Nicole...Spotted! is from Nicole by O.P.I's Gossip Girl collection. This was a limited edition polish that is pretty difficult to find nowadays, but lovely nevertheless. It is a teal glittery polish that has a jelly consistency and finish. 2-3 coats will give you max coverage as it is not a clear gel polish. It is speckled with green, blue, and gold glitters and sparkles in every light. I use a top coat over this to add a little extra shine. I would recommend using a base coat with this to protect your nails. Fairly easy to remove.
Disco Lights is an insanely sparkly polish that I rarely use alone because it would take about 4 coats to get a concentration of color but looks amazing over other polishes. The smell is a bit strong but it won't kill you. Wear one coat of this as a top coat and you will shine all week long! This is a very tough polish that takes some work to get off. I find that it dries rather quickly on me and looks gorgeous on the tips of the nail for some added bling.
This is by far the most beautiful nail polish color I have ever seen. It is not for the faint-hearted! I saw this on someone and knew from that instant that I had to try it on. When I got my bottle, I was surprised by how bright it was, but when I got it on and put a top coat on it seemed a little less electric and more of a subdued pink coral. My favorite color for summer. The application is sort of a pain in the tush, though. It is very streaky and does not dry very fast. But the application is just one problem I will face in the name of this gorgeous color. I will definitely buy this again!
I generally use this navy blue under crackle polishes, because it seems much too dark compared with my very fair skin. The formula is smooth and rich, very pigmented, and really only takes one coat to get full even coverage. I would like to try other colors in the complete manicure collection. I really love the color in the bottle and under a silver or white crackle.
I love this as a top coat, base coat, and alone. Two coats provides more than enough shine. I don't think it grows nails as well as Sally Hansen's nail growth miracle polishes; however, it is perfect for thirsty nails and really hydrates dry tired nails. I would definitely buy this again, because in between polishes my nails usually need some tlc. This really does it. It will keep them hydrated and smooth and give you a break from color. If your sole purpose for buying this is to grow your nails, though, just try the polishes I mentioned above and you will see much better results, and you'll be able to choose from many colors.
I love these miracle growth nail polishes, and this color is no exception! The brush is on the thicker side but makes application very easy and the formula has a medium consistency. It is not thick and not runny. I find that two coats is enough and provides very even coverage that is never streaky. Blazing sunset is a warm pink with just a twinge of orange and a hint of shimmer. Perfect for summer. Great on long and short nails. Will help your nails grow long, strong, and fast!
This is a wonderful cuticle gel that dries very fast and instantly smooths cuticles. If you use this every day for a week your cuticles will probably show signs of improvement. I have problem cuticles that peel all the time, even in the summer, and I feel like this worked very well. The only reason I wouldn't buy this one again is because I feel like I already have a favorite cuticle gel, but this makes it in my top 5.
Tools -Sally Hansen - No More Mistakes Manicure Clean-Up Stick
srarana23 7/12/2011 3:49:00 PM
I loved the idea of this, which is why I bought it. For first use it works okay, but after my second use it dried out almost completely and the nail polish remover in the tube never worked quite as well as I had hoped when I purchased it. Invest in some pointed q-tips and nail polish remover, because it will be more efficient and probably less expensive.
Yes, yes, yes. This is a lavender based gray (to me at least). It looks great on short nails and long. Fearless fog saved my chewed up nails from never growing back. Not only did they grow back long, but they grew back strong and durable. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get their nails back from nail biting hell. I repainted this every two days and within a week and a half I had my nails back! And the color is wonderful!
I love love loved this primer. Probably the only time in my life when I actually used a primer was after I tried this, and I ended up using it so much that now I am out of it and can't find it anywhere! What is so wonderful about this primer is that it gives you a real glow. In the bottle and on your hands it tends to look very shimmery, but when you wear it under foundation it makes you glow. The pump is yet another reason I loved this product so much. The application (using clean hands) is very sanitary and the product never made me break out!
I recently ran out of this and have been looking for it everywhere! I have very fair skin, and it is difficult for me to find a liquid foundation that does not wash me out or make my skin look cakey. The foundation is highly blendable, provides great coverage and is not cakey. I also have acne prone skin and this does not break me out. I love that the bottle has a pump, because it is much more sanitary to use your clean hands than the same sponge everyday which you usually get with most cream or mousse foundations. I cannot recommend this product enough! The smell is not so pleasant, but that is my only problem with this foundation and it is not enough to turn me off of it.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
srarana23 7/12/2011 2:41:00 PM
I swear this stuff works wonders on my under eye circles. I ordered it online and when I opened the package I thought for sure it would be too dark for my ridiculously pale skin, but somehow it blends seamlessly. It doesn't look cakey, because you really only need to use a dab for each eye. It brightens and perfects, though I wouldn't recommend using it on blemishes as it applies a bit thick and pulling just creates more redness. But for the under eye area it works wonders. I also use this on my eye lids, but I find that I need a shadow or loose powder to set it. Yes, I set this with eyeshadow. Why not? With thinner competition concealers I find my eyes looking tired after work. I use this before I start work and trust me, this stuff stays in place for hours!
I love this so much! The first coat is a little sheer, but the second coat builds great color. You could really glide this one over a taupe polish to add a bit of bling or wear it alone with a few coats. It is a pinky taupe with lots of shimmer. Great with a top coat, great without. I think this makes it in my top 5 favorite China Glaze lacquers!
I love this one! It is basically a crackle version of For Audrey, one of my favorite colors by China Glaze (a Tiffany box blue/robin's egg blue). The application really could not be any easier. The brush is very easy to wield, the consistency is on the thicker side but not to the point where it makes it difficult to use, and you can experiment with how much to use. I like using one thin coat. Can be used on all skin tones, all nail lengths, and a variety of base polish colors.
Halleys Comet is from Orly's Cosmic FX collection. It is a very lovely holographic lacquer that looks different in every light and angle. In bright light it can look a bit purple around the edges, but it's main color is a beautiful shimmering teal. In other angles it looks light green. The consistency isn't thick but isn't runny. The first coat dries almost sheer and you can build coverage from there according to how opaque you'd like it. It is not streaky, despite how sheer it is on your first couple of coats. I enjoy putting at least 3 if not 4 coats on for max coverage. The brush is thin and easy to wield.