Its that time of the year where social event are the norm, whether you choose to celebrate Christmas or not there are many invites to attend Christmas dinners,charity events and work dinners. So in preparation for these events I decided pass into Wonderful World and Pennywise to check out their palettes and hair accessories.While at the first store I saw some sample size nail polish sets for $30.TT ...hmm not too bad_my purchase price for nail polish is usually $10 or less unless the colour is screaming buy me! buy me!_ so I purchased that and a liquid liner. at the second store I got me some lipsticks and lip liners, made a few spins else where and came home quite pleased with my purchases.
My first step upon arriving home was to go on line to get information for the most long lasting top coat, I'm no nail expert but in the past after going through the prep work of : condition - base coat - nail polish - top coat with the drying time intervals between each. Its frustrating to discover while doing regular household chores the next day or so my nails already shows signs of chipping ...damn!!
So the top drugstore picks on line are:
- Revlon - Extra Life Top Coat
- Essie - Good to Go - The Fastest Drying Top Coat
- Sally Hansen Inst Dri Anti Chip Top Coat
- Seche Vite - Top coat
- China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat
- L'Oreal Nail Quick Dry
Unfortunately for me I had already bought the Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat which had a lot of mixed reviews concerning its performance on natural nail ..sigh...anyway still trying it!!
They are Jackelin lipsticks by Patina Cosmetics Inc. the colour to the (L) is Red #37, (R) Chins Red #011
its made in the U.S. and cost $8.95 TT.
Here are some swatches of the liners and stuff
The first colour is L.A.Girl fine line which shows way more promise than the Revlon ColorStay blackest black!(its somewhere in my work bag).
Then China Red and Red respectively -lipsticks
These lipstick are very pigmented, semi-matte and true to colour_not to bright for those with medium to dark skin tones.
SANTEE soft eye& lip liner in brown_for my nude lips says its water proof too!
Cara Mia lip liner in Raspberry.
Jordanna lip liner #20 Cherry