Clearly my Intsagram is chalked full of manicure pictures. I incessantly change my nails polish. It’s become such an addiction, I actually keep nail polish remover on my nightstand. I do not have naturally nice nails. I started biting my nails when I was about 5-years-old and quit only a year ago. Any former nail biter will tell you that the constant gnawing ruins natural nails. Thankfully, I’m also addicted to QVC and discovered Perfect Formula.
Perfect Formula is a gel-based product that you use as a base coat to help strengthen your natural nails. It comes in a clear or pink shade. The pink shade is great if you don’t want to wear any nail polish. It brightens your nails and looks like an instant French manicure. It does, however, alter the color of your nail polish on occasion. For instance, if you wear a red nail polish and use the pink gel coat, you’re polish tends to look a bit more purple than red. A glass nail file is also so important! I promise you’ll notice a difference if you invest in one.
The top coat is amazing as well. I’ve never been a fan of Seche Vite because the smell is horrendous, it dries out quickly, and the warning label just isn’t normal. This helps maintain your manicure and adds a lot of shine.
If you keep a look out, QVC usually has mini-sets, so you can try out all the products. I’ve also seen the pink gel coat at Sephora. Definitely give this one a try!
My first favorite is the Lancome Artliner in “Ice Black.”
I’ve tried this liner before because everyone raved about it and said it was miles better than the L’Oreal Lineur Intense. I actually love the L’Oreal liquid liner and think it’s just as good for an even better price. The Ice Black color, however, makes this liner worth the price. It looks more like a metallic bronzy/taupe shade… I don’t really know why ‘Black’ is even part of the name. It’s perfect for a natural daytime look!
Dr. Jart+ BB Beauty Balm – Black Label Detox
I’m beyond obsessed with this BB cream. It is the best one on the market by a long shot, so much so that every time I’m at Sephora it’s sold out or there is one left. It only comes in one general shade, which at first sight may throw you off, but trust me it settles into the skin perfectly.
According to Sephora, this BB cream was designed to…
“Perfect and protect skin instantly with this all-in-one multifunctional Beauty Balm. This triple-action formula naturally covers blemishes and uneven skintone, and contains botanical actives to purify and calm blemish-prone or irritated skin. Arbutin works to erase unwanted dark spots, while caviar extract and antioxidants protect skin from inner and outer pollutants for an enhanced radiance. Lightweight with sunscreen protection for simple, one-step neutralizing coverage, this soothing cream delivers optimal results for both women and men.”
It’s perfect for people with sensitive, acne-prone skin!
Wen Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner
Unfortunately, this specific scent is no longer for sale, unless you took advantage of the auto-delivery deal last weekend. I personally love it! I thought it was going to smell like pumpkin pie on my head, but it’s more understated than that and doesn’t leave your hair smelling like dessert. Pumpkin is great for conditioning and strengthening the hair too!
Bobbi Brown Bronzer
The first time I bought this I got it in “Light.” The second time around, I switched to “Medium.” I much prefer Medium… it works great with my Sonia Kashuk Chisel brush too. In my skincare post, I talked about how my skin is highly sensitive to bronzer and this doesn’t cause any negative reactions. It reminds me of Benefit Hoola bronzer, but isn’t as powdery. Hoola tends to become a bit of a mess and the little box sort of annoys me. This is definitely my holy grail bronzer!
I don’t actually like OPI. I gave up buying it years ago and settled for Essie and Tom Ford, which still make the best nail polish formula in my opinion. I love anything James Bond related, so being the dork that I am, I caved and bought “The Spy Who Loved Me.” It the perfect red shade for the Holiday’s and has the tiniest bit of red sparkle.
What products are you loving?