Friday, 28 October 2016

Second Update Project Polish 2016

This is my long overdue second update on my project polish. I have been making quite some progress on my project polish nail polishes as well as some additional items which I am quite happy about.

From left to right..

Ciate “Playdate”
I liked the formula of this polish a lot – reminded me of a gel nail polish. If the color would have bit a bit more vibrant perhaps I would have loved it even more. All in all a nice polish that was easy to use up.

Essie “Lovie Dovie”
I loved the color but I´ll admit the formula was not the best as I needed between 3-4 coats to get the opacity I wanted. Having finished this huge bottle ( makes me so happy and as pastel/nude pink shades are my favorite I have plenty others in my collection.

Revlon “Sequins” Top Coat
I got this as a gift with a purchase a long time ago. I really like the color of the golden glitter as it was not too warm toned. However at the end the polish was soooo goopy and difficult to use, I cannot say I am missing that at the moment. Glad to see it gone for now. 

Essie “Nice is nice”
This was a nice light lavender shade that I enjoyed using over summer. As I have other similar shades in my collection I am not sad to see this go but rather happy to have finished another polish. 

Basic “Multicolor” Glitter Top Coat
I can honestly say I would repurchase this immediately. I don’t think I have a clear multicolored glitter nail polish with those kind of sparkly almost holographic reflections so I am sad to see this one gone.

Essence “Crackeling” Top Coat
While this polish was not originally in my project polish I managed to finish it anyway. I loved this top coat and would purchase it again if Essence would still make it. Click here and here for some fun designs using this top coat.

These are the polsihes I am still working on...

Essence “Frosted Champaign”
Sadly I have only twice and I am not sure I like the color so much on my nails. There is probably 1-2 more applications in it, so I should manage to finish it until the end of the year.

Essie “Playa del Platinum”
Since the last update I think I have used this once. Then again, as it was spring and summer I was more in the mood of some fun summer shades rather than this one.

As I was able to finish quite some polishes I will be adding the following ones

MNY “306A”
I loved using this color over summer. As there is only one more application in here I decided to include this nail polish in my project even though winter is just around the corner and this is more of a summer polish.
Essence “Hazelnut Cream Pie”
A great nude shade with a very subtle blueish undertone.

Manhattan “46T”
I have been loving this plum colored nail polish lately. I figured out that since I was reaching for it quite often I could include it in this project.

My next update will be my project polish finale where I hopefully will be able to show you my progress on my remaining polishes. Wish me luck panning!


Monday, 10 October 2016

BUY or SKIP: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation

After seeing this foundation on so many YouTube channels and blogs I knew that whenever I got the opportunity I would want to try this foundation out. Well, the opportunity presented itself a couple of months ago and I was able to purchase the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in “105 Classic Ivory”.
Price: $8
Shades: Available in twelve shades (mine is “105 Classic Ivory”)
Contains: 30ml
Available at: Drugstores
If you want a budget friendly foundation that applies easily and blends well then you should BUY.
If you are a fan of a dewy finish, then you should BUY it.
If you have fair skin and a yellow undertone, you might want to SKIP this foundation as the foundation tends to oxidize and look slightly orange. Hence it won’t match your skin tone perfectly.
It might be difficult to find the right shade as there are only twelve available so if you are not a fan of mix and match then you should SKIP it.
If you want a medium coverage able to conceal redness then you should give it a try and BUY it.
If you want a super long-lasting foundation you might want to SKIP this foundation. I personally can wear it for about 6-8 hours before it wears off. However if you use a primer and setting spray, well then problem solved.
Plus Points: I personally prefer a foundation that comes with a pump or like it is in this case a squeeze tube, as I find the application to be more hygienic and mess-free.
Will you be buying or skipping “Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation”?

Thursday, 6 October 2016

MAC “Dark Soul” Pigment

I got “Dark Soul” as a part of the “Smokey Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter” set back in 2010. The shade has also been released as part of other holiday gift sets such as the “Objects of Affection Silver + Blue Pigments/Glitter” set and just in case if you were wondering it is also part of MAC´s permanent range. So the good news is, that you can get the full-size at any time. “Dark Soul” can be described as a dark charcoal gray color with a silver sheen/glitter.

I must admit that I rarely find myself reaching for this pigment. Mainly because I find the application of a dark pigment quite difficult as I typically tend to get too much on my brush and end up with big panda eyes (hello fall-out!). I guess I find it more convenient to use a black pressed eyeshadow instead of a loose one. I don’t think I would have purchased this pigment on its own. Maybe I can multitask this into a beautiful nail polish. What do you think?

How do you like “Dark Soul”? Hit or Miss?