Saturday, January 14th, 2012

aikolynn: (LC - Smile)
I finally hit up TheFaceShop that opened recently in Hawaii.  While it's a small store, it's incredibly well organized and amazing.  I know I made that whole post on how education is expensive and how I have to save money...but, omg, my obsession with nail polish and makeup knows no bounds.  I've already given in and bought the complete essie Dive Bar collection off eBay (a post will follow once I get the order in)and three CG nail polishes so I wasn't too keen on spending a lot of money.  ...but it was so tempting.

I ended up buying two items, the Herb Day Lemon Cleansing Foam and Lovely ME:EX Make-Up Base in violet...which cost me a total of $10.47!  They were $5 each and completely worth it (so far) in my opinion.  Like a true Korean beauty shop, they threw in some free samples.  I'll definitely be going back for the Strawberry Smoothie Mask Pack I wrote about in the last post which retails for $14.
Also, I went through their offering of nail polishes ($8 each) and came across this beauty.  It's a black based polish that flashes all the colors of the rainbow--so gorgeous!  Since I couldn't justify buying it after purchasing the China Glaze polishes below...I'll be going back for it...or heavily bidding for it on eBay (should it be cheaper).
Since today was also a hair cut day (which means driving all the way out to Aiea), I usually go through their China Glaze collection.  Now, I went in for neons but left with none (thinking I'll buy some from the CG summer neon collection coming out soon) but did leave with two glitters.
Skyscraper is from the Fall 2011 Metro collection while Atlantis was released in 2009 as part of the Specialty Collection.  Skyscraper is a more muted blue packed with silver microglitter while Atlantis is a teal packed with holographic microglitter.  I'm definitely excited to wear these!  I know I could find these cheaper on eBay, but I do feel the need to support the salon since I go there so often.  I discovered they also sell Color Club and some Nubar (it's very very limited though).  I was also tempted to buy OPI Ink (I remember Janelle has this and it's gorgeous), but put it back for a later date.  I'm still working on that polish wish list...and it just keeps getting longer!

aikolynn: (Sulli - Snow White)
 Yes, another nail post.  Those blasted splatter nails peeled off and I've been wanting to try this idea I've had floating around in my head.  I gathered a bunch of polish (which made me realize I own mostly glitters and shimmers) and painted random streaks of color over my silver holo base.  I topped it off with black crackle which reveals the different colors yet unifies the whole look.  Amazing.  This would look amazing with neon colors!
I love this look!  What's great is that the colors don't have to be neat--just go with it.  The only thing, and I keep saying this, is the pulling from the Seche Vite top coat.  It's irritating, but this is one of the nicest, glossy fast drying top coats I've seen.  *sighs*  Sometimes I just think about buying a damn UV dryer and some UV top coat.

Colors Used
  • OPI - DS Coronation (base)
  • OPI - DS Magic
  • OPI - The One That Got Away
  • OPI - Teenage Dream
  • OPI - Black Shatter
  • OPI by Sephora - High Maintenance
  • Sephora - Curacoa
  • China Glaze - Coconut Kiss
  • China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle
I love this, but would you try it?



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It isn't about "like," but about "love."

When I call you, drunk, and speak of my love for you, all you have to do is listen.

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