Monday, June 14, 2010

NOTD: Revlon 85 Minted Nail Enamel Swatches

Revlon Minted Nail Enamel is just another pretty pale green akin to Chanel Jade and Essie Mint Candy Apple. Revlon Minted Nail Enamel 85 is a pastel green with a hint of blue. It has no hints of pearl or shimmer. It is a pure cream finish. It makes me think of pistachio colored glossy jordan almonds commonly found in wedding favors.

Despite its delicious shade, it is streaky. I needed 3 medium thick coats to achieve the swatches here. At that, there are still some patches that could use some touching up. I would also suggest waiting a few minutes between coats, just to allow for the previous coat to dry enough not to streak.

What I do like about this jade-esque shade is that it is is widely available and if you are lucky, you may even find it on sale. There is far less hunting high and low or even looking all over Ebay to get a bottle! :) I would definitely suggest having a look into Minted and use it with a heavy dose of patience. ;)
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

MAC Superflash!, Disco Blend and Gift Wrap Superglass Review & Swatches

This is an awfully late post on MAC Superglass. While I previewed MAC Sugar Overload Superglass at the end of April, I picked up the remainder of my short list only two weeks ago at the MAC counter. Superflash!, Disco Blend and Gift Wrap made it into my bag to round of my Superglass haul.

Superflash! is a light yellow pink. Disco Blend is a light golden brown. Gift Wrap is a pinky coral peach.

All 3 have light pigmentation, are non-sticky, lots of glitter and would be best suited over top of a coordinating lipstick. Possible pairings? Superflash! over Speed Dial or Bombshell. Disco Blend over Cherish or Mocha. Gift Wrap over Surprise Me, Costa Chic or Fresh Salmon. As well, Sugar Overload over Blankety. All lipstick suggestions are MAC of course, some limited edition while most are permanent.

MAC Superglass packaging is great, no more rolling off your table :) I also like that these contain more than Dazzleglass and have more glitter than Dazzleglass. While I wouldn't wear these everyday due to all the glitter, they are still fabulous for a night out on the town. Hope you've gotten your lovely tubes of Superglass :)
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