Studio M: Sparks Fly For A Holiday Look

It’s a crying shame that there are no Rite Aid drugstores in Florida. However, it’s a stroke of luck that I have a friend in Wisconsin, where there are RA, who can pick up some polishes for me. And when I saw the new Studio M polishes, I was burning up my email begging my friend to snag me some. I made this one into a Holiday manicure…

nail swatches Gosh 001nail swatches Gosh 002 nail swatches Gosh 003“Sparks Fly’ is very unique in my collection. The name is cute and I love hairy glitter. It doesn’t seem that many folks like bar glitter, but I do!

nail swatches Gosh 005 nail swatches Gosh 004Using Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’ from their Moon Candy collection, I whipped up some Holiday cheer for my nails. This dark green creme is almost a blackened green on the nails. But it does allow the red and silver glitter to twinkle…

nail swatches Gosh 009I did have to do a bit of glitter fishing as the bars would all end up at the tip. And, up close you can see that the clear base didn’t always smooth out.

Using Lumos Instant Impact Base Coat, I applied 2 coats of  Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’and then two coats of Studio M’s ‘Sparks Fly’…

nail swatches Gosh 015A lighter green shade would have given me the perfect look I was going for. But, Revlon’s Moon Drops creme polishes are some of the easiest cremes to work with. I don’t mind this creation.

Do you like hairy glitters? Does this manicure make you think of a big, mess of curly Christmas ribbons?

Milani Monday: Face Of The Day

This Milani Monday is a FOTD look. I used all Miani cosmetics to create it. Let’s start with the two eye shadows that I based this look around. These are from the Runway Eyes collection, which is a core collection…

‘Silver Charm’ is a soft color; not overly metallic-looking at all. ‘Royalty’ is a purply-violet that has lots of shimmer to it. ‘Royalty’ looks pink in the photos, but it is a lot more purple, which will show better in the swatches…

It might look like the sparkles are over-spray. However, I swirled into the pan and it stayed shimmery through.

I swatched both wet and dry. The larger swatch is dry while the narrow swatch is done wet…

‘Royalty’ is showing truer in the swatches.

To create my look, I used Milani for everything but the translucent facial powder. These are the Milani products I used…

From the top: my very favorite mascara, Total Lash Cover in Black; the lipstick is ‘Pink Love’; on top of the lipstick I used Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss in ‘Quick Flash’; I used two different eyeliners, both from the Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow collection, ‘Green Safari’ and ‘Brown Deluxe’; and as the liner under my eyes, I used Color Play Felt-tip Liquid Pen in ‘White Line’.

This is how I got them all together…

Without a doubt, Milani’s products are very pigmented. I did the shadows wet and I couldn’t be happier with the intensity and blendability. The lipstick and gloss complimented each other very well.

In self-portraits, why is the nose made to look so huge!?? I wish it would make my lips look bigger. LOL

Do you have any of these Milani products?