Saturday, June 28, 2014

Essie Minimalistic is my new love

Hi peep-holes!
I just wanted to quickly come on and share with you all my new obsession.  Essie's Minimalistic (502), a pale "white washed" (LOL) pink that I can't help but look at and go awww so pretty.  According to my google'ing this polish came out in 2012 (?) and I'm pretty depressed that I was missing this for two years of my life.

In the blazing sunlight.
Essie Blanc / OPI Muppets World Tour / ORLY Lemonade.
I think most of you are probably thinking "WTF Essie has like a gazillion light pinks AND their babies" and that is true.  The thing is I've tried gazillions dozens (and their babies) of light pinks and this is the first time I've thought: I love it. The end..  Don't you just hate buying a pink nail polish thinking its going to to give you such a pretty/cute/classic look and after dealing with the Essie streakiness, look at it and go "Fail whale, this is too warm/cool/light/pink/coral..." because I loathe (way above hate) that.

Essie Minimalistic

Anyways, the colour you see in the pictures is after three decently thick coats.  I found that the less thick it is, the more "pale" of a pink it looks, if you get what I am saying.  There is some streakiness which is why I used three coats, but I'll accept that in exchange for amazeballs.

Monday, January 20, 2014

How to entertain a teenager

Several times a week my teen niece likes to putter over to my place and exasperate hang out with me.  To be honest I love those times because it gives me a chance to let my "inner child/teen" run free.  FYI: as a general rule I don't do extremely embarrassing and slightly mental dances in front of other adults.  Yesterday after a long and tedious discussion where she proceeded to throw away all my ideas of "what to do" like cheap tissue, I finally figured out the solution.  I ran over to my makeup nook and flung open the doors to reveal the hidden gems within and like a rabid dog she attacked.

And by attacking I mean she took all my Urban Decay eye shadows and proceeded to swatch every colour.  All the while pretending to be like a true diva youtuber and providing commentary on each and every one.  Several hours, and one Edward-like (ie glitter/disco ball) arm, later the epic battle of theBalm vs Urban Decay was over and the overrated Urban Decay pitifully limped away.

I would like to loudly and proudly say, mission accomplished.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Be MATTEnificent!

For those of you who are guilty of being a bit of a beauty junkie like me (tried and found guilty!) you might have heard the buzz about the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.  While my two lovely cousins each got one soon after it came out, I have been sitting on the fence.  Let me tell you, its not pleasant to have a fence up one's butt, major wedgies!

On one hand it had absolutely beautiful colours (rose gold is the shiz on a stick) and the price was semi decent at $52, the same as the other two.  My dilemma was that out of the 12 shades only three to four of them appeared to be matte; and I LOVE mattes.  Like if it was crack I would probably be snorting up rainbow coloured crack all day. (Side note: I believe this is what happened to my 88 coastal scents palette that mysteriously disappeared through customs...just was totally snorted)

So while I've spent the past month with metaphorical wedgies and rainbow crack withdrawal, Tarte came and knocked me on the side of the head with this beauty.

Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye and Cheek Palette

$36 USD. Limit Edition. Available at Sephora, Ulta and whatevers listed on google. 

For $36 USD you get eight beautiful matte shades, two of which can be used as liner, one pretty blush and a dual ended eyeshadow brush.  At this point I should probably point out the obvious, it is an all matte palette and the packaging is amaZING!  I am a packaging sucker and the Naked 3's weirdly ripple tin just doesn't really tickle my fancy and I would be lying to say it wasn't one of the things holding me back.  However, I love this Tarte palette!  The creatively done purple stone/wood cover as well as the gold is just stunning.

So, to make a long (and roundabout) story short, days after seeing this palette I ordered this beaut and is now anxiously waiting its arrival.  (Why must it take so long!) Hopefully it will be here soon and I can post up some pictures.  Who knows, maybe I'll give in and get myself a Naked 3 but until then I'm one happy lady.