Sunday, September 28, 2014

Urban Decay Electric Palette

I had absolutely no intentionof buying this palette when it was launched. I was like " Nope! Don't need it."  I resisted it quite well until a strange thing happened. Makeup ForEver launched its 30 year anniversary palette and it had some brights in it that were so pretty and I was like " I want that." But any one living in a country that does not sell MUFE knows that it is a notoriously hard brand to get online. So I was like, you know what, Imma get the Electric palette instead.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

Amrezy Palette in the box

Amrezy Palette

When I first saw the Amrezy Palette on Instagram it was love at first sight. It looked like how I would design my perfect palette to look. Gorgeous shimmers and mattes with five of each with two pops of colour. As soon as it became available on Anastasia's website I ordered it and after that it was such an ordeal. The site says that it takes 3 business days to process but it took them a whole 2 weeks to do mine and that was after I emailed customer service, tweeted and finally complained on facebook. And then USPS like they lost it somewhere between L.A. and Miami for a whole ten days and being a regular online shopper I know it only takes 3 days to get from L.A. to Miami and then it took extra long to get here to Barbados so I only got it yesterday. Sigh. I really wanted it earlier so that you guys would have the option to order it from Anastasia if you wanted it but it was limited edition so it no longer carries it but it seems to be still available at Ulta but they don't ship internationally.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar

The Box

The Palette

When I first started seeing the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette my reaction to it was the same as my reaction to the LORAC Pro. Oh great another neutral palette, like we haven't seen those before. But just like the LORAC Pro it started to grow on and suddenly I just had to have it.  I think the reason why  it grew on me was because it was a warm toned palette but not overly so and the Candied Violet and Salted Caramel shades had caught my eye for some reason. Plus I heard that it smelled like chocolate which is always a good thing in my book.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Butter London Nail polish in Molly Coddled

Molly Coddled

So for the past couple of years I've heard people raving about Butter London polishes. They are a bit on the pricey side so I never felt the need to indulge in them. However I was looking at them a time and I liked the colour selection so I decided to order one to try them out. Now I love any lilac, pastel colour so Molly Coddled looked right up my alley.

The bottle is smaller than you expect in pictures but it's so sleek and elegant looking that I just love how it looks. What I don't like is the actual cap. You have to pull off the black cap you see and then there's a smaller cap underneath that the brush is actually attached to. I find this cap not be that comfortable to grip and the brush is okay. But the nail polish, oh lawd, it went on so lumpy. I had to shake the polish everytime I dipped my brush in. I never had to do this with any of the other brands that I own including, OPI, Wet n Wild, Orly, MAC and so on. It dries soft so you have to be careful not to smudge it if you're holding something. The staying power is abysmal. By day two the nails wanted redoing. The polish also did not look good with a top coat on it. It started to wave up and look weird. Safe to say I will not be repurchasing nail polish from this brand again. Rating: 1.5/5.

Rating Scale

0-0.9: Ignore it like last week's garbage that even an alley cat wouldn't touch.
1-1.9: Piss poor product. Don't even look at it.
2-2.49: Got lots of kinks in it but you could work with it to get something decent.
2.5-2.9:An average product. Nothing special but it gets the job done.
3-3.49: Good product with a few minor glitches.
3.5-3.9: Quality product with a little extra oomph to it.
4-4.49: Excellent product.
4.5-5: Why are you still reading this? Go and buy it now!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

LORAC PRO Palette 2

On the heels of the successful LORAC Pro palette comes a more cool toned palette to compliment its warm toned predecessor. Will you be getting this palette?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dose of Colors Lipstick: Dark Secrets

Dose of Colors is an indie  makeup brand that has been popping up all over instagram and youtube and since they ship internationally (at a reasonable rate) I decided to try them out. Now the colour that caught my attention on the site was Dark Secrets which is supposed to be a creamy dark purple.

Dark Secrets

Monday, April 7, 2014

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy

Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks launched last Fall ( US $22). The first thing I need to talk about is the packaging. It is gorgeous! It's a beautiful chrome colour with groves in the casing. They'll definitely stand out in your makeup collection. They are well made and do look quite luxurious.

Anarchy ( love that name) is a bright fuschia pink with a creamy finish. The lipstick applies smoothly to the lips with no tugging and is opaque in one swipe. It lasts around 4 hours before it fades evenly to a nice stain. There is no real detectable scent to the lipstick and I prefer my lipsticks that way. I'm not a fan of overly scented lipsticks. I do plan to get more lipsticks from this range because they are just wonderful. 

Rating: 5



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