This colour is a subtle but lovely pinky beige with a satin pearl finish, the colour and finish reminds me of a conch shell, very pretty! The consistency is perfect, I find two thin coats over my base coat is perfection and I get about four days wear out of this (which is ages for me). I highly recommend this polish, especially for wedding or office wear.
This polish is a gorgeous smoky blue grey with a shimmery pearl finish, I can't stop looking at my nails when I wear this colour. The application of this polish is by far the best I've ever experienced for an Essie polish, two coats for smooth perfection, in fact, the whole resort 2011 collection has perfect formulations. I will definitely buy this polish again.
This is a cute pale lavender polish with the tiniest hint of pink. Application is okay, it's a bit streaky, as I find to be the case with most Essie pastel colours. The staying power is great, however and the colour is so super cute that I'm happy to overlook the fact I need three thin coats for it to look non-streaky and opaque.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Maximum Growth Cuticle & Nail Moisture Treatment Pen
demmer 4/28/2012 10:04:00 PM
I love this cuticle oil! I've tried so many different ones that seem to dry my cuticles and nails out more than if I just let them be, I suspect the culprit is mineral oil. This treatment works great for me, I love that it comes in an easy to apply pen dispenser with a brush, instead of as a little bottle with a dropper, it means there are no spills or wastage. I've been using this it over two years and have been able to grow my nails beyond the end of my fingers for the first time in my life. I'm very happy with this product.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Mega Shine Top Coat
demmer 4/28/2012 9:56:00 PM
I have a weird relationship with Mega Shine, I'm on my second bottle at the moment and will probably purchase this again because it does dry quickly, has a high shine finish and I don't get any shrinkage or streaking with this top coat. However, it does thicken up after a month or so of use and that's when it starts to cause my polish to peel off in sheets, so it requires a few drops of thinner every second or third use. I dislike the silver packaging because I can't see how much product is left in the bottle, but I remedy that by chipping the paint off - ugly but effective. The brush is also a bit too short for the bottle which means I have to tilt the bottle to get the last 1/5 of the product out. All in all this is a pretty good top coat as long as you peel the silver packaging off and maintain its consistency with thinner.
I'm now on to my third bottle of this stuff, I obviously love it! I use it as a base coat only to help strengthen my weak bendy nails, this is perfect because the acrylic hardens my nails do they don't bend all the time and subsequently break. My only issues with this product is that it dries out pretty quickly and gets gloopy and stringy after the first month of opening it. I just pop in a few drops of thinner and gently roll the bottle to combine. I also don't like that the brush doesn't reach the bottom of the bottle, which makes getting the last 1/4 of the bottle out really difficult. All in all this is a great product if you invest in some nail polIsh thinner.
I'm on to my second bottle of this gorgeous neutral polish. It's a warmish beige with a slight silver shimmer through it, very flattering. This is my go to polish when I'm in a hurry, because one coat looks great, though two coats is fully opaque. The formula is perfect, like all Butter London polishes and the bottles are so cute. I highly recommend this nail polish to anyone looking for a gorgeous neutral.
I looooove this colour so much, black base with blue, hot pink and silver fine glitter running through it, this looks like tiny galaxies on my nails. The application was great, my bottle wasn't gloopy at all, I used base coat, three coats of The Black Knight and one layer of top coat. The polish still feels a tiny bit gritty after one layer of top coat so I usually put on a second coat the next day. This polish virtually chemically bonds with my nails so I get agggges of wear out of it, I usually take it off to switch colours, rather than because it has chipped. Like all the other Butter London polishes I have tried, this is amazing.
This is such a cool colour, a light sage green unlike anything else in my collection. The application is great, two thickish coats or three thin ones are totally opaque. I get about three days wear out of this polish with my base and top coat. Really cute and surprisingly flattering colour with my NC15 skintone.
I love this colour so much! It's a deep dusky pink with a hint of coral and a touch of gold shimmer, it reminds me of sunsets and watermelon. The application is great, two coats and it's perfect, I get about four days of wear on my hands with base and top coat and I've been wearing it on my toes for two weeks with no chips! All in all, this is a great polish.
Polishes -China Glaze - Foie Gras: Hunger Games Collection
demmer 4/27/2012 9:52:00 PM
This is a gorgeous dark greige colour with a hint of dusky purple, the application is wonderful and opaque at two coats. I get about three days wear out of this polish (with base and topcoat) before I start to see tip wear. I couldn't be happier with this polish, great formulation and the colour really suits my NC15 skin tone, great autumn colour.
Polishes -China Glaze - Stone Cold - Capitol Colours Hunger Games Collection
demmer 4/27/2012 9:46:00 PM
I'm torn about this polish, it's so gorgeous! A deep graphite grey with tonnes of silver glitter through it. It only needs one coat, too! But as mentioned by others it does chip like crazy after about a day, which is sad because I would love to wear this polish forever! Over all, so pretty but I wouldn't buy it again, I'll be on the look out for something similar with better sticking power.
The formulation of this nail polish is rubbish, it's thin and thus floods my cuticles no matter how lightly I load the brush and it's still streaky after three coats, regardless of how thick/thin I make the layers. Im very disappointed because the cool toned pink, almost bubblegum, colour is so cute and fun for Spring/Summer.
Loose Powders -Clinique - Blended Face Powder and Brush
demmer 3/23/2008 9:41:00 PM
Beautiful silky powder. I find this exceptional coverage considering that it is a powder, it's fairly long lasting, only requires one touch up about mid-afternoon. Can be applied almost any way, fingers, brush, damp sponge... Basically made my illuminater obsolete as it gives you a soft radience with none of the tacky glitter look. Almost impossible to mess up, unless you pile it on, then you have that powdery grandma look. I have extremely sensitive skin and I will get huge cyst-like things under my skin from almost anything, but this seems to be made of quality ingredients and keeps my skin porcelain and flawless. I had my first pottle for 3 years, using it every day and its only just run out, so it's worth every cent! I can't recommend it enough. This miraculous powder is what turned me into a clinque fan.