How I Got Nailed This Week

One Good Surprise

This DEBBY nailpolish is cheap, but looks like big bucks!

 

Sometimes, there are expensive beauty products or tools that disappoint. When it comes to nails, I feel that one really can’t know if the new polish they buy will be a winner or a loser. Expensive polishes are not necessarily better. I’ve always had good experiences with Chanel ones (as you can see here, here, or here) , but I find the Dior ones simply horrible.

Conversely, sometimes really cheap polished can have the most amazing opacity, durability and shine. It sometimes happens, but it’s rare… And the best, don’t you find, is when you score one, even though you had no expectation at all. This is what happened to me with this beauty, which is a Debby nail polish that I bought in Italy about a year and a half ago. It doesn’t seem to have a name, so I guess the color code must be C350, which appears on the front sticker on the bottle. The color is perfect for winter. It is a shimmery red, but it is a dark red, which means it doesn’t look overly Christmassy. It applies on like a breeze and it is very shiny! In fact, much shinier than any other I own. Plus, the opacity is really great: On this picture, I only wear 1 coat!

Unfortunately, I’ve had it for so long that I’m almost out of it. I guess a trip to Italy is on my to-do list!

Star of the Stick

The Cure For Lipstick Virgins

 

Do you regularly moisturize your lips and really enjoy wearing clear or very sheer lip balm? Do you never wear too much color on your lips? Then, you are what I call a Lipstick Virgin.

But you don’t have to be afraid of color and shy away from more traditional lipsticks, thanks to the wonderful Clinique Almost Lipstick range. Trying them will let you get used to color and can help you in your apprenticeship of wearing a more colorful, grown-up lip. Plus, it will keep your lips moisturized thanks to its rich and comfortable texture. A real win-win!

Swatches of Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey and Luscious Honey.

I own two colors, Black Honey (left on picture) and Luscious Honey. Black Honey is a dark red with a berry-brown tone. Personally, I find it too brown for my fair skin. I don’t use it very often. The other one, Luscious Honey (right), I use a lot. It is a sheer red with cold, pink undertones. It is an easy way to get used to red lipstick progressively, or to wear a red hue during the day.

Swatches on my lips:

Black Honey – the flash makes it more red. In real life, it is browner.

Luscious Honey – the flash makes it look more pink. In reality, it is more of a sheer red.

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

 

How I Got Nailed This Week:

Last Minute Halloween Nails!

Hey girls! Want to find a very fast way to make you look spooky for Halloween? Or maybe you are looking for a nail style that is going to complement your deadly appearance for tonight? Well, look no further! Here are two looks that are going to make you look out of this world in 2 min, no more, no less!

You will need:

1. For the first look, you only need red nail polish!

2. For the second look, you’ll need red polish, dark red polish and dark blue polish.

 

First Look:

This was Lexa’s idea. She actually stumbled on it by chance just as she was getting rid of red nail polish yesterday!

 

Here’s how to get it: paint your nails red (one coat will be enough). Then dip a q-tip in nail polish remover. Make sure your q-tip isn’t too wet. Put it on your nail with little pressure and take some of it off. It will look even better if you put some color on your skin!

Second Look:

This is my take on bloody nails. For this look, you’ll need the three nail polish colors. Begin with naked nails, put some red polish on a q-tip and dab on your nails. Repeat with the dark blue and the dark red. Make sure you put some on your skin and on the top of your nails.

We hope these fast and easy tutorial will help you for Halloween! Have a very spooky night!