This polish is gorgeous sparkly copper glitter within a medium brown jelly base. It is opaque with two thick coats and takes on an encrusted coppery glitter look. Dry time is quick, faster than the average polish, in my opinion.
Lancome Definicils is my HG mascara. I decided to try Precious Cells to see how it compares to regular Definicils. I've decided that I prefer regular Definicils to Precious Cells. I have been using PC for a little over a month now. I applies nicely, but I think the brush design is not as good as regular Definicils. The brush on PC produces more clumps on my lashes. Formula-wise, PC is on par with Definicils; I see the same results on my lashes. I have not seen any discernable difference in my lash growth. I think that Precious Cells is a good product that has good results, however, in my opinion, it is not worth the extra money. Instead, I will continue purchasing Definicils.
This polish is a deep burgundy, verging on maroon. It is a very vampy shade: perfect for fall. It gets deeper in color the more coats you apply. Application was a dream-- color was opaque in two coats and dry time was incredibly quick, faster than most of my other polishes. Wear time is average. Would definitely repurchase.
Polishes -Lippmann Collection - Across the Universe
kewlhat 7/30/2010 10:48:00 AM
This polish is a beautiful navy blue sheer jelly base with blue regular glitter and blue and green hex glitter. You could get away with just two coats but a close-up view would reveal that the base is a little blotchy. I personally prefer three coats. IMO this polish really performs best with a top coat. I use Seche Vite and it transforms the polish into a multi-dimensional polish that looks like the glitter is truly suspended within the jelly base on the nail. The only downside to this polish is that in application you need to be careful: too many brush strokes results in moving the glitter around. As long as you stick to not brushing too much, the application is a dream. Wear time is normal. Would definitely repurchase this polish.
This polish debuted with the Alice + Olivia collection. It's a very beautiful deep teal-blue color, but I feel like it is dupeable. It's very thick and opaque so I got full coverage with two coats, but I did three just because I feel more comfortable with that extra coat. Wear time is normal with this polish.
This is easily my favorite lip gloss of all time. It is a Chanel Glossimer lip gloss that came out with Chanel Fall 2010. It's a deep pink color, that looks to be a mix between fuschia and rose in the tube. On the lips it is more sheer than it is in the tube (though it can be layered heavily to get more true to color) and it gives just enough color to my already pigmented lips. There's gold shimmer/glitter in the gloss but it isn't gritty at all. I can't feel any grit on my lips whatsoever. The shimmer looks absolutely gorgeous and gives that wet/glossy look without overtly showing the glitter. It applies easily and is not sticky. The lasting power is so-so, but I don't mind reapplying throughout the day. For reference, I am a neutral-to-warm skin tone. I wear the shade Stromboli in NARS Sheer Glow, which I'm told is somewhere in the neighborhood of NC30-35. I don't think that this gloss only looks good on warm skin tones, I think it'd suit cool ones as well. I'm not sure if this is limited edition or not, but if it is, I would definitely get a back up.
This polish is a bright almost neon pink. It's a beautiful color that is a little unexpected since it applies much brighter than it appears in the bottle. Application is pretty good with the polish, but the first few layers are a little streaky. I needed four coats to achieve an opacity that I was pleased with; it didn't bother me that I had to do so many layers, but I know some people don't like that. Overall I love the color and I would definitely repurchase.
I have finally discovered my HG foundation. I have tried both NARS Sheer Glow and NARS Sheer Matte and Glow beats Matte, hands down. I have combination skin-- my t-zone is incredibly oily while my cheeks are dry and flaky. SG actually controlled my oil better than SM and had much better coverage (sheer to medium). [It's also very buildable for heavier coverage.] I like that it's really easy to work with and spread around my face, and it doesn't accentuate my flaky areas on my cheeks like SM did. My BF said that this foundation made my skin look the most natural out of any foundation I've tried thus far! For reference I use LM Translucent Loose powder to set. I'm a medium olive skin tone and I use SG in Stromboli.
Moisturizers -First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream
kewlhat 6/3/2010 2:28:00 PM
This is quite possibly the best cream I've tried thus far. It is incredibly smooth and easy to apply. It soaks into my skin and gives me the most moisturized yet completely ungreasy feeling ever. I have never tried a cream like this before. I have mild to moderate rosacea, and oily/combination skin. My cheeks are incredibly dry and flaky. This cream has helped reduce redness (the effects are noticeable immediately after application) and has re-moisturized my cheeks. After being so frustrated from not finding anything to help my dry areas, finding this lotion was incredible!
I love this stuff. It almost instantly mattifies your nail polish. Application is a dream and it dries incredibly fast. Would definitely repurchase.
This is a very average product for me. I've tried a few different eyelash primers before this one and this merits neither a good nor bad rating. It does it's job; it doesn't make my lashes look spectacular or necessarily bad. My only real gripe about it is that the product seemed to get dry rather quickly as compared to my other eyelash primers. Wouldn't repurchase.
This lipstick really surprised me. I really hate frosts as they tend to pull the whole, robotic metal lips on me. This frost is different, though. It does have obvious frost properties, but the frostiness is a gold color, which is super pretty since it's already a russet-red, coppery color. I prefer it as just one layer on my lips as I don't favor super dark lipstick.
I think someone who has unpigmented lips would do ok with this lipstick. It's a peach/champagne colored lipstick that, with a glaze finish, is surprisingly not dry. It applied smoothly and felt ultra smooth on my lips, which I liked. The color, however, was pretty awful on me. I have pigmented lips and so this just looked like a champagne/frosty mess. I think those with unpigmented lips would be fine with it, though. I, however, will be returning this one.
I was very surprised by this polish. It's a gorgeous color that is like copper mixed with bronze. It's so unique! I get tons of compliments on it. It was great as two coats, but I like my polish super opaque so I do three.
This lipstick really surprised me. I wasn't really sure what to expect after reading all sorts of reviews and seeing swatches. My lips are pigmented... they aren't rosy so much as just dark. Dressmaker, dressmaker pulls like a really pretty nude color on me. It's actually surprisingly pretty! It's probably the perfect nude for me out of my entire lip collection. An unexpected love!