This electric blue is very sheer, but you can build it up with thin coats. 3-4 yields best results.
January was a fairly productive month as far as using things up and moving items out of my collection.
First up, we have Julep’s Oxygen Base Coat and Freedom Polymer Top Coat. These were both all right, but got way too gloopy to use and weren’t awesome enough for thinner.
This is the only nail polish I’ve gotten in almost a year of Ipsy bags. And it’s silver glitter in a clear base. The glitter-to-polish ratio isn’t as dense as I like. And besides, how many bottles of silver glitter in a clear base does one polishista really need?
Sinful Colors in Let Me Go is a beautiful swirly pearly multi-dimensional color. In the bottle. On the nail it comes off a frosty and brush-stroky vague non-color with what looks like little particles in it that, when dry, makes your nails look like they have potholes in them. In this case, I’m going to have to do what the bottle tells me to.
My first Project Product item is finished! Granted, there was only about a fifth of the bottle left, but this felt like a hard-won victory in the personal care war.
Another Ipsy bag casualty. My hair is 50 inches long. There is nothing sexy, tousled, or beachy about it. I did try to use this to enhance my natural waves in damp hair, but couldn’t wait to wash it out after it dried. I think I left hair styling products back in the early ’90’s along with mall bangs and there they will stay.
Bioderma! I love micellar waters for makeup removal. Almost everything else I have tried burns the crap out of my skin. The brand Simple has come out with a micellar water that I have gotten my hot little hands on and am trying out. (So far, so good!) As far as I know, it’s the first in U.S. drugstores.
Speaking of makeup removal, I finished up a pack of these wipes. They aren’t bad. They don’t burn my face, which is the primary criteria for anything. I buy these when I go on long trips so I don’t have to lug a bottle of remover. I don’t feel like it gets me particularly clean but it’s good for a second step before the Clarisonic.
Finished this Rainbow Honey rollerball in Frozen Flame. The scent was nice and spicy, and didn’t turn on me. Definitely one I would wear again!
Used up this packet of The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Microdermabrasion scrub. It was creamy, the granules were very fine and it didn’t burn! It passed!
That’s it for this month. Since I mask so often, I plan on dedicating a separate post for those.