Turned out a lot less greenish than I thought it’d be. It’s still a pretty vintage blue!
I took this one playing ping pong at a bar. 😀
I know everyone wants Lynnderella’s Snow Angel, and even if you already have it, they are selling for a ton on eBay! So I thought it’d be exciting to feature that in my giveaway, since I have a brand new, unswatched, big round bottle of it!
I want to pick 3 winners again. So I’ll ask you what your favorite items are from these, and the grand prize winner will get 4, including Snow Angel! The 2nd place winner will get another 4 polishes, and the 3rd will get 3. Every time I’ve done it this way, I’ve been able to give everyone some polishes that they wanted most, so it was pretty fun!
Here is the list of the polishes in the giveaway! Click if you’d like to see google images swatches for each.
To enter, you can do one of two things, or both for an extra entry!
1. Use the giveaway picture and post/blog about this somewhere, put the URL to your post into the form.
Picture to use -> http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8346691467_0d150cc61a.jpg
Link to the giveaway to use -> http://happy2013giveaway.shimmerspark.com
2. Become a facebook friend!
Here I am -> http://www.facebook.com/shimmerspark
(Just put your facebook name into the form, even if you were already my facebook friend.
I will pick the winners randomly, on February 10th!
If you don’t see the form load below this line, click here to go to the original post so that it will load for you…
After going through all of my posts to update links for my new server, I kept my favorite Christmasy swatches aside to put in one entry. 🙂
I might as well try the cool WordPress “Gallery in a post” feature!
When I went to Sephora last week, I was admiring their new aisle they have that is just dedicated to nail polish! With the new fake-nail swatch of each color, I was able to see the polishes in a different way. They even have that for all of the other brands they carry now.
The one that caught my eye was Beauty Junkie! I picked it up and wondered how I had never noticed it before. So I bought it. 🙂
It is really cool because in different lights, it can look brown, burgundy, or really dark mauve! I swear sometimes in the sun, it has looked like a plum even. Its a nice and rich creme, so even though it is really dark, it can’t be mistaken for black… I love it!
I still can’t get enough of these creme polishes that are this rich color that looks taupe sometimes, plummy at other times, kind of greyish…
They always surprise me! I have to compare this to Below Deck, of course. It has a similar mix of shades but this one is more brown.
I also have to rave about the formula. It is so opaque that two coats is perfect and it didn’t dry too fast and become gloppy like some other brands I have polishes like this in. It will dry a tiny bit darker than the color you see in the bottle.
Speaking of that though, if you notice a little bit of bubbliness to this swatch, it isn’t the polish’s fault this time, I just overdid it on the Mavala Barrier Base + Sally Hansen Nail Quencher layers beneath it since my nails had gotten dry.
With the next post, its giveaway time again! 🙂
I wanted to use the new Konad plate I got. It is one of their latest – m85.
I started with China Glaze – Concrete Catwalk and then stamped with a pink holo, Nfu Oh 63. I love stamping with these because it does look pink and gray mostly, but in the sun you can really see the rainbow appear in the stamped design!
These 3 dark purples looked so similar to me in the bottle, so I wanted to do a comparison.
Here are China Glaze Urban Night (index and pinky), Makeup Factory 375 (middle), and NARS Tallulah (ring):
The Makeup Factory one got really dark but the NARS and the China Glaze look exactly alike!
This one ended up being kind of a dud for me. I thought it would be a nice rich taupe like Below Deck, but it ended up just being kind of washed out?
I was thinking about giving Julep polishes a try and their facebook page was offering a few dollars off. So I went to look and found one named Holly. So, I had to. It was literally calling my name.
Ever since I tried Misa – Blush Hour, I’ve been in love with these opaque super light pinks that have a greyish tone rather than a blue or coral tone. My other favorite is Butter London – Teddy Girl. Orly – Kiss the Bride is another that is almost exactly the same as Blush Hour but a tiny bit brighter.
So when I got Julep – Holly, I compared it to 3 others that have been in my “new” pile waiting to be swatched!
Sinful Colors – Easy Going, French Tip Dip’s unnamed pink, Essie – Fiji, Julep – Holly
Here they are swatched!
Julep – Holly is the only one with shimmer to it. I can’t wait to get Play the Peonies so I can compare those two.
Essie Fiji is what I decided to wear today. Its really opaque and harder to apply than the others, but it has the benefit of not having thick layers that take longer to dry, which is good since I’m doing this before work! haha!
The French Tip Dip ended up being more of a slightly darker jellyish gray pink, so although its awesome, I put it up for swap on MUA.
Sinful Colors – Easy Going is great. Its a little more glossy and makes thicker layers, which is better for when I have more time to let it dry, so I’m keeping that one too!
If you haven’t seen my last post, go see it, I gushed about this brand a lot!
I was going to give away 1 bottle to 2 people, but tuffscent.com was so generous and sent me an extra free bottle, so I’m going to actually choose 2 names and the first winner will get 2 bottles!
