Monday, February 27, 2017

Lady Bug Nails

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How cute is this set of lady bug nails? It was actually very easy to do. 


Here's a shot of the manicure at the Florence Duomo in Italy!


For the base, I used a shimmery red and a black polish.



Then, I painted a half circle at the tips of the 2 red nails using the brush from the black polish bottle. I then used my black nail striper to paint a straight line down the center.



I then painted some polka dots on the rest of the nail with my dotting tool.



I added the eyes using with bigger dots of white and then a smaller dot of black inside each white dot once it was dried.


Polishes Used:
Red & Black - Kiko
White & Black Striper - Color Club
Dotting Tool


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ipsy Feb 2017 Unboxing and First Impression

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Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that comes with a new makeup bag and 5 beauty sample products for the price of $10 USD/month.

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This month's makeup bag is a denim fabric with a bright orange zipper and trim. This style didn't impress me as much as the other previous bags.

What I got this month:



NYX - Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry - 4.5 g
I really like this shade as it is still winter season and I like to wear darker lip shades during this time. I have tried the Butter Lipstick line before and knew how nice they feel. They are creamy and smooth on the lips just like the name suggested! It has a creamy shiny finish too. Like!



Luxie Beauty - Blush Brush 514
I have received a couple of brushes from this brand before from Ipsy and have been enjoying them. This brush is a bit small for my liking as a blush brush. Maybe it is more suitable for an undereye setting brush for me. The bristles are bendy and not too dense.




Elizabeth Mott - Matte Bronzer - 0.7 g
This is a VERY tiny sample sized product for a bronzer which is not practical since most people use a large brush for bronzer. Anyway, the texture is smooth and it swatches nice on the hand. I just think I will not reach for this as a bronzer for its size. I might use this as an eye shadow though. It is quite pigmented and I think the product itself is not bad.



True Botanicals - Resurfacing Moisture Mask - 7 g
This mask claims to exfoliate and hydrate for a radiant skin in just five minutes. I love facial masks and I do at least one everyday! This will be put to good use for sure!

The Organic Pharmacy - Lip and Eye Cream - 10 ml
A cream for both lips and eyes? I am very intrigued. I love receiving organic skincare especially eye cream and I can't wait to try this out. I have found on Ipsy's product page that "On your eyes, it reduces puffiness, dark circles, and lines. On your pout, it hydrates and makes lips look plump and moist." Interesting that it works for both lips and eyes. Let's see how it performs.




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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Textured Royal Blue Dotticure

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I quite like how this set of simple yet interesting manicure turned out. 


Here's a shot of my mani with the real David sculpture by Michelangelo in the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy!



I love this sandy textured royal blue polish by Pupa! I used a total of two coats to achieve this intensity.



On the middle and 4th finger nails, I used a black and a white all over. Then I simply put some black dots on the white nails in a cross shape and a few more dots on the index finger and the pinky to complete the look.


Polishes Used:
White - Julep
Textured Blue - Pupa
Black - Kiko
Dotting Tool


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Friday, February 03, 2017

Green Dry Brush Tips

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I was quite happy with this set of simple but interesting looking manicure using the dry brush technique to create the soft grass like looking green tips!


Here's a shot of my mani with the gorgeous architecture of a church in Venice, Italy!


For the base, I used a cream beige color and a dark green polish on the pinky.



Then I used the same dark green polish to start my first layer of dry brushing on the tips on the cream colored nails.



And I simply added another layer of dry brushing using a lighter green color and that was it! Quick and easy!


Polishes Used:
Light Green - Mineral Fusion
Beige and Dark Green - Julep

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