NOTD Max Factor Glossfinity in 025 Desert Sand

I attended Max Factor’s relaunch of their nail polish range and was blessed with a free mani-pedi service @ Beauty & Butter, Megamall, where it was held. I chose to test the longevity of the Max Factor Glossfinity formula which claims to retain the newly applied “gloss” effect for up to 7 days.

 

I chose the no-brainer medium warm nude shade 025 Desert Sand which is a head on match for a medium fair girl like me.  This shade is great for brides or girls who prefer to keep it clean. I’m still missing my milky bit of Funny Bunny though (last NOTD). The reason why I chose a simple shade to test is I really wanted to be able to observe the longevity of the gloss and with a more neutral shade it’s easier to stay eagle-eyed. NOTE: I forgot to tell the B&B lady not to apply Glossfinity top coat on Desert Sand.

I’ll do another review with no top coat using 140 Cobalt blue which was given to me as a press sample. I was also given 26 Cappuccino from the Mini Nails range which looks like a milky mushroom taupe with a hint of lavender. Glossfinity polishes retail for Php245 each and the Max Effect Mini Nail polishes retail for Php175 at leading department stores that carry Max Factor nationwide. There’s an ongoing promo for the Glossfinity range, get 2 for only Php450 for the whole month of September or at least while stocks last.


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White But Not Quite – NOTD OPI Funny Bunny

The other day I had my first manicure after a 5 month nail  sabbatical.  I spotted a shade by OPI sweetly named Funny Bunny which is barely grey and nearly white.  It went on sheer on the first coat.  I had to apply a subtle, soft camera filter because the sun was very harsh where I was sitting.  This is OPI’s version of what Essie boasts of in their shade, Marshmallow.  It’s practically the same.  Funny Bunny is absolutely gorj dontcha think?

 I’m wearing three coats and it still isn’t fully opaque…that’s what I extremely like about OPI Funny Bunny.  It’s a more mod step away from your usual beige nudes and bridal sheers.  It actually feels more like a cataract for the nails *round of applause* way to go, Julia, a very appealing description.  A more pleasant comparison may be with those milky white marbles we used to play with or maybe dipping one’s finger in a glass of skim milk.… To full post & COMMENTS...

Caronia Nail Polish Remover 250ml – Takes it Off Fast, Doesn’t Dry Up On You

I know many of you have noticed there haven’t been nail-of-the-day posts in months.  I’ve been giving my nails a sabbatical from polish.  It’s also because as a makeup artist on the job I keep my nails clean and short the way Bobbi Brown likes to.  That’s not to say I’ll never ever wear nail polish again, these digits have just been vacationing.  I’ll have nail posts up again in about a week since it has been awhile.  One of my pet peeves with polished nails is what a pain it can be to clear polish off sometimes (especially glitter polishes, they’re the worst…).  In the past,  I’ve had my share of purchasing horribly diluted, cheap nail removers.  They come in small bottles and often take 1/3 a bottle and half a dozen cotton balls to clear off two fingers while a third of the liquid will evaporate into thin air when you’re not looking.  I want my polish remover to work but I don’t want to drop over Php100 for a remover.  Caronia Nail Polish Remover is affordable at Php65.00, a small amount on a q-tip is strong enough to edit your polish edges, and it works even faster than the Sally Hansen one I tried.  I like this also because prepping models nails for a shoot if they came with cracked polish simply should not take forever to do.

As long as you keep the bottle cap on tight this will last you months without evaporating on you.  This bottle of Caronia Polish Remover has had this amount in it since the last time I used it about 5 months ago and it hasn’t dried up on me.  Plus I’ve once had this bottle in a bag sideways on a trip and it didn’t spill.  I’m not an anti-acetone girl but I won’t use PURE acetone to remove polish on my nails.  This contains some acetone but isn’t PURE acetone and it has ingredients that will keep your nails from drying.  I still use hand creme or lotion afterwards especially around my cuticles.  If you are someone who likes changing nail polish more than 3x a week I suggest that it’s better to use a milder remover formula out on the market.  When I do use polish I only change polish 2 or 3 times a month so this is fine for me.  This costs Php65-70 and should be available at most local department stores and drugstores nationwide.… To full post & COMMENTS...