Truth (pineapple kiwi-scented), Guardian Angel (china lily-scented), Wisdom (grapefruit-scented)
When you enter, I’m going to ask you what your top 2 choices would be so that when I pick both names, I’ll try my best to send you what you wanted most.
As always, you get an extra entry for posting about the giveaway, since it helps me connect with more awesome nail polish addicts I wouldn’t get to find any other way! 🙂
Here are a link and picture you can use -> http://shimmerspark.com/posts/tuff-scent-giveaway & http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/hollycoffeebean/giveaway-tuffscent.jpg
I’ll end this one on August 31st.
First of all, Fabulous Street restocked their Nfu Oh holo polishes, flakies, Aqua Base Coat… go get some quickly! 🙂
I was just informed a couple of hours ago, so I hope I’m telling you soon enough for you to stock up. I had to get some of their holos just now for the first time. I also threw in a “Jelly Syrup”, a flakie, and a glittery jelly along with my 2 Aqua Base coat bottles. I knew they wouldn’t last long on that site!
Back to the You Rock collection… here are the two blue-greens! Speed of Light Blue is on the left, that one is my favorite of the whole collection!
These both apply really well… better than the Chanel polishes they are dupes for.
I’m uploading my You Rock collection of swatches!
This was the one that I told Jill she could skip and I’m so glad she didn’t listen! I rarely can wear pinks that aren’t super light or super dark because of my skin tone, but this one was just the right warm shade of magenta!
I love all of them in this collection, I’ll post the rest soon!
Hi guys! I got in a roller skating accident and sprained my wrist/hand so its hard to type with just the one hand… and I write code all day for a living so this is reaallllly going to suck. (And you can’t even clip your bra or button jeans without help, I’m so screwed!)
Anyway, so the next few might be short posts but I have tons of swatches I already got before I ate pavement! ha!
Here’s Burke! A red creme that has a unique tint to it that I can’t explain…
I also bought some of these online, have you?!
Another great BB Couture! This one is another chocolate brown polish…
Can’t get enough of the yummy chocolate polishes. They all have their own unique shade, so I must keep them all! 🙂
It was so nice to have a holiday, but I’m definitely tired today!
Anyway, I love these brownish mauve cremes, if you haven’t noticed… this one is Zoya – Coco!
Its a nice warm raspberry chocolatey mauve color.
In San Diego, I wanted to hold this Cockatoo and as soon as it saw my metallic looking nails it had to bite into one so now my pinky looks pretty retarded, but my vitamins have been making my nails grow like crazy, so I hope it grows soon! I didn’t mind too much because the bird was so cute. 🙂
These are the two hot pinks I have from Color Club that are a plain creme.
Yum Gum on the left two nails and Modern Pink on the right two:
Its hard to tell a difference really! I took one in a dark corner of my room because I think in the shade is where you can see Yum Gum pops a little more…
If you wanted this color and couldn’t decide which to get, get Yum Gum because it smells so heavenly!!!!
Okay, so on to the MAC lip glosses! I LOVE their lip glosses. Especially the black line!
It is the only formula that doesn’t dry my lips out, it stays on, its nice and smooth, doesn’t have any negatives for me whatsoever! Since I like to try and make my perfect colors out of frankens at times, I wanted to go on TKB Trading and get some mixes. (If you do this, get the rum or pecan flavor oils, holy crap they make it smell sooo good!) I wanted to find the MAC ingredient list so I could pick the same base, but I couldn’t find an updated ingredient list anywhere!
I asked them on their site and it took them weeks to get back to me, but this morning I finally had the ingredient lists!
I am putting it here in case it will be of use to anyone else. 🙂
INGREDIENTS: POLYBUTENE  HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE  TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE  SILICA SILYLATE  CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE  CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE  SQUALANE  TOCOPHERYL ACETATE  TOCOPHEROL  ASCORBYL PALMITATE  LECITHIN  TIN OXIDE  SILICA  VANILLIN  [+/- MICA  TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)  IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)  BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)  BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)  CARMINE (CI 75470)  RED 6 (CI 15850)  RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)  RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410)  RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360)  RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200)  YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)  YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)  YELLOW 10 LAKE (CI 47005)]
INGREDIENTS: HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE  SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL  OCTYLDODECANOL  COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXCERA CARNAUBACIRE DE CARNAUBA  TOCOPHERYL ACETATE  SILICA  DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE  PROPYLENE CARBONATE  CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE  CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE  ALUMINA  TIN OXIDE  VANILLIN  PHENOXYETHANOL  [+/- MICA  TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)  IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)  BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163)  BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)  CARMINE (CI 75470)  RED 6 (CI 15850)  RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)  RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410)  RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360)  RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200)  YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)  YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)  YELLOW 10 LAKE (CI 47005)]
I started to really like the look of a light pink that’s whiter than my skin tone and not too blue… so I’ve been adding colors like this to my stash lately!
Do people in other countries say this by the way? “Pardon my french, but fuck that shit.” Is that just a US thing?
Here’s Pardon My French!
Its so early, I’m not liking the getting up at 6am thing.