Post #2 for my official Nail Polish Comparisons blog series - again, I've decided to start swatching all of the like-colored polishes together to see how they compare.Today's post is metallic reds - both dark and on the lighter side. The first 3 are all dark, metallic wine reds. Vampy and very fall appropriate. Fall … Continue reading Nail Polish Comparisons: Metallic Reds
Kate had a first haul, so now so does Sergio. Enjoy 🙂
Since I have both polishes, I've decided to do a comparisons post. More like a "how do you get from Revlon to Chanel" post. But nonetheless, whatever you'd like to call it, here it is.Both have the same base color, just the Chanel has a much more intense shimmer to it. Carbonite lacks the golden … Continue reading Chanel Graphite vs. Revlon Carbonite
So I try not to give into Chanel. Especially when there are expected dupes available at the drugstore, and I buy them. But, this one was another particularly beautiful polish that I just couldn't pass up.It is very similar in color to the Revlon Carbonite, which is pretty much the closest polish to this available … Continue reading NOTW: Chanel Graphite
Next nail tutorial is for this super fun nail design, the Galaxy nail.There were a bunch of pictures on Tumblr, and so I looked on YouTube for how-tos and found it super easy to do. In order to expand my capabilities, I tried it on my own and filmed it as well (hence I made … Continue reading Nail Tutorial: Galaxy Space Nails
Just a quick FOTD post before I go off to a dinner meeting... I was inspired by a recent (not super new) Pixiwoo tutorial, called Simple Smokey Brown Eye with Aqua Twist.In the video, Sam uses an Avon palette, which I don't have or don't know where to get in the states. So I went … Continue reading FOTD: Pixiwoo Inspired Blue/Brown Smokey Eye
This is probably one of the most difficult to capture nail polishes. EVER.Purples and blues can always be a little tricky - when it's a blue purple duochrome? It's over. It's never going to be completely accurately photographed.Luckily, I had quite a lot of time on my hands one afternoon and decided to take about … Continue reading NOTW: Revlon Not So Blueberry
Just another picture happy Birchbox post :)This September marks the 1 year birthday of Birchbox, so they filled the box with "favorites".There are some good things that I'm excited for - like the Incoco nail appliques. The birthday bracelet is pretty cute too.I don't have much to say about each item, as I go over … Continue reading September 2011 Birchbox!