Product Review: “Pretty in Pink” Warpaint Beauty Nail Polish

I know I had mentioned before that I had gotten a job. Well, as it turns out, they didn’t want me after all. To help cope with this massive ego blow, I was watching some anime to help relieve the depression.

So as I’m watching the anime, I realize I have this nail polish – just sitting there and gathering dust.

Instead of just wallowing further in my self-pity, I decided to do a review of this nail polish! Let’s get to it!

Originally, Warpaint Beauty is a Hot Topic beauty line that, I suppose, didn’t do so well. I got this and an eye shadow for extremely cheap and they were on clearance on top of that. I know I mentioned a little about its history once upon a time. But now it seems that they don’t even sell them on the website anymore. Hmm. Maybe I should check out eBay for other colors… In any case, let’s get this review started!

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As you can see, the color is a bright, pretty pink. Usually I like pinks with my nail polishes but the top part of the polish actually makes it kind of hard to put it on my nails right. It’s a square top and it doesn’t grip very well. But to be fair, I haven’t put on nail polish in a while. Still, though, I wish it was a little easier to put it on.

An upside down look. Also click to see the full picture.

Longevity-wise, it can last a while. I’ve had it on my toes before and it could definitely last. For my nails though, it can last and it can actually dry up fairly quickly. I was sort of surprised when it dried up as fast as it did. However, the color itself may be too bright for me since, as I keep mentioning, a Latina/Hispanic. Perhaps it’d look better on someone who’s lighter than me? Well, at least I don’t think it looks good on me. It’s too bright.

As for the color, you really need just one coat in order for the pink to come out. You may need a top cover in order to keep it even but I don’t think it’s really necessary? Up to you, really. Preferably, I try to save as much as I can so I don’t since it doesn’t really need it.

And a while means about 10 to 15 minutes.

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It is a pretty pink though! I could see myself using it as part of a marble design or something with the other colors I have. But by itself? I don’t think I’d use it unless I’m doing nail art or something.

Longevity It dries fairly quickly and it lasts quite a while. Of course, you still have to be careful with your nails but it doesn’t take that long to dry at all.
Price For how much I got it for, it was well worth the prices, however, I can’t say how much they are anymore since they’re no longer in production. You would have to look up eBay or Amazon or even second-hand sellers if you want to buy this product.
Color The pink is a really pretty color but it might be too light for me. It stands out too much and it’s actually kind of bright. It doesn’t feel right with me.
Overall 7/10 – I really do like this nail polish but I really don’t see myself hurrying to use it anytime soon. The main problem I have is with the cap. It’s hard to grip and it’s hard to put on my fingernails and toes. I’m always worried I’m going to lose it. That’s really my main gripe. I wish I could say it’s because of the color but I’m pretty meticulous (or try to be) when I’m applying nail polish. I don’t want to worry as much as if I’m holding onto a regular cap.

Thank you for reading this review!

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Perfume: What’s Your Flavor?

Harajuku Girls perfume line

Ahh, perfume. It’s not exactly required but it’s a little nice to have something good to smell from after all the effort that we Gyarus put into with our makeup and clothes!

So what’s your favorite? For me, I tend to go towards the sweet scents like the Moonlight Path, Japanese Cherry Blossom (of course), and Sweet Pea. I don’t go for the expensive types of perfumes only because, well, they’re expensive! And plus, I could get a better perfume for cheap!

Although, my favorite store would definitely be Bath & BodyWorks because it smells good and there’s always a sale going on!

I don’t like to put on too much perfume though. How much is too much? A little spray on my wrist and rubbing against the other wrist, one on my neck and maybe somewhere else just for posterity’s sake.

But is it really worth spending more than $20 on perfume? Or are they really just the same? Hmm… I could never really make up my mind about it.

Of course, I would add in an extra spray on me when I go to a job interview (still no luck!) and as you can see below, in this old picture, I may not have looked the best (and lost a job):

If only you can scratch and sniff!

But, damn, I smelled nice! What about you? What perfumes do you use? Do you use the expensive ones or the cheap ones? Is there really a difference?

15% Off Skincare Products at KPOP Heaven

It’s that time of year here in Arizona, United States. Yep, unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the desert. Not only there’s no real prominent shop I can go to but I do not know what products to use to help my skin. The weather usually is extremely high anyway in general. Sure, the weather gets cooler but generally it’s dry. Period.

This is ideal for my hair because whenever I’m in an area that has humidity, my hair is frizzy no matter what I do to it but here in this desert, my hair is flat. And I love it! However, my skin on the other hand is extremely oily more specifically on my face.

I’ve my good friend and one half of powder doom @ tumblr help me decide what I need but honestly, I have no idea what I want. I am not well versed in skin care as I never really felt I needed to ask until now. All I want is to help control the oil on my skin and prevent future acne & blackhead breakouts.

And wouldn’t you know it? A 15% off on all the KPOP Heaven’s black head, pore & oil control products! Should you decide to go through with it, the code is PRETTYSKIN and it ends on August 10, 2012! Some notable ones I see that they’re offering are:

And pretty much anything with the tag 15% off, code PRETTYSKIN here in the Beauty section of KPOP Heaven.

Although the number one thing I’ve seen people talk about when they’re reviewing the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner is the pricing. However, a friend of mine on Twitter managed to find that very same one here on Cosmetic Love for cheaper than $28 (even with the 15% off): [Etude House] Wonder Pore Freshner 250ml.

Hmm. I’m still undecided. There’s so many things to choose from when it comes to skincare and then there’s what you need vs. what you don’t need and what you think you need…

Maybe I should just leave it to the experts.

What do you think? Would you take advantage of this sale? Would you consider yourself a skincare guru or a beginner like me? Any tips? Suggestions? Please feel free to leave your thoughts!