Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Giada's Nails

So my friend and I were watching the Food Network the other night and TOTALLY ORGASMING over Giada DeLaurentis' nails. She always has on a sheer, simple pink color that looks polished, refined, and sexy. We agreed that we wished we knew what polish she uses so we could get our hands on it.

I was eating lunch the next day and still thinking about Giada so I Googled "Giada DeLaurentis' Nail Polish" and imaginemysurprise that other women were curious too. I found a blog somewhere that a woman was at a book signing and asked Giada what polish she uses. She said she uses OPI Bubble Bath because it holds well for her when washing dishes/cooking/etc.

OMFG I totally HAVE and LOVE OPI Bubble Bath. It's such a classic color and I'm so psyched that Giada and I have one thing in common besides our amazing breasts.

:: OPI Bubble Bath Nail Laquer ::

Good things:
  1. The sheer pink color is that perfect shade for YNBB (Your Nails But Better). It's creamy/milky enough to look sophisticated but not so milky that you look washed out.
  2. One coat gives a subtle, clean sheen. Two coats is perfect for tailored, more opaque nails.
  3. OPI brand polishes are notably fabulous.
  4. Hello, Giada wears it. Enough said.

Bad things:
  1. Probably a poor choice if you skin is darker than fair or medium. There are slightly darker colors in the OPI line that may work better.
  2. Tends to pool in the cuticles a bit if you're not careful to apply thin coats. I thinned mine out with a few drops of remover.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

More Soft Hands

I love lotions. Love them. If they had AA-type meetings for lotion and lipgloss addicts, I'd be needing a handful of sponsors.

:: Johnson & Johnson Softcream Extra Care Healing Hand Cream ::

Good things:
  1. Extremely good moisturizer...ranks better than high-end brands like L'Occitane.
  2. Really does last throughout the day. May need to reapply if your hands are especially dry, but for the most part it's the type of lotion you can put on once and feel the effects throughout the day even after washings.
  3. Scent is lovely. Relish anything that is warm and cozy like babies.
  4. Nice small tube goes great in a purse/bag.
  5. Reminds me of the Neutrogena Norwegian formula except WITHOUT the excessive greasiness. It's not very greasy at all because there's just a touch of baby oil.
  6. Cheap

Bad things:
  1. I can't think of a single one.

Eye Brightener

It's been a long time. Since I left you. Without a dope beat to step to. Step Step.

Yes, I know I am the world's most horrible blogger. It's been too crazy and busy for me to post for a long-ass time now, but summer is here and I'm hoping to pick up the pace again.

:: Physician's Formula Eyebrightner in Natural Eyelight ::

I bought this a few months ago, and I swear to God everytime I wear it, at least one person compliments me on my eyes. It's just a simple base shadow but it seems to have magical qualities. I only like the lightest color...the reviews on the darker ones were not too good and so I wouldn't recommend them. I love using white shadow on the brow bone and center of the eyelid to highlight, and this is great all over the lid and brow with extra added to those areas.