I was SUCH an Easter morning candy kid. My little brother and I always looked forward to Easter because our parents would fill our baskets to the brim with sweets!
Jelly beans, Peeps, chocolate bunnies, Cadbury Mini Eggs, yum…
Which reminds me — eff you Cadbury Mini Eggs for making your candies so hard to resist!
Every Easter morning, after tearing through the house on the hunt for hidden eggs, we’d gorge ourselves on candy until our tummies hurt.
Memories of Easter mornings flooded back today when I swatched two of the four colors from Illamasqua’s Pastel Nails collection for spring.
The colors have been available through illamasqua.com for a while, but they arrive at US Sephora stores this May ($14 each).
From left: Caress, Wink, Blow, Nudge
Nudge (the creamy greenish blue) and Blow (the creamy yellow) look good enough to eat! — which would not be a good idea BTW (don’t do it!!).
Neither of them produced streaks, either. When I lay the brush down and move it from cuticle to tip, the color applies smooth and even. Two coats resulted in a fully opaque nail.
Definitely have a big dose of patience, though, because they are really thick. I felt like I spent a while removing excess color from the brush, not that it takes away from their performance; it just makes ‘em take a little longer to apply.
Oh, if you’re familiar with China Glaze’s Up and Away Collection, you might experience a wee bit of de ja vu/vu ja de as I think China Glaze’s Lemon Fizz (a creamy yellow) and Re-Fresh Mint (a creamy greenish-blue) look kinda familiar.
From left: Nudge, Re-Fresh Mint, Blow, Lemon Fizz
From left: Illamasqua Blow, China Glaze Lemon Fizz
From left: Illamasqua Nudge, China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint
Lemon Fizz and Blow look almost like twins, while Nudge and Re-Fresh Mint look like second cousins (Nudge is perhaps bluer and Re-Freshment more green).
Now, I think China Glaze formulas are thinner and a little easier to work with, which is just a little something to think about.
So far, I really like what I’ve seen. Can’t wait to check out the other colors this May!
The other cat…
It was sunny but still cold this morning so I wanted to wear the pair woolly boots my mom got me for Christmas. Tabs, however, was NOT having it because he’s claimed them for his own.
Why you so obsessed with boots?
When he isn’t snuggling the boots, he’s attacking them, like some kind of strange kitty love-hate relationship. It’s the weirdest thing!
I bet his little kitty brain thinks they’re another cat…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,