Sunday, February 27, 2011

Perfect Pink Pout

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Need I say more?
Really does it need words?

I don’t think it does…

But I guess I’ll give some anyways.
This is my latest love, a Lipastick Glossy Lip Pen from Eyeko. This one is in Loud Mouth, a hot pink colour, and I bought it online with a few other things. I have done a review of a couple other Eyeko products, such as this Blush Duo and London Lips Lipgloss.
This is like a lip crayon type of product (don’t know why it is called a pen, not inky at all…very creamy actually), but it really surprised me. It was so silky smooth and soft I was really impressed. It is creamy like a chapstick, but has the colour intensity and pigment of a lipstick. It is not dry at all and actually stays like that for most of the wear time. It was still smooth and blendable when I rubbed my lips together even after wearing it for a few hours. The colour did fade over time. but it was so amazingly soft to apply that I enjoyed reapplying throughout the day.

The image below shows how blendable this product is. From the short line I swatched on my hand I could blend it out all the way from my knuckles to back past my wrist. That really proves that this pigmented colour can go a long way, and you can change the intensity of the pink by rubbing some of it off.
I never thought I could be one to wear hot pink lips, I am pretty shy and reserved, and although I  love fashion and beauty I am not the type to wear statement making pieces. This however did surprise me. I have been wearing it on and off for a few weeks and love it every time I see myself. In the reflection of the elevator I can’t take my eyes of my lips!

I wore it for a presentation in one of my classes and I felt so empowered! I felt like people listened to what I had to say because it was coming from such a bold looking mouth.

This really makes me feel so pretty when I wear it, maybe because it is such a girly pink colour. Eyeko’s website says this “Rosy pink lips always looks polished and effortless” and I agree. I felt like I looked very stylish and sophisticated, yet still so feminine. And it was effortless, just a simple lip product and my whole entire look changed drastically. It reminded me of a retro look, which I have been sporting with this product lately. Big ringlet curls on my dark hair, liquid black eyeliner, and this hot pink pout.

Anyways, I really really love this product and everything about it. Colour, quality, texture, and more importantly how it makes me feel when I wear it.  I know I said that picture didn’t need words, and now I think I rambled, so thanks to anyone who stuck through this post!

If you’re interested in buying this product or any other from the Eyeko site, use my Ambassador code (right hand side of my blog) and you’ll get a free gift in your order!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Still Feeling The Love

Even though Valentine’s Day is over, I still have some cute nail designs for the holiday. This one was done with Claire’s mood polish, in Awesome/Silly, which is pink in both temperatures, so I found it to be perfectly suited for Valentine’s Day theme.

I used Konad image plate m3 for the tiny hearts, done in Konad Special Polish in White. These are so cute and dainty for the pale pink colour, they remind me of heart shaped clouds in a pink sky. Very Valentine’s-ey to me..

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I think this is a really soft and sweet girly manicure, which fits perfectly for the holiday. When I think of this day i think everything girly and pink and very lovey dovey. This mani says all of that to me.

The image above is the cooler temperature, where it is a really really light pale pink shade. The image below in in water, so it is sort of in the middle of changing. I thought this was a cool shot so I added it in the post.

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Now below is the warm temperature colour for the polish,. This one actually was hard to show because I had to use really hot water and it was burning my hand. You can see the water drops left on my nails because it would turn right back to cold if I dried them. This shade of pink is much warmer and I think it suits my skin better than the really pale one. It also shows the hearts a bit better as the white has more contrast against this darker pink.

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Other than the length of my nails (don’t you hate when one breaks and then the rest all follow…) I really like this mani. I am definitely a fan of using mood polishes and Konad together because it completely changes the stamping and look of the design with a new background colour.

What do you guys think?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine’s Day Mani

I don’t know why but I just love Valentine’s Day! Maybe because my favourite colour is pink and I love heart shaped anything. So for one whole day the entire world loves what I love all year round. It makes me so happy. Even without a “valentine” I think this day is just meant for love love love! To anyone, a best friend, sister, Mommy, my cat, a bottle of nail polish, whatever you love!
Anyways, what I love right now is my manicure at the moment. I used a polish by Faces, number 139. I wish they had names, those are my favourite parts about nail polishes haha, the silly or cute name that goes with each colour.
But this colour is really pretty, even without a name. It sort of looks like a rosy pinkish purple colour, leaning more towards the pink but still that hint of mauve. It isn’t crazy bright but is bold enough that it doesn't look dull. I stamped using black to add more sharpness to the mani, but I can see it being softer and sweeter had I used a pale pink or white to stamp with too.
The stamping I did was with Wet N Wild Black Creme, my go to black stamping polish. I seriously have tried about five others but this one always wins out. Even over the Konad Special Polish, I always choose this one. The image plate I used was m73, the little heart tip pattern on the side.
Overall I love it, and hopefully you guys feel the love tomorrow too.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blog Break

Hi Readers,

Thanks so much for following my little blog, it means so much to me!

I've been getting sick lately so my posting schedule is looking very empty for a while, and midterms at University don't help matters.

I just wanted to thank you guys for your support and interest so far, and ask you please stick with me in the coming weeks. When i get my time back I'll open my giveaway so hopefully everyone will stick around until then.

I very much appreciate every one of you.

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