MAC "Bad Fairy" Nail Lacquer

To finish up my sparkly red blogpost series, here is
MAC Nail Lacquer in shade "Bad Fairy"

I thought it goes well with my shoes (post here and here) :-)

Bad Fairy was released with the Venomous Villains Collection in 2010, it was part of the Maleficent section of the collection, together with two other nail polishes. Colorwise it's a sparkly ruby red that changes color depending on how the light hits it, most often turning yellowish/golden. I had to use 3 coats for an even finish.

Products used:
Base coat: Essence Nail Art Protecting Base Coat (love it)
3 coats of MAC "Bad Fairy"
Top Coat: Essence Better Than Gel Nails

Now I'm waiting for the MAC Christmas Collection Glitter & Ice, there are two nail polishes in that collection that I like, the sheer sparkly one with glitter in it and the red one! I also kind of like the purple one...

We'll see if Santa Claus puts enough money into my wallet :o)


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My new red Mary Janes

Shall we talk about shoes? Ladies? Anyone? :-)

Yesterday I was browsing through the Humanic web site (that's a shoe store in Austria) - I was looking for a pair of black killer heels, because I had seen some stunning ones on a girl the other day. Before I could even get to the women's shoe section, an ad was popping up that led me to these Mary Jane style pumps by Guess.

I was extremely interested in getting my hands on them so after work I went to the Humanic store on Stephansplatz to check them out. The saleslady there told me that they did not carry Guess, which I found weird, but she told me that the shoe store Dominici next door did. So I went there and found them. They were available in three colors, black, nude and red. I opted for the red ones, since black and nude shoes are much easier to find, and pretty red ones are kind of rare, I find.

Tried them on and loved them. They are pretty high, 11 cm/4 inches, which will make me want to wear them on a "sitting night" out, a nice dinner or something. I would probably die if I had to wear them one day straight.

To sum it up:
Shoes are patent leather pumps, Mary Jane style, by brand Guess, bought at Dominici shoe store here in Vienna, heels are 11 cm/4 inches, size is 37 and they cost 155 euros.

If you want to see what they look like in nude and black, I will link you to the store here.

So long my dear fashionistas! :-)


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Kiko Nail Lacquer Swatches

Hi there!

I promised swatches and here they are!

As you know from my recent post, I went to a Kiko store in Italy and bought some eyeshadows and nail polishes.

Here come the nail lacquer swatches. The polishes don't have names, only numbers:

I used:
Base Coat: Micro Cell 2000 Nail Repair
Two coats of Kiko Nail Lacquer
Top Coat: Essence Better than Gel Nails

Kiko Nail Lacquers vary in price, these here all cost 3,90 euros. They contain 11 ml/0,37 fl.oz.


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A Wash of Purple

Good morning makeup lovers!

As the season changes so does the makeup, at least mine does, colorwise. I have replaced corals and bright pinks by muted berry tones, the gloomier the weather, the darker the colors... :-)

That's the fun when the weather changes, the makeup changes, too, and you can mix and match choosing colors from a completely different range! I'm all for a bit of change once in a while!

So anyway, purples and brown is what I paired today:

Products used:
UD Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple (all over lid)
MAC Eyeshadows:
Crystal (inner half of lid)
Knight Divine (outer half of lid)
Haux (crease)
Blackberry (to deepen crease)
Mylar (highlight)
Urban Decay eyeshadow Mayhem (lower lashline)

Do you guys adapt your makeup to the season or do you stick with what simply works best for you, with a fixed routine?


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Kiko Haul and Swatches

Hi there!

I went home to South Tyrol, Italy recently and while I was there I visited the Kiko store in Bolzano/Bozen.

Since it was my first time at Kiko, I thought I'd try what I like best: brown and taupe eyeshadows. So basically I got all the brown shades that caught my eye. :-)

I haven't tried them yet, but I made swatches:

(click to enlarge)

Here is a picture of the shades with their numbers:

I also got a couple of nail polishes, I put their number on the picture:

I might post nail swatches soon and attempt to do an eye makeup look with the eyeshadows soon!

*edit: please find swatches of the nail polishes here.

Take care!


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MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick

MAC Gem of Roses is easily my favorite lipstick that MAC has released this year, 2011. Actually, it's a tie between Gem of Roses (Semi-Precious Collection) and Oh, Oh, Oh (MAC Me Over Collection). Both are gorgeous and easy to wear, both are in my handbag (and - between you and me - I got backups of both!) :-)

Even though Gem of Roses doesn't look that spectacular and unique on the lips, it's a shade I don't quite have yet. I was suprised myself! ;-) It's so wearable and always appropriate. It just goes with anything. 

The color is a little hard to describe, I have often seen it described as strawberry pink... I don't know, it's definitely a fresh looking pink, warm toned, with a nice sheen. Finishwise it's a Lustre.

I am officially nominating it in the category Best MAC Lipstick of 2011!

Someone please hand me the Oscar!


Have a great day!

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