One of only a couple of the China Glaze Specialty Collection that is in a dark base. Meteor Shower is a deep navy blue filled with tons of multi-colored opalescent glitter. I love this color in the bottle and on the nail, but the base shade is a little too opaque to be able to appreciate all the amazing glitter. Adding two coats of Orly Glosser and a coat of Seche Vite creates a glassy finish which enhances the final result a bit, but i might be adding just a teeny bit of clear nail polish to it to thin the base out a bit. I love these glitters as they're all amazing and wear like iron. I definitely recommend Meteor Shower.
Posts for February 4th 2010
The black nail polish that started the mainstream craze, Chanel Black Satin sold out quick and went for prices on eBay so high they'd make your eyes bleed. Then Chanel upped production and people relaxed, and it sold at a slower rate, but it still sold out again. This is another member of my small Chanel collection that was sent to me as a gift from a dear friend as a surprise after it sold out the first time. I had bought the dead-on dupe, Zoya Raven, but still lusted for the real thing. Once I had it, I was shocked at how identical the two polishes seem barring the thickness of the formulas (Chanel=thin, Zoya=thick), but I still prefer my Chanel, maybe just because it's Chanel, and it feels like I've got a wonderful secret when I wear it, but I think a lot of it has to do with the means by which I got it; from that dear friend. Anyway, enough gushing. This polish, like a lot of the Chanel polishes I've tried and reviewed, applies beautifully in a couple coats. The brush is somewhat long and skinny, but it makes it a bit easier to wiggle around at the cuticle to get as close as you can, as evenly as you can. While the bottle is iconic, I don't think they designed it for salon efficacy. It's more a luxury item, and as I have said about the others, it's definitely a nice affordable luxury if you don't feel like dropping thousands on a handbag, but want a little Chanel in your life. The wear is decent if you change frequently, I get about two to three days without chipping if I really push it.
Hourglass Superfical Lash is a pretty standard mascara, in my opinion. The formula is slightly wet and the brush is pretty no-frills and basic. The overall effect is quite good; it defines and separates very nicely. The results are along the lines of Fresh Supernova's clean definition but this one kicks it up a notch. I notice while washing it off that it has the characteristics of a "fiber" mascara, it comes off in clumps like tube mascaras such as Too Faced Lash Injection, instead of smearing around and dissolving. I can't really say I enjoy the effect, but up until I take it off, I really do like this mascara. The only real downside is that the full size is $26, so it's not cheap. For a similar effects in a mascara from the drugstore try Rimmel Extra Super Lash! If you want to splurge on a high-end mascara, this is an interesting choice you might not hear of often. You can also get it as I did in the Sephora Lash Stash, which is $39 for 10 mini mascaras. I think the Lash Stash is a great way to try a lot of mascaras for just about the same price as two of the full-sizes. Check out all my Lash Stash reviews so far here. I'll be completing the rest of them within the month so keep an eye out.