I have been using Bare Minerals powder foundation for over 6 years. It is by far the best foundation I have ever used. It hides anything, but it doesn't look like I have anything on my face. I love the glow it adds to my skin. I have gotten wild hairs and purchased liquid, cream, and even expensive Lancome pressed powder foundations in the last 6 years just to give them a try...they all ended up in the trash. I will never be able to wear another foundation again, they all look like a mask after seeing myself with Bare Minerals. I have never had any allergic reaction to it, and I am allergic to EVERYTHING. Bare Minerals foudation is also very economical because you only have to buy it once a year. So little is needed to cover the face it just lasts and lasts. My only complaint is it is a little messy. They came out with a twist top to close off the foundation for travel, which helps but it isn't perfect.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Nutra Nail - Gel Perfect UV Free Gel Color
AmyGproductjunkie 10/21/2011 9:40:00 AM
I bought Nutra Nail UV free Gel Polish in "champagne". It is a pretty neutral color with a hint of shimmer. With the coupon on at the display at Rite Aid I only paid $10.09 for the polish, so it isn't much more than a bottle of OPI. It was really easy to use and you do have to work fast. I found that if I did 2 -3 nails at a time instead of all 5 it went better, but you have to switch the color and cleaner brush more. I feel like the people saying it was still tacky after 5 minutes must have been using too much of the gel color or let the activator dry before the color was applied. You have to apply color very sparingly in a super thin layer. I did 3 layers on my nails. 8 of my nails are smooth as glass, but 2 that I wasn't perfectly steady on have brush marks. Again, that was user error. But if anyone is examining my hands close enough to see it I will be shocked. The product itself is really good. The Activator doesn't smell as strongly as I expected after reading some reviews. The mainicure has lasted through laundry and dishes without a chip for several days. I wonder if the other users remembered to "seal" the edge of the tip of their nails? I am going to go on vaction and will be using this before I go! I think it will last the entire time. Removal also was easy. You have to follow the instructions exactly and if you use the coupon for the remover that comes in the color box it isn't that expensive either. It did not damage my nails, and I have nails that peel. The straight acetone is not an option for me. I think this is a good product for when you know you are not going to have time to paint a top coat on your nails every other day and fix chips. For instance, hectic work weeks and vacations. I don't think I would use this everytime I paint my nails, which means I will get 3 - 4 manicures per bottle. Much more economical and less time consuming than a OPI Axxium gel manicure. I could always have a friend do it for me and vice versa to get a pefect finish. I will buy this again in another color and I will use it again.