I agree with the last reviewer about the color; I was expecting a dusty gray slate blue but this has turned out to have quite the teal edge to it. It doesn't look bad on me, though, and I think it's still a really pretty, on trend color. Definitely buy from a store that allows returns on such things (e.g., Walgreen's - please don't test IN the store that makes me crazy). The consistency of this polish is fantastic. It is thin enough to maneuver and can cover in one coat.
Loose Powders -New York Color - loose translucent powder
BonChicBonGenre 5/31/2013 2:08:00 PM
I have been using this for a few years now and just love it. I bought it as a cheaper option to my Laura Mercier powder, for days when I was just running to the store (for example). The packaging isn't great, but if you have an enormous velour powder puff, as I do, then it's just fine. I have a very large velour powder puff by Estee Lauder that I bought at the outlets; it's too large to fit into the lid and sits separately in my makeup drawer. But because it's so wide, I just hold it against the top and turn the whole jar upside down, shaking powder on. Then I slather it onto my skin to set my foundation. It doesn't change the color of my face too much, it's silky, it absorbs oil, and it's crazy cheap. I have bought this several times over and have recommended it to friends.
I really like this nail polish. I didn't recommend it to my sister because I think you could probably find a similar color for less money. But that changed these past few wearings. First, it is a lovely color. It is right between a bright raspberry pink and cherry red. It kind of reminds me of fruit punch. It's a great summery red/pink that looks good as a manicure and a pedicure. Second, this is my second Butter London polish and I finally see why people love the texture. (My first was Yummy Mummy.) It is somehow thin enough so that it's easy to maneuver but, oddly, is pigmented for good coverage. I suppose it reminds me of butter. After a single thick coat I'm tempted to just leave it at that, but it isn't *quite* opaque enough. I've taken to trying to make the first coat thin so as not to be tempted. I think if your nails are healthy and you do base and top coat, the polish should last several days; it lasted 4-5 days with just tip wear. But this past wearing wasn't so hot because my nails are peeling/splitting, so the polish has taken to chipping off in those specific spots. But otherwise it's a great polish, and I think I would purchase again.
I normally like Revlon products but this one is a fail. It takes a really long time to dry and then doesn't remove easily. I read the positive reviews here and tried to make it work by having it completely dry before painting color on. That helped with the drying issue but this stuff is still really hard to take off. It takes several more cotton balls than usual (full of standard polish remover) to get all of this off. Last night I removed my polish to give my nails a break for the day. I even placed a dot of remover on each nail to let it sink in a little longer. I wiped and wiped to get it off, and still this morning I saw traces of Yummy Mummy on three of my nails and they were sticky in some spots. It doesn't prevent SV from shrinking and my nails were slightly orange today. I miss my Wet 'n Wild matte base coat!
Lovely! I found this old bottle at the bottom of my nail bag and thought I'd give it a try. I believe the bottle is from late 2009, so it's the older packaging - the stubby bottle with the old brush. I really wish I had the newer brush! I find this formula streaky but I think with practice I can figure it out. If not, I'll buy a new bottle. As other reviewers have noted, it's a sheer neutral beige that for some reason appears cooler and white/pinkish on my Asian NC25-30 skin tone. I like two very thin coats on top of base coat and topped with Seche Vite. The result is very sheer and feminine. I've never given myself a French manicure for some reason, but this polish makes me want to!
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Last Salon Nail Color - Disturbia 217
BonChicBonGenre 1/27/2013 12:50:00 PM
This is a very dark shimmery eggplant purple that goes on much darker than it appears in the bottle. From far away, it could definitely appear black. Up close and in direct sunshine you can see the very fine pink/violet shimmer. The formula and the brush are just fabulous. The brush is like a paddle and is fairly wide. You could do a thing where you stroke once and your pinky nail is done. If you have narrower nails you may have trouble. But, really, the formula is the perfect consistency of being thin enough to work with but thick enough that it levels itself out and looks smooth. So I work with the wide paddle brush to cover my nails completely and it works just fine. I always use base coat and top coat and love the results. I put WnW Sparked glitter pink on top and love the way that looks too.
After researching blue liners I decided on another liner, but the this one showed up at my grocery store on sale. I'm so glad that I picked this up! I love this color. It is a very dark rich deep blue. On my Asian eyes it doesn't scream blue, but it's just different enough from my everyday black. When I want the blue to be more obvious I just smudge it more above my lash line. I've been wearing this almost everyday for the past several weeks, I love it that much. It stays very well with TFSI and WnW Brûlée to help set it. I normally only buy retractable liners but this might have converted me right back. I love how *sharp* it gets with a sharpener. It allows me to literally dot between lashes when I want to do it that way instead. I've actually taken to very gently sharpening my retractable liner with my sharpener, too. Would definitely re-purchase, and would definitely seriously consider the other colors in this line.
