Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So Demure


I've been wearing Revlon's nail polish " Demure" for about a week now, and I am loving this color!
It's a lovely pinky-coral shade. I picked up Demure at the same time as Siren.

Playing with Photoshop on this next pic  :)

I like this shade so much I will definitely pick up the matching lipstick :)


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Illamasqua Blush Collection

Hi There!

I'm sharing with you my Illamasqua blush collection and let me tell you I got hooked on them since I purchased the very first one. I'm showing them in the order i purchased them and also some comparisons to other blushes i have, just for fun.

First is  Rude Cream Blusher, this was my first Illamasqua purchase, and first cream blusher. Rude is a coral pink and it has a dewy finish.
Without flash (left) / with flash (right)

Next is Lover, a beautiful matte peach, it gives a very nice natural flush of color, but it can definitely be buildable.

 With flash (left) / without flash (right)
 From left to right: Lover, MAC My Highland Honey, MAC Peaches, My Highland Honey/Peaches mixed.

Excite, now this is a very bright orange toned coral (matte), which I love! Have to be careful using this color, I like to use a stippling brush to apply; a little goes a long way.

 no flash (left) / with flash (right)
I compared Excite and Tarte Tipsy together, and they are very different shades of coral. Comparing these two, Excite is more peach/orange toned, while Tipsy looks more pink toned, specially next to Excite. I have nothing similar to Excite in my blush collection.
Excite (left) / Tipsy (right)

Hussy is a bright petal pink (matte), I have recently steered away from pink blushes (I've been going peach and coral crazy) so this was a nice change.
I compared Hussy to MAC Fleur Power and Sonia Kashuk Melon
Left to right: Hussy, MAC Fleur Power, Sonia Kashuk Melon

Swatches of all 4 Illamasqua blushes:
 Left to right: Rude, Lover, Excite, Hussy (with flash)

Same order as above with no flash

The last of my Illamasqua collection is the Glint & Burnish Bronzing Duo, which I first read of in Tiffany's blog, (actually I also first read about Tarte Tipsy on her blog :p) I wrote it on my wishlist and stopped by Sephora to pick it up, I am not dissapointed at all by this product, it has two gorgeous shades, Glint is a nice highlight shade and Burnish is a golden bronze, it's not shimmery, it has more of a sheen finish.
with flash (left) / no flash (right)
The texture of the blushes is so soft, they don't feel powdery or chalky at all. Overall, great pigmentation, very soft, like the smell too, is that weird? hehe

Have a great day!


Siren & Sunsets


I purchased a couple of new nail polishes, one of them is Revlon Siren, which after buying Siren lipstick, I was so intrigued by the nail polish, so I finally got it!
 Siren is a gorgeous and bright coral, I have nothing like this color in my collection and it's perfect for spring and summer.

I was really in the mood for taking sunset pictures, so I headed to the bay. Here are some random images I took.

Happy Sunday!