DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS!!! I bought this at sally's with the buy one get the other one free deal and I thought it was a great buy at first. That is of course, until I tried it. I applied the base coat then 2 coats of my nail polish and then the top coat. After about 20 minutes, I looked at my nails and WOWWWW! Not only were they still super wet, but they had tons of little bubbles. It looked like my nails had pimples. It was so gross! Then I though ok maybe i did it wrong (eventhough I didnt shake either bottles at all). So I tried it again a week later with another color and the same thing happened. Eventhough I got one free and really only spent 5 dollars instead of 10, I feel like Sally's cheated me. They MUST know this happens with these two polishes so that's why they're trying to get rid of them. Im definitely going to return BOTH of them and just buying one China Glaze color for my money. Shame on you both Sally's and Fingerpaints. :(
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
gail44 7/19/2011 3:17:00 PM
These makeup removers are pretty good but they dont do a good job of removing my Maybelline Turbo VolumExpress mascara, which isn't even waterproof. That is my only con about it. I like that they're oily because my skin is very dry so it could use all the extra moisture, but I still use a warm damp wash cloth to wipe away the excess. I got them for about $2.50 at HEB with a 50% off coupon which I notice they usually have on most Almay products. :)
Tools -Unlisted Brand - Glass - aka crystal - nail file
gail44 7/19/2011 11:42:00 AM
After using this, my nails never chip anymore. It is so gentle yet a million times more effective than traditonal cardboard files so you can file both ways and it's not a problem. I will never ever use another nail file again. The edges of your nail are so smooth compared to when you use a cardboard one. Mine is from the brand La Vaque and I got it at HEB for $8...it's really pretty. Its black at the tip then fades into clear toward the end. Very easy to clean, looks brand new every single time and works like new every single time. I also heard they last forever so we shall see :)
Top/Base Coats -Unlisted Brand - Beauty Secrets - Ridge Filler
gail44 7/19/2011 11:35:00 AM
I like this ridge filler but idk why it does not fill in ONE ridge that I have...it bothers me so much but maybe thats just me :/ It is great as a base coat though because the polish lasts wayyyyy longer with it since it is kinda rubberized so it really sticks to it. I guess I need to do a little more light buffing then this will be perfect because it is really affordable. And I'm never getting stupid acrylics anymore, my nails always get weak and full of ridges when I do. More than likely, I will buy it again unless I find a better one. Sorry for the bad review I really want to give it another lip, but that would be a little dishonest..:(
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Instant Cuticle Remover
gail44 7/19/2011 11:25:00 AM
I just bought this yesterday after seeing all the good reviews about it and thank goodness I did. It works really really well. I saw a girl on youtube use it on herself and couldnt believe my eyes at how quickly and effectively it removes unwanted cuticles. I found that when you make a U shape along your nail, it removes old nail polish from those hard to reach places on the sides of your nail, which was a total plus. I recommend putting it on one hand, removing your cuticles and then doing your other hand because if you leave it on too long, it does dry out. But that's noooo big deal. My nails actually look neat and proffesional because all my nasty cuticles are gone. I will always have this in my collection!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
gail44 7/19/2011 11:16:00 AM
This is my favorite lip product in the whole world. It was one of my first purchases at Sephora :) I've had it for over a year, I use it everyday, and it's not even close to running out! It smells so delicious, like a strawberry smoothie...I will totally buy this again when I run out in approximately 5 years...haha!
I bought this perfume for y sister on her birthday and I must say...WOW. It's so amazing and warm yet elegant and oh so classy. I would love it for me but that's her signature scent so I'll stay away for respect, lol. But seriously if you're looking for a gift for a nice lady (and you're NOT on a budget) this is perfect. I would give it 6 lips but I cant :(
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ed Hardy Love and Luck
gail44 7/19/2011 10:59:00 AM
I loooove this perfume! It's smells absolutely amazing on me and lasts ALL day and even til the next day. I asked for it on Christmas and got the gift set, then I went out and bought another bottle when i was halfway through the first one so I would never be without it. I could wear it everyday and on special occassions. I honestly feel like it's my signature scent than everyone can link to me. It smells soooo clean and fresh but still has notes of exotic flowers that linger on your skin and clothes so nicely, definitely not strong but i dont know why it lasts so long on me :) I would repurchase again and again until I find another one I like....which I haven't for almost 3 years!!!
I absolutely LOVE this color from Essie. Yes it is a bit thick but it smooths itself out. Just be sure to apply the second coat right away and it is perfect. It's a perfect nude color for my skin tone, it kind of has grey tones...its just so pretty. Does NOT chip at all!! I did my hands first, then I did my toes the day after and absolutely nothing happened to my nails. I would definitely repurchase!!!