Showing posts with label silver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label silver. Show all posts

Monday, September 12, 2011

Today's Nail of The Day Isn't For The Faint of Heart - Beauty Treats Silver Sparkles Nail Polish

I like bling. I adore bling. Even so, this manicure may be a little over the top for every day wear. It would be great for New Year's Eve, don't you think? I'm going to wear it at least till Wednesday when I go to Nordstrom for Triple Points weekend because I really want to see how this polish sparkles in those lights. They make everything a little sparklier and brighter.

We had a place open called Dollar Zone, so I had to wander in there to see if they had any cool polishes. They did. We don't have Dollar Tree or anything like that in Alaska. Everything in there is in the range of a

They had LA Girl polishes, which was nice to find if I use up my multi-packs, and they had a brand called Beauty Treats. I picked up a few to try. They were around $1.39 each. The one I am showing today is called Silver Sparkles, #412.

This polish is fairly dense and complex. It has two sizes of silver hexagonal shaped glitters which are holographic. I think there is small round silver glitter in there too but honestly, the shine is so plentiful that I can't see the individual pieces well. The light just bounces off the hex glitter pieces like you wouldn't believe.

The polish has a clear base but the glitter is thick enough I almost could have done just one coat. I did two to ensure full coverage and then put Seche Vite over the top for a quick dry. It didn't hurt the holo whatsoever.

And just because it's fun to see a glittery polish blurred for maximum light reflection, I'm including this photo:

So what do you think? Too much glittah? Not enough? Would you wear this for a mani of the week like I'm going to?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mac Fashionflower, Now In Season, Budding Beauty Lip Gelee Swatches and Review

Mac released three lip gelees recently as part of the Fashionflower Collection. I adore Lip Gelees. They are mostly sheer and glossy and some are super sparkly. This collection contains lots of sparkle, especially in two of the glosses and the third has sparkle but it is less noticible. Lip Gelee's are in long squeeze tubes with an angled applicator at the bottom so that you can control how much you wish to squeeze out. They retail in the US for $14.50.

They aren't particularly sticky glosses but are wet and glossy without the stick. They feel a little more like a petroleum jelly than a traditional Mac Lipglass. The wear time is exceptional. Here's a closeup of, from left to right, Budding Beauty, Fashionflower, and Now in Season.

The order is the same for the gloss swatches on my hand. It should be noted that I put enough in the hand blobs to do my whole lips. A heavy swatch shows you more of the color, but when you apply these, they will be far more sheer, especially Budding Beauty.

Budding Beauty is a very sheer peach with golden peach sparkles. It looks very sheer on me and just adds a tiny bit of shimmer. The best picture I have is a blurry photo to show the shimmer.

Fashionflower has a light lavender base with silver and pinky sparkles. This one is high on shimmer and adds a little bit of silvery lavendar to my lips. It's not a full on thick silver like the heavy swatch on my hand would indicate.

Lastly, I have Now In Season, a lightly golden sheer gloss filled with gold and teal sparkles. On my lips, it gives somewhat of a nude look with plenty of shimmer.

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