I jumped on the nail polish bandwagon a few months ago and did not look back....until my nails started flaking and breaking. I did some research (thanks Nail Board) and picked this up. I should say when I started using this about a month ago, I also started moisturizing my nails and cuticles with jojoba oil and lotions - rubbing both straight onto the nail bed and cuticle, and then putting Nail Envy Matte on. So, my nails are A LOT stronger, but it could be due to to the moisturizing too. One of my nails is still splitting a little bit, but it used to be every nail. I also figure that it's only been a month which means that the tips of my nails were at the cuticle over a month ago. The craziest thing is what it's done to my once seriously problematic pinky toenail. This one pair of heels I wore 12 years ago caused my pinky toenail to split lengthwise. One month of using this and it actually seems to be mending up! Also, it works well as a base coat. This is a win-win product.
Really beautiful, versatile color. I've recently jumped on the nail bandwagon and didn't know how great a nude beige would be. I like that I can wear this with anything - I can wear pink, red, purple, and my nail polish doesn't clash with my outfit. I also feel that it's year-round and not limited to a season. It's a bit of the mannequin hand effect, but up close it has a silvery gleam through it. It's very pretty. Personally, I prefer one thick coat; two coats was too solid and looked odd with my skin tone (Asian NC25). Paired with base and top coat, it lasts at least 5 days with no touch-ups, 7 days with touch-ups.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Fig Jam
BonChicBonGenre 10/27/2012 12:48:00 PM
I am Asian NC25-30. I'm really happy that I bought this. It reminds me a lot of Black Honey except Black Honey turns orange on me, whereas Fig Jam is just a pretty red-brown. It's sheer, almost a stain, and applies really easily - there is no frost. In fact, I'd say that this is what I always wanted a tinted lip balm to look, feel, and apply like. I put it on straight from the tube - no lining, no pre-moisturizing. It makes reapplication really easy. You can layer it so that the color becomes more saturated. The only ding, for me, is the smell. I can't abide perfumed lip products and this one is very sweet, cloying.
This is the color you wear to meet your mother-in-law, or the color you wear to work when you want to look professional. It's a very pretty neutral brownie matte pink. I'd probably wear this color between March and October, depending on your region. The formula and the brush are just fabulous. The brush is like a paddle and is fairly wide. You could do a thing where you stroke once and your pinky nail is done. If you have narrower nails you may have trouble. But, really, the formula is the perfect consistency of being thin enough to work with but thick enough that it levels itself out and looks smooth. So I work with the wide paddle brush to cover my nails completely and it works just fine. Also - "3 free" but a lot cheaper! I always use base coat and top coat and love the results.
I love this foundation. I was pretty committed to my Smashbox 15-hour but have a hard time putting the expensive stuff on when I know I'm just running to the grocery store or something. I read the positive reviews here and decided to just get it and am so glad I did. I bought this several months ago and have almost completely stopped wearing the Smashbox 15-hour - this NYX really is a lot better! I am NC25-NC30 and wear Sand Beige. The coverage is amazing - I apply with a damp sponge and can layer the results if I need to. The consistency is very spreadable but the coverage on my acne scars and hyperpigmentation is like that of a traditional foundation. My skin really does look nicer in photography, too - very smooth and even. When I get a new ULTA coupon I will likely go buy a 2nd, and possibly a 3rd, bottle.
I fell in love with this formula and brush and decided to buy this color even though I already have it in another off-brand. The formula and the brush are just fabulous. The brush is like a paddle and is fairly wide. You could do a thing where you stroke once and your pinky nail is done. If you have narrower nails you may have trouble. But, really, the formula is the perfect consistency of being thin enough to work with but thick enough that it levels itself out and looks smooth. So I work with the wide paddle brush to cover my nails completely and it works just fine. I always use base coat and top coat and love the results. This is very on-trend gray/taupe/purple color. I get tons of compliments on it wherever I go! I love that i dont have to worry about what colors im wearing with this polish because it really goes with everything. i can wear red, pinks, purples, etc. and the polish never clashes. It is slightly edgy in my conservative work environment. Two coats is good, and depending on thickness, a third coat can be helpful. Love love and have been wearing almost continuously.
I got three of these on sale (buy 2 get 1 free) and am now considering dumping many of my old polishes and buying several more bottles of this. The formula and the brush are just fabulous. The brush is like a paddle and is fairly wide. You could do a thing where you stroke once and your pinky nail is done. If you have narrower nails you may have trouble. But, really, the formula is the perfect consistency of being thin enough to work with but thick enough that it levels itself out and looks smooth. So I work with the wide paddle brush to cover my nails completely and it works just fine. I always use base coat and top coat and love the results. Can't wait to try the other colors.
I was looking for a great mascara that sweeps on, blackens, thickens, lengthens, holds curl, is cruelty free, doesn't smudge, and is less than $15. This really fits the bill. The only ding, as others have noted, is that the brush is really rather large for my small eyes. But otherwise, this mascara really is great.