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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.


22 comments:

  1. timeless rubies totally reminds me of the ruby slippers from the wizard of oz!

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    1. yeah they do now that you mention it :)

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  2. Ohhhh! The nail polishes are so beautiful! lovely <3 Especially the Cover Girl 'midnight magic' - soooo pretty! <3
    Seashore frosts of the Color Tattoos also looks great... thanks for showing! (:

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    1. Midnight Magic is gorgeous. I think I can say I'm liking it a bit more than Feifei.

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  3. You have the best hauls! I like your hauls and swatches because you buy pretty much all of your own stuff and you buy stuff that appeals to you. I'm a huge nail polish girl, so I LOVE the polishes! They are so pretty. I have Zoya FeiFei and I've never worn it, I have no clue why...I should wear it soon. Btw, did you take advantage of Zoya's Earth Day promo?

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    1. If I had a bigger budget, I would probably purchase more but dang it gets expensive and my collection is ridiculous already. So even though I silently wish I could get a little more for the purpose of blogging, I'm pretty content with the things I can afford and yes because of that I especially target products that appeals to me so that I can feel good about spending my money on them. I actually didn't take advantage of the Earth Day promo. I wasn't gonna be able to get to a post office to mail out my unused nail polishes so I guess I'll wait for the next promo. Did you get anything?

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    2. You didn't have to send them anything...you could have just ordered the polish and still gotten them for half off - Zoya was fine with that (it was stated in their blog post). I'm not sending any this time...I'm just lazy and don't feel like going to UPS. I bought 6 polishes - I got Zoya Julie, Piaf, Thandie, Josie, Rocky and Yana this time. Honestly, I don't need any more polish, but when a deal is that good, I can't help myself. LOL

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    3. :( I didn't know that...shoot that's what I get for not reading everything, hehe. I don't blame you, I go happy hauling too when I know I'm getting a good deal

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  4. Ooh I LOVE your "Waves of White" eyeshadow! It's SO pretty.

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    1. It is quite lovely. I'm liking it more than I anticipated.

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  5. ANd I'm going to KMART today... I cannot find those color tattoos for the life of me! Gorgeous nail polish picks!

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    1. good luck! I hope you find them :D

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  6. You know, I've been seeing the new Color Tattoos everywhere but I thought they looked so blah. But your pictures capture the duochrome/pearlessence SO well that I literally went "wow!". I think the pictures I had seen so far weren't doing them justice.
    Lovely haul, as always!
    xx

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    1. The duochrome were indeed very hard to photograph...even I don't think my pictures do them justice but glad it gives you a better idea.

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  7. All three of the polishes look pretty. They have depth to them and the shimmer adds interest. I'll be honest, I think I am one of the few who aren't over the moon with the newest collection of Color Tattoos. Just, nothing from it appealed to me. :-\

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    1. I can respect that. I know some people bought the entire collection but I don't think it's necessary to run to the store and get them all. I was pretty happy with just these three.

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    1. How you been? I see you have had a lot of blessings lately.

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    2. Cool crush is gorgeous... wish we had a bigger color selection here x(

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  9. I am probably going to pass on the new Color Tattoos but they do look pretty in the swatches. I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel better but sad that you broke a nail. Both those CoverGirl polishes are gorgeous! I still need to get my hands on one to try out.

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    1. I hate breaking a nail, especially on my swatching fingers. Those were the only CG polishes that looked unique enough to pick up. The rest were pretty common colors.

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  10. Those Color Tattoos look AMAZING! I hope I can track some down.

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