Thursday, August 30, 2012

NOTD- Gun Metal Rainbow

2 coats of Wet n Wild Spoiled Black Mamba
1 coat of Hits no Olimpio Hefesto on top
2 coats of matte top coat to all but the tips

The matte areas look much shinier in the picture than they do in person. Looking at my nails with out the camera flash you can't see any hint of holographic glitter in the matte section, it looks just like a soft flecked grey.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream Review

I have terrible nails, they are weak, they peel, they grow really slowly and they're really thin except for on my thumbs and index fingers. I have tried just about every nail polish type strengthening treatment available at drugstores and find almost none of them do anything for me. I figured I'd try this cream product instead of another useless over glorified top coat...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Roxy "Still Sound" Bag Review

I love my Dickies Lil Dickie bag, it's given me a good run of 6 years but now it's time for change. My old bag is still in great shape all things considered but I needed something with a bit more space. Finding a new bag was a huge chore!

Initially I just wanted to get another Lil Dickie/ Yak Pak mini messenger but they don't seem to exist any more and the more I thought about it the more I wanted something different.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Neutrogena Shine Control Primer Review

I have some oily skin, particularly on my forehead and chin. My cheeks however are as normal as can be. My forehead becomes a completely disgusting oil slick to rival a deep fryer if I spend any time out of air conditioning in the summer and as you can imagine that looks really bad and drives me nuts.

Because of that I decided to give this rice powder based primer a try even though I don't usually wear primer with my BB creams. This primer feels drier than other primers and immediately gives skin a matte look. Out of the tube it's white and maybe a little bit gritty... other reviews have complained about this primer feeling really gritty and giving a heavy white cast to the skin, I haven't had these problems. Even with a tanned face I don't notice any sort of white cast.

SO... DOES IT WORK? Eh... I don't really think so. My face is just a little bit less oily but it's still shiny after 4 hours or so, not the 8 hours claimed by Neutrogena. This primer is supposed to control shine but I don't find that it does that. However, it does make my face feel a bit less oily which is a good thing.

One thing though, I apply this to my face before bed and wake up with out my face looking like I rubbed cooking oil on it. It's still shiny but feels considerably less greasy.

Any way, I guess the bottom line is this primer doesn't do much for shine but at least makes my face feel less gross. I probably won't repurchase because it's $12 for 1 oz

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Despite slathering myself in SPF 50 repeatedly while on vacation, I got a tan. A horrible patchy tan no less and even my FACE tanned. This has really thrown a wrench into my Holika Holika BB cream review because I hadn't been able to take pictures before I left. It now looks utterly ridiculous on my face and my arms are too tan for swatches.

Uuuuuuuuugh, how annoying! In the meantime I'll have some other reviews.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

lazy blogging

Instead of working on a Holika Holika BB cream review I'm being lazy. I'm going on vacation next week and my brain has already turned off. I'll be working on that when I get back so don't worry.