OPI polishes are the best. Never had trouble with bubbles and chipping, never runny nor streaky. huge range of colors and the finish is shiny. the only problem i have is with their top coat, just about the only thing that creates bubbles madly. Other than that, all their nail polishes are just perfect.
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
imeldita22 4/29/2012 3:16:00 PM
Essie nail polishes have the worst brush imho, however, they have lots of fun colors that aren't too glittery. i am not a big fan of platinum finishes or glitter bombs and their selections are more of an everyday use, day or night, office\school appropriate. This specific shade however, is one of my most favorite and so far, I have not found a dupe for this. It does apply very streaky so you have to apply a very thin coat and let it dry then apply another, let it dry, and you will finally get the opaque coverage on the 3rd coat. It's a lot of work to make this polish work, but in the end it's worth it. It does get bubbly so make sure you don't shake the bottle.
I'm in love with this color ! It definitely is a Tiffany blue. Perfect formula, the only thing i didn't like is the brush, I wish it would've been a lot wider. I did have issues with bubbles but I think it's my OPI top coat that caused it. I had this compared to China Glaze For Audrey which I cannot stand because it dries so quickly, and Essie's Turquoise and Caicos which takes 3-4 coats to get an opaque finish. For $5 a pop, this is pretty good.
I really love the color called For Audrey, it is such a nice Tiffany blue color, the only drawback is the formula and the brush of this brand. I can not make this work for me at all. My nails are wide and if you swipe the brush the polish breaks off like one of the Shatter polishes from OPI. It does not glide smoothly at all, and I cannot even complete my nails with a 2nd coat with making such a disaster. I have used up more than 1/8 of the bottle just by practicing and trying to make it work but it never did. Too be they have such nice range of colors. Will never buy again.
Palettes -Urban Decay - 15 year anniversary palette
imeldita22 2/20/2012 10:10:00 PM
First of, I wouldn't be buying this product again. I think my palette will last me a lifetime. Packaging quality is awesome, it doesn't look cheap and comes with a big mirror. Price? I don't think it's expensive at all since it comes with full size eyeshadows. I really love how vibrant that colors are, and the quality of course, is what I love the most about Urban Decay. The staying power is great especially when worn with UDPP.
sugarbomb? or glitterbomb? does not suit my skin tone well. too much color even if it's lightly applied, and too much glitter. also, I don't understand how this product could be so expensive and the packaging could not at least be justified by it? Will not repurchase. Up for swap !
First of all, I really adore the bottle. The cap and the spray are both etched with the Versace logo. It's so beautiful. The scent, is quite nice. Very sexy and classy. It is in the same category of smell as Dior J'Adore. It smells flowery but not a cheap version of a flowery perfume. This is just "sexy". I don't know if this is a limited edition since I got this in a swap, but I am willing to purchase this online again.
this is a very good lip balm. i used to have issues with chapsticks and blistex because they tend to crack my lips when it's supposed to moisturize them. with baby lips, it almost works like vaseline where it provides lots of good moisture and seals the cracks of your lips caused by excessive dryness. this is perfect for wearing under your lipstick, and not that expensive.
so i picked up a small bottle of this from the Semi Annual sale and i absolutely love it! it smells very sexy, powdery floral but not cheap like drugstore scents. in fact, this is something that can be paired up with a business attire if you want to look and smell classy. i don't know if this is something inwould wear during the hot sticky summer season but it's definitely perfect for winter. i don't know if they are making this again, i doubt it since they put it up for 75% off, but i did stock up on this item so i don't have to pay massive amounts on ebay.
This is such a pretty light-pink blush with a really nice scent to it. The texture is really smooth and glides smoothly on my cheeks as well, the only downfall is that I cannot make this product to show up on me at all. I have primed my skin well, and on my olive skin tone you can hardly notice the color. RIS so I don't think I will ever purchase this. For $50 a pop, I can find better, well pigmented blush for a cheaper price.
Powder -Clinique - Perfectly Real Compact Powder Foundation
imeldita22 12/16/2011 5:42:00 PM
This is my favorite powder foundation. It gives a lot of coverage with looking cakey. I previously used Mac Studio Fix powder and my skins always breaks out on it. Clinique is perfect if you are prone to getting clogged pores. it also matches my olive skin perfectly. packaging is typical, green and plastic. would definitely repurchase.
This foundation is great, gives a dewy look and not too cakey since it's a medium coverage foundation. It doesn't rub off at all, and doesn't clog my pores, to think I have very oily skin. I have a lot of yellow under tones and this makeup blends well with my skin tone. The only thing I don't like about this is the glass bottle, I'm just not digging the heavy glass bottle for some reason. Lancome makeup never turns me down no matter which one I use. I highly recommend.
I have nothing much to say about this product. If you have olive skin like I do, you might want to skip this product and purchase Naked 1 instead. I cannot get this to NOT make my face look washed out. I guess it's the cool colors in it that tend to blend in with my skin tone. For some reason, the shadows are so much harder to pack on the colors to my brush, not sure if it's the product itself or what. My palette is also scratched, since the case is made out of tin. There's lots of fall outs all over my palette (inside), maybe because of its quick mass production that they've totally forgot about craftsmanship. My naked 1 wasn't like this at all, and I even purchased it during times when it was so hard to find it at my local Sephora and Ulta. The palette overall is a disappointment for Naked 2 but would have to keep it to use on other people though.
Everyone's skin is different so I cannot really say that this is a bad product as it works wonderfully for others. However, I'd rather say that on my oily skin, this feels a little uncomfortable. My face feels a little more greasy and not clean at all. I do love the Exfoliating Scrub though. That one is sooooo much better than any other OTC scrub I've purchased at Walmart. As for this item, unless you have dry skin or dry combination, I think you're better off with this one since it's such a gentle scrub. Won't be repurchasing.
I really love this scent. It has a little masculine touch to it that's perfect for wear here in sunny, hot and sticky Texas weather. The bottle is really pretty too. Will definitely repurchase!