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CR Cairuo Polish Haul SWATCHES

8 Nov

A few days ago I posted my haul of the new CR range of polishes in the adorable bottles… And today I got around to swatching them! Even though I actually have quite a backlog of things to get done for the blog, the lovely Lani asked me for these swatches and I’m very obliging 😉 Though I must confess that these were a nightmare to photograph in cloudy schizo Auckland weather, blech!

L-R: #12, #09, #31, #34, #33

First up is #12, a pastel pink-leaning purple. This is two easy coats, but the photo makes it appear cooler than it actually is. IRL it’s a bit warmer!

Next is #09, a pale but bright peach (if that makes sense…). This was two coats, but it could have done with a third on my middle finger. I always find that peach polishes streak on me regardless of how carefully I apply them, even my China Glaze ones D:

Next up is #31, a gorgeous terracotta-y brick colour (I’m terrible at describing colours). This is two coats, and has the best formula in my opinion. Definitely the easiest to apply of the bunch, it was completely effortless. Plus I adore these sorts of colours *sparkly eyes*

And now #34, the darker brown that was featured in the cloud design I did here. Two coats, nice and simple, no hassles with streaking or anything.

And then #33, a lighter tan/taupe, and a colour I’m completely in love with, and it was used during the challenge as well. Two coats here! This one again is much better IRL, it’s warmer. My camera was just being a total butthead!

L-R: #21, #16, #17, #13, #11

This one is #21, a pastel grape green and the absolute WORST to photograph! It looks pretty amazing on, don’t be fooled by the scary photo D: It’s much less yellowy? I think? IRL. It was extremely frustrating, the camera kept turning my skin bright red and the polish bright green. Ugh! It’s so pretty! Buy it if you find it!

Then #16, a pastel sky blue that was also featured in the cloud design. A welcome addition to my collection because shockingly enough, I didn’t actually have a sky blue creme (which I discovered when rummaging for one to do my Totoro nails…)

Now #17, which is more of a mid-blue 🙂 This one came out a little dark in photos, it’s a smidge lighter than shown here.

Then the second worst one to photograph, #13. This is a lovely mid purple, but the photos made it look so so so blue. It is NOT blue. At all! It is purple. So imagine it more purple. Stupid camera T_T I do love this one’s formula and shininess though :3

And last but not least, #11, which is a medium almost-barbie pink. I’m not sure if many of you know this, but red and pink are my most dreaded nail polish colours. I have quite a few of them, but it’s hard for me to find reds and pinks I genuinely love on me (I love them ALL in their bottles, but not so much on me). But I really really like this pink! 😀 Maybe because it’s kinda blue toned, and has quite a dusky quality to it in person.

Anyway, that’s the lot! I hope you guys are prepared for more early Christmas stuff, because I’m still ridonk excited about Christmas polish at the moment (I will be until New Year’s I think!). I’ve got a couple of Christmassy layering combos to show off, a Head2Toe haul, and an unrelated-to-haul-but-still-new-to-my-collection-and-totally-amazing Mode polish to share too. Yep, the new Mode polish is so amazing it gets its own post!

Teehee!

See you tomorrow~

-Del x

Pst… See how my skintone changes with every photo of there? That’s how you know the weather was being a pain in my arse -_-‘

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CR Cairuo Polish Haul

4 Nov

Just a little post today to show off my haul of Cairuo polishes! You may remember that on day 30 of the challenge, I used three of these little polishes for the cloud design. Well, I fell so in love with them that I made the Husband take me back to the store today so I could pick up a few more! Since I had $14 cash on me, I picked out 7. So here’s a couple of photos of all 10 together! (I still plan on getting more…)

L-R: #21, #16, #17, #13, #11

L-R: #12, #09, #31, #34, #33

I kinda hate how they don’t have names, but I am also kinda completely in love with them! They’re opaque in an easy 2 coats, they dry fairly quickly for a $2 polish, and they have a great range of colours! Plus I love love love the bottles, they’re small but I have so many polishes that this isn’t an issue. And they have matching lids. MATCHING LIDS, PEOPLE! *flails* None of my other polishes have ever had matching lids. #nailaddictproblems

I’ll do some swatches as soon as weather allows so you can see how they look on the nail :3 If you come across these stands in your travels, don’t hesitate to pick a few up!

-Del x

P.S. If you’re curious, I bought them from Bits n Bobs in Westfield Manukau City for $2 NZD apiece (for those of you chillin’ in Auckland).

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 30

30 Oct

Wow just one more day to go! I’m pretty glad, because as you’ll see today, my poor poor hands are getting pretty beaten-up. I’m not sure if it’s the challenge, extra housework, or an overly zealous bitey-kitten; it doesn’t matter. All I know is that they’re getting worse and worse every day >_<

Today’s challenge was ‘inspired by a tutorial’, so I went back to the first nail-arty thing I came across online that actually made me curious about nail art (as opposed to straight nail polish). It was a picture I saw on Tumblr, by the marvellous Nailside. She has quite a few tutorials on her site, as well as heaps of other designs, but I wanted to stick with the original one – her freehand cloud design!

Here is my not-so-perfect rendition.

The brushes on the polishes I chose weren’t really the best shape for this design, because they were quite flat. However, now that I know how truly easy this is, I won’t hesitate to try it again with round-brushed polishes :3

I used three “Cairuo” polishes. I suspect these are just re-branded CR (or Care Romeis) polishes, as the symbol and ingredients are exactly the same. But these bottles are a thousand million times cuter, so I was sucked in. And hey, at only $2 each, you can’t argue. The colours are #34 (dark brown), #16 (sky blue), and #33 (the lighter taupe and my favourite).

I plan on returning to the store where I found these, and getting heaps more.

-Del x

Pst… See how beat-up my fingers are getting? 😦

 

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