Posts Tagged ‘Isadora’

IsaDora mini sizes

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

When I was on my weekly grocery shopping at the local ICA Maxi last week, I noticed a new little makeup stand that caught my attention, it turned out to be some mini sizes of IsaDora products, with both old and some new stuff, with the pricing 3 products for 99 SEK. I picked up the following things:

L-R: Pump ‘n Plump in Pearly Sangria, Express Star Gloss  in Reflecting Bloom, and Wonder Nail in Icy Purple.

There were also some mascaras, lipsticks, and a few small baked eyeshadows that I don’t think I’ve seen before.

I think the lip glosses are so cute! I don’t use lip gloss that often, so I prefer smaller sizes which also are easy to carry with you.

So how does the mini polish compare to the ordinary size?

The ordinary bottle is 6 ml, while the mini size is 4 ml (1 ml less than the Depend bottles). Thankfully the brush is also smaller:

Wide brush to the left, mini brush to the right.

Have you seen this stuff? Does it look interesting or is it products you already have? The polishes I remember where these: Mellow Yellow, Silver Sparkles, Gold Sparkles, Cool Camel, Dolce Vita, and some pearly white that I don’t remember the name of.



Two New Isadora Trios

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I’ve aquired a couple of Isadoras new Eye Shadow Trios, Purple Vain which is new for this Fall, and Golden Fig from the winter collection Red Rush. And where did I find these if not at the local supermarket? These are not the best photos, but I hope they give you some idea of what they look like.

Purple Vain to the left, Golden Fig to the right.

And here are some quick swatches on my arm:

With the purple shades you can probably do a gorgeous smokey eye. In the Golden Fig trio I’m really fond of the middle shade, I think I would describe it as as a golden peach shade.

I wore the shadows from Golden Fig the other day so I thought I would show you that as well:

I’ve used the lightest shade in the inner corners, the middle shade on the rest of the lid, then the plum shade in crease and outer v, and also applied it as a liner with an angled brush.

And here’s the rest of the face:

glominerals – gloPressed Base Powder Foundation in Golden Medium

Too Faced – Shadow Insurance
MAC – Orb applied all over lid and browbone
Isadora – Golden Fig Trio (lightest shade in the inner corners, the middle shade on the rest of the lid, and then the plum shade in crease and outer v, and also applied as a liner)
Make Up Store – Blush in the shade Must Have (applied veeeery lightly)
Lumene – Blueberry Curl Mascara on upper lashes
Isadora – Clear Conditioning Mascara on lower lashes
Isadora – Inliner Kajal in Blonde on lower waterline
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color, medium brown shade used to lightly fill in eyebrows

Nyx – Round Lipstick in Indian Pink


I really like these trios, they’re small and handy. But I have to warn you, don’t drop them! You don’t want to see what my Cool Browns palette look like now.. =)

Some Swatches Of Isadora Light Touch Natural Radiant Make-Up SPF 15

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

I’ve seen a lot of posts about this new foundation from Isadora, and when I went past them at the super market I decided to make some quick swatches of three of the shades. I also had my Flawless Finish Foundation from ELF in my purse, which I find is a fairly good match for me when applied lightly, so I put that on as well for comparison. The photos are taken after I came home, unfortunately the sun was pretty much gone so you’ll have to do with poor indoor lighting.

The top mess is ELF Flawless Finish Foundation in Sand, which looks quite a bit lighter than the Isadora shades. And then we have the Light Touch Foundation swatches:
Bottom row L-R: 50 Nude, 51 Beige, 52 Sand.

I tried to swatch them on my face as well:

Unblended, L-R: ELF Sand, Isadora 50 Nude, 51 Beige, 52 Sand.

Blended slightly, L-R: ELF Sand, Isadora 50 Nude, 51 Beige, 52 Sand.

The ELF swatch looks quite yellow on me but I think it helps to even out the pink overtones in my face. My face really doesn’t match my body…

I’ve actually only used one liquid foundation in the past, and that was Lorea’l True Match in C1 Rose Ivory. After a while I realized though that it was too pink for me, so I think I should go for more yellow tones.

I may pick up this foundation in either Nude or Beige, I haven’t really decided which one looks the best yet. I’m hoping they’ll melt in and not look quite as dark as they appear to be. Have anyone of you tested this foundation yet?

KleanColor Holo Orange On Top Of Sun Orange

Monday, August 15th, 2011

So, the reason I wanted to show you Isadora Sun Orange first is because I later paired it with KleanColor Holo Orange. I figured this polish was quite sheer so I just added one coat on top of Sun Orange. The base color of Holo Orange took away some of the yellow in Sun Orange and made it a slightly deeper shade of orange. And wow, is this gorgeous or what!

Fortunately the sun was shining outside so I could get some nice sunny photos. I wouldn’t really call this holographic, it’s more like holographic glitter particles in a colored base, but it doesn’t make it less beautiful! Prepare for some picspam!

It was really hard to capture all the colors, but they’re there.

And to really show all the colors I took a couple of photos out of focus:

I definitely want more of these holo polishes!

Isadora Sun Orange

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Before I start posting any images of KleanColor manicures I wanted to show you this Isadora polish first. It’s the beautiful shimmery Sun Orange, which has been on sale at Kicks and Åhléns lately. I actually picked it up one day but put it back. I changed my mind and when I got to my local store next time it was gone! But I finally managed to find it in another store.

