Sunday, June 30, 2013

Milani Infinite Liquid Liner - Everlast

Hello again readers~

This is a good year for Holy Grail products! It's really refreshing to find products that work so well for me, and suit my needs. 

My newest Holy Grail eyeliner?

Milani Infinite Liquid Liner

The packaging was a little hard to photograph, but I like it. The cap makes it easy to hold onto, though it does keep fingerprints... The rest of the tube reflects the color inside, and since I'm crazy about black liner, I of course bought Everlast.

The line comes in 8 different shades, six of them metallic. The liner costs anywhere from 5-8 dollars. I got mine for $6.

The applicator is a brush, not a felt tip. In ways, this makes it easier to apply, and in others it's a bit of a hassle. If you push down too hard, the brush fans out and makes the line thicker than you might want it. I personally don't mind, since I like thicker eyeliner and it's easy enough for me to handle that I can manage thin lines as well.

The liner is a carbon black, that's a little bit... I don't want to use the word 'shiny', but it does catch light. It's not completely matte, but it's close enough that it's not noticeable unless you're looking very close.

A couple things to mention about this product:

It takes a bit to set. It's a liquid liner, that isn't runny, but it needs a bit to dry completely. If you do a thin line, about thirty seconds. If you use a lot of product, it can take over a minute. It's not for quick application, but if you sit it out, you won't be disappointed.

This product lasts ALL day. I don't have smudging, and it does NOT come off until I take it off at the end of the day, and even then, it takes a good makeup remover to remove it.

- Lasts all day
- Deep carbon black
-Good price
-Don't need a lot of product to get the look I want
-Easy to apply

- Takes a bit to set
- Takes patience to remove at the end of the day
-Sometimes I get it on my lashes so I have to carefully remove it

Overall: 5/5
This is by far my favourite liner to wear, and it never disappoints me. It's everything I wanted in an eyeliner, and hopefully this is only the beginning in wonderful eyeliners.

Thanks for reading~

Friday, June 28, 2013

Rimmel London - Apocalips - Luna, Celestial, Galaxy, Aurora, Nova, Apocalyptic, and Big Bang

Hello again readers~

I'm incredibly late with this entry, but  better late than never right? 

Rimmel London's Apocalips have been talked about for quite a while now, and in the past few weeks finally hit the shelves in the US! I was very excited since I saw the release in the UK and I was constantly looking out for when they'd finally arrive. The plus, is that it gave me a lot of time to pick the ones I liked... The con, is that it gave me a lot of time to pick out the ones I liked!

There are so many different colours to choose from that will suit anyone really, and they're very affordable! ($5 each!)

One thing is, when it reached the US, the name was changed to 'Show Off' instead of 'Apocalips'. I'm not sure why, and I don't ever refer to them as 'Show Off' lippies either...

One of the best features of the product (besides performance) is the packaging. I definitely dig the crystal look of the cap, and the packaging shows off the true colour of the lipstick. You know immediately if it has ever been opened, because you'll see it very clear, and once you pull the applicator out, you see the product gather, which is a very nice thing, since the caps open very easily.

They apply very well, and are all extremely pigmented, the only one I've had a problem with is Galaxy, which requires two swatches instead of one!

The product doesn't feel sticky, more like it's slick which I'm glad for. I hate sticky products! Another thing to point out, is they have a definite scent to them... I'm not sure exactly what, but it's there and it's noticeable. I don't mind it, but if you don't like scents that linger, these might not be for you.

Big Bang: A perfect 'pin-up' red lipstick.

Apocalyptic: A bright fuschia-pink colour. Definitely better on the lips and not as intimidating as it looks in the swatch.

Aurora: A very warm coral-pink. I'm a sucker for coral anything since it goes so well with my skin tone, and this colour didn't disappoint!

Luna: A warm, peachy-orange shade that's a lot better than I expected.

Celestial: A dusty rose.

Nova: A cutesy looking bubblegum pink shade.

Galaxy: A light plum colour, and the only one I own with shimmer in it.

All of them act as a stain too, remaining on your lips after you wipe them off. These just keep getting better and better!

After the first hour or so, the glossy effect fades away (or you can blot it away instantly with a tissue if you preffer), and leaves a dewy/matte finish to your lips that lasts for a couple more hours if you're careful. 

A few things to mention, they are NOT perfect! They have their flaws too. They transfer onto anything, clothes, skin, etc; so kissing would definitely not be good while wearing these. If you eat or drink anything, they fade even faster, and sometimes they transfer onto your teeth!

