Friday, July 13, 2012

And I said what about.....?

This post is in honour of my friend whose wedding I am lucky enough to be attending this weekend.  
We went to Make-up school together and she always complains I wear too many neutral eye looks.  So this weekend with her Breakfast at Tiffanys themed reception I have definitely got to bust out the winged eye liner skills, or lack thereof.  I really need practice!

Back to the star of this post, the infamous China Glaze For Audrey.  
TBH I had seen this polish so many times and it never really grabbed me but when I managed to get it cheap, I decided to see what the fuss was about.

China Glaze For Audrey
This gorgeous turquoise is amazing and I now completely understand why everyone raves about it!  It is just the right shade of blue/green to look good against my skin.
It was a bit thick to apply but covered well in 2 coats and was excellent at masking my ridges. 

I think it would look good paired with A England's Galahad.

Now to practice that eyeliner and decide if I could get away with this polish to a wedding...?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Try it on Tuesday - Color Club Worth the Risque

It's Tuesday again! Well to be honest in the part of the world I live its halfway through Wednesday.  Technicalities aside, here's my mani of a polish I haven't previously used.

 Color Club Worth the Risque

Ok so I have only had this polish for a week so it's not like it's a long term untried or anything. 
I scored a Color Club Femme Fatale mini pack cheap which included 2 holos, a black and a white. I decided to try the silver holo first. It didn't disappoint! And in the sunshine..... Boy did it sparkle. I'm really looking forward to trying the other holo in this pack revvvoloution which I have wanted for aaages. And from swatching the black and white on a nail wheel, they seem thick enough for some stamping.
Yay finally a mani without a ring figure accent!

And of course what holo post would be complete without the blurry pic to show the rainbow goodness?

Thanks for visiting xox

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Try it on Tuesday - Color Club Disco Dress

This is my first contribution to Try it on Tuesday.  
Participating will help with one of the biggest aims of starting my blog, that is to encourage the use of so many products I haven’t shown enough or even any love to.  
Thanks for setting this challenge ladies and for making all of us feel welcome to join in.  
To see a list Jilltastic is keeping on her blog of those participating, click here.

I’m going to show 2 untrieds today.  A nail polish and a lipstick.
First up is the Nail polish - Color Club Disco Dress.

 Color Club Disco Dress with Color Club Pucci-Licious as an accent on ring finger

As neons do it dries to a matte finish.  I have left my index finger without top coat so you can see the original finish of it.  The ring finger accent is another Color Club from an earlier purchase it's Pucci-Licious which I love.
I was lucky enough to score an absolute bargain from the best place to get Color Club polishes in New Zealand, Usanailsonline.  They recently had a deal to buy the entire 23 Poptastic collection for under NZ$60.  I couldn't resist the bargain even though I already have so many neons from Color Club.  During a previous special they had 24 for $24. Needless to say I ordered 2 lots and got 48 polishes only 5 of which were duplicates. I know I don't need that many neons but they make my storage rack look like such a pretty & bright rainbow :)  

Photo Taken before I acquired the Poptastic Collection

Next up is a lipstick I craved after seeing a review and swatches on Vampy Varnish here.
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cava.  But alas I knew it was a brand I would never be able to obtain. That is until NZSale had Bite beauty available.  But would they have Cava?  I opened the sale with so much anticipation and Yuss! they had Cava and so many others it took me a while to decide on what to buy.  The shipping cost makes it better to purchase a few products rather than just one, or thats what we tell ourselves right?  

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cava

Cava is a nude that is on the pink and even slightly mauve side.  So really the picture is not at all colour acurate and therefore is just to show you how cute tube is that it comes in.

WARNING close up of my lips coming!  Oops too late.

I love these sorts of shades for everyday wear as I think they really suit my colouring.  This is more colour accurate though it is less pink and more neutral in real life.

It is incredibly creamy on my lips though not in a moisturising way because it sits on your lips rather than being soaked up therefore it stays on well.  

Gosh I feel like that was such a  long post and the photos are a bit of a mish-mash but I just had a bit  to share and a few photos backing up.

Thanks for visiting
Jewells xox