s Girl, UFO, Snow Me White
Kleancolor- Pearl Jungle, Charcoal, Fashionista, Brown, Frappucino, Gold Bright
This is a blue palette I can work with. MUCH more wearable for a daytime look (in my opinion) than big papa 8 pan, Blue Had Me At Hello. The top and bottom colors are cool based, very cornflower-esque and wearable. The middle shade is a chocolate brown that layers well over the blues (though on its own it can be powdery). The brown doesn’t get too muddy, it blends allowing the shimmers to shine through. $2.99, not too shabby!