Tuesday, May 21, 2013

China Glaze - Below Deck

Just a quick NOTW of an older China Glaze polish.
This is Below Deck from their Anchors Away collection.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense - Plushest Punch

This is the "Intense" variant of the Clinique Chubby Stick range. The color are very pigmented, and in the case of Plushest Punch, really bright as well.

Now this is not a color I normally wear, but it immediately caught my eyes when swatching the range in the counter.
For me this is too in-your-face to wear daily, so I usually mix it with other more neutral lip color to tone it down a bit.

If you're someone who loves bright lip however, this is a lovely color that you should try.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick - Bountiful Blush

Clinique Chubby Stick are supposed to be a moisturizing lip colour balm. It gives off sheer color and supposed to relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation.
This lipstick comes in a twist up jumbo pencil form. Which makes it practical and easy to travel with. Now... how well do they perform?
The shade I picked up is 10 Bountiful Blush. On me, this is the perfect my lips but better lip product.
It's not drying and is comfortable to wear, but I don't feel that it "heals cracked lips", nor do I expect it to. For me, it's just an easy to wear MLBB (my lips but better) lip product.

Bottom line, I love this! I've been using this for all those days when I want to look natural but polished. I highly recommend this if you like natural look.

Now for the swatches:
Skin swatch:

And the comparison swatch: (top is nude lips, bottom is wearing Bountiful Blush)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

China Glaze - Some Like It Haute

The picture above is 4 coats, photographed in natural daylight.
I use Seche Vite as top coat, and even after top coat you can still feel the gritty texture of the glitter.

The formula is a bit... difficult to work with, but after 4 thin coats, they looks fine. (still not fully opaque though)

I expect the removal to be difficult, but... it's soo pretty and shiny and fun!