Fun and Easy Summer Nails using Depend Cosmetic GelLack + VIP EVENT

Hey Guys,

So I’m back in Copenhagen after a lovely holiday in Cali visiting the parents and I finally had the chance to try out the new GelLack Neon Collection by Depend Cosmetic. Each polish costs 79 dkk (around 11 Euros) and can be purchased here on Matas.com

dependcosmetic_gellack_neonCollectionI used Neon Green and Neon Coral on my accent nail, and added a super cute anchor charm from Hex Nail Jewelry (can be purchased here).

I absolutely love the shades in the Neon Collection, so bright, fun, and totally summer appropriate. You get full glossy opacity in three coats (totally normal for neon shades) and of course it lasts for weeks. To find out exactly how to apply GelLack I have a full tutorial and review here.

And since I’m talking about Depend Cosmetic; they are throwing a super lavish VIP Party and Event for all you lovely ladies (and gents) out there. It will include drinks, eyelash applications (done by yours truly), an awesome goodie bag full of presents and some good old fashion fun. The event is on Friday July 4th (at 8pm) and is located at Miami Cocktail Bar in Copenhagen. All you have to do to attend is email your name to  sp@depend.se (oh and dont forget to invite your friends!!) I posted the invite below but you can also view it on their Facebook page here.

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Swatches & First Impressions: Mac Kelly Osbourne Collection

Hey guys :)

So I’ve had the date saved for the release of the Mac Kelly Osbourne Collection for weeks now and I was lucky enough to take a peek at the collection before it was released in stores this past Thursday the 12th. I even got to put aside all the goodies I wanted and purchased them in store on the release date…yey for me!!!

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So I picked up the lipsticks in Riot House and Dodgy Girl, The Blush in Cheeky Buger, and the Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad.

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mac_kellyOsbourneCollection_lipstick_swatchesDodgy Girl is a light lavender with a matte finish although it isn’t completely matte as it shows a subtle hint of glow. It has a bit of a satin finish and feels rather comfortable for a matte shade. It has a soft creamy texture and applied smoothly without skipping or pulling on the lips. The pigmentation is great achieving opacity with just one or two swipes. No feathering, bleeding or cracking experienced either.

Riot House is a light yet vivid peachy orange with a mate finish. The pigmentation is great, as well as the opacity. It has a soft creamy texture and applied smoothly on the lips, though the formula was drying for me and didn’t apply that evenly. I did not experience any bleeding or feathering with this one either. I do love how unique this shade is and cant wait to try it mixed with more hydrating products.

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mac_kellyOsbourneCollection_blush_cheekyBuger_2mac_kellyOsbourneCollection_blush_cheekyBuger_swatchCheeky Buger Blush is a light, pastel,  pinky-peach with a matte finish. The texture and formula is super soft and smooth, making it so effortless to blend into the skin for a subtle look, yet the pigmentation is great for a more powerful effect too.

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Spoonful of Sugar is  a  light silver with subtle warmth and a frosted finish. The texture was smooth and creamy. It also had good pigmentation and color pay off.

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Tickety Boo is a soft muted plum brown. Its a mid toned warm mauve shade with a beautiful satin finish. The texture was smooth and the pigmentation is great for a mid toned shade.

mac_kellyOsbourneCollection_bloodyBrilliant_eyeshadowQuad_fizzyRoseFizzy Rose is a cool toned light pink lilac with a slight pearly sheen. The texture is soft and smooth. The pigmentation is decent (not the strongest of the bunch). Worked over a corresponding base or white base will definitely make this pastel shade pop.

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Shadowy Lady is a blackened plum with a matte finish. More specifically this shade is a deep yet muted and cool toned, burgundy brown. The pigmentation is great, yet the shadow is a bit drier in texture.

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THE VERDICT:

4/5 for this super cool collection. The packaging is super cute, I cant resist me some lavender packaging hahaha!!! I love the uniqueness of the lipstick shades (although I would have preferred a more moisturizing finish for Riot House). The blush is gorgeous and perfect for that girly baby doll peachy-pink flush. I also love the eyeshadow quad for its diverse colors and finishes, with overall great pigmentation and texture.

Have any of you picked up any pieces from this collection? If so what did you get and what do you think? If not, are there any items your thinking about snagging?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Must Have Nail Care Products From Sephora

Its no secrete that I’m a nail prdouct junkie, everything from nail polish to cutcile oils and evreything in between. So I though I’d share my two must have products from Sephora that must be in my stash at all times.

sephora_nailpolishremoverbathIve been using the Express Nail Polish Remover (8 Euros) for years now. Its a quick and effective way to remove your polish. You just stick your finger in the sponge, twist and turn, pull out and bye bye nail polish.

express_nailpolish_removerexpress_nailpolish_remover_1Its a gentle formula that doesn’t dry out the nails yet removes polish, even glitter, in just an instant. One pot lasts me about 6 months of weekly to bi-weekly use. Once the product dries out you can refill a bit with your own nail polish remover, eventually the sponge inside will become completely ripped up and that’s when its time for a new one. But considering the budget friendly cost its no big dent to the wallet.

Instant_Nail&Cuticle_Care_SephoraThe Instant Nail and Cuticle Care  (9 Euros) is somewhat of a new addition to Sephora and its a great addition indeed. Its the same concept as the nail polish remover but instead the sponge is filled with Camelia Oil and other nourishing and strengthening ingredients like Almond Oil and Gerenoil.

Instant_Nail&Cuticle_Care_Sephora_2Once I’m done saturating each finger I let the oil soak in, then I rub in the excess. It smells delightful, does wonders for my nails, and keeps my cuticles hydrated.

I think these instant beauty wonders are totally worth it, and I cant imagine my nail care stash without them. Whats even cooler, they made a toe friendly version!!!

Hugs from Beauty Land