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Archive for the month “November, 2013”

NOTW

Why Nails of the Week? Because this manicure is still holding up without chipping for 4 days now!  Ok, so today I noticed a  crack on one nail… but still, 4 days for a nail polish is quite impressive. Even more so when we’re talking about a 2€ nail polish!

I apologize for the crappy pics – my photography skills still suck big time although I have a nice Fuji Finepix camera… any advice on handling it is more than welcome!

ESSENCE ABSOLUTELY BLUE & OPI NAVY SHATTER

ESSENCE ABSOLUTELY BLUE & OPI NAVY SHATTER

So, here is the Essence – OPI combo:

I really like the pastel blue of the Essence Absolutely Blue…As for the OPI Navy Shatter, I’m not so sure. I got it half priced which is a good thing as I definitely don’t find it useful enough. This is my first ,,cracking” polish and likely my last! I’ve tried painting it over different colours and the result is always the same – I feel as though my nails are terribly dirty! It just seems so…what is the word…shabby? Cheap? Both, I guess. In an attempt to make it look less so I’ve tried layering it over a pastel blue polish only on my thumbs and index fingers… Have I succeeded? Not really, but at least it looks like I did it to my nails on purpose 😉

OPI NAVY SHATTER

OPI NAVY SHATTER

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ESSENCE COLOUR&GO ABSOLUTELY BLUE, OPI NAVY SHATTER, SALLY HANSEN DRY&GO

ESSENCE COLOUR & GO ABSOLUTELY BLUE:  Just as good – or perhaps a tad better – as any high end polish. Application without streaking, texture, durability…without the hefty price tag! Oh, and I almost forgot the great square brush it comes with! So good it deserves a blog post on its own 😉

DOES ”CRACKING” NAIL POLISH WORK FOR YOU?

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November Wishlist

Currently I’m lusting over:

1. MARC JACOBS HONEY

I don’t particularly care for honey but this one is so sweet…

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2.  BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING HAIRSPRAY

A classic which I haven’t tried yet. When is the payday again?

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3. OPI GOT THE BLUES FOR RED

Has anyone tried this shade? What would it look like on light skin tone?

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4. CHANEL ROUGE NOIR

As you can see I’m into nail polishes this month…What’s your current obsession?

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5. ELISE RYAN LACE SKATER DRESS

Love, love this one… What do you say? Could this one pass for an alternative wedding dress for someone who doesn’t want a classic gown? 😉

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WHAT’S ON YOUR WISHLIST THIS MONTH? DROP ME A LINE BELOW 🙂

Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette EXTASE PINKS: Review & Swatches

In Dior‘s words:  The legendary Dior palette, with its rich and long-lasting colours, offers an infinite range of possibilities. Our advice: Apply the lightest shade to the inside corner of the upper eyelid and a darker shade along the upper lash line. To finish, add a third colour to the corner of the middle lid and, for intensity and emphasis, apply another shade under the lower lash line.

What I say: I love this palettes. Ok, so they’re not the cheapest but the quality makes up for the price tag. Plus, it’s almost impossible to run out of it! This is Extase Pinks, 804, with five gorgeous shimmery eyeshadows:

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Extase Pinks 804

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Pink, dark grey, purple, light grey and a softer pink in the middle

Sleek case

Sleek case

Classy velvet pouch

Classy velvet pouch

Signs of wear and tear - but only after a few years!

Signs of wear and tear – but only after a few years!

Useful instructions - especially for those new to eye makeup

Useful instructions – especially for those new to eye makeup

Light grey (with flash)

Light grey (with flash)

Dark grey & purple (with flash)

Dark grey & purple (with flash)

Shimmery pink

Shimmery pink

Soft pink

Soft pink

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Ingredients

Ingredients

The colour combo is quite interesting, don’t you think? My green eyes like purple – grey combination with a pop of pink in the inner corners…but be warned, this is not your every day palette! However, this would make for a great statement look for those special evenings 😉

On the plus side:

  • a vast number of colour combinations to choose from
  • highly pigmented
  • superb blendability
  • very chic packaging
  • comes with 2 eyeshadow applicators which are pretty durable
  • great staying power
  • a purchase that will last a long time

But… actually no buts this time. Apart from the price, of course. Although, IMO, 50 € isn’t that expensive for 5 eyeshadows of such a decent quality!

PRICE: Around 50 €.

Great dupe: Can’t think of any…Maybe, only maybe wet n wild if you are on a very tight budget.

Would I repurchase? Absolutely!

Sexnmakeup rating: 5/5

Have you tried this palette?

xxx, snm

Tomorrow: November Wishlist

Sexy Sundays

Yes, I’m back after a looooong time! I apologize for being such a lazy blogger and promise to post more often…my bathroom shelves are getting fuller by the minute so there are a lot of goodies to be reviewed!

As for the sex(y) part I’m getting married next summer, with a rather small ceremony and quite a grand honeymoon…here is a suite that caught my eye…

LOCATION: Reykjavik, ICELAND 

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I want to know your thoughts on this suite for the honeymoon 😉 Is it too pink, too girlie, just right, sexy or not…anything?

Tomorrow: Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette EXTASE PINKS: Review & Swatches

 

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