Sunday, September 30, 2012

Revlon Nail Art Stencils: Bows

Is it just me or does it seem like new collections are being released more frequently this fall. Wandering through my Walgreens to pick up some cold remedies and what not, I came across Revlon's Sweetly Sinister nail art display. It's obviously gearing towards Halloween, but some of the stencils aren't Halloween specific.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

DIY Lace Twistbands or Ribbon Ties

I have to say, that I never anticipated the popularity of my DIY Twistband post. It was my first post to blogger and at the time, I figured that since I was able to successfully replicate these cute hair ties, I would share my knowledge. Very recently, a comment mentioned lace Twistbands and that had me considering my own attempt at lace ones. After my original post, I came across black lace foldover trim at my local fabric outlet and I bought a yard for $0.50 just to see if it would turn out well. FYI, one yard of trim can produce around 5 hair ties, so it's $0.10 a piece!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nyx: Summer Peach

Today, I present you with a post about Nyx's Summer Peach blush. I had purchased this at Sears over the recent summer. Really, the last place I expected to see Nyx cosmetics was at Sears, but I'm not going to complain about availability!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Maybelline Color Show: Metal Icon

Welcome back fall shades! I've been rather excited to be dipping into all my fall nail colors and the first one I decided to start with was Maybelline's new limited edition Color Show polish in Metal Icon.

To be honest, I had to spend quite a bit of time deciding on how I would describe this shade. At the moment, I'm satisfied with calling it a smokey gunmetal grey color with copper or bronze particles mixed in. If I spent anymore time trying to decipher the composition of this polish, I'd probably go cross-eyed quick. The coppery addition really warms up this polish while giving more depth and texture. I also really love the fact that this color is so wearable and matches with almost everything. It's definitely a classy but edgy shade without being too loud.

The application was wonderfully easy and smooth with this one. I did have to use 3 coats to have a completely even opaqueness though. Clean up was a bit tricky because all the little bits of shimmer are rather stubborn, but that seems to be a regular issue whenever I use foil type polishes anyways.

The one bummer is the fact that all the Color Show polishes are only 0.23 fl. oz. for $5.49 at my local Walgreens. Maybelline really skimped on the amount of product being sold with the Color Show line. The bottle shape is also deceiving since I thought it was around standard size when I purchased it and didn't bother checking the numbers. I later compared it to one of my Wet n' Wild Chrome bottles, which is 0.29 fl. oz and the Maybelline bottle looked like the bigger one. So I'd definitely wait for some sort of sale before picking up any more polishes for Maybelline in the future. In the mean time, since I already own Metal Icon, I'm going to enjoy it.