New Release: The Face Shop — Disney Trendy Nails & Nail Stickers

[Image: cosmetic-love.com]

Collection: The Face Shop, Summer 2016, Disney

Korean brand The Face Shop (owned by LG Electronics!) has released a set of Disney-licensed nail polishes in their Trendy Nails line. The nail polishes and nail stickers themed with Winnie-the-Pooh characters, though the other products in this collection also bear Mickey Mouse and Mike from Monsters Inc.

As an aside, while checking out this collection, I also happened upon a Missha Minions cosmetic collection! There are no nail polishes in it, sadly:

Missha Minions cosmetic collection, Summer 2016
Image: cosmetic-love.com

Here’s the Winnie-the-Pooh part of The Face Shop’s Disney collection, with nail polish and nail stickers (isn’t Eeyore an unreasonably happy shade of blue?):

The Face Shop Trendy Nails & nail art set Disney Winnie-the-Pooh, Summer 2016
Image: cosmetic-love.com

Here are more of the other products:

The Face Shop Disney collection, Summer 2016, swatches
Image: cosmetic-love.com

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Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish in Wonder Woman GPK05, swatch

Missha — GPK05 (Wonder Woman, The Style Lucid Nail Polish)

Missha Wonder Woman collection 2015
Image: missha.beautynet.co.kr

Collection: Missha 2015, Wonder Woman

Missha recently released a Wonder Woman makeup collection in conjunction with DC Comics. I did a more extensive post on the collection in my first review of these kind-of-scented The Style Lucid polishes; you can read it here.

GPK05 is more of a trendy shade than a particularly Wonder Woman-y shade. It’s a gorgeous, warm pink microglitter that has the overall look of rose gold. It’s semi-sheer, but there is enough glitter that it feels opaque enough.

I thought I’d found a perfect rose gold earlier this season, but I think I’ve discovered a new contender here!

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Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish in Wonder Woman BL11

Missha — BL11 (Wonder Woman, The Style Lucid Nail Polish)

Missha Wonder Woman collection 2015
Image: missha.beautynet.co.kr

Collection: Missha 2015, Wonder Woman

Missha recently released a Wonder Woman makeup collection in conjunction with DC Comics. I did a more extensive post on the collection in my first review of these kind-of-scented The Style Lucid polishes; you can read it here.

BL11 is a bright, cheerful primary blue cream. It’s definitely that punchy blue that is so often used in old school comic books:

Justice League comic book cover 1960
Image: comiccollectorlive.com

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Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish in Wonder Woman V12, swatch

Missha — VL12 (Wonder Woman, The Style Lucid Nail Polish)

Missha Wonder Woman collection 2015
Image: missha.beautynet.co.kr

Collection: Missha 2015, Wonder Woman

Missha recently released a Wonder Woman makeup collection in conjunction with DC Comics. The collection includes 18 shades of nail polish in the Style Lucid line, which come in adorable little heart-shaped bottles. (Swirly hearts don’t seem terribly Wonder Woman-y, but there it is.)

Also, Wonder Woman reminds me that I recently tried to watch the pilot episode of the new ABC series, Supergirl. I couldn’t get through the first ten minutes. Poor acting, worse writing, and they couldn’t make me care about anything. Yawn. Bring on the Wonder Woman movie. I’ll just keep watching Gotham and Ash vs Evil Dead, for now.

Missha Wonder Woman collection 2015
Image: missha.beautynet.co.kr

Missha Wonder Woman collection 2015
Image: missha.beautynet.co.kr

Since I’d never tried Missha nail polish before, and they were on sale, I ordered three shades from my favorite online Korean makeup store, Cosmetic Love (referral link): BL11, GPK05, and VL12. I also currently have four more on order (GBR01, GGR02, GPP02, and PP10). Is Missha always on sale, or what?!

Here are the 18 shades of The Style Lucid Nail Polish released in this collection:

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Topbox July 2015

Topbox (Canada) — July 2015

My second Topbox arrived yesterday, and I had high hopes because I’ve recently cancelled my Ipsy subscription, and I don’t want to be left with no subscription boxes at all, haha!

Luckily, it turned out to be a pretty decent box, and leaves me looking forward to future boxes. One great thing about the Canada-based Topbox is that it only costs CA$12, so after Ontario tax, it comes to CA$13.56. Since the Canadian dollar has been falling against the US dollar, Ipsy and Birchbox now cost now costs Canadians over CA$19! [2015-08-05: I was corrected by Natalie in the comments! Birchbox Canada charges in CAD, not USD, so it ends up costing CAD$14.95 per month. Thank you so much, Natalie!] Granted, you get 4 deluxe samples with Topbox instead of 5 with Birchbox and Ipsy.

What I Received

  • BareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara (1.5 mL sample) [MSRP CA$23 for 10 mL]
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 (three 10 mL sample tubes in 3 shades) [MSRP CA$23.99 for 50 mL]
  • OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil (1.13 g, full-sized) [MSRP US$13 for 1.13 g]
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (14 mL, full-sized) [MSRP CA$9.95]
  • Topbox patterned cylindrical cardboard container
  • Missha coupon for a GWP if I spend $14.99 on Missha at Topbox.ca

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Sale Alert — 15% Off Everything at Missha Canada (March 10–12, 2015, Online Only)

Get 15% off everything at Missha Canada (not affiliated). The promotion runs from March 10–12. The discount is already shown in the online prices. Shipping is free with a CA$59 purchase.

A nail polish gift set is also included with every $65 purchase:
Missha Canada GWP nail polish

[Earlier, I erroneously posted that you needed a $75 purchase for the 15% off. Not so! Sorry for the mistake!]