Friday, February 24, 2012

'HAUL: Dior Addict EXTREME Lipsticks and NARS'...

I'm pretty much obsessed with my Dior Addict lippies, so when I saw the new EXTREME lipsticks on I immediately searched the internet for swatches =) Unfortunately back when I ordered there weren't too many swatches to come by, so I just picked two and went for it! Here's what I picked up...

Dior Addict EXTREME Lipsticks
Keep reading for colors, swatches, and some NARS! (a bit picture heavy)

Monday, February 20, 2012

'Illamasqua Blush Swatches'...

Illamasqua blushers are my all-time favorite! Every single blush I have purchased from Illamasqua is insanely pigmented and lasts for ages on the skin. I have purchased several and thought it'd be nice to show you swatches side-by-side so you can see the comparisons =)

Illamasqua Blushers
*all are matte unless specified
Top row (left to right): Tweak, Chased, Nymph
Bottom row (left to right): Ambition (shimmer), Lover, Lies (cream)

Illamasqua Blush Swatches
I LOVE each and every shade I own! Often, I will even base the rest of my makeup around the color blush I want to use that day :) You only need the smallest amount, so I can see these lasting me forever! A duo-fiber brush works perfectly for applying them lightly.

Illamasqua Blush Swatches

So have you tried Illamasqua blushers?! What shade is your fav?

P.S. I am currently testing out the Skin Base foundation in #07... I'll do swatches and a review once I get a chance to really use it and form a good opinion =)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

'HAUL: CHANEL Spring Stuff!'...

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't own a CHANEL quad? Sometimes it sure feels like it, so I decided to change that ;) I'm working on getting some swatches of the quad, but for now I thought I would show you the other bits I purchased!

This first product I have been thinking about getting for ages.. it was reading Sandra's blog post on it that made me finally take the plunge and shell out for it!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

*2012 Grammy Awards Fashion*

Normally I don't do fashion posts, but I just can't help myself!! I literally just finished watching the pre-Grammy show on tv and all I can say is WOW! Some of the women looked freaking amazing. Seriously. Here's three of my favorites =)

Jessie J @ 2012 Grammy Awards
Jessie J looked so good!!! If you get a chance you really need to see video of this gorgeous gown.. it was like she was wearing a million mirrors that just reflected the light in a million different directions! And I don't know anyone who pulls off fringe like Jessie J.

Katy Perry @ 2012 Grammy Awards
I  don't know what it is about this dress but I just think Katy Perry looked like the epitome of sophisticated retro sexy. Uhhh holy crap I just love it =)

Rihanna @ 2012 Grammy Awards 
Rihanna took my breath away when I saw her being interviewed. These pictures do not do her or her dress any justice!!! In the pic below you can see how gorgeous and luminous her skin was...
Rihanna @ 2012 Grammy Awards
She even helped design this Giorgio Armani dress. It fits her like a glove!
Rihanna @ 2012 Grammy Awards

Do you ever check out what celebrities wear to award shows?? Any favorite celeb styles?


'NOTD: RICA!!!!'...

Another Zoya polish... what has gotten into me?! ;)

Zoya nail lacquer in "RICA"
Zoya nail lacquer in "RICA"
This is a polish from last summer's collection (if I remember correctly).. super shimmery!!! And as if I needed to add anything, I put some of OPI's "Bring On The Bling" on my ring finger.

Zoya nail lacquer in "RICA", OPI nail lacquer in "Bring On The Bling"

What are you wearing on your nails?? And am I the only one dying waiting for China Glaze's Hunger Games collection to come out?!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

'Shop MAC & Permanent Products HAUL'...

Ok so I realize this collection is/will be done to death buuuut I wanted to share what I picked up, because I'm excited about it! Here we go...

Shop MAC Collection
Click to see what I got with swatches!! (picture heavy)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

NOTD: Poke =)

This polish has been sitting on my nail polish rack for ages, I have no clue why I haven't used it yet! It's amazing and bold and makes me smile =)

Illamasqua nail varnish in "Poke"
Illamasqua nail varnish in "Poke"... I love this purple! Almost opaque in 1 coat, I added a second just to be safe. In pictures it is looking a bit more cool-toned, but this is definitely a red based purple and has a beautiful sheen. Illamasqua's polishes continue to impress me!

And for my glitter nail...

OPI nail lacquer Designer Series in "DS Temptation"
OPI nail lacquer in "DS Temptation"... I'm not sure why this kept photographing so blue. This polish looks much much more purple in person, both in the bottle and on the nail. It's a gorgeous glitter polish with base of purple glitter and holographic pieces that go from blue to green to almost yellow.

Illamasqua nail varnish in "Poke", OPI nail lacquer in "DS Temptation", OPI RapiDry Top Coat
OPI RapiDry Top Coat... My favorite top coat =)

Have you tried Illamasqua polishes?? I think I'm definitely picking up the hot pink color they have (the name escapes me) for this summer!

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