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China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

Hey guys! This week sure flew right on by for me. I’m looking forward to the weekend already! I hope the weather isn’t too bad so I can get a few more product shots in to blog about the next few weeks. Today’s post is on a shade I scored on clearance at ULTA last month. Here’s China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage.

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

Lug Your Designer Baggage reminds me of some other shade from China Glaze before that I can’t quite remember. The glitter flakes make me think of capiz shells that is used in some Filipino crafts. It’s a very pretty chocolate brown shade with gold glitter flakes that drew me in. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (in shade)

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (direct sunlight)

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage (close-up)

I don’t know which collection it came out in as I don’t keep up with nail polish collections as much as I used to with a lot of brands these days. I just have too many of them right now and I’ve gone through 3 purges. This one’s a keeper though!


Finger Paints Picnic In The Park Swatches

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Today’s post is on a collection I’ve had for a month or so now but didn’t get around to it until yesterday. Here’s a cute collection from a great brand: Finger Paints Picnic In The Park.

First up is One In A Melon.

Finger Paints One In A Melon

One In A Melon looked kinda red to me just by looking at the bottle but I’m glad it’s actually not. It’s a really dark strawberry pink. The finish on this is super shiny. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints One In A Melon (in shade)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints One In A Melon (close-up)

Next we have Frosty Lemonade.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade

Frosty Lemonade is a bright yellow crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (in shade)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Frosty Lemonade (close-up)

Up next is You’re So Antsy.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy

You’re So Antsy is made up of black and white square and hex glitters packed in clear base. This would look good over any of the creme shades in this collection. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (in shade)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints You’re So Antsy (close-up)

Then there’s Sweet Spring.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring is a light pink crème shade with the same shiny finish as One In A Melon and Frosty Lemonade. It struck me as almost being pastel pink but not quite. I think I have a similar shade somewhere in my stash from the same brand. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (in shade)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sweet Spring (close-up)

Next we have Grassy Knoll.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll

Grassy Knoll is a light pink crème shade that I didn’t care for really. It has the same shiny finish as with the other crème shades in the same collection. Formula for this is on the thinner side compared to the other 3 crème shades. It showed slight streaking on the first coat but evened out with another layer. I dinged the bottom of the nail on one side against the wall right before I took these shots. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (in shade)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Grassy Knoll (close-up)

Lastly, here’s Picnic Basket.

Finger Paints Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket is a pretty glitter shade made up of red and white square glitter. Formula is good but the glitter is more sparse than You’re So Antsy and I ended up having to fish and dab the glitters out onto my nails. Shown is one coat with no top coat

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (in shade)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Picnic Basket (close-up)

Overall? Not bad. The formula is pretty decent overall. I wish that I didn’t have to fish out the glitter pieces in Picnic Basket but it’s a pretty common thing with glitter shades from many other brands.

These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each or less if it’s on sale.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Caronia Butterscotch

Hey y’all! I’ve been trying out lots of stuff the past few days and will be posting my take on these shortly. In the meantime, here’s Caronia Butterscotch.

Caronia Butterscotch

In the bottle, Butterscotch looks very close to the shade I expected it to be. It’s a little more orange than its namesake. Caronia classifies this as a frosted shade. I see silvery white flecks in it but this is no frost to me. Under direct sunlight it looks like a shimmer but in shade it reveals a glass fleck finish to me. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Butterscotch (in shade)

Caronia Butterscotch (direct sunlight)

Caronia Butterscotch (close-up)

Caronia Butterscotch (lighting changed)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


NEW! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Shades Summer 2015

DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH 7 LIMITED-EDITION SHADES OF SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL™


Swim season is coming, and with it comes Poolside Paradise: seven new shades of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™. These fresh colors capture the bright hues of summer in the breakthrough Miracle Gel™ formula that has had everyone buzzing since its launch last year!

A revolutionary development in nail color, Miracle Gel™ is the only true two-step, at-home gel manicure with no light needed. Simply apply the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so there’s no need for a UV or LED lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then remove with regular nail-polish remover. (No soak—no joke!)

Available for a limited time only, the Poolside Paradise collection comprises seven vivid, sunny-day shades:

Sally Hansen Pink-A-Colada

Sweet! This cotton-candy color is as girlie as it gets.

Sally Hansen Life’s A Peach

Not quite neon but far beyond basic, this creamy red-orange is a fashion-girl fave.

Sally Hansen Morning, Sunshine!

This energetic yellow hue is for the woman who wants to be noticed (wallflowers need not apply).

Sally Hansen Dive Bar

Let your manicure make a splash by donning this true cerulean blue.

Sally Hansen Lip Palm

It’s a jungle out there. Be ready for anything with this leafy green tone.

Sally Hansen Rum Punch

Our #1 pedicure pick: a super-saturated, on-trend deep pink.

Sally Hansen Swimsica

The truest teal, this show-stopping shade is practically made for sun-soaked days.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: The limited-edition Poolside Paradise collection, SRP $9.99, will be available beginning May 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

I’m most excited about Dive Bar and Rum Punch. This is the first time I ever got excited about gel shades. I just never got into them really. What do you think about them?


Caronia Rosy Glow

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been sporadic with posting. The weather has been crazy here lately with all the storms and tornadoes. Usually after hectic times like that, blogging is the last thing on my mind. It cleared up for a little bit but we’re about to get rough weather again. I thought I’d squeeze this post in before the madness starts. Here’s Caronia Rosy Glow.

Caronia Rosy Glow

Rosy Glow is a pastel pink creme shade from the Caronia Expressions Collection for summer in 2013. I find this pink to be a leaning on the dusty pink side because of the tinge of purple I get from it. This one went on my nails less sheer and less streaky than other shades from this brand such as Delicate. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Caronia Rosy Glow (in shade)

Caronia Rosy Glow (direct sunlight)

Caronia Rosy Glow (close-up)

This is available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*