Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
mkupmaniac1 1/22/2012 4:01:00 PM
Like many out there, I have spent loads of time and money trying to get my miserable nails to look good...not even good, I just wanted decent, not embarrassing. I've used every strenghther, oil, cream, and vitamin. Some were better than others, but nothing seemed to do the trick for any real length of time. In a final act of desperation, I bought this pricey cult stuff, expecting that it would be just another failed gimmick. But, much to my dismay it works. It hardens my nails, stays on forever, doesn't chip, and looks great alone as well as over polish. I misplaced my bottle the other day, and was panicked, because I didn't know if my nails could last a day without it. This will be one polish that I will scrape the bottom of the bottle of and be rebuying I'm sure.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
mkupmaniac1 8/9/2011 3:56:00 PM
I usually wear very dark liners, black, and caviar, deep brown at the least, but wanted to try sepia ink for a change. I love it. I have dark brown eyes, and it just gives them a soft doe-eyed appearance. It's a great daytime soft anywear shade, that still has enough color to define my eyes. It brings out the softer golden hues in my eyes, and I didn't know I really even had any soft golden hues:) Great basic eyeliner.
Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color SPF 12 - Soft Coral
mkupmaniac1 7/28/2011 6:12:00 PM
This really is a lovely peach, not too pink, or too orange...perfect. I took off one lippie because it's so pigmented that I need to use my finger to blend it into my lips to keep it from looking chalky, but well worth it for the final result.
Great color. Warm, but not too orangy. Highly pigmented as all the BB blushes, so a light hand is necessary.
Sunscreen -Hawaiian Tropic - Shimmer Effect SPF 20
mkupmaniac1 6/25/2011 3:43:00 PM
I don't have anything new to contribute that other reviewers haven't already said about this, but I loved it so much, I wanted to review. The one thing I would add is that because it's such a subtle effect, I will likely wear it all year, and although I always wear sunscreen on my face, I generally just use plain old lotion on my bod...so this could be the product that gets me to use sunscreen every day. Kuddos to HT for that!
I really have had great luck with this oil. I use a couple of drops warmed in my hand any time, I need a little extra moisture or glow. I have used it on my lips, and cuticles, and hair as well. I took off a lippie because the glass bottle gets slippery with the oil, and the lid doesn't seem to close tightly either...not sure it would travel well.
Tools -Unlisted Brand - Nail Bliss Forever Fresh French Manicure Kit
mkupmaniac1 6/21/2011 4:54:00 PM
My nails are perpetually cruddy. They won't grow, won't maintain polish, the tips peel, and tear. The only way they have ever looked nice is when I have had acrylics. But, I can not afford the upkeep. This kit takes care of all these problems. The little white tips, are stronger than polish, but easy to apply and there is no professional maintenance required. The top and base coats are great, giving me almost an acrylic like wear, though they can be easily removed, like polish. Great product.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Pink Blossom
mkupmaniac1 5/30/2011 9:21:00 PM
The balm itself is nice...very smooth and moisturizing,but the Tiger Lily tint was not even noticeable. I also took lippies off for packaging. The large cardboard tube, and the color swatch on it were deceptive. It seems like people had better luck with some of the pinks, so I might give them a try since the balm is nice.