So this is the most fail-tastic post of all, I think. My camera deleted pictures without my permission (or I pushed some buttons…) and got rid of my swatches, so I only had my “four day wear test” pictures of Wicked Style, so I am going to use just the wear test pictures… and they aren’t that bad!
Dance Baby is a bright bubblegum pink. It’s not neon, but it’s bright. I hate how cremes get that foggy look to them with this topcoat, but it’s all I have right now. Like I said, this is after FOUR days of heavy wear and tear.
I hate not having a lightbox, because the flash washes me out, but this makes my skin looks super tan and lush and happy. I don’t know if you remember my winter-dry-hands-of-woe before, but I’m nursing my sad little hands back to health, slowly. The fact that we’re barely having a winter is helping.
Sunshine Pop is a bold yellow with white shimmer. I loved this polish. I hate the color yellow, and I have yellow toned skin, so I REALLY hate yellow nail polish, but this one looked amazing on me. It pulled out the pink, which (on camera) resulted in lobster hands, but looked amazing IRL. My cuticles are a mess, so it looks like it pooled, but it didn’t, I promise. More on that later. MORE PICTURES!
There, a more respectable shot of my cuticles. And as for the tip wear? This was taken after four days. I know I keep repeating it because, well… frankly, I’m amazed I could keep the polish on for that long. Three times! Usually it’s half chipped off, I get angry and take it off. This collection wears so well, even compared to some of my favorite China Glazes.
Shade. The wrinkle on the index finger is from a “an itch! Oh, crap… wet nails…” episode.
Wicked Style is a bright medium fuchsia. The color in the bottle in the picture below is the most accurate here. Like as before, this is after four days of wear. It’s a tad bit sheer in pictures, but I didn’t notice that in person.
The application of all three of these was pretty good. The yellow and bright color were a little streaky, as expected with those type of colors. The brushes on these bottles were strange. They were… stiffer(?) than usual… They were kind of wonky. These are press samples though, so maybe the production brushes will be different. It wan’t that much of a problem, it just made me have to do a little more cleanup, which you guys know I don’t do. Ever. 🙂
Which of the Electropop collection are you waiting for? I want the blues and green… maybe even the purple… I don’t own any purple nail polishes, besides glittery ones like Mummy May I…
~ Britni Rose
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So… hi again! Because I’m the smartest person in the math world, I set the last one for TODAY… not noonish YESTERDAY. I’m so awesome. But this is todays NOTD. Aye yi yi. Today I have Haunting from the one and only China Glaze. Well, not only… I have a few other favorites… ;D Oh, and by the way, this is my 102nd post! I missed my 100! How did that slip by me?! Oh well. Let’s get to it.
First of all, yes; those are chips. And not the yummy kind. I painted my nails precisely 12 hours ago. I applied everything like a pro, and have an amazing topcoat on. And yet this polish is practically jumping off my nails. All I did was go to work! I work at a movie theater. I print tickets and fill drinks. It’s not strenuous. And we weren’t even busy!
The color is pretty though. Black is hard for me to wear because, and I don’t know if you can tell, but I have tiny hands, and skinny. And the black looks harsh. I wear a size four ring on my ring finger, and that’s just because of my knuckle, my fingers are long and skinny, but not creepy. I don’t think so, at least. Gosh, am I rambling today.
Haunting is a true jet black creme with pretty dense silver glitter. Up close it’s glam and fun, but from far away it looks like a super sparkly black creme, the glitter kind of adds a shine without look like glitter (from far away). It applied pretty thick, which may have something to do with the wear issue, but it dried quickly and wasn’t too bumpy.
See? Shimmery goodness. Cell phone picture– no judging. Skrawny fingers.
Ugh. The chips.
Sad chips. And some mighty fine tip wear.
Space debris! Asteroid field! Whee!
Have a wonderful day!
