Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Haul & Swatches - Maybelline Limited Edition Color Tattoo Summer 2013, Bongo, CoverGirl Nail Polishes
Yeahhh baby! I'm back in business! By that I mean, I've been typing away stuff for my blog, working on my reviews, limping instead of crawling, eating tastier junk food...I'm slowly starting to feel like my normal self again...Finally! The light at the end of the tunnel is coming through!
I've been seeing people post about these new limited edition Color Tattoos a few weeks ago and I was afraid that by the time I'm able to get around, they'll be all gone. I tried my luck at K-Mart and lo and behold there they were...fully stocked! Yipee Yay! That's what I said. If you're trying to hunt these down with no luck, I would suggest try K-Mart. Seems like not too many people shop there for makeup.
The three shades that I got are Seashore Frosts, Waives of White, and Cool Crush. I'll do a more in depth review and show you additional swatches once I have tested these (hopefully soon, before they're gone). Spoiler alert: I wish I didn't pick up Cool Crush but it looked so pretty in the pot. The color is rather flat once I swatched it on my skin. Boo!
These new Color Tattoos are lot creamier than the original formula. I'm already dreading to find out if they are going to crease on me as I am prone to creasing with certain products.
Of course, I picked up more nail polishes as if I needed another hole in my head. I saw a display that say "new" so I slowly approached to see if anything speaks to me. My eyes went straight to this polish, Bongo Sweet Cheeks. I knew it was sheer but I had a hunch this was going to make a fantastic layering polish. It seems to have some duochrome shimmer quality to it. I got it for $3.99 so it's pretty cheap.
I haven't been particularly attracted by the new CoverGirl nail polishes but I stumbled upon these two gorgeous shades that I haven't noticed before. Plus they were on BOGO sale. I picked up Midnight Magic and Timeless Rubies. Midnight Magic reminds me of Zoya FeiFei, but darker and sparklier. Timeless Rubies look a bit similar to OPI Sprung but looks a bit more red.
The bad news is I broke a nail so these babies will have to wait 2-3 weeks until my nails are swatch worthy again before I post pictures. Fear not, I swatched them on a nail wheel for you so you get an idea of what they're like. The good news is I was able to swatch other polishes before my nail snapped.
Currently, there isn't anything else I'm particularly looking for...Whew...Hopefully, it stays that way for a while so I can give my wallet a break and focus more on my reviews.
Are you looking out for the new LE Color Tattoos or will you pass? If you're only getting one thing for the collection, I would say Seashore Frosts is a winner. It's got the best duochrome shift from what I can see and from other reviews I've read as well.