Just finished applying my Kiss Nail Dress strips and overall I am satisfied with the end product! I hadn't been too long removed my Sensationail gel polish (left my nails a terrible mess) and I needed something to cover my nails (obviously I didn't feel like painting them, lol). I came across these in my pile of products I've bought and never used. I must tell you all I did have to take off one "lippie" because of the fact that the strips don't completely cover my entire nail. My natural nail can be seen on most of my nails. The designs, however (I stayed away from the "blingy", slightly tacky designs), are so pretty on my nails that I don't even mind, lol. These work SO much better than those darned Sally Hansen nail effects or whatever they're called. These give you much more control over placement and even once they stick, if you catch it quick enough, you can gently peel the strip off and reposition it. These are perfect if you don't feel like painting your nails or applying gel. Oh, and most of your time will be spent filing the excess off your nail.
Hi all! I want to start off by saying this foundation is pretty amazing. It really does have a weightless feel to it! This is an excellent foundation if you are looking for something to wear to work and don't want to look "overly" made-up. Which is why this foundation and Makeup For Ever's HD Foundation are very different: This is a medium coverage foundation. I've discoverd that MUFE is medium to full and is quite heavier in weight in comparison to UD Naked Skin. The composition of this foundation is much "runnier" than MUFE's. MUFE is better if you want that high defintion look and are going out. If you want to look more like the girl next door, then this is for you. During application, I suggest you work with one side or one area of your face at a time as this foundation can dry quickly. I, personally, don't see a need to use UD's optical brush that they suggest you use. I had it applied with that brush at Sephora and it goes on too thick. I use a flat foundation brush by SOLO that I bought from Walgreens. Works perfectly. To give you my shade area, I'm exactly N177 in MUFE'S HD Foundation and Deep in Pur Minerals 4-in-1 pressed powder. The shade I was matched for is 9.0 in this foundation. It's still winter for me right now, so I may have to mix the 9.0 and 10.0 come summer. (That's why I took off one lippie for overall rating.) I don't recommend overapplying this makeup. Go over your face once and leave it alone... I say that exclusively for you out there who know your exact shade in MUFE and notice that your UD Naked Skin shade foundation is slightly off but you know the next one up is too dark. For me, this 9.0 is just a smidge too light, even for my winter skin, but it works. If I apply too much (I tried to "build" the coverage), I look washed out and gray...no good at all. As far as longevity goes...hmm. I work in a pharmacy standing from 7-10 hours a shift. I'm acne prone and within 3-4 hours into my shift, my face begins to noticeably become oily. But with this foundation, my face just looks dewy and not oily and gross like cheaper, drugstore foundations like Maybelline's Fit Me. My routine for this foundation is to prep my skin with MUFE's primer, UD Naked Skin foundation then set it with Kat Von D's Lock-n-Load Setting Spray (it's awesome-sauce and better that UD's own All Nighter Setting Spray). All in all, if you're transitioning from a BB cream and want to try a liquid foundation, I believe you can definitely start here. And for you oily, acne prone folks out there like me, this foundation is paraben free! 5 hours into your day, you're going to look dewy...not that oily, greasy look we all hate. This foundation hasn't broken me out. For you out there looking for long lasting makeup, keep looking. This isn't for you. After 9 hours, your skin will begin to peek through but your face will still look like the girl next door. This makeup will transfer after a few hours given enough pressure between you and the article your face is pressed against. So tell your sweetie you do indeed have makeup on and watch out for his/her collar. Get a sample of this foundation from your local Sephora and see how you like it. I recommend you buy a brush to apply this versus your fingertips. You'll waste much more foundation by using your fingers. Good luck and enjoy the pretty bottle in your bathroom once you buy it!