Thursday, 31 July 2014

Twinsy Thursdays: Lime Crime Centrifuchsia Lipstick

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Hey lovelies,

Continuing on with our lipstick trend, today Nicola (Leona Carolina's Closet) and I will be showing you the rather luscious Lime Crime Centrifuchsia.

Centrifuchsia is one of my all time favourite lipsticks. I've used and loved it since 2010, and I have the awkward browed selfie to prove it:


Guys, I have so many questions. Why didn't I pluck my eyebrows? Why didn't I trim my fringe? Am I wearing a bra? My boobs were actually perky once?? 
I do miss that hair colour a little though.
But I digress. Here are more current pictures of me wearing Centrifuchsia, today in fact. Thankfully with marginally better brows.



I see you, sneaky brassiness. And I will destroy you *brandishes purple shampoo* This one's with my new camera. A little blue toned due to the time of day and weather but I'm loving my new baby :D


I love this baby too <3


I love Centrifuchsia's formula - it's creamy, opaque, bright without being scary (not that I shy away from a scary lip, but they don't go with everrrrything) and lasts. And lasts. AND LASTS. I forgot I was wearing it today and then wondered what the pink rash was all over the back of Patrick's head. Oops. Just my kisses. Sorry Pat.

Don't forget to head on over to Leona Carolina's Closet to see how Nicola wore Centrifuchsia!

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Lani

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Interview with Mishka from Accio Lacquer

Hey lovelies,

Flail with me today as I present an interview with the incomparable Mishka from Accio Lacquer! Mishka is soooo lovely and her blog is responsible for many a lemming. We also share many fandoms :D


Tell me a bit about you!
This is such a hard question! I'm so bad at describing myself. I am at least 42% sure I am a human. Not sure, I might be a cylon. I tend to escape into books. Because, let's be honest, growing up is way easier when you have Arthur Dent and Luna Lovegood on your side!

How did you first get into nail polish? Do you have any special memories? Was there someone who got you into it?
I have always had a fascination with nail polish, but I didn't get into it until after my father passed away. I needed something to throw myself into...and it ended up being nail polish. 

What made you decide to start blogging?
My stash! It got to a point where I had so much nail polish that I felt I needed to do SOMETHING with it, just so I could justify having it! Now when people learn how many bottles I have I can at least say, "I'm a nail blogger. Shut your face." That helps them think my obsession is a little bit more normal. I hope. 

How do you juggle blogging with work/family/other commitments?
Seriously, this is my daily struggle. Even after close to two years I have not found that balance. Failasaurus Rex here. 

Is there anything about blogging you find difficult or dislike? What has been your biggest challenge?
One word: Editing. It is the bane of my existence! I mean, is there a specific reason that my camera can't automatically add my watermark as I take each photo? C'MON, TECHNOLOGY! You're better than this! 

Do you have any blogging role models? What do you admire about them?
My biggest role models tend to be the ladies I followed before getting heavily into polish myself. And I'm a big obsessor over nail art bloggers who freehand their work. I'm always trying to up my freehand game, so they give me a lot to look up to. Chalkboard Nails, Nailasaurus (two dino references in two questions!), The Daily Nail, Pshiiit, Madam Luck, and a neverending list of others.

What has been your favourite blogging moment to date?
I am a very excitable person, so it's hard to pick one moment. The whole journey still seems entirely surreal. But I definitely had some immense flails when I realized that people were really getting behind the blog. I just...I never saw it coming. 

What is your most prized nail polish?
My most prized bottle is Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. A few months before my father passed away he and I went out to California for six weeks to see my brother. On the first day, he and I went to Target to buy a bunch of stuff that we didn't bother packing. While there he got me that polish. I wore it the entire trip! 

What's the weirdest beauty item you own?
I don't know if this counts, but I have a very specific eyeshadow shade from Shiro Cosmetics. Everyone needs to own Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Afternoon.


What is the strangest polish name in your collection?
Considering all of the INSANE and AWESOME names indies come up with, that's a very hard one! I don't know that it's the strangest, but "Pegasus Jizz" is probably my favorite.



Is there anything you regret NOT buying?
Oh man, I have one above all others! Hot Mess Lacquers Game Over! I had it in my cart on Etsy for months, but foolish me, I never made the move to buy it. Then Hot Mess closed down. I don't think I will ever have a bigger nail regret than that one. *hangs head* 

Tell me about your best beauty bargain.
I have one of those! There's a handful of Sally's Beauty stores in my city, but I found one that caters almost entirely to hair salons. They still get the same polishes as the other stores, but since no one goes there to buy polish it all ends up on clearance! I have gotten so many AMAZING HTFs because of this! JACKPOT!

Is there a polish purchase you really regret?
Ugh. Crackle. Finishes. Just...no. 

What is your biggest lemming?
Yeeeeeeeah, Hot Mess Game Over, lol. 

What has been your biggest beauty blunder?
Prooooobably the time I fell asleep while bleaching my hair. That was...fun. 

