NO BUY UPDATE: I have officially gone 6 months without buying new makeup!!!!
Thankfully, my friend got me some makeup for my birthday so I have had a couple of fixes here and there! She got me some things from MAC Moody Blooms and Nail Transformations. First off, can I say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the promotional imagery for Moody Blooms!! I am a gardening and weird plant enthusiast so I am totally into these pictures (image taken from MAC website obviously).
I got the Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Blushing Berry. She made a good choice because it looks quite flattering on me if I do say so myself! It is a really nicely textured product; it's not runny but not too sticky either. It has a twist bottom and dispenses product onto a lip brush. The lip brush is nicely textured and smooth. Be careful not to twist it too much! I cranked the sucker (as you need to do on other products such as this) and wasted a bunch :(
I enjoy this as it is buildable; I can wear a sheer coat for work or wear lots of it to go out. I find that it is also a great product to wear for going out to eat, it is quite forgiving and doesn't end up looking messed up afterwards.
I also got a Liquid Pigment Topcoat from Nail Transformations. This little beauty is Green Pearl, it is intended to be worn over other colours to make them look different, thus transforming one's nails.
I actually think it looks quite nice on its own as a sheer colour. I often wear sheer colours on my nails to work as I always chip my nails at work and sheer colours are a lot more forgiving.
It makes your nails look nice and shiny and when it catches the light it shines an almost metallic green with a bit of an orange shift.
I decided to try this over top of a matte neon green polish (China Glaze something or other, it doesn't say on the bottle). The matte texture really emphasizes how much I suck at evenly painting my nails so I thought this topcoat would disguise that somewhat. I liked how it gave a nice metallic finish, but then realized that in order to really transform my nails, I should not paint Green Pearl over GREEN. DUH.
I tried it as a topcoat over red (OPI All The Berry Best To You) and black (OPI Black Onyx) and it looks pretty cool! I especially like it over black.
Did you try anything from Moody Blooms or Nail Transformations?