The thing I like about this is that the lamp is cheaper than other LED lamps, and that gel polish in general lasts longer on my nails than regular polish. I got the starter kit with Pink Chiffon, and the color is a nice light pink. I took one lippie off because it's so difficult to remove, especially when following the primer step. I did find that if you skip that step, the removal is slightly easier, using pure acetone and the foil method. The removal tool is a good investment as it does help to remove the polish. What I do like is that if I get bored with the color, I can use regular nail polish, and it still wears like gel, even chip happy brands like Essie.
No wonder this has been a popular color, as it really is a pretty red, and great for the holiday season, or anytime for that matter.
Skincare - Body -Aura Cacia - Sweet Almond Natural Skin Care Oil
ADoyle90815 11/12/2012 4:24:00 PM
This is one of my HG products, as when I apply it after getting out of the shower, it really absorbs and I don't have dry skin, especially in the winter. I'm actually on my second bottle of this, and plan to repurchase again.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Starbucks - Napkins
ADoyle90815 10/10/2012 5:00:00 PM
I have to admit I laughed when I saw this product reviewed, as it's basically found in many places, not just Starbucks. I would definitely buy them if they were actually sold.
I got this as part of Ulta's buy 2 get 1 sale on polishes, and this color is a pretty berry red with blue undertones which makes it a nice fall/winter color.
This color is a metallic nude with a hint of rose pink. One nice thing is that it lasts a long time with a good topcoat. I plan to repurchase this at some point.
I love this vampy color for fall/winter, and I can't stop looking at my nails when I wear this. It's also pretty on the toes as well.
I decided to try this when I saw it at Ulta, and the clerk even said that it was a great product. Now, this has become my HG dry shampoo it does get rid of excess oils and there isn't the white residue as you get with other dry shampoos. It's especially nice after a gym workout the day after I already washed my hair. I have this in the cool scent, and I plan to try the other scents.
I normally like lip glosses, but this product didn't really work for me at all, as it looked clear. I'm just glad that the mini tube was free as part of a gift bag when my new Ulta had their opening sale. I do like other Ulta products, but not this.
Foundations -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Ready Foundation
ADoyle90815 9/19/2012 5:24:00 PM
I have been using the loose powder foundation from Bare Minerals for years, but I was hoping they would come out with a pressed powder foundation. I'm glad they finally did, and now I like this even more than the original or matte foundations.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
ADoyle90815 8/15/2012 6:43:00 PM
This color has been hard to find, and I know why as it's a very pretty blue. I would say that it's one of my favorite blue polishes and will become a staple.
This is a pretty color, nice for summer.
I decided to try this when I realized that my pits were starting to sweat and the Secret Clinical stuff stopped working. I've been using this for a while now, and since I read the warnings about waiting until just before bedtime to use this product, it does work and there really isn't any itching. It has kept my pits dry, but I still use a deodorant in the morning because I like smelling nice when I lift up my arms. I will definitely repurchase.
Skincare - Body -Dr. Bronner's - Lavender Liquid Soap
ADoyle90815 5/13/2012 10:42:00 PM
I consider this my HG makeup brush cleaner, as you only need a couple of drops to clean the brushes. I sometimes put a few drops in the bath when I want to relax at the end of the day, and my skin smells so nice when I get out. As you don't need to use a lot of this soap, one bottle lasts a long time.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - Peppermint Castille Soap
ADoyle90815 5/13/2012 10:38:00 PM
I love this soap, especially since Trader Joe's has the large bottles for $10. I keep it diluted in a foaming soap dispenser, so that bottle lasts me several months. It's great after a workout at the gym, and is a staple when I go camping. I will repurchase since you have to dilute it, and it lasts a long time.