Top/Base Coats -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel Base & Top Coat
yinyue 11/4/2010 2:16:00 AM
I use this polish as both base coat and top coat and I'm pretty happy with the results. Proof that it works amazingly: Recently I used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish by itself with no top coat, and it chipped badly on day 2. But when I apply it with the Rimmel base and top coat, the color lasts for at least 10 days! When I got bored looking at the color and finally decided to change it, it was still in almost perfect condition! I also *love* the wide brush, it makes it so much easier to apply the polish, 1-2 strokes is all I need. With brands like Essie, it's a nightmare trying to even out the streaks using the wimpy little brush, with my shaky left hand, lol! The only concern I have is that this polish takes pretty long to dry. As a base coat, it dries fairly quickly and I can apply the color soon after. But it seems that when I apply the top coat, it kind of melts into all the layers under it, and then it takes forever to dry. So even if I leave it overnight, I would see some small scuffs and imperfections the next morning. I generally wait at least 20 minutes between applying each layer so I don't know if that's the issue. Finally I think the packaging is really nice. The square design is very chic and how cute is the little crown? Overall I really like this product and I would buy it again!
Skincare - Face -Yves Rocher - Pure Calmille Gentle Alcohol-Free Toner
yinyue 4/23/2009 5:40:00 PM
I'm so glad that I tried this toner based on all these positive reviews. I bought it for about $7 CDN, which is amazing for something that works so well! This toner very gentle and does not sting like many other toners that I've tried. I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin and it's hard to find skin care that doesn't make me break out. Even though the instructions suggest applying using a cotton pad, what I do is I pour the toner into a tiny spray bottle. After washing my face, I lightly spritz everywhere and pat, works wonderfully and my skin feels soft and much less oily. So, I can't find anything to complain about, except maybe for the design of the bottle. It's hard to pour the contents into the spray bottle without wasting some, oops~ But at that price, it's okay. :)