Interesting reviews on this! I use Nicole by OPI drying drops whenever I paint my nails and I haven't noticed a difference in the drying time while using the colorstay top coat. No matter the top coat I use, I always wait about 15min after using the drying drops before I do anything with my nails. Anyway...I really like this top coat and feel it does a good job of keeping the polish (whether colorstay or another brand) on my nails with minor tip wear. I feel like my nails look good for about 3/4 days before big chips start to appear, and for me that's great!
I think this product works. I've been using this for a few months. My nails feel stronger and they don't peel as much after I take polish off. I'd buy this again!
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
megs85 7/27/2011 11:28:00 AM
Blends great but it's scratchy as all get out! I like the MAC 217 much better
I never use up a full bottle of polish but if used up all of this I would repurchase! Anyway of the few blues I have this is my favorite. Two coats is perfection, just a gorgeous sky blue. It bubbles a little but I think that has more to do with how I apply than the formula itself!
One my third or fourth bottle of this. I don't do my nails w/o it!
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner - Skinny Jeans
megs85 6/9/2011 11:42:00 AM
The only problem I have with these is the drying out, a little water helps but it can still be annoying! Besides that I really like this product. It's a pretty pewter color, I love anything pewter, and it's great for an easy e/s look. Used it today, just two layers and some mascara and I was good to go. It's a good product when I have to be a work by 6 in the morning and don't always have time or the desire to deal with primers, brushes and powder e/s!
I like this color. I had Sally Hansen Slick something(can't remember the name) that was very similar in color. It was in the Insta Dri formula and I hated. I hated the brush and the fact that it chipped the next day! But I've had Merino Cool on since sunday and it still looks good. One minor chip but I can't see it unless I look really close. Anyway this is a great color and it's neutral enough that I can wear it to work. I'm in the air force so nail polish has to be neutral. Glad I bought it
Eyeliner -Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner Deepest Black
megs85 4/11/2011 8:05:00 PM
The key to these liners, is to put them in the fridge before sharpening. I know it may seem tedious but it was suggested online and I think it works wonders. These are very soft liners but putting a little chill on them helps, you won't lose as much product when you sharpen them. Anyway I find liners, especially Deepest Black to be fantastic, it is very dark and it stays put, they all do!
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
megs85 4/7/2011 10:30:00 AM
This is a good lip balm, not to thick or thin. But for the price and how much you get, I'd rather continue using my little $1 vasaline! In the Jack Black you get .25 oz while in the Vasaline you get 1.75oz and it which lasts me forever, at least three or four months(give or take). I think if I use the JB as much as I use the vasaline..it'll be gone in a month. So I like but won't be buying again.
Great color. Love the texture and pigmentation. Whenever I take a MAC quad with me, Handwritten is in there. Just a wonderful all purpose color!
Oh Brown Script, how I love thee! This color is perfect for me. It works great in the crease or as a transition color for when I use brighter color on the lid. It's such a pretty color brown/orange. I tried pairing it with Sable and it was too orange, not the look I was going for! Overall great color and I will repurchase. Im NW45 for reference.
Definately plan on repurchasing. This is my favorite go to primer. Enough said!
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
megs85 1/19/2011 9:32:00 PM
I don't think I will purchase the full size. I got a sample (so glad I did). Don't normally have oily skin, expect during the summer, and this made my tzone very oily. Which is weird cause this is an oil free product! Even when I set this with loose powder, my tzone was still oily at the end of the day. I personally wouldn't buy at full price, if you're interested get a sample first.
I don't think I will haev to repurchase this for a while, since the color is so pigmented. I honestly just tap my brush and I have enough on my brush. I personally think it fades a little, but maybe I need to experiment a little more. Overall it a great color, I love the fact that it is a dark matte brown with no red in it.
I adore this color, though I think it was one I bought before, didn't like it then purchased it again. The second time was the charm! I also like wearing Sable with purples, like Shadow Lady and Vibrant Grape(especially pretty combo). Great color, glad I gave it another try.