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January, 2011

  1. MUG SHOT: Nars Pokerface

    January 25, 2011 by pam

    Pokerface is a limited edition polish that Nars released with its Holiday 2010 collection.

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    I picked up mine from Henri Bendel on Fifth Ave. in New York.

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    I had to have this polish for two reasons.

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    One, the lovely color.

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    And two, the awesome name.

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    Yes, I’m a Lady Gaga fan. In fact, here’s the CD I asked her to sign when she went to Manila two years ago.

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    It took a while but I finally got around to wearing Pokerface.

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    This was three coats.

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    Two was fine and opaque but I wanted another coat for extra vibrance.

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    Application was easy.

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    And the color doesn’t disappoint.

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    Yes, I love Pokerface.

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    A lot.

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    And I love it even more because it matches the lilac Dr. Martens Bex, Erick, Xean and Xam sent to me from Australia (yes, they are awesome!).

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    Lilac Power!

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    Nars Pokerface + Lilac Doc Martens = Love.

    Nars polish is available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source for P995.


  2. MUG SHOT: Barry M Indigo

    January 19, 2011 by pam

    When my wonderful friend Stef went to London late last year, she brought home bottles of Barry M polish for me.

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    And that was awesome because I could add them to my growing collection of polishes from Barry M, a British cosmetics brand that’s been rocking my world.

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    I was most excited about Indigo – a delicious vibrant blurple that I couldn’t wait to wear.

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    It’s such a vibrant color – so vibrant that it’s hard to photograph.

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    I will tell you now that as hard as I tried, I couldn’t capture the color accurately.

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    Cuff me if you must – because these photos really do this color no justice.

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    The color was so rich that I thought I would be able to get away with one coat.

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    And the color was so rich that I didn’t realize I had only used one coat on my pinky and two on the rest of my nails.

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    Stupid, I know.

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    But I swear, it wasn’t obvious when I looked at my nails. It wasn’t obvious when I looked at the camera’s screen.

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    It only became obvious when I transferred the pics to my laptop and by then I had changed my manicure color and it was too late to reshoot.

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    But despite that mishap, I really love Barry M Indigo.

    And not just Indigo, I love Barry M.

    And the price (just around P200 when converted to pesos) makes me want to buy all the polish colors.

    Barry M is available on BarryM.com and at Boots and Superdrug in the UK. If you’re in Australia, the website Crush Cosmetics also sells Barry M polish for AUD $9.95 each.