So as I mentioned before, my birthday was this week and I spoiled myself by picking up a few things at Sephora. Funny how just a few things can add to so much! Pffft! But it is what it is, and I had my eye on this polish for a while. This is Deborah Lippmann's Shake Your Money Maker, which is from the Jewel Heist collection released in Fall of 2013.
Shake Your Money Maker is glitterbomb polish with multi-sized green glitter and spots of holographic gold glitter all swimming saturated in a darkened blue back jelly, which in my opinion, could have been a touch more opaque. Application was not the best - the formula is SO saturated with glitter, it takes a bit of dabbing and unconventional application. Since it's primarily glitter for coverage, it doesn't matter if it goes on smooth. Definitely one of those polishes that aren't the best to apply, but come with QUITE the pay off! YUM. It dried to a very "meh" finish, but with a thick layer of Seche Vite top coat, IT ALL CAME OUT MAGICAL. Here's my swatch of three dabby coats and Seche Vite:
So aside this wonderful polish I got for my birthday... (Here's the signature clear plastic Deborahh Lippmann box)...
I also ended up picking up some eyeshadow. This is Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in "Cherry On Top". I find it super difficult to find red eyeshadow - apparently it doesn't have the best pigment for skincare or something? That's what I've heard. But I've always worn red eyeshadow even though it makes me look like a vampire. I would swatch it for you but this is a nail blog. Or should I do it one day anyway? Then you would see my face - yuck! Haha, anyway here it is:
I also got some Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. I LOVE these! These were actually the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift for 2011 and I was HOOKED! That's how they get ya. Anyway I got a non-tinted ultra moisturizing one, and a "Petal" tint, which I like because it has more of a prominent pink tone to it. Goes decent with my awkward Asian skin tone:
And lastly, here's the Sephora Beauty Insider gift for 2014. It's from MAKE UP FOREVER, and you get a mascara and a lipstick. I don't wear mascara so I gave it to my mum. I kept the lipstick. Shade looks a little meh - I prefer either really bold vampy shades, or on the flipside, something neutral and pink toned. Here's the packaging:
And le lipstick:
Anyway that's the birthday haul - definitely not doing a splurge like this again until maybe next year - if that! Yeeesh. Ah well, once a year, am I right? And I don't wear make-up every day so I know for certain these will all last quite some time.
That's my last post for the week, thanks for joining my on my first week back on Claw of Cthulhu. Hope I can get back to doing this on a regular basis until I run out of polish, haha! I hope you all have an amazing weekend! In the meantime, I'll be rocking Deborah Lippmann's Shake Your Money Maker all weekend! What are you wearing on the weekend? Any plans? I personally hope to be taking it easy! See you next week.