Friday, October 22, 2010

Pricing FAIL+

Click on the screenshot to enlarge...screenshot says it all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SoHo de Chanel: Stupendous

I caved and bought the quad from Chanel's Soho collection after seeing pictures of this baby. I was worried that it might be too similar to my Mystic Eyes quad, but it's different enough that I felt like it was worth keeping. (It might just be the Chanel ho in me though) 3/4 shades are very light, and while I was initially dissapointed that the taupe shade was too light, I actually like the sort of understated look this quad gives me. The quality of the quad is Chanel's usual smooth buttery goodness, and I certainly like this quad a lot more than Tentation Cuivre, which I picked up around the same time. I feel that this quad would look gorgeous on someone who is very fair though, so if you fall into that category, it may be worth looking into. It's not a must have though, so if you do happen to miss out on this one, don't feel too bad about it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chanel Holiday 2010 Tentation Cuivre quad

Hello! Today's topic is the quad from Chanel's Holiday 2010 collection, Tentation Cuivre. Unlike quads that were previously released in the US, this quad is baked like the European quads. Truth be told, I'm not a fan of baked cosmetics, and this quad is not the exception. While it is fairly pigmented, I feel like the application just doesn't match up to Chanel's usual quality. The US quads are usually very smooth and apply like a dream, but the baked quads just don't give me that impression. I felt like I had to work with it a bit to get it smooth looking on the lids.
The quad contains 4 neutral, rather sparkly shades. While I say that these shades are sparkly, I don't mean that they are sparkly in the glittery sense. Chanel has an interesting way of making things sparkly without the use of glitter. The sparkle is closer to large shimmer particles. However, on my lids, the sparkle doesn't particularly show up, and the shades do fall a bit flat. I don't have a strong opinion on this quad going either way, so if you're on the fence on this quad, I'd say that it's okay to skip this quad altogether this season.

Monday, October 11, 2010

NOTD: Holographic Taxicab

Hello, it's been a really long time since I last posted anything. I assure you that I'm working on a few projects, but for now I hope you'll settle for a NOTD of mine from a few weeks ago that was inspired by yellow taxicabs. I used one of the Bundle Monster plates and my Konad black polish over China Glaze It's My Turn. I'm not usually a fan of gold polishes, but this one actually looks decent against my skin. I attempted to show off the holo, but the lighting in my room's been getting worse.
Anyways, that's all for now. I have a couple palettes swatched already, but I haven't labeled them. I'll be trying to post some pictures of a couple of the holiday items within the next few days at least so you guys have something to look at while I find the time to swatch them. I had swatches of the Orly Cosmic FX polishes, but I didn't really like how they turned out. I'm currently trying to decide if I want to reswatch what I have left or post the ones I have (or not post them at all)