Monday, August 30, 2010

Nail Files - Orly Halley's Comet and SpaceCadet

Today, while I had a break between classes, I decided to visit my local Sally's. I went there on a mission and that was to find the Orly Cosmic Fx nail polishes. I've been wanting those polishes every since I saw them reviewed on All Lacquered Up, Temptalia, and Beautopia.

Upon entering the store, I was drawn to the China Glaze Retro Vixen collection. While checking out the CG colors, I see a Orly display. I instantly put down the CG nail polish and  hurriedly walked over to the display in hopes of finding some of the Cosmic Fx nail polishes. To my disappointment, there weren't any in the display. I went and found the sales girl to see if they have them somewhere else in the store. She knew exactly what I was talking about and stated that they were in the back. During our conversation she told me that they had just come in and that she is going to put them in the display tonight after the store closed. After requesting of her to bring me the colors I wanted, she begans to ring up my purchases. I could not believe my ears when she said they were 2 for $10.00 and tells me that they are currently on promotion. I could have turned flips, because they normally retail for $10.00 a pop. So I got Halley's Comet and Space Cadet.

Can I say that these polishes are gorgeous? I swatched them both and the colors are very true to what they look like in the bottle. I think I am going to go back and buy Lunar Eclipse and Out Of This World.
If you get a chance to visit Sally's, all Orly polish is on sale(2 for $10.00).

Are you planning to purchase any of the Cosmic Fx polishes?


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nail Files - Zoya "Ibiza"

Zoya "Ibiza"
It has been a really hot summer in North Carolina. I am so ready for fall. To help me feel a small piece of fall, I decided to polish my nails with Zoya's Ibiza from the Truth or Dare Collection, Fall '09. I really like this polish. It is a Blackened Blue color with a subtle blue shimmer. Like most Zoya polishes, it is easy to apply and dries quickly. I am also wearing Seche Vite Crystal Clear base coat and Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat.

What are your Fall '10 polish picks? Please share.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall '10 Lipstick Trends- Plum & Wines

I'm now showcasing the wines and plums that I have in my stash.
(NYX Round Lipstick in Medusa, purchased from Cherry Culture for $1.99)
(NYX Round Lipstick in Pandora, purchased from Cherry Culture for $1.99)
(Maybelline Color Sensational lip Gloss in Wine All Mine Lip Gloss, purchased from CVS- I forgot how much I paid for it.)
Have you tried any of the lipsticks that I have showcased? What are some wine and plum lip colors are you planning on wearing this Fall? Please share.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall '10 Lipstick Trends- Reds

While reading my September issues of Allure, Lucky, and Essence, I was glad that the lipstick trend for Fall, 2010 is all about color. I am really excited about this trend. I feel you cannot go wrong with your choices in lip products whether it be red, fuschia, or wine. I decided to shop my lip stash to highlight this season's trends.  First up, I will be showcasing the Reds.

(NYC Ultra Moist Lipstick in Ruby, purchased from Target - $0.94)

(NYX Round Lipstick in Electra, purchased from Cherry Culture - $1.99)

(Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color in 5008A Cherry Pie, purchased from CVS - $4.99)

(MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, purchased from MAC - $14.00)

(Black Radiance Radiant Lip Gloss in 3201 Radiant Red, purchased from CVS - $3.99)

My pictures do not do the lip colors justice. They are most definitely distinct in their own right. If you would like me to post additional pictures to showcase the individual lipsticks, please email me with your request. Also, If there are any other red lipsticks that you have been eyeing and wanted to see what it look like, please email me your request. I will be happy to try it out.