Sunday, 29 September 2013

Night Lights posted on Polishpedia!

I have another manicure to share with you that I created and was published on Polishpedia!

I wanted something simple and fun this weekend with glitter and sparkle, so I grabbed a royal purple polish, Buffy the Violet Slayer from Wet n' Wild, and layered it under a fabulous silver holographic hex glitter from China Glaze called Techno. Man, I've used a lot of this stuff and it's gorgeous, but takes a bit of patience to dab on the glitter instead of whip it on like a normal polish. However, it's totally worth it for the galaxyeque feel to this manicure and the silver next to the purple really makes it stand out.

Click the picture below for the full post on Polishpedia with more photos, product details and macro shots!

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I will say that Buffy the Violet Slayer drys really dark and turns into more of a blue than a purple after top coat. It could be the Seche Vite or it could be just the formula of this particular Wet n' Wild polish. I was disappointed cause the colour in the bottle and when it first goes on the nail is really pretty. It's really hard to find a purple nail polish that doesn't have too much red in it and is more cool toned but without going totally blue. But I have the same problem with eyeshdaows and lipsticks too. I guess I'm just very particular about my purple shades and am will always be on the never ending search for the perfect purple shades.

Friday, 20 September 2013

OOTD & Review Video: "Mental Leopard" ft. Dolls Kill & Romwe

I recently purchased a few items from Romwe and Dolls Kill for a trip to the US which includes a stop over in Vegas and I thought I'd share an outfit I put together. I've also slipped in a little review of the items and links to where you can get them below.

Check out the video, and if you're interested, a review and the makeup details are at the bottom of this post.



With Rock Style & Sexy Vegas Flavour!

UNIF Idol Dress in Leopard from Dolls Kill
Mental Pyramid Rivets Leggings from Romwe
Jeffrey Campbell The Spike Lita in black with silver spikes from Karmaloop

Solid Silver bangle from Zamel's
Silver cuff from Roun


UNIF Idol Dress in Leopard

I was knocked out by the Leopard dress I saw at Dolls Kill by UNIF and had to have it. It certainly was up my alley with the curve hugging shape and sassy print. I love the long sleeves on this mini dress, and one of my favourite designs for a dress, is a high neck with a collar and a keyhole cut-out. It says I'm sexy but also classy and reminds me of the line in Total Recall where Quaid says he wants a fantasy woman who's "sexy and demure". (hee hee)

The dress fits well and has plenty of stretch in the material, which is 93% Polyester and 7% Spandex, so it gives some leeway with the sizing. I went for a Small, hoping the material would be forgiving for my more curvier assets and the dress is tight but easy to wear and non-restrictive. And the best part is, it's actually really warm and so comfortable because there's a fuzzy, kinda fleecy lining. The lining isn't thick to make you look chunky and doesn't take away from the form fitting cut; a little secret that makes a hot dress also practical. Another convenient addition is the zip at the back to make putting on this tight little number a lot easier. And the zip is concealed so it doesn't interrupt the flow of the smooth back and makes it look like the dress just spawned around your body perfectly.

I've really gotta say that I love the leopard print on this dress. I have always liked leopard print in general but haven't got a lot of it in my wardrobe (until recently), because it always left something to be desired. It's either too bland in the colour department or boring and cartoonish print-wise. However, this print is beautiful in it's details and has an interesting flow and change in the pattern at the back. I'm totally in love with it and it reminds me of an actual big cat as you arch your back and move in this dress.

Dolls Kill has a $20 flat rate for International Orders and a $8.95 Flat rate for US orders. Express shipping costs extra.

Mental Pyramid Rivets Leggings
As the aforementioned dress was too short for me I styled it with the awesome "Mental Pyramid Rivets Leggings" from Romwe. I had my eye on these leggings for a while because they reminded me of a pair of stockings I have that have been well loved and are a little worse for wear. So I was very happy to pick these up and really love them.

The leggings don't restrict movement and feel pleasant on the legs. Once again the material is stretchy and forms to your body with a great opaque black colour. I hate when leggings don't remain opaque when they're stretched over your thighs and thus don't give the same warmth or modesty that you may have been going for when you put them on. These are great though and fit well. They are one size fits all and totally would work for a size small or medium. I take a medium in Romwe leggings to make sure so they don't get too crotchy, if you know what I mean, and don't cut off the circulation to my legs, these are perfect fitting and I have no complaints.

The star of the piece are the awesome square metal studs in 4 rows along the sides/back of the leggings. They start at different heights up your legs and don't stick out too far because of their pyramid shape. They are sewn on with thread from two points on the top and bottom and not stuck on with glue like on the stockings I previously had. They move around but haven't come off yet and the cotton thread is layered 4 times over and goes through every stud, so they seem pretty secure. The shiny slate coloured rivets style well with other bright silver spikes and studs, like the Jeffrey Campbell Litas and make these leggings a fantastic piece for the more edgy and heavy metal outfits in my wardrobe.

