I tried this mascara out a few years ago and remember liking it, so I bought it again. This time around, I've noticed that TOO much mascara comes out on the brush, so I have the scrape it along the opening of the tube, then too much mascara is surrounding the opening of the tube, which then makes it hard to get the excess mascara off the brush! It's clumpy, but if you wiggle the wand just right, you can remove the clumps. I won't be repurchasing! On to something new!
Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
sweetybree 3/15/2011 2:22:00 PM
This top coat is a Godsend. It dries my nails SO quick, gives awesome shine, and I can get at least 7 days of wear out of my polish before it even THINKS about chipping. I pair this with Essie's protein base coat, and they work wonders. I'll never stray from these two, I love them! I don't even care if the top coat is $10, it's totally worth every cent. Try it out, ladies!
When I was at Ulta's, I was browsing through the clearance section and came across a box of Essie's "Good To Go" top coat, with a mini bottle of this base coat, and decided to try them both out. Boy, I am GLAD I did! I love this stuff! I've been able to go AT LEAST a full 7 day week using these base and top coats. I'll never stray from these! My nails haven't cracked or peeled at all! I have no idea why this stuff was on clearance, it's awesome!!
This is AWFUL nail polish. I don't do french tips, I use this polish as a sheer natural color all over my nails. I get maybe 1-2 days of wear of this polish before it starts cracking, even with a base and top coat. I absolutely would not buy this polish again.
Mascara -Hard Candy - 1,000 Lashes Fiberized Lash Weave Primer
sweetybree 1/22/2011 10:32:00 PM
This is the first lash primer I've tried and I like it. I don't love it, but I like it. I've noticed a difference when I use this and when I don't. I won't wear mascara without it.I don't love it though, because it IS hard to get product on your lashes, so what I do is use the tip of the wand because it usually has a lot of product on it, so I don't actually use the bristles unless I need to even the prime on my lashes. It's also VERY bothersome when the fibers get into your eyes. I would buy it again, but I'm on the hunt for something better.
This is a good top coat. It dries very quickly, makes my nails shiny, and it smooths out any mistakes I made on my nails before I put this on. The only thing I see wrong with this top coat is that after a couple of days, the shinyness seems to wear off for me. Not sure why this happens, or if it's happened to anyone else, but I just apply another coat of it, and my nails are shiny once again. Would repurchase, but I'd like to find something a little better.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Rockstar Pink
sweetybree 1/8/2011 5:06:00 PM
I love, love, love this glitter polish! It's so funky and girly and just gorgeous. It IS a pain to take off, but in my own opinion, it's so pretty that's it's worth the time it takes to get it off!
This is the first actual brow gel I've ever used, as I normally would use regular hair gel or hairspray to keep them in place. This brow gel is NO good! I wanted it to work, because I love SK, but it doesn't keep your brows in place. I didn't even know if I was applying any, because you can barely get any on the brush. I do, however, like the mascara-type brush it has for an applicator. Would not purchase again.
I really adore this mascara. It works well for my lashes, though, it won't work the same for everyone. It makes my lashes long and separates them well. It doesn't give the "false lash look" that it advertises, but it's more dramatic than any other mascara I've used. It DOES have a problem with clumping, but if you wiggle the wand a bit, and work with it, it comes out beautifully. I use this any time I use my mascara. Love it :)
I bought this polish, thinking it would be the pink I've been searching for, and it would be if I didn't have to put on 3 coats to eliminate the horrible streaking mess it leaves on my nails with 1-2 coats. It's a pretty color, and I might put it on my nails again, but the streakyness of it is ridiculous. I'm not exactly sure why everyone raves about OPI polish, it doesn't seem any better quality than the Sally Hansen polish I usually wear. I don't like to use more than 2 coats of polish, because I use a base coat and a top coat, so 4 coats is enough. 5 is over-doing it for me. I wouldn't buy this color again.