Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review - Sally Hansen Just Feet 24 Hour Double Duty Creme

  • This luxurious creme enriched with Shea Butter and Tea Tree Oil exfoliates dry flaky skin, softens thick calluses and moisturizes feet for up to 24 hours.
  • Plus, keeps feet smelling fresh and clean for up to 24 hours.
  • Fast absorbing.
  • Non-greasy.
I have very dry feet. This creme works wonders. Not only does it moisturize, but it also keeps your feet smelling clean. I love that it doesn't leave your feet greasy after using it. It absorbs very quickly. Over time and with continuous use, this will help heal your calluses and make your feet softer. The best part is that it lasts for 24 hours!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Review- Eve Pearl Kisses of Pearl Lip Gloss Combo

This multi-functional gloss provides rich color, luscious glide and smooth texture for a slip that feels fresh and moist on your lips. Pearl shine will hydrate and nourish giving the appearance of fuller, smoother and healthier looking lips. The subtle hint of mint flavor leaves your lips seductively kissable and refreshed.

I love a double-duty lip gloss. Having two great colors in one is huge for me, since I'm all about streamlining the beauty process. Eve Pearl's Lip Gloss formulas leave your lips smooth and shiny, restoring moisture lost by heat and wind damage. Even though I almost always hate flavored lip glosses, the tingly mint flavor is subtle enough to not be annoying, and is actually quite refreshing in weather like this. And unlike some lip gloss duos, both colors are equally gorgeous, so you won't end up disappointed with the hue combo you choose.

Review - Hydramax + Active Creme Hydration

Dynamic cream helps strengthen skin’s barrier function and stimulate the production of natural moisturizing factors to stave off skin cells' loss of water

I love Chanel. From the time I was a young child I was totally obsessed with the packaging, the perfume, and the product. Their colors blend better than any other, their the lipstick stays on longer, and the face cream (apparently) rocks! Plus I feel so terribly chic whipping out my Chanel gloss and lubing up, what can I say!
So anyways, back to the subject at hand. I was lucky enough to score a pot of this cream, and I can tell you I am 100% hooked! It smells good, because it is infused with flowers (of course). It isn't too intense, I have dry skin but not terribly dry and I really don't want too much moisture in the summer time. This is the perfect answer to all my problems. The tiniest bit plumps and nourishes my skin in the best way. After a couple of weeks of wear almost none of the $72 creme is gone and my face is so nourished and hydrated that I can actually skip a day. I thoroughly believe in the healing benefits of this wonderful creme, and really the whole Chanel experience.

If you would like to try this creme, and I promise you you do, give Katie Matthias a call and Nordstrom in Peabody MA at (978)-278-7400 ext 1054. She is an amazing make-up artist as well as our Chanel counter manager, and she can recommend the perfect skin care regimen for you as well as ship to you directly free of charge! You should totally give her a call today, you will love it!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Review- Tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss

A sheer, nourishing high-shine gloss with packaging that features characters from magical world of tokidoki.This non-sticky formula comes with a yummy blueberry flavor, plus protective kudzu and marine extracts.

The most impressive thing about this lip gloss is the super cute packaging. There are super cute Tokidoki characters all over the package, and inside the cap. The formula is great on shine and moisturizer, but lacks in the color department. I tried this in Bullets, a berry shade, which was pretty in the tube, but didn't really look the same once applied. The hues are pretty sheer, and if you try to layer it on it just gets gloppy and makes your lips look greasy. It also does have a little bit of flavoring, which isn't bad as flavored glosses go, but I am just biased against most flavors and scents in a gloss. If you're into sweet smelling, sheer glosses you will probably like this one, but since I love full, bold color, its def not for me.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review - Sally Hansen HD High Definition Nail Color

The Color: Pure, vivid pigments with multi-dimensional color & vibrance.
The Technology: Patented formula with Real Liquid Crystals for multi-dimensional color and iridescent shine!
The Result: Dazzling, Lustrous High-Definition Color.
Available in 8 Luminous Shades! Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde free.

So I got this color in LCD, a hot pink sequined lovelieness that is a permanent part of my summer collection!! I absolutely love the color, unfortunately I couldn't find the color on the internet, but suffice it to say it should be!!! It is this brilliant hot pink shimmer that needs at least three coats to be as fabulous as it should be. The wear is incredible, at least three weeks without even a chip! I didn't even need to use a top coat or base coat. I have to say I would have loved it if it had taken less time to dry, but it was comparable to many other nail colors.

I love this nail color, because it is a wonderful hot pink that should without a doubt be in your Summer collection!

Malikah says: I didn't really understand the concept of "high-definition" as it applies to nail polish. I mean shouldn't they all have vibrant colors and a lustrous finish? So anyway, I tried this in Blue, a pearly sea blue shade that was really bold and fun for summer. It was so pale when I applied it that it took four coats to get the true shade. I did my nails one night and waited over an hour for them to dry before going to bed, but it was still all smudged in the morning. Overall I did like the color, the pearly finish, and it was pretty vibrant, but I'm not sure if I should chalk that up to the HD formula or the fact that I had to layer on four coats. I would say try this if you have the patience for the multiple coats and long drying time, but if you're lazy like me, stick to a quick drying, one-coat formula.

