Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bright Lips #5

I wish I had a #6 for you... but not yet! This was a really simple makeup day, but I LOVED the lipstick so I figured I'd post it!

The lipstick is really gorgeous -- it's a little less pigmented than some of their other shades but it's got a nice satin finish.

- Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium
- Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light
- Rimmel Pink Rose blush

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Revlon matte eyeshadow in Vintage Lace
- Ulta waterproof liner in Teal
- MUA glitter eyeliner in Shade 9

- NYX Pinky lipliner (it may have been Dolly Pink, will have to check)
- Maybelline Color Sensational in Fuschia Fever
- NYX Mega Shine gloss in Chandelier

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CoverGirl NatureLuxe Foundation Review

Who doesn't love Taylor Swift? Okay, maybe a lot of people don't... but don't tell me you didn't nearly get sucked into believing this would make you look like her. Okay, maybe not that either, but anyway!

I picked this up for review and also because I heard that it was like a tinted moisturizer with more coverage. I'd say that's pretty accurate!

You get 1oz (3mL) of product in what appears to be quite a small squeeze container. After further research, I realized that both MUFE HD and Mac Pro Longwear have only 1oz, and are a lot more expensive than this.

As for a price breakdown, it's difficult with this product because it's drugstore, but also because I think some kind of price cut happened from when it launched to now. I saw it at launch for anywhere from $12-$13.99 and now most stores are listing it at $10. I got it on sale from Rite Aid (40% off) for around $7-$8, I believe. Because of the size, whatever price you pay is how much you're paying per ounce. Average price is $10 per ounce.

The packaging is pretty -- white and green, and very spring like and fresh looking. The bottle is flattened and the product comes out through a squeeze tube that doesn't squirt out too much, surprisingly.

I picked up shade #310, called Flax, and it's a pretty good match for my skin.

Unfortunately CoverGirl doesn't offer shade descriptions on the bottle or even on their website, so in terms of picking a shade, you're in the dark. This is the second darkest shade, and through blogging research, I determined that the lightest was suitable for NC/NW 15 in Mac... hence why I picked the second darkest one. If you don't read my blog regularly, I'm about an NC20. On a positive note, they do offer a foundation color finder on their website, but it's a little bit pants to be honest because it doesn't match you to an actual shade.

Left: Unblended
Right: Blended in

The foundation has a really lovely smell to it, sort of a flowery cucumber scent. As gross as that sounds, it's nice to have while applying and it definitely smells better than old makeup or bandaids (a common smell I've come across in foundation!). The scent doesn't hang around long, so no worries there.

I found that applying it with a brush garnered streaky results, and determined that using fingers was the best method. It blends like a dream into your skin... it really does. It has a light to medium coverage, but almost like a tinted moisturizer at the same time. It's lightweight like a TM and also has that dewy effect, but my freckles don't show through quite as much.

For the following pictures, I applied only the foundation... no concealer, powder, etc.

You can see the dewy glow it gives my skin. I think this is fantastic for spring and summer... it's a nice and light foundation. Very natural looking.

This is with concealer and setting powder (Mac MSF Natural in Light Medium), outdoor lighting. You can see that I have a bit of a line along my jaw. Some of that is blush but it's mostly the foundation. Flax is a bit orangey on my skin... it's not noticeable indoors or in shade but when you get out into full light, it's a little unnatural looking.

I don't feel like the slightly off color match is enough to make me give a thumbs down to this foundation, but I feel like it's sort of wrong that I'm having trouble finding the right shade. I'm not so pale that I need the lightest but apparently the next darkest is too orange. It's a bit offputting.

However, the biggest issue for me personally with this foundation is not the color match... I think the color oxidizing is caused by something else. Observe:

Yes, those are hives that you're seeing. I tested this foundation for a few weeks and around noon each time, my face would do this. The first two weeks I tested it were worse -- to the point I wanted to take it off and my face was itching like crazy. I wore the foundation two more times to post this and it wasn't as severe, but you can definitely see it.

I think the iffy color match is caused by my skin's reaction making it appear more red.

I don't know what caused the reaction, I've gone through the ingredients and nothing is jumping out at me. The ingredients are in other things I use on a daily basis. The only thing I can come up with is that because it has flower extracts, my skin is reacting to those. I have a hard time believing that such a miniscule amount would cause a reaction, though!

