I absolutely love this!! From the first time I saw a picture on a blog of a matte manicure I was floored, I had never seen anything like it and couldn't understand how they made their polish look so pretty and perfect. Then I read about Essie matte about you, then about 5 minutes later I bought this on amazon. I seriously waited on the edge of my couch for this, when I tried it, it looked amazing! It gives such an even and smooth look. In the same day I tested it over about 50 of my polishes. I just love matte, you can create so much, so many different looks with just this bottle. To anyone who likes matte, you HAVE to try this! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Very Pretty! Tristam is a gorgeous dark navy blue color with holographic glitter. It applys well, but it doesn't stay put! I don't know if it is just my nails that it doesn't stick to, but I am lucky if it even lasts a day! And it doesn't chip off like other regular polishes, it PEELS off! If I see some of the color rising off of my nail, I will just give it a pull and then half of my nail color pulls off! This is my first expensive nail polish I have bought so I don't know if this is normal for high end brands? But other than the peeling of the polish, it's such a beautiful color (I LOVE blue polishes!) and the packaging is pretty too.
For the price this nail polish is awesome. I wear this all the time because I am black nail polish fanatic! If I layer it on thick, it turns opaque on the first coat and leaves a nice black creme shine. I love creating different designs on my nails so I don't usually won't wear black by itself. I did a mani using this 4 days ago and it still hasn't chipped, which is amazing for me since I am always running around doing something and 99% of the time my polish chips in less than 1 day. I have, however, worn this alone (with a base and top coat) and it chips right away, within 24 hours. Overall I think this is a great buy for a dirt cheap price.
This the best silver polish I have tried, you only need 2 coats and it's opaque. It's metallic, shimmery, gorgeous, and amazing! I actually tried it under CG crackle black mesh and it looks awesome! I would definitely buy again, but I am thinking I won't have to for a long time since the bottle is huge! Definitely recommend!
I found out about this when I was watching youtube videos on how to paint your nails, it looked amazing! So I did some shopping on amazon, for the plates, I actually didn't buy konad brand, but bundle monster instead and they work great! I think konad is around 8 dollars with S&H for just 1 plate, and bundle monster was for 17.99 with S&H for 21 plates! So I would recommend getting those. They work wonderfully! I bought the konad black and white polish which work great also. I tried to use regular polish just to save me some money since the polishes are about 7 bucks a piece, but they did not transfer. This is a really awesome idea, so much cheaper than going to the salon which usually charge about 20 bucks just to get your nails painted! Using this you would never guess that you did your own nails, given you do a decent job of it. First time I tried it I made a mess so you have to practice a little bit before hand. Since I have gotten pretty good at this (always let your base colored nails dry completely before you stamp! I learned the hard way!), I have gotten lots of compliments and people always ask me where I get my nails done or actually think I work at a salon! I would totally recommend these if you are into nail art and want to save money!
Self Tanners -Clinique - Self Sun face tinted lotion
Amykakes 12/9/2010 10:07:00 PM
I bought this to replace my discontinued clarins intense bronze self tanning tint. I don't like it as much as I did that but this still does a pretty good job of giving me some color. It isn't like you just got back from the bahamas, but more like a light tan sunkissed glow. It stinks a bit when you first put it on but it goes away after about 30 minutes. I can use it in the morning without my face feeling icky during the day and it goes on evenly too, no blotches or streaks, even when it drys! It fades evenly too. I would buy this again, but I am still on the search to replace my former HG clarins tanner.
I have this in khaki shimmer, love it! It glides on so easily, I can't stand eyeliner pencils where you have to tug to get the color on. But this one is not like that at all, others have compared this to UD 24/7 liner, I would have to agree. It stays on all day for me too without smearing. The color is so pretty, it's like an olive shimmer. I would definitely buy more of these if they came out with more colors!
OMG This is horrible! I own a couple of the other colorstay eyeliners and most of them are junk, the only one I like is the black one, love it actually. But the other colors suck! They are just like this one, they are dry and hard, and you have to tug really to get the color on! Hard enough that it actually even broke on me a few times. I don't even know why I have this in my collection still, I think I'm just going to chuck it in the garbage. Needless to say, I would not recommend!
