Bobbi Brown Nail Lacquer in Turquoise

Another nail polish post :)

Bobbi Brown recently launched Dessert Twilight collection. There are three nail polishes in this collection; Turquoise, Twilight and another one which only sold together in a set (I could not find the name). It’s exciting to see Bobbi Brown releasing a limited nail polish collection. I don’t know whether Bobbi Brown has released any nail polish in the past but since I am too curious about the quality of their nail polishes, I know I should get my hands on any of these colors :)

Initially I almost picked twilight because of it’s beautiful shimmer but I thought I have had few polishes that looks quite similar to twilight. I decided to get turquoise because it looks unique and unusual.

Firstly, I am going to write a review on  the brush of this nail lacquer. Sorry if the picture of the brushes does not look appealing :)

As you can see, Bobbi Brown’s brushes is very thin. It’s quite similar to Chanel’s. However it’s shorter than Chanel. Bobbi Brown’s brush is not wide at all. It’s the same length as Essie but I feel that it’s thinner is size too. I prefer wider brushes like OPI’s or Ciate’s. It helps me to apply nail polish easier and faster. Whereas with Bobbi Brown’s brush, it would take 2-3 times of application of each nail (especially the thumbs and the middle finger). I had no problem with the handle; the length and the size is good for me to control the nail polishing process :)

Now I’d like to compare Turquoise with other blue nail polish I have in my stash.

Obviously none of them are dupe. At first I thought Turquoise would look similar to Dior Nirvana. Surprisingly, they look very different. China Glaze For Audrey is the lightest among them all and OPI Ski Teal We Drop has the darkest tone among the four.

In the pictures below, you can see the swatches of this nail polish. The texture of this nail polish is not fantastic, it’s a little bit thick to apply but still manageable. It took two coats to achieve full opacity. This nail polish lasts perfectly for 5 days with me. On the next day I start to see some chips on few of my nails (FYI I do wash dishes, type on keyboard everyday)

Final Thought:

Turquoise is a unique shade to own. Especially this is from Bobbi Brown that has never released any nail polish collection before (correct me if I am wrong here). The formula is not the best among many brands out there; I did not have the best time of nail polishing process because its formula. However it’s not that streaky until it’s very frustrating to apply (I had that experience before with some other brands :( ) In conclusion, I think this is a nice to have product but definitely not a must have product.

I also has posted a review on one of Bobbi Brown’s lip gloss from Dessert Twilight Collection. You can read it here

Have you seen Bobbi Brown’s Nail Polish in the counter? :)

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All That Glitters Frantic Romantic & Hole Hearted

Time for a indie nail polish post :)

Currently I am a big fan of glitter nail polish. If you have been following our instagram (@memoiselle) , you’ll notice that we have been spamming our instagram with glitter polishes lately. Although glitter polishes are such a pain to remove, I just love staring at those pretty blings on my nails.

I bought these polishes from MeiMei’s Signature . All That Glitters is created solely by Kirsten from USA.  All varnishes start with a base and only glitters, micas or pigments are added to the mix until perfected.  The collection is very limited and precious due to time-consuming production (hand mixed each bottles) and long process to source for essential ingredients. All materials are “3-Free” meaning they do not carry toluene, formaldehyde and/or dibutyl phthalate. All products are cruelty free as well.  Mei Mei’s Signatures is exclusive stockist for All That Glitters in Singapore. (information taken from Meimei’s Signature website)

Frantic Romantic

Frantic romantic is a pink based glittery polish with purple, white and pink glitters. The glitters vary in shapes such as hex and hearts. The polish is really cute :D

I love pink based glittery polish because I can layer it over other polish or just use it by itself. Glittery polish is also great to be used in gradient manicure.

Hole Hearted

What a unique name! Hole hearted is a mixture of black round and hex glitter combined with heart shaped white glitters. I bought this because it reminds me of Lynderella Connect the Dots. I know it’s almost impossible for me to get that polish so I am looking for something similar to it.

All that glitter Hole Hearted is very nice to be applied on top of bright colors. In the swatches below, I applied Hole Hearted on top of OPI Don’t Talk Bach to Me from OPI Germany Collection. It’s quite difficult to reach the heart shaped glitter because all the heart shaped glitter are drowned at the bottom of the bottle. However this is not a big problem as I will put the bottle upside down so it will be easier for me to reach the heart shaped glitters.

 

Do you like buying indie polish? What’s your favorite brand? Share it in the comment box below :)

 

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Another haul and experience with HopShopGo!

Some of you probably realized how things in Sydney here are mostly overpriced and I’m in a point where I get tired to pay almost double in cosmetics or skin care products. Then I thought I just try HopShopGo service where they gave me US address and I can have my items sent to my US address and they will forward it to me here in Australia. After browse and ask them questions I finally ordered few product, its quite a long process though. So I ordered some from Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. I would suggest buying from Saks because they allow the billing and shipping address in two different countries while Nordstorm can’t (I could be wrong but I tried and Nordstrom can’t process my order). So for Nordstrom I use ‘Buy For Me’ service which they buy on my behalf but incur 10% service fee while for Saks’ order I used ‘Ship For Me’ service.