Romwe has free shipping worldwide or an option to pay more for faster shipping.


Products Used

Eyelid primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion

M.A.C eye shadow in Brule

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck

Brow highlight
M.A.C eye shadow in Brule

Lower lid
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Perversion along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof along lashline
Inglot matte gel eyeliner in #77 on waterline and tightline

Tear duct
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Perversion
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof

Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid eyeliner in perversion

Revlon ColorStay Eyebrow Liner in Blonde
Benefit Speed brow

Clinique Waterproof Mascara

M.A.C Lip Conditioner
M.A.C Prep+Prime lip base
MUFE Aqua Lip Liner in 8C to fill in lips
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet

M.A.C Prep+Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Correcting Concealer in 51 Light Radiance
Benefit Pore-fessional primer
Bourjois Healthy mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish

M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt
M.A.C Pro Powder Blush in Cantaloupe

Disclaimer: I purchased all these items myself with my own money.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Review & Swatch: Limited Edition Sugarpill Asteria

Sugarpill released a Limited Edition Chromalust loose pigment recently and I managed to snap it up! This sparkling gem is called Asteria and below I have some arm swatches, an eye look and a little review for your viewing pleasure. It isn't available anymore but I wanted to share the glory anyway.

Feel free to click on the photos below for better quality and more accurate colour.

If you want to check out more beautiful loose pigments from Sugarpill, click here!


The packaging is unlike the usual Sugarpill fare for an even more special edition feel, and it comes with a white, blue and swirly pink colour scheme. The box is sweet as sugar and has the ingredients plus the name of the shadow on the bottom of the box and also states that this shadow is vegan and cruelty free, if you are concerned about those kinda things.

The little pot itself also has special packaging and sports a cute white lid with a silver Sugarpill Logo contrasting with the usual black lid and pink logo. The pot still contains 4g of loose eyeshadow and there is no sifter in the container. I like the lack of sifter but some people prefer the security of knowing they won't spill their entire stash in one foul swoop.

The shadow is a lovely orangey, copper shade with lots of shimmer and sparkle and is very pigmented. It reminds me of a perfect tigress colour and I can't wait to do redo my tiger makeup look with this shade.

They are bright yellow gold sparkles throughout the shimmery orange copper base which really lifts the colour and brings extra light to the pigment. The first thing I thought when I saw this product was "Yummy! Gingerbread in a pot!" The macro shot above really looks like gingerbread before you roll out the pastry and bake it. Mmmm...

This Chromalust can be used dry, over a sticky base, or wet with a mixing medium. The fantastic shimmer looks gorgeous when used over a white base like NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow in Milk and Urban Decay Primer Potion and even looks delicious by itself. My favourite way to wear it is over a gold base that really brings out the gold tones and you could also play up the orange by using a bronze or orange base.

Arm Swatches

Here are the arm swatches of Asteria.

1. No Base/Primer 
2. Over NYX Milk Jumbo pencil 
3. Over UD ElDorado 24/7 pencil 
4. Over UD Primer Potion.


I really love this Sugarpill Limited Edition release and am so happy I managed to buy it. It isn't available anymore, however maybe in the future it may be. 

This was definitely a shade I didn't have in my collection and fulfils many desires in the shimmer and copper department. It blends beautifully, is very opaque and works fabulously dry and wet. It combines well with a variety of different colours well, such as a pink like Dollipop for a brighter glimpse, cranberry shades for a vampy fall makeup or dark purples like Poison Plum for a striking complementary look!

I recommend any and all of the Sugarpill pigments and I have almost their entire range. 

I believe Asteria means  "of the stars" or "starry one", if that definition is what Shinkle and the gang intended, and this pigment certainly has the shimmer and glow of the stars! 

Here are some photos of a quick look with Asteria over a gold pencil with some neutral shadows from Urban Decay's Naked Palette and the products are listed below.

Products Used

Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in ElDorado
Sugarpill Limited Edition Chromalust Loose eyeshadow in Asteria
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Toasted outer corner and along lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof along lashline

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Toasted deep crease winged out
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof outer crease

Brow highlight
M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt

Lower lid
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in ElDorado along lashline
M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt inner 1/3 of lashline
Sugarpill Limited Edition Chromalust Loose eyeshadow in Asteria centre along lashline
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Toasted along outer lashline
Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof along outer lashline
Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in ElDorado on waterline

Tear duct
M.A.C Extra Dimension skin finish in Whisper of Gilt

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked
Benefit Speed brow

M.A.C Opulash mascara in Optimum Black

Disclaimer: Affiliate links are contained in this post.