17 November 2011

I'm Thinking Blue & Walk The Line

I went out to Walmart yesterday with my roommate, Amanda. She was looking for a "white eyeshadow" and she isn't a huge makeup lover, so she wanted my help. She was essentially looking for something super versatile with some shimmer, for highlighting and whatever else she wanted. Pretty simple, huh? I pointed out a million things she'd love (price is an issue, so I showed her the Wet N' Wild palettes since she's saving for her wedding right now) and she wanted to buy a lot of stuff but settled on the Hard Candy "Mini Must Haves" kit in Bad Girl Next Door. It had her covered for the white, frosty shadow and I pointed out for she'd have a lot more products to try for a tiny cost. Better value, though maybe not quality. She was happy with it, though!

I didn't have anything in mind I wanted when I walked in, but of course couldn't leave empty handed! There are so many more Hard Candy products that I want to try! I have loved 99% of what I've bought, and the one product I didn't like, I think was my colour choice and not the product itself. Anyways, I ended  up grabbing Walk the Line liquid eyeliner in Licorice. It looks like black eyeliner with silver and rainbow glitter throughout, but once swatched, you can see it's more fo a grey wash than solid black. I wore it yesterday and ended up putting three layers of it on to get it opaque, but I figured out since that I can put a plain black or dark brown liner on and then layer Licorice on top for just the glitter. It dries pretty slowly, too.. that's my only complaint. I am usually a pro at applying liquid eyeliner and I ended up with eyeliner lines under my eyebrow because this was pretty wet for a long time. If you're going to layer it like I did and not bother putting something dark underneath first, you should wait for it to dry completely in between.

Top - one swipe of Licorice
Bottom - one swipe of Licorice over one swipe of Wet N Wild Mega Liner

Overall, I like it. It's different than plain black or brown. The brush is good, the packaging is cute, whatever.

The other thing I bought was totally by chance with no thought put into whatsoever, and I couldn't be happier! I mentioned casually to Amanda that I wanted a dark/navy blue with NO glitter or shimmer, and she just walked right over and said, "like this?" I didn't even think about it, I just bought it. I love it so much! It's the closest I've ever seen to TARDIS blue, and it's a good formula. I really like these Sally Hansen Salon Manicure polishes. This is "I'm Thinking Blue" and I did two coats.

I'm also getting way better at not picking and biting my fingers. Woot, woot!

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