Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara

I love trying new mascara's and my most recent trial is Rimmel's Glam'Eyes mascara. I recently found a coupon for $3 off any Rimmel mascara so I decided to pick one up. This is only the second mascara I've tried from Rimmel. The other one I tried was the Sexy Curves mascara. Initially, I said I didn't care for it too much and that there were some weird fibers or something on the mascara. Well, I stopped using it for about a month but then I tried it again and it was an O.K. mascara. I think its good if you want a natural look.
Anyway, the Glam'Eyes mascara gave the same kind of look, at first. It separates and gives a bit of length, but not much volume. Well, after abut a week of using it, it started to get a bit clumpy. I put it on and it did less separating but gave more volume to my lashes. It's not so clumpy that you have to use a comb or anything like that though. It's just enough to give your lashes some oomph. The only thing I don't like about Glam'Eyes is the brush. The brush is really flexible and I think I bent it because it has a bend in it that I'm pretty sure wasn't there when I opened it.
If you want dramatic lashes then I don't suggest this mascara, but if you want lashes that look natural with a bit of something extra then try this out.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Out the Door Top Coat

I've been getting into polishing my nails for the last couple of months because I've been bombarded with pictures of beautiful nail colors. Unfortunately, my nail polish never lasts more than 3 days. That's it, 3 days max with chipping. So, I hear all the time that a tip coat is the secret to lasting nail polish. I've been using a Sally Hansen one, which I can't remember the name of. I think you can use it as a base and top coat. Anyway, it didn't make my color last any longer than going to a salon so I wanted to try a new one. My choices were between the famous Seche Vite top coat and one call Out the Door. Well, a friend at work swore to me that the Out the Door top coat is amazing. Well, it isn't. I painted my nails a few times with it and it chipped in a day or two every time. I painted my nails with an OPI color Sunday at around 7pm and by Monday (the next day) at 3pm the color had chipped on all of my nails. Yes, all! I think the polish not lasting might have something to do with it being a fast drying top coat but I don't care. It needs to last longer than 2 days because that's just ridiculous. So, I recently picked up the Sally Hanson Mega Shine top coat and I'm hoping that works better. It was buy one get one 1/2 off so I got one of the new nail polishes too. If that doesn't work then I'll definitely try the Seche Vite next.