I’ve been away this past weekend so I put blogging aside, but I’m back again and I want to show you the products I’ve been loving the past month.
I’ve been going through my photo folders to see if there are some swatches I haven’t published yet and I found my attempt at waterfall manicure. Basically you need a medium long, thin striping brush and a nail polish.
I used OPI My Pointe Exactly as a base and I striped with Max Factor Ruby Fruit, Catrice Bloody Mary to Go and Golden Rose Silver Nail Art polish. The manicure doesn’t look very good at the cuticle area because I already had OPI on for 4 days and I did go a bit overboard with clean-up.
You can find how this manicure looks when it is done by a pro at Nailasaurus.
Pregledavala sam slike u folderima tražeći swatcheve koje još nisam objavila i naišla sam na moj pokušaj vodopad manicure. Sve što je za nju potrebno je srednje dugački tanki kist za nail art i lak za nokte.
Kao podlogu koristila sam OPI My Pointe Exactly, a linije sam radila s Max Factor Ruby Fruit, Catrice Bloody Mary to Go i Golden Rose Silver Nail Art lakovima za nokte. Manikura ne izgleda najbolje oko korijena nokta jer sam pretjerala s čišćenjem, a i OPI lak je već bio četiri dana na noktima pa se vidi izrast.
Kako bi ova manikura trebala izgledati kad ju radi netko talentiran možete vidjeti kod Nailasaurusa.
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Max Factor Max Effect Nail polish comes in a small 6ml bottle and it retails for around $5.
It seems that this shade is quite popular, as I can think of several shades from the same family that were launched this summer.
The shade Ivory looks more golden-like. It is pale warm champagne with metallic shimmer. It reminds me of Illamasqua Swinger, Chanel Diwali or Revlon Gold Coin. Max Factor Ivory is the warmest of the bunch and not streaky at all.
The polish is not completely opaque, although it is possible to get away with only one coat. The consistency is slightly runny, but I can work with it.
I don’t comment on how long the nail polish wears since without the base and top coat on my nails every polish lasts for a day or two. Naturally, top and base coat can prolong the wear up to 5 days.
I have been away for several days, so to make it up, I have decided to show you my steadily growing nail polish collection (which should have been posted with my make-up collection a couple of months ago).
As I’ve caught myself many times wanting the polishes which are practically dupe of some other polish I have, I found some time and took photos of the polishes in my collection which I have sorted according to colour.
I can already see the benefits, as I have slowly composed the list of the shades I need to have.
I wanted to add the links to the polishes I’ve already swatches, but the computer I’m currently using is incredibly slow (and it is adsl). I can’t believe that my blog logs faster on dial-up connection.
So, here’s the collection (names are from left to right):
The first picture in the post contain some of my pinks:
Chanel Morning Rose, Inglot 343, Chanel Marilyn, Catrice Raspberry Fields Forever, YSL 19, Catrice Big Spender Wanted, YSL Rose Lunaire
White and berry
Inglot 202, Rimmel French Ivory, YSL 12; Catrice Let’s Talk About Barrie, YSL Rose Pourpre
Catrice Just Married, Sephora Pink Agate, YSL Perle Rose, Catrice Miss Piggy Reloaded, Bourjois 14, Chanel Rose Cache, Bourjois Beige Glamour
Oranges, Coral, Red
Catrice Salmon & Garfunkel, Catrice Pimp My Shrimp, Max Factor Diva Coral, Catrice Bloody Mary To Go, Golden Rose Classics (I don’t know the shade number)
Catrice Marilyn & Me, L.A. Girl Garnet, Catrice Caught on the Red Carpet, Max Factor Ruby Fruit
Catrice Let’s Mauve On, Catrice Plum Play With Me, Max Factor Fantasy Fire, Carla Cosmetics (I don’t know the shade name), Catrice Iron Mermaiden
Taupe and Black
Max Factor Cappuccino, Catrice Clay-Ton My Hero, Catrice Lost in Mud, Catrice Captain Sparrow’s Boat
Gold and Silver
Max Factor Ivory, Chanel Gold Shimmer, Catrice In The Bronx, Inglot 207, Look by Bipa Metallic Hologram, Golden Rose 69
Catrice Sold Out Forever, Look by Bipa Green Changer, Catrice After Eight
Illamasqua Rain Drops, Deborah 56, Sephora Bleu Sapphire, Catrice (from one L.E, l don’t know the shade name).
The following shades are on my wishlist:
dark blue (something like Chanel Blue Satin)
crème turquoise (like Chanel Riva or one of Max Factor minis)
non opaque jelly pastel yellow
medium dark grey
purple – like Chanel Paradoxal (or Rimmel dupe)
medium dark forrest green
bright orange (like that from Dior 2011 summer collection – I think it was named Aloha)
orange red (like Catrice Fred Said Red)
dark chocolate brown
lilac pink (like Chanel Lilac Sky or Rodeo Drive)
berry pink (like Chanel Gondola)
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Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish retail for around $5 (I got it on sale for $4). The bottle doesn’t say how much of the product there is, but I suppose it contains around 6 ml.
Cappuccino is a light creamy taupe shade which has a bit of lavender in it. To me it looks like a mixture of Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy, although Frenzy is a bit less purple and ; and Chanel Le Vernis in Particuliere (the polish that started the taupe craze, a bit darker than Cappuccino and more brown).
The polish has a good coverage, but I prefer to use two coats, just to be on the safe side.
The polish isn’t streaky.
I do not comment on the wear, since all nail polishes last for a day or two on my nails without the top coat.
Another bunch of items. Of course, nail polishes were not necessary, but I couldn’t resist them since they were on sale.
Sisley Foaming Exfoliator reminded me to another amazing product: Eveline Anti Cellulite Body Scrub/Shower Gel. I have used it a couple of years ago and I don’t realize why I have stopped it.
I also got myself a cellulose bathing spoonge. Currently I’m using a natural spoonge from the sea, but I have wanted something a bit harsher for a light exfoliation.
The nail polishes (from l to r):
Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Fantasy Fire
Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Cappuccino
Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Ivory
Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish Diva Coral
Bourjois So Laque in Beige Glamour.
Oh, and I have almost forgotten Declaré moisturizer (not on the photo). This brand has been available in Croatia for quite some time, but I have always ignored the counter. Several days ago I saw the package of one cream which reminded me of Sisley Sisleya creams. That was enogut for me to stop and study the brand a bit more. Basically, they are formulated for sensitive skin, not too expensive (the majority of the prices vary from $25-$50, although there are some more expensive products). I already have goten my eyes set on a pore minimizing serum (don’t remember the exact name)
Anyway, I caught the sight of several travel size moisturizers which come in small 15ml jars. This amount will be more than enough for me to test it.
For a start I have bought a travel size of Hydro Energy cream (costs around $8).The ingredients seem ok and I can’t wait to spend Bioderma to try this one instead.
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It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.