NARS Holiday 2014 Nail Polish Swatches and Review

NARS Holiday 2014 Nail Polish

There are three beautiful new shades in the NARS Holiday 2014 Nail Polish collection, which comes out today.

These don’t come in any ordinary NARS polish bottles though. The custom design on them is by architectural designer Chris Kabatsi. The print is a digitally-rendered Nebula print. The web-like black gloss on the front is his modern take on lace, and the bottle caps, which come off, have a soft, velvety feel.

NARS Holiday 2014 Nail Polish

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Note: Cruelty free

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer Review

NYX Honey Dew Me Up

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer is a new primer on the scene that’s pretty different from the average silicone primer.

For me this doesn’t really seem like a primer – it’s more of a serum. It has a very gel-like liquidy texture, and comes in a bottle with a spatula applicator. A pump would have been much better and easier, I think. It does contain the natural antiseptic honey, as well as gold flakes, which are supposed to increase skin radiance and collagen, for smoother skin.

Gimmicky perhaps? Perhaps.

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Note: Cruelty free

Blackheart Beauty Nail Polish Swatches

Blackheart Beauty Nail Polish

Back in the day when I was a teen, I would have KILLED for a store like Hot Topic at the mall. You see, for us poor children of the 80’s, there was no such cool store around these here parts unless you went to Telegraph Avenue, which I often did. Hot Topic would have been my mecca.

When I was there recently, I came across Blackheart Beauty Nail Polish and nearly had a heart attack when I saw how cool the bottles were. I mean skulls. SKULLS! Does nail polish come in a cooler bottle shape? Nope. I had a hard time picking which ones to try out, there are so many colors and finishes. After juggling about ten different ones I put some back, decided to control myself somewhat, and choose just five.

SKULLS!

Oh, and I’ve been told these are made with all sorts of delicious chemicals, so don’t eat them. ;)

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

LVX 2014 Fall Collection

LVX 2014 Fall Collection

The LVX 2014 Fall Collection features six new shades of creme nail lacquer.

This marks the 10th seasonal collection to be released from the vegan nail brand. I have found so far that LVX has a really great formula with most of their polishes. They definitely look and feel high-end, which they should considering their price. I also like that the square caps come off to reveal a round cap underneath, which makes applying much easier. I didn’t have a single negative issue with any of the formulas with these six shades and most covered with two coats.

LVX 2014 Fall Collection

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Note: Cruelty free

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor

Maybelline Color Whisper

‘Twas quite awhile back now that I purchased these two Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor shades in Oh La Lilac and Faint For Fuchsia and I kind of forgot to wrote about them. So I am doing it now.

The Color Whisper line includes about twenty lipcolor shades. They have a soft gel-like formula. They feel more like tinted lip balms than a traditional lipstick, but they aren’t oily or waxy at all. They are on the lighter, more sheer side, and have a slight shine to them. They’re super comfortable to wear and I love these two shades.

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Note: Not cruelty free