I have to say this is my favorite blue!!! Its cool & bright with slight shimmer. The application was a dream and I got good coverage in 2 coats.
I'm only giving this 3 lippies because the color didn't "wow" me. Sure, its very pretty, but not a 'must have' IMO. This is darker in the bottle that it appears on the nail with 2 coats. Its a watermelon/raspberry pinky red frost. The consistency is not typical 'frost-like' though, I found it to almost apply like a sheer jelly, but I got great coverage in 2 coats and the frost is not streaky. Its a great color for summer and goes well with my cool/neutral skintone. Props to the old OPI formula, applies like a dream!
I love this color! So perfect for summer! Its a bright berry fuschia with a very slight shimmer. You can't really see it unless you're in the sunlight. The application was very smooth and I got great coverage in 2 coats. Awesome color for my cool/neutral skintone.
I'm really surprised there isn't a review for this yet. This is a great summer color - bright and shimmery fucshia! The application was very smooth and I got good coverage in two coats. I'm sure there are several similar shades out there, but I haven't done side by side comparisons to know about any "twins". Its a keeper for me as it works well with my cool/neutral skintone and I can wear this on tips & toes alike.
I'm really really glad I let the NBers talk me into this one. I was hesitant because lighter blues don't look good against my skintone and from pics of this, I just wasn't sure if it was dark enough for me. This is a medium dark blue holo with a purple undertone. My friend actually thought it was purple on me. The application of the OMGs are a little tough to get, but if you go basic, it works well. Let each coat dry before applying another, do not worry about streaks in the first coat as they will even out in the end. I can't stop looking at my fingers, they look so awesome!
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Christian Dior Creme de Gloss Fig Nectar (641)
Mel_C 3/26/2008 8:29:00 AM
WOW! This lip gloss is super smooth feeling and moisturizing on my lips, I just can't get over it. I tried this on at a Sephora and it blew me away so my sweet MIL bought me a tube. The color is great for my skintone, its a dusty rosy/mauve. You can see shimmer in the tube, but not on the lips. It has moderate coverage and its not sticky. The price really isn't that bad when you compare it to other mid-higher end glosses, like Bobbi Brown. This is a great splurge.
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Professional Tourmaline Ceramic hair dryer
Mel_C 3/12/2008 11:12:00 AM
When on the hunt for a new hair dryer, I checked out Ulta since they have a HUGE selection that you can test out. My hair strands are fine, but I have a lot. I want a dryer to provide fast drying time and still keep my hair pretty smooth. I picked this one because it seemed to be more powerful than others in the store and it was a good price (on sale). The drying time was super-fast, but my hair ends up being a bit frizzy and it even has caused tiny tangles in my hair. I used the lower setting and it didn't improve the condition of my hair much. The buttons are on the handle and while they seem convenient, I end up switching settings sometimes becuase my fingers bump them when I'm drying my hair. I'm giving this product 3 lippies instead of 2 only because its still a very powerful dryer. I won't be repurchasing this and I also just placed an order for a new dryer. If ULTA won't take this back, I'll probably put it up for swap or something. EDIT: I realized that my dryer says "Infiniti" on it, but its not listed in the 'title'. I wanted to add that info in case its helpful. This dryer is still listed on ULTA's website (as of 3/13/08)
OK, I have to review this based on how I use it and not how its intended to be used. Its supposed to be a quick dry top coat - OK, not so much. I use this as almost a pre-base coat and I like it for that. I apply Air Dry about a minute after my coats of polish, then I let it dry. It does take some time for this to fully dry, so do not use this if you're in a hurry. Once its dry, I then apply another top coat. Currently, I'm using a hybrid of Out the Door & OPI RapiDry. Yes, sounds odd, but its working for me. I know using two top coats isn't the best option, but I get really good wear from this and using the Air Dry as a frist top coat seems to "set" the polish better than one top coat alone. Take that for what its worth :)
It took me forever to finally try this shade, but now that I have, it will become a summer staple. I know most describe this as a coral, but to me its more than that. Its a bright shimmery mix of coral, red, and orange. Its bright, but not too bright for tips in my opinion. The application was super-smooth and props to the pro-wide brush as always. This looks great with my cool/neutral skintone.
This is a great shade for the summer, a bright (almost glowy) coral/pink/red. The application was very smooth and I got good coverage with 2 coats. Its a winner!
My bottle actually says "A Heart of Art" and I almost added another entry. I really like this shade of lavender. Its frosty and very opaque in 2 coats. I did get some streaks, which is so common with frosty colors, but I love it so much I don't mind at all. This color is very springy and looks good with my cool/neutral skintone.
I love this shade!! Its a sheer nude/beige/ivory with loads of subtle shimmer. It looks absolutely gorgeous on. My skintone is fair/neutral and its not too beige that it clashes. I don't have Nude Beach, but from pics I've seen, this is waaaay more pretty. A 'must have' if you like sheers that aren't boring.
I really wanted to love this, but its a touch too sheer for my taste. I don't see any pink on my nail at all and I did 3 coats. Its a very polished and professional look for those in conservative offices or if you want a nice french mani shade. Just not for me :(
This is a great color for toes if you like purples. Its a medium plum with a touch of irridescence to it. The coverage could be a little better, but on my toes, it was fine after 2 coats.
I'm surprised there isn't a review for this already. I picked up a handful of UD polishes when they went on sale last year and this is one of the keepers. Its a sheer irridescent lavender with silver glitter. Very pretty and very subtle. The only thing I didn't care for was the bottle and brush, not that great, but its workable I guess.