LMEU is a dark, warm magenta color with a bunch of fine shimmers - they almost look like flecks to me, but remove easily. In certain lighting this looks rather close to a red color though it's more a raspberry if anything. At three coats I was satisfied with the opacity and the formula wasn't too thick nor thin. I just didn't really feel wowed by this though, it's not a color I would particularly find stunning. This did chip after a couple days for me though I used a top/base coat. Overall I prefer purples, lilacs, some blues, mint greens, emeralds etc. Would not repurchase, but would still recommend.
I must kindly disagree with the reviewer below in her saying "this is almost identical to Burlesques' collections Let Me Entertain You". I own both and in the bottle they may look slightly similar as they are both reds with slight shimmer. But on the nails WW! is a deep wine red with a hint of berry with very subtle shimmers. And LMEY is a lighter red-magenta color with large glitter flecks. Anyways, the first coat of this was pretty streaky but at three it was fully opaque. The shimmers are subtle but still add a pretty light touch. The color itself is rather hard to describe I don't have a red this exact tone. Even before the topcoat it dried with a nice sheen to it. After around 3 days minor chipping, but nothing too serious. Overall a pretty red but sadly I am not in love with this enough to repurchase, in a sea of other reds!
Princess Grace is a subtle yet beautiful polish. It has a very slight purple frost tone, but mostly appears a light pearly color on my NW15 skin. Because the formula is frost, it can be a little streaky but I find if I take extra time I can counteract that result. It's perfect for anytime; including being work appropriate yet still girly! If I am in a rush I like to put one quick coat on this on my bare nails as a no-brainer manicure. It lasted about 3 days before minor chipping when using a base/top coat, I am satisfied still. I would repurchase absolutely!
OPI, I am so disappointed in you for once! The formula on GGG is just awful - watery, thin and rather slow drying. I couldn't get it opaque - even at 3 coats I was still unsatisfied with my progress. In the bottle it appears a pastel light green perfect for Easter/spring. Against my NW15 skin it looked like the color of chalk, with the yellow tone becoming more pronounced. I would not recommend or repurchase. To use it up I will try to use it in nail art I suppose!
Great product! The formula is very pigmented and creamy, so it applies quite smoothly. I have mostly worn it on my lower lash line which flatters my green eyes nicely. This olive-green with gold is reminiscent of the eye shadow in Sumptuous Olive therefore I like to pair them together. I would say it lasts for 5 hours approximately on me before needing to touch it up. I admire that the end of the MAC pencils they have a little color matching the product inside - makes it much faster to find what you're looking for in your makeup bag! I would repurchase :)
Coconut Kiss is a warm, sort of metallicy, medium purple. I am a huge hoarder of purple polishes (usually prefer lavenders and lilacs) but decided to give this a try. For me the application went okay, but I found it slow drying and got multiple nicks at the time it should have been dried. I find that odd since the formula leans on the thin side! I thought perhaps it was a fluke, but I noticed a review a couple below, experienced the same issue. After two days it did chip (when using a base.top coat) and I was rather disappointed. Its an okay polish but against my NW15 fair skin I prefer colors like OPI in Do You Lilac It?
GLLOL is a mascara that I suppose I like - but certainly don't love.. I though the brush design looked interesting and would make grabbing inner corner, and bottom lashes easier as it claims to do. But I actually found it slightly awkward to achieve. On my upper lashes it works okay and thickens them for sure, but they sort of grouped together like skinny spikes if that makes sense. Some people may like that sort of style personally, it didn't look as unflattering as that description may have sounded lol. Now, I rarely use mascara because I prefer wearing subtle false lashes but this isn't one I will reach for often on more laid back days, because I prefer a more voluminous, fluttery look. I prefer Cover Girl Lash Blast, Maybelline One By One for those days. Would not repurchase.
I've been lemming for a navy-teal polish for quite some time. It was a toss up between STWD and YGTB (Yoga-ta Get This Blue is slightly darker). I chose this one, and so far am quite impressed! The color is true to the bottle though on my NW15 skin it can appear slightly darker and more contrasting then someone less fair. The formula was thick and creamy, but easy to work with. At one coat it was almost opaque! I chose to do two just to be safe :).. My only issue with this particular polish is that it did get one chip the next day (when using a base/top coat) but to be fair I use my hands more then the average person might. I would still repurchase!
I first purchased a mini of this at a local dollar store. The packaging, typical of St. Ives, is simple yet attractive. I admire the: subtle fresh scent, light-weight texture, and how it actually lives up to it's claims of lasting a long amount of time, as well as absorbing quickly. I can be pretty picky with lotions and this is currently my favorite, though I am a sucker for the sweetly scented variety. The formula is not matched by anything I have used. No complaints - I would repurchase.
