Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nail Goodies Haul & Mini Rimmel 'Lasting Finish Pro' Review @ 12:36 AM

Here I am with the promised update. I'm going to post a haul of nail polishes & decos. But first I'm going to bore everyone with a bit of my current life talk~

Life has been fairly hectic & busy since I picked up a second job at the office. I work 6 days a week including my old part-time job but it's helping pay off my student loan so I can't complain. The work is repetitive & easy so I've grown use to sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours a day. My eyes are a tad bit tired & dry at the end of the day though~ Overall I'm quite happy despite being so busy (^___^)

I can' believe the holiday season is almost upon us! It's my absolute favourite time of the year. Besides the 'lovely' fact that I'm becoming a year older in just 2 more weeks, the holiday cheer that seems to be every where is something I love. Did anyone start their holiday shopping yet? I haven't... Honestly I think I wait til the last minute because I like the holiday rush...


 I've been purchasing a lot of nail polish in the last month or so. I don't know why I suddenly got really into it and kept buying more & more.

{Left to right: Sunset Orange, Stiletto Red & English Rose}

 I first picked up these Rimmel polishes in Stiletto Red for fun because I didn't have a single red in my polish collection. Upon first use I was quite astonished & impressed by it.


What was so impressive about this polish was the brush was thicker & flatter than most of the polishes that I've had. This allowed for much more controlled strokes & the large brush enabled more area to be covered with one stroke. For someone as clumsy as myself, this brush was a miracle because I hardly painted onto my own finger.

What disappointed me a little was that it took at least 2 coats to build the colour that it's suppose to look like. For example, with the Stiletto Red, with only 1 application, it looked like magenta. It was only after the second application that you could see the darkness of the red come through.Also, it says that it's 'chip resistant' but I found it started to chip the next day. However I feel like this problem would've been avoided if I had worn a proper top coat.

Overall, I would say I love Rimmel's 'Lasting Finish Pro' collection of polishes. The brushes make polish application easy and less messy. There's not many colours to choose from but the existing collection is quite attractive already.Plus, it's a great buy for just $4CAD a bottle.


 {OPI: Black Onyx; China Glaze: Recycle; OPI: Tickle My France-y}

I also grabbed some OPI & China Glaze polishes because they were on sale. Black polish is practically a necessity in any girls collection if they wear nail polish.

Here's a swatch of 2 applications of the colours:

Besides purchasing the polishes, I was fortunate enough to come across these little gems.



I bought a box of tiny jewels & large pieces of glitter flecks to do some artsy projects. So far I haven't had any inspiration yet so I've been stowing these away in hopes something will hit me and then they'll be put into proper use.

Next post I'm going to post some Fall/Winter coordinates~

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