Monday, 9 July 2012

Llarowe Nail Polishes

There is so many blogs that contain photos of Llarowe polishes on nails. After viewing tempting sparkling nail polish pic after pic, I just had to take advantage of a sale from this online nail polish store. There were so many that I wanted to buy, but painstakingly decided on a small order, to make sure that I was satisfied with the products before placing a larger order.


 


I can't believe that I had the restraint to only buy 4 :) The smaller bottle is 9ml, it is a Glittergal 3D Holographic nail polish in Lizard Belly. This colour does not appear to be listed, it is a charcoal with holographic shimmer. The following pics contain a swatch over black polish and a swatch with the nail polish on its own. I used two coats of polish on each swatch.




The following polishes are from the HITS Mari Moon collection. They come in 6ml bottles.


CUTIE PIE: Blue/purple duochrome.




DARING: Bronzed duochrome 




CHAMELEON: Gold/green duochrome




It was hard to try and capture just how gorgeous these colours are. A quick google search of these nail polishes will result in plenty of blog posts and swatches from much more talented people on the other end of a camera, lol. Some of these colours sell quite quickly, but there are plenty on offer. I wasn't impressed with the brushes of the Mari Moon set, but according to the website, this issue has been rectified. My other complaint would be the colour label is on the brush handle/lid, so it smudges off after twisting on and off. Makes it difficult if you want to replace any colours.
 I was very happy with the quality of the nail polishes, and would like more in future..I just need more storage space!! :)











Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Evil Shades Cosmetics.

Evil Shades Cosmetics is an indie mineral makeup company that has a goth feel, but with a cutesy side. I instantly found the packaging appealing, along with the bright, sparkley eye shadow shades. On a shopping frenzy, thanks to a weekend of sales, I ordered some eye shadow samples and an eye shadow creme, which are named Spectrum Pots. Also available are lip products, blush, face powders, primers, concealers and even skincare.
The products arrived in a cute pink drawstring bag. The samples are packaged in small clamshell containers, and the Spectrum Pot comes in a typical eye shadow jar.




CHUSI: Bright purple shimmer.



BROKEN DREIDEL: Sky blue shimmer.






PANIC: Pinky peach shimmer.






FAERIE SECRET:  Medium brown with lime green shift.








AMULET: Plum with purple shimmer.








WANDERFLOWER: Teal shimmer.






ABSORBED SPECTRUM POT: Black.



I found this waxy product hard to apply. It is recommended to use a stiff eye liner brush or finger for best results. I used my finger, and found it quite a patchy application. Fine to use as a liner, but I don't think that I'd apply all over the lid, as a base for loose eye shadow, my reason for buying this product.






Above I am wearing Broken Dreidel on my lid, Chusi under brow, with Amulet in crease and lower lashline.






Here I have Wanderflower on my lid, under my brows is Faerie Secret.




I was impressed with the texture and pigmentation of the shadows. The only thing I wasn't content with was the packaging of the samples. Only because I'm not a fan of clamshells, as I find spillage to be a common occurrence when opening.


I would like to try the lip products, and the blushes look appealing too.