MAC : Ruffian Manicure in DemiLune Gold.

I had the pleasure of attending M•A•C Glamour Daze holiday 2012 event with the uber fabulous Franci, editor of The Fashion Palate. We lived the ultimate big girl dream: sipping grapefruit laced cocktails & nibbling on canapes, we swatched, tested and played with makeup!
Hamming it up with the staff!

Skinn Cosmetics : Review and Swatches of Three Twin Sets.

Coral Poppy, Pink Tulip and Summer Rose.

A few days ago I reviewed Coral Poppy, a spirited reddish orange, a perfect compliment to the colour of the year. I have since had the opportunity to review 2 more shades of Skinn Cosmetic's Twin Set: Pink Tulip and Summer Rose. Just like the Coral Poppy, I found these full size lipsticks to be just as creamy and rich with quite an opaque velvet finish. The other end of the perfectly palm-sized container reveals a beautiful gloss that I swatched alone and over the included lipstick giving me a shiny pout. It is packed with Vitamin E, Soy and Aloe to soothe even the driest of lips.

Deborah Lippmann : Private Dancer Review and Swatches


Private Dancer is a gilded ultraviolet that actually flips or changes color when seen from different angles. It's a cool, completely unique look that almost appears as though you dipped your fingertips in liquid metal.

This is a brilliant shade of purple when you are looking straight at my nails but a tiny tilt and it revels it's secret - a mystical irridescense of copper. Look yet again and you're pretty sure it is burgundy. What ever the true identity, this polish is hot! And the ever-guessing hues make it an instant playful classic.

I started off as I always do, shaping my nails with my Diamancel #2 nail file. I like to keep them short so I can easily type and text. I prime with one coat of Nail Foundation by Butter LONDON, apply two coats of Private Dancer and finish with one coat of Hardware by Butter LONDON.

Delizioso : Mangosteen and Acai Facial Cream Review

I discovered Delizioso Skincare through Beauty Army, having been able to select a sample of Mangosteen & Acai Super Anti-Aging Facial Cream. Since moving all of my skincare to all natural products, I was super excited when this popped up in my selection window. Looking for added sunscreen, this medium weight facial cream provides SPF 30 protection.
 

OPI : I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! Swatch and Review



You know when you find a new nail polish and it's so awesome you want to reapply it as soon as it's time for a change? That's I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! A sassy steal-blue shimmer from OPI's Holland collection.


I knew at the first stroke that I was in love. This is the perfect mix of gray and blue with the exact amount of gold shimmer for interest and attention. This is exactly what my Winter wardrobe was looking for, especially when I pair it with my favourite jeans and a charcoal cashmere sweater.


I started and finished with 1 coat each of the usual suspects: Butter LONDON Nail Foundation base coat and Hardware a quick-dry high-sine top coat. In between, I applied 2 coats of I Don’t Give a Rotterdam. They applied evenly without streaking and dried to a smooth finish.

This is a mini-bottle, originally from the Dutch Treats collection, has a value of $2.75 and I purchased it as part of an OPI haul, which you can see here.


With it's easy application and gorgeous colour, I rate I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! a coveted 5 out of 5 stars. This shade lasted 3.5 days before it chipped!


Have you traveled to Holland through OPI?

Which shade(s) do you own?
xoxo
•Nancy-Lee

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