Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zoya Exchange and Diamond Cosmetics

Yay, I received my Zoya polishes today!

L to R: Charisma, Lola, Sienna, Bekka, Kotori, Savita
Charisma is a super neon purple, very excited to try it! I saw this in a beauty supply store and almost bought it before I thought about the exchange.
Lola is a fluorescent pink with bluish shimmer.
Sienna is a tangerine orange with fine gold glitter.
Bekka is a shimmery chartreuse.
Kotori looks like a deep navy blue with blue glitter.
Savita is a metallic, matte purple.
These are my first Zoya polishes and I love the range of colors they have.

Also got my Diamond Cosmetics haul:

L to R: Oh Tiff!, Pink Flamingo, Matte Black, Like Satin

Oh Tiff! is, as you might have guessed, a Tiffany blue. It's kind of a pastel-y turquoise, greenish-blue. It also has a very subtle shimmer. This is supposed to be a dead-on dupe for Chanel Nouvelle Vague.
Pink Flamingo is a sheer pink with iridescent glitter, and it glows in the dark! How cool is that?
Matte Black is a leathery, matte black, pretty similar to Chanel Black Velvet, but slightly more matte.
Like Satin is basically a creamy off-white.
I've never tried Diamond before but I've heard a lot of good things, and they're cheap! Also, it is heavily rumored that they are the actual manufacturers for some $12 brands...

Can't wait to try all of these!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Catrice - Sold Out Forever

A friend of mine from Belgium kindly sent over some Catrice nail polishes! I had to try Sold Out Forever since it's a very close dupe of the famed Chanel Jade. It's a lovely, minty green with a very subtle shimmer (wish I had been able to capture it in pictures).
This is two coats. I love the color in the bottle, but I'm not completely sure if it works with my skin tone yet.

The formula seemed pretty typical of my experience of creams so far--a bit thick and streaky, but really not too bad. Can't wait to try the others, I really should have asked for more!