-Inexpensive at $5 a pop
-Lasts a good amount of time
-They have so many colours that are absolutely gorgeous
-Pigmentation is amazing
- Has a somewhat pleasant scent
-Leaves behind a nice stain

- Be careful when applying, or you'll get unsightly stains

Overall: 5/5
I absolutely adore these! These are my current holy grail lipsticks! They apply like a dream, suit me well, and I have so many choices! Let's see how long they can keep their throne. If you  have some extra cash, or have been lusting after these like I have, treat yourself to one (or all of them, no judging!) because these might be a favourite of yours too. :)

Thanks for reading~

Sinful Colors - Quick Dry

Hello again readers~

Just a quick little review for all of you~

Sinful Colors Quick Dry

I picked up this bottle of Quick Dry polish. quite a while ago, and unfortunately never got around to really reviewing it. No time like the present!

The quick dry polish isn't really a drop-form product, which is disappointing. It's a brush applicator, which if you brush it onto newly applied polish will cause brush-strokes, pick-up of polish, and general disaster. The first time I ever used it I wanted to pull my hair out (of course I didn't, because I didn't want polish and product getting gooped up in my hair!).

The best way I found to use it, is to really  make drops fall onto the nail, and let it run down. Otherwise your nail polish might have less-than-satisfactory results.

The other thing, is that it's a very oily product, and you shouldn't be touching other things while applying this (like keyboards...) because it transfers everywhere. You don't even notice until you see the residue.

I did notice a significant change in the drying time, though that was the top layer which was within a minute or to.

-Inexpensive: $3.99
-Cuts down drying time A LOT

-Brush applicator that's problematic
-You use more than you think
-It's an oily product

Overall: 4/5
I could live without it but it makes my routine go by a lot faster. It's effective, cheap, and I've used this quiet a bit and it barely has a dent in it. If you like fast-drying products, maybe give this a try. You might like it.

Thanks for reading~

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe and Pomegranate Punk

Hello again readers~

With these, I've finally finished my collection of Color Tattoos (until they release new ones...)

Tough as Taupe is the only one that I own (maybe at all?) that has such subtle shimmer in it, it's practically non-existent. It looks like a matte taupe colour that leans to the grey side on the skin, and I was absolutely crazy about it from the swatches.

Pomegranate Punk is a shimmery burgundy shade, that I was dying to have. 

They applied with little trouble, and oh gosh. I keep falling deeper and deeper in love with the Color Tattoos...

Do you have any yourself? Have any caught your eye?

Thanks for reading~

NYX - Snow White

Hello again readers~

Without Flash:

With Flash:

Snow White is one of those colors that took me far too long to track down. It's been on my wishlist forever, and now I finally  have it! It's not a super bright red like chaos, it's deeper red with blue tones in it. Applies a little rougher, but I'm glad I got it!

Thanks for reading~

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Electric Blue and Barely Branded

Hello again readers~

I buckled down and swiped these two little beauties to use as bases. Who knew how much I was truly missing out?

Electric Blue is a blackened blue. I have a few powder eyeshadows like this, but this is my first cream shadow in this color.

Barely Branded is a shimmery nude shade. 

None of them are really 'metallic', but they are shimmery. I like that better. 

Barely Branded was a very wonderful surprise, as it was light enough not to be distracting, and brightened up my eyelids. 

Electric Blue was a little difficult to get even, and needed about three applications to get even. It's a hassle, but I really like the final outcome. 

Thanks for reading~

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Hello again readers~

I'm very excited to show you this palette! It was sitting under 'Spoiled Brat', and I vowed I wouldn't swatch this one until I swatched that one first. No, onto 'Comfort Zone'.

This palette is something that was a must have, the neutrals are gorgeous and right up my alley, and the hunter greens and the gorgeous duo-chrome was too beautiful to pass up.


Browbone: a frosty champagne
Eyelid: copper
Crease: bronze 
Definer: dark brown with copper glitter

I was a little disappointed, because the browbone color won't look good as a highlight, and the definer had glitter in it! Aside from that, the colors don't have much fallout, and work well together, and best of all they look great on my skin!


Browbone: taupe 
Eyelid: olive green 
Crease: hunter green  
Definer: a reddish brown  and teal duochrome

I honestly don't think I'll get much use out of the top two shades, I can see if I go green, but I rarely do, and the darker the better (in my opinion).

