Saturday, March 5, 2011

Birthday Mani

As some of you may know, Wednesday was my birthday
and it's been a whirl wind of a week!
I plan to share my birthday spoils with all of you
in a post sometime next week,
including China Glaze's Crackle Collection.
But in the meantime, I wanted to share my birthday mani,
that I'm really in love with.

The combo of colors, and veining of the crackle, 
reminds me of a Turquoise stone.

This is Model's Own "Becca's Brown"
with China Glaze crackle in " Crushed Candy"
layered on top.

Bold turquoise jewelry is so hot for this Spring, 
this mani just makes me crave for it to arrive even sooner!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Comfort Zone (Smokey Eye)

So here is another eye look with the 
new 8-pan Wet n Wild palettes,
this is a sultry, smokey green eye using
Comfort Zone

Here are some swatches

 ( left side )

                                                                       ( right side )

This palette is very pigmented, and the colors are all stunning.
My only complaint is that there are no mattes.
The color in the far bottom right corner is a dupe for
MAC's Club shadow. The duochrome is amazing, however,
the base is WAY too red for my skin tone.
When I use this color, I always use it over another color,
to allow the duochrome to shine, but without the red, 
which is what I did here.

Starting with Palladio Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in - Horseradish on the lid
#6 on the lid
#7 in the crease
#1 in inner corner & highlight
#4 in Outer V 
#8 on top of #4 on Outer V
Jordana Easy Liner in - Seagreen across top lash line and outer corner of bottom lash line
#6 center bottom lash line
#1 inner corner bottom lash line
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara in - Very Black 

These palettes are really so gorgeous, and the great news is, 
they are NOT limited addition, so if you haven't picked these up, 
but were thinking about it,
I HIGHLY recommend them.

Tons of possible eye looks with this single palette alone.

Interested in seeing more? Just let me know!