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April 11, 2013

Daring Digits Speicher

Hi hi!

This is another Meimei's Signatures exclusive shade - Daring Digits Speicher (link here!)  When I saw this, my thought is 'shatter glass' I love the irregular flakes and also the combination of the blue holo bits.  It seems so cliched to swatch them over a black, but this really shows up the complex glitter and color combination. </p>
The base itself is clear..it is a little on the thick side.  The bits are all evenly and densely packed in the bottle, so even a single coat gives you serious sparkle. </p>
Color description:
A delicate clear base polish with lots of thin gold and silver flakes in irregular size with blue iridescent flakes and blue/purple duochrome micro-shimmers.

close up of the bottle

Shown here with my fave Nails Inc leather effect black - Love how the blue bits pop and the clashing texture/ finish! 

Each bottle of Daring Digits contains 16.5ml of product, and retails for S$12.50 at Meimei's Signatures. (link here!)

I hope that my swatches have been useful!

Thanks for reading!

April 11, 2013

Jindie Nails "Barbie is Dreaming"

Hi hi!  

Here we have a super cute glitter polish by Jindie Nails, in an exclusive shade made for Meimei Signatures (link here!).  It's called Barbie is Dreaming. 

Color description:

A baby pink crelly base with neon pink and neon green glitters, purple and lavender stars, tiny white stars, pink and gold dots, pink sparkles, and various sizes of white hexes. 

I did apply this over a thin coat of a nude polish.  The glitter bits are really cool, and I love the combination of the soft and neon pieces.  They are a little hard to fish out, but totally worth that little extra bit of effort.  

more swatches: 

I painted a thin layer of OPI Bare it in Trafaglar Square.  It is a little see-thru..but I didn't want to interfere with the crelly finish of the actual polish.  

You can buy Jindie Nails polishes and more at Meimei Signatures.  (link here!)

Shown here is a sample bottle for my review purposes.  It comes in the usual 15ml size bottle, and retails for S$16 each.  

Hope these swatches are helpful, and thanks for reading!

January 26, 2013

Darling Diva Polish in Ringer

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I have another nailpolish to feature today - and be prepared for lots more nailpolish showcases in the next few entries!  :)

This is Darling Diva Polish Ringer - a sheer jelly purple-ly base with shimmering bits.  They appear gold and reddish in my pictures, but the color description states "<span>A sheer blurple jelly base with copper red to green shifting shimmer" - I don't detect the green, but the shimmer is definitely coppery red. 

</span>I decided to pair it with a complimenting creamy base, OPI Funkey Donkey - and the combo reminds me of MAC Trax eyeshadow - a warm purple with golden sheen.

I love how the shimmer is subtle yet it shows up very clearly.  The formula is very smooth, and one coat gives you sufficient sheen and add dimensional to a creamy base.

Darling Diva Polish retails for S$15, and they can be purchased from Mei Mei's Signatures. 

More swatches:

Pretty or what?  Love it!

Hope these swatches have been helpful!

Useful links:

Mei Mei's Signatures FACEBOOK

Mei Mei's Signatures online store  - she has an amazing array of indie brand polishes, and possibly every combination of glitter polishes you can think of.  Do check it out! 

Thanks for looking!

January 22, 2013

Pretty Serious Nail Polish in BSOD

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This entry features another indie nailpolish brand, Pretty Serious - and the shade I have here is BSOD - which stands for Blue Screen of Death - thanks to goggle search hahaha - which basically means the blue screen you see when your computer is dead... I am a MAC user, so I just get a sad mac face - which I hope I would never get to see!  

Anyway, let's not digress - BSOD is a deep navy blue - and it is a jelly creme finish and consistency.  It also contains what looks to be like millions of tiny sparkly blue glitter bits.  The formula is smooth and a little thick, which I often notice in jelly formula polishes.  But it applies smoothly without any bald patches.  I love how the sparkles shine through, and even the slight uneven-ness in the base color (due to the jelly finish, not the consistency) adds extra dimensional to the overall look here.  It reminds me of a deep blue sea, and really pretty. 

Actual color description: 

All your friends will stop and stare at this beautiful blue jelly packed to bursting with blue glitter. Don't make the critical error of passing this one up!

Pretty Serious nail polishes are made in Australia, and retail for S$16 each, inclusive of normal local postage.  They can be purchased from Meimei's Signatures.  Click here for the link to her store! 

Useful links:

Meimei's Signatures online store

Meimei's Signatures <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mei.meissignatures?fref=ts" target="_blank"><strong>FACEBOOK

</strong></a>That's all I have for this entry, thanks for looking!

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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

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I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

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I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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