Absolutely obsessed with this nail polish. The formula is Essie's best yet and that brush? That brush is the best on the market hands down. This nail polish is a little more pricey than I'd like, but I think it's worth it based on the formula, longevity of wear, and how pretty all of the colors are!
Are you hesitant to try this polish? Don't be. If you learn how to use it correctly, it's going to be your best friend! Yes... it's a little more pricey than I would like for it to be, but can you really put a price on a great bottle of nail polish? I mean... that brush is fantastic. I consider myself fairly skilled at polishing (I don't get it all over my cuticles), but their new brush offers amazing control so you can get really close without making a mess.
This is by far, my favorite hair styling product. I received this in a VoxBox a while back and I was destroyed... absolutely destroyed when I ran out of it. I went to 2 Targets and 3 Walgreens looking for this stuff! Yes, it's that awesome. I finally found it at an Ulta and it was actually not expensive at all. I'm so impressed.
It smells amazing. It's kind of a mind trip because it smells sweet and sugary - like vanilla frosting. But oh no... it's just the best mousse ever. It's not sticky. It gives great volume and shape... and yet your hair is touchably soft.
I like to run some through my barely damp hair, style and then use a tiny amount on the back of my pixie cut for some texture. My hair has never looked better.
Zoya is easily one of my favorite brands of nail polish. The 5-free formula is great no matter the type (cream, jelly, glitter, etc) and the brush is easy to manage. The color-lock system is no joke. If you do it right, it works and it lasts.
I adore their Naked Manicure System. If you haven't tried it, I strongly suggest it. I have brittle, peeling nails. I ran out of the Naked Base Coat a few weeks ago and switched to another popular base coat. Within the week, my nails were flaking and breaking. Ugh! I ordered a new bottle of the Naked Base Coat (which I wear under polishes of every brand now!) and with just 1 use, my nails were much stronger and more happy.
This is a great, full-coverage foundation. While it's on the pricey side (usually about $35 at Sephora), it's worth every penny. Paired with a damp beauty blender sponge, it offers flawless coverage - even for someone like me with mild rosacea. The best part is that their lightest shade works well for super pale skin.
No caking. No smudging (especially if you pair it with any of their similarly priced primers and setting powders). I used to wear this while working at a jewelry & watch repair shop where my face was often over a steam cleaning machine. At the end of a 9 hour shift, I still had my makeup!
Essie is a great brand with a nice selection of different formulas. Personally, I prefer jelly and holos over creams and they have quite a few of each type. I love that they come out with sets (although my wallet does not! ha). I feel like Essie keeps up with trends for me so that I don't have to do the dirty work of figuring it out.
Great formula. It's a little on the thin side so you have to be careful about loading the brush too heavily if you don't want a drippy mess. It's definitely not the right bottle for someone who isn't skilled at nail painting. It has a great shine, beautiful pigment and coats well in 2-3 layers.
OPI is hit or miss with its formulas. And for $7-10 per bottle, I expect better. Sometimes, I feel like I get better quality from much cheaper brands. They do have a really great color selection which is probably their biggest perk. But like almost everything in life, you are paying more for the brand name than for the product itself. Try branching out to some cheaper brands and use a good base and top coat (which you should be doing anyways). You'll find yourself surprised.
I love this lip balm. It's hydrating without feeling too heavy or sticky. It goes on well under any of my lipsticks. The packaging is very cute, but I feel like it doesn't fit in my purse as well as I'd like. That said, it's worth it!