Top/Base Coats -Butter London - Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat
kirbipittman 2/10/2013 3:13:00 PM
I love this stuff! It's such a nice base coat because it gives a perfect clean canvas for you to paint your nails on. I agree with the others that say this would be lovely by itself. I say two coats of the nail foundation topped with PD quick topcoat (also by BL) would be the perfect "your nails, but better" look!
Top/Base Coats -Butter London - Hardwear PD Quick Topcoat
kirbipittman 2/10/2013 3:10:00 PM
WHY on earth are people complaining about this?! I adore it! My nails last for days and days when I use this topcoat! Not to mention the amazing SHINE it gives my nails! Definitely my new HG top coat!
Another amazing shade from Butter London. I adore this color and have found it to be my newest "go to" shade. It's sort of a terracotta color with subtle sparkles. Usually I stay away from sparkly shades but I really love this one. The formula is wonderful. Not a bubble or streak in sight. Would most definitely repurchase.
Yes, we get it... The formula is not the best. If you think about it, though, what milky opaque pink polish has an amazing formula? The color is so similar to Essie's Fiji but I find that Fiji's formula is worlds worse. I used BL nail foundation, 3 coats of Teddy Girl, and one coat of PD quick topcoat and it looks lovely. It's a pretty color that will probably look great on all skintones. I would repurchase because I love the color and don't mind a polish that you have to take your time with.
This is my favorite mascara! I'm on my second tube and will continue to repurchase. I don't find that it gives me "spidery" lashes at all- I'd say quite the opposite, in fact. I have really long, thick lashes and this just enhances both of those qualities. I love the fat brush and the packaging is gorgeous-- just like every other Dior product. Can't complain at all!
This is my favorite eyeshadow. I originally used it from my Naked palette and used almost all of it until it fell out of the palette and broke into a million powdery pieces. I tried and tried to replace it by mixing shades I already had so as not to have to buy it by itself. In the end, I caved and bought it and I'm so glad I did. It's absolutely my favorite base shade and is SO pigmented like most UD shadows. The packaging is great- I love Urban Decay's dark chrome casing on their shadows and brushes. Will repurchase again and again!
This made my lashes look great. I will not deny that- BUT- It's kind of a one and done mascara. One coat and that's all you get-- if you try to apply a second coat your lashes start to look like little horns because they get stuck together. Also, I don't like for my lashes to be stiff and after just one coat they harden up and aren't soft at all. I just wasn't impressed with this- I'm sure some people love it, but it just wasn't the right mascara for me.
I really like this foundation. I've been wearing it since right after Christmas and love the way it looks on my skin. My only complaints are that it doesn't last all day and I tend to become oily towards mid-day. I usually apply it at around 7:30 am and feel that I need touch ups by 2 pm. Also, I have a tendency to become oily around my nose and chin and this foundation doesn't help. It does, however, make my skin look flawless and as if I've been airbrushed. I don't have too many blemished but on the ones I do have it covers nicely and is buildable. I use it with UD's Optical Blurring Brush so application is a DREAM.
Love love love love LOVE. Cannot complain a bit about this. It's the perfect color for my skin tone and is more pigmented than I expected it to be. I love the packaging and really adore the way it feels on my lips. Keeps them so moisturized even in the winter. Will definitely repurchase.
I LOVE this blush. It lasts all day, smells amazing, and will probably last me the rest of my life. My only complaint-- you have to learn to use this blush. To say a little goes a long way is an understatement. I've been using it for nearly a month and it doesn't even look like I have used the product. It is a very bold blush that you realllly have to be careful with otherwise you will overload your face. I know it sounds funny to say a blush smells good but it's got the nicest melon-y smell to it that I just love. It's a matte blush so there is no shimmer in it which I have a love/hate relationship with but to make up for the lack of sheen I just add a high light to my cheek bones. Would definitely repurchase but seeing how little it takes- I don't foresee ever needing to! :)
Polishes -Essie - Bobbing for Baubles - Winter 2011
kirbipittman 2/3/2013 9:01:00 PM
Love it, but too dark. Formula is great- two coats is perfect. I wish it were just a tad bit lighter so you could see more of the blue when in indoor lighting.
Love the formula and love the color-- just doesn't look the best on me. It's just about the same color as my skin tone so it doesn't look that great on me but I wear it anyways. It reminds me of Burberry and is such a warm caramel. Excellent drying time. The only reason I won't repurchase is because it doesn't look great with my skin tone, but it's a beautiful polish!
This is my "go to" shade. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Don't Pretzel My Buttons. It is perfectly opaque with two coats and OPI's formula is wonderful. I can't say enough about this product. Drying time is fantastic and the color is just gorgeous. It's honestly the PERFECT nude color. Looks classy and professional. I'd say it's the perfect way to spruce up your nails without looking like you're trying too hard.
Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
kirbipittman 2/3/2013 8:51:00 PM
I adore this top coat. For those of you complaining about it becoming thick after half the bottle-- that is expected for a quick dry top coat. Once oxygen gets in the bottle it causes the polish to become thicker as if it were "drying"... Anyways- It is SUPER shiny and does exactly as essie advertises- drys SO quickly! I have used it with essie polish, OPI, and Butter London and it works like a dream with all three. Would definitely repurchase!
I LOVE this polish. I am a nail polish fanatic and this is my first Butter London shade. YM is the perfect neutral color that will work for any season. The color is hard to explain as it looks different in every light. Sometimes I want to call it a grey, sometimes brown, and even sometimes a mauve-y purple. It has a tiny bit of shimmer in it which I adore. I don't care for a lot of sparkle, but Yummy Mummy has just the right amount. Application is a dream and is opaque after two coats but I always do three. It is SO shiny without a topcoat but I generally use essie's good to go quick dry. I would (and WILL) repurchase this polish! Would definitely recommend to anyone!