Butter London Black Friday Set

Hello people,
I am trying to look around for deals and make a note in my “ready to grab online” list for this Black Friday.
I have tried Butter London once in Macy’s , but it wasn’t enough to review or really form an opinion about it. I did like the application of the polish, the bottles are super cute, and the colors are gorgeous (ESP the pastels)..!
But I have read reviews and many people don’t quite agree the quality to price relation on this brand .. Again some totally love it .. So I am not sure , although I am not ready to spend $15 on a bottle of color just yet ..I came across this ad for Ulta and Macy’s ( I am sure other stores have it too) , exclusively for the thanksgiving day sales Butter London has two polishes gift set on sale for $10, unfortunately the colors are pre-set and you don’t have an option to pick your colors.

20131127-104439.jpgThe usual retail price is $20, and it’s .2oz each.Its strange because the retail price of $15 is for a .4oz .. By simple math you are actually spending $10 for 2 Half sized bottles, and saving $5 (with no choice of color what so ever)

20131127-105311.jpg
The Knackered is defined as

A sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles. This duochrome nail lacquer is sure to please.

The SlapperIs deifined as

SLAPPER NAIL LACQUER
A truly teal nail lacquer, bold and very bright. Street slang for a woman of loose morals

20131127-120817.jpg
As far as I am concerned I’ll pass this offer.. What about you guys ..

Advertisements

Sephora By Opi.. For just $3

Deal catchers !

20131125-201323.jpg
The HauteLook (you need to register, plus get a coupon for $25 off for purchases over $50, unfortunately it was promo that ended , but you can still get free shipping for ordered over a $100 , no promo code required) is selling the Sephora by Opi. With over 51 shades to choose from ranging from frosts and creams, glitter top coats and wide selection of shades from reds, pinks, yellow, sheer, purples .. I am drooling over the deal πŸ™‚
Grab some before they are sold out πŸ™‚

By talker blogger Posted in Deals Tagged

Opi Chicago Champagne Toast

Hello people..

Getting cold eh .. Surely won’t mind a toast right ..
I grabbed an Opi off the Sephora Saloon Sale Rack, just cost me $1.49 !! ( cha-Ching) ..
This is a beautiful frost pink-brown polish. It applies beautifully , although single coat was descent, two coats were needed for proper color result.
I used no top coats, the finish was a nice and surely a bargain.I took these two indoors.

20131127-095031.jpg

20131127-095042.jpgThe following picture was taken the next morning in the natural sunlight :

20131127-095205.jpgAnd now the horror..

20131127-095234.jpg yikes! That’s right, all sheet prints and crumbled up , although I did wait almost ten mins after the application to get in the bed , I had hoped it would have dried, well so it seemed .. So now I am walking around with a nice polishes left hand and a bad crumbled “toddlers nail Polish project ” right hand ..

LVX .. The essence of all colors ..

Well hello there ..Β 

I had signed up for Haute Look
A while back but didn’t quite find anything much to my fancy. The website is a part of the Nordstrom Stores which sells high end fashion brands for a discount. As a first time customer, I got $25 off on spending $50.. Hmm .. Not bad right ..
So today I came across the new brand of nail paints ( well not really new, launched in 2012) .. Called the “LVX
They retail for about $16 for 15ml/ .5oz. Β Quite pricey for a pop might I say , but I got a good deal .. $7 per bottle .. And that’s not bad right ..Β 
I have ordered 4 bottles to try ..Β 

The colors were pretty interesting , although nothing like what I haven’t seen before, but surely not too common to miss ..
I chose ..

20131123-224557.jpg
LVX Tribute Textured Blue Metallic Cream Nail Lacquer

20131123-224716.jpg
LVX Greige Earth Grey-Delicate Cream Nail Lacquer

20131123-224950.jpg
LVX Azalea Soft And Daring Lilac Nail Lacquer

20131123-230920.jpg
Aubergine Mysterious Purple-Opaque Creme Nail Lacquer

The colors look pretty good and interesting. The polishes are( from the company page)..

Our long lasting, chip resistant and non-streak formula is free of toxic and harsh chemicals. LVX products are formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor. We are devoted to providing you with top quality, socially responsible, and vegan-friendly, luxury products without compromising quality, durability and finish.
LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A.

So my hopes are high, will keep you all posted.

