July 2013 ~ Polarbelle

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back From Cosmoprof North America 2013

This year, CosmoprofNA was the largest yet.  I have so much information to share with you from some of your favorite companies and some that I hope will be new favorites.

I want to apologize for not posting yet.  I've had yet another physical set back with food poisoning and I've been trying to recover for a couple days.  I promise I'll be back within the next day or two to start loading you up with pictures and information.  

In the meantime, be sure to check my Instagram for pictures from the greatest beauty show in North America. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

3 Eye Makeup Looks With MAC Pigments

Hey there boys and girls, I have a featured writer today from all the way across the world from where I live. It's pretty exciting to be introduced to makeup looks from another country and culture. Please visit my guest, Anamika's, blog, which is linked in the post. I hope you enjoy!!!


Hi Everyone!
I am Anamika, a beauty and makeup blogger from India. Like you all, makeup is my passion and I love experimenting and playing with eye shadows. Today I am showing you some of my previous eye looks which I would like to share with you girls. I am more of a smokey eye makeup girl and my blog is a gateway to bring it in front of makeup enthusiasts. So without wasting much time, I will stop ranting now and go straight to the eye makeup.


MAC Reflect Antique Gold Pigment

I did this eye makeup with MAC Reflect antique gold which is a beautiful brown shade with a very fine gold shimmer into it. It’s a loud shade so I don’t prefer wearing it during the day but for a night party, people will keep noticing your eyes for sure. This pigment is great for popping up smokey eye makeup look.



MAC Antique Green Pigment

First word which pops up into my mind when I swatched it was smoky. It’s a shade which smoky eye makeup lovers will easily fall for. It’s a combination of smoky black teal with a bit of gold and is uber silky and smooth. Also, It looks much prettier on eyes and gives out that royal feeling in comparison to the hand swatch .By the way I have a feeling that it looks like a much richer version of MAC humid eye shadow. Isn’t it? I did this looking keeping in mind this pigment.


Intense Arabic eye makeup with MAC Grape Pigment

Eye makeup which I have done here is smoky arabic makeup where I have used MAC Grape pigment and MAC Vanilla pigment. My Maybelline gel eyeliner was missing therefore I used a liquid eyeliner and Maybelline Kajal, (kohl), for the eyeliner and water line. 
My thanks to Anamika for providing such an interesting post!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Have To Tell You About NYX Cosmetics Sex Bomb Eyeshadow Palette

There are so many cool things to tell you about from Cosmoprof North America 2013, as always. I've VERY excited!!! I know you will be too. If you've followed my Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr accounts, you've seen a lot of sneak peeks from CosmoprofNA 2013.  If you're not following me, get on it!!!  :)  There's lots of sneak previews that you don't want to miss.

My prediction for the first sell-out of everything I saw at Cosmoprof?  This!!

NYX Cosmetics, Sex Bomb, Eyeshadow Palette, femme fatale, Cosmoprof North America

Sex Bomb, Sex Bomb, you're my Sex Bomb....that's the Tom Jones version but I love the NYX Cosmetics version even more. I predict a very quick sell-thru once this hits the shelves. And I want it bad, so if I have to fight you in my neck brace, I will. Or not, because I'd lose. But I want this bad.

Because this is just a preview post, I'm going to share more pictures from this palette and it's accompanying palette called Adorable will sell out as well.

So this was a quickie little post, and I hope you enjoy the picture!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

The San Francisco Collection Is Coming From OPI For Fall 2013

Have you heard about the San Francisco Collection that's coming from OPI this fall? It's got three Liquid Sand colors, which I dearly love. The textures are cool and they often have awesome glitters in them. I haven't seen any swatches yet but I have a bottle group shot to show you today.

OPI San Francisco nail polish, fall 2013

There are some beautiful colors for fall 2013 here and I am especially excited for the Liquid Sand.  Can't wait to see swatches!!!

Here is a direct quote from the originator of OPI about her inspiration for this collection:

"“To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coast attributes. These  elements inspired a collection of urban chic nail lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style. 


“With twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, these lacquers are designed to accessorize fall’s hottest looks, from military details to winter whites,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “On fall runways, models were seen wearing luxurious textures from head to toe. The three newLiquid Sand nail lacquers incorporate the texture trend through nails, with rich matte finishes in colors to complement the season’s fashion.”

You can find OPI products at most salons and some other stores such as JC Penneys, Regis, and Ulta. For more information, you can always visit http://www.opi.com

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