Sunday, November 24, 2013

Deadset Babes–Dark Night

Boy do I have a preeeetty polish to show you today! I recently bought some beautiful holos from Deadset Babes and the lovely Bella threw in a couple of extras to review.


This is After Dark, a new DSB polish which “a black creme base loaded with a purple to blue and slight red duochrome.”


This is two coats:


How beautiful is that? The formula was awesome and it wasn’t a stainer which meant easy clean up Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

You can see the gorgeous deep blue and purple. I had trouble catching the red but it’s definitely there!

Here’s some more pics:





*drool* I just lurv this polish. You can get it from Deadset Babes who are also on Etsy!



Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sea Pony

This is the last of my products from Femme Fatale Cosmetics to review Smile It’s one of Sophie’s very own, Sea Pony.


Sea Pony is a vibrant purple crelly base with a boat load of pink, yellow, red, purple and more glitters of all shapes and sizes.


This is two coats:


I really wanted to like this. I know a lot of people do! But it’s just not my thing. I don’t really ‘do’ chunky glitters.

BUT on the plus side, it did have an awesome formula. Two smooth coats, no dragging. There was a plethora of glitters that came out with each stroke so no fishing required at all. I was quite impressed!!!

I do really love the combination of colours. They contrast really well.


What do you think?


Friday, November 1, 2013

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid and Sakuri Matsuri Cuticle Balm

I have another beauty from Femme Fatale Cosmetics to show you lovely ladies today. She recently sent me Apple Kid and a cuticle balm. I’ve got a cuticle balm already which I love, and I just knew I’d love Apple Kid too. It is the perfect shade for Summer!


Firstly, let’s talk about Rainbow Honey’s packaging. It is superb. Take a look at how my samples came:


The polish fit snugly in the little sleeve at the bottom. The cuticle balm was also shrink wrapped in plastic to ensure strict hygiene.

The time and effort put into this packaging really shines through. As I work in pre-press production and design at a newspaper and have my own polish brand, I really appreciate good branding and packaging. I also love the mini bottles Rainbow Honey use. A lot of minis have terrible, short brushes and are awkward to hold in photos. I’m happy to report that this bottle had none of those problems. The brush was great to use and the bottle is aesthetically pleasing.


Anyway, enough of my babble and onto the polish! This is Apple Kid:


Oh drool. I adore this. This was two easy coats. Application was flawless. Don’t you just love the shimmer through it? This is the type of colour that makes me happy! I’ve never actually used a Rainbow Honey polish before so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised!

Then I tried the cuticle balm. I already have the Summer Juice scent which I love, and received the Sakuri Matsuri scent from Sophie at Femme Fatale. Rainbow Honey describes the scent as “Bright florals, exotic fruit, tea on Sunday afternoons, and just the right amount of sweetness reminiscent of my favorite lychee rice dumplings.” Spot on!

I took a photo of the balm on my cuticles to show you that it is moisturising, yet non-greasy.


See? I had only just put the balm on but it’s not overly shiny or greasy. It does absorb into the skin fairly quickly too so within five minutes my cuticles looked normal but hydrated.

One of my favourite things about the cuticle balm is, you guessed it, the packaging! It comes in a slimline tube which would fit in even the smallest of purses. I take my Summer Juice balm everywhere with me.

I can’t recommend these products enough! You can grab them both from Femme Fatale Cosmetics. Full sized (15mL – a generous size) polishes retail for AUD$11.85 and the cuticle balm is a measly AUD$5.50. Sophie ships internationally now too which is awesome!


Hope you’ve enjoyed my babblings, or at least gotten to the end of this post Winking smile