Monday, May 25, 2009

Giveaway Alert - Almond Pie Rich Souffle AND Bruno Jamais Gift Certificate at Lipgloss Break

Another giveaway from Lipgloss Break, click here for more details and to enter.

Open to US residents until June 8.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Giveaway Alert: Wrinkle Arrest Skincare & HealthDropz on Lipgloss Break

Lipgloss Break is having another giveaway!!  

Click HERE for more details and to enter for a chance to win a jar of Wrinkle Arrest Skincare by AminoGenesis AND HealthDropz!!!

Contest open to U.S. residents until May 31st.

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - "Amber Coral"

This was one of the other nail polishes I got for UBER CHEAP ($4.99 for a bag with 10 nail polishes!!). I don't own any other holo's or prismatics or whatever, so this one fascinates me. Haha, I remember seeing these at Rite Aid a couple years ago but never got them.

I'm not super fond of the color itself, but the prism effect is still new to me and I like it.  I am confused as to why this is called "Amber Coral" because it is neither amber nor coral...oh well!  I would classify it as a pinkish red.

Anyways, this is 2 coats (1 does not cover too well). It actually lasts reasonably well, I've had it on again for about 5 days with minimal tip wear. Then again, maybe it has something to do with the 3 coats of Essie "Glamour Do" under it =P

Saturday, May 16, 2009

O.P.I. - "Osaka-to-Me Orange"

Today was another beautiful sunny day so I'm honoring that with a nice, sunny (kind of) color. I looove orange (even though this is my only true orange polish ;P) so this works.

This is kind of a pain to apply properly and get the right color. At 2+ coats it becomes kind of a Halloween-y pumpkin orange, at 1 coat it's a nice, kind of sheer, orange that's not too bright. But VERY hard to control that 1 layer and get it smooth and the same color across all nails.

For swatching purposes this is just 2 thick coats, to make things easy.

(BTW, these pics were taken a few weeks ago, my nails are currently super short and stumpy due to the ultimate frisbee incident. They are growing back, slowly but surely...probably surely to be broken again anyways. Eh oh well, I must set a good example for my piano students =P)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giveaway Alert- Kinesys SPF 30 Girl Sunscreen Spray from Ligloss Break

Lipgloss Break is having another great giveaway, just in time for summer. Click here for a chance to win one of THREE bottles of Kinesys' SPF 30 Girl Sunscreen Microspray.

Contest is open until May 28 to US residents only.

Giveaway Alert - UMI Hair Styling Products on Ligloss Break

Click here and enter for a chance to win UMI Sliquid and D Fuse on Ligloss Break

Contest is open until May 25 to US and Canadian residents only.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Zoya - Harley

Here is Zoya Harley I got from the polish exchange. As with the others, this was taken outside with no direct sunlight. I was really excited about this before getting it, but was kinda bummed because I don't think it goes with my skin tone too well. I'll have to try it again later I guess and see.

Two coats? Maybe 3. It is pretty opaque in one coat already so I'm pretty sure this was just 2 coats. I'm not used to swatching a lot so excuse any bumps or smudges :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Giveaway Alert: Rhassoul Core 5-Piece All Natural Skin Care System at Ligloss Break

Click here to enter to win Rhassoul Core 5-Piece All-Natural Skin Care System by Daybreak Lavender Farms.

The giveaway is by Lipgloss Break, and is open to US and Canadian residents until Monday, May 18.

Zoya - Elodie

So we're currently having a wind/rain storm here...I dunno why I'm still up but I just don't feel like sleepin :)

Here are more of the Zoya pics I took a while ago. Again, I got this with their exchange program.

2 coats. Elodie is super pigmented, and the 2nd coat was more just to make sure things are even. This reeeaallly changes color depending on how/where you're looking at it. In these pics it looks super pink. Sometimes it looks almost like a red, other times more coral-y.