I am officially back from my 3 week hiatus! Sorry about that--moving was a complete disaster (Not to mention that I broke 7 of 10 nails and now I have nubbins)! It was so hectic and there were lots of miscommunications...then I took a vacation and started my new job!
The job has long hours...I work four 10 hour days so I'm trying to adjust. We'll see if I can even get out a blog post or two during the week. I should be back on the weekends though :)
First announcement I have is that I'm extending my Apothica Giftcard Giveaway another week until 8/22. I haven't been around to remind you, so I thought that would be best! Not a ton of people have entered so you have a good chance of winning $25! Since I'm all settled in now to my new place I'm going to start ordering from there :) There's lots of things I want!
Anyway next I've got a review of CND's Tropic Coral for you all that I did right before I moved. Sorry for taking so long to update! Here are some pictures first:
|You can see on the bottle where it had leaked during shipping :/|
Soooo you all should know by now that I like corals, haha. I just think they go great with any skin tone!
But anyway, this was my first CND polish that was sent to me for review. It's a pretty coral cream that needed 3 coats (if I remember correctly) for complete coverage.
I had some issues with the formula--it ended up being quite thick and hard to put on with a little bubbling but I'm almost positive that this was because this poor sample sat in my mailbox in 95 degree heat for quite a few days while we were out of town :( It was also not sealed too great and had leaked in it's packaging which I'm sure was a big contributor as well. I need to pick up some thinner and test it again because it's a beautiful color! The other polish that I received from them did not have the same formula problem, so I'm pretty positive it was the heat that thickened this beauty up!
Anyhow, I think this color is beautiful but not super unique and may be a dupe for the polish I just received from Barielle's Summer 2011 Karma Kollection called Gotta Have Fate! The pictures look pretty similar, so when I can thin out Tropic Coral, I'll compare the two!
Wellllllllll thanks for sticking with me during my time away! I hope to get in a schedule again of updating, so bear with me for a while :)