Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day 2 and 3: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in B Girl

So it has been 24 hours since I first applied the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish. Here is how it looks on day 2 and Day 3.

Day 2

Day 3

After two days, nail polish is still looking good. I have been rough with my nails today so I noticed a dent in the pointer finger. Other than that, all is good! 

EM
All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in B Girl: Intro and Day 1

Happy Friday! At my local Walgreens, I found this new polish by Sally Hansen called the Miracle Gel. This regime consists of 2 products: base (color) coat and a clear top coat. The good thing about this is that it does not require any uv or light source. It takes natural light as its curing process. All I need to do is let it sit out and it will harden over time. More pros are that it lasts 14 days and it can be removed with regular polish remover. I am going to document this polish over the duration of the next 14 days. Unless of course it chips crazy on the 7th day, in which case I will probably just stop. Here is a little intro on this product and what my nails look like on the first day.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel set in B Girl, $15.99
This is usually sold individually, but this special set includes both the base color coat and top coat to get you started.

It has the Sally Hansen flat paddle brush. The top coat bottle is blacked out. It is clear on the inside.

Day 1
As per their instruction, this is 2 coats of base and one of the top. I think I could have done 3 coat of base to get rid of nail line.

So far, I can tell you this is not the easiest polish to paint. It does appear streaky and you have to do it gently and lightly. 
The color is quite vibrant. 
Dry time is pretty quick, like most normal Sally Hansen nail polishes.

Stay tuned for how this looks in a few days! Hopefully it lasts as long as they advertise!
EM

Have you tried these polishes? How do you like gel nails?

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nail of the day: Grey-beige-gelly

A quick post on the nails that I had on for Hawaii last week!


Barry M HiShine Gelly in Almond
A very nice shade to pair with all of my outfits!

Enjoy!

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July :)

EM

Dior Addict It-lash mascara in It-purple REVIEW and swatch

I have been eyeing the Dior Addict It-lash for a little while now. My lashes are very picky- they are thin, straight, and short. I need a very good mascara to give it the oomph it needs. I have had experience in the past that just because a mascara has a name brand or cost a lot does not necessarily mean it is the best for me. Mascara is very personal and depending on your lashes, the $5 drugstore version can do you wonders compared to a $25 designer one. Anyway, if you have lashes like me then you might find this review helpful!

Dior Addict It-lash in It-purple, $26
It comes in a fancy tube with the knob at the top. This is very similar to their lipsticks and lipglosses.

The wand and brush of the mascara is spiky and spread out.
It is ideally what I need for long and coated lashes. 

The shade is an electric purple, but on my black lashes they are more of a hint of color.
Unfortunately, the mascara formula does not work well with my lashes. It coats it, but the color tones down my black lashes making them seem even thinner than before. It also does not hold my lash curls, which makes them straight. Because it makes my lashes look thinner than without mascara, I could not capture this on my camera.

My friend was able to pick up that I have purple mascara on, even though it was subtle. I guess it is good to know that the color is showing up. 

Application/texture: The application was very easy. No tugging or poking. It takes a while to coat all my lashes, but they look evenly done when finished.
Staying power: The color does last all day, but it does not hold my curls at all.
Scent: none detected.
Overall: I wanted to like this mascara, but unfortunately it does not work well with my short, thin, and straight lashes. It coats it, but because this is purple it makes the lashes look less black (rather a light purple) and thus thinner. It also does not hold the curls, making it another no-no. On the positive side, it did not flake or smudge. However, because it failed two of my needed criteria, I can't keep this to use. If I had to use it, I would probably layer this on top of a black mascara just to give it a bit of color after it is already curled, lengthened, and volumized.

Have you tried the new Dior Addict It-lash mascaras?

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.