I went for four coats plus China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. I put on a little thicker coat on my ring finger and that resulted in some bubbling, so for me it was better to stick to sheerer coats.

In full sunlight.

Inside without flash, you can see a bit of VNL here.

I’ve never really been fond of these types of yellow orange tones before, but I really like this!

White Caps on the Ocean

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

I couldn’t leave my Isadora Dazzling Ocean alone, so I added a layer of China Glaze White Cap on top of it. I love the result, and even a couple of guys at work gave me compliments on it =) It turned the underlying polish to a slightly greener shade, with a beautiful golden shimmer.

First a not so good photo with the bottle:

Yes, I’ve been wearing the polish for over a week, please excuse the outgrowth.

Here you can see more of its beauty:

Close-up! This manicure made me think of mermaids and light dancing over the water, it was gorgeous in sunlight.

And it has happened again, I’ve broken a thumb nail..

The icky stuff on the left side is just residue from a band-aid. I blame it all on the plastic lock on the cats’ litter box..

Some Dazzling Polishes

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s been a while since my last post, sorry! I blame it on work, and an evil gum ache from hell (caused by one of my wisdom teeth). I didn’t have much motivation to do anything while my mouth was hurting 24/7, but now it’s fine again.

When I saw the blue and turquoise polishes from Isadora’s Ocean Drive collection I couldn’t resist. They look perfect for summer! This post is mainly about Dazzling Ocean. I keep confusing the names, I think this turquoise/aqua color should be named Acqua, and the blue one Ocean. But maybe that’s just me.

Bottle shot of Dazzling Ocean and Dazzling Acqua.

Both of the polishes seem to have a blue/purple flash in the bottles as you can see in the next photo, but it’s not very visible on the nails. I can see it in a certain angle in lamp light, but I only managed to capture one lousy photo of it in Acqua, which you can see at the end of this post.

(Click photo for full size)

I did the nails a little different this time, I applied my first coat of polish one evening while watching a movie, then the second coat the next morning while I was eating breakfast, and then another one. I didn’t apply a top coat. I don’t know if this is what caused the polish to bubble, as I did get some bubbling on a few nails. Fortunately it’s not that noticeable so I can live with that. What bothered me more was how sheer it was, but I do forgive it for being such a gorgeous and summery shade.

In full sunlight.

Here you can clearly see how sheer it looks.

With such a name I thought it would be fitting to splash some water on my nails =)

And then we have the other Dazzling polish, the blue Dazzling Acqua which adorn my toes. I’m not sure if this is quite as sheer as Dazzling Ocean, but I applied three coats here as well.

If there are any foot haters reading this..








You have been warned! =)

(Click for bigger version at own risk)

And here’s a crappy photo in poor indoor lighting, which was the only way for me to get the purple flash to show:


Yellow Fairy Dust

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

This is what my Easter nails ended up like in the end, I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust on top of Isadora Mellow Yellow for some extra bling.

Direct sunlight.

Some shade, you can see more of the colors in the glitter here.

And here’s a closeup of Fairy Dust in the bottle:

I’m really glad I finally got this polish, it’s perfect whenever you want some more action on your nails!

Isadora Mellow Yellow, And Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This is just a real quick post before I’m off to catch the train to where I’ll be spending Easter.  This holiday is one of the few occasions where I consider wearing yellow nails. So this year it’s Isadora’s Mellow Yellow, a light shimmery yellow. I still hate the wide brush, but I really like the color. This is three layers plus Seche Vite. It does not compliment my skin tone at all, but I don’t care!

In sunlight.

Kitty ear!

Click for bigger size.

Happy Easter everyone!

Bonbon Mint.. and Hunt for the Holy Mint

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

When I saw the promos for Isadora’s spring collection Fanciful I knew I had to have the Bonbon Mint polish. I love mint green shades, and especially shimmery ones. I have a 10+ year old polish from a line called Metro Pastels that is a wonderful shimmery light green. Only half of the bottle is left and I’ve been searching desperately for a dupe. While Bonbon Mint is a little similar, it’s still too blue to match my old treasure, but it’s still very beautiful! I will show you further down what it looks like, but first on to Bonbon Mint!

Personally I hate the Wide Brush polishes from Isadora, but it went fairly well to apply this one anyway. I think the trick is to go for less and thicker coats, I went for two here. Top coat is Seche Vite as usual.

This is a really beautiful spring shade!

Here’s my old darling that I’ve been trying to find a replacement for:

Metro Pastels was a cosmetics line that was sold at Swedish Åhléns about 10-15 years ago, they had this, a pearly white, and a gold that I can remember. The polish is quite sheer so it needs quite some coats to get full coverage.

Here’s a shot of all the light green/blue shimmery polishes that I have so far (I need more!):

From left to right: Depend no 225, Isadora Bonbon Mint, Metro Pastels no 5, CND Aqua Jet.

The other polishes I have are either too green or too blue. Do you know of a polish that would come close to the Metro Pastels, or is my best option a frankenpolish maybe? I’ve been eyeing Milani’s Dress Maker but it’s probably too dark.