NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather

Happy Black Friday y’all!  Us here in Canada don’t have Black Friday (unless you count shopping online) but for all my American readers have fun and be safe!

I haven’t done a Nails of the Day (NOTD) in a while and I have been loving this colour so I thought I would do a post on it.  This polish is actually my friend’s but she let me kindly borrow it (thanks Allison!) because I’ve been wanting to try Deborah Lippmann polishes for a while now (they are so pricey here in Canada, anywhere from $19-25 for one polish). This beautiful grey shade was actually created for the Narciso Rodriguez fall 2011 fashion collection.  I believe that this is the colour that the models are wearing on their nails on the runway at his show.  It is also part of Deborah Lippmann’s fall 2011 collection as well.

Now grey is a hot colour for fall but I often find that because the holidays are coming up and that means glitter, and a lot of greys this season have shimmer in them.  Not this polish. This is the perfect matte cement grey and it’s so gorgeous on nails. As for application, this went on like a dream.  The consistency in these polishes are fabulous and I only needed two coats to get the perfect coverage.  The polish itself is very creamy and I have to admit, I may be addicted which is not good for my bank account.

As always, I applied Seche Vite base coat and top coat to finish the look. Have you tried Deborah Lippmann’s Stormy Weather?  If so, what were your thoughts?


 

The Holiday Collection: Tokidoki Chromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu

Cromatico Palette in Adieu. How cute is the box?

Ladies and gents, if you love the colour purple, you are going to love this palette.

The Chromatico Adieu palette ($19 USD at Sephora) comes with four gorgeous eyeshadows, a mini brush, and a Tokidoki character.

A collectible eyeshadow palette that allows you to explore both your criminally cute and irresistibly edgy sides.

What it does:
Create your perfect look with four coordinated shades. Made with pigments that won’t fade, these shadows are also formulated with natural rice lipids and vitamin B, so they blend beautifully and hydrate the delicate eye area. There’s also a collectible charm inside that can hook on tokidoki key chains, makeup bags, or anything you wish to accessorize!

Okay so I’ll start off with the packaging of the product.  How cute is this quad?  It’s basically a see-through cube that holds the eyeshadow and a character in the bottom.  I still keep this product in it’s original box because I feel that the box adds to the entire package.

Top L-R: Carina, Ciao Ciao, Bottom L-R: Adieu, Al Dente

On to the eyeshadows, the colour selection on this particular palette are pinks and purples.  I personally think the colours are gorgeous and they apply really well too.  They are a bit glittery (especially Carina, the white colour) and I have found that there is a bit of fall out but nothing too major.  I highly-recommend using a eyeshadow primer with this product. Here is a look that I created using the palette. This photos was taken around 6 p.m. and I applied my makeup around 9 a.m. so as you can see it doesn’t disappear by the end of the day.  I used Ciao Ciao (the pink shade) near the inner corners of my eyes with Adieu (dark purple) all over my lids.  In the crease (as well as on the lower lash line) I used Al Dente (the black with purple sparkles), and then finally, Carina (white) as a highlight on my brow bone.  I have also done other looks with Ciao Ciao on my lids, Adieu in the crease, Al Dente as a liner, and then Carina of course as the highlight.  You can for sure wear this palette a few different ways; you can go girly, edgy, a daytime look, a nighttime one, etc. They may be pinks and purples but you can create some gorgeous combos with this product. Finally, in the bottom compartment you get a little Tokidoki charm.  This particular palette came with Adieu, a French character that is so cute.  I just let her live in the palette itself but you can attach her to a bracelet, necklace, keychain, dog collar, or wherever else you can think of.

So why did this make my holiday list?  These colours are so gorgeous and complement each other nicely.  Plus, for the price and cuteness of this palette, I think it would make a fabulous gift.  Just a heads up for all you Black Friday hunters out there, these Chromatico palettes will be $10 USD ($12 CDN) this Friday on sephora.com (not sure if the price will be honoured in store as well), so if you want to get your hands on this, don’t miss this deal!

is the Tokidoki Cromatico Adieu palette on your holiday list?  Leave me a comment below :).

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  



 

Tokidoki Chromatico Devil Girl Eyeshadow Palette

Next up on The Holiday Collection we have another Tokidoki product, the Chromatico Devil Girl palette.

