Wow, it’s only just February and there have already popped up a few pictures of the Halloween 2012 collection that China Glaze will be bringing out!
I of course can’t help but share these little gems with you. No word on when exactly they will be up for sale and I haven’t found any swatches of it yet, but as soon as I know more you’ll of course hear it here first.
There are 6 colors in this collection, from the vibrant almost neon Roguish Red, to the murky yet shimmery Cast a spell I have a feeling this collection will not disappoint.
I’m not really into glitter so if they will bring out separate packs I will probably not buy the one that has Glitter Goblin, but who knows it might be one that steals my heart the most when I see it swatched or at least in person.
Being a big fan of blue toned purple I will probably try to hunt Bizarre Blurple down though. Plus that I have to admit that Immortal is intriguing me as well, will it have glitter or possibly holographic shimmers or flakies? Will it possibly be a dupe for Illamasqua’s Raindrops? As for Make a Spectacle… I have a feeling we’ve all seen this one before, who doesn’t remember Snow Globe from last years Let it Snow collection? I’m all for recycling, but not in the polish world. There are still so many colors and finishes out there, please come up with something new instead of bringing back the same thing under a different name please.
I admit I am not wowed by this one yet, but who knows, maybe after seeing a few swatches and bigger pictures I might feel differently. Product pictures like this usually don’t do much for me anyway, so I’m not surprised by feeling this way about this collection right now.
What do you think of this first brief look? And are there any colors that are calling your name already?
Sometimes you know a make-up brand is very special by the products it creates, the colors it produces and every now and then there’s a funky advertisement that catches your eye.
I’m sure you all have heard of Illamasqua, the absolutely amazing British brand with stunning colors and aforementioned funky advertisements. Well, they’ve taken it a step further and their London branch is now offering an interesting new service…
Let me show you the picture for the ‘The Final Act of Self-Expression‘ campaign that went live today; I’m sure you’ll be able to guess what I’m talking about when you’ve seen it…
Yep, you’ve guessed it, they are now offering services at a funeral home to help the deceased leave this place in style with their very own last look courtesy of Illamasqua!
I’ve already seen quite a few shocked reactions but I personally think this is an incredible move.
Sure, it will cost you a pretty penny (Prices start at £450 and are subject to availability) and you will never get to see the end result. However, you will leave this mortal plane looking absolutely stunning and you can’t take the money with you anyway, so who cares right?
People die, there’s no use denying it because it’s so obvious and true. So why not jump into that niche by providing this service to the people who care about make up so much they want to be buried with a final amazing look?
What do you guys think? Are you disgusted, or do you think it’s a great idea?
It’s called “Skull and Glossbones” and I thought it looked very interesting. I also loved the name, but that’s usually a given with O.P.I. polishes isn’t it? You might have heard of the color as this set has been widely hyped and reviewed already. The color is hard to describe, it’s sort of an off white, but also has a bit of beige and grey going on. Anyway, it was something I thought would look nice on my nails as it’s not as harsh and bright – having that ‘white out’ look – as most white nail polish on your nails.
Boy was I wrong… For the first time in my life, my nail color actually bothered me. I thought it looked exactly like cheap recycled toilet paper and it also somehow managed to make my skin look sickly. You see, I am quite pale, and when I happen to be in the sun for a while I don’t tan really, I just turn red like a lobster, so I like to avoid the sun like the plague. And that’s why the color just will not go with my skin tone.
I hate ruining a good manicure even if the color doesn’t work for me so I eventually added a lovely coat of Navy Crackle, also by O.P.I, but that didn’t help. In the end, I had to take it off again the same night. Sadly, the O.P.I. Skull and Crossbones is a don’t for me. It isn’t because of the quality – as always O.P.I. put together a quality polish that covers well and goes on beautifully. It’s simply because of how the color looked on me.
For me it’s not completely ruined as it might make a nice stamping polish for my Konad kit, or for adding detail to nailart, but I will never wear it on it’s own, it just did not suit me at all. Which is sad because it’s an expensive and good brand of polish.
Don’t be discouraged though as I do believe it will be different for all you tanned and darker skinned goddesses out there, but you should check that out for yourself I think. Just don’t make the mistake I made by purchasing the full sized bottle and get the little miniature set which comes with the following colors:
- Planks a Lot (A nice creamy lilac color.)
- Skull & Glossbones (A light beige grey.)
- Sparrow me the drama (a sweet opaque creamy pink.)
- Stranger tides (A sister of Skull & Glossbones but instead of grey this has a greenish tint.)