Glittering Garland is from China Glazes Let It Snow for Holiday 2011 collection. It has a deep blackened emerald base with forrest green shimmer. The contrast between the base and the shimmer, doubled with the fact that the shimmer comes so alive in the light makes this glow so much. Application was pretty good, but not as smooth as usual. There was some cuticle drag and pooling on the sides, as you can see. The color is gorgeous and it made my hands look alive, even though they are so winter-ravaged. These pictures were taken AFTER lotion. Yeah. Ugh, it’s been so rough. Anyway, here’s another shot to show how the shimmer barely peeks out under low lighting. The picture below was taken with flash, in the shade.
This picture also shows the base color correctly. It’s probably the darkest green possible.
While this isn’t my most favorite green, nor my favorite China Glaze polish, it’s a nice one for the holidays. It was a hit around the blogosphere, and it deserves it. It’s pretty. Just not my favorite. My opinion.
Have a great day!
Hello! Stepping away from the fashion stuff for today. I recently ordered some polishes from Etsy sellers Dollish Polish (review coming soon!) and Saban. This one here is from the latter, and I bought two others with it. And one perk from ordering from her? She sends an free bottle of another of her polishes! Completely at random, too! It’s awesome, to say the least. And her polishes are nearly perfect. My only complaint? The mini bottles have short brushes. Honestly, that’s the only complaint. But the formula is so easy to work with that it’s not even a major issue!
Greenhouse is a medium sea foam green shimmer with holographic glitter in it. It’s so hard to describe holographic polishes because you get distracted by the glitter. Or is that just me? Oh well. Greenhouse stays holo even in the lowest of light conditions, and it’s a linear holo, which means it forms and actual rainbow, rather than spotty rainbow chunks. Like I said, application was easy even despite the brush, the color is gorgeous, it dries quickly to a super glossy finish. These are shown with one coat of Fast Forward, but that was just to take away some of the sticky feeling you get when you don’t use one. I’m rambling. Here’s some more pictures.
January 12th was 2012’s Critic’s Choice Movie Awards! Let’s take a look, so I can go to sleep and prep for tomorrow’s GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS! First up today? A newcomer to this blog!
Berenice Bejo — The French actress who starred in The Artist sparkled in a deep blue Elie Saab cocktail dress. Unfortuneatly, it just didn’t wow. The top was too lose and the waist just didn’t flatter. The deep V-neck didn’t flatter her chest, either. The shoes were all wrong.
I think this is pretty blah makeup, but she’s still so pretty. I feel like she’s just warming up though. She holds promise, and I still really want to see her movie.
Busy Philipps wearing a hot pink dress! She loves color, and she can pull it off! She looks amazing. Unfortunately, I can’t find anything on this dress. If you know who designed it, lemme know in the comments.
So. Pretty. Hot pink lips and baby blues. Pretty, glam, and classy. She has candle-lit type look going on. Fresh and fun!
Charlize Theron looking stunning in a rippled, tiered black Azzedine Alaia dress. I just love the silhouette it gives. It’s so interesting because it the top looks so different. The tiers are hard to see, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on here, but I like it. Hate the shoes, but I’m not sure if anything else would look okay.
Not really a fan of the braided bun, it’s kinda shaped weird, but the makeup is amazing. Fresh and natural while still highlighting all of her features.
Chloë Moretz Ahh, little Chloë again! This outfit wasn’t as impressive as her People’s Choice outfit. This Chanel dress was kinda too busy for her, and it’s just okay. It didn’t seem to fit the vibe of the event. Gorgeous shoes though.
Once again, amazing makeup. Pretty much the same as the day before, very natural and youthful. No copper shadow today though, just a light dusting of blush and some mascara. Balm or gloss tops it off. She’s also wearing the same nail polish as the night before! I thought she was polish-free, but she’s using a skin tone nail polish. Cutest 14 year old ever? I think so.
