Disney’s ‘Ocean Mist’ for a Splendid St. Patrick’s Day Nail Polish

Did you know that Disney has its own polish line? Yes! And who else could make such magical shades as this one?…

DSCF0400This is ‘Ocean Mist’. Isn’t it a great, sparkly green for the advent of Spring, fanciful leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day?…

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Sadly, photos do not even begin to show the almost holographic sparkles in this polish. The various colors are so tiny that you have to stare super hard to see them individually…

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I don’t know if this is a shade that Ariel would wear as much as I imagine Ursula sporting it. In person, it is not subdue. I had more people ask me if I was wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day. Yea, well, that too. But I received this find bottle of polish in a Secret Santa gift exchange…

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And it is special just because of that. I will mention, however, that this polish glided on like a fine Disney on ice skier. I have on just two coats and the leveling ability is star quality. Just remember when you take it off, you are going to be left with some of these teeny bits of glitter as a souvenir of your Disney polish, like a fine ‘Ocean Mist’. The wear was average for me, 4 days with a Color Club Eco Top Coat. Even though ‘Ocean Mist’ didn’t need a top coat to add any shine, I do it to get extended wear.

Are you sporting your green for March? Have you tried any of Disney’s polishes.

 

ELF Disney Villain Palette: Maleficent

The ELF Disney Villain palettes were released late last summer at Walgreens but, I’m still enjoying the looks. Maleficent it my second favorite next to Ursula!…

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For some status quo reason, women villains, most often, have red lips. We can talk about Freud on that all day! So, if you like sultry, red lips, you’ll get them with Maleficent, unlike with Cruella…

DSCF0103 DSCF0106This is truly a gloss. As you can see, in just the short moments of application to getting the photo snapped, the gloss settled into the lines in my skin. I made sure to use a lip liner when I wore this one on my lips…

DSCF0112I can tell in the photo that the gloss is just itchin’ to bleed outside my lip line! Yet, this gloss did have some staying power with the help of ELF’s lip primer. I was more than surprised. And, the Prestige lip liner was a must. I still love this shade of red though. In a sea of blood reds, this one isn’t the same ol’ same blue red. I like it. I just wish it didn’t want to make such a speedy exit off my lips.

All four of the villain sets come with a very nice shadow brush, a black pencil eyeliner, a black liquid eyeliner, eye shadow primer and a mascara that is the true villain in these collections. It’s dry, flaky and worthless. When you get these sets, just toss that right out. Truthfully, the shadow brush more than makes up for it. I’m happy to have more than 4 of the same ones.

The shadow palette is a mixture of shades that don’t seem to coordinate but, you are being fooled if you think that!…

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Do you have a ritual you use when you know that your shadows are going to be heavy with fall-out? You’ll want to plan for that. Other than that, this powders have some great pigmentation and play together swimmingly…

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The matte, inky black is perfect for those that like to use a powder shadow for an eyeliner rather than a pencil or liquid. I used the shadow first and then used the liquid to edge right into the lash line. I had ultra-staying power for the entire eye look. The silvery shade in the lower left-hand corner brightens up the inside corners of my eyes for a wide-awake look. These shades are devilish fun to play with…

DSCF0128 DSCF0118Inside the top flaps, you get a tutorial on a vampy day look…
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Be inspired by Maleficent’s look but, know that when you look in the mirror, you ARE the fairest of all.

I was the kid that would ask questions that couldn’t be answered. I always wanted to know why Snow White’s dad thought Maleficent was a great wife and why didn’t he just hire a nanny to take care of her? I told you I asked the hard to answer questions!

 

 

2013 Disney Villain ELF Palettes: Cruella De Vil

Fair warning: These sets are done and gone! I run across a straggler every now and then when prowling around at Walgreens. I’m talking about the Villians’ makeup sets from ELF. I got all four and with just a couple of exceptions, I love these. Here’s Cruella De Vil…

swatches and dining table 004 swatches and dining table 005 swatches and dining table 009This one has the biggest of all of the disappointments…..who thought it was OK to put in a PEACH lippie in a Cruella De Vil palette??!!! Sort of…..cruel, eh???

But, the rest of the items are awesome…

swatches and dining table 010All of the palettes had a mascara, liquid eyeliner and a pencil liner. All in black, sadly.

The packaging provides a day and a nighttime look…

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And, here’s the lippie….dang it! And I don’t even care one bit for this peachy shade, either…

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You’ll be happier with the shadows. These were pigmented and blendable…

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swatches and dining table 030 swatches and dining table 031Of the four sets, the Cruella De Vil one is my least favorite. I feel the basic red, black and white look she has was totally forsaken. Her name was slapped on this set and not ‘inspired’ by her one iota.

That aside, I still like the shadow colors…

swatches and dining table 043 swatches and dining table 041Did you get your Disney Villain sets? I bought 2 photo editing programs this Cyber Monday. I can’t wait to learn how to fix white balance. It has always eluded me.

