SkinFood Nail Vita

So I bought these guys when I was in Korea December 2010. I used them all once, while I was there, and basically didn’t touch them again.

It would only make sense to swatch them right??

Skinfood Nail Vita BL513 Deep Blue
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection

This reminds me of China Glaze Frostbite. Just a really loud electric blue. Unfortunately this one chips quite quickly one me.
Skinfood Nail Vita VI407 Puppy Purple (I don’t get this name…)
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection

I can’t resist purples, so this was actually the first one I put in my basket. It didn’t quite translate on the nail though…I like it in the bottle more. Maybe add another layer of a super shiny topcoat will do the trick? However this was one of the other ones that just chipped like crazy…
Skinfood Nail Vita VI408 Violet Stone
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection

Violet Stone was a fluke. I didn’t even have it on my list to get, but when I saw it in store, I knew it had to come home with me. I love that there is a mix of glitter colours to really make this a stunner. I can see myself SOG Sandwich Manicuring this, so that it would be super shiny in the end…drool..

Skinfood Nail Vita BR612 Cappuccino
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection
Skinfood Nail Vita Selection

This was bought because I didn’t really have a colour like this in my collection. Even now, I have yet to buy something really similar (maybe a very distant cousin would be the OPI Fozzie one…but not really). In any case, this one wore surprisingly well, considering Deep Blue chipped off in chunks.

Anyway, I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but according to the website it would be ~$1.50CAN. Which might explain why I got such poor wear out of the purple one. I remember half my nail chipping right off the first day of wear -___-

But the colours are quite gorgeous, and they did last longer over my soak off gel (which also explains the weird lines you see on my ring finger in the pictures. Basically I had laid tape as part of decoration for my SOG manicure, but having only used one coat of the topcoat, it started peeling off. So I yanked it off, leaving the nail a little raggedy).

In any case, those are my Skinfood Nail Vita goodies. It isn’t my first dabble in to the Nail Vita line though. I actually have one from…2003(?) in my stash somewhere. A gift I had received from a dongseng friend who had gone to Korea that year. Now that was a jelly polish :) If I find it, I will try and swatch it for the blog.

English Skinfood Site (but no ecommerce)
Korean Skinfood Site

By the way, you might want to check out a post I posted earlier this week :)

Hope everyone is bundled up warm lately! Don’t want to freeze any appendages…

June in Pictures…(the first 7 days…)

So Tamara over at Beauty Thesis, posted a new photo a day for June. Anyway, I wanted to try and participate but decided to lump them…So here are the first 7 days…


1 Summer Inspiration

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My summer inspirations are the fun prints I could wear.
The first two tops from the left are from Stitches, the black and white one is from Mexx, the bue one is from Anne Klein, and the last one is a dress from Express that I picked up at the end of last summer.

2 Coral
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Truthfully I don’t get coral. Orange-y pinks? Hard to pin point in my view. So I went by name lol
We have Benefit Coralista, a LE Marcelle Blush I got from the Lisa’s Sale a few years back, and Loreal Wet Lip Shine in Coral Tattoo (which is more orange)

3 Refreshing
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Evian Mineral Water Spray, Avene Thermal Spring Water spays are a constant stocked product for me. I spay them on my face when it gets really hot, and had a mini spray that I used to keep in my softball bag when I’d play. That way I could refresh my arms and legs as well. I am looking in to trying out the La Roche Posay one, as they mentioned they are having a bonus promotion right now. Something like a 300ml for $17? I believe. Oh, just remembered I forgot about Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief. I use that too depending on my skin.

4 Favourites from May
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Annabelle Smoothie in Down 2 Earth (LE from last year, but I got at Lisa’s Cosmetic Sale)
Annabelle CC Compact *, easy to tote for day touch ups. Not a fan of the brush, as it is rough, but there is also a mirror in the bottom compartment. The YSL gel blush was a product that was handed down to me by Meredith of Etu and You. It is VERY light in terms of colour for me, but it gave me a hint of colour that didn’t make me look too made up. The Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge in #10 has been a staple for me. Just a lovely colour. The Tokidoki Roller Ball Perfume is Adios (the black skull one), that I picked up on clearance at Sephora. For some reason this scent had been my go to for May. Plus it was easy to tote. On the days I didn’t want to use too much colour, I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Sin. It helped neutralize my lids, and give it a slight pop of colour. The two go to lipsticks were Marcelle’s Rouge Expression in Attitude *, and Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Rose (my default lipstick).

