a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: May 2015

Swatch Sundays: China Glaze In a Lily Bit

Hello Lovelies! I was surprised when I realized I hadn’t swatched this up yet, I use it as a base in so many of my stamping designs! This is China Glaze In a Lily Bit, it’s a bleached pastel purple, it looks pink at a […]

Cheerful Chevrons

Hello Lovelies!I haven’t pulled out any crellies in ages, so I kept today’s design pretty simple to show off the full awesomeness of Model’s Own Magpie. Magpie is a bright teal blue creme with hex and micro black glitters, shown below is three coats. I […]

Arabian nights, beneath Arabian moons

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I saw a re-make of these nails on Cubbiful, and I’ve tracked down the original design here at Let’s Nail Moscow. I’ve always loved the old style of buildings with rounded tops and steeples, so I had to re-create these myself.

These started with a base of L.A Colors Gel Finish Daring, then I sponged e.l.f Mod Mauve over it, and added a super thin coat of The Color Workshop Gold Digger. I used Daring again for all of the buildings, and outlined them with OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonderland and my striper brush. I finished it all off with a shiny topcoat!

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A peek into my week

Hello Lovelies!Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:Reading: Bad Dreams by Kim Newman,Watching: Supernatural, Ore Monogatari! Magi: The Kingdom of Magic,Song stuck in my head: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri,Wearing: my AoT shirt,Buying: a new exciting face mask to try out,Eating: bbq pork buns […]

It’s not easy being green

Hello Lovelies! I was playing around with the new Salon Perfect neons, and I came up with this bright gradient! This started with a base of Salon Perfect Loopy Lime, and then I created the gradient with L.A Colors Colors Craze Seashell and Salon Perfect […]

Mini Posts: Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review

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I bought this because the super cute packaging caught my eye, but it turned out to be a really good mascara, so I’m doing a quick review of it today!

This is Essence Lash Princess, it has a pretty dry formula that dries fast, it clumps a little bit, but doesn’t turn into full out spider lashes. I usually curl my lashes, but these pics are uncurled because I wanted to show off the mascara by itself. It has a large tapered wand, since it’s a larger wand than average, it’s a bit tricky to get at my lower lash line. It doesn’t cause any fall out or flaking throughout the day, and it’s not too stiff so I’ll be using this often in my makeup routine!

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Swatch Sundays: China Glaze First Mate

Hello Lovelies! First off this polish gets major brownie points for being a one coater, that one of the best things a polish can do in my book. This is China Glaze First Mate, it’s a creamy medium navy blue that applies like a dream. […]

Let’s run away and join the circus

Hello Lovelies! I’ve had quite a few stamping fails in the past couple weeks because I keep picking colors that don’t contrast enough, so my stamping doesn’t show up at all, or it ends up looking very subtle. So I’ve decided to try painting some […]

Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara and Intensify Me! Liquid Liner review

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I’m reviewing the Covergirl Voxbox today! I was sent the box by Influenster, and it came with the brand new Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara and the Intensify Me! Liquid Liner in Intense Black. The first pic here is just the eyeliner, with bare lashes. It’s a felt tip paddle shaped liner, you can tip it on it’s side for thin lines, or use the flat end for thicker lines. It’s one of the better felt tip liners I’ve tried, but it still tugged at my lid a bit while I was using it, it didn’t hurt, just felt a bit strange. 
This isn’t a water proof liner, and it did smudge up on me throughout the day, but I’m pretty rough on my liners since my eyes like to tear up. It has a nice opacity to it, I didn’t have to go over any spots twice.

The second pic is with two coats of The Super Sizer mascara in Very Black. It has a plastic tapered wand, and the instructions advise you to twirl the wand as you apply the mascara to get maximum length. It didn’t really give me any volume, but I got some pretty nice length with it, and it didn’t clump. I hate the spidery lash look, so it passed that test! This is a semi-wet mascara, and it dried pretty fast, with no flaking or fallout throughout the day.

So overall I’d recommend The Super Sizer mascara, and you’re probably better off skipping the liner. I’ll always pick a brush liner over felt tips.

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Mini Posts: Swatch Sundays L.A Colors Color Craze Hottie

L.A Colors Color Craze Hottie is a neon coral orange creme, this is two coats with topcoat. It has a strong pink undertone, but my camera refused to pick it up. L.A Colors seems to have really upped their game lately, I’m loving their cremes! […]

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