Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games was awesome!  Just saw it.  If you haven't seen it GO SEE IT!  Will have a review up soon, duckies. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Special Deliver - Pixi Beauty Pixi Glow Collection Brings Tinkerbell To Life


I've been biting my nails (not literally) in anticipation for the release of this collection.  Now here it is in all its glory and I've snapped off a few shots for you faerie duckies!  I decided to include the quotes by Petra from the boxes for each item cause they are just adorable and I think completely Tink approved


PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette

A whole face in a case, this palette is inspired by budding roses, berry nectars, and dew at dawn.  The lush shades are universally flattering and perfectly pigmented. Designed to create our all time favorite Pixi-pretty face!





PixiGlow Straight On Till Morning Liner

This Tinkerbell inspired, budge-proof liner in a deep jade-green infused with glimmery golden sparkle stays on until the morning - total "Tink" eye perfection.



PixiGlow Pink Pirouette Nail Polish

With a high-gloss finish and a chip-resistant formula, this nail polish is made to last while making nails look luminous & lovely - just like Tink!



PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint

Imagine using crushed berries as a lip tint, as a fairy might - that's how gorgeous your lips will be when using this silky balm.



PixiGlow Catching Shadows Crayon

No more chasing after the perfect eye shadow with the light catcher.  No creasing or problems, just lovely, luminous lids.



PixiGlow Fairy Dust

Dusting some magic luster on top of any makeup adds an ethereal glow to skin, eyes, or even lips  I love to dab a bit onto the inner corner of eyes for a wide-awake golden glow.


Stay tuned duckies for more reviews, swatches, and flitterific details!

The PixiGlow Collection is available at PixiBeauty and Target.

Are you ready to sparklie like Tink?  What pieces are you loving/wanting?

China Glaze Hook and Line - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Continuing to the distant shores of Panem on our tour through China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection we drop our anchor in District 4.  Home to beautiful sandy beaches, crisp blue waters, and scrumptious seafood.


Hook and Line was a bit thick to work with and took a great deal more patience to apply.  Once on I felt the bit of brush stroke line left behind on the nail gave it the character this polish needed for its namesake.  Hook and Line is all about metallic silver shine and the glint of fish scales.  There is also a bit of dullness to this polish as well.  Not in a bad way, just the weather beaten worn look to it.  Overall, I think it works perfectly.  Hook and Line is shown above without a top coat.


Here we have Hook and Line with a single coat of Electrify and no top coat.  I liked the way Electrify laid on this polish when only a few glitter bits were applied.  Too much Electrify just seemed to take away from the over all look.


Hook and Line shown here with one coat of Luxe and Lush and no top coat.  For me I don't think Luxe and Lush worked with Hook and Line.  It shimmered beautifully when the light hit it, but the rest of the time I felt like I had placed large chunks of rock salt on my nails.  I think the reason is Hook and Line doesn't have any other colors or shimmer in it aside from the metallic silver it is, Luxe and Lush just didn't have anything to pull and accentuate here.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up mine on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply.

If you could live in Panem, where would it be?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

China Glaze Riveting - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Our next stop in Panem as we travel along China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection brings us to District 3, birthplace of Technology for all the gadgets and gizmos that make life in The Capitol spectacular.


A bright and firey orange shimmer that will even make you do a double take on your nails.  Oh this color?  Oh it's just Riveting don't you think?  Edgy and punchy this color is not for the faint of heart.  Now this color should not be attempt by those afraid to be fierce. 

Shown here with two coats and no top coat, Riveting was another joy of a color to apply.  This color was so opaque both in the jar and during application I could have easily skirted by with a single thin coat.  I am not kidding when I tell you this color packs a punch and ticks off 5 stars in my book.  Bravo, Riveting, bravo.


A single coat of Electrify with no top coat was applied over Riveting here.  The red and gold glitter gets a little lost here and takes away from the amazing.


A single coat of Luxe and Lush was applied over Riveting with no top coat in this photo.  Luxe and Lust did work better than Electrify but I still felt it was taking away from the color.  But you be the judge yourself.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply

What colors are you getting for your collection?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

China Glaze Dress Me Up - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Continuing our tour of Panem though China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection we find ourselves in District 8.  Home of textiles and the starting place of all the lush colorful fabrics that wrap the lovelies Citizens in The Capitol and don't forget the more durable fabrics that the 12 Districts use.


This luscious dusty rose, shown here with two coats and no top coat, is perfect for work, play, and every day.  A truly versatile color with chameleon like properties help it match near perfectly with any skin tone.  The application was a little thick but easy enough that you could get away with opacity with one coat.


Dress Me Up shown here with one coat of Electrify on top and no top coat.  The two pair up for a dazzling and funky time on your fingers.


Dress Me Up shown here with one coat of Luxe and Lush on top with no top coat.  This pair amps up for party time.  Luxe and Lush reflects silver here, where it took on a golden hue with Mahogany Magic.  Personally I love how these two work together.


China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply

Have you picked your District yet?

Monday, March 5, 2012

China Glaze Mahogany Magic - The Hunger Games Collection Review


China Glaze brings the 12 Districts of Panem to life in the The Hunger Games Collection.  I'll be working my way through all the colors in time for the opening games, I mean opening night of the movie.  Forgive me for going out of order, I wanted to mix things up a bit so I randomly arranged the collection before swatching.


We start off our tour of Panem in the land of lumber and paper known as District 7 with Mahogany Magic. A rich and creamy chocolate color that was a dream to apply and opaque in two coats.  Shown here with no top coat I wanted the true colors of these to stand out. 

Mahogany Magic is one of those shades that isn't necessarily for everyone.  You have to like your neutrals and your browns to be into this shade.  Of course being a neutral, it is universally flattering for all skin tones.  I love this shade as it is, however SonicReckoning preferred how it looked with Electrify on top.


Mahogany Magic shown here with one coat of Electrify on top and no top coat.  The red and yellow glitter gives it an almost smoldering look.


Mahogany Magic shown here with one coat Luxe and Lush on top and no top coat.  The flecks of Luxe and Lush pulled a lot of gold when paired with Mahogany Magic, which really elevated the color.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores.  I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta

Which colors will you be getting?  Which District will you represent?