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I forgot to add this in the picture, but I bought the Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water when I found it on sale. I had been hearing about this A LOT as it seems to be a staple for many on twitter. I can TOTALLY understand the hype. Basically it does melt products quite decently, but what I like about it more is for another reason. I actually won a giveaway that was hosted by MACnunu for Shu Uemura. Anyway I had mentioned I might get one of the Cleansing Oils, but Christine mentioned that it wasn’t a wash off, so to keep that in mind. Most of my oils are not wash offs, so I hadn’t thought about that. When it gets warmer, you do want to just come home and remove your face makeup. Usually I just use a baby wipe to remove it, and then wash my face later on when I am about to get to bed. Washing my face twice, when my face is always on the oily side, would aggravate it more. That is when the Cleansing water comes in handy. It does say to put it on a cotton pad, but I have squirted a pump in to my cupped hand, and then applied to one side of my face. Repeat on the other side. Then I massage my face for a minute, and rise off.

5 Summer Time Skin Care
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Sometimes it gets too warm, and I can’t fall asleep. So I usually stash a few sheet face masques in the fridge. That way I can cool my face and then fall asleep a little better. The sheet masques that I use are the My Beauty Diary ones, which can be found at T&T (that is the black and white on, bottom). The Innisfree ones are new that my friend brought back from Korea with my haul. The other one is The Face Shop Pearl masque. The Hello Kitty one was so cute I needed to add it. I received two of these from Watercoloursky to try out.

Other things I find important for myself is clay masques. I usually use the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, but I hate the removal. Luckily Montagne Jeunesse has come out with their clay infused sheet masques *. I wrote about the event I went to HERE.

Finally, when it warms up, I use Clinique Moisture Surge. I find that this isn’t very helpful for me during the winter, but it is light enough to use in the summer. Then there is eyecream, in this case I am still using the Vasanti Eyewonder. I find that it moisturizes my eyes, helps to minimize the look of my dark circles, and generally just helps with a smoother application of makeup in the morning.

6 Makeup Tip
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When the weather starts getting warmer (or I need them to last), I apply Urban Decay Primer Potion on my eyebrows (sometimes on the lips depending on the product). I rub in a little, wait for it to dry a bit, then apply the brow powder. It will make it harder to blend, so take your time when shaping your brow.

On a side note, my UDPP is taped up because it basically split around the neck of the product. Was SUPER annoying. Should have got it exchanged, but I only started using it nearly a year after I bought it, so didn’t think I could return it to Sephora anymore. Anyway I depot it, and then tape it up so that it doesn’t dry out too quickly.


7 Look- Day Time Fabulous

When it get warmer, I get lazier. Bad, I know. Anyway I like to keep things simple, so I go for a soft wash of colour, slightly winged liner, and then kick it up with a brighter lip.
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Here I used for my eye…
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
MAC
Benefit Erase Paste
Make Up For Ever Eye Seal
Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner *
Annabelle Expandable Mascara *
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Sweet Tart

*Products marked with an “*” have been provided by the company, otherwise the rest of the other products have been bought with my own funds*

On a side note, if you are in Mississauga, check out the Ardene Outlet located just west of Dundas and Dixie.

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They are having various promotions, and I was able to snag tights for their 10/$10 deal. There weren’t many sizes, but they had a lot of colours. They aren’t too bad for $1, especially if you can find the fleece lined ones! I LOVE them in the winter, the only way I can wear skirts in the winter really. Fell in love with them back in the winter of 2010, and have been using them ever since.

Dundas
1225 Dundas Street East
Mississauga Ontario Canada L4Y-2C5

Goodies from Korea~

I just wanted to share what were essential items to get from Korea for my haul.

Goodies From Korea

The non-beauty items…

Goodies From Korea

I love the Daiso Gift Baggies. I use them for all gifts that I give. I find that they are more expensive here. The blue and pink one is only ~$1CAN for 24, and the clear white one is ~$1CAN for 40. Steal!

I also needed new pens. I usually use 0.34 pens, and these ones are actually 0.3, just a tad thicker than what I usually use. Really don’t notice it. I can’t remember how much these guys were.

These are the beauty things I got my friend to pick up for me…

Goodies From Korea
Goodies From Korea

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick ~10,000won
Innisfree Vivd Tint Rouge x2 ~10,000won
Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner 1,000won
Skinfood Eyebrow Brush x3 2,500won
Skinfood Eyeliner Brush 3,000w

With those goodies, came samples of course…

Goodies From Korea

Will look in to using them, and see. I’m excited to see how the Green Tea Cleansing Oil will work (I’m a cleansing oil nut).

Anyway, I will be posting pictures of the tints this upcoming week (I Hope! :D)

Day 04 Multipurpose…

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I actually hadn’t thought of using my MAC Pigments as my multipurpose product! I only realized when I saw Beautythesis’ post on Instagram haha…fail on my part.

Usually when I think of multipurpose, I think of my cream lip and cheek stuff.

They are love for me.

I should have posted about my Bobbi Brown, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I put it…so instead I have this to pop up on my page yet again

I really do like them, so why not :)

Check out the “yet again” link to see swatches and a review^^