Friday, March 13, 2009

UK swap! (Thank you Magpie Sparkles!)

My first UK swap! Emma, AKA "Magpie Sparkles" agreed to do a drugstore trade with me overseas! Yay! This is a list of the contents of my package.

Divine Mineral Based Eye Palette in "Storm" (578)- Sleek Makeup
Mini Bourjois lipgloss in Au Menthol
The Little Pink Tin lip balm
MeMeMe Beat the Blues iredescent highlighter
BarryM lipstick #132
GOSH eyeliner in Bananas

This is the eyeshadow palette. It has really good neutrals, nothing too crazy. It has some matte colors and some sparkly ones. The colors are so soft and very nicely pigmented. I love this!

This is the Little Pink Tin lip balm, I am really liking the fact that this has SPF!

This is the Bananas eyeliner. OMG this color is very nice and very fresh looking for a lower lash line. I love this!

This is the mini Burjois lipgloss! It's so cute and it has a tiny loop of pink string so it can dangle from your cell phone or maybe even a key chain. =D

This is the BarryM lipstick. It's very smooth, the color is awesome. This picture doesn't do it justice. It looks like a rose/gold in the tube, and on the lips its metallic and almost bronzey. The finish is nice, kind of a satin. WOW !

This is a GREAT highlighter. The applicator is like a nail polish brush. The color is a peachy gold. This picture makes it look cool, it is not - its warm and when blended out, its a very nice gold. This looks like it would easily be an eyes/lips/face product - multi-taskers are the best.

"For Audrey"

This color is "For Audrey"- CHG.

It was sent to us from a friend on (SoPolished). Thank you!

It is SUCH a nice color, kind of a very pale teal or "Robin's Egg" color. These nails and toes are C's of MC Zhoozh.

This style was created with the base and top coat from the Sally Beauty Supply Haul in our first blog. Also a few colors from our stash that we already had at home.

Seche clear base coat
Seche clear top coat
For Audrey- CHG
White- Milani
Licorice- Esse

Seche clear base coat- allow to drie to almost a matte finish, very smooth foundation for the color you're using on your nail.
Two coats, maybe three, or the For Audrey- all to dry for about 4 or 5 minutes because when you do the flower design you don't want to drag the For Audrey with the Esse- "Licorice" when you make the flowers.
To make the flowers, use a toothpick. I cut the toothpick right in the middle to make a tiny circular kind of "stamp" to make the flowers. Dip that end into Licorice and "stamp" 5 cirlcles in the shape a the flower like I have shown. Fairly close together but be careful not to let them touch. Wait 60 seconds and then use the pointy end of the toothpick to drag from the center of each "petal" towars the middle of all the five circles you made. This will create a kind of 3-D look to the petals of your flower. For the middle use the other half of that toothpick that I cut and use the NON-pointy end to dip into any color you desire. Yellow, orange, purple, red... I used the Milani color "White".
Last, apply a coat of the quick dry Seche top coat and allow to dry for 10 or 15 minutes.

I used the same routine for the other hand and both feet. It came out so cute and I LOVE the For Audrey color. Thank you SO much "SoPolished"!! Today is Friday and I painted on Wednesday, SO! I will update this blog again soon to tell you ladies how the "chippage" is. =D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What has Makeup Alley Done to MC Zhoozh?!

Today we have a ludacris haul from Sally Beauty Supple Store in El Toro, CA. Oh my, did we go kerr-raze-zee!! First picture shows what we bought today....

Beauty Secret Acetone Polish Remover
Lubu Heels- CHG
Ruby Pumps- CHG
Sangria- CHG
Shocking Pink- CHG
Awakening- CHG
Flying Dragon- CHG
Fairy Dust-CHG
Seche Clear base coat
Seche Vite top coat
Mango Mend
Nail Decals - Gambler Cards and Ocean Theme
Zebra emry board
...Can't wait for our Vegas vacation in a few weeks so we can use the Gambler decals!

These next few pictures are pictures of our Nail Hoard that we already had at home awaiting the new additions from Sally's...

(From left to right)

Metro Chic- Sephora OPI
Espresso Your Style-OPI
My Private Jet- OPI
Melody in Mocha- OPI
Glacier Bay Blues- OPI
Eat'n Eggplant- OPI
Hollywood n Wine- OPI
Linkin Park After Dark- OPI

Red Dazzle- OPI
Don't Socra'tease Me- OPI
La Paz'itvely Hott- OPI
Just Groovey- OPI
Oh Saka'to'me Orange- OPI
Down To My Last Penny- OPI
Do Lilac It?- OPI
Rosie Future- OPI
Princesses Rule- OPI
A little Less Converstaion- OPI

Out Back Aphrodisiac- OPI
Bogota Blackberry- OPI
Turned Up Turqouise- CHG
Xtreme Thrash- CHG
Rinse Charming- OPI
Tickled Pink- ULTA
Trumpet- Esse
Looking For Love- Esse
Angel Food- Esse
LicoriceWicked- Esse
Over the Top- Esse
(one color also cut out of this picture is Black Sequins by Dior.)

These next two pictures are drugstore brand nail polishes.

Broadway Burgundy Frost- NYC
Red Rouge- Wet n Wild
Say Cheese!- OPI
Taxi Yellow Creme- NYC
Acid- NYX
Midnight Blue- Passion Co.
Purple Pizzazz Frost- NYC
Fushcia Shock Creme- NYC

Milani from Target=

Quick Dry Coat
Diamond Dazzle (glitter)
Naked Eye
Disco Lights (pink glitter)