Top/Base Coats -China Glaze - Strong Adhesion Base Coat
dlbd2k06 2/11/2010 9:25:00 PM
Definate HG product for me. I had worn acrylic on my nails for years, not for length, but because polish stays on them so much better. I went back to natural nails, and I found this base coat. It makes a huge difference in longevity of polish on natural nails. Without it, I was lucky to get two days without major chipping. Using this, I can get about five before any major chips. I also have started using this as a top coat. It isn't super shiny, but the wear is even better.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse
dlbd2k06 2/10/2010 5:13:00 PM
I am absolutely loving this mousse. It gives my very straight, somewhat fine hair a ton of volume. Even better, IMO, it helps my hair hold curl big time. I usually curl my hair with a curling iron after blowdrying, using a curl holding spray. It looks good for a few hours and then falls out. Since I have been using this prior to blowdrying, My curls stay in all day, and even the next day my hair will still have a little curl left in it. Also, the price is great, very inexpensive.
Makeup Brushes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Get Bent Brush
dlbd2k06 2/10/2010 5:08:00 PM
Immediate HG status! It has been a while since I have reviewed anything, but this is so fantastic, I had to review it. I have the Smashbox brush that is similar to this one, and it works well. The Benefit one, however, is amazing. The tip of the brush is very pointed and the bristles are very stiff. This gives a perfectly controlled line. I was reading some of the other reviews for this and the one I have must be the updated version of this brush. The price was quite reasonable too. If you use cream/ gel eyeliner, check this out. It is wonderful!
OPI Strawberry Margarita is my current favorite nail polish. It is a bright, medium pink. Great quality, of course with OPI.
This is one of my favorite polishes. California Raspberry is a red fushia color with very subtle silver shimmer. Beautiful color, great quality polish.
I was really looking forward to getting this, but unfortunately I will be returning it. I am a big fan of most UD products, this one was a disappointment. The packaging is very cute and functional. The eyeliner itself however never dries. It transfers all over the place. I expected it to be similar to Fluidline or Smudge Pots, but it is not. It stays the same cream consistancy on your eye as in the packaging.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect- Jersey Pink 157
dlbd2k06 6/25/2009 10:08:00 PM
Dior 157 is a very pretty lip gloss. It is a very light pinky peach color with greenish shimmer. Staying power is decent for a gloss. It doesn't have much of a scent or taste to it. The Dior packaging is beautiful.
The MAC 134 is a must have brush for me. I use it to apply bronzer. It is huge and fluffy, so it doesn't pick up too much product at once, which is the problem I was having with other bronzer brushes. It is quite pricey, but makes a big difference and is of the usual great MAC brush quality.
Wonderful brow pencil, this is a new HG for me. I have a hard time finding brow products that work for me, this one is perfect. I have light, golden blonde hair, and most brow products for blondes are very ash toned or almost gray. This one in Blonde is a light warm blonde color. It also stays on really well. Definately will rebuy.
Beautiful palette from stila. All the colors are very smooth and very pigmented. The only thing I didn't like about this was the flimsy plastic window, but I got this at Sephora for only $10, so I really can't complain.
Did not like Posietint at all. I gave it two lippies, only because the color is pretty. The packaging is not good at all. The metallic finish on the bottle chips off all over the place. Also, when I applied it, even though I blended it out fast, the color grabbed more on the places I applied it to leaving me with a blotchy look.
Self Tanners -Jergens - Jergens Natural Glow Firming
dlbd2k06 6/24/2009 3:25:00 AM
This is a good gradual self tanner. It dries quickly and doesn't have a bad smell like many self tanners. It does have some shimmer to it, but it is pretty subtle. I do wish they made it in a pump packaging though.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Instant Cuticle Remover
dlbd2k06 6/24/2009 3:22:00 AM
This works really well and is also inexpensive. I haven't used it on my hands because I have acrylic nails. I have been doing my own toes lately to save money. This product gets rid of dried cuticles so easily with great results.
A beautiful color from OPI. This is a medium, cool toned, rosy pink. It has a frosty finish to it. Very pretty on toes especially.
I usually love OPI polishes, but this one wasn't that great for me. I loved the color in the bottle, beautiful coral with greenish duochrome. On my nails it looked like a very light coral with an almost flat dull finish. That was with top coat too. I added a second coat of clear top coat the next day but it still looked dull to me.