Sunday, March 22, 2009

On Nail Swatches and Lucky Tom

This is long overdue. I joined a nail polish spree together with other sisses from GirlTalk. Thanks Mhean for hosting this spree!

Forgive the darkness of the shots. They were bright on-cam but for some reason, they turned out dark when I uploaded them (could be the brightness of the monitor).

Here are swatches of the polishes I got (all taken in artificial light):

left to right: Orly Robo Romance, China Glaze Gogo Pink, China Glaze 2NITE, China Glaze Sexagon and China Glaze Visit Me in Prism.

The next ones aren't mine. They're my sister's, but they're so pretty that I had to show you guys.

Here are four shades from the China Glaze Romantique Collection:

from left to right: Passion, Cherish, Awaken and Adore

from left to right: OPI Brand New Skates, China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, China Glaze Liquid Leather.

Aren't they pretty? It's a good thing I can use her shades too!

Moving on, I went to the Hello Kitty Launch in MAC Shangri-La yesterday. The mall opened at 10 am, but I was able to get there at 3 pm already. To my surprise, a lot of stuff were already out of stock (on it's opening day!) especially the lip glosses. It's too bad, I liked the lip gloss in Sweet Strawberry and the TLC in Popster. Boo hoo!

At least I was able to get my hands on a Lucky Tom palette, which I've been lemming for quite some time now.

Here's a pic of the palette:

Here are swatches:

I really wanted to have this, partly because of the Hello Kitty packaging and I wanted to be able to bring these colors around. These colors are dupable, though, but I still want them. However, Paradiso (the orange shade) might be a little hard to find. Nevertheless, still puuurrrty! Since I wasn't able to buy any lippies from the HK collection, I got myself a pot of Fluidline in Blacktrack instead (no photo). I can't wait to use them.


Askmewhats said...

Oh I heard about them being out of stock like in an instant!! gosh! :) but you're lucky to have lucky tom :) And can't wait to see how your like your fluidline, I know you've been lemming it the longest time :)

melvel said...

Crystal, there's still two or three Sweet Strawberry l/g at Marionnaud when I went there this evening. I grabbed one. Try and call them tomorrow to reserce.

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

nikki, this is already my 2nd MAC fluidline. i have one in dipdown too!

mel, thanks for the tip! i'll call marionnaud tomorrow.

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

nice to hear u managed to get lucky tom! they do sell out fast!

Cris said...

The blue and pink polishes on Pic 1 are so beautiful ^_^!
I like all of them though, lol.
Sorry to hear that your lip stuff was sold out :(...But at least you got the palette ;) :D. I think the reason the eye stuff wasn't sold out yet here in Greece was the crazy price, so every cloud does have a silver lining :).

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

yumeko, here in the philippines there are still a good amount of e/s palettes. i think it's because the e/s palettes are more expensive.

cris, like i said to yume, the e/s palettes are also much more expensive than the other products, that's why it wasn't out of stock yet :P i guess it's a silver lining. i envy your HK haul.

gel said...

Interesting content.

Just wanted to share some information that may help busy professionals caught up with work and who have less time to maintain their nails. You can try out gel nails which are now becoming a hot favorite as they are natural looking even without nail tips and the best way for nail enhancement. Also, if you are allergic to those strong smelling chemicals which you can experience with acrylic nails, then you should use gel nails as these are odorless.

However, when you are planning on gel nail application, make sure you approach a nail salon or a nail artist who is well versed with gel nails and is properly trained and mastered in gel applications. This will save you from problems that can arise with improper gel nail applications.

Care G. said...

maganda ba ung pigmentation ng lucky tom? Too Dolly sucked, except for romping and too dolly (but I have Aquadisiac na kasi wc is a perfect dupe of too dolly)

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

hi care! i find that the shadows are pigmented except for stylin. it's not that pigmented. i had a hard time swatching it on my hand when i was in rustans, but it's still a good palette if you ask me. i prefer to buy e/s in palettes because they're more value for money.

Anonymous said...

you're welcome sis! thanks for joining the spree. :)

Anonymous said...

oh! how much was the palette? :D I haven't visited mac counters so I am somewhat clueless on how much it is :p thank you!

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

^hi gia! the palette is P2,250.

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