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Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

How Deep is Your Navy Blue?

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue green metallic.” This is an incredibly rich, inky blackened navy blue with bluish-teal micro-shimmer. The way the shimmer is catches the light makes the polish look like it’s glowing on the nails. NARS Night Flight has larger blue shimmer. MAC Biker Blue is bluer with larger shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars has much larger shimmer (more like particle glitter) that is sparse.

It’s completely opaque after two coats. The formula was not too thick or too thin, so it leveled and applied evenly and easily without pooling along the edges. The drying time was about average, but it did have a natural shine to the dried result.  As you can see from this week, I’ve been doing some wear-testing of Color Club polishes, and First Looks was another one I specifically tested for wear.  It wore for a full seven days without chipping and only had minor tip wear at the end of the week.

Color Club Nail Lacquer First Looks
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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10 Must-Have Inglot Eyeshadows – Brights/Colors

10 Must-Have Inglot Eyeshadows – Brights/Colors

If you’re not so keen on neutrals, here is my top ten for a good mix of brights by Inglot!

  1. Inglot #450 Eyeshadow — shimmering burgundy
  2. Inglot #388 Eyeshadow — bold violet-tinted blue
  3. Inglot #415 Eyeshadow
  4. Inglot #331 Eyeshadow — grass green
  5. Inglot # Eyeshadow — shimmering navy blue
  6. Inglot #372 Eyeshadow — teal
  7. Inglot #439 Eyeshadow — shimmering violet
  8. Inglot #382 Eyeshadow — rich red
  9. Inglot #430 Eyeshadow — shimmering honey gold
  10. Inglot #338 Eyeshadow — blue-teal

What bright Inglot eyeshadows would you recommend?

Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Body & Bath Collection


Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Body & Bath Collection

La Petite Patisserie Quartet ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Indulge in this delicious and decadent regimen of Eaus Gourmande, Souffle Body Creme, Creme Body Wash, and Hand Creme. Available in Almond Coconut Milk or Creme de Pistache.

Body & Bath Duo ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Duo includes glass jars of Honey Bath plus wooden honey dipper and Soufflé Body Crème (6 oz. each). The perfect gourmande gift. Available in Tarte au Citron.

Body& Bath Trio ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Trio features a full-size Crème Body Wash (8 oz.) as well as glass jars of Body Scrub (6 oz.) and Soufflé Body Crème (6 oz.). Available in Almond Coconut Milk, Creme Brulee, or Fresh Fig.

Souffle Body Creme Sampler ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème Sampler presents a quartet of ultra-rich formulas blended with the finest gourmande notes. Each delectable body crème contains active ingredients in a silky-smooth, super-whipped soufflé formula that instantly nourishes skin with vitamins and protein derivatives, as shea butter and macadamia nut oil provide conditioning benefits. Ideal for travel, each scent is packaged in a non-breakable mini jar. Scents include: Ambre Vanille, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Fresh Fig (4 oz. each).

La Petite Patisserie Sampler Hand Creme Quartet ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s La Petite Patisserie Sampler Hand Creme Quartet features luxuriously hydrating hand crèmes in four delicious gourmande fragrances. The ultra-rich formula leaves hands velvety-soft and hydrated, but never greasy. The perfect gift for anyone on your list, each collection features four, perfectly portable tubes stacked in a stocking-friendly, slim-line clear tube. Quartet includes four iconic fragrances: Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée, Crème de Pistache and Fresh Fig (1 oz. each).

Availability: Nordstrom

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Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

For Fans of Sheer, Lightly-Shimmered Gloss

Dior Lame Gold (424) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm wash of goldenrod with gold and copper shimmer and sparkle. It is mostly a clear gloss base with a dose of shimmer. Le Metier de Beaute orange Juiced is somewhat similar but has less sparkle. MAC Rising Sun has more color in its base.

The formula is described as “delivering a sheer wash of catwalk color” while being hydrating and highly reflective.  It’s a new and limited shade for the holidays, and I suspect this shade is best for layering over red and berry-hued lipsticks to add a little shimmer and warmth.  It’s a wash of color/shimmer, and the finish is extremely glossy and shiny.  Lame Gold wore for three hours, which was surprising, because of the sheerness.

It comes with a brush-type applicator in a clear, square tube.  The consistency is thick without being gloppy, heavy, or sticky.  It has an almost gel-like, cushion-y feel on the lips.  It was lightly moisturizing when I wore it back-to-back for six hours.  After two hours, I did notice a very slight grit from the glitter/sparkle, but it wasn’t overly noticeable.

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Lame Gold
Lame Gold

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Rich Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “neutral brown beige.” It’s a warm, rosy beige with a healthy amount of pink and a natural sheen. MAC Pure Zen is a smidgen darker and has a slightly frosted finish in comparison. Dior Incognito is more subdued. MAC 3N is lighter.

Uber Beige yields opaque color coverage with little product.  The consistency is creamy without being too slick, so it glides on but doesn’t slip around.  It’s lightly moisturizing, wears five hours, and is scent- and taste-free. I love how creamy and opaque the shade is, but it’s still lightweight and stays in place well.  This shade did not last quite as long as some of the other shades in the range do, but it did last well for a lighter shade.

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Uber Beige
Uber Beige

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