Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Gilty Pleasure
marmaloa 1/12/2010 3:45:00 AM
This is such a rich gold color. I like the formula - it coats evenly and only takes about 2 coats to get full coverage. The gold is a shimmer and is smooth to the touch - not like a rough glitter. I dont know if i like the brush completely. Its HUGE compared to any other polish I have. Very wide. I like it because I can cover almost all of my nail in 1 sweep and all of my nail in 2 (other regualr brushes I take 2-4 sweeps for each coat). And I dont like it because I can't do anything detailed (french tips/flowers)
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Rockstar Pink
marmaloa 1/12/2010 3:13:00 AM
I love this line of polishes - all the colors are so eye catching. This one is very glittery. I read some reviews about the polish peeling in sheets-- I tested this out by applying different coatings on different fingers. I noticed the peeling starts when the coat is thick and you take long hot showers (like I do). I didnt use any base coat - maybe that might help.
About the "warning label". I found this link:http://www.salongeek.com/nail-geek/44544-warning-label-seche-vite-topcoat.html And in case that ever stops working - Here it is: California and their odd laws - 04-11-06, 01:23 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- California is the leader in environmental impact laws, their air pollution is so awful from the industrial surge in the 1980's that they had to start somewhere to clean up their air quality. The state of California has set industry standards and violations to manufacturer's high enough that the companies are conforming to California law. The prime example, cetyl alcohol has been used as a carrier for polymers in hair sprays, gels, etc for years but is now banned above 2% beginning in the year 2008. Ok no big deal you say, well here is the impact- 1. fragrance is usually alcohol based 2. polymers must have a quickly evaporating carrier so they will set 3. the regulations will virtually eliminate all non aresol hair sprays, gels and liquid styling products in the U.S. until manufacuterers (who are scrambling) can accomadate the new laws. Still not such a big deal, just don't sell it in California. Well here's the catch, the fine for violating is $10,000 dollars PER ITEM so say someone goes to a show in Nevada buys a case of hair spray because it's their FAV and they can't get it in California any more, so they buy it and bring it home. They put it on their retail shelves and they MANUFACTURER is now liable for the fine- there are usually 12 bottles of spray to a case so that's a measly $120,000 dollars. This is where it all begins, state side at least. The east coast also has a coalition following in much the same direction as California, and then throw the EU in to the mix, toss in some Asian policy and there are so many chemicals that have been proven harmful in some capacity that we should cover our heads in sand and stop breathing!!! We are trained to do our jobs safely and use the chemicals that we work with in and effective and non harmful way. We all know it is not safe to eat, drink or smoke while applying products, so it should be safe to assume that we wouldn't dream of eating the very products we work with. Manufacturers have to comply with the laws for every state and it is easier sometimes to put a disclaimer on all packages than to package specifically for each state. OK, I'll get off my soap box now, and quit ranting about our goofy policies! I can speak from experience when I say that the laws from state to state vary and it is easier to print a blanket statement on a package than it is for a manufacturer to change an individual law. CND had to print on their packages of low odor monomer (made just for our state board exams) that it was "odorless" low odor monomer, they also put on the brush packaging not to wash with soap and water or immerse in any other substance than monomer. These are just the little things, read the warnings, take appropriate precautions (don't eat the stuff) and if it's really a concern do some research to find out what the tests actually were and the concentration of chemicals that must be injested, inhaled or injected before the adverse reaction occured. HTH
So sad they're DC'd this line of shadows. I like them a lot. This color is very deep/dark gold. Almost a brown. It look great over a matte brown shadow. They're about 99 cents on ebay and whatever shipping is
This isnt a bad mascara but I dont like that the primer is white. I am not too pro at applying my mascara and trying to cover all the white near the base without getting black on my already made eyelids is tedious.
I bought this as my first eye primer and I find that this small tube lasts forever and works well throughout the day with a small application. While my eye shadow doesnt crease for many hours compared to UDPP I would say this one lacks just a little in the ability to make my eye shadow as "vibrant" as UDPP does.
I am not too crazy about this product. I was curious about it so for a dollar I thought I would try it. I can live without ever using it again. After the first time using it I was using a tissue to rub excess shadow off and it looked like the tip was going to pop out so i stopped.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
marmaloa 1/3/2010 3:17:00 AM
WOW! I tried this from a sephora sample for the first time today and my shadow is still perfect (its been 12 hours). When I applied it at first I wasnt too fond of the sticky feeling but it sure kept my eye shadow on. I will def recommend this to anyone who has long days / oily lids. My other primer from mary kay only last maybe 6-8 hours
my mom gave me a sample she got after purchase from macys. I think this mascara is OK. Better than the basic drug store brands. I like that it doesnt clump when you put it on properly but doesn't create the volume that I want. The length is good if you are very careful at spreading your eyelashes apart as you apply. For me the length shows better if you use a good eyelash curler
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Coffee Shop
marmaloa 1/2/2010 6:21:00 AM
One of three eye enhancers that I own. Break down of the four shades in this quad: BROWN: Goes on with a matte finish. Nice for everyday wear. This palette allows you to be able to glam it up with shimmer or just a natural look. I have brown eyes and medium gold skin tone and it looks great. COPPER: My favorite from this quad. I like coppers a lot. GOLD: I use this over the brown to get a shimmerier look. Off white: nice highlight but not white enough for me to put on my inner corners
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Tropical Fusion
marmaloa 1/2/2010 6:13:00 AM
One of three eye enhancers that I own. Break down of the four shades in this quad: BLUE: This shade is sooo pretty and well pigmented. I can do so many combos with this and my other shadows TEAL: Compliments the blue very well and also well pigmented ORANGE-Y: Its ok when I use it with the blue and teal. I find it not as pigemented as the first two. LIME: Eh. Not much to say about this one other than I dont like it.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Drama Eyes
marmaloa 1/2/2010 6:09:00 AM
One of three eye enhancers that I own. Break down of the four shades in this quad: WHITE: has shimmer and not too pigmented when applied lightly. I use and a inner corner highlight or brow highlight. BLACK: in the palette is seem shimmery but only a hint of shimmer when applied. I find this black great for a smokey eye look. SILVER: I dont know if I like this one too much. Its the least used in the set. BURGUNDY: I looove this shade. Its pigmented enough for me and blends well to get a softer look.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Diamond Strength - Forever Lilac
marmaloa 1/2/2010 5:57:00 AM
I dont feel like going crazy over this shade but its overall very nice. For my preferences the pigment is too sheen. It looks good when my nails are trimmed short but not so good when they are long. I hate seeing that line (where the nail grows out from when my nails are long) through the nail polish. I plan on putting it over a dark purple I own for added shimmer.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - HD Hi-Definition Nail Color
marmaloa 1/2/2010 5:42:00 AM
I have Pixel Pretty ... its a lighter blue shade (a little bit of teal and light blue). It looks so stunning in the bottle but since the formula is thin you have to apply at least two coats. On a few nails I found that two wasn't enough but was too lazy to put on a third. I didn't notice any major chipping immediately but I did apply a top coat. I don't know if I would buy any more since its expensive for CVS but I would recommend other people to try this shade if they like blues
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away
marmaloa 1/2/2010 5:32:00 AM
Wow this was the prettiest blue I have ever found. Its a rich, very vibrant color with shimmer all over. However I found that this stained my nails when I came remove it. I had to put on another darkish polish to cover up the residue. I dont own a base coat but now I am in the market for some if I want to use this more often without having to wear dark shades afterwards