Archive for November, 2010

Nail of the Day – Mink Muffs

I know I said I wasn’t going to do a Nail of the Day but I am getting a manicure tomorrow and in the mean time I painted my nails on my own.

This polish is Mink Muffs by Essie. I originally purchased this because a lot of beauty gurus RAVED about it. And I was hesitant. But I gotta say I think I like it!
It’s a rich chocolate brown. It reminds me of milk chocolate mousse. It is a perfect fall color, but it’s nothing that stands out; which is good for some people.

In general I think I like Essie nail polishes as much as OPI. Essie has less variation in their colors but their opacity and drying time is better than OPI. I used two coats with a base coat and top coat, and it fully dried in an hour.

What do you think about it?

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Nail of the Week-“Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous”

I see other beauty guru’s doing “Nail of the Day” posts.  Although I wish I changed my polish that much, I really just dont have the time.

So I will post my “Nail of the Week” which will be more accurate.

My favorite go-to nail polish is OPI’s Midnight In Moscow.  It is a dark red/almost black base with slight red shimmer.  Its close to black, but not quite.

So here is my polish of the week.  Its call “Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous”.  It is part of OPI’s Swiss collection, and I quite like it.  It is a dark grey base, with micro shimmer of multi colors.

What do you think?

OPI

OPI

Leave a comment

Sales Galore

There are a TON of sales going on right now! Here are just a few…

Gap Sale

Victoria's Secret Sale

Sephora Sale

You can only use this Sephora one in-store if you were sent an invitation with a bar code.

And for the foodies out there….
Restaurant.com has a new 80% off code GIVE available. The $25 discount certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code. They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code.

Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Sweet Berry Lips

Now that the season has changed to Fall (almost winter), women are starting to wear darker, berry toned lipsticks, glosses, or a combination of both.

Temptalia.com is currently doing a “Sulty Season” series where she highlights the seasons best “fall/winter” colors.  I love me a bold lip, but for where I work and what I do day to day, its impractical to wear a sultry lip everyday.

The two lipsticks that I stick to are Viva Glam VI by MAC and Sinisted by MAC.  Viva Glam VI is part of  MAC’s permanent line.  And for the humanitarians out there, here is MACs statement on any Viva Glam lipstick:

“Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS”

Viva Glam VI

MAC Viva Glam VI courtesy of maccosmetics.com

Viva Glam VI seems to be the best “fall” shade for me.  It has a flattering medium maroon tone that does not wash me out.  I am very pale so I need to be careful how and when I wear dark lip colors.  They can come off too vampy and dramatic for day to day.  This shade is about two shades darker than my natural lip color.  It contains very fine gold shimmer that is appropriate for day.  If its night time, layer on this lipstick and apply a corresponding maroon (or clear) lipgloss for a more dramatic look.

Overall I find this to be a great lipstick.  When it comes to MAC  (to me) they are the leaders in lipstick.  The consistency and color range of MAC beats all others.  I do not find that these lipsticks feather or spread out.  They last about two hours, althought it depends if you are eating and drinking.

 

 

MAC Sinister lipstick

MAC Sinister lipstick courtesy of Temptalia.com

 

The other fall lipstick that I own is Sinister (on left in picture).  This was release in October with the Venomous Villians collection.  This collection was an interesting one in that MAC collaborated with Disney to create four color palettes for four different “villians”; Evil Queen, Malificent, Cruella Deville, and Dr. Facilier.

Sinister is similar to Viva Glam VI in that it is a darker berry color. But this picks up a lot more brown.  It has a bit more shimmer, but its not your typical gold or silver glitter that most lipsticks have.  This has a very subtle red shimmer.

 

In terms of the shimmer that I have referred to in both lippies.  This is not glitter.  It is not chunky and it does not actually show on the lips.  There are other MAC lip products that do provide that kind of appearance, but I have yet to see chunky, glittery lips look flattering on ANYONE.  Overall, I prefer Sinister over Viva Glam VI because it pulls more orangey-red which is more flattering on my cool-tone skin.

If you haven’t checked out a MAC counter, I recommend it.  Lipsticks run about $18 althought they can be less or more depending on whether the are Limited Edition or permanent.  This may seem like a hefty price for a lipstick but with such high pigmentation, you really do get what you pay for.

 

Leave a comment

Tommy Hilfiger’s Loud

I bet you are all on the edge of your seats to find out the next giveaway I won! Or not…

Let me just say this though: I NEVER WIN ANYTHING.  Of the 25 years I have lived, I may have actually won only5 things, including these two giveaways.  So lets just say I was beyond pumped to win anything at all. Ever.

