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One of the many reasons that I have countless nail paints is that if I see someone wearing a color, I try my best to get its closest match. So, I wasn’t surprised when I saw someone wearing a bright neon orange nail paint and the little voice in my head said “pretty !! you don’t have this color. Your mission is to find it’s match, should you accept”
My first stop was Priceline and I wasn’t disappointed in my search. There in the bargain bin was the color I was looking for, Savvy Orange Envy. Its a bright neon orange color without any shimmer. A perfect spring/summer color. Consistency wise its runny but doesn’t streak and needs only 2 coats to achieve opacity.
I would say for $3 its a great find. Have you tried any of the Savvy nail paints ? Do you also buy nail paints when you see some one wearing it ??
Sleek eyeshadow palette in ‘Storm’ is a beautiful mix of neutral and dark intense shades. A palette which you can carry when on holidays and it will cover your daytime to night time eye look. I had been lusting after it for long time and then I finally picked it from Crush Cosmetics
Quality wise they are great. There is minimum fall out and they last without creassing when used with primer.
I think what makes this palette a winner is the combination of shades and texture. There is matte shades for buffing and intense colours for giving the edge to an otherwise simple eye look. I think the most unique shade in the palette is the steel grey, 2nd from left in bottom row.
Head over to My Funny Valentine for more swatches
Have you tried any Sleek eyeshadow palette ??
This post is part of Swatch A Day series.
My love and collection for Revlon nail paint can be summarised in my husband’s statement “With these many Revlon nailpaints, you can have your own display stand”. Yes, its true 🙂
The collection is so vast that at times, I forget what I already have and then double up while buying.
Okay..let me ask you …do you haul when there are extreme of emotions ?? I have this strong urge to haul when I experience the extreme emotions, mostly when I am angry.
So, one of these days when I was in rage, Crush Cosmetics was having 20% off WetnWild and my poor credit card took the hit.
Let go through the haul. First up is Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette. I won’t say much about this, just one word ‘Amazing’. Shade selection is great and pigmentation is awesome. If you are going for a short trip, I think this is all you need in terms of eyeshadow. Perfect.
|Swatches : Left Column (Top to Bottom)|
|Swatches : Right Column ( Top to Bottom)|
Next is ELF Cream eyeshadow.Lets talk about the packaging. ELF, why waste so much on extra bulky packaging ? Please use that funds to get more shades in the collection.
I have yet to use them as products so I comment much about how they perform.
|ELF Cream Eyeshadow: Dawn|
|Swatch : Dawn|
|ELF Cream Eyeshadow : Eggplant|
|Swatch : Eggplant|
And finally, I got Wet n Wild gel eyeliner in Eggplant ( Yes, I know there is lot of eggplant in this post). This was a complete downer. The brush is totally useless and the pigmentation in liner is extremely poor. Not at all happy. Its hard to believe that same company can have a total winner in a product and then have this.
So, the question is still there,do you haul when you are angry ??
- The fact that its 3 free
- The extensive color range
- The application is like walk in park, 2 coats to opacity and no streaking.
- The glossy finish of the nail paint
- Last but not least that there was no chipping even after 3 days.
I tried hard to find any negatives, but couldn’t find any. Its a winner
Would I Recommend It : Definitely , yes. I can’t wait to try more products from this range.
Shop 6, Prahran Market
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STH YARRA, VIC 3144
Price : $17.95AUD
Disclaimer : Product sent by PR for consideration. The review is based on my experience.
- Hot Hot Hot
- Varied Color Range
- Ease to apply
- An last but not least price. In Coles it retails at $5AUD each with all time offer of 3 for price of 2.
|I ‘m Feeling Retro|
I am yet to wear them out, so I can’t comment on their staying power but my first impressions are really good about these palettes. You can definitely not go wrong with the price they are for.
MAC repromoted Mocha lipstick from its Mickey Contractor Collection. Since I had missed out on the MC collection, I decided to get it from this release.
Finish : Satin
Color : Its a medium dark brown with a tones of red. Its a beautiful shade which would complement any olive tonned beauty.
Pigmentation : Having Satin finish means that the color payoff is great, one swipe is all you need to get the color.
Now, to what I didn’t like about this lipstick. In fact its not about this lipstick its about the Satin Finish in MAC as such. Oh MAC !! why should you have just timeless colors in ever drying, line enhancing finish/formulation. First Twig now Mocha…no no its not fair…
If only this lipstick was not drying( my husband said “Lines on your lips are looking so obvious”) it was a complete winner.
Would I recommend it : Yes because of color. A lip primer can take care of the lines and a gloss would handle the dryness.
I have compared the swatch with Face of Australia Mineral Shine Lipstick, First Kiss in below picture.I wouldn’t say they are similar but First Kiss with a reddish brown lipliner might work the trick
Remember my last post on Nicole By OPI.
True to my words, I returned back for more.
What I like about it :
- Color.Its hot barbie pink without looking too over the top.
- Formula. Cream finish and opaque in 2 coats
- Wear.This picture was taken after 3 days of wear and household chores(including dish washing). As you can see there is only slight fading at the tips
- Like the previous nail paint, this dries super fast.
What I don’t like about it :
Nothing..I love it
With MAC releasing so many collection one hardly gets a chance to look at their permanent collection. So, while browsing through MAC counter in Chadstone, I came across this little gem,an eye kohl in dark chocolate brown .
Its a basic dark brown eyeliner , which stays put when applied on upper lash line. Its very creamy in texture which means no dragging or pulling of eyelid while applying it.
An easy option when I want to do no fuss eye look.