These took... forever to do. More on them later, and a decent post- but I've been very busy lately. They are tied up in these pics- they reach to the bottom of my neck, and my hair is past collarbone length stretched.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Here we go-
Gold Feather is aptly named, but not so pretty, IMO. It looks yellow-gold in the bottle, but it's more of a gold sheer-orange with a green flash that is MUCH stronger than what came out in the above pic. It does look like an iridescent bird feather, to me.
Pardon the crap pic. :/ Here it is layered with 2010, which was pretty fitting. Close up:
Next is Peacock Feathers, which couldn't be more accurate (Well it could, as Peacocks are more green than blue, but whatever). I is blue and duochromes from purple through to green and sometimes a bit of gold. This part is pic-heavy:
Next is Purple Beach, another uncannily named polish. It does have a weird sandy side. It goes from silvery-purple through copper and pink to gold and green. A really -nice- green, too. The base is a deep muted teal/ciel color.
Such a nice color, but here comes its new cousin- ORLY SPACE CADET. This polish is the third out of the Cosmic FX Collection that I wanted. The rest are too plain and dupe-y (really, the whole collection is, save for the finish of the three I have). On to the many many pics!
Crazy awesome finish and stronger duochrome, compared to Purple Beach.. I like them both, though. BTW the Orly Cosmic FXs wear like iron! Ciao!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Purple Rain is so. pretty. For some reason when I looked at pics of it online I didn't realized it was a holo. Now I like my holos solid. I don't like scattered ones like CC Wild at Heart or the Milani ones. But super sparse is nice. I love polishes that have a bit of a 'magic' look to them. This is 3 coats of the dark violet (with lighter purple glitter) jelly.
I ordered some samples from a seller on Etsy, Spectrum, a while back, received them, loved the selection and prices so much that I went back and bought like 25+ of them. $3 for a 3 oz. jar (except the glitters), not bad. Here's what I got!
2nd pic to show glitter
This is Chocolate and Cinnamon, Dirty Girl, Sassy, Custom Matte Grey (I wanted something in the same tone as Nimbus without the shimmer. She is a really great mixtress!), Nimbus, Midnight (the glitter) and Frostbite. C&C is a copper tinged reddish brown (much stronger irl), Dirty Girl is a taupe/mushroom shimmer, Sassy is actually a pale buff, but the blue flash is so strong my skintone overpowers the base color and leaves just it. It actually looks really nice thinner. The other colors pretty much speak for themselves.
Eos 2 and Eos (both the same sort of color as Mac Red Brown. I Eos 2 is like Urban Decay Bruise and Eos is like Orly Galaxy girl. I already have two colors like this, one a dupe and one that's more green than teal, with a base more brown than red, but I want to use them in frankens). Snapdragon, Cordial, Brick, Fatality (a sample she included~), Custom Matte Orange (I told her I wanted a burnt orange/pumpkin and she got it RIGHT on the nail!), Tango, Dubloon and Aztec.
Bottom right, Raven is a duochrome.
This is Key Lime (an included sample), Radioactive by Glittersniffer, not Spectrum*, Custom Matte Green (I asked for army drab/olive. Once again, just what I asked for!), Forrestry (L) and that dumb expensive green from The Balm (R) that isn't as deep OR shiny. >:/, Peacock, Scale, Dragonfly, Ferric and Raven.
Dementia next to Amber by Glittersniffer*, and then a purple by Orglamix (just wanted to see if it was like Dementia. It's so not.), Poe, Iris and Haze. The liner is UD Ecstasy, and Spectrum totally sells a pigment that matches it, called Lenore. I just didn't get it because I pussed out on the brightness.
All in all I am totally and completely pleased. The seller was nice, is clearly good at what she does, shipped fast, the packaging was intact and spill-less, and there is a great..'spectrum' (lol) of colors in her shop, which is here. Do go and take a look around!
*Here's the Glittersniffer debaucle from a year or so ago: I bought a bunch of colors from her shop, including a peachy pink color. I don't like pink, but I like matte peachy pinks on my lids. When I got my order, it wasn't there, but there was a barbie pink and a matte hot pink instead. I messaged her and said I figured there must be some mistake, but she said no, she just didn't have the one I ordered, and sent those instead.
Now to this I replied that I wish she had simply told me, since I don't enjoy pinks and would gladly wait for her to make the requested pigment again, or just get a refund. As it stood, I now had TWO colors I didn't want instead of the one I paid for.
She outright refused to make more of the color I wanted, and said she wouldn't refund me since she sent the other two colors. This did not sit well with me. I told you what I wanted, paid for it, you sent me something else. Fix it or give me my money back, right? Well, I told her my opinion in a far more polite but no less firm manner. It went like this (verbatim c&p):
Thursday, September 2, 2010
So FINALLY I'm posting the end of my Zoya haul! These are the Hot Lips I bought. The colors I -wanted- weren't all listed on the site, so I had to go hunting for them. The good part is I found them on other sites. The bad thing is they are the old formulas, full of parabens, and I don't want to wear them. But I figured I'd swatch them... for science. These balms are thick and can gunk up a little. I can see why they call them balms and not glosses.
Alias, Voodoo, Gypsy and Resolution
Also, Tokidoki's Devil Girl was calling me, because the formula on these is WAY better than the one on the NYXs I have, and the girlie on the top is cute. This gloss is insanely red in the sunlight, inside the tube.
pardon the glitter, it's from the Zoyas.
Also, here is a surprisingly long-wearing polish, the taupe from Hot Topic. I've worn this all week from Saturday- it didn't chip until yesterday, and it hasn't chipped at all, since. God I love that bottle.
Speaking of skulls, here are some shadows I bought (like an idiot, you can get the same thing on Etsy for like 3 bucks... I remembered later) from Sephora. The left is a green I forget the name of from Shady Lady THE BALM or whatever, and the right is the cuuuuute Romeo from Tokidoki. THE BALM's shadow has a great color payoff, it's almost hard to remove easily.
aw, cute, a heart and crossbones.
With a skull shape inside <3<3
Ah, and what else do we have today? NUBARRRR HAUL.
Purple rain, Purple Beach, 2010, Gold Leaf, Peacock Feather, Gold Feather (totally mislabeled below o.0) Iris dust and Moon Shadow.
I. Can't. Wait.