Archive for February, 2011

More Nfu-Oh Goodies!

Posted in Gray, Green, Nfu-Oh with tags on February 21, 2011 by ainamakeup

After my first purchase of Nfu-Oh on Fabulous Street, I couldn’t help but get more a few weeks later.  There are so many shades to choose from, and it took so much strength for me to restrain myself, but here’s what I picked.

Nfu-Oh 302

Awesome Gray.  Dark, muddy.  Pretty much opaque in one coat but I used two.  It almost has little green in it.

Nfu-Oh 569

This just might be my favorite green!  Before I got the second coming of Nars Zulu I’d bought this to ease my lemming.  Love it!

Nfu-Oh 444

Another awesome putty greigy.  Again could have been a one coater, but I used two.  It would have looked more sophisticated on my nails if the green from the previous swatch removed easier.

Advertisements

Essie Winter 2010 Swatches and Review

Posted in Essie, Gray, Green, Purple, Red on February 20, 2011 by ainamakeup

I’d been waiting for this collection since I first heard about it.  Just when I think I’ve seen every dark, gray or green, something new comes along and I just had to pick up my faves from this collection.

Esie Going Incognito

This green is more yellow based and while this was the color I was most excited about having, I don’t think it looks as nice with my skintone as I’d hoped.  I expected a muted green and this color is brighter than I thought it would be.  I still think it’s a gorgeous green and I’ll probably still wear it anyway.

Essie Luxedo

Luxedo is a deep purple creme. I know it’s not anything we haven’t seen, but I really like this dark violet shade.  No matter how many dark polishes I have, I always want more!

Essie Hot Cocoa

One of my favorites of this collection.  Comparable to OPI YDKJ or other brown/taupe colors out there.  This one seems to have more brown than gray.

Essie Masquerade Belle

Masquerede Belle is actually much brighter than this picture shows.  It’s definitely more wine in tone than say a blackened red like Wicked.  I don’t like many reds, but I’ve worn this one more than once.

Essie Smokin Hot

Love love love!  This smokey dark gray is my fave of the collection.  I think it’s different from the other grays I own.  It’s got some purple to it, and while I love light grays, my favorites are darker ones.  So happy to have this in my Gray collection.

The formula on these are great! I didn’t have a problem with application.  I’m not a fan of wide brushes, so I always appreciate applying Essie polishes.  I got mine a Beauty 35, my favorite beauty supply store in the city but you can get these at essie.com.  Until next time, addicts!

China Glaze Holiday 2010 Swatches and Review

Posted in Bronze, China Glaze, Green, Red on February 9, 2011 by ainamakeup

Ok, fine!  I’m just a wee bit late on posting these.  I figure since it’s there is no end to winter in sight,  despite what Puxatony Phil and Staten Island Chuck (seriously, Staten Island has a groundhog named Chuck!) predict, I can get away with reviewing a holiday collection now right?  I picked up a few of the shades that piqued my interest on 8ty8 Beauty.

China Glaze Little Drummer Boy

This dark blue shimmer really caught my eye.  It’s not as “almost black” as other blues out there like Nars Midnight Express or Zoya Ibiza.

Ching Glaze Sugar Plums

Really like this.  This was definitely one of my go-to holiday shades.  Red Plum with gold glitter.  Even though the glitter particles are small, they are still a little difficult to remove, like most glitter polishes are.  I think this is the most traditional and festive of the holiday collection.

China Glaze Naughty and Nice

I can’t ever get enough of vampy dark polishes. This one is a dark plum creme and even though its not anything new, it’s lovely.

China Glaze Peace on Earth

Surprisingly, this was my favorite Holiday shade  I chose this antique gold/olive green  shimmer to wear during the holidays and to all the Holiday parties I attended.  It was different than you usual red and green holiday shades, but was still festive for the season.  Love it!