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.
"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!