About month or so ago Laura (Lollipop26writes.com aka Lollipop26 on Youtube) blogged about her trip to Berlin to cover the launch of Tommy Hilfiger’s new scents.  If you couldn’t tell by the blog post, the new scent is called Loud.  On her return she had a giveaway for a set of of the scents.  5 people were to be picked to get the mens AND womens fragrances.  Much to my surprise I was one of the 5 to win.

I just received my package straight from Estée Lauder.  Why Estée Lauder you may ask?  Because it is the company that is actually packaging and marketing the product.

Tommy Hilfiger's Loud

Tommy Hilfiger's Loud courtesy of Lollipop25writes.com

It is marketed as a Gen Y scent.  There is a men’s version and a women’s version that play off each other by emphasizing or deemphasizing certain notes.  The men’s version has a top note of patchouli and a bottom note of rose. The womens version has a top note of rose and a bottom note of patchouli.

To keep with the Gen Y theme, Tommy Hilfiger has had the Ting Tings create a signature theme song for the fragrances.  You can listen to a clip of their song here.

I gave my boyfriend the mens version to see what he thought.  After two spritz I thought I was about to pass out.  It is incredibly strong.  The scent itself is not offensive though.  In fact it smells pretty much like a generic  “cologne”.  The patchouli didn’t set it apart from any other that I have smelled.  I think my boyfriend will just stick to his Starwalker by Mont Blanc (bergamot, sandalwood, musk, heaven).

The womens on the other hand is something unique. I love the smell of roses, but often times rose-scented items can smell a little “grammy” or “meme” as my brother would say. But with the small amount of punchy patchouli, the rose is very youthful.  I would consider it a darker smell; great for fall, winter, and early spring.  It is not as heavy or dark as Black Orchid by Tom Ford or, my go-to winter scent, Notorious by Ralph Lauren.

The packaging is OK.  It does seem a little “tween-y” but nothing like the oh-so-classy (*eye roll*) Mariah Carey or Paris Hilton scents.

Overall, I am impressed with Tommy!  I really like the women’s version and would even consider repurchasing it with my own money.  The mens I think I would pass on.

For those pumped to try these fragrances, sorry buckaroos, you will have to wait till spring of 2011 (for US sales).  If you live in the UK, the fragrances are already available.

Leave a comment

Coastal Scents Passion Berry Lip Quad

I have a long list of beauty gurus that I watch and a long list of beauty blogs I read.  At one point or another each one has had a “giveaway”.  I find this admirable, although slightly bribe-ish.  But who am I to complain because I have actually one two of the many giveaways I have tried for.

Passion Berry Lip Quad

Passion Berry Lip Quad courtesy of CoastalScents.com

The first was from Jennifer (Makeup and Beauty Diary) aka MACface2adore on Youtube.  She was giving away the Coastal Scents Passion Berry lip quad.  I was the 20th commenter and thus I won.

The colors in this quad are VERY vivid.  The purple (far right) is absolutely magenta.  I love bold lip colors, but this is a bit far out for me.  And as you can tell from the swatches below, it has the least amount of color payout. The raisin colored one is very beautiful and perfect for the fall.  The baby pink  is geared for cooler skin tones (which I have).  There is nothing wrong with this color, but there is also nothing too unique about it either.  And lastly,  the bright pink is closer to a pink/coral.  It is very stunning but not that unique either.

Jennifer told me that the consistency of the quad is much like NARS.  Unfortunately I have not experienced NARS lip glosses so I can’t make that comparison.   But I will say the consistency has something to be desired.  I found it a little drying.  I must be “old school” but I much prefer my lipsticks in a tube form.

I find myself mixing these colors. The raisin color mixed with pink/coral color seems to be the best combination for me.  Overall I like the quad, but there is nothing that overly impresses me.

Top to Bottom: purple, raisin, light pink, bright pink/coral.

Coastal Scents Passion Berry Lip Quad

Passion Berry swatches

xLisa

Leave a comment

What the heck is this…?

Welcome to Everyday Glossip! I’m Lisa and I have a passion for all things beauty related.  But I gotta say this passion is newly formed.  Over a year ago I was working in Vietnam.  I had a lot of time on my hands and stumbled upon some “beauty gurus” on YouTube.  Since then, I have become very interesting in the beauty community.  And it has taken me this long to venture out of my comfort zone and become PART of this beauty community.

I have watched a ton of beauty gurus on YouTube and read a ton of beauty blogs.  And I almost think this market has been cornered.  But I can safely say it’s  not.  And I know this because even I keep learning new things, finding new people to watch, or more blogs to read.

So here is what you can expect from this blog: reviews, favorites, questions, polls, possible giveaways, rants, raves, and everything in between.  From hair to nails to makeup to skincare.

Sit back, relax, and read.

 

 

Leave a comment