I was so disappointed in this color! It's about the same color as my natural skin so if I put it on, my lips seem to disappear like I have none at all. The name is deceiving, beige shimmer, what shimmer? There is none! I like the lipstick besides that though, it is very moisturizing and I love that it plumps, has retinol, and SPF! I just might try other colors or try to exchange this one. It just doesn't work well with my skin tone.
This is a very pretty bronzey shimmery lipgloss. The color is beautiful but a little too sheer for me. I was hoping for something a little bit darker, you can barely tell I have anything on my lips. But I do like that this is not sticky at all, I can run around with my hair down and not have to worry about getting any stuck to my lips, which is a huge plus for me! Also I like the smell, kind of donut-y which is yummy. But it doesn't seem to last long, but what can you expect from a lip gloss? None of them last long, once you take a drink of something half of it is gone. Overall this is a great purchase, decent price as well. Would definitely buy again!
Lip Gloss -Lancome - La Laque Fever - Electric Pink
Amykakes 6/13/2010 2:43:00 PM
Holy Vibrant! When I saw this I was like WOW I have to try that color on! I just couldn't stop staring, it was soooo pretty. When I tried it on it looked just the same on my lips as it did in the tube and the name describes it perfectly "electric pink" - with microglitters. This stands out so much that I wouldn't wear it during the day time, definitely only when I am out for a night on the town. Long lasting too and gorgeous color but I am giving 3 lippies because the price is $26.50, how little I would wear this, and the sucky packaging! I thought it would look like the tester but it does not. It is just a silver tube and you can't even tell how much is left. Boring and ugly IMO. And the cost is insane, I don't think ANY lip gloss should cost that much for pete's sake! And just a few weeks ago I was complaining about spending $22 bucks on a different lip gloss. But I guess I just caved in because I wanted the GWP. So in my mind that makes up for spending 26 bucks. Overall good purchase, I just hope I can wear it more than a few times. UPDATE: I decided to return this because I thought it was a waste of money for something I would probably only end up wearing once or twice.
I will not buy any of the Lancome mascaras because they all suck! I have gotten a lot of them with GWP and they are worthless. When I curl my eyelashes and then apply this it completely kills the curl, and to make it worse sometimes it turns my eyelashes downwards! So I have some sticking straight up and some of them down, very weird. This is high end and very expensive you would think that the formula would be better? I could get a lot better results for a 3 dollar mascara at walmart! I would give this ZERO lippies if I could! Just pure junk!
Palettes -Sephora - Make up palette to go - bronze tones
Amykakes 6/12/2010 12:52:00 PM
Love it! I saw this at the store standing in line to pay for my stuff. It looks like a good deal and the colors were very pretty! So I went ahead and bought it - on a whim. I am glad i did, it gives you a lot of options for a decent price! I love the shadows, they are pigmented and blendable. The palette is small too, so it easily fits in my make up bag or purse. Such a good deal at $15 dollars for 8 eyeshadows, 4 lip glosses, and a bronzer! I would definitely buy more of these if there were still available.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Nyx Trio Eyeshadow Palette Aloha/Mink Brown/Deep Bronze (TS 15)
Amykakes 6/12/2010 12:02:00 PM
What the heck, these aren't pigmented at all! I normally love NYX products but this one sucks. I can't get any color on what-so-ever! I suppose this would be great for someone who wants the really natural eye but I am sick of that look so I guess that is why I don't like it. Would not repurchase.
Well I bought the color 3D due to the rave reviews. I ordered this online and when I got it I was actually really surprised when I saw it in the tube, it is gorgeous! I have never seen such a pretty lipgloss before! Like others have said, it is a peachy glitterly color. But unfortunately I have to say it isn't as gorgeous when I put it on my lips. I mean it IS pretty but not what I was expecting, and especially not for 22 bucks! It doesn't show up as much as I would like, barely noticeable actually. And it doesn't last that long either! One good thing about it I guess is that it isn't sticky, I hate sticky lipglosses, because then my hair gets in it. But anyway, so I wouldn't repurchase this again because of the nasty price! Not worth it IMO.