Packaging is so nice! The product is not bad, but silver glitter doesn't look the best on me.
Top/Base Coats -Essie - as gold as it gets - multi dimension top coat
tamedDOLL 1/7/2013 8:46:00 PM
I love this top coat so much. It dries relatively fast and this got me into a gold phase. I looks nice over bare nails too.
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - Pro-FX Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat
tamedDOLL 1/7/2013 7:56:00 PM
The name says it all. Its relatively fast drying, and provides and nice shine to the nails. I paid $4.99 for the salon size of 75ml / 2.5 fl.oz. I will have to update on the wearing. I don't give a full 5 because I find the formula kind of thick, so I think it might turn goopy after the first half of the bottle. I'll see. - UPDATE Feb 18 2013 I agree with another reviewer that the thick consistency feels like a gel manicure, which is really nice. I don't find it that amazing at preventing chipping however, the finish is just amazing. I also don't mind reapplying this every few days because it dries fast. Still a 4 lippie product for me.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Hask - Argan Oil
tamedDOLL 1/5/2013 11:21:00 PM
This stuff is great! It really makes my ends smooth, and most importantly, it does not leave a oily residue! I personally don't mind the packaging, but I wish it came in a bigger size. I paid $2.56CDN for the 18ml size, and will definitely repurchase.
Okay yeah, nice color and all, but whatever. There are so many dupes out there for this kind of color, so why use essie!? I just don't understand. Yes, the streaking can be fixed eventually , but there are plenty polishes of this color that are definitely easier to use, and thats why I give this a low rating. Not to mention it takes forever to dry as well. I don't think I will ever finish what I have, but I'll give it another shot. Oh and I think this color will look better on the fairer skin ladies.
I started taking biotin because I am desperate for longer hair, as i cut almost 6 inches off a few months back. I also want my eyebrows to grow faster, so I can change the shape. - 2 weeks: So I have been taking biotin at 500mcg during the first week, and 750mcg the second week. I am now taking 1000mcg, and will probably go up to ~ 5000 mcg in the future. My nails already grow at a pretty good rate, but I think biotin helps them grow even faster, but not stronger(yet). I also feel like my eyelashes are ever so slightly longer. I haven't noticed it has done anything for my skin or hair length. I feel like I'm finally getting over the teenage acne stage but I still have somewhat acne-prone skin: blackheads on my nose, and a couple of pimples on my forehead or cheek, but I haven't noticed any additional breakouts. I usually take my dose of biotin with a multivitamin, and I make sure I drink enough water daily.
This is a review for Clear 771. The lasting power is eh. It starts to peel on the edges after 1 day on bare nails, 2 on top of a base coat. It also bubbles a bit on the nails, especially after a second coat, like suggested on the bottle. I don't find it glossy enough. Even though it is not advertised as a fast drying polish, it dries pretty quick and i love that! I guess the end result is just OK, but it doesn't last.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil
tamedDOLL 11/12/2012 5:07:00 PM
LOVE THIS STUFF! Removes makeup like a dream, and perfect for the sensitive and dry cheeks of mine. This oil does not clog my pores, and leaves my skin soft and supple. I had a sample and purchased the full size. It is expensive, but it's worth it imo.
UGH! I wish I had read reviews before I purchased this. I saw this on sale and I was TOTALLY drawn in by the packaging. I was shocked when I saw these reviews. There is nothing special about the wand, I don't feel like it makes it difference. There is so much product on the wand, and the formula is really really wet. This caused a lot of clumping and unequal distribution of the product. This formula also takes a long time to dry. I have to wipe the wand off 3-4times before I can actually use it, which is also a big hassle. I also find it to smudge under my eyes a bit. The only pro in the sexy curves waterproof mascara is that it holds a curl decently. It darkens my lashes well, and gives a bit of length, not so much volume though. It is also easily removed with a regular eye makeup remover. Not recommended!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear - Invisible
tamedDOLL 11/11/2012 11:50:00 PM
The best thing about this polish is how glossy it is. The thing I hate about this polish is the full drying time.. extremely annoying. Oh and Hard as Nails? Not even! I still get dents even after an hour. This polish doesn't exactly chip but it starts to peel at the edges of my nails after 2 days. It's good for 7 days on my toenails though. I'm definitely going to try a faster drying clear polish the next time I pick one up. I also much rather spend a few more dollars than stick with this ~$3 one. This polish isn't the worst considering the end result when the polish is FULLY dried. - Dec.17.12 UPDATE Okay, so I found this to be a really good base coat, but only when a relatively fast coat is used on top. The end result is still really nice. I just love the glossy-ness! Changing rating from 2 to 3.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Affordable alternative to expensive buffers and nail polish! Even when the shine fades, it is an even fade, unlike nail polish chipping. It works well over nail polish as well, especially on a clear coat. It's also super easy to do, perfect for on the go. I'm not sure about how fast this products wears yet, but will update in a month or 2. December 15, 2012 Okay, so I found the green side wears down really easily. But the actual shining side is fine.
Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials Express- Sensitive Skin
tamedDOLL 10/22/2012 8:56:00 PM
These suck, but not the absolute worst out there. The wipes work OK for removing minimal/less makeup. This stings the **** out of my eyes though. I feel like this somewhat drys out the tops of my cheeks and underneath the eye area when I use them. I did get them on sale for $3.99(Regular $6.99 CAD), so its not too too bad. I guess I will try to use these wipes up, but definitely will not repurchase or recommend. - UPDATE December 21 2012 I never brought myself to use these up, so I ended up throwing the rest away after using about 5 wipes.
I love this product, but there is too much red undertone in it. It's perfect for when I want to go for the bolder brows. It can look unnatural, but its still blend-able. The formula is also long wearing. It does not smudge easily, even after exercising. I store it horizontally like the package recommends and have no problem with the drying out since I only use it sometimes.
I really like this product! If you are looking for a product that will provide a nice, bronze, but settle highlight, this is great. I love how it has a bronze tint to it. Sun beam works well on my medium/yellow skin tone. I love the sun, so this is a new must have year long product for me. Since I use this over bare skin, it doesn't have the best staying power, but this is something easy to re apply, so I don't mind especially because of the result I get. I'm not entirely sure about the $30CDN price tag, but at the same time this bottle will last me a long time.
This is almost a perfect concealer for me, near HG. If only there was a shade slightly darker than beige! I paid $7.99 CDN. This HD concealer blends well into my skin, and does not look cakey, all while providing medium coverage. Although it does blend well into my skin, it takes a little more effort to blend it in than other concealers I have used. The light diffusing effect is great for the under eye area. I personally use it on my under eyes, and let me tell you, not many concealers cover them decently without caking up. The shade beige is a OK match for me, but I still wish it was just a tiny bit darker. I feel the packaging can be better. I know doe-foot concealers do tend to be messy, but this one seems to be extra messy. I always wanted to try a water proof concealer for long wear, and at first I didn't realize this is a water poof concealer so when I found out, it was a pleasant surprise:)