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Illamasqua

Illamasqua – Gamma

Monday, 2 May, 2011

Happy Monday! I know I didn’t post anything on Friday, but it was my BFF’s birthday. There was also a royal wedding that I didn’t watch. Seriously, I didn’t watch it. I kind of just tuned out because I knew the world was in wedding frenzy and I wanted no part of it. So I focused on real life – buying the cake for my friend’s birthday and other things that needed my attention.

I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to show you a mellow color or a stinging, burn your eyes, omg it’s bright color.

I present Gamma from Illamasqua’s Toxic Nature Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

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China Glaze

China Glaze Electric Pineapple

Thursday, 28 April, 2011

China Glaze Electric Pineapple is electrifying! Like, bright…in a good way. However, I’ve seen China Glaze Electric Pineapple on other girls and on me…I think my skin color just sucks the brightness and happiness out of this color. LOL It gets dull. Like I’m an abusive boyfriend or something.

China Glaze Electric Pineapple is part of their Summer 2011 collection called Island Escape.

Or maybe my camera freaks out at the intensity of the polish. Either way…come on over and see what the brightness is about!

China Glaze Electric Pineapple

Hm…Not quite the color of evil. I think it overshot the mark. Do you? 😉

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Zoya

Zoya – Phoebe, Lolly and Mitzi – aka Mod Mattes

Tuesday, 19 April, 2011
Zoya Lolly

*faints*

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Two weeks. In between sneezing fits thanks to the crazy weather changes, a sick husband and purchasing so much nail polish…I went into a tizzy.

I also wanted to give myself a tiny break because I was worried I was going to burn out. I don’t want to do that. I’m surprised at how many hits my blog gets despite not having many followers. If you have time and are not a follower in Google Friend Connect, I’d really appreciate it if you followed – just so I know. 🙂

Now…on to the polish. Where do I begin?

This is Zoya’s Mod Matte Summer 2011 collection.

The Good: I am slowly starting to like and appreciate colors like this. I know people want bright colors for summer. These colors are definitely eye catching and ones I would love to keep wearing, but…

The Bad: …the formula. Oh the FORMULA. *wrings hands* Lumpy, chalky, hard to manage…

The Ugly: …I hated that I could never get these colors to smooth out for me even after FOUR coats.

How about you be the judge after the jump?

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Ginger & Liz

Ginger & Liz Goin’ Back to Cali

Thursday, 30 December, 2010

I am truly the biggest fangirl of Ginger & Liz. I know I don’t feature them that much in my blog, but in my heart this is my number one brand. If they had a huge collection, I’d be snapping up every color I could. As it stands, I tend to purchase G&L few and far between, but when I do I purchase it, it’s in a frenzy – usually 4+ bottles.

I’ve had my eye on their new colors for some time, but when I purchase I want to make sure it’s hefty, meaning I don’t want to go back time and again. I like doing things in one go, unless they’re Limited Editions. I didn’t get their LEs this time around, but I got 4 colors that moved me. This is just one of them…

I’m not a fan of neon anything. I think it’s to do with my bad 80s moment where I thought I was the shiz when I had my neon outfits. I cringe looking back at those photos and they’re buried deep in my huge embarrassment pile.

I got Goin’ Back To Cali for 2 reasons: 1) it came from one of my favorite 80s movie soundtrack – Less Than Zero and 2) It’s an LL Cool J song. I love LL Cool J. I fully admit to watching NCIS:LA because he’s eye candy…and he can act.

Anyway, Goin’ Back to Cali is a color that flashes a not so neon (but make no mistake, it’s still bright) pink in some light, while in others it appears orange. It threw my camera for a loop! You’ll see the difference in the shade and sunlight shots.

I wasn’t sure if GBTC was meant to have a wax finish, but it sure dried that way.

The formula was a dream and dried in record time.

Ginger & Liz Goin' Back to Cali

It’s looking a little pinky/orange in here…I like that it changes colors in different settings. I put a fast drying topcoat on the middle and ring ringer, leaving the pointer and pinkie bare. Not sure if you can see what I mean by the wax finish on the pointer and pinkie fingers – it looks a bit shiny, but not like the other 2 that have the high gloss top coat.

Ginger & Liz Goin' Back to Cali

Definitely looking more orange here.