From the new Summer Brights 2006 collection, Yellin' For Watermelon is a delicious and juicy shade of dark pink watermelon. It's a creme, and looks similar to Chanel Erotic in terms of colour and minus the shimmer. The consistency seems a tiny bit thinner than most OPIs, making it even easier to apply but not runny in any way. Pure gorge!
This is a fantastic top coat that restores the shine to your mani. Very thin coats, too, so it doesn't build up like Seche, etc. I put this on weeks-old pedis and it perked them up to look like new again. Marvelous stuff, and dirt cheap too.
Basic opaque baby pink with very subtle silvery shimmer. Applies rather thickly/streakily. Nothing special, reminds me a little of Essie Expose Your Toes but a bit lighter, not quite so candy pink.
Treatments -Creative Nail Design - Solar Speed Spray
timbuktu 11/14/2005 8:28:00 AM
Didn't dry my nails any faster plus it dulled the look of the polish. I like Solar Oil but this is just useless.
Reminiscent of the film star reds of the 40s and 50s, Drastic is a true classic red creme with no undertones or shimmer. Applies beautifully with high shine and no streaks. This is an essential part of any red maniac's nail polish wardrobe.
A blazing ruby red with glitter that will knock your socks off. I put this on over OPI Romeo and Joliet the other day and it looked absolutely amazing -- my fingertips were sparkling just like Dorothy's fabled ruby slippers!
Agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer below -- this is truly a red fit for a queen!
Gorgeous spicy rust-red with very subtle shimmer. Can't help thinking that this would look utterly fantastic on a redhead.
A beautiful, subtle, shiny red -- perfect for fall.
There is nothing better on the market when it comes to setting your foundation. Light as air and undetectable on the skin, this powder is utterly amazing. Just pat it on over your foundation with the puff and flick off any excess with a large, fluffy brush. Voilà, your makeup looks completely flawless!
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
timbuktu 8/11/2005 9:51:00 AM
Yummy and girly but not cheap-smelling or too foody. The patchouli gives it a touch of sophistication; I smelled this everywhere on the women of Paris when I visited there in April. Nothing like Coco Mlle at *all*, which I find nauseatingly sweet.
Lipstick -Guerlain - Kiss Kiss - Envie de Beige 540
timbuktu 8/11/2005 9:34:00 AM
Looking for the perfect beige-nude for PPPs? Search no further. This is a simply gorgeous latte color with just a hint of pink, rather reminiscent of Armani Mania #3 but a smidge or two darker and minus the shimmer. Looks beautiful, semi-sheer and dewy on, but not matte; the SA told me it would moisturize my lips for 5 hours and stay on for 6. So far she is correct: I've had two meals and it still hasn't budged. It doesn't require the use of lip liner either but a touch of Guerlain Cupidon #00 looks divine blended into the cupid's bow. Smells nice and not overpowering like the other Guerlain lines, and is housed in an exquisite gold case that looks like something out of Cartier's display window. Wildly expensive at about 27 Euros, but worth every penny.
Fed Up is like foundation for your nails, giving them a polished and professional look without screaming "I just had my nails done!" Looks nothing like the swatch above; rather it is an entirely neutral near-nude with a touch of pink (to match the nail bed). Just perfect.
Glorious, just glorious in the heat, and it has supplanted both Cristalle and Eau de Rochas in my summertime fragrance rotation. I keep a small decant in the fridge and love to sprinkle ice-cold drops of it on my wrists and décolletage on these hot summer mornings. I only just discovered it a couple of months ago and found out almost simultaneously that it was discontinued. Such a shame.
The box says that Big Lash 'increases your lashes by 300%!' through the use of special 'volumizing spheres'. After testing it on my lashes I wouldn't go so far as to support Pout's brazen claim, though Big Lash does a decent job of both volumizing and lengthening. Perhaps to a level of 173.5% or thereabouts. And though that is an acceptable level of volume and length in my book, I would not repurchase. Why? Because I take this off at night using my faithful Nivea e/s remover and still I find black Big Lash particles ground into my undereye area in the morning -- just like I'd gone to bed in my makeup, or boxed a few rounds in my sleep. Not a pretty sight, and not one that I expect from a mascara that costs a whopping £16 in the UK.