Anyway, my problems aside, this is a good foundation. It's clean feeling and not heavy at all. I would definitely recommend setting it with a powder as I found it doubles the wear time to about 7-8 hours.

Overall, approved for purchase with reservations if you have allergies/sensitive skin.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Review + FOTD

I feel so awful because I've had this stuff for ages and haven't reviewed it. I used some of it but the tiny packet got lost in my box of... stuff.

Anyway, I'm doing it now, don't beat me!

Stuffs! The eyeshadow in the bottom right was a gift with purchase (Angelfire) and Susan also included a sample of Neytiri lipstick and Plunder eyeshadow, which was so nice of her.

What I ordered:
- Eyeshadow samples in Snuggle, Chococat, Equinox, Capricious, Resolute and Lap Dance

- Blushes in Fantasia and Yes, Virginia!

- Aqua Liner in Designated Driver

Her shop is closed until the beginning of April but you can purchase from

Eyeshadow samples are a mere 60 cents, the mini blushes were $2.00 each, and the liner was $3.00. My total came to $12.35 with shipping. Very reasonable.

The eyeshadow samples come in small baggies, the blushes are in mini sifters and the aqua liner comes in a little jar with a brush cap (think tiny, tiny nail polish).

Swatched on bare skin, left to right:
Top: Snuggle, Plunder, Chococat and Equinox
Bottom: Capricious, Resolute and Lap Dance

How amazing is Chococat? I'd heard so many good things about it and it's really lovely in person. I really like Equinox as well (it's got multi colored shimmer!) and Snuggle is a lovely goldy silvery taupe.

The only problem child was Resolute. In the bag it looked like a bronzey copper but it wouldn't swatch for some reason. You can see flecks of glitter on top of that odd looking base, but this either needs a really tacky base or I got an improperly mixed one.

The eyeshadows were good -- I was definitely more impressed with them over Pixie Epoxy when using them in a look. I got mostly taupes, and Capricious fills a gap in my collection... it's a really lovely red copper. Plunder is pretty as well... it's sort of an antiqued green/gold with some pinkish shimmer. I'm pants at describing colors!

Bare skin again, left to right:
Top: Neytiri lipstick, Angelfire eyeshadow, Designated Driver aqua liner
Bottom: Fantasia and Yes, Virginia! blushes

Neytiri is really pretty... it's sort of a red stain instead of a full on red lipstick. Angelfire is a pretty gold/brown and fills another gap in my collection. I don't have enough browns.

The aqua liner is interesting... I've never tried a liner from an indie brand before. It has a slight cooling sensation. I would recommend using it on bare skin or over light colored eyeshadow instead of darker shades as it tends to go very silvery over top of other brown and gold toned shadows, to where you can't see it.

The blushes are MAJORLY pigmented! I actually used too much of Fantasia in my FOTD! Fantasia has a lovely pink shift (it's more of an orange base) and Yes, Virginia! is more of a bubblegum pink/purple.

Overall, I liked what I got and I would definitely order again! Susan is currently working on holographic glosses so I may nab a few when they release... be sure to check them out!

For my FOTD, I used:

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
- DG eyeshadows in Snuggle, Chococat and Equinox
- DG Aqua liner in Designated Driver
- MUA Gold glitter eyeliner
- Maybelline The Falsies mascara in Black Drama

- DG Fantasia blush

- CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Kiss
- Mac Flurry of Fun lipglass

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

N.Y.C. 16 Hour Smooch Proof Lip Stain Review + Photos

Today I've got another hyped product for you! Lip stains in general have been getting a lot of press lately as there is a trend for long wearing lip color. Max Factor, Cover Girl, Maybelline and other brands have all tried their hand at a stain and from the reviews I've read, they've sorta failed.

I saw these at Musings of a Muse (love her, haha) and wanted to give them a shot since I've never tried a stain. I also loved the color range.

