I bought this for my Frankening experiment. It looks dark blue until it flashes the light, and it becomes a vibrant metallic marina blue. It was $1.97 at Walmart.
I bought this at Walmart for 93 cents. I bought several colors because I want to start Frankening, but this is pretty enough on its own. It's an eggplant with multicolor micro glitter. Yeah, I'd like a wide brush, but for 93 cents you can't have everything.
Trippy. It looks pearl until the light hits it, and then blossoms into an alien phosphorescent pale green with a pearl texture. I would love this in different colors. I got it at Walmart for $1.97.
I found this at Walmart for $3.47. It's a gorgeous magenta with fuschia and violet microshimmer. The bottle says it has diamond dust and white tea. It's a real stunner. I'd definitely buy it again.
A great quad of matte neutrals, for about $6 at Target. I thought they looked kind of chalky in the pan, but they work fantastically. Sometimes it seems difficult to find un-shimmery shadows, but they sell this everywhere. I only wish they made more colors a la Milani.
In general I'm a big fan of SH, but this product did not work for me. It only dries the very top surface, but if you put any amount of pressure on your nails you will smudge them. Out the Door works so much better for me, and it's only slightly more expensive. It dries my polish to the touch instantly, and all the way through in 5 minutes. Can't live without that.
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - Nail Life - Ridge Filler
ayngemac 7/25/2008 1:46:00 PM
This provides a smooth base for my polish. It's white, but you have to use two coats if you want an opaque base. I use one which is sufficient for me. It doesn't dry that quickly though. This is $6.99 for 1 oz at Sally Beauty.
Moisturizers -Ponds - Time Rewind Overnight Wrinkle Repair Cream
ayngemac 7/25/2008 12:16:00 PM
This works just as well as my 12% Alpha Hydrox cream. I bought this because my AH went rancid. I didn't leave it open yet one day I went to put some on, and it just smelled funky and wrong. This one smells nicer, and looks like a pink cloud.
They were 99 cents so I bought several colors. Most of them are too sheer. I was about to throw them out but then I heard about Frankening. I'm ordering empty bottles and I'm going to experiement in mixing colors I don't like. Maybe something good will result.
I got this as a gift. It never fails to amaze me how popular it is. It's too sweet and intense for me. Sometimes I think I'll eventually grow to like it, but it never fails to give me a headache.
Like the lotion, this went rancid on me and I had to throw it out. But it smells so amazing and really does a great job of moisturizing my feet. I'd buy it again if I can find it in a smaller tub.
Lotions/ Creams -Creative Nail Design - Solar Silk
ayngemac 7/23/2008 1:54:00 PM
Man, this stuff smells soooo yummy. It moisturizes great and absorbs quickly. My one complaint is that it goes rancid. I've never used a lotion that went bad before. Next time I'll buy the little bottle so I don't have to throw out what I don't use within a year. Otherwise, I love this.
I ordered this because it was on sale for only $1.99. It gives nice length and average volume, but it lasted all day long and was easy to remove. I would definitely buy this again.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Mega Shine Top Coat
ayngemac 7/22/2008 12:22:00 PM
Dries quickly and gives a smooth glassy finish to my nails. Lately I've been using NYC's top coat because it's very good and only 99 cents, but this is even better. This is about $5 at Target.
Polishes -Cover Girl - Boundless Color - Crystal Mist
ayngemac 7/18/2008 5:32:00 PM
This is a clear top coat with silver, blue and green sparkles. It looks nice on blue or green polish, but cheap and chunky on any other color. Plus you need 3 coats of it to get a decent effect.