I chose OPI Rumple's Wiggin from my stash (more photos / swatches). It's a lovely pale lavender creme, which leans a little bluer on me, but not so much that it clashes with my warm toned skin. Really lovely. The formula, was great too. I love doing NOTDs, however I'm aware that my extreme shorty nails aren't that aesthetically pleasing in photos! It's impossible for me to grow them. I don't bite my nails, I'm just really OCD about trimming them. I had to keep them short for piano when I was younger, and now for my profession as well.
Next, I finished my fourth round of Project Ten Pan! My PTPs include bath, body, and skin-care products because I think that's where my major sickness (=P) lies. And samples, since I'm so overloaded with clutter! My list of completed items include:
Project Ten Pan #4 Completion List
1. BUXOM mascara
2. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
3. Clinique rinse-off foaming cleanser sample
4. LUSH snowglobe soap
5. Bath and Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla 10oz. Shower Gel
6. Urban Decay mini primer potion
7. Portico white Ginger body Lotion (hotel size)
8. Burt's Bees Honey and Orange Wax Body Lotion
9. Clinique Moisture Surge 1 oz.
10. Portico white ginger shampoo (hotel size)
To celebrate round four, I splurged on more Chanel again (see Nakkar and Peregrina from last time). I bought Chanel Rouge Allure in Coquette which is another lippie from that perfect Spring 2011 collection (cafe makeup swatch). I also bought the newest Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.
I've been on the search for a new foundation ever since I realized that my Bobbi Brown Oil-free compact foundation makes me break out. A few years ago, I went through a period of high stress and had really bad skin. I bought foundation, however I while wearing it, my skin got worse over the course of the day and better at night. I assumed that foundation just does that to your skin. Things have been better, so I went without foundation for a while and my skin improved. For valentine's day, I tried my foundation again. And then for the next week I had a angry red marks and a couple cystic acne spots. I read Beauty Look Book's foundation series --- which made me realize that it's possible that I might not be allergic to foundation in general. In fact, it seems that it's not uncommon to react to Bobbi Brown's foundations if you're sensitive. That gave me new hope, so I'm trying out Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. It's really light (water based) and really comfortable. I was matched to Beige Pastel, which is their lightest yellow (not pink) color. I'm not that pale, so I'm not sure what paler people will use! I'll test it out for a while and report results. I was also interested in Diorskin Nude which I read about on Miss Diorista. It seems like another light water-based foundation.
There's a lot on my plate at work lately, so entries will be slow in coming. I recently discovered the wonders of Makeup alley. I'm still figuring out how to navigate it though! Do you girls like Rumple's Wiggin? Any other good spring colors? Or good foundations I ought to try?
Happy President's Day!
Edit: I've added pictures of the ingredient labels as requested by "Anonymous". They're small, but you can click to enlarge. The ingredients are listed on the packaging and not the bottle, so if you go to the counter you could easily check. My ingredient list has a big fat Nordies label on it. I wish I could peel it off for you, but I'm saving it just in case I have some bad reaction and have to return the bottle!