Monday, November 12, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe- Parachute Purple

Hi!

I made my first visit to Sephora yesterday! I had browsed online and passed the store numerous times, but yesterday I decided that day was the day. I've been missing out on a lot! I found so many things I fell in love with but of course I had limited funds.

Anyway, I came across the Sephora + Pantone Universe Jewel Lacquers. There were only 4 colors there but they are now $5 if you happen to be looking for any! I of course picked up Parachute Purple, although I'm really wanting a few others before they're gone!

Parachute Purple is a vibrant medium colored purple with aqua colored shimmer. The polish can lean towards a darker purple in certain lighting. I used two coats and had no trouble with it being too runny or thick. The only issue I have is that the aqua shimmer is not as strong on your nails as it is in the bottle. It's still gorgeous though!


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Sephora Stock Photo



With flash on

In sunlight

 I really love this polish! I've seen others say it's a dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge's Scrangie, but from what I can tell by other bloggers photos, it is not a dupe. Parachute Purple is darker and has less shimmer.

-Emily


Thursday, November 1, 2012

China Glaze- Pelican Gray & Candeo- Sprouse

Hi!

So I've had these two polishes for a while. I actually received Candeo Sprouse in a giveaway from Llarowe some time ago. I never wore it because I didn't know what to wear it over but then I spotted Pelican Gray in my collection and it just clicked to use them together! Candeo Sprouse is actually the only indie nail polish I have, although I've been eying some others lately.

Pelican Gray is a somewhat sheer light to medium gray with a bit of silver shimmer. It takes about 3 coats to cover. Sprouse is an interesting top coat. It's loaded with so many different glitters. There's white and black bar/horizontal glitter, small and medium sized black and white hexagonal glitter, medium blue hexagonal glitter that switches to red and green depending on the angle, medium gray hexagonal glitter that switches to silver depending on the angle and finally sparse holographic glitter. It's absolutely gorgeous.

I used 3 coats of Pelican Gray and 2 coats of Sprouse and Orly Won't Chip topcoat. I had no trouble applying either although with Sprouse I had to place glitter around sometimes to make it look the way I wanted.


China Glaze Pelican Gray under fluorescent lighting

Under fluorescent lighting

With flash

Under fluorescent lighting. Blurred to show holographic glitter.

I actually really loved this mani! Do any of you have Sprouse? What do you think about it?

-Emily

Quick Post

Hi Everyone!

I've gained so many new followers, so I'd like to say hello! I hope you stick around for a while. :)

I just wanted to let all of you know I also have another blog for makeup (if you're interested). I have lots of swatches and reviews. If you'd like to check it out, feel free. Here's the link: 

http://artisticshadowsetc.blogspot.com/

I hope all of you have an awesome day! I'll have new posts up very soon.

-Emily