Saturday, August 11, 2012

Review: NARS Joie de Vivre Palette

Appropriately, my first purchase from NARS is what they're most famous for: blush. I was lucky enough to snag the Nordstrom exclusive Joie de Vivre palette before it sold out. At $65, I expected better pigmentation. Although, considering that their individual blushes are $28 each (.16 oz.), it's a good deal for six nearly full-sized colors (.12 oz. each) at just over the price of two full-sized on their own.

The first color in the palette is Albatross. It's a gorgeous fine golden shimmer highlighter and might be my new favorite. The second color, Gaiety, is a light matte fuchsia. It's beautiful, but most likely won't suit my skin tone. The third color, Luster, is a peachy bronze with fine golden shimmer. This would be a great color for when (if ever) I get a tan or for someone with a darker skin tone. The fourth color, Laguna, is a warm bronzer with again, fine golden shimmer. This was the most disappointing to me pigmentation-wise. It took almost seven heavy swatches to get the color in the pictures below. The fifth and most infamous color, Orgasm, lives up to it's hype. It's a beautiful pinky peach with fine golden shimmer that looks natural on the cheeks and can give even the dullest complexion life. The sixth and final color, Angelica, is a darker fuchsia than Gaiety (but similar) with a thicker sparkle than the rest of these colors.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review: OPI Number One Nemesis

OPI's Number One Nemesis from their The Amazing Spider-Man collection is beautiful. Mine is from a mini set that I have. It reminds me of New Years Eve and I'm kind of in love. It's a metallic charcoal-silver with very fine gold, green, and red glitter. The formula is on the sheer side, but with two heavy coats the color is completely opaque. Another plus, much like the other colors from this collection, it dries very quickly. On my nails below I have a Sally Hansen base coat, two heavy coats of Number One Nemesis, and then a Sally Hansen top coat. Unfortunately, pictures can't do this one justice.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Exciting News!

I have recently acquired a real domain name and will be transferring over content once I finish building the site (this is why there haven't been many posts yet). I'll make an announcement when everything is complete, but it won't be just yet. The new site will be at!

Edit (8/8/12):
For now, when you go to, you will be automatically redirected here. So go ahead and start using the new address!