This was an impulse buy for me - I don't own a single hot pink/fuchsia so when I spotted Pink Poodle I decided it was time to mix it up. In the tube it looks slightly overwhelming, but though it's pigmented it's also pretty wearable for evening or day. More of a spring or summer color in my opinion. With this, to avoid looking garish I like to keep my eyes quite subtle (a thin bit of liner, Ricepaper eyeshadow, and Vanilla pigment as a highlight with mascara). But honestly I still prefer my red/pink/nude lip colors with a subtle smokier eye. It just seems to flatter my NW15 skin more though others with fair skin may like the contrast it gives them. It has the typical MAC qualities: slightly sticky, great lasting power, subtle vanilla scent and the doe-foot applicator. It's a good product just not for my particular style/coloring and I don't reach for it often enough. I would not repurchase.
I received this as part of the Pirates mini collection. In the bottle I wasn't overly impressed and it collected dust for a while. But after using it for the first time on my toes I started liking it! The color is a bubble gum pink with a hint of blue undertones. Reminds me of Pepto Bismo lol! At three coats it was mostly opaque, though a little streaky (possibly due to the small, thin brush). But against my NW15 fair skin it just wasn't *popping* enough for me. So I added OPI Teenage Dream (a pink glitter and rainbow scattered holo) and the effect isn't juvenile as it may sound. They went beautifully together, and I adore the way the small holo pieces catch the light. I have also successfully used this with OPI Princesses rule a sheer light pink packed with glitters. On it's own I find it slightly boring, but with added effects it is pretty. Wear time was typical of OPI polishes, lasting around 3-4 days before minor chipping when using a top/base coat. I would repurchase, unless I fin a pink with a better formula.
I purchased this for around $7.00 (with a beauty club card!) and I must say this is excellent bang for you buck. Yes the can is leaning on the small size, but despite having very long hair I found a little goes a long way. I mainly use in on my visible roots near my part and bangs, but sometimes underneath with my hair flipped down to give extra volume when needed. The product itself is not hard to use to achieve the lovely results. The light citrus scent of the original one is pleasant and not overpowering. Unlike the other dry shampoos I have tried this does NOT leave a hint of white cast. Tresemme Fresh Start and the ol' baby powder trick do not even measure up. I have only ever used this one 2nd day hair but will try one day on a lazy 3rd day out of curiosity of its power. For reference I have pretty normal hair, but due to damage I wash every other day. I will repurchase and would definitely recommend!
Like the reviewers below, I too found the first coat patchy and quite thin. But at the second coat the opacity was nearly perfect aside from some very slight patchiness so I chose to do three. Adding a top coat highlighted the gorgeous micro-glitters. Personally I think this is a cool tone of forest green, but the lighter green glitters with hints of gold do warm it up immensely. MMUTM looks great against my NW15 fair skin, and the staying power was acceptable lasting 4 days before minor chipping when using a base/top coat. It's everything I wanted ChG in Watermelon Rind to be (though that one is slightly more cool toned). Overall the formula is great, the color is gorgeous and as will any Orly polish I admire the grip handle. I would repurchase!
I had heard great things about this product for years so when I finally spotted it at Bed Bath & Body Works I couldn't resist. I actually don't find that packaging difficult to open at all. I like the vintage looking tin, though it's important to always have clean fingers before reaching in! I like this for temporary moisture on my lips, but it's a winner for my cuticles! At first, I felt like it was too greasy on my fingers and was disappointed. But lately I have been using it just before bed massaged into my cuticles and even after the first night I noticed a difference! The subtle scent is beautiful. Because of the slightly greasy texture I wouldn't use it on my face as it recommend (it says for elbows, cuticles, lips, face, knees) My only gripe is that the product is very soft and easy to create a mess if you aren't careful... Overall I love it for my cuticles and *like* it for my lips. I would repurchase.
On others VGV is probably a pinky-nude but on my NW15 fair skin, it's a brownish red-pink. I am a huge fan of the lipstick version so I figured I couldn't go wrong. I figured this would be a bit more sheer, but I actually found the lipgloss far more pigmented then the lipstick. It has the typical MAC qualities: slightly sticky, great lasting power, subtle vanilla scent and the doe-foot applicator. But overall I prefer the lipstick ins texture and pigmentation and would probably not repurchase this. It shows up a little more brown on me then I would prefer. Not a bad product by any means, just not a color suitable for me, and I favor lipstick textures lately!