5.3.15

Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies - Dragon's Skin

Bottle Shot: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (direct)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Natural sunlight (direct)
Macro Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Skin
Macro shot, natural sunlight (shade)
I split the Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies duo into two posts because it was too picture heavy. The Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies are basically flakie polishes that have a really high shine finish. This is part two, which is a swatch and review of Dragon's Skin. If you missed part one on Dragon's Breath (beautiful purple to olive green shift) and you would like to see a swatch, click to read the review.

Ultra Chrome Flakies can be worn layered on top of another polish, or by itself. In this post, I put on 2 coats of Dragon's Skin, with no base colour and no top coat. If you missed my last review, these Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies are so packed with glitter that you really do not need a base colour underneath, but it would give a different effect when layered on top of a colour.

Dragon's Skin has multicolored flakies but shows up as a copper colour. In different lightings, it may show up as an olive green. In different angles, the copper shifts to a beautiful green.

The formula of these polishes are AMAZING. Like I mentioned in my first post, the flakies lay flat on the nails so it doesn't give you a "textured polish" feel when you touch it. The finish is also super ultra chrome - reflective almost.

This polish is also super long wearing. As I'm typing now, I've been wearing Dragon's Skin for 5 days now and there is NO chips at all (not even one!). I have no freaking idea how because my nail polishes have never lasted more than 3 days without a single chip.

I'm in love with these nail polishes! I think the $11.95 price tag on these are well worth it. What's better - all Chloe & Bella polishes are cruelty-free, vegan, AND 5-free!

Chloe & Bella:
Ultra Chrome Flakies:

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun
*PR samples

2.3.15

Chloe & Bella Ultra Chrome Flakies - Dragon's Breath

Bottle Shot: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Natural sunlight (shade)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Natural sunlight (direct)
Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Natural sunlight (direct)
Macro Swatch: Chloe & Bella Dragon's Breath
Macro shot, natural sunlight (shade)
Ultra Chrome Flakies are all the rage in the indie polish world right now - and you will see why! Chloe & Bella released an amazing duo of the Ultra Chrome Flakies - Dragon's Breath (this post) and Dragon's Skin (nextpost). These ultra chrome flakies are basically, like the name suggests, flakie polish which have super high shine properties.

These Ultra Chrome Flakies can be worn alone or layered on top of a base colour. For review purposes, I decided to wear these alone to show the opacity and the amount of flakies suspended in the polish. In the pictures above, I used two coats of Dragon's Breath alone, with no top coat. This is so packed with flakies that it covers the entire nail and reaches maximum opacity in two coats.

Dragon's Breath has multicoloured flakies but overall shows up as a purple colour. In different lightings and angles, it shifts to a beautiful olive green colour. 

The formula is amazing! It's the perfect consistency - not too runny and not too gloopy. The finish of this polish is super metallic and it's so shiny - well, ultra chrome. One of my biggest concern with these flakies is that it would feel more like textured polish to the touch and might "hook" onto things. However, the flakies lay down very smoothly on the nail and feels smooth to the touch.

The Ultra Chrome Flakies retail for $11.95 on Chloe & Bella's website. All Chloe & Bella polishes are cruelty-free and vegan.
Chloe & Bella
Ultra Chrome Flakies

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun
*PR Samples. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

17.2.15

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Review
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Review
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Review
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso Review
Hi guys! I have for you today a review on the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso! I've heard so much about the Milani Baked Blushes and how great they are, especially this particular shade in Luminoso. I think the person that influenced me to buy it, however, is Ingrid (missglamorazzi on YouTube). I'm not sure how long it was ago, but I remember Ingrid constantly mentioning this blush in her videos, and I'm a huuuuuge fan so..

Luminoso is a liiiiight (note the number of i's, haha) peachy pink colour with some light gold shimmer running through it. When I first got this and swatched it on the back of my hand, I remember thinking, "OH NO! This is definitely not going to show up on my skin (since I have medium yellow-undertoned skin)", and I was right.. it doesn't, unless I pack it on with a heavy hand (like I did in the pictures above). However, I did find that I like using this blush on top of other blushes. Because it has that beautiful sheen from the gold shimmers, it takes the place of my highlighter. I find the highlighting properties of this blush to be amazing because the shimmers are so finely milled that you don't see chunky glitters on your face. Sometimes I like using this on its own too, as a light peachy blush.

Eventhough this blush is too light to show up much on my skin, it is super pigmented so it's easy to build up. I love that this blush is very buttery, and applies to the skin evenly. I also find this blush to be very long-wearing.

Luminoso will probably look best on lighter skintones as a blush, but it will work perfect as a highlighter for medium to darker skintones. 

You can buy these from your local drugstore, or on milanicosmetics.com for $8.49. I don't think you can buy this in Malaysia, but if you can find it anywhere, definitely grab it! It's an amazing product!

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun