Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nail of the Day: Eyeko Posh Polish

Today's NOTD is another Eyeko polish called Posh Polish: For Ladylike Nails. I am IN LOVE with this. As many of you know, I like my neutrals, and you are probably wondering, "Wtf Allison? You already have a million shades just like this one!" but I promise you, I don't! I think the best way to describe this shade is that it is like OPI You Don't Know Jacques!, but two shades lighter. As far as level of darkness goes, it is similar to OPI Barefoot in Barcelona, but is much more grey in tone. It is definitely a taupe color!

natural light, 2 coats

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nail of the Day: Eyeko Rain Polish

Today's NOTD is from a brand that is new to this website, Eyeko. I've heard a lot about this London based company, and it seems to be very popular in the United Kingdom. Eyeko's Rain Polish: For City Nails is a light dusty blue that has a very sophisticated touch to it. At first I thought it may be similar to OPI's What's With the Cattitude?, but Rain Polish is much more muted and dusty.

natural light, 2 coats

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI My Private Jet

Today's NOTD is sentimental to me because it was the polish that started my entire nail polish addiction. On my first day of work at the beauty salon I've worked at for about a year now, OPI's My Private Jet caught my eye and stole my heart. I resisted purchasing it, because at the time, I felt that the three nail polishes I already owned was enough. But little by little, as the work days passed, My Private Jet sweet talked me into taking it home with me.

natural light

Friday, August 20, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI Just a Little Rosti at This

Today's NOTD is another new OPI Swiss color, called Just a Little Rosti at This. This color caught my eye because it isn't a true red... it's more of a maroon color. It has the slightest hint of berry to it, which I love. I think it's a great polish for fall and winter, because cream reds never go out of style.

natural light

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI You Don't Know Jacques!

Today's NOTD is a staple color for anyone who likes to stray from the classic pinks and reds. OPI's You Don't Know Jacques! manages to give the nails a bold statement without being too overbearing, and is a perfect color for the fall and winter months... I even mentioned it in my Fall 2010 Nail Polish Picks video!

Natural light, 3 coats

Friday, August 13, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI Ski Teal We Drop

Today's NOTD is another polish from OPI's Swiss collection for Fall 2010, and it's a dark teal blue cream named Ski Teal We Drop. This polish caught my eye because of it's slight green tone... it isn't quite navy. I think the hint of green in it is what makes it wearable against my skintone.

natural light, 2 coats

Chanel Taupe Gris eyeshadow: Review & Swatches

New for Fall 2010, Chanel's Taupe Gris eyeshadow is a must for anyone who loves cool brown shades. I came across this shadow while browsing through the Nordstrom cosmetics department, and after a casual swipe on finger, I knew this was a shadow I needed to add to my taupe collection.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nail of the Day: OPI Cuckoo for this Color

Today's NOTD is Cuckoo For This Color from OPI's new Swiss collection for Fall 2010, and it has swept me off of my feet. I didn't realize I could fall so hard so fast, but I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with it. This color is the most breathtaking peacock green/blue (I can't decide which), complete with microshimmer. The shade flatters my skintone, and will be an excellent staple nail polish for this fall.

This first photo is taken in sunlight so you can get a good look at the microshimmer.

Dior Misty Mauve 5-Color Eyeshadow: Review & Swatches

When I was down at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a couple of weeks ago, I passed by the Dior counter. Usually, I don't pay any attention to Dior products because of the price tag, but this beauty caught my eye and begged me to take it home. What can I say? I love taking in strays.

This quint (as opposed to quad) is named Misty Mauve, and is part of Dior's Fall 2010 lineup. It retails for $58, and can be purchased through most high end department stores.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes: Review & Swatches

In the spirit of "Back to School" season, I headed over to Rite Aid today to see if there were any good deals on makeup for some drugstore tutorials. My eyes came across Wet n Wild's Color Icon eyeshadow palettes, which retail for $4 to $5, depending on where you are purchasing them. I remembered that I had briefly seen a positive review of these palettes, so I thought, why not give them a try?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut: Review & Swatch

I wanted to do a quick product review today on an item I picked up recently: Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in the color Strut. This shadow is a dark grey color with a definite blue tone to it.

These shadows retail for $19 and can be purchased wherever Benefit Cosmetics are sold. Some popular retailers of Benefit Cosmetics are Macy's, Sephora, and Ulta, as well as

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Urban Decay "NAKED" Palette: Review & Swatches

Urban Decay has come out with a spectacular new eye palette for Fall 2010, called Naked. This item was released online in June, but just hit stores this August. If you like nude/brown eyeshadow, this palette is for you!