Friday, March 13, 2015

Cinderella nails inspired by MAC Cinderella!

Hey guys! Today is Cinderella movie day yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not actually sure when I'll get to see it because we are in the middle of moving and things are a little crazy! Last week (or was it 2 weeks ago?) I stumbled across the MAC Cinderella collection. Some one I follow posted a picture of what she bought (from the first online launch I'm guessing) and I was like WHAAATTTTT! Cinderella has always my favorite princess, long time readers of my blog might remember when I made a running costume for the Disney Princess Half Marathon ;) My wedding was also (subtly and not so subtly) Cinderella themed!

In recent times my interests have changed a little (more so each day I parent 3 hyenas boys.... ) I have been slowly getting into makeup the last few months (previously and my whole life I have been wearing very little.) And each morning I wake up just my face powder is not cutting it anymore if you know what I mean! It has been fun, actually, getting what I call "big girl" makeup!  So anyway the collection was completely sold out by the time I found about it. I whined about it to my like minded friends and hit up my husband to make a trip to a MAC counter the next day (while on a business trip mind you) AND THEN a friend alerted me to a surprise restock on! Which is a good thing because we were snowed in AND it sold out in minutes in stores anyway!

I ordered as much as I possible could that I actually thought I would use. I've never owned or used anything from MAC and there is a few parts to this collection that are more on a professional level. And itssssss essssspensive. I'm still not used to high-end makeup prices! This is a one time thing for me I think! I wanted to do a post with a mani inspired by the packaging and give a few more recommendations for Cinderella themed polishes from my stash! That's the longest intro ever!

 ( I do have more pictures of just the makeup that if  I get time I may write a post on them, just for informational purposes. I probably won't swatch them. Or maybe I will. That's not really my game!)

Let's get on with it! Here's the look I made, inspired by the packaging and a few fellow nail artists! Click read more after the pic!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Limited Edition Panda nail wraps from Scratch!

Hey guys! I have another long overdue review for you, hopefully the folks at Scratch will forgive me! 5 minutes after I received these a few weeks ago we got the first ice storm and the kids were home for a week, then my son had a birthday and party, half my kids have been sick AND we are in the  middle of moving! It never stops, does it??

These are LIMITED EDITION nail wraps from Scratch this month! To get these you had to subscribe to their monthly box by the end of February (to get them first) or wait for them to be available to the rest of the public, which is NOW! :) They are designed by Rik Lee and are available now for $12. Here is the look I created with them!

( I will probably wear these through the weekend so I'll update with a wear test!)

Panda nails!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Color Club You're So Vain and Obsessed swatches!

Hey guys! I have a few more swatches for you today. I received these for Christmas from my friend Marcella of @lovepurplepolish  (they were on my wish list) And I just love them! They are textured polishes from Color Club, a brand I don't have a lot of!

This is You're So Vain, a purple texture with firey gold shimmer. These aren't quite as textured as some of my liquid sands or pixie dusts, nor as sparkly, and I still love them!

When I put this on a thought jumped in my head--this looks exactly like OPI Alcatraz Rocks! (my all time favorite polish) No wonder I was drawn to it! So I grabbed it and did a quick comparison. Can you tell which is which?

On my index and ring finger is the CC and middle finger and pinky is OPI. Super similar, yes?? You're so Vain is so purple it makes Alcatraz Rocks look blue!

I increased the exposure on this pic so you can maybe tell a little more.

This is Obsessed, a darker green texture with teal shimmer through out. Oh man I love this too!  I wish it was a little more sparkly, but it's overlookable! There are several other polishes in this line and now I want them all! wahhhhhhh