streaky frustrating application. Blah color. Nothing special about it whatsoever. Never again.
unique shade of dark tan, nice shine, goes on beautifully. No pinky undertones. Will buy again.
it goes on with a nice shine but drabs out in the drying process, a bit gritty to the touch, tips began to fade after one sink full of dishes lol. really more of a Halloween-gimmicky thing.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
rezdechausee 4/9/2011 5:02:00 AM
I love greys and greiges and beiges, but this is a grey unlike the others, it has a touch of mauve to it that softens it a bit and it's very flattering on the hand. Loved the wider brush; great control. Loved the high gloss finish to it and it dries pretty fast. Would definitely buy again; the mauve-y grey is perfect.
it works - buy with confidence.
I have worn no.5, the EDT, not the perfume, for over thirty years as my signature scent. I have lost count of the number of times people have asked me what scent I am wearing. It seems universally pleasant. It is essentially a floral, but manages to be clean and crisp nonetheless. If I have one complaint, it is not the product but in general the "ladies" who work the Chanel counters. Despite having worn the EDT all these years, and knowing exactly what I want, each and every time I try to purchase it the old warhorses behind the counter insist I upgrade to the perfume. [ps, they insist it is "parfum", to which I point out "parfum" is simply French for "perfume" get a life] So, yeah, a bit overbearing. Still, I'll put up with the snotty staff to get my no. 5 fix.
ok so I see GaGa's nails on the cover of Vanity Fair, she wears Deborah Lippmann "Waking Up in Vegas" which is gorgeous. this is the dupe and I saved a boatload of money. it's all good.
well everyone said this was "THE dupe" for Chanel Particuliere. For once, everyone was right.
gave up trying to find this in stores (saved again by ebay) I love this color and the glitter isn't such that you look like a parade float. Subtle. that's it, subtle. Will def repurchase. Favorable opinion of Milani polishes in general here.
my second coat just dried and I am as giddy as Dorothy in Oz. Way too much fun.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Instant Cuticle Remover
rezdechausee 9/28/2010 7:56:00 PM
works well but I kept it on considerably longer than the recommended 15 seconds (yeah right)...most importantly, it truly does the job, and that's always a good thing.
flawless medium dark grey coverage with 2 coats. love.
the Vintage Gray is the best greige I've found on the market so far. It wasn't easy finding it, it is selling out like crazy as word gets around. And it's a good product, easy application, no streaks, nice coverage with 2 coats. I am obsessed with this color. Only problem is 1/4 oz. bottles, which seems stingy for $3.99. But I will buy up whatever I can of the Vintage Gray because lines like this can't be counted on to last very long or re-issue popular colors.
I have sung the praises of NYC polishes before but this one doesn't get my vote. On the hand the color is different from the bottle. I was hoping for a sand, I got gold. And a cold gold, not a warm-y gold. I have very pale skin and perhaps this would look better on a tan or olive skin. It's in my NeverAgain drawer. My less-than-thrilled rating is strictly due to color, which I didn't like, and which I thought was misrepresented, and my disappointment that it showed every imperfection in my nails despite a very careful time consuming application. PS someone told me this was close to OPI Over the Taupe. They lied. Not even close.
I had ordered OPI Lincoln Park After Dark online, and before it arrived happened to be in WalMart and saw NYC Chinatown...hmmmm I bought it and took it home and immediately realized I could have skipped the extra cost of the OPI and used this instead. It's great, exactly that dark dark dark but not black. It does start to fade at the tips after 2 days ~ if you expect better, buy the OPI and get that third day in. lol.