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Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer
Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a multi-chromatic polish that shifts green, pink, cyan, and blue. It is more of a layering polish than anything else–you can see the color alone, but in order for the multi-chromatic effect to really pop, a darker underlayer works best. I applied two coats of it alone on my index and middle fingers, and then I applied one coat of it over a black polish on my ring finger. Alone, there are bits of silvery blue, fuchsia purple, and blue-purple that seem to catch the light. Over black, it looks like teal, forest green, fuchsia purple, and bluish-purple.

The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied easily without streaking or bubbling.  It actually had surprising coverage on its own–just shy of being opaque with a hint of visible nail line after two coats.

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #123

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing!
  • Weekend plans:  Catching up on blogging – SO behind right now!  I have so many things I need to tend to that have gotten away from me this past week.
  • What’s your favorite flower?:   Sunflowers 🙂

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan is totally in love with having a yard!

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MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012


MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012

M•A•C fans are to vote for their favorite shades starting March 12 on Facebook. 18 popular lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows have been selected from past collections; the three shades with the most votes from each category will come back as an online exclusive, limited edition collection. Voting opens to all Facebook fans March 12 -30. The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally Fall 2012.

Lipstick

  • 3N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute (April 2011)
  • Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks (September 1999)
  • Rocker as seen in Time Rocker (Fall 1999)
  • Shitaki as seen in Cuisine (March 2001)

Lipglass

  • 2N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Bait as seen in Lure (June 2006)
  • Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry (September 2008)
  • Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman (February 2011)
  • Flash of Flesh as seen in M•A•C D’Bohemia (May 2005)
  • Icescape as seen in Love Lace (December 2009)

Eye Shadow

  • Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
  • Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle (May 2005)
  • Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Jeté as seen in Danse (January 2006)
  • Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. (March 2005)
  • Solar White as seen in Cool Heat (June 2008)

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Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.52 oz.) is a metallic yellow gold with buildable color. It doesn’t take a lot of product to achieve an appropriate amount of highlighting color on the cheek, but it is very blendable so it can be sheered out or applied softly from the start.  When I wore this, it lasted for seven hours with noticeable (but not disastrous) fading by the eighth hour.  I wore it as a blusher, just because it’s easier to identify how well it wears when you cover a larger area, but I’d typically dust this on cheek bones and paired with a warm-toned blush (maybe a coral or natural brown).

If you have a yellow gold eyeshadow, you could likely achieve a similar look with that. Chanel Empreinte de Chanel is a little darker, almost orange-ish, as is Chanel Shimmering Tweed. While Guerlain often has incredibly subtle, finely-milled highlighters, this one is more metallic, more noticeable–it’s therefore easier to dupe (it’s usually that finish that is more difficult to dupe). It still feels soft to the touch, but there’s that metallic shimmer that keeps it from being buttery soft. The way it feels reminds me a bit of Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Gelee formula, though this is less dry.

Guerlain knows how to design a powder; the design looks like fields of golden wheat swaying in the breeze.  The design doesn’t fade away after one use either, which is nice, though eventually you will wear away a lot of the texture on the top, it should take several uses or more.  The compact also contains a brick o’ highlighter–weighing in at 0.52 oz.–and most blushes and highlighters come between 0.15 oz. and 0.25 oz.  It is heavily fragranced, as is typical for the brand, so if you’re sensitive to scents, you may want to check it out in person.  I had this open on the desk where I take photos, and I could smell it from a couple of feet away.