Diane Kruger Looks summery in this Prada gown. She paired it with a hot pink Prada clutch. While I wanted to like this, it just looked awkward. Her boobs looked Barbie-ish. Like… clam shelled? Sounds, stupid, but the dress did not do her figure any justice. The lighter yellow sash looked awkward and is short in the back. I love the shape of the print of the darker yellow though. And the pink clutch? Where’d that come from?
Her makeup looked gorgeous though! A soft rose pink lipstick, defined yet natural eyes. Love it. Mascara and a little blush. Love it.
Elizabeth Olsen is bright in a sunny yellow dress. The piece by Emilio Pucci is a touch too unflattering. I wish it were tailored better. Notice how everyone is wearing nude shoes?
Hello sunshine! She looks so pretty. Her hair looks amazing, her makeup is simple and gorgeous.
Emma Stone is sticking with green this week! This amazing navy-and-emerald keyhole gown is by Jason Wu. I love this dress. It’s not the most dazzling, or anything. But it’s pretty, and she looks pretty in it. It’s actually a navy dress with a green floral/tree/plant print.
Emma looks too pretty. I can’t take it. A navy/silver/black cat eye, peach lips and matching cheeks? Perfection. Her brows are perfect and I want her hair. One thing I just noticed was her earrings. They’re blue! I don’t know what they are, but they’re something unexpected. Love it.
Kirsten Dunst I never feel like I spell her name right. She’s wearing a bow and lace and flowers sheer Dior dress. I first thought it was a shorter version of the dress Diane Kruger wore at the Unicef ball, but Diane’s was Emilio Pucci. Which is good, because in a Fashion Faceoff, Kirsten would’ve won hands down. This dress is art. I love this. Jimmy Choo shoes stand on their own without competing with the dress. Simple accessories and I’m in love.
Here’s a picture in different lighting so you can see the bows and tiers. SO PRETTY.
BEST DRESSED NOMINEE
And her makeup? PERFECTION. Hair? PERFECTION! I love a hot pink lip with a black dress. A light sweep of blush and some mascara and she’s out the door… on to the red (well, gray…) carpet.
Michelle Williams looked amazing in a Chanel mermaid/wrap dress. This fits her so well, and she wears it without it overwhelming her. Her accessories didn’t compete with the dress, and well… it’s Chanel. Love it.
BEST DRESSED NOMINEE
Simple rose makeup to complement her skin and golden hair. Her eyelashes look phenomenal.
Stacey Kiebler is a vision in white. This Giorgio Armani dress is tight, which means its’ unforgiving, and yet she looks perfect. Simple accessories, bangles and simple earrings, and a gorgeous Marchesa clutch.
BEST DRESSED NOMINEE
Soft and playful makeup highlighted her natural beauty. I’m not the biggest fan of her hair, but it’s her signature hairstyle. I actually wish she had an asymmetrical lob. But, that’s my personal opinion.
Viola Davis is red hot in this Raoul dress! It flatters her so well, and I love the color! Oh, and I adore her hair.
BEST DRESSED NOMINEES:
- Stacey Keibler
- Michelle Williams
- Kirsten Dunst
WORST DRESSED NOMINEES:
- Chloë Moretz
- Diane Kruger
- Elizabeth Olsen
For worst dressed I think I’m going to have to go with Chloë. It was kind of unflattering, it was bulky around the shoulders, while almost everyone was wearing floor length summery gowns (except Kirsten, but she can.). Chloës was just too gothic for the evening.
BEST DRESSED: STACY KEIBLER
WORST DRESSED: CHLOË MORETZ
Now that it’s 4 AM, it means TODAY IS GOLDEN GLOBES DAY!
Here’s some more pictures of China Glazes new Electropop collection coming up in February! I split them up into groups of four!
Pinks and Purples: If these are opaque, I’ll be looking forward to all of them except Sweet Hook.
