Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Swatch & Review: Star Kin Worble

Hey Girlies!

Today I have a new favorite from Star Kin. Worble is a robin's egg blue polish full of bright pink glitter. I love it! The colors really complement each other.

Shown is three coats, topped with 2 coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat. I would definitely recommend using multiple coats of top coat to smooth out this polish - HK Girl didn't do a good job of this for me, and some glitter was left with annoying edges sticking out.

Nevertheless, this is definitely one of my new favorite Star Kins for the collection :)

Do you have any Star Kins? Do you LOVE em?! Let me know :)

Lexie xx

Star Kin polishes are available from their Etsy store.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Friday, 8 August 2014

Lip Swatch: Shiro Cosmetics Why Not Zoidberg?

Hi Girlies!

I have a new (to me) indie makeup brand to share today - Shiro Cosmetics! Shiro is an independent company based in Portland, Oregon that creates gorgeous eyeshadows, lip colours and other fantastic products. Something I love about Shiro Cosmetics is that all of the products have clever names and hilarious descriptions I managed to snag four Intertubes (now discontinued) in a sale - you might have seen my Instagram post about them. I got Smashing, Over 9000, Leeroy Jenkins and Why Not Zoidberg?.

Why Not Zoidberg? is obviously inspired by this sassy guy from Futurama:

WNZ? is an orange-coral lipstick with fairly moisturising formula. When I wore it, I felt that it reminded me more of a tinted lip balm rather than a lipstick. I couldn't really build it up to opacity, so it looked like more of a subtle coral tint with my skintone. I've been spoiled with bold, matte formulas lately so this is a nice change of pace. It's perfect for when I just want a hint of colour on my lips :) I've added a photo of my bare lips so you can see how subtle this looks (to me, at least!).

My only issue so far with these Intertubes is the smell - some of them smell really odd to me and it can be off putting. However, I have been spoiled lately with yummy scented lipsticks (Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks, MAC Lipsticks) so I'm probably just not used to it.

Do you have any Shiro? Let me know in the comments! I'm lusting after a few of their eyeshadows at the moment... Must make an order when I can.

Thanks for reading!

Lexie xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Swatch & Review: Dance Legend Amethyst

Hey Girls!

I have my first Dance Legend on the blog today! This one is called Amethyst and it's from their Sahara Crystal collection. It's a gorgeous deep eggplant textured polish with pink and purple shimmer/glitter throughout. Shown are two coats over basecoat.

I really, really love this polish. I love deep purple and I love textured polish so this polish is a complete win for me. It's really similar to another purple textured polish I have, Zoya Carter. I'd say Amethyst is more of a blackened purple while Carter is a true purple texture. I think the best way do describe Amethyst is as a lovechild of Zoya Carter and OPI Vesper - sparkly like Carter but has a deeper base like Vesper.

I'm definitely going to be picking up more Dance Legend polishes - I have been SO happy with the ones I've tried so far. Do you have any? Let me know in the comments :)

Lexie xx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Lipstick Swatch: Impulse Cosmetics Gamble

Hey lovely people!

Today I have a lipstick from Impulse Cosmetics, an independent makeup company. I have a shade called Gamble, which is a true royal purple lipstick.

As with my other Impulse Cosmetics lipstick, the only trouble I had with this was dealing with the flattened tip - it requires a more careful application technique than the traditional lipstick bullet does. I found this formula really similar to Two Timer as well - very pigmented, perhaps slightly stiffer, but I could apply it without any tugging on my lips.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Review: Star Kin Cuti-Cuddles Cuticle Oil

Hey Girlies!

Today I have a product which has become one of my fast favourites! Star Kin Cuti-cuddles are delightfully scented cuticle oils that come in a huge variety of scents, including Toasted Marshmallow, Lemon Meringue, Buttered Popcorn and Bay Rum. I have three - Caramel, Buttercream Frosting, and White Chocolate Macadamia. BF and WCM are fighting for the favourite scent spot at the moment!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Lipstick Swatch: MAC Pure Heroine

Hey beautiful people!

Today I have MAC Pure Heroine to show you. Pure Heroine was the new shade created in the MAC x LORDE collaboration, based on Lorde's signature purple vampy lip.