I found these at Rite Aid for $4.99 each, but I've heard that Walmart sells them for under $3. I've also seen them at K-Mart for $4.99 as well, I believe. You get 0.10oz (3mL) in the package. For reference, the Maybelline lipstain has 0.85oz, so these are a bit on the small side! (However, it is worthy of noting that I think the Mac Pro Longwear lipstains have less product than the NYC ones)

I picked up #492 Never Ending Nude and #499 Forever Mine Wine. The packaging is simple -- it looks like a marker and the ingredients are on a sticker on the cap instead of being printed on the plastic wrapper (thanks, NYC!).

Forever Mine Wine is a beautiful plum/berry shade that turns more purple on your lips than in a hand swatch. Never Ending Nude is a light pinky nude with a little brown, but nothing corpse like or unnatural looking.

It is worthy of noting that these do contain parabens, so if you've got a thing against that, definitely pass on these.

In terms of my review, nothing complicated here. These lip stains are really good for the price. I personally find the marker tip a bit weird to get an even line, but that is just my inexperience with using them. I had no feathering throughout the day, which is a big plus with a liquid product that absorbs into the lips.

However, I did experience some drying as the day went on. I will say that it lasted throughout the entire day... more specifically: two meals, plenty of lip balm applications and a ton of mouth wiping. Towards lunchtime, I was starting to feel like my lips were really dry! I have naturally dry lips and I used lip balm very sparingly that morning as you are supposed to apply this product to bare lips. Someone with better lips than mine may not have trouble with dryness. It wasn't extreme to a point of wanting to take it off, but I kept finding myself applying lip balm over top, which wasn't helping.

I took photos throughout the day to help show you:

This is a fresh application to bare lips around 7:30AM. As you can see, the color pooled a little on my lower lip where I had a bit of a damaged area. It's not dead skin or anything, just an area that I probably chewed at some point.

This is at lunch time about 4 1/2 hours later. I applied balm, took a drink out of a soda can, and then pressed my lips to this napkin. No real transfer except a very small amount.

This is after eating, and I wasn't eating dainty like at all. I purposefully wiped my mouth a lot and ate sloppily to try and test the lip stain properly. You can see from both pictures that my lips are starting to look a bit gnarly at this point... the spots from the fresh application picture are more noticeable and actually look like they're bleeding. Ew. Honestly, from far away you couldn't tell, and it still looked fine.

This is at the end of the day, around 6PM (in sunlight). Some of those nasty spots had faded but overall, the lip color wasn't looking terrible or anything. I had a darker line around the outside of my mouth that I fixed with a napkin. After this photo, I ate another meal and then went to look at furniture... the color was still definitely there and my husband even noticed.

So to round out this review... I think these are worth a shot. I've worn the nude one, but not for a long period so I can't say for sure that it has the lasting power of the darker berry shade. Generally with these products, the darkest shades hang around the longest. I didn't notice a difference in the texture of the shades or anything. I'll post a FOTD with the nude one if you're interested -- I don't wear nudes very often and really got it to compare it to the berry shade!

If you've got REALLY badly dried lips, you may want to steer clear of these. But with summer coming, I can see myself wearing both shades and possibly others that I pick up ;-)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Physician's Formula Gel Liner Stack Review

A lot of buzz was going around these in the beauty world a while back... and with that being said, a confession has to be made. I'm not a huge fan of gel liners. I don't buy them because I tend to reach for my pencil liners first. I found these on clearance at Rite Aid for under $3 and decided to give them a go.

Normal retail price on these is $10.95 for 3 colors, totalling a weight of 0.21oz (6g). For reference, a single color of Mac Fluidline is 0.10oz (3g, price is $15.00, so $5 per gram) and the e.l.f. cream liners are 0.16oz (4.7g, price is $3, so $1.56 per gram). Essentially, the Physician's Formula costs $52.14 per ounce, and you're paying $1.82 per gram of product.

The design of the packaging is a bit weird. While it looks nice, it appears that you can unscrew each color and travel with it or whatnot. However, there is no 'lid' as such on each jar and they instead screw into the bottom of the jar on top of them. Observe:

While the packaging is rather compact and this isn't really a problem for me, I can see where it would be a pain for a makeup artist or someone who wants to travel with these. They're small enough to fit in a makeup bag but will take up a lot of room, admittedly. The up side is that you can have a three colors with you without having to pack three separate containers. It's really personal preference as to whether you find this packaging irritating or not. I don't, in fact, these will probably travel with me to England!