Overall: 5/5
I love this palette! There's so many different looks, and colours to choose from it's wonderful! I really don't have anything terrible to say about it at all. All of the colours were pigmented, there was little to no fallout with each of the shades, they were smooth, and applied like a dream! It doesn't get much better than that.

I'm always very pleased with the quality of these palettes, they don't let me down.

Thanks for reading~

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat - Sour Apple

Hello again readers~

I have a polish to show you! Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Sour Apple. These polishes have been out for a short while now, and textured polishes are very popular recently. It seems every company is jumping onto the bandwagon, to the delight of many. 

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat come in 4 colors at target; Sour Apple (Mint), Razzleberry (Blue), Cotton Candies (Pink), and Bubble Plum (Lilac).

At stores like Meijer, you get a wider variety of colours; Sweetie (Yellow), Lick-O-Rich (Black), Sugar Fix (White), Cherry Drop (Red).

I've even seen a couple of rare ones; Royal Icing (A pale blue with shimmer), and Spare-A-Mint (Teal).

Keep your eyes peeled because you never know what you might find! When I first saw them on the internet, I really wanted Lick-O-Rich, but I decided to try Sour Apple before I went hunting for it.

The polish in the bottles look no different than other polishes, but it's quite a shocker when you start painting!

The polish needs to go on sheer. If the layer is too thick, it takes ages to dry. I made that mistake and had to start over completely.

Something that really gave me problems, was how streaky the application was. I checked other blogs and some of them said they had similar problems, which is a shame. I managed to get it evened out with a total of 2 coats, but I had to work with it a little bit.

The texture on these, aren't fine, they're gritty. I, personally, didn't like this as much as I thought I would.

I only wore this manicure for a few hours, and I had to keep looking down, because I thought I had clay or paint caked onto my nails. It's not something I liked feeling, and I was a little bummed because I was really excited to try this out! It just doesn't work for me.

-Layers dry quickly
-Inexpensive, a little over 5 dollars a bottle
-Depending on where you search, a wide variety of colour choices

-Anything but the thinnest layers, or you'll be waiting ages to dry
-Super gritty
-I got tip wear, and all I did was type and make rice.

Overall: 2/5
To me, it's not worth it. I wasn't into this polish at all, unfortunately. However, if you're into the texture polishes yourself, this is something I'd highly suggest having in your collection. 

Thanks for reading~

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Need to remember the eyelashes

Hello again readers~

Nothing much else to talk about, except lately I've been experimenting with outfits and makeup more often. I'm getting better, and I still have so much more room for improvement.

I'm oddly happy with my outfit, though I wish i would have tucked in the black tank. I'm  not too keen on having a large black band between my sweater and my jeans.

Sweater: Rue 21
Tank: Old Navy 
Jeans: Rue 21
Shoes: Cato

Wah and I'm getting better at my makeup too! Though, a huge flaw I have, is I need to remember to wear false eyelashes more! It makes a huge difference in my look, especially since I like having a thick line of eye liner. It erases the lashes I do have... Shame.

I do struggle with blending, it's easier to do all one colour without the crease, but practice makes perfect of course.

What do you struggle with the most?

Thanks for reading~

Wet n Wild - Spoiled Brat Trio

Hello again readers~

I picked this palette up and wasn't sure exactly when I wanted to swatch it, and it took me a while to figure out how to! After quite a while of taking space in my 'things to blog' tin, I bring you 'Spoiled Brat' by Wet n Wild.

Silver: Very pigmented. Only needed one swatch on my arm! Bright and gorgeous.

Black Shimmer: Falls a little flat... It has fallout, and needed to be swatched three times to make it appear so dark. It's a shame because I do like it, but it's lacking.

Pink: A little paler than I expected, but pleasant. 

Overall: 2/5

Unfortunately I didn't like this palette as much as I thought I would. I like the silver and the pink plenty, but I already have a shimmery black that also disappoints me, so I don't really need another. Also, this is an intense look to have, so I won't be wearing it too often. It looks really appealing, but it just doesn't soar for me.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Orly - High on Hope

Hello again readers~

I have a quick swatch for you! I bought Orly High on Hope when I went with my sister, and didn't want to swatch it until today. 

It's a dusty blue creme with purple/gold shifts. The shifts remind me of Crush on Lava/Space Cadet! It's a  very unique polish, and definitely interesting.

At first it seems extremely sheer, but is opaque with two coats. Takes a long time to dry though...

Thanks for reading~