Wednesday, February 27, 2013

KIKO Sugar Mat - n°641

Well,well I'm on a roll, can't stop posting.
Today another gem from the sugar mat collection. This one is a more orange toned pink, with gold shimmer, that doesn't show that much on the nail, it gives it just a glowy look that the mattes don't have.

I applied this in two coats, and it is opaque as you can see. This is my favourite so far, although I love them all.

I am not showing you this one with top coat, you get the gist, it's not so impressive, I prefer them without, because even with two coats of topcoat you can still see the bumps, and I don't enjoy that. And after two coats of topcoat, I think there's enough coats of polish on the nail.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KIKO Sugar Mat - 642

Ok this is the pink glitter one! And I love it too.
This was also opaque in two coats, and I had the same problem with it, don't know when it's dry, so me being used to my nailpolish being dry after like 5 minutes, I start scratching my head or something, and my nailpolish does that thing when it  pushes back at the edge ( I don't know what I'm saying).

Anyways I took the blue one off yesterday, and it is so easy to take off!! It's not like glitter, it's more like holo when you take these off. So pretty excited about that!

I applied two coats of topcoat on this one two, and it is pretty both ways.

So here it is!  Do you have any? What were your picks?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

UPDATE - Kiko Sugar Mat n°644

Wow two days in a row!! Yes I know! I have a bit more time now. I am changing my job, and untill now I was looking for a new one and now I have found it so I have a little more free time.

Today I'm going to show you the new thing in the polish world, the sandy gritty look. The shinny nail polish look is out, and these gritty new nail polishes are the Shit!

Kiko has come out with a new collection composed of 16 polishes - The Sugar Mat collection, all have this kind of finish, 8 are mats, with no sparkle or shimmer, and 8 other are sparkly and shimmery. So obviously I went for the sparkly ones. I bought 6 of them, and I'm going to present them each to you. They retail for 5€ at the kiko stores, and Fashion Polish has a 20% off coupon.

First up is n°644 a blue sparkle, with kind of silvery shimmer. I didn't think I would love these, but I do! It applies easily, just like a normal polish, dries pretty fast, and it is completely opaque in two coats.
It is a bit dificult to know when it's dry since you can't apply topcoat if you like the gritty aspect, but basically when it's at its grittiest, it's dry.

So here are the photos:

*UPDATE - I applied two coats of topcoat, and it is still not super leveled - this is a hungry glitter, so it is obviously not made to be covered with topcar.

Oh and if you were wondering if these get caught in your sweaters or other clothes, they don't.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

China Glaze - Creative Fantasy

Hello guys!
I am back with a nail polish review. This one is a great one, it was my only pick from the Cirque de Soleil collection.
It is a very dark bright neon purple jelly, I don't know if that makes sense. I have never seen a color like it, and I love it. I think that it is definitely a must have.

It is a bit sheer, it needed 3 coats to get opaque, and the finish is matte, because it's a neon. So it needs a top coat, but once the topcoat is on, it is super glossy, like a normal jelly.

It shrunk a bit with my Seche Vite, and I have only worn it for 2 days, so can't really tell if it chips or not. Hasn't chipped yet.

The camera couldn't quite capture the true color, so this is the photo that was most true to color.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Comparison: Lipstick crayons

Hey everyone!
Sorry for the lack of posts, I've just been very busy. I am trying to change my job, so I've been to interviews, and stuff, and so it takes a lot of my time. And when I do have some free time I choose to spend it on me.

I am back with a little comparison between my favourite make up products of the moment : lipstick crayons. I love these new type of lipsticks, I think they are so practical, don't know why. I am not a lipgloss person, don't like the applicator concept, and I think most of them are too sticky. The only lipgloss I own is Clarins Instant light lip perfector ( don't know why Clarins insists on giving their products such long names).

So I recently ( and by recently I mean two days ago) bought two of the Revlon just bitten balm stains. And know find myself to be the proud owner of 3 kinds of lipstick crayons. I started with the Clinique Chubby sticks, moved on to the Kiko ones don't know how they are called, because all the writing on it has come off, and they were limited edition.

Ok so they are all the same size, and have the same amount of product inside I think. The way they work is the same, you twist the bottom to get more product out. Know on to the differences

Clinique Chubby sticks - are more of a balm, and just that, so the color pay off is not at all interesting, but if you like the kind of sheer lipstick look these are for you. I like them, because I am a fan of sheer lipsticks, but in terms of hydration, I don't see them doing much. The Clarins Instant light is way better. Another thing I don't like about this product is the smell - it smells a bit plastic like. I understand they have a new intense formula - more pigmented, but they haven't released them here yet. The color range is pretty wide. They cost like 18€.

Kiko Lavish lips - this is more of a very glossy lipstick. I really like it, it is more hydrating than the Clinique one. It has no smell at all, so for those who don't like odors in make up products this is perfect. It glides on really smooth, and the color pay off is better than the Clinique one. The color range is not huge. These are really cheap, if you can still find them, I think that it was like 4€.

Revlon just bitten kissable balm stains - these are the most pigmented out of all three, and the colors are buildable. I like the color range, and the wear is definitely the best out of the three. You can eat and the color stays on. The balm is ok, but not super hydrating, it's like the chubby stick, only the pigmentation is way better. They smell like peppermint, which I really like, but for some of you that might not be terrible. These are in the middle price range - 10€, but they had a promo on them in Monoprix and I got 2€ off.

So all in all I really like these, but if you really want only one, I would suggest going for the Revlon ones, if the smell doesn't bother you, or the Kiko ones if it does.

Here are the photos

Revlon - Romantic, Clinique - Super Strawberry, Kiko - Rose nude, Clinique - Voluptuous Violet, Revlon - Rendez vous