December 11, 2012

China Glaze - Splish Splash

Hello guys!
With all of the snow and clouds lately here in The Netherlands, I've wanted to show you a bright blue neon! This is from the China Glaze Summer Neons collection. It's the only one I've picked out from this collection, and I am happy I did!

My camera did NOT like this colour at all! The colour is a bit more saturated in reallife.

Like any neon, this dries up fairly dull. The swatches are with topcoat. I slapped on 2 coats, and even though IRL you can't see a visible nailline, I did notice it when editing the photos. The formula is a bit on the thick side, but nothing you can't work with.






Basecoat: Essence studio nails 24/7 nail base.
Topcoat: INM Out the door.

December 2, 2012

Max Factor - Fantasy Fire

Hello dearies!

(Yes, I've just been watching Once Upon a Time, can't help acting like Rumple).
Today I have for you the so called dupe of the unicorn pee (a.k.a Clarins 230). Since I've known it went on retail here in The Netherlands, I knew I had to get my hands on one! I walked into my local drugstore and I found the last one in stock!
Just looking at all the pretty colours in the bottle makes me almost drool!

I've swatched it onto Illamasqua's Faux Pas, which is an awesome purple with a special "rubber" finish. (I will make another blogpost about this beauty soon). I only put one coat on, and it blew my mind away. Unfortunately, there was no sun out, but I managed to capture a small bit of this beauty.



Shade

 
Daylight


This is a bit blurry, but you can see pretty sparkles! This was taken with flashlight.

 
The swatches honestly don't do this polish justice. It is just pure awesome in a tiny bottle!

I also heard that it was not only going retail at the Etos, but there were also some rumours flying around you could get it now at Kruidvat. So if you live in the Netherlands, get it while you can!