Styling Products -Redken - WOOL SHAKE COTTON-INFUSED GEL SLUSH
nanimav 6/5/2011 8:32:00 PM
This is my go-to product for when I'm doing someones hair that is on the thinner side. (Not that I'm saying someone with thicker hair couldn't use this) It does what it says and adds noticeable volume and texture to the hair, as well as smells good. Another bonus is that you don't need alot, so you're hair shouldn't look like there's too much product in it. I prefer to spray it in my hands and work it thru the hair rather than spraying directly to the hair.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails - Clear
nanimav 6/5/2011 8:16:00 PM
I hate this product. I can't remember how much it cost, but I got it because I heard rave reviews about it. It doesn't matter what polish I use under it, by the end of the day my polish is so chipped it looks like I've been wearing the same color for a week or two. I will not repurchase this.
I'm not big on glitter but when this Halloween 3-pack went on clearance I had to have it. Alone this color is alright; over CG Grape Pop it's amazing. I haven't noticed any unusual chipping or wear and tear with this color; but I do use a top coat over it. I don't wear it enough that I would repurchase a full price. Clearance probably
This is more of a flirty pale pink. I have fair skin so it doesn't stand out too much. I do find that its a bit streaky so I use two coats and a glossy top coat. IMO it would be great for occasions such as weddings or graduations.
This was one of the colors in a 4-pack (spring fling??) that I purchased. Definitely my favorite color in the group. A nice pastel dusty blue. I've found that its a pretty universal color in that I haven't found many people that it doesn't look good one. I'm definitely going to repurchase, as I have the mini version and have used most of it in the short period of time I've had it.
I LOVE this color!! It's a minty pastel green; hasn't got sparkles or glitters in it. Nice creamy consistency. Like I said in myu review of Sparrow me the Drama, I wasn't fond of this collection the first time I saw it. When I went back to the store I picked this and Sparrow me up. My first impression was completely off!! Can't wait to pick up more colors from this collection. I will definitely be picking up another bottle of the this before they discontinue this collection
When I first saw the collection I wasn't thrilled. On the nail swatches the colors all looked dull and muddy. When I went back to the store, I decided to purchase two Sparrow me and Mermaid's Tears. Glad I did because I'm digging the colors. Sparrow Me is a nice creamy pink with a blueish undertone. Kind of reminds me of the Lady Gaga pink lipstick by MAC. When I put on Sparrow me it went on smooth and I found that I didn't really need to add a second coat. The same can be said of Mermaid's Tears. All in all I am very happy with this collection and can't wait to get the rest of the polishes.
Lipstick -Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy Perfect Lipstick in Hot Spot
nanimav 2/22/2010 1:32:00 PM
I got this at VS sale, so I paid around $ 2-3 for this. I love this color!! Hot pink, goes on smooth. Creamy texture. I wear it with maybelline shinesensational l/g in treat me sweet. Adds a nice shine and scent, imo.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers - Guava Splash
nanimav 2/22/2010 1:09:00 PM
In the package it's a nice pink color, on my lips it's another clear lipgloss. There isn't even a hint of pink there. It's has a nice smell, not sticky or runny, applies easily. Packaging is okay. I got this as a B1G1 free, so pricewise it was good. It's a bummer that there isn't any color on my lips, because this would be a great gloss otherwise. No reason to repurchase.
I'm not a huge fan of glitter, but this color was on sale so I decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Lovely yellow shade (a buttery yellow comes to mind), glitter isn't overwhelming or "chunky". I did three layers. Only had one chip after the second day. Kind of a bummer this is a LE shade, since I would definitely repurchase.
Ive used this product almost everyday for the past two months. At first I was skeptical as to whether or not it would work. The piece that I bought felt hard and dry. I scratched some of that off and inside was smooth, creamy, and glides on easily. I have found that the scent can be overpowering at times and can also linger. Without having to reapply I have been able to smell this after working 8+ hours, after just getting out of the shower and scrubbing like mad, on my clothes, you get the picture. So it's a good thing that I like the scent. I will repurchase this when I run out. I wish that it came with a case or something. I use a ziploc baggie to hold it, but it would be nice if they had a small tin or something.
Polishes -New York Color - Long Wearing Nail Enamel - Taxi Yellow Creme 114
nanimav 1/23/2010 3:55:00 PM
I love the color, in the bottle and the once in a lifetime chance that I got it to work on my nail. Other than that it's a streaky, goopy mess that I feel I paid a dollar too much for. Oh jeez....
I was at walmart the other day when I spotted this polish. The color in the bottle is pretty dark silver grey color, yet doesn't look too harsh. It wasn't that expensive, only a few dollars. I used two coats cause the first was kind of streaky. Very pretty on the nails! My problem: chips quickly. I used a top coat and even then within an hour I already had a few chipped nails. I hadn't even done anything to chip the paint ( dishes, cleaning, ect). Dries fairly quickly and is easy to remove with polish, but still frustrating. I'll probably finish the bottle since it is so pretty.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Color Design - Bikini Golden
nanimav 7/21/2009 6:04:00 PM
This is a nice gold color. I have light-medium skin tone (MAC NW-20), and find that the color shows up beautifully; not too bright yet not too light either (if that makes any sense.) I originally purchased the product because there was a going out of business store sale, so it didn't cost me a whole lot. I'm happy with this color, and would repurchase.
Fragrances -Johnson & Johnson - Johnson's Baby Cologne -Fresh Blossoms
nanimav 7/17/2009 5:12:00 PM
I love this stuff!! I bought this (the regular scent) to use on my son, and he gets so many compliments when hes wearing it. I like that its a non-greasy fast drying formula. After seeing that other reviewers are also using it, I'm going to try it out too!