Hmm.. SPF 10 for a night cream? I wonder why..
It looks interesting and I hve heard that silk is good for your skin. But this sample is so small. I wonder how many days I can use it for. I should’ve had this on me when I went for lunch just now! My friend tried on my hand cream and almost immediately had an allergic reaction! She said it was itchy at first but elevated to stinging pain in under 20 minutes. I feel so bad about it D:
Without top coat you can see that the polishes really brings out the bumps and dents on my nails. It dries to a semi matte finish too.
But once I apply top coat you can see that the polish immediately changes! When glossy, the polish becomes a gorgeous jeweled toned purple!
With top coat the Galactic Evolution really shines! It now takes on a new look altogether!
If this was to be a textured polish I would say that there isn’t enough gritty bits to pull it off. If it is a regular polish then I would imagine that I got a bad batch which just wasn’t shaken up enough.
I tried to hide the texture with top coat but it didn’t really work out.
I was actually surprised by these polishes! Never would I have thought that they were all good to go in one coat. Defnitely a +1 for opacity!
I have 1 qualm though. These polishes smell really different from normail nail polishes. The usual nail polish-y chemical smell wasn’t there. But in place of it a strong paint smell. Not paint like the ones you use on your walls, but art paint. Poster colors to be exact! The smell doesn’t really bother me so I do not see that I would keep them hidden in my drawer for too long.
Overall, I like this colors and as I am typing this I am thinking of the different ways I could use them – especially for stamping
And last but definitely not least – Jacqueline Burchell Nail Polishes Lacquer.
OK, fine. To be fair, I am wearing 2 polishes on my nails in these photos and both of them are from the same swap.
And finally – a night shot! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this! Fantasy Fire even looks gorgeous under a street light at night! I took this in the car while picking up a friend. I didn’t really notice at first but when I glanced down at my nails I was blown away and attempted a photo with my crappy camera (and succeeded to capture one good photo!).
The idea was to do a ombre manicure at the same time actually, one of the many nail art techniques that I have yet to pull off successfully!
What do you think? Does it count as an ombre manicure?
But dents and smudges aside, I think the pairing of these 2 polishes look really good. And my nail art over these? I think it’s pretty cool as well! Come on by and check it out tomorrow.
I just love bargains! And this is definitely a winner in my books
*Discounts are only until the 8th of February*
Calypso Gold is like no other gold nail polish in my collection. It is a really cool toned gold compared to the rest of them. It is really light, almost like a champagne color. It also applied gorgeously in 2 thin coats. Dry time was amazing too!
I am going to use this polish as a base for tomorrows challenge. Stay tune to see what I have come up with
I quickly but carefully took off the ribbon and opened the box to see these beauties looking back at me! This box was meant to be the February a.k.a. Valentines box so it was really nice to see petals and even a box of scented roses in it!
Polishes I used in this manicure:
Sally Hansen Purple Potion
Cult Nails Hypnotize Me
Glitzology Purple Rain
Etude House CPP001
OPI That’s Hot Pink
OPI Alpine Snow
OPI Black Onyx
It it said to be a dupe for Dollish Polish’s Expecto Patronum and Pretty and Polished Wherever you go, I Virgo. Anyone has those or have done a comparison of them?
Don’t you think they look just gorgeous together? Even the green leaves stood out over Green-wich Village!
I layered only one coat of Dance Education over Zoya Dove, a grey cream which I love! I actually went back and forth while picking the base color for this polish. I wanted to layer it ovver something that can show off all the different glitters in Dance Education. Do you think picked a good color?
I love how these glitters came together. Although I have seen polishes in the same color combination before, this is definitely a one of a kind polish in my stash :)
Here are all the products lined up nicely.
Cellinique | Skin Action Sebum Gel (RM159/30ml)
Say goodbye to those pesky blackheads and whiteheads! This sebum gel packs a punch with its phyto bio-engineering formulation gel, controlling skin congestion and reducing blackheads to leave you with clearer, smoothing skin.
Pamper your skin after a long day with SANTE’s organic nourishing body lotion. Complete with harmonising and memorable scent, it features precious organic camellia oil that is bound to leave your skin feeling irresistibly smooth and soft.
Voted by you as a must-have-can’t-leave-home-without-it item! This long-lasting waterproof eyeliner will take you through an entire day of sweat, tears and rubbing.
Brighten up your skin before a big night out! With white rose hydrosol and kiwi essence, this mask instatly whitens and hydrates skin to give you that radiant glow.
Feel luxuriously moisturised with the homemade goodness of Claire Organic’s soaps. Made only from fresh and natural high quality ingredients such as organic virgin olive oil and essential oils, each soap is manually cut and carefully cured for 45 days.
What do you think? Yay or nay?
A few weeks, or was it maybe a couple of months ago, Maria from Cult Nails announced that they were going to have a special collection for their 2 year anniversary. Not many details were given I think. Or maybe my stalking skills aren’t that good yet. LOL!
Anyways, Maria just annouced the new collection today! There will be 3 polishes in this collection: Tempest a high gloss self leveling white; Blaze a glowing gold and copper glitter; and Fetish a wax look finish!
And you know what the best part of this Anniversary Colletion is?
There will be a pair of earrings with every bottle of Blaze. There are 3 possibilities of earrings that you might get.
A) a pair of Cubic Zirconia earrings
B) a pair of 1/2 carat genuine diamond earrings and
C) a pair of 1 carat genuine diamond earrings!!
I am not kidding!! Pop by and read their blog post if you do not believe me!
Did I mention that these polishes will be at a special price too? $30 for 3 bottles, which is more than a 15% discount!
AND free shipping on all orders above $50. Even international orders!
What are you waiting for? Hurry on and buy yourselves a pair of diamond earrings!
and if you do not like them I am happy to keep them for you.
