Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Pow-Pow-Pow-Power of Positive Polish...Dior 431 Pow Vernis

Dior's 431 Pow must have accidentally fallen in the "products to possibly purge" bin because this polish has no business being there!

Part of the Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection, and a limited edition vernis, Pow is a slightly muted, yet vibrant, carrot orange with pink, gold and orange micro shimmers throughout. Not only was this shade great for Summer, but it transitions perfectly into Autumn.

The formula is on the thinner side, but it's easy to work with. I was able to get an opaque manicure in two coats. The shimmers are subtle, but they get an extra boost with a top coat. I got a full 4 days of wear from 431 Pow before experiencing signs of tip wear.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Just Bleu Drinking You...Tasty Related, Not Beauty Related

Can you believe it's been almost two years since the last "Tasty Related, Not Beauty Related?" I know I can't.

A blue tea infused with Autumn fruits (pomegranate, litchi, quince), Automne Bleu is meant to "envoke the blue and gold skies and the generous sweetness of sun-kissed fruits of an Indian Summer with its intense, luxuriant, and unforgettable taste."

Supposedly, the tea's color blue. Instead, the tea is a diluted chartreuse. A mixture of fruity-floral, and green tea, the flavor wasn't terrible, per se. I'm sure it's drinkable for some. However, for me, it was a hard tea to swallow. After two separate occasions of not being able to finish a single cup, I'll be ridding myself of the big ol' canister of a disappointment that is, Automne Bleu. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Graveyard Shift ain't Never Dead

I know it's late, but I wanted to share my spooky graveyard themed Halloween Manicure with you. 

I used Lauren B Beauty's #imjuicing as the base color, and (photographed above) these soak & seal nail art stickers I picked up at Loft.

So what was your Halloween manicure? 

Friday, October 26, 2018

15 days left in the What's In The Box? Giveaway!

A reminder that there are  15 days left in the"What's in the box?" giveaway!

Answer the seven deadly questions below: you can either answer in the comments, on your blog, or instagram (please include links in the comments if you post on your blog or instagram).

1. Gluttony: Which beauty product(s) do you have the most of in your collection?

2. Sloth: Which makeup (or skincare) step are you the laziest at applying/doing?

3. Greed: If you could own everything from one brand, which brand would that be?

4. Pride: What item (s) in your collection are you the most proud to own?

5. Lust: What beauty product(s)/collection release are you lusting for?

6. Envy: What beauty product(s), that are no longer available, do you wish you owned?

7. Wrath: What beauty/skincare product(s) do you dislike.

Here's how is works:

You get one entry if you're subscribed to the blog via "the enablers." Long-time enablers get two entries.

Two entries if you're subscribed to, both, the blog and Instagram.

Three entries if you blog, tweet, and/or Instagram the giveaway (please include links or tag me).

Four entries for every additional blog post, tweet, or Instagram feature of the giveaway before the giveaway ends (again, please link the post in the comments, thank you!). 

What you win:

Seven ADDICTION eye shadows of your, some surprise extras.

What's in the box giveaway ends on November 9th (1+1=2 and 2-9=7, get it!), at 11:59p.m. (GMT+9).

This giveaway is open internationally.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or message me in the comments.

I look forward to reading your answers.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

I'm Here for the Boo's...China Glaze Maliboo-boo

I'm enamored with the white lettering on the bottles in this collection. 

Today, I present to you "Maliboo-boo," the first of six polishes from China Glaze's Paint it Black 2018 Halloween Collection.

As a personal preference, I wish they would've gone with something like "Mali-boo!" I find that extra "boo" annoying; it takes me out of the whole Halloween theme, and into Yogi Bear.

Photographed using flash because it was extremely difficult to capture the holographic effect otherwise. 

Maliboo-boo is a black linear holographic. Of all the nail polish finishes, linear holo's are probably the least represented in my collection.

The formula is great, and completely opaque in two coats. Nonetheless, the finish is somewhat dull. Therefore, a good topcoat is needed to maximize the holo's prismatic effect.

With that said, Maliboo-boo isn't an extraordinarily unique shade, but it's still beautiful all the same. I found myself enjoyed it more than expected.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Through Sun Showers...Bath & Body Works' Summer Rain & Linen Shower Gel

Well, I started off the month of October being sick. Then, that sickness turned into a pneumonia (a first for me!). My body bounced back in time for my friends' visit. Now, my friends are back home, and I'm sick again. I feel as if my immune system is in a permanent cycle of "wash, rinse and repeat."

I'm so behind on blog posts. I've photographed, and swatched about 25% of my Autumn posts. I really need to kick my own ass, and get them done! 

Bath & Body Works'
Summer Rain & Linen was September's shower gel, and its notes are: Lakeside Breeze (whatever that is), Sheer Linen, Summer Apple, and Key Lime. 

Another lovely warm-weather, long-gone, limited edition scent I enjoyed, and would most-likely repurchase. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Blister in the Sun...O.P.I Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants

What the heck is going on with the weather? Just when I thought Autumn was making its appropriate entrance this season (usually, the weather begins to cool down towards the end of October), it's hot again!

Oh well, at least I get to squeeze one more wear of O.P.I's Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants. A bright (yet muted), warm, egg-yolk yellow that works nicely during summer, and fall.

I google searched Lisbon Yellow to see what the inspiration for the shade was. And, this is what I got. Apparently, these vintage yellow trams are a tourist attraction in their own right.

As pretty as the color is, I must say the formula of Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants isn't very good. I had to apply four coats to correct all the streaks, and unevenness.

I'm torn with this one; I like the shade, but the application was the absolution pits! So much so that I'm debating if I should keep it in my collection. What do you think?

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