8 March 2012

Vegas, Baby.

Sadly, no, I am still in London. But a girl can dream right? Recently, the brights have been making a come-back in my life, and coincidentally - two of them have the word 'Vegas' in them! Ok, much less exciting than glamorous casinos and wild nightlife, but it's getting there..


These are Mavala Vegas Pink nail polish from their Art Collection and MAC's Vegas Volt lipstick. These two are pretty friggin' bright, and things that have been dormant over the winter months.


Now I have a love-hate relationship with Vegas Volt - the love part being the sheer mental-ness and lunacy of the colour. It's just so eye-catching, youthful and summery! The hate part is that it's a pain to get it to work, because it has a habit of making the rest of my face ashy. So I often pair this with warmer products like MAC's eyeshadow in Woodwinked and yellow-er toned bronzers. Another slight dislike is that because it's an amplified finish, it has a nightmare of being bright but creamy at the same time - any transfers onto skin or teeth will be seen, no escapes!

But now that I've figured out how to wear this, I imagine it will be making multiple appearances in the coming months :)


Mavala Vegas Pink was one of my most worn nailpolishes over the summer, because it is just girly giggles in nail polish form. It's a mid-tone pink and incredibly bright and fun. Mavala formulas are one of my favourites - it's up there with OPI and Rimmel, as they are incredibly pigmented and relatively fast-drying. Their shade range is decent, and their newest spring collection is absolutely adorable!

So yes. Colour is making its way back into my life, and I'm embracing it with open arms. I've yet to pull out the likes of MAC Girl About Town or Please Me, or Bobbi Brown's Bikini Pink out yet but I'll be sure to make a conscious effort to give them all a go when I develop a nice tan - fake or real :P.

Have you been embracing brights yet?
What are some of your faves?
<3yu

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful colour. Do you know any dupes or similar lipstick colours?

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    1. Hmm if I'm honest I don't! But you should check Temptalia because she has a whole list of dupes, and I'd be surprised if this wasn't on it! :)

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  2. Lipstick is gorgeous, I've been eyeing it up for a while so it might have to be a birthday treat for myself! xxx

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    1. Oh definitely, it's appropriate timing too! :)

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  3. Ooh the lipstick and nail polish are so pretty! I love Mavala formulas too! xx

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    1. Aren't they great, and so affordable! :)

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  4. I like the nail and lipstick color...very pretty!

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  5. Jealous D: Vegas Volt actually looks orangey on you. It barely pulls pinky coral on me.

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    1. Oh really? I kinda wish it pulled pinky coral on me :S Have you tried Morange?

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  6. loved this post. Vegas Volt looks so bright on you! I don't think it comes out that vibrant on me!

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    1. Wow really?! Eden-Avalon above said it pulls pinky coral on her - I wish it did on me too!

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  7. great post! i'm loving bold, bright fruity colours at the moment ... but need to work up that extra bit of courage to pull of vegas volt.

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    1. Same! Ahh you'll pull it off fine, go for it! ;)

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  8. I've heard but never seen this l/s on the lips before, very pretty :)

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  9. Fabulous bright lippie - very summery and an instant pick-me-up :)

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  10. Have you got the new MAC Viva Glam Nicki yet? I think it'd look hot on you. It's a new favorite of mine!

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    1. No I haven't actually! I'm kinda worried it'd turn bluey pink on me like it does for some people.. might give it a shot next time I'm in store though! :) Thanks for the rec!

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