Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty turquoise shimmer with gorgeous silver shimmer.” It’s a dusty teal-blue with silver shimmer that’s opaque in two coats. The formula was really nice on this one; not too thick or thin with even flow and great coverage.  I’ve had good luck with wear on Cult Nails’ line so far (I’ve tested three or four shades in full)–getting about a week’s worth of wear without chips.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Let Me Fly
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

Thank you so much for your amazing support and love – it has been a truly tremendous day in every way.

This moment would not have been possible without all of you, because it is the power of Temptalia (which is all of YOU!) that opens up the doors to these kinds of opportunities.  Having the shade sell out is bittersweet–it’s an amazing feeling, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I’d much rather any person who wanted one to be able to purchase.  At the end of the day, I’m here for you; Temptalia is for readers–being able to help you is what drives me. My passion is to create content and features to make your beauty lovin’ life easier.  Thank you for sharing in this journey with me!

I’m going to keep my fingers crossed (and make Mellan keep his paws crossed!) that they’ll find some more over the next couple of days.  The best way to get the latest is to follow me on Twitter or Facebook, because between my site-stalking and yours, we’ll see it if it does.  Expect another Jealousy Wakes giveaway on Thursday or Friday!

Updates

  • Edited @ 9:12PM PST:  All nine of the shades from this launch are now listed as “COMING SOON!”  It doesn’t seem likely that it just so happened that all nine shades sold out at exactly the same time, and while I definitely don’t know what’s going on, they might have tried to put a hold on purchases until it officially launches.  That’s just a guess, though.
  • Edited @ 9:26PM PST: All nine of the shades have now disappeared. It’s a waiting game!
  • Edited @ 11:51PM PST: Several readers are reporting LiveChat giving a 6AM EST time for when things will be up for sale.  Right now, all the shades are listed but as “coming soon.”
  • Edited @ 7:39AM PST (6/21):  I have no new news to report other than it should officially launch sometime today.
  • Edited @ 11:19AM PST: Looks like you can add to cart now!!
  • Edited @ 11:31AM PST:  It may be sold out on the Canadian website.  I checked as late as 12:24PM PST and for me, it still shows sold out.  It still shows “add to bag” on the U.S. site.
  • Edited @ 3:35PM PST: Jealousy Wakes is now showing as sold out on the U.S. site.  Let’s cross our fingers they’ll find more somewhere somehow :)

You can use the code CS108LIVECHAT, TXT, OR BLOGS for free standard shipping on all orders.

Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Always Winning Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer metallic olive green layering polish with gold and holo glitter.”  It’s an olive green with a metallic shimmer threaded through the base color topped off with lots of gold glitter, along with pieces of glitter that look multi-colored in brighter light (see the photo taken with flash).  I did three coats in the swatches, and you can see it’s more semi-opaque, but two coats gives you a sheerer look.  The formula was on the thinner side but easy to work with, and the glitter spread evenly without having to work at it.

When it comes to a glittery shade like this one, it’s best to let your remover soak on the nail for a little bit and then removing.  I just use felt soaked in Zoya Remove+ and press it against the nail for 5-10 seconds, and then I do one pull.  I’ve had good luck with wear on Cult Nails’ line so far (I’ve tested three or four shades in full)–getting about a week’s worth of wear without chips.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Always Winning
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
94%

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Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011


Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011

Bold glasses are as much a fashion staple as they are a personal statement. Now revered as a stylish accessory, a great pair of frames is a must have (and a great go-to on bad beauty days). Bobbi chooses between her iconic black frames and a pair of tortoise shell frames – ones which served as the inspiration behind her new Tortoise Shell Collection for fall. The Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s modern take on a classic look.

Stunning shadows in shades ranging from bronze to gold to espresso are housed in gorgeous tortoise shell compacts with gold detailing; one is for lighter skin and the other for darker complexions. To balance the warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips are dressed up in soft nudes. And the good news is that if you do wear glasses, Bobbi designed the collection to complement—rather than compete with—your frames.

Tortoise Shell Bronze Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for medium to darker skin tones, this palette lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Banana Eyeshadow, Gold Nugget Sparkle Eyeshadow, Amber Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Tiger’s Eye Metallic Eyeshadow, Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow, Olive Sparkle Eyeshadow, Espresso Eyeshadow.

Tortoise Shell Sand Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A palette for lighter skin tones, with light to dark shadows in flattering warm neutrals. This collection lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Ivory Eyeshadow, Gold Bar Sparkle Eyeshadow, Desert Sand Metallic Eyeshadow, Terracotta Eyeshadow, Antique Rose Eyeshadow, Hot Stone Eyeshadow, Sandy Rose Metallic Eyeshadow, Black Chocolate Eyeshadow.

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Nude
  • Twig

High Shimmer Lipgloss ($22.00)

  • Bare Sparkle
  • Beach
  • Citrus

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi’s essential brushes, perfectly sized for travel and on-the-go makeup application. Set includes four brushes: Mini Angle Eye Shadow, Mini Eye Sweep, Mini Blush and Mini Ultra Fine Eye Liner, all tucked into a chic tortoise shell case. In your evening purse, gym bag or carry-on, this brush set always fits.

availability: July 2011

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MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow Comparisons & Swatches (Part 2)

As promised, I did play around with mixing both MAC Teal and MAC Emerald Green pigments to see if it would create something closer. It does — I had the best results when I did Emerald Green as the base color and patted Teal on top–you get a more reflective, metallic-like sheen and the green doesn’t pop as much but it’s close. I also included some more comparisons below.  If you’re trying to dupe the color, it definitely seems like mixing a medium green with a shimmery teal will be your best bet.

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