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Tahiti Sunset

For this manicure, and I am seriously thinking about calling them “Mandycures”, I used the new Klean Kolor I got in the mail from my massive amazon credits haul.

This is Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure in “Yellow Kitty” (2 coats) with Klean Kolor (1 coat) ”Tahiti Sunset” layered over. Topped with Seche Vite. It isn’t a color I would usually use- im not into golds and the like, but it struck me as really pretty. It has a clear jelly base with fine gold microglitter, larger but not huge red circle glitter (its def not hex shaped), and silver  rainbow holo (reflects blue, green, red, purple, etc) bars.

and the Mandycure

I liked it well enough but it was rather thick so it didnt last long.

~Mandy

Nubar 2010- first time

This manicure is using Nubar 2010. I got it on Amazon and was surprised to see it for so cheap- around 5 dollars plus 2 dollar shipping. It is really beautiful, all goldy flakies that shimmer orange, red, and sometimes green.

I layered it over Orly Black Vinyl on all but my ring fingers, where it is over China Glaze High Voltage Pink. Then there is a layer of Klean Kolor Fuschia Glitter.

I like how it turned out.

no flash:

all others with flash

and there we have it! I really like this Nubar polish and I can see me buying more as a result. It went on well and only took one coat. Highly rec’d.

What have you layered or used 2010 with?

~Mandy

Nail Polish and other Makeup News- 07/16/11

So, this is going to be a big post. There is a lot of news on the nailpolish and makeup fronts and some things I wanted to share with you all that I have seen over the last weeks.

The first is this company called "Lex Cosmetics". They were reviewed by a blog I read and I went on over to check them out. You can submit ideas for nail polish colors and then if they like them, they are voted on and you can then purchase those colors! I see that people like them, the colors are awesome and the polish applies like a dream. They are big three free as well. Its a very cool idea, and I will be purchasing soon. Another caveat- 1 dollar from the sale of each bottle goes to charity- each color getting thier own charity. To me, this is awesomesauce. :)

A new trend I am noticing in the blogosphere is splatter polish. We did this in the 80s and 90’s and its making a comeback. This is with a different twist and I have found a super tutorial on it. It is located at the “Polishaholic" blog and located HERE. She is someone I have recently started reading and I like her blog a lot.

There are quite a few new collections coming out in the coming weeks, or are working their way out now.

1. China Glaze Metro Collection -  The Polishaholic just put up a great review as has Temptalia. Here she has the “Downtown" and "Uptown" links.

2. Urban Decay has a new pallette out! I love UD and own 9 pallettes as well as singles. This one is in celebration of thier 15th anniversary and it is stellar. I am a broke fool right now, but as soon as I have the ducks, this one is mine. It has 15 ALL NEW shades in it that will only be in this kit. UD is sold out right now, but I hear that Ulta has it. Here is a product description from thier website as well as a pic.

15 year tin

"Included in this kit: Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown), M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Flow (soft peach shimmer), Chase (metallic bright bronze)” 

 

 3. In other UD news- they are also offering 24/7 LIQUID LINER PENS!!! In all sorts of yummy colors. I love the 24/7 pencils, but did not get on the 24/7 shadow pencils train, I didnt think they would be blendable.. I should have. The website describes the liquid liners as this:   "Achieve clean, sharp WATERPROOF lines with shocking ease. The newest addition to our 24/7 franchise is available in a veritable rainbow of long-lasting, highly-pigmented, WATERPROOF color options – shades ranging from matte to glossy to shimmery! (And why would you only buy one? Try them all!) Use the ultra-fine brush tip to create lines that are razor-thin or thick, even and bold. The brush is also short and easy to control, making it ideal for liquid liner newbies. The slim pens are convenient – go ahead and pack ‘em all into your makeup bag – and are color-matched to each shade. "

Personally I want the Woodstock shade, a PINK shocking liquid liner would be the shizznits. Drool. Bobby Dazzle is another.All of the colors would be super to be honest.

4. I am a MAC whore from way back. Nothing beats thier eyes products or thier lip glass and Dazzle glass products in my opinion. I really liked the “Semi Precious" mineralize collections, and they have a ton of new stuff coming out, these are some of my faves :

(I have found the best reviews of collections at Specktra.Net)

- Glam Glass

- Glitter and Ice

- Seasonally Supreme

- Cindy Sherman

But I am most excited about the collection for fall called Mac Make Me Over. This is where they had a casting call (boo I wasnt picked) and chose people to make over. I love this collection. Both Temptalia and Specktra had good reviews on it.