I Spy…Revlon PhotoReady Palettes & Sally Hansen Winter Holiday Nail Strips

Talk about a double-edged sword! As a merchandiser, I work in retail stores. Not just one but many. And, while I adore being able to find new stuff, it also makes it hard to not purchase that stuff. Today I managed to keep my pocketbook in my car.

But, I did spy some cool things. This Revlon display caught my eye and I hadn’t even started looking! I was merchandising my products, which so happen to be right by the Harmon Department at a Christmas Tree Shops…

My cell phone camera doesn’t pick up the richness of the colors. However, except for a compelling packaging, I am sure I have dupes of these shades in my hundreds of shadow palettes and mineral shadows, at home. That’s how I reason with myself to not make a purchase. I am, actually, saving up for the Makeup Show next month.

My car went by Walgreens on the way home. I had to check to see what they had that I could possibly pass up. Yes, I was torturing myself…

Good heavens! Halloween is 4 weeks away and I spied Christmas nail strips. Sigh. Well, these are cute. I’m just not ready to start wearing Winter holiday stuff yet.

The elf Disney Villain palettes have been very successful. I reviewed all three on different posts:

Cruella Palette

Evil Queen Palette

Maleficent Palette

Now I find some simply horrid candy to go along with them. There are two more female villains to menace you. Seriously, I think that is poisonous candy. Yuck!!!…

I’m still good at keeping my dollars in my pocket. But I’m chomping at the bit for the Makeup Show to get here November 3 and 4.

Maleficent: elf Limited Edition Disney Villain Palette

Before I had a chance to dig in and do a thorough review, I mentioned I purchased the Limited Edition elf Disney Villain Palettes here. I reviewed Cruella’s Palette, first, here. The Evil Queen, my favorite of all three, I reviewed here.

Now, for the last of the three, Maleficent: Sinister Smoky Eyes…

Of all the villains in this collection, Maleficent has the best look. Change out her garb and she looks quite benign, actually. Sultry, not evil.

The false eyelashes are bold…

The Day Evil shades…

Spindle; Sceptre; Fog of Doom; Fauna.  ‘Spindle’ has a sheen to it. But, ‘Fauna’ is your matte in this group.

Have I sufficiently convinced you that I’m mad about these lip and cheek pencils?…

The Night Villain shadows are truly smoky…

Misfortune; Forest of Thorns; Deep Sleep; Diablo. Diablo is actually a very matte charcoal soot color.

The eyeliner, while glittery and pretty, just doesn’t translate well, sadly…

I would use this over another eyeliner. And even then, I don’t think it would show much sparkle.

And, the pencil doesn’t disappoint…

Enjoy some swatches…

If you are inclined, you can use the mirror that is in the book…

Each book has a day/night look tutorial and they are so doable. You can view them on my post here. This collection is a Limited Edition, so you may not want to sit on the fence too long deciding if you want them or not. For $10 each, I think they are better than the price tag. I hope elf will do something similar to this again.

Did you find your palettes at Walgreens? It is my  understanding that is the only place you will be able to find these.

Evil Queen: elf Limited Edition Disney Villain Palette

elf has very recently released a set of 3 Disney female villains makeup palettes. This is a limited edition that I could NOT miss out on. This post is the second of three and it is showcasing the Evil Queen. You can read the first review on Cruella by clicking here. I posted here the different looks presented as tutorials in each palette.

The Evil Queen: Devious Dramatic Eyes is my favorite palette of the three…

I would never have guessed that the Evil Queen would have such luscious lashes…

These are the Day Evil eye shadows…

One Bite; Vanity; Narcissistic; Potion. ‘Vanity’ is the matte in this foursome.

The pencil that is for lips AND cheeks is a secret delight from these sets…

And here they are all carefully swatched on my wrist…

‘Vanity’ is practically the color of my flesh. ‘Potion’ is a bit crumbly and will give some fallout.

As with Cruella’s palette, the eyeliner brush is terrible and the top to the tube doesn’t seem to be properly flush, but I do like the liner itself…

These shades are for the Night Villain look…

Fairest of the Land; Majesty; Peddler’s Cloak; Poison Apple. ‘Poison Apple’ is the matte this time. The others are shimmery.  And, ‘Fairest of the Land’ has that icy/purpley/blue shift in it. A little touch of that on the center of the lips will lure in your Prince Charming!!!

The pencil for the night look is just as stunning…

Swatchy, swatchy…

‘Majesty’, the purple, is blotchy, but again, I am using just a swab to swipe the colors. A good makeup brush would make all the difference. You can see, just a bit, of ‘Fairest of the Land’ color shift. And even ‘Poison Apple’ is actually more black than the photo displays. The second photo I had to add to highlight the pencil color. It’s apple red, isn’t it?

