Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ready, Set, Go!

In a week we will be having a friend and her husband stay with us, so I've started getting the house ready for guests. I'm noticing all the little things that need doing, and its a little overwhelming.

Also, my cilantro died. Very sad cilantro indeed.

(but the basil is doing fine!)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Max Factor - Fantasy Fire AKA Amazeballs

Ah, I'm back! I took an impromptu break and didn't mean to stay away so long!

I've got something super fun and awesome to show you:
Max Factor Fantasy Fire.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire Clarins 230 dupe

This was released in the UK back in the spring, and in an instant a lemming was born. I was ridiculously upset that I wouldn't be able to buy this in the States, but I was determined to get my hands on it, so a few months ago I bought it off a very nice seller on ebay for a pretty reasonable price.

I die.

I've layered 2 coats of Fantasy Fire over Revlon Royal. The VNL is completely unnoticeable in real life, I don't know why my camera does that. And I did get some minor shrinkage because I think I waited too long to put on the top coat.

But wow. It is just so goddamn pretty.

Using my camera flash helped bring out some of the orange/purple shimmer:

Max Factor Fantasy Fire Clarins 230 dupe

Getting it at an angle to show you the color-shift was a little difficult, but it's there.  :3

Max Factor Fantasy Fire swatch Clarins 230 dupe

Just awesome. I'm so so happy I grabbed this when I could. It's an instant mood-lifter.

Friday, October 19, 2012

OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y?

It's Friday everyone! This is an oldy but goody: OPI's Do You Think I'm Tex-y? And it has a silly name, but I don't mind so much


Pink jelly, mmm, very lovely.

This is the only color I have from the OPI Texas collection, but I've always wanted to get my hands on Houston We Have a Purple, partly because the name makes me giggle.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wet N Wild - Sunny Side Up

So I just realized that my last 3 posts were of Wet n Wild polishes, which is completely a coincidence.

pumpkin orange nail polish wet n wild sunny side up halloween

orange wet n wild nail polish sunny side up pumpkin halloween

Very sleepy and a bit head-achey today, so I'm going to go curl up on the couch and sip some hot tea and watch Sherlock.
See you guys on Friday!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wet N Wild - I need a Refresh-Mint

It's Monday!!
Going to the grocery is getting difficult because it's so hard to avoid the candy isles.  I bought a small packet of caramels, ate the entire bag accidentally, then had to go out and purchase more. The second packet of caramels is now gone as well.


Today I have a Wet n Wild polish to show you, I Need a Refresh-Mint. First off, that is a stupid name for a polish. The color is not mint in the slightest.

wet n wild i need a refresh-mint nail polish mint green tiffany blue

wet n wild i need a refresh-mint nail polish mint green tiffany blue

It's really more of a light teal blue. It looks extremely similar to China Glaze's For Audrey, so I've included a comparison.

On my pointer finger is OPI's What's With the Cattitude, a light pure baby blue, followed left to right with I Need a Refresh-Mint, China Glaze For Audrey, and  OPI Mermaids Tears,  for a green comparison.

comparison nail polish mint green for audrey tiffany blue wet n wild i need a refresh-mint

As you can see, Refresh-Mint is a bit more blue and more vibrant than For Audrey, but definitely not as blue as WWTC. For Audrey is lighter, more dusty, and a tad more green

As far as formula goes, they are relatively comparable. They're both creamy and require two coats minimum, but I think I prefer For Audrey as a matter of personal taste. The color is more subtle, delicate, and has a much more preferable brush. Wet n Wild has unfortunately has taken a leaf out of Sally Hansen's book as their brushes resemble gigantic paddles. This makes the polish difficult to work with, which is quite unnecessary.

What do you think about I need a Refresh-mint and For Audrey? Which polish do you prefer?