Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! Summer 2015

Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! Summer 2015

Happy April Fools’ Day! This year for the first time in awhile I don’t have a joke to play on you. I just couldn’t get it together this time, sorry! But it’s pretty hard to top last year’s post. :D

I do have some amazing new nail shades for you though with the Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! Summer 2015 collection. This collection comes in their regular polish and the Gelish Mini bottles. They wanted a really bright and fun collection and the color inspiration comes from Japanese fashion.

The formula was a little trickier with some of these than I usually find with their polishes. Some seemed really thick and they didn’t want to self-level. I suppose working slower than I was would help with that, I was in a rush and kind of just slapped ‘em on! Most were just two coats though.

Morgan Taylor Do You Harajuku?

Do You Harajuku?

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Note: Cruelty free

Orly Color AMP’D Nail Lacquer

Orly Color Ampd

Orly Color AMP’D is a new line of 36 shades sold exclusively at Target stores this spring.

These have a new Flexible Color and Flexible Sealcoat which is supposed to give you salon results without a UV light involved and no special remover. The “smudge-fixing” formula is self-leveling, and it supposedly self-corrects minor dings and dents. The formula “contains shock absorbing polymers allowing the finish of your manicure to bounce back, remain elastic and flex with the nail, reducing chipping. This advanced system wears for up to a week, about 88% longer than traditional manicures. The color and sealcoat fuse together to create a durable, scratch resistant, high-shine finish that dries in less than 8 minutes. That’s 60% faster than traditional nail polish. To make application even easier, we’ve designed a higher bristle count brush that’s specifically shaped to fit the cuticle.”

All swatches are two coats and shown with the Flexible Sealcoat on top.

Orly Color Amp'd Paparazzi

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Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015 Painted Desert

Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015 Collection Painted Desert

Deborah Lippmann Summer 2015 Painted Desert is a new collection featuring four earthy creme shades.

This collection was inspired by the Sahara desert and the rich but neutral colors there. These are full coverage with just two coats and have an excellent formula.

Deborah Lippmann Shifting Sands

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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Review

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick is new for spring and I decided to pick up a couple shades when I was last at CVS.

These lipsticks come in twenty shades and have a “wax-free gel technology” that is supposed to give true color clarity with just one swipe. They have a clear plastic cap which is nice because you can see the exact shade inside without having to guess. However there are some drawbacks to the packaging. Because the lipstick is cut at an angle and it’s incredibly soft, every time I took the cap off I sliced into the tip of the lipstick! Hence the not so perfect looking product photos below. Argh.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Shades

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Friday Favorites: Highlighters

Favorite Highlighters

TGIF and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!

This time I am going to talk about my favorite highlighters. And I kind of use that term loosely because not all of these are “technically” highlighters. It was really hard for me to narrow this down because I have so many! But I do think all of these are different enough to warrant a spot in my list.

Favorite Highlighters-2

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