Sparkle Nails!!

This combo has me mesmerized!  I just love it!

This is one coat of Rimmel Lasting Finish Polish in Black Satin (430) layered with one coat of Wet N Wild Born into Privilege from their Be Jeweled collection.

And just in case you missed that, let’s review:  ONE COAT!!!  Yes, that glitter polish is really all that and a bag of chips!

These Be Jeweled Wet N Wild polishes came out this past spring and are just beautiful!  I featured The Crown is Mine from this same collection in this post.  They don’t seem to be easy to find anymore, though so check your drugstores or eBay if you are looking for them.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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Fireworks Nails!

Two nail posts in a row!  I hope you don’t mind, but with it being the 4th of July and all, I just couldn’t resist.

I first saw this design earlier this week on C to C Friendspirations blog and immediately knew I had to try it for myself.

I didn’t have the exact polishes used, so I just worked with what I have.

I should mention that I am not a nail-art-extraordinaire by any means, but this looked easy enough even for a rookie like me.

This is one coat of Sally Hansen Glass Slipper as a base.  With Revlon Frankly Scarlet for the red stripes, Sally Hansen Through the Blue for the blue stripes, and a white Art Deco polish for the white stripes.  And all of that is topped with a coat of Sally Hansen Set the Stage gold glitter.

It’s not nearly as good as the original, but I’m happy with it.

My 13 year old couldn’t believe I had done it myself!  hahaha!

I hope you have a fabulous Independence Day!  Stay safe and have fun!

Truly Outrageous! Jem Nails!

Ok, who remembers Jem and the Holograms??

Totally dating myself, I know.

Totally 80’s!

Jem was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid!

 

This is one coat of Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Pen in Fuchsia Chrome, topped with one coat of petites Color Fever Pink Diamond Polish (578).

The Sally Hansen nail pens are great for when you need a quick coat of polish that dries almost immediately.  They live fast and die quick, though so you’ll be lucky if they last a whole day without chips.  (This one didn’t.)

Pink Diamond is super saturated mix of pink micro glitter and larger pink glitter bits.

The combination of these two is a bit brighter in person.  It’s so girly and sparkly and (to me) so JEM!

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

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Product Review: Prestige Indulge Me Palette

I purchased this palette last week.  I haven’t tried much from the Prestige line but I just couldn’t resist this little beauty!  When I first saw this I immediately thought of the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes.  This retails for $12.99.  I purchased it from our local Kroger affiliate grocery store for $9.99.  It contains:

  • a mini Primed & Ready Unbudgable Eye Primer .12 fl oz (3.6ml)
  • 6 eyeshadows .04 oz (1.2g) each
  • a mini eyeliner in black .02 oz (.6g)
  • a dual sponge tip applicator

Prestige Eyeshadow Palette

I love the packaging of this palette!  The purple is very vibrant and the sparkle in the word INDULGE is fun.  This is made from foam padded cardboard and has a magnetic closure.  The magnet holds well without making it impossible to open.  I like that it has a small mirror.

The Primer:

This tube is pretty tiny, but it seems a little goes a long way.  I have really oily lids.  Usually I use the Palladio Herbal Eye Primer.  This primer goes on a little sticky whereas Palladio is more smooth on the lid.  I was concerned that this would mean crazy creasing, but nope!  This held my shadows in place beautifully all day!

The Shadows:

The color names are: First Class (beige), Majestic (purple), Royalty (teal), Jetsetter (navy), Five Star (silver), V.I.P. (black).  ALL of these are glitter-bombs!  Don’t get me wrong, I love a little sparkle to the eyes just as much as the next girl; but I have to admit, I was relieved when some of the glitter faded away as I blended the shadows.  Buuuut…..the glitter that faded from my eyelids, of course fell to my cheeks so BEWARE of fallout!!  (Note to self:  do eye makeup first when using this palette!)

Swatched on bare skin with no primer.

Honestly, these shadows do not swatch very well at all.  They seemed….splotchy?  After taking the above photo, I was thinking this was going to be a “regret” purchase.  But to my surprise, the colors applied well and blended nicely when I used my brushes.  The colors stayed vibrant all day.  Clearly, they are meant to be used with the primer!

The liner:

Pretty standard pencil liner (swatch above at bottom of photo).  This is a very nice rich, opaque black that lasted all day without smudging everywhere.  After applying the liner, I used an angled brush to apply V.I.P. over top to set.

The applicator:

Standard sponge tip.  One side is more wide and rounded, one side is more narrow and pointed-although not at all a sharp point.  I am not a big fan of these as I much prefer to use brushes.

Conclusion:

Overall I am pleased with this palette so far.  I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite makeup purchase of all time, but for the price it’s nice to have some fun colors to try looks with.  I don’t own any of the Urban Decay palettes so I can’t compare them side by side.  The glittery fallout can be annoying (very) but it’s manageable.  The primer works well and I really hope I can find it in a full size.  I did not experience any stinging or irritation from these products, which is always nice!

Have you tried this yet?  I would love to know your thoughts!