Maureen S.'s (gingernerd) Beauty Product Reviews
Absolute favorite palette!
I LOVE this palette. Words cannot fully describe how much, but I'm going to try.
I use this eyeshadow literally every day. Combine it with a primer or wet the brushes, and not only do the colors pop but they stay all day and all night. Urban Decay has some of the best quality eyeshadow I've encountered (although it should be noted I've not had a great deal of experience with make-up exploration).
Urban Decay's palettes do tend to be a little pricey (something in the neighborhood of $50 for this one), but they're of a superb quality and last for a long time. It's money well spent.
I actually like this palette better than Naked 1, for the sheer fact that I tend to wear far more golden and brown colors than blues. All a matter of preference. The bottom line is, get this or Naked 1. You won't be disappointed.
I've always loved OPI polishes more than other polishes out there on the market. Despite the higher price point, OPI polish is fast-drying and long-lasting--well worth the extra bucks in my opinion! That, and they have a fantastic line of colors available both seasonally and regularly. I'm a sucker for their special lines, like the country ones they put out a few years ago.
But I digress.
From the moment I saw the sample bottle of Mermaid to Order at my local Sephora, I knew I had to get this polish. I even went so far as to order it offline while in the store, since the store was sold out. And I have not been disappointed. Like all OPI polishes, this one stands up to a lot of wear. The color is also fantastic! It blends light and dark teal metallic colors, which makes the polish easier to match to other make ups, accessories, or clothing. That quality also makes it so that the color changes in different lights, which is fun.
Despite this being a more summery color, you can expect me to be wearing this polish until late into the winter!
Great color, but chips faster!
I got this as a substitute for the Revlon polish in mint green since the store was all sold out of it. For those having the same amount of trouble finding Revlon's mint green polish, this is great substitute! The colors are almost identical.
There is, however, a downside to this polish--and to the brand in general. While these polishes go on just as thick as other polishes I've used, I find that even with a base and top coat the polish doesn't hold up as well as more expensive brands like OPI. I think my nails lasted a week or so without becoming damaged to the point where I had to redo my polish. Take that with a grain of salt, however, because I'm rather active and put my polish through the ringer (sewing, drawing, wood working, and various other manual chores).
The polish is cheap, and the color is amazing. Definitely give it a try, because you really don't have anything to lose!