Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chi Chi Label Queen

I picked up a couple of Chi Chi polishes about a month ago (on sale, but they retail at around $13) and completely forgot about label queen. I swear I took photos of Moondust which was the other polish but I can't find them anywhere! At Myer you can also get mini chi chi polishes for $5 but I'm not sure if all colours are available in the minis.

2 Coats Chi Chi Label Queen

I have to say that I'm not so delighted as to how this goes with my skin tone. However my boyfriend and sister seemed to like it (and they don't like any of my dark shades or flakies etc). I think it would suit those with a cooler skin tone much better. The second picture represents the colour of the polish much better, although IRL it is a bit more pink toned.

In terms of application the brush is amazing - this required little to no clean up, note that I am one of those big brush lovers :). Another nice aspect of the polish is that it only requires two coats to become opaque. However, I'm not as impressed with the formula as the brush. The consistency was a bit strange - akin to a more watery whiteout, and left some visible drag marks even with a topcoat added, as you might be able to see in the second picture. This could possibly be due to my application method though!

All in all, if you see this on sale then definitely go for it - especially if you have a cooler skin tone. But I think I would be reluctant to pay full price given the other options out there. China Glaze Light as Air remains my pastel-purple of choice (and it's cheaper!).

Now I'm off to do more of a group assignment - yay for CAPM models.

Fred xo

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ulta3 Earl Grey

Hi guys,

Today I have one of the new shades from Ulta3 - Earl Grey to show you. I have to say that the the polish in the bottle appears lighter than the nail. The formula is very nice as usual, requiring only two coats. You could probably get away with one very thick coat too! Here I've used one coat of each Essie firstbase base coat and Ulta3 non-chip topcoat as well.

Ulta3 Earl Grey

Monday, October 11, 2010

Covered in Diamonds?

Hi guys, so I have the gorgeous Color Club covered in dimaonds to show you! Here it is layered on top of NYC midnight (my favourite dark creme).

NYC Midnight and Color Club Covered in Diamonds (Top with flash, bottom without)
Yes I am aware that the bottom photo is rather crappy but because the screen on the camera I have been using recently is so small, I can't exactly tell whether the photos I've taken are in focus or not. I'm also aware of the messy cleanup!

Covered in Diamonds as you can see is absolutely gorgeous, but I think the effect is more opal than diamond (the boyfriend pointed this out)! The application was unusual - the polish was really gluggy but dried quickly. I had some flakes that had not dried flat so I ingeniously used nail clippers to trim them as they were driving me crazy haha.

Midnight has amazing application as usual - mostly one coat although some nails required two. As I've mentioned before, it's actually a blackened blue although it really does just look black usually.

Fred xo

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Positively Posh + Femme Fatale

Since I'm going to take off positively posh soon, I figured I may aswell layer Femme Fatale over it to see what it looks like and boy do I love it! I think it's quite an interesting colour combo that I've never seen - greige plus purple/magenta? shimmer. Of course there is tipwear and mild chipping as I've had positively posh on for awhile now (see last post). Don't mind the crappy photo quality, it was the only one I could get that showed the purple shimmer properly and I had to sharpen the hell out of it.

Color Club Positively Posh layered with Color Club Femme Fatale

I also bought Angels on Bare Skin and Lemony Flutter today so I might do some reviews after I use them for awhile. From what I can tell so far, I think it may be possible that Lemony flutter will replace my current HG Neutrogena Norweigian Formula Hand Cream!

Fred xo

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Package Arrival

L-R: Color Club Worth the Risque, Positively Posh, Femme Fatale, Covered in Diamonds, China Glaze Atlantis, Metor Shower and 2030
Hurray my polish order arrived. However, I was so disappointed when finding out that Revvvolution was out of stock but the company I ordered from was great in letting me know and allowed me to replace it with femme fatale. The first colour I tried is Color Club's Positively Posh. It's my first time with Color Club and it definitely gets the thumbs up from me!

Color Club Positively Posh

The colour is lovely and sophisticated although it definitely requires at least 3 coats (the first looked absolutely horrid I have to say). It is a bit more brown in real life. I'm also not used to using such a small brush, but overall drying time is quite quick and it dries very shiny. Don't mind the greasy, weird looking cuticles - I stupidly put on hand cream just before photographing, which also made the nails appear not as shiny as they really are as well :(.
Fred xo
edit: My boyfriend described Positively Posh as "poo-brown", but I still love it!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Inglot Eyeshadows

Yesterday I went on a bit of a shopping trip to Bondi Junction Westfield which is home to one of the very few (unfortunately) Inglot stalls in Sydney. Apparently they had overstocked on some eyeshadows so of course I had to pick some up since I've been lemming some more Mac purple shadows recently anyway. I purchased the single eye shadows in #72, #74 and #55. Here they are:

Left #74, Top: #55, Bottom: #72
L-R: #72, #55, #74
The colours in the second picture are much closer to true life, although #72 and #74 are a bit more warm/red. The swatches below are a pretty good indication of the colour. The left hand side is over nothing whilst the right hand side of the swatch is over NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk.
T-B: #74, #55, #72

Overall I find that the texture is very smooth, and although there appears to be quite a bit of glitter on the pot, it does not show up as much on the skin. As you can see from the swatches, I'd definitely reccommend using a base under the shadows, although the same can be said for most pressed eyeshadow really.

I'm personally not a huge fan of clear plastic packaging like this, however it feels quite sturdy and not too flimsy or cheap. I wish I could depot these, but I don't think I can do it without putting the shadow at risk. I'm sure that these will get quite a lot of wear in the future!

Hope this post was helpful to you who have been contemplating inglot. Oh and they also recently got in new nail colours which looked quite lovely so be sure to check it out.

Fred xo