I had been eyeing this color at Target for awhile but couldn't find many reviews. It's a smoky purple fine glitter. I don't know why they named it blue since it's not. It's really sheer and then not really anything special. I usually buy China Glaze and Color Club online for $3 so this a $7 was a bit more. I could have bought 2 of the polishs for this one. And then to be disappointed in the color. The wear time wasn't that great either. Definately less than other brands I've tried of the same sort of polish. Too bad. Maybe it will work layered or mixed with something more opaque.
This is a dark purple duochrome that flashes brown and green. It is similar to Color Club's Wild at Heart but darker with more color shift. I got it for $3 from Head2toebeauty's website. It has a fast dry time and wears really well. Amazing in the sun. Everytime I passed a window I just had to stop and stare. So pretty.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Spoiled - Shrimp on the Barbie
valeria_l 5/8/2012 5:41:00 PM
This is a sheer medium pink shot through with tons of gold flecks. It does take more than 2 coats to make opaque. This does well as a layering polish too. When layered over Spoiled's Club Rat it makes dark pinky gold fiery look. The brush is wide but makes painting the nails a lot faster and easier. It is wider than my pinky though. I make sure to scrape off the excess from the back as well as both sides and this works because it smooshes the brush into a more narrow shape. The dry time is a bit long. These are only available at CVS and only cost $1.99. Some are dupes of older Wet 'n' Wild polishes so just watch out for that. These are located towards the front of the beauty section. I believe there are 72 different colors. I bought a bunch but haven't worn them all yet.
This is a raspberry fuschia color. It's bright but not neon with tiny irredescent flecks. It's opaque in 2 coats with good wear time. The brush is wide but makes painting the nails a lot faster and easier. It is wider than my pinky though. I make sure to scrape off the excess from the back as well as both sides and this works because it smooshes the brush into a more narrow shape. The dry time is a bit long. I had been contemplating buying China Glaze's Strawberry Fields and Raspberry Festival but the reviews said they were quite sheer. Then I saw this and it was exactly what I was looking for. I found it a bit too bright for my hands but perfect for my feet. You can also layer Spoiled's Shrimp on the Barbie over it and it adds a golden sheen that makes it look fiery. These are only available at CVS and only cost $1.99. Some are dupes of older Wet 'n' Wild polishes so just watch out for that. These are located towards the front of the beauty section. I believe there are 72 different colors. I bought a bunch but haven't worn them all yet.
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
valeria_l 5/8/2012 5:19:00 PM
I love this mascara. It builds up nicely without being clumpy or spidery. It leaves the lashes soft and doesn't smudge. I do scraple a lot off the brush before applying but that's because I like to do really thin coats. It doesn't do anything dramatic. It's your lashes just longer, darker and better. It pulls everything together without being obvious.
I bought this after seeing it on someone's blog over black in a diamond shaped pattern. It looked great on her so I of course needed to try it on myself. I layered this over Misa's I Will Survive. I have to admit I haven't tried the pattern yet because I'm a little wary of trying out the pattern with tape like she did. It still looks great just applied over the entire nail.
I have coarse curly hair. I don't do any heat styling or dying. My hair is just naturally coarse and dry. This conditioner did nothing for my hair. It definately didn't replace any of the moisture that the matching shampoo had sucked out. My hair ended up being so frizzy. I bought this at Target and all they had were large bottles with pumps for about $5. I would have much preferred a smaller bottle since I was trying this out for the first time. The price per ounce is excellent but this just didn't work for me. At least it won't go to waste since I'll now be using it to shave my legs.
I have coarse curly hair. I don't do any heat styling or dying. My hair is just naturally coarse and dry. This shampoo made my hair so rough and sucked any moisture out. I used it with the matching conditioner and my hair was so frizzy. I bought this at Target and all they had were large bottles with pumps for about $5. I would have much preferred a smaller bottle since I was trying this out for the first time. The price per ounce is excellent but this just didn't work for me.
I Love this red. It's the perfect bright, but not garish, red. It shimmers and just looks gorgeous. It's a very cheerful red if that makes any sense. It's my favorite pedicure polish for any time of the year.
I Love this color. I had a bottle years ago that eventually got really thick and gloopy. This was before I knew you could thin them and so I ended up throwing it out. I know, I could kick myself. I had the worst trouble finding another bottle. I finally found one and will never again make that mistake. It's such a beautiful dark reddish brown with shimmer. It rivals for me China Glaze's Side-Saddle, which is more of a dark purplish brown. It doesn't dry as fast as China Glaze but I find that true with all of OPI's. It wears well though and looks good doing it.
Shampoo -Dove - Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
valeria_l 5/8/2012 4:46:00 PM
Love this. It doesn't dry out my coarse curly hair. I got so used to this that I forgot what other shampoos are like. I recently tried Aussie's Moist line so my hair wouldn't get used to the shampoo and stop working well. The Aussie shampoo stripped my hair of any moisture and the matching conditioner wasn't any better. My hair felt so much more moisturized after washing with this than it did after conditioning with the Aussie Moist. Love this shampoo.I used to use Dove's Damage Therapy line (in the dark blue bottles) but they changed the formula so I found this. I hope they never reformulate this and just leave as is.
I love this product. It doesn't work miracles but I don't think anything will with my hair. I have thic,k coarse, curly hair. It does make my hair soft and moisturized. I use a wide-toothed comb in the shower to work it through, slap on a shower cap to get it out of the way and rinse off at the very end. I also use the matching shampoo which I also really like. I can't use the other conditioner in this line because it contains mineral oil that makes me break out. I haven't been able to find it at Target like I used to though. I found it for 50% off on Walgreen's website and bought as many as I could although they didn't have much in stock. Usually when it disappears from Target that means it's discontinued. I hope not because I like this a lot.
Treatments -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Anti-frizz serum
valeria_l 5/8/2012 4:32:00 PM
This product did nothing for the frizz in my hair. I have coarse curly hair and my hair still got frizzy. I tried different amounts and nothing worked. I do love the shampoo and daily conditioner (in tube) though.
Product contains mineral oil which breaks me out. Love the shampoo and daily conditioner (in tube) though.
Conditioner -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
valeria_l 5/8/2012 4:27:00 PM
Good conditioner but it contains mineral oil which makes me breakout. I don't even put it near my face but I always end up breaking out all along my hairline. Too bad because it did a good job and I liked to switch it up with the Daily Treatment conditioner so my hair wouldn't get used to just one.