Month: March 2015
Review – Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
If you need a foundation that will cover face tattoos, then you might want to try Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo Foundation…because who else could sell this foundation but a woman with face tattoos? Seriously, Mike Tyson could cover his ginourmous face tattoo with this shit.
Lock-It is a bit too much for me. My skin is very uneven right now, but I don’t need quite this much coverage. I felt like I was wearing a kabuki mask. Plus, I don’t think the sample I got (Light 48) was exactly the right color for me – it was a bit too yellow. Again, I was left feeling like Data from ST:TNG – I get that feeling a lot. I tested it out with Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer Potion, which was just a so-so combination.
Lock-It retails for $34, only available at Sephora – about in line with other prestige foundations.
We Go Together
So I finally got a chance to try out my new Jamberry Mini Heater – it’s SO much easier than the one-handed hair dryer method. Not only is application easier, I was able to avoid wrinkles. Now the only thing I have to figure out is how to trim the wrap on my right hand without stabbing myself.
I paired the Jamberry “February Host Exclusive” with Funky Fingers Grease themed polishes – “Pink Ladies” & “Beauty School Dropout”. These are some intense jelly glitters! They look very “little girl-ish” – I may be using these on Lily more than myself.
I used Orly Bonder to make the glitter stick and “HK Girl” to make my nails smooth as glass.
March Beauty Box 5 – Hustle
Finally! My box was shipped on the 10th, but I didn’t receive it until the 27th. Really, USPS? It took 17 days to get my box from Austin to Houston?
Kind of ironic that March’s theme is “Hustle”, isn’t it? Inside my box: Eslor Introductory Collection – Second Edition with Soothing Refiner and Cleanser, Botanical Peeling Gel, Chlorophyll Lifting Mask & Firming Collagen Day Cream; Elite Therapeutics Rosemary Eucalyptus Body Cream, Scandalous by Nanacoco Thickening Mascara (the flexible silicon ball brush scares me – I’ll probably stab myself in the eye); Styli-Style Line & Seal Twist Mechanical Eye Liner in “Brown Glitter” and Laugh Out Loud by Nancoco Lip Gloss in “The Lift”. The box also came with a $5 off $10 code for Beauty Box 5’s website.
BB5 sure loves Nanacoco, don’t they? I’ve never seen that brand anywhere else…
Whatever you do…do NOT google Truffle Butter. Here’s a link to Emeril’s recipe for Truffle Butter. Trust me, you don’t wanna go any further than that. It’s not for the faint of heart.
You googled it didn’t you? Nasty, huh? Don’t say I didn’t warn you…but doesn’t this polish make you think of Truffle Butter? It’s Sinful Colors “Nirvana” – so named because…it’s grungy, maybe? It’s not doo-doo brown or even dirt…it’s a brown I cannot describe, except as…Truffle Butter.
Sinful Colors Base Coat, underneath two coats of “Nirvana” and then topped with “HK Girl”. So, so shiny! I am thinking I need to add gold flakies…
Sometimes polishes on your nails don’t look anything like they look in the bottle.
This is Julep “Aretha” – Aquamarine for March. It looks so blue in the bottle, but it’s NOT blue on my nails. It’s almost like crushed opals.
“Aretha” is reasonably dense, but doesn’t fully mask my yellowy stained nails – damn that green polish. This is two coats of “Aretha” over Orly Bonder.
Just the Samples, Ma’am
Last week, Sephora was offering 5 face samples with every order, so I went ahead and ordered a gift I had been planning anyway. The 5 samples I picked were : tarte Maracuja Oil (is Maracuja the next Argan?), Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in “9 neutral”, philosophy purity made simple 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “OPAL” and Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in “Light 48” (I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while). I also got a free mini Make Up For Ever Lipstick in “Rouge Artist Natural” – it’s so tiny and cute!
Oh, and I signed up for Sephora Flash, too! For $10, I’ll get free 2 day shipping from Sephora for a year…this is very, very dangerous, I can already tell.
Nothing galls me like a polish with no name. Not only does this polish have no name, I don’t even know who made it – but it the bottle was shaped like a skull and it was only $1. I’m going to call it Dollar Tree Skull Pink.
Yes, it is a disgustingly neon pink. I feel like like Miami Vice and Sixteen Candles and Culture Club and just 80s. After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I did 2 coats. I am astounded that a cheap mystery polish could have such a smooth and easy to work with texture. it went on flawlessly. I don’t have any particular plans to give anybody the finger over the next few days, but just in case, I wanted to make sure my middle finger was ready – I gave it an extra sparkle with Sinful Colors “Queen of Beauty”. I finished off with “HK Girl”, which made it look like plastic. Shiny, 80s plastic.
Grease is the Word
I must have seen it on Instagram, but I really don’t recall how I knew that Five Below just came out with “Grease” themed polishes. Even though it was raining cats AND dogs yesterday, we ran in yesterday after a rat funeral (RIP Cyril) and lunch at Panera.
The purple one is Funky Fingers “Beauty School Dropout” and the pink one is Funky Fingers “Pink Ladies”. There were blue and orange ones, but instead, I picked out Funky Fingers “Jawbreaker” because JAWBREAKER! And it looks like a jawbreaker.
Just the Tip
All matte polishes chip immediately – they just do.
Before I even went to bed Wednesday night, Charming Charlie “Magenta Me Crazy” had chipped on my right thumb. It was in a place that was already beginning to peel, so it was my fault for not trimming that nail, but still. The next night, I used Zoya Pixie Dust “Noir” to paint just the tips. It wasn’t an exact match, but it still looked pretty good, even if I do say so myself.
Magenta Me Crazy
My sweet Loo bought me a polish when she was out shopping – Charming Charlie “Magenta Me Crazy”. I like bad puns, but that one is really bad…
I didn’t even know that Charming Charlie sold polishes, so I didn’t know how this one was gonna turn out. Turns out – it is a matte polish, very similar to Zoya “Harlow”, but brighter and without the underlying shimmer.
Like all matte polishes – this one chips like a sonofabitch – even with my best base coat, Orly Bonder.
Time to go get a Pixie Dust…