well FINALLY! i lip balm that actually makes my lips feel moist even after it's worn off! it also imparts a lovely shine, and smells wonderfully minty w/o any medicine-type odor, and isn't overpowering with the taste. i will get this again and again, and i love the tinted ones as well!
OH i love these! The texture isn't sticky, and they have really good staying power. the scent is lovely, and the shades are very pigmented...almost like a sheer liquid lipstick. i will definitely get more of these!
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Goldie Lipgloss in Nylon
gigglemommy 2/15/2006 1:51:00 PM
i was looking for a peachy caramel shade, and this definitely fits the bill. not too brown, just the right intensity, but a tiny bit frosty. i love the non-sticky formula, and it lasts a very long time for a gloss! it also feels very moisturizing. Liked the texture so much i ran back and got another :)
This color is SO freaking gorgeous!!! it looks very blue-red in the bottle, but applies neutral, bright cherry red...with glitter! i love how the silver micro glitter doesn't seem to sit "on top" of the polish, but appears to be underneath a bright red gloss. my tips look like sparkly candy apples! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Well. i didn't expect to like this. i got it because it was on sale, and i had run out of my Pureluxe Mineral Foundation and was waiting for it to be shipped. don't get me wrong, mineral makeup is my HG, but this stuff really impressed me. no breakouts or irritation, good coverage, applied easily and didn't settle in to lines and pores, or cake at all. the concealer is pretty darned good too. i've tried most of the foundations out there, and this is at the top of my list for a liquid. i'll keep this for backup, and repurchase for backup when i run out.
i love this shade! sheer peachy pink nude...makes my nails look healthy and is great to layer with sheers. my only wish is it were slightly more opaque. i find myself reaching for this again and again, if i could do a french this would be my shade.
Polishes -Creative Nail Design - Make A Wish Nail Polish
gigglemommy 1/30/2006 9:16:00 PM
i love this color! semi sheer peachy melon with WOW aqua irridesence. it applies much less melon and more peach, and i can still see my nail tip after three coats. i am extremely impressed by it's wear, this stuff just isn't budging. i have soft, peely nails so that's a big deal for me. total HG polish!
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Healthy Body Complexion Moisturizing Lotion
gigglemommy 1/20/2006 1:07:00 AM
This didn't do a thing for my KP, unfortunately. it didn't break me out, it didn't smell bad, but it didn't do that much for my skin. back to the drawing board! won't buy again.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Magical Nail Make-up in Copper Cauldron
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 11:11:00 AM
oh pretty! warm peach/light copper. not bright copper penny as i thought it might be. Gorgeous holo shimmer! the wear is less than salon np's but equal to other d/s brands, IMHOP. I will wear this again and again!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Magical Nail Make-up in Mystical Mandarin
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 11:06:00 AM
MY FAVORITE SHADE! not orange at all, which is what i expected from the idiot packaging. this is a gorgeous peachy pink! i would wear this shade even if it didn't have the B-E-A-Utiful holographic shimmer. It's in my top 5 favorite nail colors! w/ a good base and topcoat i get 3-4 good days out of this shade without chipping/wearing. that's pretty good for me. the holographic shimmer dulls when you apply topcoat, but returns after it dries. i will wear this again and again, and can't WAIT for summer to start putting some of these on my toes!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Magical Nail Makeup - Fairy Dust Pink
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 10:58:00 AM
this is a very lavender/pink shade, w/ the same awesome holographic effect of the other magicals i've reviewed. the wear is definitely less than OPI, Essie, or China Glaze, but with a good base/topcoat combo it last three or four days with barely any wear. for reference i usually get four to five days w/ OPI. as a pedi color, i had Blue Aura on my toenails for two weeks without a single sign of wear.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Magical Nail Make Up - Purple Potion
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 10:53:00 AM
This is an all-time fav! it really is more of a dark lavender than purple, but who is going to notice when they see the holographic effect? i really had no problem with the wear, but i usually change my polish every three or four days anyway. I used Seche as a topcoat for this, with no problems. I hate that they put these in the stoooopid gold bottles so that you can't see the polish inside. i would have bought out the display if i would have known what was inside. Duh Sally. i will wear this until there isn't a drop left in the bottle!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Magical Nail Makeup - Blue Aura
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 10:47:00 AM
i freaking LOVE these magicals! The holographic effect is just dazzling! Blue Aura is a bright sky blue w/ amazing, fantastic, spectacular holographic shimmer! covers after one coat, but can be a little streaky so i use two. the finish on this isn't glossy, so a top coat should be used. *tip- when you apply the topcoat, it dulls the shimmer, but as it dries the shimmer comes back. i have used this with Seche and SH insta-dri with no problems. wish i could be these in gallon containers. lol!
this color is such a deep, sexy red. Neutral leaning toward warm, shimmery, faint gold sparkle. This is the color that turned my opinion around about Essie. i discovered that two coats are a streaky mess, but magically the third coat turns into a rich, glossy gorgeous shade. i will definitely buy again, as a matter of fact i got lucky and got 4 other reds on clearance!
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - 18 Hour Lip Treatment in Clear Raisin
gigglemommy 1/5/2006 10:13:00 AM
i love the packaging this comes in! it looks like a little potion bottle. clear raisin for me is a lovely warm dark pink with gold shimmer. it's not super glossy, but it does have a nice shine, and is very moisturizing. my favorite thing about these glosses is the mouth watering citrus scent. love it! it lasts as long as most glosses do on me. i went out and bought two more after trying this one, and love them all. not a ton of color deposit, no over the top sparkle, but they all make my lips look full and gawgeous.