Jun 12, 2011

NYX Powder Blush in Pinched - Review + Swatch

So after many hours viewing youtube vids and reading up about nice NYX blush colours to try I finally settled on the powder blush in the colour - Pinched. I was super excited to try this as I had heard that it was a good dupe for Nars Orgasm and since NARS is nearly impossible to get in New Zealand or really expensive to buy overseas and get shipped here I thought this was a good option for me to try.

The colour pinched is beautiful - it is a peachy pink colour with a hint of gold shimmer through it. At first I thought the shimmer was going to be a bit much but after my first application I realised it was a stunning colour. It gives a beautiful healthy glow and gives a nice sheen to the cheek without being over the top.

The downside to this blush is it is a bit powdery however I have found using a smaller brush and not picking up as much product tends to help with that. Other than that - I love it. As for being a dupe for Nars Orgasm I'm not too sure on that one. Going by comparison photos they look similar but again I am not sure.

I paid $15NZD for this on Trademe but next time I purchase NYX cosmetics I think I am going to try out Cherry Culture or Pork Daisy - depending who has the best prices and best shipping rates.


Review: OPI - In my back pocket.

One of my favourite colours from OPI - In my back pocket!

I absolutely love this colour!

It is a very bright orange with a hint of yellow - such a bright, breezy colour to brighten up the cold winter days! I tend to wear a lot of black/dark colours and I find this gives me a nice pop of colour on my nails.

It applies well and stays put. I always use a top coat but to be honest I really don't think OPI colours tend to need one to stay put.


Until next time!

May 5, 2011

Weekly Nail Polish Review: OPI Jade is the New Black

Hi everyone!

Thanks for checking out my blog - I am going to be doing weekly nail polish reviews. No particular brands, just ones I have tried, loved and want you to know about!

So this week is from OPI - Jade is the new black.

I have to say I have a bit of a sweet spot for OPI Nail Polish's. I love the formula, it goes on so well and stays put. I always apply two coats and a clear top coat and always get great wear out of OPI Nail Polish.

Anyway - when I was browsing for a new colour I came across Jade is the New Black and instantly fell in love! It is this GORGEOUS mid green and looks exactly on your nails as it does in the bottle.As I wear a lot of darker colours I find that my nails are usually something a bit brighter to add that pop of colour to my outfit and this certainly does that! This colour is universal - it is perfect for the cooler months to add some colour to the dreary day or perfect for spring/summer with the floral/pastel colours so I highly recommend keeping a look for this colour. 

I purchased mine from Farmers for $26.90 but have found them alot cheaper on: www.candygirl.co.nz


May 2, 2011


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My name is Leanna and this is my beauty/fashion blog. I am in no way a professional - however I do have love and passion for all things beauty and fashion. I am a product junkie and find myself trying out all the new and exciting things, along with being a shopaholic (when the budget allows!) This will be the place that I share my reviews, opinions and tell you where to find the hottest deals!

I am currently self-employed and work from home. I do online sales of all things for the ladies - heels, bags, dresses, cosmetics. I love what I do and it means I have the chance to see and check out the latest items from overseas before they land on our shores here in New Zealand.

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