Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lip Balm/Gloss Reviews...Yay or Nay?

Hi friends! You may not yet know this about me but I am a lip balm JUNKIE/HOARDER. Yup, obsessed. I try to keep my stash current on this page (click on the "My Stash" tab) but I haven't done many reviews on them yet. Is this something you guys would be interested in? Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
xo,
Kari

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Vandal Eyes and Rainbow Fish

*PRESS SAMPLES*

Today I have a couple of Sally Hansen polishes to share with you. One is from their Insta-Dri line and is called Vandal Eyes. The second is from a new-ish line, Pearl Crush, and it is called Rainbow Fish. Here are some pics:
Sally Hansen Vandal Eyes - two coats
Same as above with the addition of one coat of Sally Hansen Rainbow Fish on ring finger

Let's cut to the chase. I am not a fan of chunky glitters. I rarely have much success in applying them, even when I resort to dabbing on pieces one at a time with a toothpick. Rainbow Fish was no exception. I wanted to love it. Iridescent pearly pastel glitter sounds like a dream. Alas, even with my best efforts I could only get those two measly pieces to stick and they don't really "sing" to me. Super-bummer. However, despite the fact that Vandal Eyes was still a bit patchy after two coats, it is sky blue and lovely and I'm willing to work with that. Therefore, a mixed bag with this duo. But hey, 50% success is better than a total fail, right?

*The polishes used in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. As always, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SinfulColors Summer Beauties

*PRESS SAMPLES*

Today I'd like to share some beautiful SinfulColors polishes with you. I'll start with pics and then go through the colors.
From thumb to pinky: Cherry Blossom, Sky Tree, Hot Spot, Blue By You, Keira Blu (two coats each)

Same colors as above topped with, from thumb to pinky: Fierce Fiesta, Color Tag, Star Blast Off, Baila Baila and Fierce Fiesta

I was pretty impressed with each of the solid colors. They were a bit sheer, some more than others, but the lack of opacity really didn't bother me much, especially once I added the toppers. If I was to wear them by themselves, I'd probably add a third coat (a pet peeve of mine but the colors are pretty enough that I wouldn't mind TOO much). 

The toppers were a bit more hit and miss for me. I'm not really a big fan of bar glitters so I wasn't thrilled with Fierce Fiesta but that's just a matter of personal preference. I find shaped glitters in general kind of challenging to apply, particularly the large chunky pieces.  I think my favorite of the glitters was Color Tag simply because it is chock-full of smaller pieces making the application easier and the coverage better.

I think these are fun colors for the summer. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Be sure to check out SinfulColors at their website or on social media for more information.


*The products featured in this post were provided for my honest review and consideration. As always, all opinions are my own.*