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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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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.