I named this group Tropical Colors for lack of a better name. I want all of these. Sunshine Pop and Make Some Noise are definitely on my “need” list. You know me and my oranges. And I’m still on the hunt for the perfect yellow. Maybe Sunshine Pop will be it?
I need all of these. No ifs, ands, or buts. I will own all of these. Instantly.
I’ll be sure to get swatches up IMMEDIATELY. Partly because I like providing information for others, partly because I want to wear most of these. XD
xoxo Britni Rose
Los Angeles, CA – (November 2011): Where heavy metal meets rocker chic, China Glaze® introduces the Spring 2012 collection, ElectroPop. Inspired by all things girly, edgy and fun, the 12 shades of ElectroPop bring out the inner rock star in all. For flash and glam this spring, China Glaze® hits the stage in style!
ElectroPop Shades include:
- Kinetic Candy – Touch the sky in light blue crème
- Electric Beat – Periwinkle nails for a wink worthy performance
- Aquadelic – Pool blue for nighttime gigs and daytime fun in the sun
- Gaga For Green – Green lacquer for the girl craving the limelight
- Sunshine Pop – Shine in the spotlight in bold yellow
- Make Some Noise – Rock the mic in tangerine
- Wicked Style – Party cocktail tropical punch
- Fuchsia Fanatic – Fuchsia pink for the rocker diva in us all
- Gothic Lolita – Steal the show on girls night out in seductive purple
- Dance Baby – Hit center stage in cotton candy pink
- Sweet Hook – Blow a kiss in dreamy lilac
- Techno – Glitter confetti polish for a dazzling topcoat finish or all over finger tip bling
ElectroPop is also available in:
- 6 Piece Collection of “Brights”: Techno, Aquadelic, Sunshine Pop, Gaga for Green, Make Some Noise and Wicked Style
- 6 Piece Collection of “Lights”: Fuchsia Fanatic, Dance Baby, Electric Beat, Kinetic Candy, Sweet Hook and Gothic Lolita
- 12 Piece 3D Counter Display
- 36 Piece Rack
ElectroPop will be available February 2012. Individual shades retail for $7; 6 piece collections retail for $42.
China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze
China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.
So, last nights People’s Choice Awards were pretty underwhelming, both the show, and in the fashion and beauty department. I personally liked Kaley Cuoco as host, but I feel like nothing actually happened on the show. Did they even give out awards? All I remember is the hilarious Ellen DeGeneres/Sofia Vergara’s new CoverGirl ad together. Or Ellen’s acceptance speech. Pretty much… Ellen. Was the best part. And as I said, nothing fantastic happened on the fashion front. I wasn’t wowed by anything.
Ashley Greene — The Twilight star was a presenter last night and she looked amazing in a custom DKNY dress and black Brian Atwood platform pumps. I loved the dress, but it was really tight. I mean.. you can see everything. It’s like… second skin tight. It isn’t supposed to be flattering (I mean, you can tell she’s cold), but she pulls it off so well despite probably not being able to breathe. I just have to give her all the props in the world. She kept everything black, no flash of neon or contrast of any kind. She kept it simple and gorgeous. Which allowed her AMAZING hair and makeup to shine through.
Her hair is probably the best color ever. (Can you see the tiny JJ on her chin? XD I never would have thought of that, but Just Jared did.) She has a wonderful full coverage foundation with a dewy finish, a natural smokey eye, with a chocolate shadow in her crease, a black ever-so-slightly winged out line, and false eyelashes. I can see some light contouring, along with a peachy-pink blush, and a pinkish lipstick. That and her sculptured curls make a perfect girlie chic with the obvious edge of leather.