Even I, with my crappy camera, could capture the rainbows in this polish! *win!*
Next up is the Hand & Foot Salve in Eucalyptus (50g/RM17.90). Nope, I haven’t had the time to even play with this product. I actually bought this for le boyfriend who has really dry feet. We’ll see how this item works out in few months (if he uses it regularly that is!)
I layered 2 coats of All or Nothing over a silver base. I can’t recall which though =/
Bokeh shot anyone?
But surprisingly it took me only 3 coats to reach the opacity in the photos here. I do have to say though, my VNL is not as obvious as it is in these photos. Camera and lighting problems I guess.
One more thing, aside from looking pinkish, Scandalous also turned neon on me! LOL! Tres weird!
I think the combination, though a little simple, is still really cool. From far, many people have asked how I dotted the blue and pink on the white! LOL
And finally, the finger where Cotton Candy applied the best – my right thumb!
The flakies in Seduction flashes red, blue, purple and the occasional green – which was crazy hard to capture on camera!
I am not a big fan of blue polishes or dark polishes but I am really in love with First Mate! I have plans to layer a glitter polish over this beauty but I am putting it off for a little bit more
Application of Witchy Woman was easy peasy! All the glitters came out nicely in one swipe. No dabbing required!
I got my Cosmoibox just in time for Christmas last month. The box was presented just as classy as before – baby pink, black and white all over!
Once I tore back the tissue paper, this is what was in it. Samples. All Samples. To be honest, after all the hype on Cosmobox’s Facebook page, I was a little disappointed.
Below are leaflets on the different items in this month’s Cosmobox.
The first thing I opened was the Sebastian Hair Care Box.
In it, 3 sachets – shampoo, conditioner and treatment for colored hair. Hmm.. I am not too fond of this, for one because my hair isn’t colored and I did not expect to receive sachets in my box. Needless to say I have not used it, I would most probably pack it in my bag when I’m off on a short trip some time next this year.
Sebastian Light | Shampoo (250ml/ RM64)
Purifying Sebastians’ mind to the notion of clean with the weightless shine shampoo and conditioner
Sebastian Light | Conditioner (250ml/ RM69)
Pro-shine conditioners cleanse and purify the hair’s condition for weightless, flawless shine. color safe.
Sebastian Hydre | Treatment (150ml/ RM89)
Intense nourishment formula rehydrates dry, frizzy and chemically treated hair for invigorated silky body and bounce. color safe.
The next item in the box was a pouch of Yadah Cosmetics items. I personally have never heard of them but their packaging does look really cute! In it was 2 bottles of Vitamin Toner and 2 bottle of Vitamin emulsion, 1 sachet of Sun Cream SPF40 and another of Angel BB Cream SPF20. I have heard some good reviews on the BB Cream. It is definitely next on my to-try list!
Yadah | Vitamin Toner (80ml/ RM49)
Enriched with organic Opuntia Ficus (cactus) to soothe and hydrate the skin. Formulated with orange and lemon extracts filled with vitamins to help refresh, tone and brighten skin.
Yadah | Vitamin Emulsion (80ml/ RM49)
This light matte-fluid when paired with he Yadah Vitamin Toner leaves skin naturally moist, brightened and velvety soft.
Yadah | Sun Cream SPF40 PA++ (50ml/ RM35)
An extremely gentle and light weight waterproof oil-free cream that offers effective protection against harmful UV rays. Natural and organic-based extracts make it less irritating to the skin
Yadah | Angel BB Cream SPF20 PA++ (40ml/ RM49)
A multi-functional makeup base and primer with botanical vitamins and skincare benefits including anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidant, brightening, UV sun protection, moisture and sebum control
Owh yea! There was also a RM10 voucher for Yadah products. All I need to do now is to hunt down a Yadah store.
My favorite product in this box so far – benefit they’re Real mascara. I was thinking to get this mascara for ages but have never jumped the gun and I am so glad that I didn’t!
benefit | they’re Real! Mascara (8.5g/RM85)
A mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. This jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
I haven’t tried this product out yet. Too many opened mascaras in my drawers to open another.
And last but not least, a roll of red ribbon, a Santa Hat hair clip and mini First Aid Salve from *Bisou* Bon Bon.
*Bisou* Bon Bon First Aid Salve (25g/ RM16.00)
An oinment for elbow graze, insect bites, finger burns, eczema patch and irritating rashes. Infused with antiseptic tea-tree oil, lavender, shea butter, rose hip oil, vitamin E, manuka honey and chamomile.
I do not have this product with me because on the day I received my Cosmobox a friend of mine mentioned that she had bad bed bug bites from a hotel she went to. What better way to put this little First Aid Salve to the test right? Before I passed this to my friend, I did take a whiff of it. It reminds me very much of Burt’s Bees Hand Salve.
I have to admit here, I placed an order with *Bisou* Bon Bon since I got this box and purchased some of her other goodies. She has *awesome* customer service and even though I gave away most of what I bought for Christmas present, I am very happy with my purchases from her!
I love 2 out of 5 products. Not that bad but definitely not good. All in all, I am rather disappointed in this months box but I do have 4 more months to go! Lets hope that the girls behind Cosmobox will do better in the coming months.
This is a personal review, I am in no way associated with Cosmobox or any of the brands featured here.
In the front : Ghostlike Charm and Reindeer Games
And there we have it! My great Australian polish Comparison. *phew~~*
Much better now
I really kinda like this look. I may re-do it as soon as I get a new bottle of Seche Vite or maybe my Cult Nail Wicked Fast topcoat will come in the mail soon!
P/S Just in case anyone was wondering, the dots on my ring finger was created by adding some white polish (OPI Alpine Snow) to Coney Island Cotton Candy