They have excellent and easy access website which you can track your item has arrived or not in the US address etc. My Nordstrom package arrived first in US address (you can track it from your account) and guess what, 3 items with weight only 200 0r 300 grams, they charged me 1.5kg (they do charged based on dimension of the box). It shocked me because I ordered much more from Saks and how much they gonna charge me. Luckily, my Saks’ package only weight 1kg, I don’t know why but total shipping cost me around AUD40. I’m happy with it, when I get my package I know why there is a weird shipping cost calculation.

The first picture is from Nordstorm using ‘Buy For Me’ serivce, such a big box for 3 eye shadows with no padded, bubble wrap whatsoever. Fortunately, nothing broke. I assumed that’s not the initial package from Nordstrom, while the Saks package is so lovely, padded nicely and the box totally fit perfectly with the items I bought. Overall, its worth it if you buy few things and I would use ‘Ship For Me’ service but maybe not the ‘Buy For Me’ service.

Enough with the rambling, now here’s the interesting part:

I also bought Burberry Sheer Summer Glow which has been reviewed by Meryl :) That’s all I’ve got from US but I didn’t stop at that I also  got couple things from Singapore, Ebay, etc.

I blame my exam anxiety for all this damage to my wallet :p Proper post with better quality pictures coming up in a week or less I hope, once I get my camera back from my friend who borrow it for Lady Gaga’s concert.

Anyone can recommend other shipping companies other than HopShopGo? Also share your experience with HopShopGo, I would love to know as well.

Have a good weekend everyone and don’t forget to enter Groupon Giveaway!

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Swatches

Hello All!

OPI has just released OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection! When I was a kid, I’d go crazy over Mickey & Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh! They are my favorite character of all time. I still love to watch classic Disney’s movies until now. I think it’s true that each one of us would still have that childishness inside of us :) I am really glad that finally I have got all the shades in OPI Minnie Mouse Vintage Collection! Minnie Mouse collection screams reds and pinks which are my favorite!

This collection consists of 4 colors:

Nothin’ Mousie Bout It : Pink Flakies with heart shaped glitter inside

I’m All Ears: Magenta Red with Micro Shimmers

If You Moust You Moust: Creme bright pink color

The Color of Minnie: a rich red shimmer

I have layered Nothin Mousie Bout It over each color in this collection:

Actually I am liking all these combinations. They look colorful and lively! However if I would have to choose a favorite combination, my pick would be I’m All Ears Layered under Nothin Mousie Bout It. It looks so girly :)

Let’s take a look of the swatch on my nails

Nothin Mousie Bout It is a pink flakie polish with heart chunks glitters. For me, this is the star of this collection. It’s very cute and unusual for OPI to have such a cutie polish. The application was not smooth, it was thick and very hard to control. I had difficulties in taking the heart shaped glitter, however I watch OPI video on Youtube and it helped me a lot to apply this polish.

I’m All Ears is a red magenta glitter polish. This is a jelly polish that need 3 coats to have full opacity. In the picture above, I applied 2 coats of polish. I am fine with “see through” look on my nails. The application of this polish was fine. It was smooth and easy to control.

If You Moust You Moust is a pink creme polish. This is the color that I least like from this collection. There’s nothing really special about this color; however since I don’t have this kind of pink in my polish stash, I don’t mind having it. I read in few nail polish blog that this is a very similar to OPI Short Story. I don’t have OPI Short Story so I can’t show you how it looks like to you, but you can refer to this post from The PolishAholic . I layered Nothin Mousie Bout It on top of If You Moust You Moust on my middle finger and index finger. I avoid having a too much look on my nails so I only applied it on 2 fingers.

Last but not least, it’s The Color of Minnie. When I first saw this polish swatch on the beauty blogsphere, I wasn’t really into this color. I thought it would just be boring. But after looking at it in the bottle, I immediately fell in love with it. The red color is so bright and sexy. Although there’s a minimal brush strokes issue, the formula of this polish was good. No problem exists after two coats of polish.

There you go! I have swatched every single polish from OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection and I am feeling happy that I am able to do this for you all :) My favorite polish of this collection is surely Nothin Mousie ‘Bout It, if I have to pick a runner up, I would choose I’m All Ears.

Which one is your favorite?

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Butter London Trout Pout Swatches and Comparisons

I have been wanting to grab Butter London Trout Pout for a long time but unfortunately it has been sold out since the first time I visited Butter LONDON in Takashimaya. Luckily when I went there few days ago, I spotted Trout Pout and immediately grab it. I don’t want to lose this for the second time! :p

Trout Pout is a peachy pink creme color, no shimmer at all. The application wasn’t smooth at the first coat but everything was good at the second coats. This is great for both spring and summer color. Honestly I feel that the name for this polish is a bit awkward for this color but who cares about the naming when we have a nice color like this! :)

Looking at my polish stash, I found these 4 that might look similar. I am happy that none of them is a dupe! Nicole by OPI Reach Out seems to be the closest to Trout Pout, however NOPI Reach Out is more towards sheer rather and Trout Pout is a creme.

Have you picked anything from Butter LONDON recently? Share with us in the comment box below :)

 

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