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Feb 10, 2011

Bridal Fashion

Anthropologie is launching a new bridal line called BHLDN.  It will launch on Valentine's Day!  How perfect!  The gowns are priced around $1,000 - $4,000.  You future brides are so lucky! These dresses look stunning!

Images courtesy of Huffington Post.
Images courtesy of Wholesomefashion.

I will say, although these gowns are stunning, I will always love my Maggie Sottero.

Chanel Black Pearl

Out of all the Spring 2011 collections I'm most obsessed with Chanel Black Pearl.  It is a stormy teal-tinged blackened base with threads of metallic silvered green running through it, topped off with green, blue, and teal micro-shimmer.  It's gorgeous.  I can get a full week out of this manicure with a little tip wear at the ends.

 I also picked up Paradoxal which is a stunning shade of grayed plum with red and violet microshimmer.   Beautiful!

Here are some images from the runway.

Amazing color!

Jan 10, 2011

China Glaze Tronica

Happy new year lovahs!
China Glaze came out with a new collection of holographic's called the Tronica collection.
Here are the 12 colors in the collection:
Techno Teal – Turquoise Holographic
Virtual Violet – Violet Holographic
Electra Magenta – Magenta Holographic
Gamer Glam – Purple Holographic
High Def - Blue Holographic
Hologram - Silver Holographic
Hyper Haute – Raspberry Holographic
3D Fantasy – Peachy Pink Holographic
Digital Dawn – Dusty Rose Holographic
Cyberspace – Taupe Holographic
Mega Bite – Gold Holographic, and
Laser Lime – Lime Green Holographic.

Info and pic credit: China Glaze blog. 

I was able to pick up 6 colors: Virtual Violet, High Def, Hyper Haute, Electra Magenta, Hologram and Cyberspace.

Click on the pics to see why these holo's are a dream!

I've only had time to swatch Virtual Violet so far but I la la LOVE these colors so far!  
I'll post more pics soon!

Nov 2, 2010

Sugar Skull/Day of the Dead Halloween look

Hello lovers!  I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post!  
This is a quick post with a few pics from Halloween.  I did a Sugar Skull/Day of the Dead look.
Did you dress up/do a special look for Halloween?

Jul 8, 2010

In The Groove

MAC's In The Groove collection released in stores today and there's no other way to describe it other than a hyped-up frenzy.  MAC collections always release their products on their website about two days before they're released in stores.  Last Tuesday everyone was buzzing about the repromote of Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) Stereo Rose.  I believe it was up on their website at 8:00 AM EST.  I was able to place an order for Stereo Rose, Jazzed lipstick (another hyped up item), In the Groove & Soften the Mood.  I ordered it at 9:20 AM.  I think by 9:45 Stereo Rose was listed as sold out on the website.  It was madness.  Everyone was tweeting about how they got it or how they didn't order it on time.  It was insane.
I don't know if I'll ever receive the backordered item but I was determined to get a Stereo Rose MSF when it was released in stores today.

I ventured to the Nordstrom MAC counter first because if they didn't have it there is a MAC store right outisde Nordstrom.  If the MAC store didn't have it I could go around the corner to the Macy's counter and get one.  
Luckily I snagged the last Stereo Rose from the Nordstrom counter!  
I ended up getting Stereo Rose, Togetherness, Calm, Cool & Collected & Jazzed.

Now here are my shitty swatches.  My Samsung dual screen camera is shattered and broken so I can't adjust any settings when I take pictures.  Sorry :(  I'll be getting a new camera soon.
Stereo Rose is a coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances.  I think it's gorgeous and it will look great on medium skin tones.

Jazzed lipstick on the left & Stereo Rose on the right.

Calm, Cool & Collected  is a cool-toned green trio featuring a grayish-white beige with satin sheen, neutral spring green, and darkened gray-green.  I absolutely love this trio!  I can't wait to wear it.
Togetherness is a cool-toned purple trio that includes a soft lilac with a satin sheen, blue-based violet purple with a frostier finish, and a mid-tone silver gray. The pigmentation here was even and rich throughout the trio.  It's gorgeous.

I'll post pictures of In the Groove & Soften the Mood when they've been delivered.  Were you able to get your hands on Stereo Rose?

Jun 2, 2010

Hidden Treasure & Lapis of Luxury

As promised here are a few photos of Essie's Lapis of Luxury (from their 2010 Resort Collection) and one coat of Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure on top.
I think I'm more of a fan of Hidden Treasure on top of darker colors.
Happy hump day dolls!

May 26, 2010

A True Hidden Treasure

I finally got my grubby mitts around Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure!  This gorgeous nail varnish came out in the 2010 Spring Runway Nail Collection back in April and everyone has been tweeting and blogging about how gorgeous it is.  Being the nail polish collector that I am, I had to have it.  I searched everywhere.  I went to CVS, ULTA, Target, super markets & Rite Aid.  I finally found it at Walgreens and I snatched the last two bottles from the display.
Here I did two coats of Hidden Treasure on top of Zoya's Envy.  Envy is a creamy blackened green with subtle yellow undertones.

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I did my nails two nights ago so there's a little wear on the tips.  Hidden Treasure has irregular shaped flakies that reflect a rainbow of colors.  In some angles they cast an amber glow or a green glow.  It's pretty, no?  I can't wait to try it on different colors.  I heard it looks amazing on dark purples & blues.  I would also like to try just one coat instead of two.  The flakies are harder to see on pastel light colors but I'll be sure to post photos so you can see the difference.
Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!
xoxo, J