Friday, December 25, 2009

Rock Candy

Rock Candy by Essie

This is, as Temptalia described it, "a typical Essie sheer." I love sheer nail polishes. I think they make my nails look very clean and sophisticated without being in your face. This is a sheer milky pink, and you'd even need another coat if you wanted most people to notice you were wearing a color at all. This is definitely appropriate for work (especially since I'm not allowed to wear nail polish to work... at least a color they'll notice. Muahahaha!) and a good color for anyone who doesn't want to look like they've painted their nails.

Unlike some of Essie's sheer polishes, this one was not streaky even on the first coat alone. Me gusta mucho. This is my new love for natural looking nails.

This was part of Essie's 2009 Christmas collection.

Photo taken inside, no natural light.

This is:

-1 coat OPI Nail Envy
-2 coats Rock Candy by Essie
-1 coat Seche Vite topcoat

Mint Candy Apple

Mint Candy Apple by Essie

This is such an amazing color! There have been a few shades released recently that are similiar, the most popular probably being MAC's Peppermint Patty. I'm not a huge fan of MAC nail polishes so I didn't get that, but I do love Essie! The first coat went on a bit streaky, but everything evened out by the second. I did a thin first coat and a slightly thicker second coat. This lasted several days with no chipping (aside from my two nails that always chip because I'm convinced they just hate nail polish of all types) and only a small amount of tipwear. This was taken after about 3 days of wear.

The color is a creamy pastel light green with a strong blue undertone. One of my friends was convinced that this was blue, not green but to me it looks more green. A very unique color and I love love love it.

This was part of Essie's 2009 Christmas collection.

Photo was taken indoors, no natural light.

This is:

-1 coat OPI Nail Envy
-2 coats Mint Candy Apple by Essie
-1 coat Seche Vite topcoat

Dark Opal


-id Bare Minerals Matte Foundation- Fair
-NARS blush- Desire
-MAC pigment- Pink Opal


-MAC Paint Pot- Painterly
-MAC pigment- Pink Opal
-Raving Beauty Cosmetics e/s- Spring Violet
-UD Deluxe e/s- Frigid
-MAC pigment- Deep Blue Green
-MAC e/s- Gesso
-Stila Eye Kajal- Onyx
-MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter
-Buxom Lash Mascara- Black


-L'Oreal Hip Jellybalm- Plush
-MAC pigment- Pink Opal

Sunday, December 13, 2009

November Favorites

Products Mentioned:

-Philosophy Purity Cleanser
-Clinique Clarifying Lotion 4
-Lush Ocean Salt Exfoliator
-Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm
-Philosophy Unconditional Love Eau de Toilette (sample)
-UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil- Ransom
-MAC Fluidline- Macroviolet
-NARS e/s duo- Eurydice
-Sonia Kashuk Blusher Brush

Sephora Haul!

Products Mentioned:

-NARS lipstick- Manhunt
-NARS Bronzer- Irresisteblement
-NARS e/s duo- Eurydice
-UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil- Yeyo
-id Bare Minerals Allover Face Color- Clear Radiance
-Sephora clutch with samples