Saturday, April 21, 2012

China Glaze; Harvest Moon

Swatches & Review
Today, I will be reviewing China Glaze's Harvest Moon. Harvest Moon is from their Hunger Games collection that has released last March. After seeing the collection, I knew I had to have Harvest Moon because it was a color I did not have in my collection, along with Riveting. Harvest Moon is a coppery color with a foil finish. It is very bronze and although it is a foil, I did not see any streaks after applying. The formula on this was perfect! Like many China Glaze polishes, they always take me by surprise. For Harvest Moon, I actually thought that I would have needed three coats because it seemed so thin, but after trying it, I realized that I only needed two coats. It applied on very easily & the drying time was not bad.
Overall, I definitely recommend this polish if you are interested in coppery/bronze colors. It feels very smooth after applying. I actually wore this nail polish for a whole week and it did not chip! The wear time of it was amazing after a week, and there was just minimal tip-wear. I say Harvest Moon is amazing! What do you think of this color? Have you purchased anything from this collection? :)

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Zoya Summer

Yesterday, my boyfriend purchased some colors from Zoya's Beach & Surf summer collection as a gift for me since it is going to be my birthday this weekend :) The colors he purchased is Zuza, Wednesday, Arizona, Myrta & Tracie, which are the colors I have been waiting to get my hands on. I can't wait to try these! Have you guys gotten anything from Zoya's Summer Collection yet? Oh & tomorrow and Sunday, Zoya is going to have their yearly Earth Day deal, which is you purchase a minimum of 6 polishes from their website & basically get 50% off. In return, you ship them your old bottles for them to recycle. Old bottles can not be any of the Zoya brand, or sister brands. If you do not want to ship in old bottles, you can also donate them. If you are interested, the code is EARTHZOYA2012. Summer collections are included as well :)
Zuza, Wednesday, Arizona, Myrta & Tracie

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CVS Haul

Nooooo, my blogger homepage changed. I don't like it, since I have been used to the past blogger homepage for years now. Anyway, today I went to a CVS and saw some Wet n' Wild items on sale. The sale is 2 for $3, which is totally worth it, especially if you're going for their more expensive items, such as their gift sets or their 8-pan shadows. I have never used drugstore eyeshadow before. I remember when I first got into makeup, I jumped into it with making a big purchase off UD. Anyway, I was surprised to see at the CVS that there were still so much items left since it ends after tomorrow. I was able to pick up their 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone and a gift set in Flora. I don't know if I should keep it or not considering I already have colors that are like them, or similar to them, so I might just gift them away to friends. If you have never tried WnW and wanted to, check out the sale at your local CVS! Remember it ends Saturday!

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sleek; Pumpkin Blush Palette

Swatches & Review
This is the Pumpkin Blush palette from Sleek's Blush by 3 line. It was limited edition for spring sold at Superdrug stores in the UK, but from what I know now, it will remain as a permanent item on SleekMakeUP's website. I have never owned anything from Sleek MakeUP prior to purchasing these blushes so I was pretty excited. As stated in my previous post, I have purchased three blush by 3 palettes. Unfortunately, I have no received my blush palette in LACE and no one is getting back to me from Sleek.
The Pumpkin palette consists of a red, a pink, and a orange color blush. Lantern is a red blush with gold shimmer to it. The shimmer is subtle on the cheeks and it does not look like it is filled with chunky amounts of glitter when applied. Squash is a matte pink blush. The pink is bright, but not a hot pink bright. When it is applied with a lighthand, it can look pretty neutral on the cheeks. P Pie is a matte orange. This color took me by surprise because I thought that this color would be the color I would use the least. However, I have been using P Pie all week! When applied with a lighthand, the color gives my cheeks a sunkissed glow and it seems very flattering on my skintone. Although it looks super bright in the pan, it is not very intense on the skin (unless you want it to be intense, then don't apply it with a lighthand).
Lantern, Squash, P Pie

Overall, I really like these blushes. They are really pigmented and they blend out easily. I was really impressed with how pigmented these are and they definitely live up to my expectations considering a lot of people rave about these. I purchased these online from their website and they are $15.99 each. Shipping was $10 for me to have it shipped to California, which is pretty pricey, but the shipping price stays the same regardless of how much you order (I ordered three and shipping stayed the same), so I guess if you want to order, you should make a group order or consider ordering a lot. Each blush contains about .23oz, making it a total of 0.68oz, which is definitely a good deal considering a NARS blush alone is 0.16oz for $28. The only downside is their customer service. Since I was missing a blush, I e-mailed them and I am still waiting for a response (it has been about a week and a half), but I was okay with it considering that it was a bank holiday(?) for them last weekend. However, I have tried to ask them via twitter and they have not responded to it as well, while the retweet other people positive feedback for them?... Other than their customer service, I highly recommend this palette. Oh, and watch out when opening the palette because if you place your hand on the back while opening it, it WILL pinch and it WILL hurt a lot. I have learned my lesson and I now open the palette with something else below it. What do you think? Own it? Love it?

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sleek; Blush by 3

Remember when I blogged a post about Sleek's Blush by 3 becoming available online and I purchased some? Well, they have arrived! I was actually surprised it came a week after it was shipped out because I have heard stories from how some people in the United States would not get theirs until about a month after because of customs. So the shipping to me was incredibly fast! It arrived on Monday, but it was at my boyfriend's house, so I did not have to chance to get it until today. I was super excited, but when I opened it, I found that there was only two palettes in there, instead of the three that I have ordered. My invoice was also in there and it has three palettes listed on it so I have contacted them, and I am currently waiting for their response.
Anyway, these were a lot smaller than I thought. I compared it to my NARS Danmari Blush palette so you can see the size difference. Although they are small, they seem to pack a lot of product at around 0.23oz per blush, which is not bad at all! The two palettes I have pictured are Flame and Pumpkin. I used my phone to take these since I do not currently have a camera on me, so I will also provide swatches later. Although one of the palettes were missing and I was charged for it, I was still super excited to get them! They are my first Sleek makeup products and I'm excited to try them!
What do you guys think of these? Own them? Planning on getting them? Let me know! :)

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