EDIT: Apparently these come apart, much like legos... thanks to readers Ariana and Becky for this tip! I haven't tried it yet but if/when I do, I will post a quick video showing how to do it. Thanks again!

Onto the performance. These are really nice eyeliners! I can't say I reach for them a whole lot but when I do, I am impressed with the color payoff and performance. Swatches:

(All of these are one swipe down my skin)

As you can see, all three colors appear true to their color in the jar, though the purple is a bit more red-toned than it looks in the container. They apply just as nicely to your eye, with the green one being a little harder to get an even line. We're talking a tiny difference in performance, however.

These are meant to enhance green eyes; I don't have green eyes so I can't attest to that... but I can say: "Oooh, pretty colors!"

The colors last all day with no fading or smudging. I applied the black to my upper and lower lashline/waterline around 7:30AM. The lower waterline faded after about five hours, which is still awesome for such a damp area. However, my upper and lower lashlines stayed true to color until I removed the liner at 10PM that night. I wouldn't say these are waterproof, unfortunately. I don't have watery eyes so I'm unsure of how they would perform on someone who does. The only smudging I had throughout the day was a miniscule amount near my tear duct... but I had rubbed my eye without thinking.

In terms of testing while swatching, when I washed my hands, the purple was the first to fade off, followed by the green, and then the black. The black actually took some scrubbing with a towel to fully come off.

Overall, great liners if you're looking for multiple colors and a good, long lasting formula. I have qualms about the price but that's because $11 feels like a lot to be spending on "one product". I'm not sure if I would pay the full price for them (remember that I got them on sale) but again, I'm not a gel liner person. If you are, go for it! (In fact, I think PF is 40% off at Rite Aid right now...)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Upcoming Posts... Need Reader Input!

Okay guys, sooo I've been in a sort of rut lately in terms of the blog and all. Without going into too much wah wah about it, I'm basically wanting some of my subscribers' input on what they're interested in. I have things I could review and post but sometimes I don't know what the reception will be like or if anyone cares about said review, to be honest.

So whatever input you have for me, feel free to leave it in the comments!

The ideas I had for reviews were:
- Physician's Formula gel liners (I have one stack of them)
- NYX lip liner swatches and review
- CoverGirl NatureLuxe foundation
- Sleek Primer Palette
- NYC Lip Stains

Are you guys actually interested in any of these items? How about something else? I'm pretty much willing to try anything so long as it isn't some insane amount of money, haha!

I read some other blogs that have been doing a Fyrinnae week, for example, or a week of one particular palette... I was still planning on doing bright lips posts but I just haven't done any recently! Would the week of looks from one palette be something you would like?

Let me know and thank you guys for actually reading this! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rant: A blog.

I know I have a blog and I rarely ever properly "blog" and just chat about things. This is more for my makeup so if you're not interested in my personal life at all, feel free to not read this :-).

If you read my last post or know me personally, I drove about 3 hours to see Ellie Goulding in Washington DC on Tuesday. My friend Amanda moved up there to be with her husband so it worked out, because she also likes Ellie and we could spend time together. So this is just a little rant in relation to that...

I started feeling like I was getting a cold over the weekend prior... just a bit of a sore throat, nothing bad. I felt okay on Monday sans a slight headache and Tuesday felt a little better even though my nose kept clogging up every couple of hours. We headed up to DC, I felt pretty much fine. Our plan was to meet near the venue after taking the metro into downtown (we parked in an outer area, you don't drive in DC =P). Everything was good until we got on the metro and I started feeling really nauseous from the motion, and my ears started clogging up. I think my ears being so clogged didn't help with my lack of coordination and that made it even worse!

At this point, my nose hadn't started running or anything yet so I assumed I just had some sinus pressure. Sure enough, while we were eating before the show, I realized I was wiping my nose every few minutes... awesome, I had a full on cold! Anyway, we went on to the concert and I was okay except being really tired (it was 10:45 at the end of the concert, I had been up since 6:15 on 6 hours of sleep, and drove all that way) and hearing a bit funny. The ride home on the metro set it off again and my ears immediately blocked up, my nose blocked up and my head started feeling like it weighed 10 pounds. We still had to drive about 25 minutes to get to my friend's house from the metro station we parked at! I felt so awful and tired.

