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Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blend of matte teal hexes and squares, rich red hexes and squares in varied sizes [with] silver shimmer.” It’s a mix of large, bright blue and red square and hexagon-shaped glitter with smaller silver shimmer in the background–and all suspended in a clear base.  It’s such a cheery mix of colors–and I think it could work over a lot of different base colors.

I applied two coats of the glitter top coat alone on my thumbnail so you can have a better idea of the density and composition of the top coat, and then one coat layered over Revlon Rose Gold. One coat (layered) has quite a bit of glitter, and the glitter distributed fairly evenly and easily despite the larger glitter pieces–I didn’t have to fish them out or anything–and I felt like there was a good balance of blue/red. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it didn’t pool along the edges.  I usually get a week of wear out of Hare’s formula with no chipping and minor tip wear.

P.S. — The brand will be restocking their shop with the spring range soon!

Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer

A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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NARS x Pierre Hardy Collection for Summer 2013

NARS x Pierre Hardy Collection
NARS x Pierre Hardy Collection

In a bold new collection for NARS, designer Pierre Hardy brings his fresh color palette to the iconic beauty brand. Inspired by his Summer 2013 shoe collection, Hardy’s offering includes six color-forward nail polish pairings and two richly-hued blushes. Nail polish duos come housed in a small shoebox with dust bag (a nod to Hardy’s own footwear packaging), while the high voltage blush palettes go graphic with shimmering gold overspray of the designer’s signature cubic print.

Nail Polish Pairs ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Ethno Run Orange/Navy
  • Easy Walking Rose gold/Camel
  • Sharplines Peach/Burgundy
  • Sharks Yellow/Lavender
  • Vertebra Coral/Dusty Rose
  • Venomous Gunmetal/Black (Exclusive to NARS Boutiques/NARSCosmetics.com)

Blush Palette ($41.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rotonde Tiger lily
  • Boys Don’t Cry Pink grapefruit

Availability: May 1st @ NARS

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault Coming Soon


Urban Decay has put together a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault that will include 40 full-sized eyeliners and will retail for $295 and be available for sale on Urban Decay on March 26th. (If you’re doing the math like me, the set is a value of $760.)  It includes all 40 shades of Urban Decay’s Eyeliners.

If you missed it on Urban Decay… SEPHORA launched it this AM! 🙂

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Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright shamrock green jelly … with white glitter in different shapes, sizes, and textures, along … glowing-blue hexes and very subtle purple shimmer.” It’s a brightened bluish-teal with white square and hexagon-shaped large glitter pieces and then finer white glitter, blue hexagons, and bluish-purple shimmer. Zoya Zuza has a similar coloring but doesn’t have the white glitters. MAC Ocean Dip is cream (no glitter at all).

The consistency was a little thick–thicker than the average jelly finish–and it took a bit longer to dry down (I actually ended up squishing slightly into my pinky nail with my ring fingernail). The glitters dispersed mostly evenly, but some of them did pull towards the top of my nails on the second coat. It is semi-opaque, as a jelly finish is supposed to be, and if you wanted more opaque color, I’d go with three coats or use a teal base color. I typically get a week of wear out of Hare’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping. The brand should be restocking their spring range within the next week or so!

Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer

B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total

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Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Let Them Eat... What? Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft white jelly with a blend of various shapes/sizes of hot orange, baby pink, white & gold glitter.” It’s a warm-toned, white jelly base with yellow/gold, pinky-red, white, and orange glitters that range from hexagon to square to circle in shape.

It has semi-opaque color after two coats, and the glitter distributed evenly for the most part, though a little tapping and pulling for a couple of areas would have improved the overall results. The base color was a bit streaky on the first coat, but a second coat covered the majority of that–and I noticed that where the glitter had more than one piece, it looked shadowy and gave a slight uneven appearance, even though the underlying base color was actually rather even. It kind of felt like an optical illusion. You’ll definitely want a thicker top coat with this one, because it is bumpy without.  I usually get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Hare’s polishes.

Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer

B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Eyeshadow ($8.25 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “slightly shimmery pale white-green … “an iridescent glow of light green shimmer and a touch of subdued sparkle.” It’s a pale, aqua green with a subtle golden shimmer-sheen. I don’t really have anything quite like this in my stash. Lancome Fashion Forward is the closest, but it is bluer and less golden. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 is greener, less aqua/pastel.

Jade Ghost has a very soft texture that really starts breaking away the moment your brush hits the surface, so be careful not to swirl your brush too much in it, as you won’t need to in order to get the powder onto your brush. It is slightly powdery as a result. When applied over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy, it loses all trace of powderiness, and the powder smooths out. Applied dry, it is ever-so-slightly powdery but still has good color payoff. It is prone to sheering out when used dry, though. I tried it without any base, and then I also wore it over Pixie Epoxy, and with no base, it lasted seven hours well but had some fading after eight hours, while over Pixie Epoxy, it lasted eight hours without creasing or fading. Pixie Epoxy is not a primer, but it is so commonly used with Fyrinnae’s eyeshadows that I felt it imperative to test it underneath the eyeshadow.

If you prefer your eyeshadows loose, this shade began its life as one, and you can purchase it in loose form as well. The pressed eyeshadows should be restocked soon, per Fyrinnae’s website.

Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Eyeshadow

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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