Saturday, June 28, 2014

NOTD: Pink and Lilac Family

I wanted to do a tone on tone nail with pink/lavender/mix polishes. That means unintentional comparison swatches! :) Two coats for all of them.
pink lavender lilac nail polishes swatches comparison
Essie Go Ginza, Essie Under Where?, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, and Essie Splash of Grenadine Swatches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch

I have one quick swatch picture. It Cosmetics CC Cream is my favorite base product. I am almost done with one tube already! The product itself to me feels like a high coverage Asian BB cream (It CC Cream is actually made in Korea) rather than a CC cream. Or at least what CC cream originated as. Good coverage, good sun protection, natural looking, moisturizing, and nice smelling! It's not the best for summer as I can feel it on my skin quite a bit (very consistent with Asian BB creams I've tried). I am NC20ish right now and I have to mix Fair and Light. The difference between two shades is pretty big so if you are in NC15-25 range, you will probably have to mix. I hope that and the swatch will help you decide your shade! Keep in mind my arm (NC 12ish?) is a lot lighter than my face.

it cosmetics cc cream fair and light shade comparison swatches
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch
Fair on the left. Light on the right.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NOTD: Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige

I wondered around many many Sephoras looking at nail polishes. I usually don't like to spend over 10 bucks for nail polishes but a couple got me. More like I got them. ;D

First one to be tried was Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige. It's a mid toned pinky beige with subtle pink shimmers. I mean really subtle. It basically looks like creme finish in an indoor lighting unless you are standing under the light bulb staring at your nails like I do!

Color is beautiful but I don't care for the formula. It dragged a bit (leaving bald spots) AND it bubbled. I've never had any polish or topcoat bubble on me. It's not that noticeable and I like the color, so I will work with it. 18 dollar is a lot to charge for a bubbling nail polish.

Following pictures are two coats. I think it would be fully opaque in 3 coats.
MJ fluorescent beige
Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige Swatch Natural Light

Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige Swatch Flash
Please excuse my cuticles and phone pic! I will be back with more nail polish swatches I am on a nail polish kick!