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My Two Weeks in (Nail Polish) Colour

2 Jul

I was clearing and organizing my nail polish stash when I realised I haven’t used at least a third of the bottles in my collection. Some nail polishes were just swatched or used only once. I definitely need to show them some lovin’ so I decided to change my nail polish colour at least twice a week.

So here are the colours I wore for the past two weeks:

LA Colors Color Craze Polish 2011 Aztec Orange

Ordered from Cherry Culture, I have just recently used this. This nail polish actually looks redder  in real life but my camera picked it as orange (well, it is named Aztec Orange, right?) because it has gold flecks. I liked its consistency – thin but not watery; it was an easy and quick application. It came a little sheer than what I have expected but three coats can do the job. I only used two coats, though. Be careful when you smell it (I have a tendency to smell things, lol) because its typical nail polish scent is so strong and heady. Anyway, I changed it before it chipped so I can’t tell you exactly how long it could have lasted.

Price: US$ 1.50 + shipping

Availability: I purchased it online but I saw it at one of the malls here (with limited colours) and is priced at approximately US$ 10.00

Tony Moly BK01

This is the first time in my life to wear a black nail polish (not counting the black crack nail polishes I used before) and I was surprised that I liked it. It made my hand looked so bright, too so thumbs up for this. The Tony Moly BK01 is a creamy nail polish but it was a breeze to use, it never came out streaky. I used two coats with base and top coats.

Price: THB 90.00 (approx. US$ 3.00)

Availability: It can be found in Tony Moly shops and online.

Revlon Fearless

Revlon Fearless is also a creamy nail polish which is so pigmented. I only used one coat and the colour is similar as the bottle. This red nail polish may have a hint of orange in it but so far, this is one of my favourite red nail polishes. Its consistency is a little thick but it was easy to apply considering its formulation. One thing I don’t like about it is its small narrow and rounded brush but I’m sure it can work out somehow like I did. I actually got a lot of compliments when I wore this at work.

Price: THB 139.00 (approx. US$ 4.50)

Availability: It is sold at selected drugstores and Revlon counters in leading department stores.

The fourth nail polish I used is Holika Holika No.11, it is a creamy gray nail polish. I already made a separate post about it here so please check it out if you want to see how it looks.

If you would ask me what my favourite among the four is, it is the Tony Moly BK01. I was just surprised that a black nail polish would suit me and that I didn’t get any bad comment from the people around me, like it was just so natural. 🙂 The colour was a little flattering for my skin tone too. It did not only make my hands look brighter and fairer, but it was of good quality and reasonable price, too.

Do you like to apply nail polish? What’s your current favourite? Care to share?

Hope you all have a good week ahead!

Cheers 🙂

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Peripera My Color Lips No.21 Soul Pink

14 Jun

First of all, I’d like to say thank you to cocochanel for suggesting to review this lipstick and at the same time, my apologies for this late blog post.

Anyway, I’d like to introduce you all to Peripera My Color Lips No.21 (Soul Pink) lipstick. I got this lipstick when I went to South Korea months ago. I haven’t known of this brand before but I often see people buy this from Gmarket so I got curious. I took a chance to check it out when I saw it at a cosmetic outlet. I actually intended this to be a present for someone else but I decided to keep it for myself.

First Impression/s: Describing it as pretty is an understatement! It is amazing how this company paid a lot of attention to its aesthetics and packaging. Can you notice the details in the pink lipstick cap (cover?) which is engraved with flowers and if you are into pink, then you will be completely sold to this product! It looks really chic, too.

Scent: It has a faint rose fragrance. Once you apply it onto your lips, the smell fades so you don’t have to worry if you’re not into rose scents.

Hue: It’s No.21 – Soul Pink (I can’t read Korean but I checked the name online). As the name suggests, it is pink, a nude-y rose pink with tiny gold flecks. Its colour is very much similar to my lip colour, only it’s prettier.

natural lighting

with flash

Consistency/ Formulation: The lipstick is creamy and highly pigmented. It is a little shimmery because of the tiny, tiny gold flecks. Even without a lip balm, the lipstick was very smooth when applied on the lips. It is not drying, either.

Swatches:

Top: natural light with flash (swatch – shimmery light pink)

Middle: natural light without flash (swatch – looks more reddish pink)

Bottom: indoors with flash (swatch – old rose/nude-ish pink)

Staying Power: I rarely eat nor drink two hours after I wear it so it stays around that time. I haven’t worn it for a long time to test the amount of time it can last.

Price: KRW15,000 (approximately USD13)

Availability: It’s not available in Bangkok. It can be ordered online through Gmarket, though.

Do I recommend/ Will I buy again?: Yes. Its quality is worth your money, not to mention the really attractive packaging. I really regretted not buying more colours.

Have you tried this lipstick before? How do you like it? Care to share?

Friday is coming, hope we all have a lovely weekend!

Cheers 🙂

GOSH Quattro Eye Shadow Q51 Angel Dust

13 Apr

I got the GOSH Quattro Eye shadow in Angel Dust on my first swap with Raelessi. It was my first time seeing a GOSH product so I was excited to receive it. GOSH Cosmetics is “a Danish-based hip and trendy cosmetics, bath & body, and fragrance company”.

Based on the website: “The Quattro is a four-colour combination with fantastic pearl pigments. It claims to have a soft and slightly creamy consistency, with unique colour intensity with either shiny micro-pearl effect or matt velvet finish, beautiful and long lasting, and contains no perfume”.

Here’s my review and swatches:

First Impressions: The colours look interesting but I don’t think I can pull off a look using all colours in one go. It came, though, with a little instruction on how to use all four colours. It also came with a sponge applicator. It doesn’t have a mirror and the case is quite big (around 2.5″ in diameter) and thick (almost a half inch in height).

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Cetearyl Octanoate, Titanium Dioxide, Lanolin, Bronze Powder,  Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Isopropyl Myristate, Aluminu Powder, Carmine, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, BHA, and Propyl Gallate.

the quattro eyeshadow up close

Swatching Time!

Consistency: The eyeshadows are indeed soft. They are also pigmented. Just a light dab on the pan gives a good colour pay off.

Colour: Angel Dust came in four colours: pink (eyelid), yellow (highlighter), green (middle eyelid), and maroon brown (eye corner). This is what’s indicated in the instruction label but you can use the eye shadows separately.

Smell: No smell.

Swatch: no flash, no eye primer

Swatch: with flash, no eye primer

Swatch: no flash, with eye primer*

Swatch: with flash, with eye primer*

*I used Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.

The eye shadows are really pigmented when I swatched them but when I applied the four on my eyelids or arm (as seen in the pictures), the colour really didn’t show. They just look like shimmers. I tried using all four on my lids but unfortunately the finished look doesn’t suit me at all, it came out too light and mostly shimmers. With my oily skin and high humidity here, I experienced that with a good eye primer, the eye shadows do stay long on the lids. They fade after 6 hours or so but they don’t crease and completely disappear.

To sum it up, GOSH Angel Dust is still a good quality eye shadow. I still use the maroon-brown-ish colour and the pink/yellow as highlighters. I think that this quad suits people with fairer skqin; I’m NC40 at MAC so the Angel Dust colours are too light for me. I am not sure with other GOSH eye shadow colours or formulations because I have only this one item.

Price: I don’t know. I got this quattro from a UK swap.

Availability: It is not sold in Thailand.

Will I buy/ try it again?: I’d love to try another eye shadow with a warmer hue, only if I can find it here.

Do I recommend?: The Angel Dust may be more ideal for fair-skinned people.