What a disappointment. Generally I like these polishes, my favorite is Shell We Dance - and I thought this new nude-looking color would be perfect for Spring. It streaked terribly upon application, even with a base coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat and didn't change upon drying. Then it chipped the next day. Tossed it in the garbage.
This polish looks lovely on short nails but you do have to be patient and apply at least 2 coats to get an opaque finish. The first coat always goes on streaky.
Again, a surprisingly good product - it holds curled lashes all day. I know Merle Norman doesn't get a lot of love on this board, but I purchased this in an emergency situation (I had forgotten to put my regular mascara in my purse that day, and had a special dinner that evening) and it looked great all day. Doesn't clump lashes or give that "spidery" weird look either. Will repurchase.
I tried this as part of a package - using it as a substitute for the jojoba oil I usually mix with moisturizer during the winter. This is much runnier, doesn't seem as smooth, and I saw no difference in my skin to justify the high price for this small bottle. Going back to the jojoba oil as it's a better value.
Skincare - Face -Dr. Denese - HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum
perfumequeen 10/21/2012 8:22:00 AM
This is a staple for me - it is the best I've found for adding moisture, smoothing skin, and prepping for makeup/treatments. I got Dr. Denese's book from the public library - interesting tips and recommendations there from diet to skin care. I know it's pricey, but worth a lot more than buying cheaper stuff that doesn't provide consistent results.
After trying many, many foundations - even the expensive high-end ones - I am really surprised at the quality of this one. It's a great skintone match for me, the titanium dioxide broad spectrum sunscreen doesn't end up looking ashy, and it doesn't settle into fine lines. I do use a light moisturizer underneath. Well worth the price, especially on sale.
Gorgeous pinky-red color, perfect for summer. Formula goes on easily - I think i could even get away with a single coat if i was in a hurry. Grab this one now while it's in stock - I may have to get a backup (and I rarely ever do that).
Purchased both the dry oil and the fragrant water after testing in the NYC Duane Read's store (new display, not in all of their stores). I was looking for something light for the summer, appropriate for small work spaces, and this one has a wonderful combination of orange blossom and jasmine. I have tried Jo Malone's Orange Blossom, and like it, but for the price and the soft drydown, I really prefer the R&G version.
Pink Seashell Lip Treatment spf 15 is from the new Spring line, available at Nordstrom. I purchased it to wear alone, but it also works quite nicely over lipstick to serve as a semi-gloss with spf. It's a pinky-coral shade, a bit pricey for the size, but worth it with the spf addition.
Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Rich Lip Color SPF 12 - Pink Peony
perfumequeen 4/20/2012 7:07:00 PM
I agree with a previous review, this color is perfect for the Spring season. I haven't tried this formula before, but it does seem to have a lot of staying power. Very pretty with a bit of gloss (I have been using BB pink buff).
Tried this in Nordstrom today. Pretty shade, but a lot of sparkle - not just shiny. I have several glossimers but I passed on this.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Shore
perfumequeen 11/13/2011 3:32:00 PM
I read the reviews here before placing my latest Bobbi Brown order. Really glad I did! I had to reach a certain $ amount to get some free palettes, so I ordered this cream Eye Shadow in Shore. I was a little concerned because I had tried the cream eye shadows years ago and found they creased almost immediately. This time, though, the Shore eye shadow had a beautiful soft finish - perfect with no other makeup except mascara on my days off, and will be great to use as a base during the week. Makes my eyes look more wide-awake and takes away any darkness from the lid area. Worth the price.
I purchased this hairspray when I was in Chicago at the smallflower.com brick and mortar store. Surprised to find that this is not only an effective holding spray, but it's not heavily-scented AND it doesn't leave a sticky film on my bathroom tile floor (a big plus). It's a little pricey compared with drugstore products, but certainly not as expensive as the Aveda brand, and it's better quality. Will buy again.
I saw a swatch of this Rouge Allure in a magazine recently and went to Nordstrom's to try it out. The helpful SA there made me up with the Intuitive and just a little Glossimer #156, and then I went out into the daylight to see what it really looked like - I've been burned so many times I always do this test now, especially with the more expensive brands. This is truly a MLBB for me, and now I'm on the hunt for a backup since (of course!) it's an LE. Beautiful beige with a pink undertone that can be worn straight, or enhanced, and no need for a lip liner either. Very pleased with this purchase.
It's a good thing this was part of the "buy 2, get 1 free" Essie promo at Beauty Brands because I'd be upset if I paid retail for this streaky mess! One of the worst pink polishes I've ever tried. Did one nail and threw it out. Awful