Dior Addict Fluid Stick 754 Pandore, 575 Wonderland, 639 Artifice

Frankly speaking I am not a lip color person, but my recent encounter at Sephora, more than impressed me into buying 3 of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks.

It’s a dense, highly pigmented liquid lipstick. Easy to apply, it feels a bit like rubber once it’s dry, which allows it to stretch with the lips for lasting power…..
Available in 18 colors, from
Neutrals to vibrants and retailing at $35 USD Each for 0.18oz.

Swatches show:
Upper picture single swipe of color on lips.
Lower picture shows stains left after being well wiped with a tissue. Gives you an idea of the staying power.

First up : 754 Pandore : Red

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575 Wonderland : Fuschia Pink

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639 Artifice : Tangerine/ Orange

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OVERALL : Agreed, it’s a bit of a splurge. But I have no complaints. Excellent color, sets really quick to a glossy lipstick look. I find them a bit comparable to L’oreal Extraordinaire lip colors, in terms of formula and consistency but it finishes different, you feel it drying to “set”.
Best description: It feels like a lipstick looks like a gloss and stays like a lip stain …

It’s worth a try and you will be pleased.
Would you be purchasing these ? Would love to hear … 😊

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Quick And Easy Side French Tip

I made this a while back, thought I’ll share.

-Painted the Base color.

-Used free hand for a side sweep orange and filled the color in it.

-Added a thin white with a striping brush starting a little above the nail line, right next to the orange, extending all the way to the tip.

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Just a quick and simple way to “fun” up the manicure.

Essie Haute In The Heat Collection Summer 2014 Swatches

The first one Is Ruffles & Feathers, called the peacock teal.
Great formula, cream glossy finish. I love it! 2 coats for the pictures.

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I was a bit disappointed that it was probably a dupe to my LVX Viridian, turns out LVX is blue toned while Essie is green .. So I’m glad. The swatches show 2 coats of Essie on pointer and ring and 2 coats of LVX on middle and little finger. Personally Essie wins for me…

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Next up, collection namesake Haute In The heat, a hot Rasberry color. Great formula, thick single coater for coverage. Cream glossy finish.
Not a huge fan if the color as I have quite a few in the similar shades, so I don’t see why I would spend $8USD again..although I did !

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Finally, Strut Your Stuff, Cobalt Aqua Blue and the best of the 3!!
Single thick coater, great cream glossy finish, perfect in every sense.

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Comparing Strut your Stuff (L) to I’m Arddicted from
The Neons 2014 Collection (R)

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I’m addicted is 3 coats and lighter colored blue. Strut Your Stuff is darker blue and single coater. Swatch with I’m addicted on middle finger…

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OVERALL: Fun collection. But not absolutely unique. I will pick the formula from this collection and the colors from the Neons 2014.

Covergirl 280 Rapture Envoutement – Worst Lipstick Ever!

I have never disliked a product to this extent. It doesn’t blend in and just sits on the lips. Horrible color, it’s so bad that the pictures don’t justify it.

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I have tried to capture how the lipstick doesn’t blend in. Notice how just below the upper lip line there is a darker shade of lips clearly visible because the lipstick refuses to do its job. I tried everything but it won’t work.

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The lipstick feels heavy, sticky and the worst I ever used.
This is the color it came on cotton wool when I rubbed it off, orange but I see nothing close to that on skin….

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OVERALL: Yuk 😡

Winter polish with a twist for Summer !

I started with a base coat of Essie 766 Glamour Purse. Great formula. Single thick coat. Grey-cappuccino color. Screams winter !

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Taking a nail art brush for feathering, dip in L’oreal Color Riche 110 Crazy For Chic. I love these formulas and bottles! It’s a red toned fuchsia. Swipe across all nails Except Ring finger.

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Also, used white polish as a color.

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Using Milani 531 Gold, dab on eAch nail for a bit of a sparkly touch.

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Clean excessive polish and done 😊

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Super fun and easy ! A good way to use odd or unwanted colors

Essie Vices Versa from Too Taboo Summer 2013 Collection

Can’t get enough Essie Too Taboo.. Hands down the best collection so far. Each polish has a great formula and fun color.
This is a neon green, more like a parrot green. 3 coats, with a base/Top coat. Dries semi-matte.

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OVERALL: Love the color. I got this from NailSave for $5.50 Each it’s the best pricing I ever found !! Check it out, they have Opi and Zoya and a bunch of other great polishes at bargain prices 😊😊 can’t beat it 👍

NYX Butter Gloss in BLG08 Apple Strudel

Is there any such thing as a Happy Monday ? .. My son’s teachers wished me “Happy Monday” and I looked back in amazement because it’s something I don’t believe in .. Do you?

Moving to the product, it’s something I regret buying. The NYX Butter Gloss in BLG08 Apple Strudel.
It’s feels sticky like almost all glosses but the color was a mistake .. It’s a very pale peach-pink color , not flattering or adding any color to the lips. Infact it makes my lips look milky-sickly .. It smells and tastes like Vanilla, no complaints there.

Image taken indoor, applied on bare lips:

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This is applied as a top gloss over a Maroon Revlon lipstick :

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OVERALL: The two pictures show the difference in color. Adding the base color works but on its own it doesn’t impress me. The gloss did not feel heavy at all, lasting power is pretty standard. For the price of under $6USD and another tinted color, I’ll say not bad at all 😊

L’oreal 113 Indigo Classic, Summer 2014 Miss Denim Collection

From their new limited Edition Collection for Summer 2014, L’oreal Colour Riche Miss Denim, I am sharing the 113 Indigo Classic. It’s a set of 6 colors and I went for the Royal
Blue.

This is a single coater but I doubled to add the deeper blue effect and I prefer to use the 2 coats. Applied sans top/base coat.
It feels grainy and rough, looks like denim on nails .

NOTE: This is a bit more rough feeling than the Revlon Downtown from their Leather & Tweed Collection .. But they are pretty much the same.

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OVERALL: It’s different and fun and I like it more than the Revlon Downtown. Applies really easy. But I don’t think I will buy any more colors from this collection.

Hard Candy 795 Pop-Arazzi

My first Hard Candy polish from Walmart.. Clear base with suspended dots.. Blue, pink, yellow, green, white .. It’s a confetti in a bottle !
The reason I bought this particular polish is because I saw same polish by different makers being swatched ..

The only complaint: If you swipe the brush on nails it doesn’t transfer the dots, So you take a brush full and dab on the nail ..

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This is dabbed over nude polish (on pointer/middle finger) and baby pink polish (on ring/little finger)

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This is a similar polish from Milani swatched by Vampy Varnish, same colors differ size..

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This is from Finger Paints, swatched by ApolishAholic

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OVERALL: Fun polish ! Not the most unique but not bad at all .. 😊 although not of my favorite kinds.

Photography from a Different Angle

Speechless !!!!

TalesAlongTheWay

You’ve probably already seen the world’s most famous landmarks through photos that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. Here’s what happens when the photo is taken from another angle.

The Pyramids of Giza

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The Acropolis

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The Arc de Triomphe

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Stonehenge

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Central Park, New York City

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The Pantheon of Rome

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The Forbidden City

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Niagara Falls

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The Taj Mahal

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The Brandenburg Gate

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Mount Rushmore

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Mont St. Michel in France

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The Hollywood Sign

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Sagrada Familia

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St Basil’s Cathedral

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Santorini

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Mona Lisa

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Rock of Gibraltar

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Little Mermaid

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The Alamo

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Las Vegas Strip

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The Great Wall of China ends abruptly as soon as it reaches the ocean-

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