Do you have a go to mani?
Surprisingly enough, no. Though I will use any excuse to use The Lady Varnishes "Anduin" and Supernatural Lacquer "Atropos"



What's your favourite fandom?
It's almost shocking how easy it is for me to say A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. George R. R. Martin is my god. 

Favourite character from a fandom?
See, this is a torture question. I have favorites from every fandom, but I can't list them all here. So I'll go with my favorite from ASoIaF/GoT. With that in mind - Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the first of her name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Favourite ship?
CRUISE LINERS! Omg, I am freaking hilarious! For super serious though, that's a toughie. I have so many. All it takes is a sidelong glance between characters for me to ship it. I even ship inanimate objects. Pretty sure the stapler and sticky notes on my desk have a thing going on.


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Lani
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Bottle Shot Spam #23

Hey lovelies,

A rather rainbowlicious selection today! Enjoy ^_^

Nabi Arabian Night

Nabi - Arabian Night 

Midie #5

Midie #5

Innisfree #108 Aquarius

Innisfree #108 Aquarius

Pahlish - Pianos Filled With Flames

Pahlish - Pianos Filled With Flames

W7 - Blue Debris

W7 - Blue Debris

W7 - Pink Shard

W7 - Pink Shard

W7 - Multi Debris

W7 - Multi Debris  

Star Kin - Chartreuse Take Twose

Star Kin - Chartreuse Take Twose

Finger Paints - Peacock Portrait

Finger Paints - Peacock Portrait

Lynnderella - Salad Days

Lynnderella - Salad Days

Want more Bottle Shot Spam? Check out the tag to the right, or the button at the top of the page.

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Lani

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

This Week's FOTDs

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Hey lovelies,

How was your week? I've been working hard on the admin side of the blog this week, scheduling posts for our move next month and building affiliate links... which is tedious, but will hopefully be worth it, one day :) If you buy anything through an affiliate link, I will love you forever. It doesn't cost you anything (except whatever you buy, of course!) but I receive a small percentage of the sale, which helps support the blog ^_^
Rambling aside, I didn't wear much makeup again this week, but this blonder hair is growing on me, what do you guys think?





FACE
L'Oreal Glambronze - Blonde Harmony

EYES
theBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Seductive on socket line, Sassy on inner corner, Serious along upper lashline
Naked 3 - Strange all over lid and up to browbone
Eye Of Horus Goddess Pencil - Bronze Amulet*
Eye Of Horus Goddess Mascara*

LIPS
MAC Toying Around Lipstick

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Sunday





FACE
L'Oreal Glambronze - Blonde Harmony
MAC My Paradise blush

EYES
Urban Decay Naked 3 - Mugshot on lid/lower lashline, Darkside on outer V/socketline, Limit as transition colour
theBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Sassy to highlight/blend out
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Eye Of Horus Goddess Mascara*

LIPS
BYS Barbados Bikinis Lip Tar


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Lani

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Tosowoong Makeon Gel Pencil Eyeliners - Bronze Spectrum #9 Tan and #10 Magic Eye Swatches & Review

Hey lovelies,

I have some more beautiful Tosowoong eyeliners to show you today! If you've read my review of the Tosowoong Princess sets (Seasons 1, 2 and 3 reviewed), you'll know I have a big crush on their eyeliners and I've been adding more to my collection. These two come from the Bronze Spectrum line, which is primarily made up of neutral shades.



#10 Magic Eye, #09 Tan

As with other Tosowoong eyeliners I've tried, these shades are both lovely and sparkly. The shimmer in these isn't irritating to my eyes and doesn't migrate over the course of the day. The wear time is fantastic, they don't crease or disappear and they survive a trip to the beach.
Tosowoong eyeliners are very easy to sharpen, though there can be a little wastage because the product itself is somewhat soft. This softness is handy too though, it stops the eyeliners from skipping or dragging during application, and it means that you can pick up product easily with a liner brush if you'd like a more precise line. They're just, to put it the blunt Kiwi way, pretty bloody fantastic.
The only claim they don't consistently live up to is doubling as an eyeshadow, which Tosowoong demonstrate in their Ebay listings. I find that some shades feel tacky as an eyeshadow (such as Blonde from the Season 3 set), while others are fine (like Deep Bronze, also from Season 3), and the tackier ones crease after 6 hours wear. Some of the shades are also a little harder to apply evenly as an eyeshadow.
I won't repeat myself regarding formula etc below, instead I'll show you a close up of each pencil and a look with each (full posts with further FOTD details will be hyperlinked).

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Tan





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Magic Eye





What I liked:
  • Great colour pay off
  • Fantastic lasting power
  • Some shades work as an eyeshadow too
  • Can be smoked or blended out (though you'll need to be quick, they set fast!)
  • According to Tosowoong's Ebay listing, these are hypo-allergenic
  • Can be picked up cheaply
What I didn't like:
  • Not all of the shades double as eyeshadow

Where to buy:

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