Fun, girly color for spring and summer! It is an opaque baby pink with a creme finish. It is difficult to apply, but I've worn white nail polish a lot (which often gets streaky), so I guess I have had some experience. I can get it to look decent with 2 thick coats, but 3 is best. I don't usually do thick coats, but these pastel Essie polishes actually will even themselves out and don't set too quickly so I put a thick layer on and use a light hand with the brush. I use the same technique with "Absolutely Shore."
Price is a little on the higher side, but typical for "salon" brands.
I got these in Laced Up and put a turquoise French mani tip on them. I cut the appliques into smaller pieces and was able to get a complete mani and pedi with just half the package. The wear was great, nearly 2 weeks before I took it off just because I didn't like the new nail growth showing. I put a clear top coat on it every 2 days though. I got tons of compliments.
I would only use these on somewhat special occasions since they do take some time for me to apply and don't want to spend the money on them constantly. I don't like most of the patterns to be honest, but would like the try Wild Child with an added hot pink French tip or Kitty Kitty with a red tip.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish
Cherub573 6/26/2011 12:24:00 AM
My feelings for this product are so-so, but I only have one bottle, in Polar Bare. The formula can be somewhat streaky in this color, which is what doesn't impress me. The brush is okay, one edge of it is actually a little uneven, making application just a little off. I suppose in another color, with an unflawed brush, I may have a different opinion. The wear is at least average, though it's hard for me to say because I have been switching up colors after a couple days lately. Not sure if I would repurchase since it's nearly the same price as OPI and Essie at the Target I've been going to.
Very, very pale mint green, almost with a greyish tinge to it, and opaque. A lot of mint polishes will play up any pink tones in the skin and make your hands look red, but this polish avoids that (at least on me) because there is not as much green. Application can be a little bit tricky, I needed 3 coats for it to look even. The second time, I learned to do a thicker coat- the polish doesn't dry too fast and will actually even itself out if you put a heavier coat on. It was streaky the first time when I tried to let it dry in between thin coats.
I am generally not into shimmer or sparkle nail polish, but I picked this up on a whim and do not regret it a bit. The pale pink color and tiny sparkles only show up if you layer several coats. I prefer to wear it with just one coat and a clear topcoat. It just makes my nails look super glossy and healthy because the microsparkles pick up the light easily. I don't have a problem getting the polish off, but again, I only use one coat.
Both my mother and I sampled this fragrance today. My mother thought it smelled very familiar and I took a couple sniffs and recognized a strong similarity to the Gardenia Lily line from Bath and Body Works, which my mother uses. There's brief fruitiness in the top notes, then it's pretty much all floral (a lot of gardenia- if that wasn't obvious from my previous comment). The base notes were nearly undetectable on me, I didn't get coconut or vanilla. I'm not sure the target market for this fragrance wants to smell so flowery- I notice a lot of young reviewers interpret that as "mature".
It's not bad by any means, but I hardly find it unique or enticing enough to own.
Two additional observations: - it lasts at least several hours on me - the bottle looked and felt like a toy.
Top notes: peach, forbidden apple, gardenia and green bamboo
Heart notes: jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose
Base notes: vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, white amber, coconut, and musk.
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - So Hooked On Carmella
Cherub573 10/29/2010 2:29:00 AM
Sweet, rich, caramel-goodness. I could tell there was some kind of white floral (the tiare) in it as well- I have a particular affinity for it. It's a warm comfort scent and generally a people-pleaser, especially in cooler weather. I couldn't smell the amber much from the bottle, but it bloomed on my skin. It is long-lasting on me, as I can still smell it fairly well 6 hrs later. I have been off gourmands for several years, but I am considering purchasing a bottle of this! It does remind me a bit of CSP Vanille Abricot (which I used to own about 10 yrs ago), but with less sugar/apricot, and more caramel.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Flourish Bath & Body - Saltwater Perfume Oil
Cherub573 8/24/2010 3:07:00 AM
This is an intriguing and rather original scent, but it's never something I feel like reaching for myself. Overall, I would call it a watery (though not necessarily oceanic) scent, it kind of feels like cucumber with a pronounced metallic note, and a hint of anise when it warms on my skin. It's the metallic note- which I'm guessing is "ozone"- that I really disagree with personally, it just reminds me of dirty coins sitting in one's hands for a while (I know, strange associations, but that's why I love exploring fragrances).
I can see why this scent would be popular though, because it's very neutral and fresh, and never heavy or cloying.
I purchased it on etsy, and it was very affordable at $8+ shipping.
I don't know if it's because of the color I bought (Hush Hush), but this polish looks cheap. After 4 coats it still looked streaky. It was $1.97 at Walmart, so the price was affordable, but I wouldn't purchase again
The sad thing is that I have an older bottle of MegaLast polish, it was a larger bottle, in a nice sheer color called Lost Love #208. The coverage was even and it cost half as much...
Best classic red nail polish imo. I don't even have cool-toned skin, but it looks marvelous on me. Definitely a blue-based cherry red creme- very timeless or pin-up retro. I will definitely keep purchasing this as my go-to red shade!
Price was very reasonable (under $5) and I had no problems with application. Two coats was enough for even coverage for me, and I've worn it for 2 days now without any chipping.
Another winner for me from Hard Candy (I also have Frenzy)! The color is very unique, kinda flashy. There is glitter, but it is very fine, not chunky, and the color is so multifaceted! Indoors, it looks like gunmetal from further away, up close you can see both silver and golden mica. When the sun hits it, it turns deep violet! I wore a base coat and 2 generous coats of polish. It was a very easy consistency for me to work with and dried very smooth. LOVE IT.
It was $5 for the bottle, which I consider well worth it.
I've been craving a creme yellow nail polish for a while. I heard some good things about this brand of nail polish- the wide brush and convenience of fast drying. However, I regret purchasing this nail polish. The shade of yellow (like French's mustard) is the only thing I like about it.
First off, it does NOT give even coverage with one coat except maybe on my pinkie. I had to do two coats to get rid of any streaks. Secondly, little bubbles formed within minutes, this doesn't even happen with my Wet n' Wild polish.
I guess I'm just saying for a polish that costs the same as Hard Candy's "Splendid" (which is the same shade and a brand I already have had a great experience with), it's of much lesser quality. I should have bought the Hard Candy instead. This only looks good from far away.
I was looking for a teal creme nail polish (no glitter or opalescence) and this was PERFECT! Great color, great consistency. The polish went on easily and gave good coverage. I used a clear base coat and 2 coats of polish- no streakiness at all. I saw my first small chip after 3 days, and considering I didn't even use a top coat and the polish was only around $5, that's totally acceptable. LOVE IT. I would absolutely buy more nail polish of this brand. I've been eyeing the yellow actually.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Leslie Blodgett Bare Skin
Cherub573 4/25/2010 5:58:00 PM
So-so skin scent. This would make a good basic when you want something subtle and casual. It is a pretty inoffensive and warm musk. The first note I noticed when sampling this perfume was the anise note, which makes it distinctive from many other skin musk-type scents I have tried. You might find this appealing, but it was a turn-off for me.
This is better than no conditioner, but it's not that great for my thin, fine hair. It smells alright, but does not detangle well or leave my hair very soft. It's mediocre on all counts. And actually, I have noticed breakage in my hair since I have been using this conditioner for the past 6 months, and I don't blow-dry, use irons, or even dye my hair currently. The only other time I've seen breakage in my hair was when I used to use an iron on a semi-regular basis and dyed my hair (years ago!).