Archives: December 2011

Zoya Fleck Effect Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches, Macro Photos & Review

Zoya Fleck Effect Mylar Fleck Topcoats are another new collection for spring 2012. Yay for more flake glitters!

This collection comes in three colors and work great when layered over other colors, such as the ones in their new True collection.

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Zoya True Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Happy New Year to those on the east coast where it just turned 2012 (and other countries)!

Ittttt’ssss heeeeerrrrreeeeee! Zoya’s spring 2012 collection called True.

This collection is comprised of six fresh new spring-like colors in both a creme and shimmery form. There are some real “can’t take your eyes off them” colors in this collection, let me tell ya!

Oh and this is just one of their new goodies for spring. Check out my next post also. :)

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Share Yourself Vol. 5

Hello and welcome to the last edition of Share Yourself in 2011!

Check out these great bloggers and their photos and get to know some new people!

Who: Epitome of Superficiality
Fun Facts:
1. I am outrageously sanguine, I can’t stop talking and I can’t focus and I’m extremely restless. Painting my nails is like therapy for me, it calms me down (only because wet nails smudge if I move) and it forces me to be patient.
2. I really like shiny and pretty things so I’m incredibly partial to my glitter polishes, almost like a magpie.
3. I was from Singapore but I now live in Perth, Western Australia because I’m studying here! And who ever knew that nail polishes are so expensive in this land of Glitter Gals and Ozotics?!
The Look:
Colour Club Gold Glitter, Colour Club Electronica and Poshe Fast Dry Top Coat. This manicure was done for the first week of the 11-week manicure challenge! It was in honour of world PRIDE day and childhood cancer! I freehanded the french tips and I really love funky french tips.

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2011 Year in Review and Favorite Products

Wow, 2011 is nearly over! Hard to believe it went so quickly and yet also seemed to drag so much during certain other times (ahem, at work, ahem).

I wasn’t even going to do a 2011 review post but then I thought, it does make a nice kind of yearly ‘wrap up and move on’ post. It’s always nice to look back on successes throughout the year and products you might have forgotten about that came out months before. Half this stuff I forgot I even owned because it’s buried under so much other newer stuff. Kidding. No I’m not. 😉

Before we get to my favorite things, I thought I would recap some things that stood out for me this year and some blog stats.

Blog Accomplishments

  • MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection. I wasn’t chosen in the end, but the fact that I was asked to be a part of the submission process was a huge thing for me. I’ve been wearing MAC for 20 years now, and they are my favorite brand.
  • I became a Wet n Wild Beauty Ambassador in June and that was a great thing! Long before MAC was even on the horizon Wet n Wild was the first makeup I ever bought as a thirteen year old, so they have a special place in my heart.
  • Too Faced named me their Level 1 Beauty Blogger for December. I love Too Faced products and packaging, so this was really fabulous!
  • Stila interviewed me for a guest post on their blog, and that was great fun! Stila has been a brand I’ve been wearing for what seems like forever, love them.
  • I joined the Lucky Style Collective which is a group of bloggers associated with Lucky Magazine and I have been featured on their blog. Hopefully that will lead to a magazine mention or two in the future!
  • I attended the Beautylish Social this past October in Santa Monica, and I consider that an accomplishment because it was the first time I ever went to one of these things! I met some of the bloggers/YouTube people I really admire, and it was a lot of fun.
  • I attended BlogHer ’11 which had its ups and downs, but I don’t regret having gone to learn more of what it was about. Continue reading »

NYX Bronzer & Blusher Combo and Highlight & Contour Powder Swatches & Review

NYX Bronzer  Blusher  Highlight  Contour

A couple new NYX products out this winter are the Bronzer & Blusher Combo and Highlight & Contour Powder.

The Bronzer/Blusher Combos come in 5 different shades (Bali, Ibiza, Marbella, Phi Phi Island and Bora Bora) and the Highlight/Contour comes in one shade.

Both come in a really nice white compact with black detailing and a mirror inside. I have to say I love these compacts, I think they look really cool.

NYX Bronzer  Blusher  Highlight  Contour 2

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