Thursday, May 27, 2010

We Care Icon nail polish in Nr. 21 Magic Sapphire

I love me some sapphire blue nail polishes! :) Although China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires is my current number one, I like this one a lot too. Actually it looks almost like OPI DS Fantasy, Icon's being a tiny bit lighter and brighter with no holo effect. I must admit, I prefer Magic Sapphire over Fantasy! :)

We Care Icon is a new Finnish brand of ecological (I am quite skeptical about this claim though) makeup available in Finland only.

Sunshine, flash


5 ml, exp. date: 24 months after opening, made in France.

States "Formaldehyde free" on the sticker. Seems to be 3 Big free. IMO it's strange they didn't mention "toluene and dibutyl phtalate free"... :/ It might be obvious though... if I remember correctly those two are banned in EU. What about Formaldehyde resin then? Hmmm... Never mind. lol

Colour: Oh my, I've just noticed the name. And let me tell you - it's magic sapphire indeed! :) Shimmery dark navy-royal blue.

Finish: frost-shimmer (btw, very smooth shimmer).

Application: smooth application, 2 coats (or even 1 would do!) are enough for a full coverage.

Retail price: 5,9 EUR.

Pros: gorgeous dark blue, good coverage (1-2 coats!), pretty bottle, big 3 free, nice brush.
Cons: strong smell, short brush (what am I supposed to do when I'll have less than 2,5 ml? such a waste!), available in Finland only, quite expensive for 5 ml (18 EUR for the size of OPI?! Are you kidding me?)!

PS Vampy version of China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires. Very mysterious. Magic indeed. lol

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires. MUST HAVE! :)

It's been a while! :) I was away for a week and then was pretty busy with my life (what a saying! lol). But now I'm back! Again! Missed you! :)

Let me present you a MUST HAVE blue! This gem is from my Transdesing order I made in March (yep, I am that slow with updating!). Can't believe I haven't seen this beauty before I accidentally came across it while searching for CG Fairy Dust on Transdesign website. I let my hubby choose between Fairy Dust and Eyes Like Sapphires. You know the outcome, don't you? :)


Direct sunshine

Natural light, flash

Natural light

Note: Because of its finish (and glossy top coat) this nail polish is extremely hard to photograph. It's x times more gorgeous IRL! :)

14 ml (0,5 oz), exp. date: 36 months after opening, made in USA.

Originally from We Adorn You collection, 2007. As far as I understood from CG brochure this nail polish was reformulated and is now a proud member of CG permanent collection.

Nail lacquer with hardeners (Kaolin/China clay).
3 Big free (but contains Formaldehyde resin). Note: if from a permanent collection.

Colour: It is sort of a more sophisticated (i.e. darker, more mysterious) version of Wild and Crazy Nail Enamel in Super Dooper Blue with some silver glitter added. Magnificent mysterious magic royal blue! Sapphire indeed! :) Gorgeous! No comments! lol

Finish: pearly creme-frost with silver glitter.

Application: a little bit tricky application because the nail polish is on the thick side and the glitter is a little bit too chunky-gritty, 2 coats (or even 1 would do!) are enough for a full coverage though. Take your time and work slowly, and you won't be disappointed. :)

Retail price: 2,5 USD - 10 EUR.

Pros: gorgeous blue, good coverage (1-2 coats!), pretty bottle, big 3 free.
Cons: strong smell, can be gritty (what's the point of that glitter? huh), the fact that it's so expensive here!

PS For some reason it reminds me one blue Lancome nail polish I saw x times in various magazines over a long period of time, but never remembered its name. :/ Ladies, if you like blue nail polishes, this one is a MUST HAVE!!!

PPS This is how I thought OPI DS Fantasy should look like (minus holo of course)! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Share the love: Ducks

Oh, I have so many drafts with swatches and hauls. I blame Bones and Lost series for taking my free time. lol

I'm continuing my "tradition" of non-beauty related posts for the weekends.

This time I present you ducks, or ducklings to be exact! :) Got my inspiration from Brooke's awesome post. :) Btw, I still haven't "met" ducklings, just mom-ducks this spring. I guess it's quite cold here for these little guys. Imagine, we had some snow a couple of days ago. :/

I adore ducks and ducklings! These are my favourite birds. :) I remember I was asking for a cute little duckling as a pet when I was a little girl. lol I just turned 27 on Thursday (oh my, time flies! I remember I just turned 18 "the other day"! lol) and I still smile (and act... lol) like a little kid when I see ducks. :) Aren't they adorable? Fluffy little cuties! :)

Awwww!!! :)

Hope you enjoyed!

To be continued! Stay tuned!


PS In case you're interested, these pictures were taken in Barcelona and Valencia (Spain) in summer 2007.