Thursday, March 29, 2012

NOTW- Calling all Spring Colors

Hello Everyone

I'm really trying to beckon spring weather my way so I am wearing a bright and fun color. Today I am wearing color #110 named Marmalade from the Revlon Color Stay collection.
Flash used on the camera

No flash used on the camera

I did not add a top coat.

I updated my other colorstay post to let you know whether or not this baby lasts for 11 days.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

**UPDATE**NOTW Revlon Color Stay

Hello All
Today I am wearing Wild Strawberry, which is one of the 32 shades available from the Revlon Long wear color stay nail polish collection. This polish is supposed to be "gel- like" allowing you to have shine and chip free nails for a longer period of time. In fact the advertisements state that you can wear your polish for 11 chip free days. However, if you look at the asterisks on the Revlon ad, you will be directed to text which states "11 day wear if you use the base coat and top coat". It does not say how long the polish will last if you use an alternate base coat and top coat. I decided to play along (kind of) by purchasing the top coat. I applied the polish Saturday night, but I did it so late in the evening that I won't call it day 1. Since Sunday was my official day 1 I will update this post to see how long this lasts, even though wearing the same polish for 11 days may cause me to have a nail polish breakdown.
I will say that the polish is much thinner than a traditional gel polish, because of course this color stay is "gel- like" but I do get a measure of shine from the polish. Once coat was enough but I like to be extra so I doubled up on my polish as shown in the picture below. Today is the start of day 2 and that is when I took the pictuer of my nails. This polish has a bit of an iridescent look though you can't really tell from the picture below. Iw ill show this polish on camera soon so hopefully the beauty of this shade will show through. I am normally not a Revlon fan but so far this polish is ok by me and if it does last for a long time, this may become my vacation polish. The polish that I use before going on vacation so that I don't have to travel with bottles of polish and remover. In all honesty, I would probably still carry a travel size of remover and polish just in case. Have you tried the $8.69 (or more in other locations) polish? If so, what are your thoughts?
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It is not 11 days later in fact, it's only 4 full days later (5 days since I actually applied the polish) and this baby must be removed.
Here are two shots, one of each hand at the end of day 4. Clearly my nails have chipped!!!

Left Hand

Right Hand
I must say on the right hand you may want to disregard my thumb because that nail broke and as I ripped the rest of the nail off, the polish obviously went with it. However the chips on the finder next to my index finger chipped all on its own.
This is not the worse chipping experience that I have had but with this happening on day 4, I knew it was only down hill from there.
If you have this product, how many days did it last for you? Also please let me know if you used both the base and top coats by Revlon.
In the future, if I see a color from this collection that I just had to have then I would buy it, other than that I wouldn't go out of my way to get this product.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Glo Professional Review & Sale Information

There you have it, you have had your first glance at my ashy chin area. While the skin around my top lip may look fine, the bottom lip area including my chin is clearly ashy. This is an example of how ashy my skin can be especially after washing my face.
Here is an even better picture with more ash...
In this video I review one product from Glo Professional that has helped me to combat my ashy skin. The second product that I reviewed, also from Glo Professional, is the Glo Mineral makeup remover which claims to remove all types of eye makeup.
Here is a picture of the $14.50, eye makeup remover: (4.0 oz)
Here is a picture of the 1.7 oz, $52.00 Restorative Mask:

If you don't have time to watch the video, perhaps the next picture can give you an idea of the consistency of this lotion like product.

This is what my skin looked like immediately after rubbing the mask into my skin.

You can either allow the mask to be absorbed into your skin or you can remove it with a damp cloth. I had been removing it from my face with a damp cloth but recently I have been placing a bit of this mask on my driest areas and allowing the mask to be absorbed into my skin.- LOVE IT!

Sale Information:
Right now through March 25, 2012, Glo Professional.Com will allow you to buy one and get one free. Buy one skin care item and get the second one at equal or lesser value for free. Use the code SPRINGSKIN
Check out the review below:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NOTW- Let's get shimmery


This is not a nail polish only blog, I However, here is another NOTW or maybe it would be more appropriate to call it the nail of the day. I am forcing myself to go through my collection without using the same colors over and over again.

Today I am wearing Cozu Melted in the Sun by OPI
This OPI polish needed 3 coats otherwise you would have been able to see my nails and I am not fond of that look. It has a shimmery frosty finish without feeling grainy, likely because it does not contain sparkles.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Matte NOTW


I am really feeling the beautiful weather but I still decided to go with a darker shade of polish on my hands. Today I am wearing Savita, an $8 purple matte color from Zoya.

In both of the pictures below I am wearing only one coat of this polish and I love it!
I took a picture with and without flash on my camera.

No Flash

Here is a shot of the same color with the flash turned on.

What colors will you try this season?

On another note, have you been watching Fashion Star on NBC? If so what are your thoughts? Personally I haven't seen anything that has made me want to run out and buy the clothes, have you?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nail of the Week -It's Spring...Almost

Hello Everyone
I will start posting reviews again very soon, hopefully this week/weekend, but for now I wanted to post my nail of the week.
Since we are almost into the Spring season, and NYC has had some beautiful weather, I wanted to share my spring inspired nails.
Behold- Peachy Keen by China Galze.
You can always get China Glaze polish at a reduced price at Trans

I didn't get to clean up my nails so don't judge me

Enjoy your week.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nail Of The Week- Red????

A few months back I was looking for a nice bright red and when I found LC on the Zoya website, I thought I had found the one. Here is LC directly from the Zoya site. When I received the polish I was certain that there was a mistake because the color looked like a hot pink to me, but after looking at the name of the polish it was clearly marked LC.
Today as I was wearing the color my sister said "I like that shade of red". Other people also identified this color as red, so visually I must be losing So red it is and this is my color of the week.
The intensity of this color is a level 5 on the Zoya scale so one coat will do, but in the picture below, I am wearing two coats.
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