Thursday, September 30, 2010

Favourite Shadows

Hi guys,

So I thought I'd show you my top 5 shadows... which are consequently all from MAC, although I do have to say that I personally have not tried that many shadows from other mid-high end brands (although I have plenty of low end). Here is my favourite - MAC Bronze which is also one of my first MAC shadows and my only shadow in a pot. It's my favourite because it is so versatile and is my go-to shadow when I'm in a rush and just need an all over colour.
MAC Bronze Eyeshadow

My other top 4 shadows come in no particular order and they are Swiss Chocolate, Brun, Deep Truth and Beauty Marked.

Clockwise from top left: Brun, Swiss Chocolate, Deep Truth, Beauty Marked

I think Swiss Chocolate and Brun make the list because I use these almost every single day - Brun for brows (and sometimes outer v), and Swiss Chocolate for the crease. I feel that Brun makes a perfect brow shade for those with black hair like me because it is not too dark (use it sparingly though!) and does not have red undertones that just look wrong imo.

On the other hand, I wouldn't say that I use Deep Truth or Beauty Marked a whole lot - but as you can see from the picture these are truly stunning. Deep Truth is not the easiest shadow to work with as it can require some layering to get the full effect, but it's great for a night out and really complements brown eyes. Beauty Marked is notorious for being hated but I think it's just lovely as either a liner or something to darken the outer v. It is true that it is hard to get the sparkle to show, but some pixie epoxy, paint pot, fluidline (especially macroviolet!) or NYX jumbo pencil as a base or even water should do the trick.

Anyway, enough of my rambling - hope you enjoyed this post!

Fred xo

Friday, September 24, 2010

OPI My Private Jet

Hi guys, so today I have the famous My Private Jet to show you!

This is taken with flash so I would say that it is not as sparkly in normal light. I hate to say it but I was a little dissapointed with the polish because I was hoping for a bit more of a 'holographic' effect. In most lighting it appears as just a normal silver shimmer. Hopefully when I get Revvvolution, my lust for a black holo will be satiated!
It is nonetheless very pretty and was in some ways similar to the Wildberry/Rockstar combo I blogged about in this post, just with less holo and more brown/plum undertones. My boyfriend also liked it which is a plus since he normally does not like darker polishes. Application was slightly gluggy, although this might be more due to the fact that I'm so used to the non-glugginess of the ulta3s. Pictured is 3 coats :)

The next post will be on my top 5 eyeshadows!

Fred xo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Excited

So I was a bit naughty today and had a polish splurge to congratulate myself on finishing my midsems (well I'm justifying it like that ok). Hopefully I'll have these in my hands soon!!!

- Color Club Positively Posh
- Color Club Covered in Diamonds
- Color Club Worth the Risque
- Color Club Revvvolution
- China Glaze Atlantis (because gorgeous Krissy gave me a HUGE lemming for this!)
- China Glaze 2030
- China Glaze Meteor Shower

I really only made the order because I was lusting after Revvvolution and Covered in Diamonds since I don't know of any Sydney stockists of Color Club. Hopefully Positively Posh won't be too similar to Mode Messed Up although the swatches make it seem a lot darker, also I hope Revvvolution is much better than OPI My Private Jet (which I have).

Hmm, anyway off to finish up some preparation for an in class moot I have tomorrow!

xo Fred

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mode Cosmetics Nailpolishes

Hi Eveyone! So i'm sort of in the middle of my mid-semster exams right now... but I thought I'd take a few minutes to show you a couple of polishes from another Australian cheap nailpolish/makeup brand. I bought both from my university pharmacy, and they retail for $2.45 AUD there (I get a slight discount though because I'm a member of the student union). Mode cosmetics should not be hard to find in other pharmacies/chemists either (although not in priceline).


Mode Cosmetics Nail Polish in Cool As
I have to say that I'm very late on the mint bandwagon - but I absolutely love this colour and was surprised that it actually looked good (in my opinion anyway :P). This was 2-3 coats with one coat of Ulta3 non-chip top coat. The formula is quite thick but still good to work with (not as nice as Ulta3). It also dries relatively quickly and is a bit more green (and less blue) than it appears in the photo. I believe that the photo was taken on the second day of wear.

Mode Cosmetics Nail Polish in Messed Up

So this is the colour I gave you a preview of awhile ago and this is another favourite! It definitely satisfied my want for a taupe/grey without a high price tag - in fact I bought a back up a few weeks after first buying because there were only one or two bottles left in the pool of polishes. The polish does have some purple undertones but nowhere near as much as what the photo shows - it is more taupey in real life. Like the formula in Cool As, the polish is thicker than I like, but not too difficult to work with. Don't mind the slightly messy application in this photo haha.

Overall, I think these are a bargain and Mode seems to have quite 'trendy' colours, although amongst the garish, frosty, bright pink little girl colours which I have to say I abhor. Also, these are great to fill those colour 'gaps' that Ulta3 seems to have in its collection for less than a dollar more. However, I bought a lip pencil from this brand that was is so hard it feels like rubbing pen on your mouth (with no pigmentation?!).

Anyway, back to studying!