Chloë Moretz is the winner of the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 award last night, beating out her competitors- most of the Harry Potter cast! She walked the red carpet wearing a turquoise and black striped Proenza Schouler mini and black and clear Dolce mary janes. First of all, let me say, I hate the shoes. Feet bother me because they look awkward. So naturally, in my opinion any shoe that shows off the toes kinda bother me (i.e. peep toes, clear, and sandals). So. I don’t like the shoes. Her poor toes are cramped and sad. Why display that? But the dress? Oh, I love the dress. I love the dress alone, I love the dress on her. I like how the bottom edge isn’t perfect, it’s ever so slightly raggedy. It fits her well. It’s red carpet fun while remaining age appropriate — after all, she’s only 14! The style makes it mature, but the pops of turquoise and green keep it playful and not too old for her. Her youth truly stands out in her hair and makeup the most, allowing the dress to anchor the look altogether. If she had worn a pink frilly dress, she’d look like a little girl, not an actress. So bravo!
Her hair is swept up to the side and back into a bun, but kept loose and easy. Her makeup is flawless and young. A fresh, dewy base paired with a super light coppery shadow to play up her gorgeous green eyes and add some depth. Her cheeks may not even have any color at all, and she just has a clear balm or gloss on, and that’s it! No nail polish, either. Clean and radiant youthful beauty.
Demi Lovato – The songbird wore an amazing peach Marchesa strapless gown, Marchesa clutch, Louboutin peep toe pumps, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Okay… this dress is heaven. I was watching the red carpet and had to remember to breathe. It looks so perfect on her body, like it was made to fit her perfectly, it flattered her so well, and the gold accents complemented the dress and her skin tone so well. Love it.
Her hair and makeup are flawless. They don’t compete with the rest of her look, while playing up her natural beauty. A Kardashian-esque smokey eye, subtle blush, and quite a bit of highlighter. A peachy lipstick and some gloss provides springtime glam. Her stiletto nails are kept neutral and not-too-extreme. Probably my favorite of the night.
Demi’s performance outfit was decidedly more daring. A red lacey mullet Issa dress, über red lips, and ruby strappy Jimmy Choo heels to match her curly coif. She kept the second look to accept her award for “Favorite Pop Artist.” Go Demi!
Emma Stone She’s on everyone’s “One’s to Watch” list for this awards season for her amazing performance in The Help, and she has come out of the gate on fire! She’s dazzling in an emerald accented Gucci outfit with Tiffany & Co. jewels. Soft natural makeup played up the awesome-ness that is this outfit. Honestly, I can’t find anything wrong with it. The “Favorite Movie Actress” and “Favorite Comedic Movie Actress” is obviously saving the big guns for the most important award shows.
Ginnifer Goodwin has easily won the worst outfit for this event. A neon pink pirate dress? Um. No, thank you. The Roksanda Ilincic dress burns my eyes!
The future Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence isn’t afraid of bold color, but this Viktor & Rolf dress is way too mermaid-y. Cobalt waves over fishnet? I don’t know… But minus the fishnet, I love it. If it were just the cream with the blue overlay it’d be art and wonderful. Also, the delicious smokey eye was just a touch too much:
A natural look with amazing lashes and brows would’ve let the dress do a little better, in my oh-so-humble opinion.
Julianne Hough (picture from Google Images search) Looked amazing in a backless taupe Kaufman Franco stunner, shoes from Casadei, and jewels by Palladium. I can’t think of anything negative to say about this. Her hair and makeup were perfect as well. Another runner up for Best Dressed at People’s Choice.
She kept it sultry, yet subtle with her hair and makeup. Her gorgeous blond curls created the perfect frame for her baby blues, surrounded by black liner and lashes, perfect brows, pink cheeks, and peach lips.
Kelly Osbourne killed it in a floor-skimming Honor number, Casadei heels (apparently popular last night), and jewels by Roseark. The Fashion Police officer kept it fairly natural, with mascara, a touch of blush, and pink-red lips. Her hair, a gorgeous shade of lavender-gray (which I’m thinking of copying) flowed in super soft curls. She looked absolutely gorgeous.
