Longest lasting nude/pink polish on me EVER. I've never had a pinky nude (great for french manicure) in any brand which lasted more than 3 days or so .... they always starts chipping or fading away. This one lasted more than a week until I got bored and changed it out. om2 is the new Inglot line of polish which is supposed to allow nails to breathe. Apparently they have done studies and it lets water and air through (which is important to some religious women --not allowed to wear polish because it covers their nails and this has been selling very well in parts of the word). It does cost more than their regular line -- approx $15. Really good wide brush. Would repurchase.
if you like the children's scent Givenchy Ptisenbon Tartine et Chocolat but find it does not last at all, you should try this. To me it has that same citrusy soft lotiony scent. But longer lasting.
This smells like crunchy, tangy apple without any fake notes. Love it!
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Possets-Strawberry Heart
indysmom 11/4/2012 12:57:00 AM
This smells like something a young girl might like -- candy-ish strawberry. not the real thing.
Really beautiful but the application is rough. I wanted a bit more blue so mixed w a bit of Sally Hansen hd laser and it looks amazing. Needs seche vite or will not look shiny enough. Am uploading picture but it does not do the real thing justice. Just did tonight so cannot speak to wear (in pictures only the pointer finger has 2 coats of Meteor Shower --the other nails have one coat and a topcoat of SH hd laser mixed w Meteor Shower
Love the color in the bottle but takes way too many layers to even get close to that bluish purple color. Would work nicely over another color probably. The bad news is: lasting power sucks --peels off in huge pieces after just a day or so. The good news: Peels off in huge pieces so you do not have to go crazy trying to remove it the way it sometimes goes with glitters. Am willing to try other colors but wondering if they last any longer.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
indysmom 6/7/2011 8:51:00 AM
I was attracted by the super cute design but this did not moisturize my lips AT ALL. If anything, it made them feel more dried out minutes after I applied it. Gave it to my 6 year old daughter who I am sure has lost it by now.
Fragrances -Parfumerie Generale - Un Crime Exotique
indysmom 3/15/2011 8:14:00 AM
I only realize how much I truly love this *after* going for a full bottle (valentine's day --much better choice imo that flowers). I mean knew I really liked it when I had a decant but was afraid that I would ignore it once I owned a fb (as has happened before with me). But I've been reaching for it nearly every day (esp in this cold weather). One squirt behind the ear and I catch occasional whiffs of this really yummy eggnog/spicy baked good smell all day long. When I only had a decant, I would dab it sparingly on my wrist and I did notice that at it initially smelled like potpourri but on my skin it does quickly turn to a close to the skin eggnog. The only thing I am not crazy about is the bottle. The label just looks like a cheap round black sticker with text on it.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Lostmarch Lann-Ael Eau de Toilette
indysmom 2/19/2011 10:30:00 PM
This does not work on me at all. I get the initial comforting foody notes but then it rapidly turns into a paper smell on my skin. Unfortunately it lasts a while on me.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Summer Vanillas: Lemon: Cooling Mist
indysmom 6/25/2010 7:56:00 AM
Cooling when I spray it on and the scent starts out decent--a kind of lemony baked good smell. But about half an hour later all I am left with is this candy lemon smell which is fine if that is what you like. It was on sale recently for 75% off at BBW.
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Lemon Paradise Body Hydrating Lotion
indysmom 5/27/2010 10:45:00 PM
A real disappointment. Smells fine for the first 5 minutes -- lemony and cakey but the scent fades on me in no time and when it does, it smells the way my hands do after a sinkful of dishes with lemon dishwashing liquid. Seems to do an OK job moisturizing. Good thing I did not have to pay full price for this. The spray seemed to be nicer with also weak staying power but they were sold out at all the VS in my city and don't love it enough to pay for shipping online.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Airbrush-Effect Dry Mist BODY
indysmom 5/24/2010 11:23:00 AM
I now have patches of my legs which are paler than the others because you can't really see where the mist lands until hours later. When I tried to touch up the ligher spots, it looked pretty bad. It's a good thing today is not a shorts day here in NY. Also, even though they say dries within an hour, I believe that you can still rub the tanner off your legs in the wrong spots if you are not careful 2 hours later. I sprayed some one last night and didn't brush up against anything for about that much time and I now see it lighter where i eventually did. Think I will try the lotion one minute later thing which one poster does.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Carthusia I Profumi - Mediterraneo
indysmom 3/25/2010 7:20:00 AM
I get straight up sweet iced tea with this. The plus side: no fake notes. And while I can see how some people really like it, this does not make me want to keep sniffing my wrist. I might like it more if I can find a good citrus to layer it with but I haven't found one yet.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
indysmom 10/29/2009 11:09:00 AM
If you are a sucker for quaint, then you won't be able to resist this. Everything from the tin to the name to the scent screams 1895 apothecary. Unfortunately, it's ability to moisturize is disappointing. My lips feel dry again about half an hour after I apply.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Infallible Lip Gloss in Sangria
indysmom 7/8/2009 10:12:00 AM
this is a terrific natural color on my lips (coloring: fair asian). don't find it all that glossy. the only thing which bugs me is that medicated taste/smell. i give them points for at least *trying* on the mirror but putting it on the back of the wand means you can't look while applying this.