Showing posts from March, 2015

Easy Dotticure Featuring OPI Hawaii Collection Polishes

::affiliate:: How's about a quick nail art post featuring an easy-peasy dotticure? I used polishes from the OPI Hawaii Collection for Spring but you can use any polishes that you like. This is easy stuff, gentle reader. You just need four shades of nail polish and a couple of  dotting tools  with larger and smaller heads. Apply base coat and two or so coats of your primary nail colour. Now, on a small working surface (I just use a bit of foil or scrap paper), drop a small puddle of light coloured polish off of your brush and using your biggest dotter head make three or four random dots on each nail. Lay out a big drop of another colour and using a medium dotting head, dot three or four random dots near and away from the huge dots. Then with your darkest colour and a very small dotter fill in with a few random tiny dots. Then grab your medium dotter and, with that same darkest colour, dot a dot in the middle of the great big, light dots. Let your nails dry for a few minute

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks | Review and Swatches

::affiliate:: I have been seeing  Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick  reviews in blog post after blog post after blog post. I finally had to cave and go buy a couple for myself. See if they live up to all of the hype.  Do they? Please read on. Encased in sleek, bright gold tone plastic tubes, the  Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick  has a luxe look at an affordable price. At the bottom of each tube is a small plastic insert that corresponds to the colour of the lipstick in the tube. Because the little bottom colour pop is so accurate, there is no reason for customers to be able to open these lipsticks in store and I would love to see Milani put safety seals on their lipsticks. I had to inspect a minimum of three lipsticks in each of the two shades I purchased to find lipsticks that hadn't been swatched by other people.  I bought two shades of the  Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick . Matte Blissful, a soft, cool toned rose pi

Affordable Beauty: Cover Girl Colorlicious Lip Lava Lip Gloss in Lychee Lava

::affiliate:: Cover Girl recently released a line of lip glosses that they call Colorlicious Lip Lava . I have seen reviews on this gloss and was interested but not enough so to fanatically track them down and I didn't really bat an eye at the picked clean displays I was seeing in my local drug stores and Ulta. I knew that the initial rush on them would fade so I just hung back. Last time I was in CVS I finally saw a full display. Not only full but the products weren't sporting broken security seal tapes. Okay. That's my sign. Time to pick one up and see what all of the excitement is about. I bought Lychee Lava, a bright, intense pink packed with fine colour shifting glitter that sparkles silver and many pinks, even sparks of purple and blue. (Sadly my camera didn't capture the more interesting colour shifts.) Cover Girl Colorlicious Lip Lava Lip Gloss , $7.99 comes packaged in a long, slender, acrylic tube with a shiny dark pink metallic finish ca