Comparisons between Eyelash Curlers – Shu Uemura, Shiseido and Kevyn Aucoin

I often see people asking about the curvatures of various eyelash curlers and figured I’ll do a post comparing them.

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Group picture (Left to right)
Kevyn Aucoin, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Shu Uemura (Gold Limited Edition)

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Shu Uemura on top , Shiseido below.

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Kevyn Aucoin on top, Shu Uemura below.

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Kevyn Aucoin on top, Shiseido below.

My thoughts: I think Shiseido and Kevyn Aucoin are closer if not identical in shape. That also makes them both flatter than Shu Uemura. So which is better? It will depend on your eye shape.

Hope this post helps!

*Not affiliated with brands named.
**All items were purchased by myself

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By Terry Blush Veloute Velvet Cream Blush in #1 Apple Glow

*waves hi* It’s been a while since I posted a review 🙂

Today I bring the cream blush from By Terry. As some of you may know, blushes are my weakness. I was in a splurging mood and ended with it.

Once I got this, I felt I might have something similar, I pulled out a few of my cream blushes to compare. I suspect Bobbi Brown blushed rose pot rouge might be similar but it is hiding from me. 😦

Top row: By Terry Apple Glow, Kevyn Aucoin Euphoria

Bottom row: Julie Hewett Destiny

Left to right: By Terry Apple Glow, Kevyn Aucoin Euphoria, Julie Hewett Destiny

Thoughts:

This is tiny! It’s $43 for 0.1 oz/ 3g so it’s definitely on the pricer side. It glides on well and goes sheer once you blend it out.  It’s buildable so for the ladies who are afraid of clowny cheeks, a blush like this would work well. It’s a natural looking flush on my skin 🙂

Lasting power on me is moderate.

Is it worth the money? Not to me. I personally prefer blushes that are more pigmented.

You can buy this at Barneys or at beautybar.com I personally prefer beautybar as it’s free 1-2 day shipping. 🙂 Plus you can use these codes for additional % off!

BBGIFTSOAPB $15 off $50/$30 off $100. Expires Aug 31, 2011

BBCATALOG $15 off $50/$30 off $100. Expiration Sept 1, 2011

 

* This is purchased by me.

** Not affiliated with any company.

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Comparison pictures of China Glaze Starboard with other greens

LOL Maybe my blog should be named beautyandme instead? Been focusing quite a bit on nail polish recently. However I still love my makeup and am starting to buy makeup again 😀 Will post pictures when I get inspired again.

I got 3 nail polishes from the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection 2011. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. With Anchors Away, Tronica & Crackles Collection, China Glaze is starting to feel a little MAC-ish. Especially since they limited the supply of Tronica to only Cosmoprof & Sally’s Beauty. Anyway on with the swatches! 😀 All were done with 2 coats (except Essie which needed 3) & I used a top coat on top.

I think the names are pretty much self explanatory on the pictures 😀 Been trying out the popsicle stick system as opposed to the nail wheels system & I think I like this better for now. It’s definitely easier to take comparison pictures! 😀

Hope this post helped you 😀

*** All the above nail polishes were purchased by myself.

China Glaze Anchors Away Swatches

I only got three from this collection as I’m trying to be good 😀 Without any further ado, on with the pictures!

From left to right:

Below Deck, Starboard, First Mate

All were two coats without top coat. Starboard seems a little thin but was fine with the second coat. Below Deck is an amazing one coater! First Mate could possibly work with one thick coat but two coats would be perfect!

When I was swatching Below Deck, I was thinking how similar it seems to OPI Parlez-vous OPI?

Please excuse the bumps as I was swatching in a hurry.
Left to right:

OPI Parlez-vous OPI?, China Glaze Below Deck

Hope this helps!

*** All nail polishes featured were purchased by myself.

Essie Smokin’ Hot & other comparisons

Wow! I thought I posted this already & apparently I didn’t!

All swatches were 2 coats with no top coat.

Pic with no flash

Pic with flash

Close up pic with flash to show differences

Left to right
Essie Smokin’ Hot, Nina Never Glum Plum, OPI You don’t know Jacques!, Avon Nocturnal, Essie Hot Coco.

Hope this helps you! 😀

*** All the nail polishes were purchased by myself

Essie Going Incognito & other green nail polishes

I’m back! 😀 I’m going to try posting regularly again. I really admire those bloggers who can post regularly. Kudos to you all! 😀

Today’s post will on Essie Going Incognito nail polish which is part of Essie’s Winter 2010 collection.

Left to right
1) Revlon TS Emerald
2) Essie Going Incognito
3) OPI Jade is the new black
4) Orly Wandering Vine
5) Orly Enchanted Forest
6) Dare 2 Wear Enchanted Forest

All were done with 2 coats & no top coat.

* These nail polishes were purchased by me.