Kayla has no problems dropping by my makeshift studio…

I love these darker, more dramatic colors. They suit the Evil Queen’s look. And if she wasn’t such a murderess, she could be a Beautiful Queen. I know her palette will play quite nicely with the other two in this collection.

Do you like the darker shadows best?

Cruella: elf Limited Edition Disney Villain Palette

Today was a fun day. I swatched and played with my new elf Disney Villains palettes. These are limited editions so, if you want them, I think you better high-tail it to Walgreens before they are gone.

Each of the three palettes are getting their own post and review from me. That way, I don’t have one HUGE post and I can share more details from each.

I did an EOTD with the Cruella: Evil Everyday Eyes palette, so I’ll start with her…

My gosh! These lashes are beautiful. I look forward to trying them on. They are fuller than what I normally use so, it will be fun to try a new style.

The top 4 shadows are for the Day Evil look…

Puppy Love; Coat of Dreams; Cruelty; Sewage. For those that love neutral colors, this palette will make you happy. Cruelty is a very gorgeous, mossy green. These are the shadows I’ll show at the end for an EOTD look.

This is the first pencil and it can be used for lips and cheeks, as with all the pencils…

I’m floored with how creamy these pencils are. I bet I’m going to wish they were not so stubby in size.

Swatched out…

I swatched these in the same order shown in the palette. All but ‘Puppy Love’ are shimmer shadows. The eyeliner is jet black. I tried to make a steady line but the brush is not great, at all. You will notice there is a bit of crumbs with ‘Sewage’. Not terrible, as I swatch with a swab. But, what I wanted to show you in the second photo is just how pretty the pencil color is. Surprisingly, the pencils are not named.

Now for the Night Villain look…

Spoiled; Maniac; Little Beasts; Extinction. I hear cheers from the neutral shadow-loving people! ‘Little Beasts’ is the closest to a matte with these four. However, I hesitate to even call it a matte. I see just the slightest bit of sheen to it. And you will notice how crumbly ‘Extinction’ is. That’s just with using a swab to ‘gently’ brush over the powders.

Here they are swatched…

Seriously, that pencil is a hot color! I had to try that one out…

I love bold lips and the evening look pencil does not hold bold back. I got into it more with the day look shadows…

It’s a bit hard to tell, but I did use the same pencil on my lips to color my right cheek. I don’t have any makeup on my face; no foundation or powder….BARE!!! I didn’t put on any mascara either. So, I just did the Day Evil tutorial from the book, without the eye primer and, used the Night Villain pencil for my right cheek and for my lips.

Gosh (again)! These are very awesome. There are a few shadows that are crumbly but none of them are hard. The eyeliner brush is crap but, I like the smooth glide of the product. I found the shades easy to apply and blend together.

Cruella is my least favorite villain. Probably why ‘101 Dalmatians’ is my least favorite Disney movie too. Maybe it’s that Cruella isn’t deadly gorgeous as Maleficent and Evil Queen. She looks like a maniac, crazed woman, which of course, she is. Yet, all of that aside, I adore this palette. I feel I got better than my $10 I spent on this.

What is your opinion on Cruella’s palette for Evil Everyday Eyes?

elf: Disney Villainous Women Palettes

These elf palettes are causing quite a stir in beauty blogsphere…

This is a fast and furious posting as I will do a more, in depth review this weekend. I wanted to get this up so you can see what they are all about. I picked these up at Walgreens yesterday. I found them on the checkout counter in the cosmetics department.

Shall we start? This is Maleficent: Sinister Smoky Eyes…

Wickedly wonderful, right?!!!

Check out the Evil Queen: Devious Dramatic Eyes. She must be so horrible, she didn’t get a name!…

I think the Evil Queen gives a whole new meaning to ‘drop dead gorgeous’.

Lastly, is Cruella: Evil Everyday Eyes. Did anyone else see the similarities when they watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’?…

Luckily, her look doesn’t have to be so manic on you!

Each of these palettes has the following:

8 Shadows; 2 Lip and Cheek Pencils; 1 Shadow Primer; 1 Liquid Eyeliner; 1 Set of False Lashes; 1 Tube of Lash Glue; and they state ‘1 Mirror’…

Yikes! I have enough issues using a regular makeup mirror, much less this! But, in all fairness, I left the plastic covers in place until I do a proper swatching. So, maybe there is a protective film over the mirror part.

On the opposite side of the makeup, the overlay that shows two different looks: Ingenious!! And, the looks are very doable. Also, I like the idea of the pencil doubling as a lip liner and cheek color. I hope that does a great job.

The young woman that was in the cosmetics department, when I found these, went to get another worker after I told her about the sensation these limited edition palettes are causing. She wanted me to tell her too. I think I had them both in my spell!!!  Bwaaahaaahaaaahaaaaaa!

More details this weekend!