I have 6 or 7 of these, and I really love them. My favorite color is Rick in Heart, which to me looks like a extremely deep red. Every single time I've put it on, people have thought it was black. Takes 2 coats and with a top coat stays on for a week, if not a little longer. The packaging, to me, is attractive and eye catching. The brush is pretty basic. Better than the E.L.F brushes by far. They are just wide enough for quick application, but not to big that I am painting over my nail (which is extremely short due to biting). I'm very pleased with these, and with the price they go at, I will def. be buying more.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
kimber0dh 6/5/2010 12:51:00 PM
Eh, not really thtat great for me. I have short, thin, but very curled lashes and all this does is clump and get everywhere on my face. When I can manage to apply it without ruining my eyeshadow or glooping my eyelashes together, it works great--ish. It takes careful application. The formula is a bit watery in my opinion, and it takes a little bit to dry on my lashes. The brush, though, is it's one redeeming quality. Nice and thick. Anyway, I will not repurchase. I don't even use the tube I have enough to run out.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish
kimber0dh 6/2/2010 6:58:00 PM
I have one in Lavender Cloud. It's a bit streaky with the first coat, but with the second coat you get the color in the bottle. The brush is really wide, which for me is both a good and bad thing. I bite my nails, so it's almost impossible not to go over my nail and onto my skin with the polish, but when I do my toes it makes for a really fast application. The polish itself is thick, but I prefer thick to thin. The color of mine is a kind of an off white. Like the lightest shade of lavender there is. Stays on well for me, and that's saying something given that it's a good day when my nails aren't in my mouth, of course that's when I have top coat on. Haven't tried it without one. I love the packaging. I think it looks really nice and sophisticated. Overall, I would def. buy this again and am planning on getting a few more colors.
UPDATE*** Unfortunately this mascara is starting to clump just a bit on me. Although, I still plan on repurchasing. Quite literally, the best mascara I've ever used. Gives great volume, length and it dries pretty fast. The brush is pretty big, so it applies well and itnhas yet to clump up on me. I absolutely recommend this and will def. buy it again.
Blush -Hard Candy - Blush Crush Baked Blush in Pin Up
kimber0dh 5/15/2010 8:14:00 PM
I want to love this as much as everyone else, and I would if it didn't look so darned cakey on my cheeks. It doesn't show up if I put a small amount but the minute I put a little more on it looks like have loads of makeup on. I really like the blush, it just doesn't work for me.