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What We’re Wearing, Vol. #066

My favorite look was really simple, and it was what I wore to do a final try-on session of wedding dresses earlier this week.  I didn’t remember to grab a quick photo before I left (because I was already running late), unfortunately.  I used Hourglass Suede Eyeshadow Duo on the lid with the lighter shade on the lid and brow bone and the darker shade in the crease–it was a beige/taupe-brown combo with Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer on the lower lash line.  I used Korres Natural on cheeks and layered Bobbi Brown Naked Plum High Shimmer Lipgloss over Guerlain Giny.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?  Share yours in the comments! 🙂

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NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer

NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer
NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer

NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer

NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer ($4.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a blue-teal with teal and gold sparkle that shifts from green to gold. Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal is similar in the base color but doesn’t have the same sparkle. ORLY Haley’s Comet is darker, more densely packed with glitter. NYX Paradise has a similar duochrome, but the color is more metallic. Zoya Charla is also similar but is a bit darker and doesn’t seem to shift quite as much.

I fell in love with this color the very first time I used it (which was actually, for once, not for swatches but as a manicure color as I was heading on a trip). I love that it’s very nearly opaque after two coats (there is the slightest hint of visible nail line at certain angles).  It really sparkles in a lovely way that’s hard to capture in a still photo, so if you have the opportunity to see it in person, it’s not to be missed!  The consistency was on the thicker side but not too thick and didn’t impede application.  The glitter distributes evenly overall, but you may need to do a couple of pushes with the brush around the edges. When I wore this on my trip, it lasted a full week with no chips and minor tip wear.  NYX’s bottle design is very similar to Deborah Lippmann’s, except the handle is shiny plastic.

NYX Be Jeweled Nail Lacquer

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #131

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing for this week I don’t think! It’s been a pretty hectic time with a lot of crises going on, so I’ve been testing a lot of products I have in the pipeline without trying to add even more.
  • Weekend plans:  Farmer’s market, wash Mellan (which is more of a chore for today), head to my parents’ for Mother’s Day
  • What was your favorite toy growing up?:   My Little Ponies!

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This week’s Mellan photo (well, video)…


Trying to teach Mellan what his new toy is!