Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Colour Club - Edie

Oh this polish!

It's a beautiful, vibrant jade from Colour Club's Poptastic Collection. It has a great name with a possible nod to Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick?

The finish of this polish is rather interesting. It's not quite matte but not glossy (I have on a top coat in the images).

However, the formula?? Not a fan!

I have on three coats and the white of my nail is still slightly visible.

It has quite a long drying time. I seemed like hours later the polish still smudged easily - very frustrating.

Also, it was difficult to achieve a smooth finish - streak town for sure. Applying a top coat did smooth out the streaks somewhat but not perfectly.

So, I really enjoy the colour of this polish but the formula is a bit of a nuisance. If you have a lot of time to allow it dry in between coats then this polish might be something to check out.

You really can't deny it's beauty, can you? But what price are you willing to pay? haha

Friday, January 25, 2013

Butter London - All Hail the Queen

So, this is the first Butter London nail polish I have tried and it is gorgeous.

All Hail the Queen from their Fall 2010 collection. 

This polish is part of Butter London's permanent collection and can be found on their website

This nail polish applied like a dream. So smooth. Any lines created in the application process smoothed out while drying - total bonus.

With flash
This is a nice neutral that is made ever so interesting by the inclusion of holographic glitter.

Having said that, this is by no means a holographic nail polish, in the truest sense. The glitter only shows its true holographic self in certain bright lights i.e. camera flash.

With flash

Natural light

I still think it is a stunning polish with two coats to full opacity. In natural light the glitter gives more of a finely speckled appearance.

I look forward to more Butter London in my life :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DIY Coconut Honey Sugar Lip Srub

The colder temperatures have arrived, making everything drier. Hands, face, lips, you name it. The perfect solution to dry lips is (obviously) a moisturizing lip balm or butter but if you're looking for some intensive care a lip scrub might be the solution! 

You can find lip scrubs/exfoliants by Fresh, Tarte, and Lush but if you'd rather save your money for something like a lipstick then try this DIY lip scrub made with around-the-house ingredients. 

What You'll Need:
  • a small clean jar
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar or brown sugar (a finer grain works best so try to avoid using cane sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or agave, if you're vegan) 
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined and place into your clean jar. That's it! 

Apply to lips every other day to remove old dry skin from your lips. You'll be able to rock those Matte lip shades again (MAC Russian Red, we're looking at you) in no time flat.   

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Betsey Johnson Film Noir Skull Girl Ring

When I saw this ring on Karmaloop, I knew I had to have it. This is the Betsey Johnson Film Noir Skull Girl Ring from the Film Noir Fall 2012 Collection. As you will get to know, I absolutely love skulls and skeletons. I always have (I think it all began when I first learned about the human skeleton in Grade 2). Luckily enough for me, skulls have made their way into fashion lately with the grunge/goth revival. It's hard to go into a store and not see something with a skull or skeleton on it. Long story short, I love skulls... and pink... and bows... and glitter... and sunglasses... which makes this piece absolutely perfect for me! It's really comfortable to wear too (it's a partial stretch ring on the back side as you can see in one of the photos below). While this is no longer available at Karmaloop, you can find it at The Bay (in-store) or Amazon

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lime Crime - Milky Ways and First Post

Hi. Hello. Welcome to Streets Ahead Style!! A blog about fashion, beauty, style, and all that good stuff!

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First up is a quite recent addition to our nail polish collection: Lime Crime's Milky Ways from the Les Desserts d'Antoinette Collection.

This was a gift from my fabulous sister and co-author.

I absolutely love it and feel that i have finally found the perfect white nail polish to appease my yearnings.

diffused flash

I've always loved white nail polishes but find that they can sometimes be a little garish and resemble the look of Wite-Out on the nails (I never understood why kids did that or was that only at my elementary school?).

Lime Crime is, in my personal opinion, the quintessential white nail polish because it is in fact it is an off-white.

As the name suggests, Milky Ways is a rather milky white and is therefore much more appealing on the nails.

natural light

It's definitely a sophisticated nail polish but it has a warmth to it that prevents it from being taken too seriously ;)

I have to admit as much as I love the shade, I'm not 100% in love with the formula. I find it can be a little bit on the thick, streaky side. It's opaque in two coats but the next time I apply it I'd possibly go with three. The application of a top coat does smooth things out so maybe that can be overlooked.

Awesome sticker!! 
If you're in the market for a white nails polish but have been a little wary of whites in the past you might want to give Milky Ways a go! And it's a vegan nail polish, as with all Lime Crime products, so you can't go wrong with that!

If you're Canadian like us you can purchase Lime Crime nail polishes from Harlow & Co.

And if you're neither living in Canada nor the U.S.A, Lime Crime's website provides retail options for you too!