Wednesday, August 27, 2014

China Glaze "Sea Goddess" - Teal The Tide Turns (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

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This week we're checking out mint nail polishes, whoo! I feel like mint is a color a lot of people go crazy for, including me more often than not.

Two coats here, no top coat since it has a textured finish! I know the name says "teal" but I think it still falls within the mint spectrum.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

essence - Luxury Secret (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

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Sorry for the extended silent period on here, sometimes I just get into a bit of a rut and don't know how to get out. Anyway, we're looking at anthracite polishes this week - here's my pick!

I have two coats with top coat here. If you apply your first coat a little thicker and more diligently than I did, I think it could be a one-coater. Not really a "classic" anthracite in my opinion, since I do see a bit of a brown hue to it. As you can see from the bottle, this is pretty old already and this is the first time I've worn it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

P2 - little princess (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

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Our weekly series is on again and today we're looking at all kinds of light pink polishes. Mine is a very recent purchase - in fact, I just got it yesterday!

Three coats here, plus top coat. As per usual with colors that have a lot of white in them, I need to up the coat count because otherwise the polish will look patchy and show off my ridges. I don't mind terribly, but well. My pinky could've gone with just two coats because the ridges aren't as prominent on that nail.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Astor "Smooth Velvet effect" - Devil In Me (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

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This week's theme is navy blue! I have a bit of a special polish for this, so here we go.

Two coats, no top coat here! It dries really fast and it can happen that you drag and push the polish around. Not too fond of that, but the color is pretty.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Catrice "Metallure" limited edition - my picks

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I'm late today because I couldn't decide on what to post. Now I've finally decided on my picks from Catrice's latest LE, so here we go!

Two coats with top coat. I've been looking for a rose gold polish for a little while now and I've looked at so many bottles that I'm not even sure anymore what tone exactly I'm searching for. This will show brushstrokes so just be aware of that.

From the bottle I had hoped this would be a little bit of an olive-toned golden something. It isn't really, but well. Covers in two coats, shown with top coat. Again, visible brushstrokes.

Again, I got a different impression of this just from looking at it in the bottle. It seemed a little blue-toned, but it really isn't so much once applied. It's more of a charcoal and covers in two coats, and as usual I finished with top coat. Like its sisters, it shows brushstrokes.

There were two more colors: a red and a pink, both with shimmer. I didn't really like the shades, though.

I just picked all of them up because why not, right? I can always claim the packaging made me do it. I think it's really pretty. Anyway, the colors in the swatch are Metalight, Alluring Pink and Alluring Red (top to bottom). I don't know what to do with Metalight, I gotta tell you. It's brownish with pretty strongly reflective shimmer. Oh boy.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review for Mont Bleu

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About middle of July Mont Bleu approached me to ask if I was interested in doing a review on some of their products. I knew the company from Lucy's Stash (one of my favorite blogs by the way!), since she has done some reviews on Mont Bleu products in the past. As per usual I was a little taken aback at first, but accepted soon enough. So to clarify: The articles I'm showing you here were sent to me for free, I did not pay for them. That, however, has no influence whatsoever on the opinions I'm expressing. Let's see the stuff, shall we?

Everything was perfectly securely wrapped up and arrived in perfect condition.

Here's an overview: A full-size glass nail file, a mini one, a pair of tweezers and a pocket mirror (hidden in the white cardboard

Some close-ups for you. First up the full-size nail file, second is the mini one and third we have the tweezers.

And here's the pocket mirror! One side is a magnifying mirror, the other one a standard.

Now for my thoughts. I was pretty impressed when I used the big file for the first time. It seemed to not be as coarse as my other two glass nail files, and thus seemed to cause less vibrations and that icky grating feeling that I absolutely hate. Still, it worked very well for taking off length and shaping. It's thinner than my two other glass files, so I can get the sides of my nails filed more easily as well, though I still prefer my metal file for that job, simply because it's very thin and I can really get in there, if you know what I mean.

The tweezers I tried out for the hairs that grow on my beauty marks first. It got some hairs out, but I felt like it wasn't precise enough to do what I wanted it to do. Next, I tried it with my eyebrows, and it worked a bit better there, but again, I felt like it wasn't precise or sharp enough to really grab the hairs well.

The pocket mirror I am now carrying with me to work, though I don't really have much occasion to use it. But you never know when a mirror could come in handy! The outside is plastic and seems quite sturdy. I just now thought "Hey, let's drop this from about the height I'd be holding it!" and... well. The little nook that keeps it shut broke off and now it won't snap shut anymore. It's not like the two sides are flapping around, though. Both the standard and the magnifying mirror are very clear once you've wiped them before initial use. The reflection gets a little distorted depending on whether you hold the mirror horizontally or vertically, but I think for checking up on your makeup or tasks like that it will be totally fine.

If you want to get any of these articles for yourself (or someone else) you should check their websites! They seem to have an international and a German one. Don't hesitate to click the links if you're interested, I don't profit from you doing it in any way :) Feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments!

And finally, thank you, Mont Bleu, for these beautiful products.