Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NOTD: Isadora Coffee & Poetry Fall Collection 2014 - Autumn Leaves!

A quick nail post! I really love fall nail polishes and when I saw the first pictures of this Autumn Leaves nail polish from the Coffee & Poetry 2014 Fall Collection by Isadora, I knew I had to have it. It's a deep purple color with gorgeous golden shimmer!

As you can see, it looks almost green in the bottle because of the amount of shimmer. But then on the nails the shimmers aren't that overpowering. The color is a lovely deeper purple, almost eggplant.

I tried to take some close-ups so you could see that lovely shimmer. All I can say is that it looks better in real life than in these pictures, the shimmers were hard to capture.

This is two coats but it's fully opaque with just one coat. Nice quality indeed! And it lasted a whole week on my nails, so I really love it. I'm not a fan of the wide brush but I really don't mind this time. My only regret is now that I wish I bought a back up... :)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Little Haul! Isadora, L'Oréal, Maybelline, Lumene

A quick haul post for you! I have been cleaning out my makeup drawers and ended up throwing away a few products. So that means I can buy new stuff, right? Most of the times I like to shop online, but this time I went to a few local stores to get some new products for fall.

The most excited thing for me was the new fall collection from Isadora. I got the Twist-up Gloss Stick in the shade Wine Red and one of the nail polishes, Autumn Leaves. Gorgeous colors...! I already had that lovely eyeshadow quad in my hand ready to go home but then I had to get real, I would probably not use it that much. Still thinking about it a little bit though.

This lovely lipgloss in a stick, Red Wine, just perfect! Not too overpowering if you apply it lightly but still buildable if you want a darker wine red look.

Some necessities, a new foundation from L'Oréal because my old Infallible one is almost completely gone. I was going back and forward between that and this True Match one and decided to try something new. I'm not sure about the color match but it's a lovely foundation. Also I got a new Browdrama from Maybelline, I love it, the Dark Brown is a perfect color match for my brows.

I've prefered mineral foundation for a long time now but I also like to sometimes switch up to liquid. Originally I thought I would invest in a Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier foundation but those brands are not available where I live. This is in the shade N1.

 I also got another dark red lip color for the fall. Red Wine from Isadora was the one I had already decided on but then I saw these new Candy Smile Gloss Sticks from Lumene Natural Code. This is in the shade Cherry Pop, such a lovely color!

Superpigmented! I would call this a full on lipstick, not exactly a gloss. It's so pigmented and it doesn't have that glossy feel I expected. Nevertheless, I really like it! But out of these two Red Wine is easier to wear and apply, it's more sheer and therefore I prefer it on a daily basis.

Some other necesseties, a new brush from Tangle Teezer. I wanted a smaller and hand bag friendly version of the normal brush that I love so much. Also a new natural hand cream from Urtekram and a natural face cream from Lavera, I plan to use it as a night cream.

That's my haul, I'm really loving Wine Red and Autumn Leaves from Isadora. Reviews coming soon!

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