Maybelline Baby Lips : 15 Cherry Me

Hello Bloggies ..

I have read quite a lot about the Maybelline Baby Lips, so I grabbed one to try. Plus who can ever have too many lip balms, right?

The one I purchased is Cherry Me.
This is the product description from Maybelline

Why You’ll Love It
No more basic lip balm
The secret: Exclusive lip renew formula
Protects and moisturizes for a full 8 hours
After 1 week*, lips are visibly renewed, virtually reborn
6 varieties

*Based on panelists’ self-evaluation

For Best Results
Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip,

following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.”

20131120-104343.jpg
Before

20131120-104525.jpg
After

The application was smooth and it does taste nice. It doesn’t feel sticky unlike quite a few other balms and it surely does leave a nice tint.

20131120-105059.jpg

20131120-105128.jpg

overall:
The feel is nice and smooth and lips do feel nice and hydrated as long as it stays , which unfortunately is something not very pleasing. It comes off within almost an hour of application. I used it directly on the lips, but it does stay a little longer if I use it as a base under lipsticks. Definitely NOT 8 hrs ..! It cost me $2.99 at Target Stores and honestly I don’t regret it a bit.
Give it a try and let me know if you liked it ..

New blog , same old Me

Hello there Bloggies,

i was using the blogger application and not really glad with the restricted customization so i jumped to WordPress… i still have a lot to learn but trial and error will make me prefect πŸ™‚

so now i just want to start typing and enjoy the resultz .. fingers crossed !!Β 

By talker blogger Posted in Chaos

Holiday Sets .. To buy to not to buy …

Hey people ..

Have had a hectic past few days .. But I have been working at how I can help pick the holiday gifts or not to gifts πŸ™‚ Β  Β  … (Might just decide to keep it all)

Well I am looking at these gift/ value sets online and there are a few that did catch my fancy from Opi and China Glaze ..
Although I have never used a China Glaze Personally, I have admired quite a few pieces of swatches on them .. So maybe that’s my next item on the hit list .. Still juggling between holiday sets or individual picks.This week Ulta Stores are running a buy 2 , get 1 free for some real pretty polishes.
Definitely a Do Not Miss ..!!

20131125-232203.jpgPlus they have a $3.50 off any $10 purchase .. Valid till 11/30/2013.. Makes it a catch ..

20131125-232343.jpgBut since no one can stop at just 2-3 nail polishes , and many is never many .. Free standard shipping over $20 spent..Although it’s frustrating that I cannot find the zoya polishes on the Ulta Web Site even though it’s on their weekly ad .. Let me know your picks ..

By talker blogger Posted in Deals

Zoya – Erika

Hello there ..!

I finally grabbed my first Zoya polish at Ulta !! I was super excited about it but sadly the choices were limited. My final pick however was this georgeous baby pink nail paint in gold shimmer .. Something I have never owned ..
20131124-224538.jpg

This beauty is “Erika” from the Summer 2008 “Chit-Chat” Collection.

20131124-225149.jpg
I needed three coats for perfection. The first two felt streaky.

20131124-225306.jpg
I agree its fall season, but I couldn’t resist this color and wore it for a day out at a friends place.

20131124-225447.jpg
The quality was superior and the chipping didn’t happen for over four days now , this is the first time I have come across a polish this long lasting .I applied no base/ top coats .

Overall: the color was beautiful, the coverage was good but the quality and durability was excellent .. I know its a bit pricey, but it is money well spent .. And husband was glad with the purchase πŸ™‚

It’s a must buy – must own ..Will love ..

NYC – Charming Rose Creme

Hello there ..Β 

With the days getting darker and cloudy it’s a challenge to pick a color that stands out but yet subtle.Β 
Last night I digged into my stash and picked a rather old and ignored color the NYC- Charming Rose Creme
Its a frost finish , definitely Not a Creme as the name suggests.

20131124-230407.jpg

20131124-230417.jpg

20131124-230425.jpg
The color is best described a blend of purple-pink with more of a pink tone. It is well pigmented and dries pretty well. I needed ony two coats to get a nice opaqueness and the color to really stand out. However the brush was super thin, I was going back and forth between each brush stroke for the paint. The finish is not streak free But the color lasts long and it’s really matchable to some opi shades … For the price , it’s surely worth trying.