Manic Panic Madame XXX is a thick glitter nail polish. Small round gold and black glitter pieces in a clear paint. In these two swatches, I applied two thick coats of Madame XXX and one coat of extra shine top coat. The first swatch is in a brighter light than the second to show different light effects. This polish would be popular this fall and winter season, in the summer and for every christmas and new years.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Bronzer can be used in many different ways to enhance your look. Sweep bronzer on to the hollow of your cheeks as well as along your hair and jaw lines. You can apply a dark bronzer to the crease of your eyes and along the lash line, as well as the inner corners to create huge looking eyes. Just add a coat of mascara. Another great use is over your neck and chest to catch more light and sparkle. Or dust bronzer over your c curves to make breast look bigger.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Don't wear purple from head to toe, the color is just too rich. Try a nice purple blouse with a great pair of jeans, or a purple dress with black accents. Other great ways to incorporate purple into your wardrobe are with a pair of boots or booties to add spice to your look, or a great purple jacket.
This is a new favorite way of doing my nails. The polishes used for this swatch were Milani Golden Goddess, and Cover Girl Boundless Colors City Lights. There are two coats of golden goddess by milani and one coat of Cover Girl City Lights, also a top coat. This is what I am going to be putting on my nails this holiday season, I really love it.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
For a new idea on how to show off your legs, try wearing bright patterned tights. Two other great options are bright ankle socks that really stand out and patterned footless tights. There are so many different styles to choose from everyone can benefit from adding these great pieces to their wardrobe. For more ideas on how to show off your best assets check out this page on Bella's Today.
This is Milani Golden Goddess. It is a nice creamy polish that is a beautiful medium gold tone. It has a nice, bright golden shimmer. In this swatch I applied two coats of Milani Golden Goddess, and one shiny top coat. I am not the biggest fan of this polish, but I do kind of like it with other nail polishes.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hard Candy has launched a line of cosmetics for Walmart. I pick up this bottle of nail polish for about $5.00, it is called Mr. Wrong. This is a very interesting polish. In the store it looked a little more gold or brownish, but it is a dusty greyed purple color with silver and gold/brass shimmery tiny bits of glitter. In both swatches I applied two coats of polish and one coat of extra shiny top coat. The top swatch pic is a lot more lighted then the bottom one. I did this so you could see the polish in different lighting and get a better idea of what it may look like. Over all I like this polish. I will be keeping it though I may not wear it often. i think it is a good color for fall winter of 2009, based on trendy colors, though I would wear this color mainly in the summer.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Check out these three new books that came out in September of 2009. British Fashion Designers, by Laurence King Publishing, Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Arcitecture, and Marc Jacobs Advertising, by Juergen Teller. Great options when learning about the vast and amazing world of fashion.
Make sure that you have a great blouse with something a little extra to it for both work and going out in the evening. Make sure that you keep it simple during the day, and add touches of glamour to it before going out at night.
This holiday season, like all the others, will be a time to dress up. When dressing up your party gown or cocktail dress, think about adding oversized jewelry, just don't wear a lot of pieces that are large at one time.
Monday, November 9, 2009
This is Celeb City by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear. I love this polish. Absolutely adore it. I can't tell if it is more like chrome or quicksilver, but it is amazingly shiny. This swatch as the rest are not the best as my camera isn't the best, but you can see the color and that is what is important in a nail polish swatch. This is two coats of Celeb City and a top coat for protection. The top coat does provide a little bit of an extra shine but only a fraction. This polish shines a lot all on its own. I think this is a great polish for summer and for Christmas, or maybe even a birthday party. I bought this polish at Walmart for about $2.50. Great shine and a small price tag. Who doesn't love that?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This is Rockstar Girl By Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. I adore a glitter nail polish and this one is no different. It is very hard to get off so use a base coat when wearing this. Here I put on two coats and a top coat to help keep it nice a bit longer. I recommend that you do so as this one will chip easily. This polish has pink, gold, blue, silver, and black glitter in it. The second pic is blurry but it shows the sparkle power the glitter in this polish has.
This is just one coat of amber ablaze by Revlon. It went on very smooth and easy. It dried so quickly I couldn't even believe it. This is a copper, rust type of nail color with gold shimmer in it. Very great for fall.