Friday, May 28, 2010

Swatches > Maybelline | Pink Sophistication

This bubblegum pink is awesome!  It reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to have my fuschia, bubblegum pink, black and white LA Gears.  This color really makes me smile.  I'd give the formula on a scale of 1-10, a 7.  It was thick and thin at the same time if that makes sense, lol.  It took three coats to get the application and coverage you see in the pics.  I typically don't fancy three coats, but I just had to top the application off with that extra coat.  This color was a limited edition from a collection that Maybelline came out earlier this Spring.  I'm not sure if you can still find it, but if you can its worth grabbing a bottle of it.



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Swatches > Color Club | Oh Naturale & Turn The Other Chic

This is was a really fun shade, especially with the glitter overlay.  The formula was quite thin, so it took about three coats to get the application in the pics.  The Turn The Other Chic really made Oh Naturale pop, because without it I can't say that Oh Naturale was my cup on tea.  Colors like it wash me out, because of the pinky-ness of them.  I'm not one for oranges or yellows, and as you can see this is a very yellowy-orange look.  I have to admit it looked better on my than I thought it would and enjoy enjoyed wearing the shade.

Now on to the pics:



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Swatches > OPI | Russian Navy Suede

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What more can I say about this gorgeous color!  I love the suede finish.  Its matte without being too matte and has a sheen to it that really livens it up.

Now to the pics:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Swatches > China Glaze | Kiwi Cool-Ada

This is really such a fun color!  I wore it on my toes a few weeks back and couldn't wait to wear it on my nails.  It really made them pop, especially with my complexion.  Unfortunately, my wear of this shade was short lived due to my switch in top coats (from Seche Vite to Nailene Acrylic Strong).  I had so many air bubbles with Acrylic Strong that I was completely discouraged from wearing Kiwi Cool-Ada.  I'll definitely be painting my nails with it again and next time definitely using my trusty ol' Seche Vite or ChG Fast Forward.

This shade, as well as the entire Poolside Collection is still available at Sally's so if you fancy this shade, you'll still be able to get your hands on it.


Inside - almost reminiscent of Paper Chasing, but neon.

Sunlight again, tell the difference?  It glows!



Sunday, May 23, 2010

Swatches > Orly | Pixy Stix

So this is a really pretty color, one of the I believe 5 or 6 from the Orly Sweet collection that came out earlier this Spring.  Like all the others in the collection, it is a creme' finish, which mean two coats top will get you a really good even application.  Unfortunately, all of the polishes that i have from this collection did not photograph will.  Pixy Stix is actually a really bubblegummy pink, but photo'd more coral-ly.  Nonetheless, I really like this shade and it definitely a fixture in my summer wear shades.  It also looks really good on the toes and adds a fun pop to them.



Thursday, May 13, 2010

Been MIA...

Okaayyyy...a little pi**ed that I have to re-write this entire post over since OnSugar did something weird and erased it when I clicked publish!!!

So now for the condensed version:

I've been MIA for the past week, because I did not have access to my computer (or any computer for that matter) due to me being in training for my job.  I was not able to wear any color nail polish all last week, so that explains the lack of swatches.  I also managed to destroy every single one of my nails as well.  I worked so hard for 6 whole months to grow them out strong and healthy and it took two days to destroy them.  I have managed to file them all down and make them look half way presentable.  They have still been breaking and peeling and it hella annoying!  Also, I've yet to paint them a color all week, because I've just been too busy. 

I spent the weekend at my Mom's in Atl for her b-day and Mother's Day (which are on the same day, go figure!) and got back late on Sun night.  I managed to catch the last 30 mins of Army wives before showering and heading to bed.  There was just no way I was going to be able to stay up long enough to unpack, paint nail, wait for them to dry, and them get ready for before, so clear nails its been all week.  I am painting them tonight, in which i am very excited about!  Its the small things, right?  

Anyhow, I just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know what was going on.  Hope you all understand!  Also, I'm in the process of packing up my apartment, yep I'm moving (for the umpteenth time in the past 5-6 years)!  I very excited to being moving and beginning a new chapter in my life, but for the time being packing up a whole apt is no easy task!  Its worth it though and I'll be out and on to bigger and better things in about two weeks.  I'll be posting as much as I can over the next two weeks, until I take my computer down and such.  If you need to get a hold of me in the meantime, just drop me an @reply on Twitter (@Perfecttenn).  That is the absolute best way, at this time, to reach me. 

Hope everyone's summer break is getting off to a great start, and if you don't have a summer break then i hope your having a great day, week, month, etc.



Monday, May 10, 2010

Swatches > Color Club | Ms. Socalite

And....commentary will come later, lol!  I just got back in town and wanted to get at least one post up.

w/ flash

Indoor flourescent light

Indoor incandescent light

The Rundown: Make Looks

Lead: Woodwinked
Crease: Antiqued blended w/ Intripid(HIP) in outer corner
Highlight: French Cuff
Inner corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Crushed Bougainvillea
Lips: Wonbderstucks Lipglass

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Stila Matte Quad Crease Color
Highlight: Stila Beige
Cheeks: MAC Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: Star Nova Lustreglass

Base: UDPP
Lid: Stila sparkly black
Crease: Stila light pink and beige
Highlight: Mauvement pigment
Cheeks: Breezy
Lips: HIP Lip Duo Snazzy
Contour: X Rocks
Mascara: Zoomlash
Liner: Penultimate winged out
Eyebrows: Dark brown NYX pencil

Base: UDPP
Lead: Metal X Gold Spice
Highlight/Outer corner: Woodwinkeed
Cheeks: Breezy
Contour: X Rocks
Lips: L'oreal HIP duo in Spunky

Base: Painterly
Lid: Metal X Platinum Pink
Crease: Revved Up MAC Pigment
Inner Corner: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Penny
Liner: HIP Creamliner
Lip: Fafi Collection

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Steamy
Crease: n/a
Outer corner: Go
Cheeks: Breazy
Contour: X Rocks
Liner: Turquoise Automatic Liner by Ulta
Lips: Amuse Chocolate Lip Gloss

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Platinum Pink
Crease: Star By Night
Inner Corner: HIP Gilded Duo light side
Outer Corner: HIP Gilded Duo dark side (outer V)
Cheeks: True Romantic
Lips: Prestige Lipstick in Raisin
Liner: Purple and black winged out
Lower lash liner: Turquoise Ulta Automatic liner

Base: UDPP
Lid: NYX Eye Pencil in Rust
Crease: Bold & Brazen
Highlight/Inner Corner: Antiqued
Cheeks: Breezy
Mascara: Sexy Curves

Base: UDPP Sin
Lid: Star Violet
Crease: Dark Blue from NYX Lake Moss Trio
Highlight: NYX Pearl e/s in Gold/Champagne
Inner corner: Darker golden NYX pearl shadow