Archive | April, 2011

Product Spotlight – Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

20 Apr

Physicians Formula - Happy Booster Blush in Rose

Is this not one of the cutest blushes you’ve ever seen? I saw this when I was grocery shopping the other day, and had to have it! That doesn’t happen very often, because I try not to be an impulse shopper. I typically look up reviews and swatches of products for weeks or months before finally purchasing it. I’m really happy I grabbed this, because the quality is great too! It’s a beautiful rosey color, with a satin finish and very fine glitter particles. I don’t feel like I need to use a highlighter when I use this blush, because of the sparkles, so this is great if you’re in a hurry. I’m not sure if it actually boosts my mood or not, but it definitely gives me a pretty glow that lasts all day.

Downsides? I don’t understand why it is upside-down in the packaging. It has a compartment with a mirror and a brush, under the blush. The brush is cute but terrible, and I’d never use it to apply the product. The mirror is nice, and I guess would be good for someone on the go and I like that it won’t be covered in makeup residue since it’s separated. I’ll never use the mirror or the compartment though, so I’d prefer it to not be there. Just my opinion! :)

NOTD + Sally Hansen Polish Strips Review

20 Apr

Sally Hansen - Commander in Chic + Sally Hansen Polish Strips - Laced Up

If you follow me on twitter, you know I’ve been raving about these lately. I picked up this set a little over a week ago, not expecting much from them, but my curiosity was getting the best of me. I was shocked at how great they are! I only used it on one finger, my ring finger, as an accent. I had it on for 5 days, and only changed it, because I picked up a few more sets and wanted to try them out The nails the strips were on still looked as perfect as the day I applied them, while I had changed out the polish on the rest of my nails twice in those 5 days!

Sally Hansen Polish Strips - 360 Laced Up

The downside is that they can be sort of tricky to apply. You need to make sure that your cuticles are all pushed back and that you swipe each nail with polish remover, to remove any oils or dirt, before applying. The patterned ones are a bit easier to work with, because the pattern will hide any imperfections more so than the solid colors will. The biggest tip I can give you is to be patient while applying them! I know it’s hard, I am one of the most impatient people that I know! I also apply a topcoat, even though it doesn’t say to. I found a girl through google who said they lasted 4 weeks on her nails with a top coat! I doubt they’d last that long on me, but this is the first product to make it more than 2 days without chipping on me.