Sunday, September 8, 2013

My newest addiction! High End Blushes!!!

Hi, Everyone!  I hope you are doing fine and that things are going good for you.

You might have noticed that I took a little break from blogging and from nail polish,etc.  in general and basically dropped off the face of the earth.  Things got REALLY crazy at work and they still are crazy but I decided that I needed to take sometime for myself to do things that interest me so here I am in my little slice of the internet again.  While I have been away I have done very little shopping for nails :( but on the positive side, I have discovered a love for makeup.  Don't be scared you won't see me making an tutorials on YouTube anytime soon but I have taken some baby steps and purchased some high end (probably classified as mid end to the hard core MUA). Because the items were by no means cheap for me, I am choosing to refer to them as high end. ;)

Over the course of the past couple years I have acquired 18 Nars blushes and 9 Tarte blushes for my baby makeup stash and for the most part they are all loved.  I know there has been mass debate about which one is better and depending on who you ask you are bound to get different answers. So I will let you know which one that I am loving the most after  I post pan pics and swatches of both collections. 

When I dipped my toes in the deep end of the high end blush pool many moons ago  I started off with NARS Love Joy  at a Sephora SA suggestion since I am a WOC ( woman of color) And that is one of the most flattering colors for us.  I really  liked the packaging, the silkiness of the product, the payoff as far as pigmentation,  etc.  Pretty much anything that you can think of to say positive minus  the expense.  But as they say sometimes you get what you pay for or so I believed at that point in my life  so I got over the heartburn of the price pretty quickly.  Flash forward 10+ years  and I am out looking for a blush to treat myself for having to deal with all of the drama that I am dealing with at work.  So I ordered online NARS Armour because I wanted a blush to brighten my face and make me look less tired and stressed.  I fell in love all over again with NARS. Some months later my blushes pro created in their drawers and I have now have a pretty healthy collection. I am planning to post some pics and swatches tomorrow once the sun comes out. 

It is good to be back!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope that everyone had a good day with their loved ones. My DH had to work today but he was so sweet he bought me a dozen roses and some chocolates. We are planning on celebrating tomorrow (weather permitting...since we are expecting 3-4 inches of snow overnight and some black ice. So the roads will be nasty.)

I thought that I would show you what I wore today.

OPI's Sun-body Loves Me.  Not the traditional red but I love orange-y reds and bright colors so this one suits me just perfectly. Plus the name is just so cute.

And what I wore last week was....

OPI's DS Glamour.  This has to be one of my favorite colors of all times. My goodness this color just makes me weak in the knees. My pics don't do it justice and please excuse the dry skin. Winter is so very cruel.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good night everyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sally Hansen Honeydew

Sally Hansen Honeydew, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.
Today I bring you a gorgeous color that I have wanted to get my hands on for the longest time. It was worth the wait.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

China Glaze VIII

Good Morning, Everyone!

Today I would like to show you China Glaze's VIII

I ABSOLUTELY L-O-V-E this color. It applied so nicely and it is one of the vampiest colors that I have ever had the pleasure to use. I don't wear vampies as often as I would like but next time I am in the mood for a vamp then this one will be the one that I reach for. (This picture was snapped without a topcoat. See how glossy it is? And I also would like to apologize for the lighting. It has been gray and overcast for it seems the last month or so. I am so sick of winter!!!)

I hope that you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Long time no see

I apologize to those of you that visit my blog for my absence. With the holidays, work, and the flu not to mention my loss of power for 3 days it has been hard for me to update my blog. I thought that I would share with you my current NOTD which is OPI Play Till Midnight. I didn't realize that this polish had little glitters. I couldn't see them when I wore it today during the day but they definitely pop under a daylight bulb. Quite spectacular and unexpected! I hope that you and yours have the Merriest of Christmases in case I don't have an opportunity to login before then.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nicole Overwhelmed

Nicole Overwhelmed, originally uploaded by Candi's Addictions.

Long time, no see. I haven't been able to get online very much the past few days and I haven't changed my mani in several days. So there wasn't very much that I could show you. :>( This is Nicole Overwhelmed and it is the same mani that I have had for the past 3 days. I just took this pic so it is holding up very well, I might say. (Thank you, Seche Vite.)

Talk to you soon and thank you for stopping by!