As you can see from my ratings, I love Doll. It's a deeper pink color that suits me perfectly. I only got it because I needed another product for a discount, but I was pleasantly surprised with this shade. Again, it's pink and it's a bit dramatic. I'm not sure if it is suited for everyday wear but it's perfect for evenings and special events. For me, it's a perfect finishing touch that brightens up my face. If you're looking for a bold, but not flashy, pink, this is a good choice. Packaging is not problematic in any way. It's fine. Some people may be bothered by the smell. I don't mind it but I can see how it'd be annoying. That's the only bad thing, however, and I don't even care that much. Get Doll! It's inexpensive and pretty!
Seche Vite was a decent product. However, there are several things about it that convinced me to switch to Poshe. First of all, it's more expensive than Poshe. Secondly, it is not Big 3 Free like Poshe is. Lastly and most importantly, once you get through just half of a bottle of Seche Vite, it becomes goopy, thick and nearly impossible to apply smoothly. Normal nail polish thinner doesn't work for this. I'm not going to spend even more money just to make this already pricey top coat usable again, no matter how well Seche Restore apparently works. I actually have not been using Poshe for that long, so I don't know if it does the same thing, but the price and lack of the chemicals present in Seche Vite are enough to sway me anyways.
Fiji is really a beautiful color. On my nails, it looks pretty neutral and clean, but it's still easy to see that's it's a baby pink, not white. I agree with the other reviewers about the formula, though. It is absolutely terrible. So incredibly streaky and watery!!! Even after 3 coats, it still didn't look very clean and streak-free! Careful application might allow you do have an easier time, but I can't see how anyone could possibly have easy application with this. Though I hated the formula, for me the color is worth it, so that's why i would purchase Fiji again. However, if I find a dupe with a less crappy formula, I'll immediately ditch Fiji for it.
I wanted to buy China Glaze's For Audrey very badly, but it wasn't available at my local Ulta for some reason. I did research, and this color was said to be a close dupe. Since I don't own For Audrey, I can't confirm this, but Gumdrop by itself is a beautiful color. It's a gorgeous turquoise, the kind that everyone went crazy over for a while. I think I'm a warm skinned girl, and we're usually advised not to wear blue, but this looks good with my skin. It's summery and bright but still sophisticated. I can imagine anyone being able to pull it off. The formula is average, and I don't think I had any trouble with it. I LOVE Orly's cap. It's so easy to grip. Plus, the bottle is pretty big, which means you have more of it to use. Overall, I'm very satisfied. This is the first Orly product I've ever bought, and I think I may try some more because of Gumdrop.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Define-A-Line in Slate Gray
nicnacsong 1/16/2012 1:37:00 AM
I really enjoy this product overall. First of all, the color is nice. It's not too dark, but not so light it won't even show up. It's even good for day wear; it adds a bit of definition without being too dramatic. I am Asian, with double eyelids that kind of overlap. Therefore, I can't wear this as a normal eyeliner or else there will be horredous smudging. That's why I didn't give this five lippies... However, the smudging end is perfect for me. All I have to do is put some of the liner on my lid, smudge it, and put dark eyeshadow over it to set it so it won't smudge. It's the easiest look ever to do. It doesn't look bad either - it's a simple, smoky type of look. All you need is this eyeliner and some dark eyeshadow, which is very easy to come across. It doesn't even need to be good quality - all I use it for is to set the liner after smudging it. Overall, I recommend it if you want an easy smoky look, but if you want to create a clean line that won't smudge, this is NOT the product to get.
I am not usually a fan of bright nail polish. However, this is an exception for me. Actually, though Tropical Temptation is bright, it is not bright enough to be blinding or obnoxious. It's not one of those colors that brings too much attention and looks like the liquid from a highlighter thickly painted on the nail. Tropical Temptation screams summer without being overdone. It's a perfect blend of orange and pink, looking very...juicy...on the nail. This color has become one of my favorite colors of all time, despite my typical dislike for bright, warm-toned polishes. I wore this on my hands once and the brightness was perfect, lovely, and delightfully subtle (if that makes any sense). The formula for this color worked quite well for me. The polish applied smoothly, and there seemed to be no goopiness. It is not too thick like some cremes are. There was a little bit of streakiness. But the polish really applies so smoothly that fixing streakiness is no biggie. The brush is just a tad bit thin, but the awesome application makes you forget about it. Packaging usually doesn't matter for me, but I'd just like to say that I LOVE Revlon's nail polish bottles. They are so nice and professional looking. They make the polish look expensive though in reality Revlon sells its nail polish for very low prices. Overall, I love this polish. One of my absolute favorites. I gave it four stars because of slight streakiness. However, I would like to note that my fingernails are very ridged. Girls with smooth nails will encounter little if any problems with the application.