Monday, June 6, 2011

LA Girl Glitter Addicts

So.. I really wanted to post a few Etudes that are freaking amazeballs but none of my swatches turned out right D: The pics are just so craptastic that I really can't bring myself to post them. Luckily for me, the mailman came to my rescue! He arrived with my lovely Cherry Culture order! And right after I read this post by Kaz as well. Talk about awesome timing!

So these Glitter Addicts... they are BOSS. Holy crap. LA Girl really outdid themselves. I pretty much ran back to the CC website and ordered a whole lot more the second I opened up my parcel.

Here are the ones I got..




I love LA Girl bottles. The thick layer of glass at the base makes them really bottom heavy. They're really nice to hold. And on an even more superficial note than that... how incredibly awesome is the font on these? LOVE!

The whole line consists of small and large hex glitter in varying colours suspended in a clear base. They're probably dense enough to use on their own in 3-4 coats but I like them layered.


All swatches are one coat over a base



Animate over The Face Shop BL605. I can't stand how pretty this is! Possibly the least unique - Diamond Cosmetics Chunky Red Glitter and Wet n Wild Prancer look dupey. Also, even though it's different, Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers (one of my all time favourites!) really comes to mind.





Jostle over Bloom Montreal. Jostle is a really nice dark blue glitter. I love the way the glitter looks when it hits the light. It's like it's glowing! I didn't do a good job picking out a base colour for this one though. I think it'd look much better over a light blue.





Eutopia over China Glaze Happy Go Lucky. Eutopia is a little less blue than my pictures are showing here though it still definitely leans on the blue side of purple. I love this over yellow!





Uninhibited over Ulta3 Allure. Saved the best till last! HOLY CRAP BLACK GLITTER! ... AN AWESOME BLACK GLITTER! *coughFunkyChunkycough* It has soothed my lemming for Revlon Streetwear Black Widow a little bit. I love this over Allure. I totally stole the idea off a lovely lady who posted her mani of Black Widow over a nude. It's just too awesome. I can't even... *dies*

23 comments:

  1. You are going to make me break my no buy. I need Animate and Uninhibited. They are awesome. 

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  2. You (and Kaz) are hurting my wallet. Only got 2 shades and now I want more lol

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  3. Animate looks INSANE over blue.  I can see the black coming in handy too :)

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  4. Squee! My CC order should be turning up any day now with more of these :D Kaz has created a monster in me...

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  5. I love this post! I can't wait to get my order for the rest of these. That blue and red combo is stunning!

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  6. it totally does soothe the lemming for Black Widow! Sooo nice. Ugh being broke is the worst. :D

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  7. YES YES YES YES YES.

    I am SO glad I got Jostle coming in my next order. I have to wear it over a red. Amazing combo! And how awesome is uninhibited!!! Ahh I can't wait for the rest of this collection to get to me!

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  8. They *are* awesome! So worth breaking a no buy for :)

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  9. I loved that combo! Really nice!

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  10. I've been so excited for my order! So glad it finally arrived. Now to wait for my next one...

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  11. Can't wait for your pics! And yeah.. the Animate combo was so good it kind of freaked out my camera. I had to take so many pics for a few to turn out

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  12. Uninhibited is completely worth saving pennies for! XD

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  13. I know, I know!! Imma be counting down the days until my next order arrives :D

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  14. I'm so glad you posted these swatches - I bought a bunch of these but haven't got around to swatching them yet, and I felt bad for people who didn't have them not seeing how awesome they are! That probably makes me sound like a crazy person, but yeah...
    I got Eutopia, Animate, Flamboyant, Flash and Uninhibited. I wanted Jostle but it was OOS - your photos have convinced me I'll need to find it elsewhere somehow!

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  15. Not crazy at all! I totally get it. Those coloured squiggle things are SO not helpful. I was actually expecting Animate to be pink o.O

    I'm stalking the Cherry Culture website for whenever Incognito comes back in stock...

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  16. Meghan aka PinupcherryJune 9, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    I can't wait for mine to come in the mail! I definitely am also stalking Cherry Culture for the out of stock ones because I already ordered the ones in stock. Yay!

    Also! I love your blog so I awarded you the Liebster Blog Award! Yay you! Here's my original post if ya wanna check it out and get the deets: http://pinupcherrymakeup.blogspot.com/2011/06/liebster-blog-award-from-chelly-glam.html

    xx

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  17. aww how sweet! Thank you so much for the award!! ♥

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  18. OMG, these are amazing! I must get my hands on them.

    *new follower* (:

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  19. they do look amazing!
    but ... how difficult are they to remove? I usually shy glitters because of the removal procedure ... what did you use and how long did it take you?

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  20. :) Welcome to my little space on the interwebs ♥

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  21. I use pure acetone mixed with a little glycerine on felt instead on cotton wool to remove my polish. Works a treat!

    For tough glitters I use the "foil method" Soak a little piece of cotton/felt/whatever in remover and place on the nail. Then wrap your finger in aluminium foil. Do this for all your fingers and slide it off in 5 minutes. Voila! Clean nail!

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  22. Stef...you're pictures KILL ME! I've been lusting after these (Uninhibited & Animate) since you first posted and finally I'm getting my grabby little hands on them :D Woot!!

    Caitlyn: A scrubby tub is also FANTASTIC for glitter removal.

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