This one went back to the store. It smells like lemon tea, but does not last at all! I even tried spritzing this on clothes and it still didn't last.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
Helen 4/16/2010 12:38:00 PM
This is the best powder hands down for combo skin. I have been using it since it 1st debuted and love it, I can touch up without looking cakey. Highly recommend, even though I generally stay away from drugstore brands.
Lotions/ Creams -Shi Kai - Borage Dry Skin Therapy hand cream
Helen 4/12/2010 10:36:00 PM
I like this hand cream, but I am not sure that it really is that different from the foot cream which you can use on your hands and which is more cost effective. I also use the regular lotion on my hands and notice a difference.
Lotions/ Creams -Shi Kai - Borage Dry Skin Therapy
Helen 4/12/2010 10:32:00 PM
I have been using this product for several years. It is the only lotion that will keep my skin from being flaky. It has no fragrance and appears thin, but really moisturizes. They changed the formula a few years ago, and there's a slight scent that I can smell now, although it's still "fragrance free". I highly recommend this for anyone with sensitive skin and dry skin issues. I use it year round and it sinks in pretty quickly.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Dome Brush (Black Handle)
Helen 4/9/2010 12:37:00 AM
This is a great brush, it's up there in quality with trish mcevoy and other higher end brushes. I use it as a powder brush and it holds color really well, while making it buildable. Highly recommend this brush and at this price it's a steal.
I lovet his polish, it's a medium cool pink with a good deal of violet to it and a secret shimmer effect that's barely noticeable but gives it a satin finish-very pretty.
This product has changed over the years there used to be a more ivory sheer version and the newer version is a more peachy pink sheer. A but too on the peachy without enough pink for me, but looks like a perfect sheer nude on some.
Top/Base Coats -Creative Nail Design - Stickey -Base Coat
Helen 5/31/2009 5:24:00 PM
I really wanted to prevent chipping so I experimented with many base/top coat combos. This base-coat was just Ok--didn't make anything worse, but didn't help my polish stay longer.
I wanted to love this, but the AHA's in this formula were too strong & irritated my cuticles. I recommend trying Sally Hansen if you have the same problem.
Top/Base Coats -Poshe - Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
Helen 5/31/2009 5:18:00 PM
This stuff is absolutely my favorite top coat when I don't use OPI start to finish. Throw out your Seshe Vite ladies. This is a less thick version that's much easier to work with. I highly recommend this.
I have been using this product for over 10 years now. I spray right after I finish my manicure and I find it cuts drying time. No harsh smell, and definitely worth it. I absolutely recommend this. It's not magic, so if you have many coats of polish--your drying time will still be longer--but it works as good or better than others I've tried.
This is a pretty softest shimmery pink that flashes subtle green shimmer. Very pretty and another playful, but not flashy shimmer from the fairytale bride collection. I would highly recommend this.
This maybe my favorite from the fairytale bride 2009 collection. I love sheers and wear them on my hands 90% of the time. I have also switched to using OPI exclusively and I've tried most of their sheers. This one is definitely in the top 10. It's a sheer rosy pink that flashes blue. This series is particularly sheer and gets close to opaque in 3 coats. I like this series for more unique spin on sheers. Highly recommend!
Top/Base Coats -OPI - Start to Finish Top & Base (Formaldahyde Free)
Helen 5/31/2009 5:00:00 PM
This is my HG (holy grail) base & top in one! I have been using this for years and absolutely cannot rave enough about it. I have tried many other base & top coats and this just beats them hands down. I have had one minor issue now with te last 2 bottles. the inner nail brush pops out & separates from the black casing & has to be reset occasionally. I love this product so much that I don't even mind this minor issue.
This product is OK for a natural nail look. I found it didn't do much smoothing of the nail ridge in 1 coat, so 2 coats works better. It's almost matte, but not quite. Lastly, I believe this has no healing or nail-strengthening properties, just a not too shiny clear polish--if you need those try OPI matte nail envy.