Archive for the ‘Nails’ Category
Hello my darlings!
I know I’ve been absent for a bit, but this flu season has struck me with a vengeance so it’s been hard to keep up with my beauty blogging duties. I’m back to 100% now, so expect an onslaught of posts in the coming weeks as I get caught up on the pile of products that has taken over an entire corner of my already teeny apartment. Up first, however, is the matter of my favorite products for the month of January. A few of these will come as no surprise to you as I’ve been raving about them incessantly (L’oreal Total Repair 5, perhaps?), so check out the video below and see what made the cut!
Products mentioned in this video:
Disney Cinderella Collection Storylook Palette
Get it: Sephora.com
L’oreal Total Repair 5 System
Price: $4.99 (shampoo & conditioner), $7.99 (Damage Erasing Balm), $7.99 (Restorative Dry Oil)
Get it: Drugstores
Mariah Carey by OPI Nail Polish – A Butterfly Moment
Get it: Ulta stores
Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facewipes
Get it: Drugstores
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Get it: Benefit, Sephora, Ulta
I originally planned to do a blog post review of these nail polishes but decided it would be more beneficial to you all if I did a video review instead. Plus it’s a whole lot more fun – both for me and for you guys, I hope. Being the genius that I am, I completely forgot to take photos of the swatches, but they are all ready for your viewing pleasure in the video below:
The video above covers all shades in the line except for A Butterfly Moment, which is the only one I didn’t get because Ulta was already sold out. The second I get my hands on it though, I’ll do a review/swatch blog post with my thoughts. I may even re-swatch everything and take photos this time so you guys can see them all in one place.
Until then, sleep well fellow lambs. Goodnight!
And by here I mean right in my hot little hands. I’ve been dying for these to come out since I heard about the line in August and I can tell you these colors are just as gorgeous in person as they are in all the campaign photos.
Colors from left to right: Anti-Bleak, Pink yet Lavender, Sprung
Colors from left to right: Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, Stay the Night
I won’t review these just yet as I’m still testing them and plan on making a video once I’m done, but from what I can tell I’m going to love these. Not that I’m surprised, as a card carrying “Lamb” I expect nothing but the best from my girl Mariah =)
Since I’m the queen of festive sparkle during the holidays (well, any day really) I feel like my nails should be no different. And since fountains upon fountains of champagne is perhaps my favorite thing about New Years Eve I decided to translate the look of a pretty glass of bubbly into these gorgeous nails.
My nail tech used two different gel polishes to create this look – both are by Gelish. She first applied two coats of a light champagne color called 01238 Bashful then went over that with one coat of 01400 Emerald Sparkle to make the look a tad more glittery. Oh and btw, I know the color is called Emerald Sparkle which sounds green, but it’s really just silver. (Gelish does offer a color called Champagne but I felt like it looked a little too yellow, hence why my tech opted to custom mix something instead)
I’m really happy with how my nails turned out and have been getting tons of compliments. I like these so much I may put this color combo on my permanent roster becuase the way I see it, it doesn’t have to be New Years to enjoy champagne. Cheers!
I picked this color up as part of my mini-Walgreen’s haul the other night and finally got around to trying it this evening since I felt like making my nails look a little more festive. I have to say outright however, I’m really disappointed.
The color looks so shiny in the bottle I assumed it would look just as glossy on my nails, which it doesn’t. The color itself is nice, but the finish is really grainy and dull. I first applied two coats thinking that would be enough, but it looked so blah I put a few coats of clear polish over which didn’t help much. As you can see from the photo, my nails don’t look nearly as shiny as the color in the bottle does.
I understand it’s Wet N’ Wild and I only paid $3.99 for it, but considering their products have been so much better lately I’m really surprised. When I picked up the nail polish I thought about getting a few other colors, but now I’m glad I decided to try this one first before investing in more as it would have been a huge waste of much needed holiday cash. I hate this color so much I plan on taking it off the second I’m done with this post and just sticking with the gel polish I had on before.
Sorry Fergie, but this one is going in the beauty junk drawer.
Final Verdict: HATED IT!
Get it: Drugstores (but seriously, don’t get it)