Thursday, 29 March 2012

Easter Mani - Nubar Black Polka Dots over Catrice Sold Out Forever

Hello everyone,

For this little post I'd like to share with you a mani I've tried yesterday, which I find very cute and very appropriate for the Easter! I don't know why this makes me think of a an egg shell (dinosaur egg?? - yeah SciFi dino ;D LOL). I confess I didn't have the courage to wear it at work ... ;)

So this is 1 coat of Nubar Black Polka Dots (which need no more introduction!) over 2 coats Catrice Sold Out Forever (swatched here) and a coat of Seche Vite in between.
The bottle I'm holding is Nubar Black Polka Dots. It's amazing how dark it looks in the bottle and yet on the nail the base is completely transparent!

Thank you everyone for watching!


Sunday, 25 March 2012

China Glaze - Kinetic Candy

Hello everyone,

Hope you've had a nice weekend!
Sorry for the long absence... again ;) But I was away for the week-end -  in Paris again (more exactly near Paris, in Essonne) for a big birthday party. And it was great!  

So today I have for you another polish from the China Glaze's 2012 Electropop spring collection: Kinetic Candy.
This is quite a nice colour and the quality of the formula and the application were great.. it's just that it's really not flattering at all for my skin-tone. And also... I've had this weired feeling the whole time I was wearing it: that I was wearing a piece of faïence on my nails! Maybe because the faïence in my parent's bathroom was (and still is) exactly the same colour ! ;) weired associations ;)

The only thing that I found not to be OK with it is that it doesn't last for as long as I'm expecting it to... I've applied it in the evening, and by the end of the next day it already chipped on 3 fingers (and I didn't do any house work - I was at work ;)). Too bad.

So here I'm wearing 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy + 1 coat of Seche Vite:

In conclusion:

Application: 4.0/5
Formula: 4.0/5
Finish: 4.5/5
Drying time: 4.0/5
Opacity: 5.0/5

Overall: 4.3/5

Thank you everyone for watching!


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

China Glaze - Aquadelic

Hello everyone,

Hope you're doing fine!
Me... I'm having quite a hard week at work and I'm finishing very late... hardly have the time to prepare myself for the next day!
But life is better when you get polish now and then, right? - I'm sure a lot of you know what I men ;D
So,  I've received my command of 4 bottles from the China Glaze Electropop Spring collection a few days ago. I've only worn Kinetic Candy and Aquadelic until now. And I gotta say that Aquadelic - the one I'm going to show you today - really made day!

Some say that it is very close to China Glaze For Audrey... I don't own For Audrey, but from other swatches I've seen, I guess they do look a lot alike, but Aquadelic seems brighter and a tad bit bluer.
Anyway, I find this polish to be GREAT! I really love it. I've worn it with a t-shirt in about the same colour and it looked magic! ;D
The application is very good, also the opacity. Two coats are needed only in order to even out the brush strokes from the first layer.

Here I'm wearing 2 coats of China Glaze Aquadelic + 1 coat of Seche Vite:

In conclusion:

Application: 4.0/5
Formula: 4.0/5
Finish: 4.5/5
Drying time: 4.0/5
Opacity: 5.0/5

Overall: 4.3/5

Thank you everyone for watching!

Hugs! <3

Sunday, 11 March 2012

My Super-Short Weekend in Paris (picture heavy!)

Hi there!

About 2 weeks ago I went to see my friend Ruxi, who lives in Paris. It was extremely short: from Friday evening to Sunday morning...
On Saturday we took a tour in Paris, but more of a shopping tour rather than a touristic tour ;) We didn't do super famous places like La Tour Eiffel or Arc de Triomphe because we already know them and actually try to avoid them because of the tourists)... but we went to the Printemps galleries, close to L'Opéra, and it's mostly about that I'm going to talk in this post!

I did take a picture of L'Opéra (not the best, I admit) - it's the building with the greenish dome and the gold foil covered statues and decorations:

For this post I wanted to share with you some of the nice stuff we saw inside the Printemps galleries (very much alike Les Galleries Lafayette)...

 The decorations...
 ... the Saturday crowd inside Printemps...

Other amazing decorations...

Some Givency purses...

 Yves Saint Laurent jewelry...

 Glamorous MiuMiu purse...

 Stunning pieces of jewelry (I think this is Guerlain, but I'm not sure)

 Hair accessories from Alexandre de Paris (horribly expensive! Like you gotta choose between paying the electricity bill and buy a bow for your hair! :-) )...

And some shoes I can't find in Toulouse, so I took the pics to retain the brand name and eventually order them over the on-line shops that sell these brands:

 Finally back at Ruxi's, we've had a a small pary for Ruxi's b-day ;)

yep, even Mumu - Ruxi's cat - wanted to actively participate ;D

See ya soon everyone!


Sarcastic personal note: How can anyone who has a normal job, pays a rent, taxes, and everything, afford to buy a 2000 (or more!!!) euros purse??? Is this a parallel world??