The hostess for the night, Kayley Cuoco, looked stunning in this nude Badgley Mischka gown. It’s one of the many dresses she wore that night, any much better than the Little House on the Prairie dress “the voters chose.”
Kayley kept things fresh with gray eyeshadow, pink lips and amped up hair.
Lea Michele may have walked away with “Favorite TV Comedy Actress,” she arrived in what seems to be an unpopular fringe Marchesa gown. The internet it a buzz with people saying the dress is a miss! I have to admit, I’m not sure if I like it or not… but I think I’ve decided that while I’m not too big on the front, the back is kinda cool.
First of all, I love how the mesh blends so well with her skin tone, I didn’t even see it until this picture. I love how the dress curves up and almost looks like a ribcage. In fact, my fashion-blind father said “is it supposed to look like her spine?” I mean, if my father made a note of it… I honestly think I only like it because they said it’s Marchesa. I can’t NOT like Marchesa. It’s like a sin of girl-dom. But I hate the shoes. Bleh. Also, not a fan of her makeup.
The boldest lip color you’ll ever see my in is a matte red. Or maybe black… on Halloween. I can’t even do vampy because I’m so self-conscious that it’s all over my face all the time. Anyway, I hate this bold purple-pink on her. Her eyelashes are pretty clumpy too, in other shots I’ve seen. But her foundation looks flawless, her hair looks amazing (although I think it’s competing with the dress) and she’s Lea Michele. Good job, girl!
Oh, Miley Cyrus, I love it when you do sexy right. This nude-with-sheer-and-jewels pleated wonder is from David Koma, with Neil Lane jewelry, and a Marchesa bag. And Jimmy Choos, which you can’t see. I love this dress so much. I love that she’s wearing it well, her makeup is light, and her hair looks decent. I don’t hate this.
Nina Dobrev, will you ever wear anything I like? Will you ever curl your hair again? Or is it Katherine disguised as Elena on the red carpet? Everyone is putting this on their best dressed lists, but I don’t agree. For one, her sleeves looks like moss or mold or something, and two, I really don’t like her nude accents. If the body of the dress had remained the same color, with the lace being black, and her shoes and bag been black, I’d have love this, but I can’t go for algae sleeves. And her hair and makeup are ho-hum. Also, she won “Favorite TV Drama Actress.” and accepted it wearing algae sleeves. (Not letting this one go, Nina. Make me eat my words and stun me with something, k?)
ROBERT PATTINSON! Did you just roll out of bed? Did you hit your head along the way?! A buzzed head, a not buzzed face, and a half buttoned shirt is your award show attire? I mean, you’re wearing jeans! Also, I think the half buttoned shirt is denim. Not sure, but I think so.
*UPDATE* According to some sources, Rob was actually super sick and still came. So… Rob is awesome. But he could have thrown on a tie. 😉
Um. Guys? I think Vanessa Hudgens is Venom from Spider-Man. But no seriously, this Jenny Packham dress is kinda cool. If she hadn’t gothed it up with the makeup, and it woulda been stunning. (No, I don’t know any other words to substitute for stunning. Except mind-blown. Which didn’t happen last night.) Also, I’d prefer it without the spiderweb sheer halter part, and wished it were a plunging v-neck instead.
There’s a lot of black going on here. But the earrings are pretty.
So DUN DUN DUN! Here are my best and worst dressed nominees:
BEST DRESSED NOMINEES:
- Julianne Hough
- Demi Lovato
- Emma Stone
- Ginnifer Goodwin
- Vanessa Hudgens
- Nina Dobrev
Notably absent: The entire Harry Potter cast, Taylor Swift, Rihanna (who was across the street instead), and Katy Perry, all of which had more than enough reason to stay home. But Katy did bring home 5 Waterford crystal statues!
The People’s Choice Awards kinda floundered in the comedy department, despite Kayley Cuoco’s best efforts.
I’m so excited to see the Golden Globes on Sunday– the big start to the AWARD SEASON is so close! AHH!
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