Sultana says: The color that I have which is "Laser" is the epitome of what I love. Shimmery, shiny and bold color! This color is a deep glittery blue with a hint of purple. I guess that is the HD aspect of this because it looks blue in some angles and purple in others.
As much as I love this color, the consistency of the nail polish itself makes it hard to dry. Even though the color is dark, it goes on lighter than it looks. So you need to put at least three coats to get it to look like the shade on the bottle. If you have a lot of time to dry, then it isn't so bad. I am usually in a rush when I do my nails so this didn't work out well for me. Sigh!

Melissa says: I also had LCD and was intrigued by the by the hot pink color with shimmery goodness inside. I like the luster of the polish on my feet which is almost like an opaque pink, but it is quite faint. This polish is good for a fun day at the beach, vacation or just a relaxed look. If you're wearing a polish to the office or an event, I'd recommend another Sally Hansen product. Regardless, this will be on my toes for several days!

Trish says: I tried it in a shiny watermelon-like Pink (called #11 Wavelength) and love the color! One thick coating was enough for me and the vibrant color truly stood out, complementing the summer weather beautifully! I agree some shades may take a few more coatings, but this one did just fine within one or for a more thorough manicure - two. The fun part is the shimmer and light sparkle - especially for adding that playful and flirty look for the season! Overall, I really like this polish as well as its bright pink shade and feel it's a nice go-to choice for this time year!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review- Dermalogica After Sun Repair

After Sun Repair by Dermalogica is a treatment balm that helps repair damage from exposure to UV sunlight. Dermalogica Reparative Complex, enriched with a blend of Seaweed Extracts and soothing botanicals, helps protect cell proteins from further damage while restoring the skin's condition. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

This product has been saving my skin through this insane heat wave the past few weeks. I first tried it after a day at the beach and though I'm not prone to sunburn, I did notice my skin felt smooth and nourished, not at all dry or flaky after a day in the sun. The lightweight gel formula glides easily onto your skin, instantly cooling you off and restoring moisture. I keep it in my fridge for an even stronger cooling sensation. This product is amazing, and a total necessity for anyone who is fair skinned or burns easily after sun exposure.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Review- Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment Hardening Formula

Exclusive Coral Calcium Formula bonds nail layers together to harden and thicken for 10 continuous days to stop severe, problem nails from tearing. Patented Time-Release Technology continuously reinforces and conditions nails.The Power of Continuous Treatment.

My nails have been a little frail and thinning lately! Maybe it's from previous manicures or a combination of other factors like stress, hot water, etc. whatever the case may be, my nails were in some serious need of rescue. Fortunately, the Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment did just the trick to turnaround the state of my nails from desperately weak and splitting to fully stronger and resilient in just a short amount of time! By the first application, I noticed that my nails did look more fortified and durable. It's recommended that you reapply every other day or so, but even when I skipped an extra day or two, the coating remained strong and the treatment seemed to continue working. Depending on the state of your nails you can see results almost instantly like me or within a few days. Also, I love the pale pink translucent shade. It's perfect between brightly colored manicures or when you want to give your nails a break and still have them conditioned and covered at the same time. I love this Continuous Treatment, because not only is the shade soft and pretty, like a French Manicure, but also the treatment actually works! If your nails are in need of a quick repair or if you have thinning nails on regular basis - this hardening formula works beautifully well!

Sultana says: Before I tried this, I had just gotten one of those new "color gel" manicures. They are fairly new and last about three weeks. Being the flaky person I am, I got tired of having the same color after the second week. I forgot that they needed to be soaked off. I PEELED them off! Needless to say, bad idea. My nails were in horrid condition. They were dry, chipped and rough on the surface. Not to mention fragile. I used this treatment shortly after and thank God I did. I cut my nails down and used consecutively for a few weeks to help my nails recover. They did beautifully and now they are stronger than ever.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Review- Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser

A soft, refreshing OIL FREE eye make-up remover capable of removing all traces of make-up, including waterproof mascara.

I'm a pretty lazy girl when it comes to beauty, so usually when I'm washing my face, I just use a little extra elbow grease around my eyes. However this usually doesn't work very well, and I end up with a little bit of leftover mascara or liner on or underneath my eyes. Most eye makeup removers irritate my eyes, so I've never made using them a habit. However Talika's Lash Conditioning Cleanser is amazing! Just one pump on a cotton ball and even your smokiest eye makeup is history. No scrubbing your lids till your eyelashes begin to shed, or waking up with raccoon eyes from the leftover makeup. I'm really glad I added this extra step to my beauty routine, and will try to make using it a regular habit!