aikolynn: (UD - Liquid Liners)
I am a betrayer!  I never thought anything would come close to or overcome my love for K-Palette's tattoo liner...but something has.  I swore my undying devotion to K-Palette after trying their eyeliner and have praised it as being amazing (it still is!), but, oh my gosh, I have a new love.  It's by, surprise surprise, Urban Decay.  I've always loved UD products but their new (or should I say repackaged?) eyeliners are amazing.  I've already gushed about them to [personal profile] jlailin...but, okay, they aren't perfect, but what product ever is?

LtoR: Woodstock, Eldorado, Smog, Siren, Radium, Sabbath, Retrograde, Demolition, Perversion, Bobby Dazzle, Revolver
The UD liner came into my possession not by choice but by chance.  It came in my UD Book of Shadows IV after I purchased it from Nordstrom Rack last month.  Using it was purely on a curiosity basis, but it's amazing.  The brush takes some getting used to, but it wasn't terribly challenging after using a paintbrush-tipped liquid liner for over a year.

 Color payoff
 long-lasting formula that doesn't fade
 long applicator handle
 Color selection!

 The eyeliner rubs off when wet into little particles
 Need to use a primer and shadow under it for maximum stay

The two cons are the only gripes I have about this liner.  I tested out Woodstock today without any primer or shadow and it rubbed off without me knowing (truthfully I fell asleep and when I woke up it was gone.  All of it.  No traces.  Yay...?).  Generally the eyeliner stays really well, but my oily skin probably wasn't great for it.  What's nice is that it doesn't smudge, but just sort of flakes off.  This makes reapplication and cleanup a lot easier.  I had issues with my eyeliner being even when I was getting ready for my sister's wedding and being able to just rub it off and start over without disturbing my eyeshadow was great.  I did set the liner with a bit of black shadow just to ensure that it stayed the whole night and it's great.  I usually don't do that step so I'm not sure if it made a difference or not. ^^

I currently own PerversionWoodstock, and Radium but I hope to add Bobby Dazzle to my collection...and possibly Retrograde. ^^

aikolynn: (LC - Beauty)
 Here are a few of my favorite beauty products.
  • Face
    • Wash: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Wash
    • Scrub: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Scrub
    • Peel: Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peel
    • Mask: C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask
    • Primer: TheFaceShop Lovely ME:EX in Violet
    • Base/Foundation/BB: Etude House All Day Strong BB Cream 01
    • Blush: Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Peony
    • Setting Powder: BareMinerals Mineral Veil in Hydrating
    • Sun Screen:  SkinFood Tomato Sun Cream
    • Blotters: Clean&Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
  • Eyes
    • Cream: none yet
    • Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
    • Base: Etude House Pudding Dia Shadow in Pink Pudding
    • Highlight: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sellout
    • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Graffiti
    • Pencil: Urban Decay 24/7 in Junkie and Woodstock
    • Eyeliner: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liner 24h WP in Super Black
    • Mascara: Cover Girl LashBlast Volume Blasting WP in Very Black
    • Palette:  Crown Brush 88 Eyeshadow Shimmer Palette
  • Lips
    • Balm: Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm and Moisturizer
    • Gloss: Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy
    • Liner: none
    • Lipstick: Urban Decay in Peroxide
  • Nails
    • Pink: OPI The One That Got Away
    • Blue: OPI DS Magic
    • Purple: OPI DS Temptation
    • Black: OPI Black Onyx
    • Green:  China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
    • Other:  essie Over The Top
    • Glitter:  OPI Absolutely Alice and Rainbow Connection
    • Flakie:  Ludurana Trovao
    • Holographic:  China Glaze LOL
    • Frost:  OPI Not Like The Movies
    • Top Coat:  Seche Vite Dry Fast
    • Base Coat:  essie Grow Stronger
    • Remover:  SkinFood Orange Nail Remover Jelly

New Polish Swatches

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 09:54 pm
aikolynn: (Krystal - Flower)
I'm so pleased to announce that our ([personal profile] jlailin and I) Llarowe order finally came in (which also means I finally get to mail [personal profile] these_ordinary_days her birthday present--none of which is included here)!  Since I'm still wearing the Sally Hansen Salon Effects polish strips (day 5...and still only has some minor tip wear and some unnoticeable chips on some nail tips--awesome!), I decided to swatch these on paper.  I know the effect isn't exactly the same, but I really wanted to see these out of the bottle (flakies swatched over black polish really brings out their effect!).  Some of the colors are slightly off...andI was willing to bust out my digicam for this, but it decided to crappy phone pics again it is.  I included essie's Shine ofthe Times to compare it to the new flake polishes.

The swatches done on the false nails are a mixture of all the flakies (except Shine of the Times).  Gorgeous, right?

Polishes Swatched:
  • Tony Moly - Earth: A grey-blue based jelly, a mixture of graphite and blue microglitter, and small pink iridescent hexglitter combine to create one of the most interesting glitter polishes I've ever seen.  Go here to see some awesome swatches of the Galaxy collection.
  • HITS - Lambada: "Clear base with copper, red, green golden yellow, and turquoise flakes" (Llarowe).
  • Ludurana - Trovao: "Clear jelly base with turquoise and green flakies" (Llarowe).
  • Ludurana - Chuva: "Yellow tinged jelly base with blue and copper flakies" (Llarowe).
  • essie - Shine of the Times: Clear jelly base with flakies that flash from orange, yellow, green, and purple/blue.
Gorgeous, right?  I can't wait to wear Earth!  I'm going to have a hard time deciding what to put on my nails next!

And this is all the stuff that came in today...four packages worth. O_o;;;



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

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