Sunday, May 31, 2009

Queen of Hearts

I had some requests a few posts back about doing a look with the Nicole Love your Life hearts polish. Here I did a sorta sloppy gradient nail with Kate PK-20 polish and then Love your Life as a top coat, making sure to get 2 hearts on each finger and 3 on the thumb. It gets quite hard to pick up more hearts with the brush but you could probably pick them out of the bottle with a toothpick/skewer of some sort...

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In the meantime I've also acquired Nicole Have a Heart polish (a red heart version). Couldn't resist not taking this picture with Yasumi's necklace - goes with a Queen of Hearts theme

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I also got an extra set of the red and pink heart polishes, and will be doing a separate giveaway featuring them :)


Anyway a few weeks ago I was inspired by the Esprique tutorials that Rouge Deluxe posted, so I used the same application technique with the Lorac Pink Python palette.

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Used the medium browns on the lid, the lightest shade to highlight, and the blue colour on the outer 1/2 of the lower lashline.

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Although the brown colours did not come out well, they definitely showed up in real life. The top lash liner should definitely have been more smoky and thicker, but I forgot as I did it from memory. Next time I would smudge the dark brown colour over the brown liner.

Mascara was the Lorac Visual Effects mascara that came with the kit. I like it so far, the brush is tricky but the formula really lengthens.

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I used the pink blush from the palette on the cheeks, and MAC Viva Glam VI SE lipstick (another new purchase I haven't blogged about yet!) Face was most likely Skinfood Aloe BB cream, and Armani Hi-Precision Retouch concealer for undereyes. FYI, that concealer does crease a bit...I wonder if I will ever find one that doesn't crease! :(


Oh and here are some pics from when I took the boyfriend out for his bday dinner. We went to Rodney's Oyster House as he loves oysters. I got too carried away with eating though, so I only remembered to take pics of the oysters but nothing else. The food was good though, and I like how they let you do 1/2 orders or share entrees. We had the oyster slapjack soup, and seafood stew entree (which had more seafood than actual liquid stew), and of course the raw oysters:

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The selection of sauces

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15 comments:

izumi said...

super pretty look! :) love the necklace from yasumi.. AND your nails! :)

Shopn'Chomp said...

Cute nails...plus I like your contacts :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

ohhh the hearts look so cute! im struggling to wear mine. the one i'm using, they kinda annoy me cos they dont sit on the nail properly and end up feeling scratchy! haha same with star-shaped ones! Pretty fotd look!! very natural-looking :D

btw I'll be posting your stuff soon!

Blair said...

I love love raw oysters with a dash of lemon, YUM!

I like the simple EOTD! It looks very effortless!

New follower here ^^

Cris said...

It does look really near invisible...But it's still pretty :).
& I'm still jealous of that necklace :-P. Congrats on getting it :).

rasilla said...

I'm usually not a big fan of seafood, but that platter looks great!

Thanks for your suggestions Blu3~
I was thinking the VOV ones, but I read that they are pretty sheer, and will my oily skin, I don't think they would last very long even with UDPP :T Is there any Japanese products you can recommend?? I actually didn't even though of stuff in department stores, just blush stuff from like etude, skinfood etc. And yeah, cause we have amore here, I thought naw.
And I have both the EDM brushes, but I can't find the kabuki at the moment. Haven't repaired it since it broke, but will find it and let you know :) Thanks for asking (and the encouragement)!

Askmewhats said...

love the nails!! so girly and pretty! love the way you did your makeup too! :)

Audrie said...

Wow, love your nails, they do go perfectly with your necklace :)
I'm liking the look you did as well, that subtle blue on the bottom is so fresh!

omg I am drooling at the oysters, I looove oysters I can probably kill that whole platter by myself haha.

fuzkittie said...

Aw the nail polish looks so cute!!

melsaeve said...

aw~ I love the nail polish!
I was wondering what colour and kind of contacts are you wearing in this post?? They are so subtle and nice :)
xoxo mel

Old Cow said...

YOUR NAILS!!!! WOW!!!!

M said...

nicole is hard to find here! looks great on you

love the way you took the pic with the necklace!

DSK said...

OMG Oysters! lol that looks like my plate when I go to a casino buffet :P

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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