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Laura Mercier Très Chic collection c’est chic!

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Bonjour! Ça va?

This is my first review of Laura Mercier products.   I was instantly attracted to the beautiful, bold, punchy colours.  The Très Chic collection is a limited edition, spring nail collection consisting of 5 colours that range from pastel to bright.

I picked up the two that I thought were going to be my favourites and I love them!!   The polishes are contained in short, square bottles and are slightly smaller than the typical nail polish – 0.35 fl. oz. (10.35 ml) vs. 0.5 fl. oz. (15 ml) and they cost US$18 each.   So the price is a little costly.  The brush is short, and not like the Pro-Wides that you get with OPI.  For those with long nail beds, you may have to use more strokes than you normally would.  The formula is a little on the thin side, but smooth.  I used 2 coats in the swatches, but I could have done with an additional one.  Drying time is pretty fast.  The formula is good, and standard for what is out there.  They are also Big 3 free.

Onto the swatches!

The first one I picked up is Cabana.

Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Cabana

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I found a new nude eye shadow! Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick, a review

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Hey!  It’s May allyuh!!!  I can’t believe it!  My favourite season is fast approaching, so I start looking forward to wearing very bronzy colours on the eyes and coraly ones on the cheeks.

A few months ago, I decided that I was going to try something from Mally Roncal’s line, mally.  If you don’ t know, Mally is a celebrity makeup artist, who has worked on some of the top names in the entertainment industry, such as Ms. Jay-Z aka Beyonce.  And I always check out what she has to offer when she appears on QVC, ‘cuz I secretly love her style!  So I headed over to Henri Bendel in NYC and picked up this little beauty:

mally beauty evercolor shadow stick in Bronze

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NOTD – the Valentine's Day edition: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW

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Hey guys!

This is what I am currently wearing – OCC’s NSFW.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW

NSFW you ask?  Not Safe For Work in web speak!! But this classic red creme polish is absolutely suitable for work and play!  I also rocked this for various New York Fashion Week events (NYFW)!

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Recent nail polish haul: OCC & Zoya

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Good day!

I have taken advantage of some recent sales and collected a few more nail polishes to add to my arsenal.  I got some stuff from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Zoya.  Both are vegan lines, by the way.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics haul

Listed from left to right: Extravaganza, Palare, Cruising, Tarred

Extravaganza by OCC

Swatch, Extravaganza

Extravaganza is part of OCC’s Fall 2011 collection, Pretty Boy.  I think for autumn, it is an unusual colour as it reminds me of summer, but it is warm somewhere in the world, isn’t it? LOL! Extravaganza is a pinkish-coral with  green-gold duochrome microshimmer.  This was one of the stand out colours from this collection, I love it.  It is bright but not neon and I think that it works well for women with darker skin as well as ladies with lighter complexion.  Finally I think that this colour is pretty neutral, not to warm or too cool.  I needed at least 2 coats for this one.  The formula is on the thinner side and not too streaky.

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Is it a lipstick or a lipgloss??

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It’s a lip creme actually! I’m talking about the new Soft Matte Lip Cremes from NYX Cosmetics.  This is the last part of my mini haul.  These products came out earlier this year and there has been a lot of buzz surrounding these.  The Lip Cremes come in packaging similar to the typical lip gloss with matte, rubberized caps and the doe foot applicator.  The lip cremes are supposed to be more pigmented than a lip gloss but more moisturizing than a matte lipstick.  These come in 11 colours and I paid $4.50 each from beautyjoint.com.  What a steal!  These products are similar to the Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color.

I purchased 3 colours:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo

Close up NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

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