The Devil Girl Cromatico palette which comes with six shades and a makeup bag, is the most bang for your buck if you want to stock up on some Tokidoki eyeshadows.

I believe this is a summer palette and lucky for you guys it’s on sale right now on sephora.com for $19 which is a great value because you are getting more eyeshadows than the regular Cromatico palettes (which are quads) and this is bigger as well.

From Sephora.com:

Just relax and kick back, it’s Beach Club time! Join Devil Girl and the tokidoki crew as they hit the sunny seaside shores for sweet drinks, blazing temperatures, and adventures with colorful undersea creatures. Don’t forget your sunscreen, this club might be too hot to handle! 

This palette contains:
– 6 x 0.06 oz Eyeshadows in Thirsty (cream), Riposino (shimmery light brown), Carina (pearl), Nancy Rocks (purple), Bruttino (pearl turquoise) and Bulletto (shimmery dark brown) 
– Dual-door compact with tokidoki Beach Club print, 7 x 3.75 x 0.5″ 
– Devil Girl keychain fob 
– Plastic tote, 7.5 x 4.5 x 2″ 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens 

What else you need to know:
This palette’s dual doors open up to present six eyeshadows and a keychain fob of Devil Girl. Each micronized shadow formulation is infused with hydrating Japanese rice lipids and vitamin B to create a smooth, even-blending finish with a rich pigment that won’t fade.

This palette comes in a cute blue makeup bag made of plastic.  It has an anchor on the front and a skull and crossbone zipper pull.  I have a bazillion makeup bags already so I wasn’t that impressed by it but it’s pretty cute nonetheless and I’m sure I can find a good use for it.Like I mentioned, in this palette you are receiving six wearable colours.  On the left side is Thirsty (top, a neutral beige), Bulletto (bottom, a shimmery brown), and Riposino (middle, a shimmery taupe), on the right side there is Nancy Rocks (middle, purple), Bruttino (top, turquoise blue), and Carina (bottom, white with big glitter).

The neutral colours in this palette heavily remind me of some colours in the Naked palette by Urban Decay; they are definitely colours that I already have, however, you can never have enough neutrals.  Fortunately, this isn’t really a neutral palette.  On the other side is where the fun is.  You have a medium purple, a navy blue, and a white.  These colours on the right are the ones that bring the palette to life.  They are fun without being too much. They may be blue and purple but they are totally wearable.  I can think of a variety of different looks I could create with this palette, everything from an everyday office look to a fun day at the beach (holidays in the Caribbean perhaps?)

So how does it apply?  These colours, like the Cromatico palette in Adieu blend very nicely and apply smoothly.  I was actually quite surprised at the quality of these shadows.  I mean, Tokidoki isn’t really known for makeup nor is beauty its flagship product. Sometimes with these “novelty” lines it’s all about the packaging and the look of the brand but they often lack quality in the product.  Not with Tokidoki.  These shadows are smooth and apply great.  I would probably compare them to a MAC Eyeshadow, but not as creamy as say an Urban Decay one.Here is a look that I created using this palette.  I used Thirsty on the lids with Riposino layered over top then Bulletto in the crease.  On the bottom lash line I used Bruttino then Nancy Rocks right underneath.  This is more of a neutral look with a fun twist (on the bottom lashes) to mix the look up a bit.  It’s like weekday mode on the top and weekend mode on the bottom, so to speak.

Finally, like the other Tokidoki palettes, you also get a little character charm/fob thing.  With this product you get Devil Girl, an adorable red little devil who is listening to an iPod.  I haven’t decided what to do with these yet but I think they are just such a nice touch that adds to the whole package.

So why did this make my holiday list?  Well, like the fragrances, Tokidoki eyeshadows are not only adorable and cute, but they are moderately priced and pretty good quality. When it comes down to it though, I don’t really think a ton of people buy these Tokidoki makeup products because of the quality of the makeup, I think it’s all about the brand; how the product looks, what it comes with, the colours, the cute characters, the fact that it’s recognizable, etc.  Luckily, for Tokidoki though, these eyeshadows are pretty good.  I think that this palette would be perfect for teenagers maybe just starting off with makeup.  With that being said, these products are truly a lot of fun so I believe that really anyone would enjoy them.

Is the Tokidoki Cromatico Devil Girl palette on your holiday list?  Leave me a comment below :).

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  


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