Riveting by China Glaze

8/31/12

I can't be the only one who's always amazed at the clever names that nail polish bottles get. (how do I get that job??) I've seen videos of committees brainstorming names for new polishes! I mean, how cool is that?? Coming up with punny names for new polishes that are relevant for the theme's collection? Sign me up, I'd it do as a volunteer!

A few weeks ago, I acquired this beautiful shimmery orange nail colour from China Glaze. I'm not usually the kind of girl that goes for overly sparkly nail stuff; I prefer subtle, small shimmers. But this one has these chunky orange glitters and it was so fun and bright that I just couldn't pass it up!

It has a name, and it's name is Riveting. Quite fitting, no?

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I love it as a summer colour, but I can see myself wearing this in early Fall as well.

What nail polish names do you love?


À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

Bellissima Darling!

8/27/12

As I told you in my last post, I got a new Fall lippie. Well I got a new lippie, it just so happens to be in for this Fall. Bellissima (789) from Dior's Addict Extreme Lipstick line and is a medium-deep berry shade that definitely pops boldly on lips. I'm loving the colour, it's such a saturated version of my lips and looks great against my skintone. Now I know darker berry shades can often make your lips small, so yesterday I went and purchased NYX Cabaret lipliner. It's this deep berry red shade with some muted brown tones, and tend to work really well with Bellissima! 
On to the swatches and lip swatches...

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I'm only wearing powder and mascara with the lippie but you get the gist :) 

I can't comment on the wear time, but the pigmentation and texture are amazing. It's silky smooth and doesn't feel heavy or cakey at all on the lips. It feels like a wonderful lipbalm...but with colour! The lady told me this colour stays on for a while, leaving a sort of stain on your lips. I love the packaging: its a deep navy blue classic Dior lipstick bullet. 
It's a bit pricey at 30$ but I'd repurchase and I also get it in other colours!  
This is definitely going to be a Fall favourite :) 

What are your go-to Fall lippies?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

Pay it Forward

8/26/12

Is it sad and strange that I promised I would be able to write more often, and thennn completely fall off the face of the earth? Well I'm back now! I ended up getting a super intense temp job as a Copy Editor and having to fix up my thesis for final submission. Now those are both done and I can finally move forward with things. So much is happening and changing in my life that it just freaks me out a bit. All good things, all happening very quickly :) But now I'll finally have some time to concentrate on my blog! I'm not going to lie, as much as I adore summer and the cute trends, I'm excited for the sophisticated fall trends to roll around. I love rich deep colours with gold tones and just all around excited to snuggle up and get cozy at home.

But before we get into all that, we still have a wee bit of warm weather left! On that note, I went and got myself a couple things from Sephora. Both things lean towards the fall trends but I'm super excited to try them!





So I ended up purchasing the velvet manicure set from Ciate. I'm not 100% sure if I'll keep it, I wasn't able to try it out in the store and I don't love velvet clothing. So we shall have to see if I will like velvet nails. I will try these next week and let you guys know how I feel about them!
I also (after much time and a bit of frustration) got the Dior Addict Extreme in Bellisima. I wanted a deep berry for fall, a colour that looked as though my lips were saturated. With the help of a brilliant makeup artist part of the Sephora Team, Quyen, I ended up picking out exactly what I wished for. I don't always go for Dior cosmetics, they're often too light or don't show up nicely on my skintone or lip. This is pretty pigmented though, and works with my natural lipcolour to create a fabulous colour-very sultry. I will post lip swatches soon!

What new purchases have you guys made for the upcoming fall season?
Anything you're really excited about??


 À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle