I remember, around late 2009 to early 2011, OPI's Shatter nail polishes were the *bleep*; everyone wanted them; every Ulta I called were always sold out of them; their prices on eBay and Amazon were sky-rocketing. Now, 2012. Where have they been? I found my collection drying out so I decided to make use of them again. I am definitely whipping my Shatter nail polishes out this month and definitely during Winter time.
The style might be old for others, but for Halloween, I feel like it is definitely appropriate to go for some distressed patterns, even on your nails.
The one pictured is definitely my favorite Shatter nail polish. It's silver so it basically goes with any color and any season. It is up to you to make it dark or make it whimsical.
The OPI Shatter polish is simply called Silver Shatter -how fancy. The other nail polish is by China Glaze and the name had robbed off, so I cannot provide it, sorry. But I am pretty sure you get the picture ;)
There is something about Shatter nail polishes that makes the person next to you look at your nails twice that will never get old.
Are you confused of what to be this Halloween, or are you simply not into the vavavoom, over-the-top costumes this year, yet you want to look "different" this Halloween? That's easy! Just raid your makeup collection and look for your boldest colored products and play!
One night after an exhausting family party, I got to hangout with my 12 year old cousin Nicole(pictured) and the easiest girly thing to do is play with makeup, duh! So I decided to go cray-cray on her and whipped out my oh-so colorful Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Glide On Pencils, my pinky blushes, my bright lipsticks and voila!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencils
I literally just lined her lids with the bright pink liner and the blue one as well; lined her lower lashline with the green and a gold shadow; dotted on some "freckles" with a black and white liner; slapped on some baby pink blush, and that was the look.
I felt that she was also blessed with some diva lips -not as big as her beautiful cousin's, mine, though- that runs in the family, so I felt that the main focal point should be the lips, so bold colors are preffered. I even put a dot of blood-red right in the middle of her lips just 'cause it felt more halloween-y.
This look, as you can see, is fairly simple and need no effort at all. The goal is to just look different from yourself, which is the point of Halloween -at least that's what I think..
I feel like this look I did to her is very "Cabbage-Patch Kids" but turned down. All she needs is a bright ropey wig and done.
Keep in mind, I made this up in a span of just playing around with my collection in about 8 minutes, so this is not at all PRO hahaha.
Two of the most common dressing table tenants in the world of perfumes are Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle and Dior's Miss Dior Cherie(or now simply called, Miss Dior).
I have come across Coco Mademoiselle for years as it is my mother's signature scent, so my nose is well trained when it comes to its sophisticated scent. I had purchased Miss Dior Cherie back in May of 2012 and to my surprise, I did not recognize the similar scent it shared with Coco Mademoiselle.
One day I was in my mother's room raiding her dresser and she barges in searching for an unknown product, and I caught a sniff of her perfume and asked "Are you wearing my perfume?" and she replied in her wealthy arrogant queen alter ego's voice, "Excuse me; I only use Chanel Mademoiselle", taking advantage of its perfect rhyme. Then it hit me! I must do an experiment, well, not so much an experiment, just a comparison. I sprayed my left wrist with Miss Dior and my right with Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and voila! My sense of smell screamed "Twinsies!"
Now it could just be me and my abnormal nostrils, but I assure you, my nose tells me they smell exactly alike.
Now let's see if there is a clear explanation for such dilemma.
Here are the official "notes" of each perfume:
Miss Dior Notes:
Italian Mandarin Essence, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli Essence, wild strawberry leaves, green tangerine, pink jasmine and
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Notes:
Orange, Bergamot, grapefruit, litchi, rose, Italian jasmine, white musk, bourbon vanilla, Indonesian Patchouli, Haitian Vetiver.
According to the notes provided by Fragrantica.com, the clear notes that both Miss Dior and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle contain are Indonesian Patchouli, Orange/Madarin(essentially similar in fragrance), Jasmine, and musk.
As you can see, they do have quite a bit of similarities, therefore you can pretty much expect to get the same scent out of them. I think the most obvious notes I can smell as I sniff both fragrances are the Jasmine and musk.
Now we go down to the question, "Which one should I purchase?"
Essentially it will come down to the price and of course, the brand. Even though Dior is a pretty sophisticated high end brand, we all know that there is something about Madame Chanel we cannot resist. It's your call. I'm just here to tell you how they smell.
1.0 oz $62
1.7 oz $82
3.4 oz $105
1.2 oz $64
1.7 oz $85
3.4 oz $115
Essie is definitely one of my favorite nail polish brands. Its formula is long lasting, chip free, and even shiny on its own. This color here, is a great transition color from Summer to Fall as it is not too bright, and not dark either. In person, the color comes out as shown in the picture. It leans more towards a muted olive-green. Hence the name Da "bush".