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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish ~ Trafalgar Square

I stopped by Sephora this past Friday and immediately saw the magnetic nail polish. I went ahead and shelled out the high price of $16 for the silver polish aka Trafalgar Square.

The first time I tried it, I did not hold the magnet long enough over the nail and got a bad result. The result was getting a black splotch on the nail because it takes 10-15 seconds to fully form the design.
I also took too long to put the magnet up to the nail. This shit drys super fast (20-30 seconds) so good luck! I finally got the result that I was looking for when I tried again tonight.


HOW TO:
Paint a base coat
Paint one coat of the magnetic polish.
Let that dry.
Paint a generous coat of the magnetic polish and IMMEDIATELY place the magnet above the nail.
Paint a top coat.


I did notice that if I tilt the nail the silver areas move kind of like in holographic stuff.

Con: This stuff chips pretty easy. After wearing it two days it was chipped enough that I needed to redo it. It drying so fast makes you need to act fast or else you will have to redo it. Also placing the magnet directly above the nail lets you easily mess up by putting it too close and getting nail polish on the magnet.

All in all I like the effect when I actually get it correctly. I think it is kind of worth the money considering I love the silver color even without the magnetic effect.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 2011 Birchbox

It is that time of the month again, Birchbox time! I will update this post as I use the items and let you know what I think of each. So check back and see my thoughts on the products.




 *Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment
Size: 0.34 fl oz
My Review: It smells really good and it doesn't make my hair oily. My hair looks shiny and healthy after using it.

*Anastasia Beverly Hills HydraFull Gloss
Size: 0.03 fl oz 
My Review: Holy crap, this is a BEAUTIFUL shade. I got Bellini, and it is a orangy/peach color. It makes my lips look super moist and the shine is insane. This is love at first sight.

*Clark's Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask
Size: Unknown
My Review: Will update when I try it. Requires 25-30 minutes.

*The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo
Size: 0.5 fl oz 
My Review: Not super thrilled about this. My skin is super sensitive and I might break out if I use it.

*Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer ~ Bronze


Size: 0.50 oz 
My Review: Goes on sheer, so do not be frightened by the bronze color. Does not make a thick layer on the skin so you won't worry about your make up looking cakey. The fact that you can wear this alone (without makeup over it) impresses me. Cannot wait to try this with and without make up over it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sephora

I went to Sephora today and fell in love with two products. I have been on the hunt for a great mascara and found one today at Sephora. Not only does it have a super cute packaging and tube, it looks amazing on. The wand has 3 bumps, and it helps give extra curl. The color is black, but it is a glossy black. Do not freak out, but there are fibers in the mix, that is supposed to help lengthen your lashes. Try it before you buy it, it is sold at Sephora if you are in the USA.
Not only that, I found a great fragrance while in the line at Sephora. I by chance picked up a tiny little perfume bottle and smelled it. It smelled heavenly! I am talking about Tocca - Florence. 0.51 fl oz was $15, and well worth it, I cannot wait to use this on a regular basis. I cannot help but to keep smelling it.