Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My favorite base coat - Nail Life Gripper

I have tried just about all base coats and one of the least expensive is my favorite. Nail Life Gripper is found at Sally Beauty Supply. I do like CND Stickey almost as much, but this stuff is great. It's a full ounce of base and I think it costs less than $8. Definitely worth a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Orly - Fancy Fuchsia - Update

I had forgotten that I already posted about the FF when I started to write up another one. I have to say that my opinion has changed. After only one use, it is thick and hard to apply. Very streaky. It's also chipping after 2 days and I've literally done nothing. I do like it on my toes though, so I guess this is one for the toe pile.

Fancy Fuchsia is part of Orly's "Precious" Spring 2011 collection. You can see the rest of the collection here

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Orly - Fancy Fuchsia

Another one of my purchases from my outing yesterday. I LOVE bright pink colors but I don't like how neons have a matte finish. This is like the best of both worlds. It's a beautiful bright pink and it's not super matte. It's a bit flatter than some other polishes but not bad. It's like the missing link between brights and neons.

I never used to buy Orly nail polish. I had somewhere got it in my head that it was a poor quality OPI wannabe. As I've started reading more and more in the beauty and nail blogging community I decided to give it a chance and I love it. They have some great colors and I've had no problem with application or wearability.

essence fairytale nail polish

I've been pretty sick for a while (that's my excuse for my abscence) but today I decided to take a trip to Ulta and see what was new. I picked up mostly new polishes that I can't wait to post about.

One thing I did while I was stuck at home sick was go through my polish stash and tried on things I haven't worn in a while. I was testing out some of the essence polishes and had forgotten how much I like them.

So when I got to Ulta I found a special display for essence for a special release called fairytale. It was pretty picked over but I did manage to find a really nice polish. It's a shimmery purple with a touch of gray in it. It goes on like a dream. I did two coats for the picture but it even looked good with just the first coat. It's called Fairy Berry and here it is: