Wet N’ Wild Depotting – DIY 2014 #1

Here is the first DIY of the New Year. In the continued effort to de-clutter I decided to finally depot all my Wet N’ Wild shadows. I only kept two of the more neutral palettes that I usually carry in my makeup bag and depotted the rest. I also depotted a few single ELF and NYX shadows. The easiest ones to depot (with zero casualties) were the NYX. Most of the WnW came out undamaged but I found if heated too much especially the mattes they will over bake and crack. I was able to get all these done with one tea light. I tried to depot the NYX 10 pan palettes but that did not go very well.
Tools– empty 15 pan palette (with insert removed); tea light; paper towels and makeup remover for clean up (water does not work very well); razor blade (single edge is the best, a knife or push pin are not as versatile).

Wet n Wild On a Trip Manicure

 I like this Wet n Wild polish a lot. In the bottle it is a pastel purple but photographs as a periwinkle. I wore this manicure for a whole week (forgot to take pics) and towards the end put on a layer of China Glaze Crackleglaze in Jade-D (big disappointment in these crackles). I have a couple of these glitter gel based CG crackles that just don’t crack at all unlike their original creme formula.

S’/S’ 2012 Trend – Coral, Mint, & Orange Nails

I went to the mall and was delighted to see a sea of corals, oranges and mint greens washing over the department stores. So for the coming weeks, I’ll try to wear nail colors that embrace this fun colorful trend. I picked out all the corals, mints and oranges from my collection and was surprised to see I have so many bottles that represented each color. I’m very excited for this little project as not only will I be trendy but I’ll be able to wear some polishes that may otherwise have been neglected.

Mint Greens: Sinful Colors – Mint Apple; Borghese – Menta; Milani – Dress Maker; Revlon – Minted;
China Glaze – For Audrey

Corals: Julep – Alicia; NARS – Orgasm; Jesse’s Girl – JulieG; Sephora by OPI – ; Jesse’s Girl – All Things Girly; Sinful Colors – Hazard; Revlon – Mad About Mango

Oranges: Jesse’s Girl – Beauty Guru; Urban Decay – Magic Bus; Sinful Colors – Cloud 9; Sinful Colors – UFO; WetnWild – Orange; NYC – Times Square Tangerine Creme; Julep – Parker
I wonder what the Fall/Winter 2012 color trend will be 🙂

Review & Dupe: Lancome’s Pose Color Design Eyeshadow

I recently ventured to the mall with my sister where we stopped by the Lancome counter being a fan of their Hypnose Drama mascara I decided to try their eyeshadows as well and one thing led to another and now I the proud owner of three. This despite the fact that I prefer palettes to singles. I really like the shadows in the Color Design series. Color Design shadows boasts Lancôme’s Micro-aired technology that promises effortless application and smooth-gliding color that’s beautifully bendable. They are long-lasting, pigment-packed and the color stays true for daylong wear. (Lancome.com)

I’ll be posting about all three eventually but for now here is the lovely Pose.

Pose is an intense golden – copper with a metallic finish and retails for $18.00 for 0.042 oz.


I love gold/copper shadows so when I swatched it, I instantly had a dupe from the WetnWild Golden Goddess palette (Holiday Collection 2010).

It is most similar to the last shadow in the first column.
From L to R: Pose, shadow #2 first column, #3 first column (dupe) and #2 second column. They are very similar with the only difference being Pose is more gold while the dupe is more coppery.
See you in the next post 🙂

My Top 5 Blushes

Clockwise: Rock & Republic Shameless, Sleek Pomegranate, R&R Seduce, WetnWild Berry Shimmer and MAC Bite of an Apple

L to R: Rock & Republic Shameless, Sleek Pomegranate, R&R Seduce, WetnWild Berry Shimmer and MAC Bite of an Apple

Coming up- top 5 nail polishes, lipsticks, shadows, glossess.

Age of the Nudes & Neutrals

How many nude/neutral eyeshadow palettes 
do we/I really need?
All the neutral/nude palettes I have (I may have missed a few) and this does not include any single shadows.

 The original NAKED palette

NYX Nude on Nude palette 

NYX Bohemian Rhapsody and Champagne & Caviar palettes (Runway Collection)

Top to bottom: Stila Garden Bliss & AVON Neutral Tones palettes

L’Oreal Landscape and The Body Shop Chocolate shimmer cube palettes

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone (1st column), Golden Goddess, I <3 Matte (2nd column), Vanity and Walking on Eggshells palettes.

Coastal Scents 88 Warm and 28 Neutral palettes.
Now I know I don’t need anymore nudes or neutrals but everyday there is a new one tempting me, luring me to buy it. I’m pretty sure amongst the individual 221 pans here I can dupe the NAKED 2, all the Balm neutral palettes, the newest ones from Bobbi Brown, Lorac, Dior, Lancome, Guerlain and every other brand. God forbid a NAKED 3 should come out.
Would you agree? or do you think you could never have enough nudes?

NOTM: Nails of the Month (November)

Earlier this month I wore Rimmel’s #350 Violet Metal 
to a week long conference and I’d forgotten to take a picture.
TonyMoly Party Lover #BL03 (a gorgeous iridescent navy blue) 
and Sinful Colors #115 Pearl Harbor
Sally Hansen’s #59 Cobblestone Creme and 
Wet nWild’s The Gold and the Beautiful
petites #129 Rock N Red and WnW Party of Five
This month’s purchases from a blog sale (pics 1 & 2) 
and the Essie from Walgreen’s

My Blush, Bronzer & Highlighter Collection

My bronzer, blush and highlighter collection 🙂

Guerlain Meterorites TEINT DORÉ 03

MAC Blushes and MSFs

Rock & Republic- I have 9 of the 11 or 12 blushes 
( I want the others to complete my collection)

Blush (random brand and Black Opal) and Bronzer (NYC, Black Opal and Go)

Eyeko Bronze Tinted Cream

Milani review to come.

NOTM: Nails of the Month (October)

So many lovely polishes this month!!!
Purple, green and yellow polishes (Sinful Colors)  
 China Glaze: Unplugged

Sinful Colors Shausha with Orange (below on ring finger)

JulieG’s Stiletto 

Last month’s purchases:

Wet n Wild: The Gold and the Beautiful ($1.99)
 Urban Decay’s Roller Girl Collection $8 (urbandecay.com) see review and swatches in an upcoming post.

Wet n Wild: Party of Five and FuchsiaRama ($0.99 each)
Sephora by OPI: Safari Luxe Mini Collection $10.24 Don’t Heed the Hand Models, Caught with my Khakis Down, Yes Your Lioness and I Don’t Bite

WetnWild: How I Met Your Mother and SoGreena the Teenage Witch ($0.99 each)

Urban Decay’s Summer of Love Collection $8 (urbandecay.com) review and swatches in an upcoming post.