Mani of the Day: Essie’s Fun in the Gondola

Essie

I was looking for a pastel nail polish colour and Essie’s Fun in a Gondola caught my fancy. I didn’t think I had anything quite like this dusty pink in my collection so it ended up in my basket.

It’s such a pretty colour. This creme polish applied beautifully — just two coats were needed. It is very opaque and smooth to apply. I didn’t experience any streaks.

I didn’t read any reviews on this prior to purchase but I was curious after I applied it to my nails. It seems like there’s some debate on whether this is the same colour as Essie’s Fundola Gondola which is described as a ‘soft, creamy mauve.’ Maybe it’s named two different things in different markets? Anyone know

Well, regardless of what it’s called, I know a winner on my hands since I can’t stop admiring my nails ;-)

These Bobbi Brown Lipsticks are Hot!

IMG_7523Winter has finally gone away in my part of the world. Something that cheered up during that last stretch was Bobbi Brown’s Hot Collection. The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, lipsticks, blush palettes (I bought one which I will share soon!), and three Art Sticks: Hot Pink, Hot Berry and Hot Orange. The Art Sticks are HOT!

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A Burst of Coral!

Coral

Over the winter, I wholeheartedly embraced the vampy lip from the dark reds to the berry tones. But there’s something about the change in season that makes me want to wear corals and the lighter pinks. I have a bunch of products that fall into this colour family, and I’ve slowly started to bring them out. This one from Maybelline fits the bill.

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An ‘accidental’ Dior haul

Dior

It was an accidental haul. It really was. I only meant to ask a question about a foundation. But before I knew it, I was sitting on the makeup chair, products were being applied, and there was laughter, oohing and aahing, and chatter. I was a goner. I knew it. I loved it. The products that came home with me included: Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation, Dior Cheek and Lip Glow, and Rouge Dior Baume in #558 called Lili — as well as a gift with purchase that included an awesome makeup bag with samples.

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LipstickRules: A New Look in the Works

Hey folks. Now that it’s spring, I felt it was time for a revamp of LipstickRules. I’ve been blogging for six years, and I feel like it’s time for another refresh. I wanted something clean and fresh and found this great template from 17th Avenue. Thanks to my blogging hero, Laura for the inspiration to change things up. It’s a work in progress so please bear with me as I continue to make adjustments.

I’ve got a few new posts up my sleeve as well.

Stay tuned!