Archives: April 2012

NARS Thakoon Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

This summer NARS and Thakoon have you covered with six new limited edition bright creme nail polishes.

Thakoon Panichugal (fashion designer who frequently partners with Francois Nars at New York Fashion Week) came up with the color inspiration by seeing all the colors in Indian spice markets.

NARS Kutki

Kutki is a light pastel sky blue. Not chalky though and not overly whitened. It was a little bit uneven in the application, but after three coats covered pretty nicely.

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Question of the Week

Happy last day of the work-week!

How did your week end up going? Mine was decent, after a horrific Monday where everything that could go wrong, did. It kind of flew by after that actually.

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Sally Beauty Supply Sale!

Hey folks!

Starting today(4/27)

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MAC Fashion Sets Collection Swatches, Photos & Review

MAC Fashion Sets

Lookie what just landed on my desk! MAC Fashion Sets is a new limited edition collection for those who are super color coordinated. Or just sometimes want to be. 😉

This collection was created from the most popular shades across the globe. MAC decided to create a three piece collection from seven of their famous lip products. Each set contains a lipstick, lipglass and nail lacquer.

Here are the top selling shades and countries where they rank #1:

  • Spice – a best-selling lip pencil in Canada, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, UK, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Portugal, Thailand, India, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Travel Retail.
  • Myth – #1 selling lipstick in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia and Finland.
  • Russian Red – #1 selling lipstick in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Singapore and Venezuela.
  • Snob – #1 selling lipstick in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Travel Retail.
  • Chestnut – #1 selling lip pencil in the US.
  • Rebel – Deep wine cult fav.
  • Girl About Town – A popular go-to bright fuchsia!

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NYX The Crimson Amulet Collection Inspired by Dark Shadows Swatches, Photos & Review

NYX The Crimson Amulet

If you know me at all and have been reading my blog for awhile you know I am a HUGE Tim Burton fan. Love, love, love, love him. Want to live inside his movies. When I heard a year or so ago that he was making Dark Shadows (a 70’s TV series) into a movie with Johnny Depp (of course) I must admit I was super excited.

When I finally started seeing previews recently at first I thought it looked REALLY overly campy and lame. But I have totally changed my tune because I love the entire cast (Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer) and the makeup and costumes look totally fabulous.

Then I heard NYX was coming out with The Crimson Amulet Collection, which is a giant makeup palette inspired by the movie. I knew I needed to see this sucker in person!

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This palette features 24 eyeshadows both shimmery and matte, 4 blushes, 1 bronzer, an illuminator, an eyeshadow base, a liquid eyeliner and four lipglosses. The colors run the gamut from jewel-toned to subtle and natural.

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