OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection

OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection

The OPI Soft Shades 2015 Collection features six new shades, which I have for you today.

As the name says, these are all pale and soft colors. Some are sheers, one is a frosty metallic, one an iridescent shimmer and one a very cool and unique glitter topper.

OPI Act Your Beige!

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

Nubar POP! Spring 15 Collection

Nubar POP! Spring 15 Collection

The Nubar POP! Spring 15 Collection features eight new creme shades. The colors come in the regular nail lacquer formula as well as their Gelicure Soak-Off Gel Polish.

What I like about these colors is they aren’t all totally predictable for a spring collection. For the most part the formula was really good which is how Nubar normally is. A couple of them I maybe could have used three thin coats, but I did two for all these swatches.

Nubar Choirgirl

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Collection

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Collection

The limited edition Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Collection is available now and I’ve got all the deets for ya!

Nordstrom has something called a “Pop-In” happening Mar 20-Apr 19.  It’s a themed monthly pop-up shop within select stores, curated by Olivia Kim (tastemaker and former Opening Ceremony buyer).  The theme for this Pop-In is “Magic Hour” – think raves, outdoor festivals, music, lights, etc.

There are seven shades here, four holos and three glitters. The formula for the holo shades is perfect as I expected! They are creamy, totally smooth and only take two coats to cover perfectly. The glitters can be slightly trickier to work with because they have various sized glitters, and as you probably know, larger glitter pieces can be a pain. For the glitters I used two coats and I dabbed them on and “placed” the glitter rather than brushing on like a normal polish.

Cirque Colors PLUR

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

Colors by Llarowe Oh, Baby! Collection

Colors by Llarowe Oh, Baby!

Colors by Llarowe Oh, Baby! Collection features seven new holographic shades which were made to honor all the moms out there.

The names were created by Leah Ann’s friend Sara, who had just given birth. The formula with these is really quite perfect. They are super creamy and smooth and all only needed two coats. Some have a stronger holo look than others, but all are pretty. I did have a couple with weird brushes but I was able to still work with them.

Colors by Llarowe Ice Chip Wishes and Epidural Dreams

Continue reading »

Note: Cruelty free

The Lipstick League: Week of 3.16.15

lipstickleague_large

Happy official first day of spring!!

spring18

Question of the Week: You’re leaving the house and must grab ONE lip color to wear for the entire week. Quick! What do you pick?

My Answer: Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss in Pink Gold.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Love for Lacquer – Spring cleaning is upon us. Jess shows us some of her favorite makeup organizers! You’re going to want to see these (And bookmark a few sites!)

My Beauty Bunny – Less is more this spring! We’ve got the basics, our cruelty free picks, and a quick tutorial for the ‘it’ style of the season – Makeup Trend: Barefaced and Beautiful.

My Newest Addiction – Laura shows us the new Too Faced Selfie Palette! You MUST SEE the swatches!

Nouveau Cheap – Target has added lots of beauty brands to the makeup department lately, but this new addition was a total surprise to me.

Prime Beauty – has a special connection to Cinderella. Does the MAC Cinderella Stroke of Midnight Collection live up to her expectations? Find out!

Phyrra – shows you ways to wear the 2015 beauty trends with a 5 product face!

Continue reading »