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14Feb/133

Illamasqua I’mperfection

På mandag fikk jeg en pakkelapp i posten med beskjed om å hente en pakke som hadde ankommet fra Storbritannia. Da jeg dro ned på posten fikk jeg beskjed om at denne hadde blitt sendt til min gamle adresse, dermed også mitt gamle postkontor - og at jeg kunne hente den på tirsdag istedet. Jeg la også merke til at denne pakken visstnok hadde ankommet postkontoret den 6., og jeg fikk pakkelappen den 11.. Hvordan er det mulig? Posten Norge slutter aldri å overraske meg.

Uansett, pakken var fra Illamasqua og inneholdt to produkter fra deres nye kolleksjon I'mperfection. Det første var en av de fem Speckle-neglelakkene, den nøytrale i gjengen kalt «Freckle». Såvidt jeg kan se inneholder denne matt gråbrunt glitter i to ulike størrelser, og er ment å minne om fregner. Jeg syns den er kjempespennende, og er glad for at jeg fikk akkurat denne fargen! Det andre var leppestiften som kom med denne kolleksjonen; «Immodest», en herlig blanding mellom rosa og korall. Den er matt, og svært pigmentert.

Jeg kommer til å skrive omtaler av disse to produktene etter å ha lekt litt med dem, jeg ville bare vise dem frem. Neglelakken er limited edition, så dersom du syns disse ser spennende ut vil jeg anbefale å bestille den eller de du vil ha nå.

Illamasqua I'mperfection

Nothing is perfect, only uniquely beautiful;
in fact within the word 'imperfect' live two words that challenge it - 'I'm perfect'

Alex Box

10Nov/123

IsaDora Jewels of the Orient

IsaDora Jewels of the Orient743 Orient Express · 744 Ancient Ruby · 741 Black Amethyst · 637 Night Flight · 746 Silk Road

See, this is what happens when you don't have the proper equipment to shoot your stash; I kinda hate this photo. I chose to add it to my post anyway because I feel like the colors are actually visible, but if you'd like to see (a lot) better swatches I'll provide some links further down. I'm sure you've heard the hype about the new IsaDora Jewels of the Orient collection? No? Tough luck. These babies are gorgeous! Since I rarely wear nailpolish, despite the fact that I have almost a full Helmer, I've been refraining from purchasing any lately. I wasn't going to buy any of these either, but when Karianne over at Neglelakkmani posts her photos all my willpower seems to evaporate instantly.

First I fell in love with the red one, then the other red one, then the blue.. and then, and then.. you see? Hopeless. I was secretly hoping I wouldn't come across a display holding the ones I wanted, but I found an almost full one at Cubus, Sirkus Shopping. Lucky me! The first time around I picked up the two reds: 743 Orient Express and 744 Ancient Ruby, simply because I couldn't choose between the two. A few days later I happened to send my fiancé on a quest to pick up two more: 637 Night Flight and 741 Black Amethyst - and for some unexplainable reason I suddenly also needed 746 Silk Road in my life.

And for the swatches I promised you: http://neglelakkmani.com/category/isadora/ - enjoy!

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

14May/128

IsaDora 731 Silver Sky

In the beginning of May I participated in @isadoraglobal's #wonderfulwednesday Twitter contest, where the main prize was a blush. Unfortunately I didn't win, but they were super nice and sent me a little surprise anyway - which arrived in my mailbox today. I eagerly ripped open the bubble mailer, and inside I found this gorgeous nail polish: 731 Silver Sky. I'm not overly skilled in describing colors, but I'd say it's a dusty pastel grayish blue bursting with silver sparkles. I don't know how to explain it, but to me it's such a dreamy color and just looking at it makes me smile. 731 Silver Sky was released with Pearls of Passion this spring, and is one of IsaDora's new colors.

IsaDora 731 Silver Sky

12Oct/113

Warning: Nail Polish Pr0n

Mr. Postman always makes my day. On October 6th he came by with my very first order from Nail Supplies. Since I had a moment of boredom a while back I went a little crazy for nail polishes, and this is my haul. I have no idea why I keep hoarding nail polish, but I cannot seem to avoid it. Thank goodness for thinner! So today my Small Flat Rate arrived in my mailbox, filled to the brim with gorgeous nail polishes in wonderful colors perfect for fall! I also finally got around to picking up two new base/top coats: CND™ Stickey™ and Gelous™ Gel - the latter is said to be a very good coat for topping off glitter polishes, because of its thicker consistency.