August 28, 2014

Suzy Shier Nail Polish Review ♥

Today we are going to talk 'real bargains'! If you know me personally, then you know that I am literally a nail polish junkie. And if you don't know me personally then Im here to tell you, I AM A NAIL POLISH JUNKIE! Being a junkie basically means that you have every color in the rainbow but you still don't have EVER color in the freaking rainbow, you follow? Anyways, I am always on the hunt for the next big color or even just a color that I have never seen before. Whilst shopping with my sister and our best friend Mikayla (SHOUT OUT!) a few weeks back (I mean like 2 month ago lol) at Urban Planet, I saw these two awesome colors of polish in the 'impulse buy' section near the checkout. Ok, so I work in a beauty supply store so I usually don't buy alot of polish outside of my work, let alone a clothing store polish, but I caved because I had been looking for similar colors everywhere. They were only $2.80 before tax, so I thought how could I go wrong? I ended up buying two, a pale green and a fun bright lavender shade. I will be honest in saying that I didn't have very high hopes for these guys. I was expecting a polish that lasted an hour and then chipped off, but boy was I wrong! I really gave this polish a run for it's money. After a day of opening boxes stocking shelves and typing on a register all day, the polish was still in tact! Plus, not only did it last a day, but it lasted 4 days and even still looked great! I took it off mainly to change colors. I do, however, have a few minor complaints about this product.
#1- Odd shaped bottle. This bottle is a rectangular cube shape, so the brush handle is a bit bulky to hold steadily.

#2- Uneven application on lighter colors. The Lavender went on nice and smooth with two coats. The green, however, took a bit more work. 3 coats and still a bit uneven.

#3- Don't have shade names. These guys do not have names!!! Gahhh! So frustrating! So, when someone says 'I love your nail shade!', Im all like, 'thanks! It's the lavender looking on at Urban Planet'. This is super annoying.

So, beside a few minor, and I do mean trivially minor, flaws, I would say this polish is awesome and surprisingly good. I would say for the $2.80, these are a steal. Go get them now!

Until next time...

*This post is hella not sponsored*

Herbal Essence Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo Review + ANNOUNCEMENT ♥

Hello Everyone,

     I know I have been in hiding for a while but my computer bit the dust and I have been using my Mom's laptop until I can afford a new one. This computer is hella slow and it kind of makes me nuts. But none the less, here I am with a quick review of the Herbal Essence Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo. I purchased this on  a pure whim as I was browsing target and I really wanted to try it. It was on sale for $2.50 (Retails for $3.99 CAD) and I thought that was an amazing price for a dry shampoo. They did stock several varieties of this product but I settled on the Color Me Happy scent because I love that signature Herbal Essence rose scent. I gotta be honest in saying that I was not expecting much from this dry shampoo. I mean it was $2.50! I have spent upwards of $10 for a dry shampoo and not been satisfied. So, what did I think? Ok, so this product does give off a white cast on my black hair if it is sprayed too close to the head, however, given ample space between the head and nozzle, this product works like a charm. It absorbs all the oils nicely and ofcourse gives my hair a fresh clean and rosy scent. I would say that is product is defiantly worth the $3.99 (regular Price) and I will absolutely be repurchasing this product. This is my new holy grail dry shampoo and it will not hit this Pretty Paupers wallet hard. I say, if you are not picky about your dry shampoos then this is a defiant money saver!