Thursday, March 31, 2011

NOTW - The One That Got Away

I usually change my nail color weekly unless I get lazy or want to give them a break.
I also love using new polishes that I just got, just because I want to break open the bottle and un-virginize it... lol

 In direct sunlight

Under florescent light

This color came out with the Katy Perry collection, the one where everyone was raving about because of the Black Shatter.
I fairly like this color. It looks really bright on my fair hands. The One That Got Away is a bold deep fuchsia shade with flecks of shimmer in them.
Oh, if you're wondering what's going on with my ring finger nail. Well, I tried using Black Shatter in hopes that it would turn out nice. But, it got messed up and being the lazy person that I am I end up putting a coat of Teenage Dream over it. Actually looks quite pleasing after so many different layers of polish.

<3elle

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eye Makeup-Less

For the past entire week, I had nothing on my eyes. It was surprising to know that I lasted a week without any eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. It was weird but it actually felt really relaxing and free. It's nice to know that I don't have to come home and use my eye makeup remover before I wash my face.

Here's what I've been using for the past week -


A lot of face products.
Even though I don't use eye makeup, I still want to hide dark circles and redness around my face. So, the steps I've been taking each morning has been --
1) Right after I cleanse my face in the morning, I apply the Avon Anew Rejunvenate Concentrate
2) Then I go in with the Avon Retroactive Youth Extending Day Cream all over the face
3) After the cream is absorbed, I apply the Shisheido sunscreen all over the face
4) Then, I use the Bobbi Brown concealer to conceal my dark circles and redness on any areas on my face
5) After that, I use the Lancome face powder to set the concealer in
6) For the brows, I use ELF to shape and fill in my brows
7) For some color on the face, I like to use my Jane blush
8) Last but not least, apply a lip balm!

It's so simple but yet I feel like it takes forever for me to apply all these products. I think I'm going to go back to applying eyeliner and mascara tomorrow. But it sure does feel nice to let your eyes take a break after a while. I feel like my lashes even got longer and thicker.

Have you ever try going a week without eye makeup or just makeup?

<3elle

Friday, March 25, 2011

Splitter for Two

I recently found these earphone splitters on Fred Flare website and thought they were just super cute. I usually shared music with the bf and it's annoying to be able to only listen to it in one ear.

Like, when we go on a trip and we're sitting on the plane or the bus for a really long time I like the feeling of both my ears being filled with music and not just one - might be weird but it's true! Do you feel that way?
And sometimes, lets say that I have the side with the normal earphones while he get the one with the low volume one and he turns on the volume even higher, that means my ears are going to be blown off! So, the best solution - getting the splitter. I've been looking long and hard for this and voila, I landed on such a cute one.

 I find it funny when a small product like this gets mushed into a big box. And I have to go through layers of popcorn foams to be able to get my hands on it.


I think it's so adorable.
And I don't have to worry about losing the body since it's attached to the head with a string. A lot of my friends says it looks like Wall-E, do you think so? I never even saw that movie.

Have a lovely weekend beauties,
<3elle

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Effects of Shatter

Finally, I recently got the OPI Black Shatter that everyone was raving about. Because of the rave, I really wanted to get my hands on this nail polish. I'm sure there are other similar polished out there that gives the same effect but I actually knew about it after OPI.

Btw gals, the Silver Shatter is suppose to be coming out in the next month or two. I'm looking forward to that one more since I can put a dark base underneath rather than a light base with this one.


The consistency of Black Shatter is a lot thicker than the usual nail polish, unless it's just me.
The brush was also a lot more flatter.

So with that said, I just applied the shatter on and literally each nail looks uberly different. I know this nail polish gives random cracks on the nails but mine was totally weird!

On nails:
Base Coat
OPI Teenage Dream
OPI Black Shatter
Top Coat

I have three different effects that the shatter had made on my nails, and I finally know why... please don't mind my dry nails, I just want to show you all the different effects.

In the picture above, the cracks that the Black Shatter made are a lot closer to each other. The gaps aren't that big and the black polish are more elongated than chunky.
With this effect, you need to apply a really think layer of Black Shatter. Do not pick up your brush and reapply another coat in the area you already brushed because the extra coat will make the crack thick.

If you had done what I said about reapplying another coat on top then the effect would look like this. The cracks are bigger, this is probably the perfect shatter effect that the polish gives.

Lastly, this really chunky looking effect is when I picked up a lot of nail polish and just placed it on my nail and brushed it in the same area a couple of times. I find this so unattractive. The cracks and gaps are huge and the black polish looks way too chunky. But it does show the glitters from Teenage Dream.

I hope this was clear and helps you guys, but trial and error is best.
What do you like to put under Black Shatter?

<3elle