 

I’m sure there is a lot I am missing that I have bookmarked to show you all, but when I think of them I will post!

~Mandy   



30 days of Rimmell Lash Extender

Well it’s been 30 days, and I have my review.

I would have followed it with pictures, but alas- since there wasn’t much of a change, I decided not to.

So, as far as mascara goes- this is my GO TO. Provided that I will not be crying or getting wet in any way. As far as application goes, it surpasses anything I have ever used. My lashes are not clumpy and they get LONG and FULL. It curls them just so, and beats my beloved “Tubes” (I love those primer plus mascara!!). However if you forget to remove this mascara before stepping in the shower be prepared for a burn fest. It really irratates my eyes. Forget crying- burn city!

This mascara also promises to promote the growth of lashes, and I assume it takes longer than 30 days to do it. I will keep at it because I do love the formula. I hope they do a waterproof, and soon!

And there we have it folks.

~Mandy

I promise..

an update is coming soon.

My brother has just left after visiting, I had never met him before now, and only known about him for about 8 years, so it was an awesome visit and had me busy!

In the meantime, I had amazon credits, here is what came in the mail…

Still missing Opi grape, set match.set. This is Nubar “2010”, konad cool red and sky blue, Kleancolor “Tahiti Sunset”, “puppy love”, “silver glitter”, “fuschia glitter”, “peaceful heart”, and “dolly girl”.

deciding how to do my nails.

Also, its been almost 30 days, I have to update about the Rimmell Lash Accelerator. I have notes on it and I have pics… so later.

~Mandy

Hot Zebra Nails

For this weekend, I went with a Zebra Manicure. I started with China Glaze Hologram from the Tronica collection. Its a really nice silver holo that is opaque in two coats. I varied the Konad stamp with two diff Zebra plates from both Bundle Monster (which Im really pissed at- thier finer plates I can not get to stamp, at all) and from Konad. I also alternated the direction I stamped them in so that they wouldnt all be the same. I used the black Konad special polish. Then I outlined some stripes here and there using the Hot Pink nail art pen from Kiss. Two coats Seche Vite and off we go.

this is the left hand:

this is the right:

Now you will notice that my nails are considerably shorter. I am not happy. I went to get a refill, and I did ask for some length to come off, but not this much. They look squatty and fat. I am not pleased with this. They also seem a little thicker. Im going to have to talk to them about it, plus on my left hand ring finger, she really ate up my cuticle. Its pretty painful.

I also did Hilliary, my 13 YRO’s nails. She went with Wet Cement from Sally Hansen stamped with Bundle Monster’s Skull with crossbones and eyepatch. We also used Art Clubs black glitter starts and Seche Vite. Sadly, she seems to now be cursed with my oily nailbeds and we probably should have prepped a little better because her polish is coming off in huge, solid sheets.

that is all for today kiddo’s.

See Ya!

Urban Decay Fun Pallette 06.21.11 DATE NIGHT

So Hubs and I had a date last night. I took the time and half assed photographed my look with my phone. I always use my phone.. I dont know why, I have a camera… anyhow.

On the face its Bare Minerals, Mac Amazon Princess Blush, and MAC Goldy Rocks Dazzle Glass on the lips. The eyes I used the Urban Decay Fun Pallette, the pink is Woodstock, the crease is MAC Smoke and Diamonds, I also have a bit of the Psychedelic Sister in the crease too, Uzi on the highlight, and Flipside under my eyes on the lash line. Liner in MAC Penultimate from Wonder Woman ( I like it cause its FAT) and UD Oil Slick on the waterline. The Mascara is the Rimmell Lash Accelorator Im testing out.

All in all I liked the look.

so here is the picture vomit :)

this one ^^ obv edited a bit to really saturate the colors, those are how they appeared just brightend up a bit

And that, my friends, is that.

:)

Nails of the Day- 06.21.11

This is another of the Wet and Wild’s I got for 99 cents.

This is fuschiarama- its a wonderful fuschia jelly, opaque to my liking in 3 coats. I like it on its own, but better konaded. This is a weird abstract stick pattern, good for wider nails like my thumb bc it can be placed on the sides where it would usually be too narrow. I like haphazard patterns like it. Again this is the prencess white and some Kiss Silver Glitter on some of the stripes. Seche Vite top coat.

yeah I know I need a fill and a clean qtip dipped in acetone…

I like it, I will keep it to my nai appt tomorrow. They always are thrilled when I come in for a fill to see what I have done next. :)

there we have it!!

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