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).
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.
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
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.
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?