Sinful Colors Hazard
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark.
MSFN Medium Deep. I always hear people rave about MSFN's but I've never seen a review about them. I've been using it almost every day for about a month and I used it in comparison with NYC translucent/highlighting powder. It's hard to compare these, though, because one is a setting powder, and the other is a powder foundation. This leads to obvious differences in coverage, but I was testing wear time comparison. Also, it's important to note that this powder is not matte, and that the colors run very light. I would probably be considered a light medium to most people, but in this line I am one of the darkest shade available.
I used two different powder brushes and a kabuki brush to try it out and see which worked best. When applied with a powder brush, it appeared sort of cakey on my face on top of CoverGirl Naturelux foundation, so a kabuki brush is kind of a must have. I mentioned in a previous post that when set with the NYC powder, Naturelux is still a little tacky. It's a little bit less so when used with the MSFN. The MSFN also lasts a little bit longer. Basically, throughout the day, I don't feel my foundation as much with the MSFN as with the NYC powder.
The MSFN's coverage is rather sheer. It will add a little bit of color to your face, but it doesn't do much extra to cover blemishes or discoloration. If you want a natural look, which is what this product hints at, than it would be better for you than someone like me, who is looking for something matte and higher coverage.
Overall, I would recommend a Mineralized Skinfinish Natural if you have extra money to spend and want to try it out. I don't think that it's really worth the money, though. I won't be repurchasing it. Much of my dislike for this product, is just because it isn't the type of powder I'm looking for, and so I'll next be buying the Studio Sculpt powder, which promises what I prefer. If you like a more natural look, the MSFN may work for you.
China Glaze Four Leaf Clover from the Up & Away collection.
Four Leaf Clover. 2 coats. Okay, this color is nearly impossible to photograph. It's closer to the bottle picture. It's a blue toned green, kinda a grass green, and amazingly bright. Almost neon. It's very opaque and creamy look that softens the bright tones a wee bit. If you're a green lover, this is a must have.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Right crease color in the crease
Left crease color on the lid
Left browbone color on the inner corner and inner crease
CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara
Sunday, May 8, 2011
OPI Ski Teal We Drop from the 2010 Swiss Collection.
It's a little more green than shown in both of these pictures, and I once again, apologize for my cuticles. A dusty teal cream, opaque in 2 coats; as shown here. Nice consistancy. I also did this nail polish on my toes, and it left them bright yellow. It was rather disgusting. And I am nearly certain that I used a base coat, so if you use this color on your nails, don't leave it on too long.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
China Glaze Xtreme Thrash from the Ski Collection. Swatch and review.
China Glaze Xtreme Thrash. A darker orange with a normal shimmer. Ugh, I apologize for my cuticles, they're a mess here. I don't exactly remember how many coats I used here, but I think that it was 2. The reason that I love this color is because it's one of the few oranges that my skin can actually handle. My skin is a little darker than these pictures show. Once again, the color's most accurate in the bottle photo.
Zoya Tiffany from the Fire and Ice collection. This is one of the flecks, similar in finish to Crystal and Gloria.
Zoya Tiffany, 3 coats. A peach foil. The pictures are fairly true to life, most like the top bottle picture. This actually was not one of the colors I ordered in the nail polish exchange, oddly enough. The last shot is to show how wildly sparkly it is. In really intense light, it pulls many colors, mostly peach and yellow/gold, making it look almost holographic. In different lights, though, it looks different, sometimes mauve, sometimes orange, peach, copper. It's a gorgeous and fairly uncommon color; one of my favorites.
Guess what came in the mail!!
Colors left to right: Cassi, Keiko, Adina, Yummy, Apple, Freja, Richelle, Snow White
And these are the wonderful, fabulous nail polishes that I am exchanging back to Zoya. An empty base coat and top coat by Sally Hansen, a dried out design nail polish by Color Club, 3 NYC colors, 1 LA Girl, and a petites nail polish.
It's kind of annoying that Zoya claims that this sale is free. It's really just getting your nail polishes half off with free shipping. But I'm okay with that! Especially because Zoya is so hard to find in stores.
If you missed this year, I hope you order next Earth Day! Swatches should be up soon.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
One of my favorite things to eat is a parfait. Unfortunately, I don't really like them, I just like the idea of them. But I made one this evening, and I actually really liked it.
I made it with strawberries, raspberries, bananas, honey, plain yogurt, and granola. Parfaits are a healthy form of carbohydrates and the banana's add potassium. Red fruits also tend to be particularly beneficial to the heart and have Vitamin C. Always use plain yogurt instead of vanilla, because vanilla has a lot of sugar. If it takes you a while to get used to it, you can sweeten it with honey then ween yourself off of it, if you will. The granola is Bare Naked Fit triple berry crunch. It's actually pretty good for you, and I recommend this for breakfast along with a source of protein.
Just a little Easter manicure that I did. It's supposed to look like a Monarch butterfly. Hope it does! It literally took 3 hours, though.
Sorry for the messy cuticles! I had to take the picture before it got dark. The base color is China Glaze Xtreme Thrash. It's a miracle unto itself that I even have an orange nail polish, because I dislike the color, and it often looks terrible on me. This one's just dark enough, though. I don't have a black or white nail polish yet, though I just ordered Snow White from Zoya in their nail polish exchange. I hope to get my new polishes to post photos of before the exchange is over, though! Anyway, so I used normal black and white paint, since it wasn't touching my nails. I used toothpicks to make the design! Ah well, at least it worked.
So, the other day, I was digging through my stash of eyeshadows, looking for a navy blue, and even with my plethora of makeup-- especially eyeshadow- I couldn't find one. So I ran off to Target with my mom and bought this
Okay, imagine the crease being darker, and some blue in the lower portion as well as in the outer corner.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Urban Decay eyeliner in Straydog blended as a base
MAC Espresso through the crease
The grey color on the lid
The pearl color on the inner corner
The medium blue in the crease and outer corner
NARS Coconut Grove in the outer v
Revlon single eyeshadow in Vintage Lace as a brow highlight
Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero on the waterline
Some Wet 'n Wild mascara