Wednesday, August 2, 2017

L'Oréal Gris Decadent and Vert Absinthe

 purchased by me 

Remember all of the buzz about L'Oréal's Vernis à l'Huile line when it was new last year?  Remember all of the disappointment when it turned out it wasn't going to be sold in the US?  I was only kinda bummed out about it...until I saw that green with that name and that number.  An "ugly" green with an absinthe related name and the shade number 666?  A must have if you're the kind of dork I am.  Luckily, there's a French eBay seller who has a bunch of shades and is willing to combine shipping.  I ordered a few to balance out the shipping cost and I have two to show you today.


Monday, July 24, 2017

H&M Olive Twist and Space Race

 purchased by me 

It's been almost two years since H&M's revamped beauty line debuted.  After reading Nouveau Cheap's post about it, I went to the mall to check them out...only to find a display still being assembeled.  By the time I got back to the mall, my interest had dwindled and I didn't buy anything.  A couple of months ago I went to look for the Blackheart Beauty holos at Hot Topic and figured I might as well peruse H&M's polish too.  There was a BOGO50 sale and I was in one of those moods, so I bought a bunch.  Today I've got two to show you...


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sinful Colors Free & Fierce - My Picks

 purchased by me 

We're just a week away from the Fourth already!?!?  This year is zipping by!  I'm just guessing at this collection being for the Fourth because it came out weeks ago.  Sinful Colors has weird timing this year.  Everything's either two months early or three weeks late.  That's not my biggest gripe about this year's Pride collection.  It's an online exclusive.  I'm sorry, Sinful, but no.  Part of what I love about this brand is that they're fun to find in stores.  That's getting harder to do lately.  But I digress.  Today I've got the two new toppers from the Free & Fierce collection...


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sally Hansen Heavy Metal and Retro Grade

 purchased by me 

We're in the middle of a serious drugstore drought.  There was a time when there'd be a new Sally Hansen display, chock-full of limited edition goodies, every couple of months...if not more often.  Those days seem to be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't new shades around if you're fiending.  Back in maybe January some stores had a display of six new Xtreme Wear shades, called Rebel Glam.  They were mostly creams and not LE, so I harrumphed and decided to wait for the right price.  Eventually the coupon gods smiled and I bought the two grays I'm showing you today.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Polish Con NYC 2017


What an incredibly fun week I had at the end of April!  Not only did I go to Polish Con, one of my best friends EVER came with me!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw highlights of my adventures with Kat, who I call "McGee".  We did a whirlwind tour of Philly, Amish Country, and NYC, all centered around Polish Con at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn.  The convention was the perfect excuse for what I hope becomes an annual visit.  If only Polish Con was in NYC every spring!  I'm not planning on going to the Chicago this fall, and next spring will probably be the West Coast's turn...but I can hold out hope for Philly in 2019, right?  It was a complete thrill and I can't wait to show you guys some of what I did and saw, so let's get to it!

The main room was a little overwhelming at first...


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sinful Colors Desert Divas

 purchased by me 

This post isn't "My Picks" from Desert Divas, it's all of 'em!  Can you remember the last time I posted an entire collection?  I sure can't.  It's a big step toward really coming back to blogging, and it feels great!  This is gonna be a long, long, looooong post, so let's get to it...


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pahlish The Life Aquatic - My Picks

 purchased by me 

April is here at last!  I've been looking forward to this month since the end of last year.  Know why?  Polish Con NYC!  It's still over four weeks away, but I'm counting the days.  24.  Of everything I'm excited about, meeting Pahlish maker Shannon is way up the list.  Pahlish is my absolute favorite indie.  When Shannon put out a collection of foils with Bowie song names...well...how could I not?  I wound up with three from The Life Aquatic collection.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sinful Colors Luck Of The Styish - My Picks

 purchased by me 

This collection started showing up in Rite Aid in my area in January, so I'm nowhere near as late as they were early.  That makes sense, right?  It felt so good to sit down and swatch again!  I'm getting closer to actually being back to regular posting...I hope.  As always, we'll see.  Still, posting a holiday collection just a day after that holiday feels like a tiny victory.  There's some really good stuff here too!  Let's take a look...


Monday, March 6, 2017

Fresh Paint Don't Get Matte Get Even

 purchased by me 

Hey.  So...I guess I wasn't as close to coming back as I thought.  I am feeling a lot better recently, but life stuff keeps interrupting.  Cleaning actually happens now.  Weird, right?  More on all of that someday.  For now, I've got something you sorta saw if you read my previous post.  Today's swatch was the undies for Sinful Colors Kissful Thinking.  Brace yourself, it's a bit of an oddball.


Don't Get Matte Get Even is a warm purple with a finely-textured satiny matte finish.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sinful Colors SWAK - My Picks

 purchased by me 

Hello again and happy Valentine's Day!  Been a while, but the swatching mood hit me and I threw a post together.  If you're a Sinful Colors fan, you've probably had your own picks from their SWAK collection since January.  They came out weirdly early this year, along with the St. Patrick's Day display.  I wore one of them as an accent about a month ago.  So this post is...yeah...kinda late, but I did it and that's what counts.  We'll call it practice for my actual comeback, right?  Anyway, let's get this post rolling!