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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Luck O' The Irish

I hope everyone is feeling the luck o' the Irish today and having a Happy day after St. Patrick's Day!! Being the good Irish girl that I am, I had to do something festive for the holiday! So all week I've been wearing Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Going Green. It is probably my favorite green nail polish, only because it is a true green with a subtle shimmer to it. I've worn it for the last two years for St. Patrick's Day, so I figured it's kind of a tradition now. I should really wear it more often than I do, because it's definitely one of my favorites, but for some reason I only break it out for the holiday. I also got a little festive with my eye shadow. I did a green and gold look using the e.l.f. Silver Studio Box 100 palette. It was a limited edition palette sold during the holidays for $10.00. I think it is still available on the e.l.f website. I love this palette, it definitely gets a lot of use; and for the price, the quality and pigmentation of the colors is really great! To do this eye look I used my eye shadow brushes from Eco Tools. Here are some pictures and I will list all the products I used below them.

Eye Shadow Look 1 

Eye Shadow
Sally Hansen Going Green
e.l.f  Eye Shadow Palette 
On my eyes I used Urban Decay Primer Potion; NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate as a base color; on the lid is the third green from the bottom in the third column, I used the the second gold down in the second column(which is much golder than the picture shows) in my crease, I also applied that same gold to the center of my lid and underneath my bottom lash line, I applied a mix of the bottom two green shades in the third column on the outer corner of my eye, I used the third color down in the first column on my brow bone and on my inner corner(I used that one because it's a cream color with a subtle golden undertone); NYX eye liner pencil in black; Cover Girl's Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black; and Cover Girl's Fresh Complexion Under Eye Concealer in Creamy Natural.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day! 
"For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and everyday."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How do You Duo?

How do you duo today? Do you like purple nail polishes? How about blue? Want them both in one nail polish? Then you need to get Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Virtual Violet, because it is virtually amazing! If you like Duo-chrome polishes, then this is a must! It is a violet/blue duo-chrome polish, with subtle undertones of pink. When you see the purple it is such a pretty vibrant violet color and when you see the blue it is sort of a shimmery silvery blue color. The subtle pink undertone that it gives off, really makes the purple pop! It does apply sheer and I needed three coats to get the opacity I was looking for.  Two coats is ok, but I recommend taking the time to apply the third coat! It is so vibrant and pretty with that extra coat! As a top coat, I applied Sally Hansen's Insta Dry in Clearly Quick.

This picture came out so nice! I love that it shows the pink undertones with the violet!

This shot really shows how pretty the polish looks when the light hits it and you see violet!

I love how this one shows of the silvery look of the blue when the light hits it a certain way!
Just in case I haven't said it already, the Xtreme Wear nail polish by Sally Hansen is amazing! These polishes last about a week before they start to chip and they are so pretty. I haven't found a color that I don't like yet and I have been using this line forever! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Shimmery Goodness

Nail Polishes give me the shimmery goodness that I love! If you like nail polish colors that have a shimmery glitter in them, then I have two that you will want to add to your collection! The first one is Sinful Colors Cinderella. It is a really pretty baby blue color, the color of Cinderella's blue gown actually. It has this gorgeous iridescent glitter in it. The glitter is not over powering, it is very subtle, but it just gives this color the little pop that it craves. The only issue I have with it, is that it applies really sheer. If you want it to be opaque you might need to apply three or four coats. I really hate applying four coats, but the color you get makes it worth it. The nice thing about it being sheer though is that you can always apply it over another blue shade or another color if you like, to add a little shimmer to a polish that doesn't have it.
Sinful Colors Cinderella

The second color is Wet N' Wild's Fast Dry in Teal of Fortune. It is so so so pretty! When I saw it I had to get it because I really don't have anything like it in my nail polish collection. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed! When you look at it in the bottle, it is a gorgeous teal color! When you turn the bottle and let the light hit it, that's when the magic happens! All of sudden you see green shimmer, then gold shimmer, then silver shimmer. It is so pretty! All of those shimmery specks combined with the teal remind me of the ocean almost. It also applies sheer and I needed three coats to get it to look like it does in the bottle. Trust me when I say, taking the extra time to add that third coat is so completely well worth it! 
Wet N' Wild Teal of Fortune

As always I applied Sally Hansen's Insta Dry in Clearly Quick as my top coat. I really love this as a top coat because I love its glossy finish and it dries so fast! Anyway, overall, I love the colors of these two polishes! For $1.99 each you can't really complain! Also, for $1.99, they are really great quality polishes. They lasted a week without chipping! With the job that I do, I can't say there are many polishes that hold up like that, I'm almost always touching up my manicure when I get home from work.