If anyone is interested, here is a few photos and a video from the concert, I picked her most well known song:

We woke up the next day and spent a few hours getting lunch and doing some shopping with Amanda. I was feeling progressively worse and knew we should head home but I also was so not wanting to drive. You know that feeling... anyway, I wasn't having luck with clothes or anything so around 4:45 we dropped her off and got directions on how to get home. I'm familiar with the interstates in Virginia but not with that area. Had I just been left to figure a way home, I would have gone towards DC and taken Interstate 495 down to 95 (basically the same way we came) and traffic would have been horrendous. Good thing we had Google Maps.

Google told us to take Route 28 to Route 234 and basically run parallel to the interstate and hopefully avoid some of the rush hour traffic. We were okay on Route 28 until we hit merge spots from other routes and it turned into a parking lot. We also started getting away from DC and into more rural areas, and thus started hitting stop lights. Overall, it took us over an hour to go about 20 miles. We stopped in Manasses at a CVS to get me some cold medicine because I was nearly dying at that point. I accidentally bought non non-drowsy and had to go back in and exchange it... seriously? lol!

From there it was pretty smooth sailing until we hopped on Interstate 95. It was going okay until about a mile down and then... more brake lights. At this point, I just wanted to go home. I think we lost at least another 30 minutes in that area... turned out it was an accident on the side of the road that had been there a while. Had we gone into DC and traveled south, I would imagine we would have been stuck even further back as I think we merged into the slow down when we got on the interstate.

I tried to make up some lost time after that, and my dad called to say there was a rain storm nearby, and we needed to be careful. We had been seeing lightning for a while so we were well aware. We had decided before we left that we were going to stop off of Interstate 295 to get food as we found a sushi place that was 50% off on Wednesdays... why not, right? Even though we got there much later than anticipated, we stopped and ate, relaxed for a while. I still wasn't feeling better but the food helped to get a boot in my ass and knowing we were only about 100 miles from home helped too.

We got back on the interstate and immediately the rain started. I don't mean rain so much as torrential downpour. I can honestly say that in my 23 years of age, I have NEVER seen rain this hard, ever. Bear in mind that I live in an area that gets hit by tropical storms and hurricanes relatively often (more often than I like!). I was going well under the speed limit (70 mph speed limit, in the rain, no thanks) and eventually a large pack of fast moving cars caught up to me and started passing, and were only splashing water all over my windshield. My poor wipers were moving so fast, and it wasn't helping at all. I couldn't pull over because I couldn't see the edges of the road... meaning I couldn't tell if there was a ditch or a guardrail, or just grass to pull over on. I basically just had to keep going. Turning my brights on was no help, it just reflected the light back at me and the road had a heavy fog look if I did that.

We were stuck in that for 45 miles. It felt like we had driven in it for hours, I was actually scared most of the time because it was a situation where I couldn't stop and it's not a good idea to hit your brakes too much for fear of hydroplaning. There were many minutes that passed that I was guiding the car by the tiny reflectors in the middle of the road, because I couldn't see ANYTHING else.

My husband recorded a video (I was driving haha):

Anyway, it finally calmed down and the last 50 miles of the trip were pretty uneventful, except that I was exhausted and wanted to sleep so badly. I was late coming into work today and still don't feel well, if it was possible that I could feel worse... I think I do.

/endrant (lol)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Your words all over me (FOTD for a concert!)

I'm going to see Ellie Goulding supported by The Knocks tonight! I'm totally excited as my husband is going as well, and we are driving about 3 1/2 hours and staying with a good friend of mine overnight... of course we're shopping tomorrow before we have to come home!

Trying to navigate the metro should be fun, and we're going to have to take a taxi after the concert... but it's going to be awesome. I'm taking my camera to record her set!

I watched a video on PixiwooMadness' channel... it was a tutorial they never uploaded but did on that channel instead. I really liked what she did but mine turned out nothing like it ;-). Oh well, it's still pretty.

- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Base
- Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC20
- Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light
- NARS Sin blush

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Ulta Waterproof eyeliner in Olive (as eyeshadow base)
- Ulta Metallic Automatic Eyeliner in Gold (over the olive base, blended)
- Mac eyeshadow in Trax
- Revlon matte eyeshadow in Vintage Lace
- Crease shade from right side of WetnWild Petal Pusher palette
- Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack
- Hard Candy black liner (from Priscilla :) )
- Maybelline The Colossal mascara in black (waterproof)

- CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Sweetheart

Just as an added bonus, my nails for tonight!

This is 2 coats of China Glaze Sea Spray and 2 coats of Maybelline Blue Brilliance (limited edition, Spring 2011). It turned Sea Spray from a baby blue to a cornflower blue with pink and blue flash. Very pretty! I had to take quite a few pics to capture the different colors!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obligatory St. Patty's Day Green Look... and a UK Haul

I wore a green top too. Wanna know why? Because EVERY YEAR I forget that it's St. Patrick's Day and I end up wearing red or orange... and people think I'm color blind. So, I decided to wear said green top AND green eyeshadow and go "MWAHAHAHA, I REMEMBERED!"...


I did a slightly different version of this earlier in the week for going out one evening and got a lot of compliments, so I decided to spruce it up a little and here's how it came out:

- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Base
- Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC20
- Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light
- Rimmel Pink Rose blush

- Inglot 59A eyeshadow
- Mac Juxt eyeshadow
- Mac Lucky Green eyeshadow
- WetnWild I Dream of Greenie Crease and Eyelid eyeshadow
- Ben Nye Ice eyeshadow
- Mac Sassy Grass eyeshadow
- Ulta Olive eyeliner
- Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender Mascara

- NYX round lipstick in Indian Pink
- Mac Springbean lipglass

Yep... sometimes I wear glasses...

Onto the haul! I wanted the new Sleek Primer Palette so I had Rachel grab me a few other bits too!

I almost wish I hadn't asked for some of the stuff -- I did the request before buying my ticket to England in May ;-). Even so, this is probably my last real haul (from anywhere) until then anyway. I'm going to end up having a blog sale to help save up money for the trip and to be able to visit Paris while we're there!

Anyway, onto individual swatches:

Left to right: MUA Eyeshadow Shade 7, MUA Eye Dust Shade 3 and 5.

Shade 7 is AMAZING. I saw it on some blog and realized I don't have a color like that... I'm excited to use it. Shade 3 is a bit lighter than expected but it would be a good all over lid wash for green looks! Shade 5 is a stunner -- it's a golden taupe that likes to go silver taupe in certain lights. Lovely.

Left to right: Sleek blush in Scandelous, Barry M Lip Paint #121 (Pillar Box Red) and MUA Lipstick Shade 1.

Loooook at the bluuuuuush. Holy gee, it's pigmented. It turns more orange on the skin -- more akin to Nars Exhibit A which many other bloggers have said this is a dupe for. I don't know why I need a redorange blush, but I do. I'll give it a shot! ;-)
Pillar Box Red is a much needed addition to my teeny, pathetic red lipstick collection. I tend to go for darker, brick reds and this is bright and more orangey.
The MUA shade is SO pigmented. It takes no effort to get full color in one or two swipes! I don't have a red quite like this... even NYX Chaos is much lighter.

Top to bottom: MUA Glitter Liner Shade 8 and 9, bottom is Collection 2000 Glitter Liner in Night Fever

No UK haul would be complete without glitter liners! I'm slightly obsessed at this point. Shade 8 would be perfect for St. Patty's Day and is quite unique: forest green glitter.
Shade 9 looked darker online but the kicker here is that this is a sky blue with iridescent purple glitter flashes throughout... seriously amazing! I tried to capture it on camera but I failed -- you'll just have to take my word for it.
Night Fever is a darker base with midnight blue and plum glitter throughout... again, lovely. I almost have all of these!

I never noticed that the MUA liners have hexagonal glitter... sweet o_o

This is Mermaid and Aztec from Accessorize... I have one other of these polishes and they really are awesome! I can't believe the multi-tonal shifts in Aztec... online just didn't do it justice. Mermaid looks like a dupe for Zoya Charla... will have to test that in another post!

That's pretty much it for this post! I will be reviewing the Primer Palette when I've had time to properly test it out for you guys!