Monday, May 14, 2012

(Lime Crime) Palette D'Antoinette

Lime Crime released a brand new, five shadow palette inspired by Marie Antoinette. 
"Five pastel hues, each reminiscent of royal confectionery delights, offer luxurious payoff, velvety texture and superb blendability.

I am so in love with this palette. I'm not really a pastel kinda girl, but something about this palette, and these colors just makes me want it so badly! I love Lime Crime's packaging. It's always so girly and unique and completely beautiful. I really can't rave about this brand enough. Oh, and, as always, these products are vegan and cruelty free :) This has been available since May 1st 2012. If you're interested, you can get it here for $34.99. 

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I've been interested in trying the Sally Hansen Salon Effects for awhile now. And, just my luck, a set was included in my Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox (which I'll review once I've tested all of the products). They boast "no dry time" which is very enticing to me because I feel like my nails never dry! It's such a pain. Anyway, I received the leopard print strips. Leopard isn't really my style, but hey! They're cute and free, so I'll give 'em a try :)  
I was gonna wait until I took photos of everything in my VoxBox before trying anything out, but I just couldn't resist. So, while I was sitting around, watching Toddlers and Tiara's, I went to work on my nails. With the "no dry time" gimmick, I expected that it would be quicker and easier than applying polish regularly. BUT, it took me about forty-five minutes to do all ten of my nails. In my opinion, it took way too long for my liking. I suppose that if you're the type to decorate and design your nails, as opposed to just painting them a color with no design, then this would be a quick and easy alternative. Don't get me wrong, I think the entire concept is great and I love the designs. Because I'm not very good at doing my nails. I can paint them, but when it comes to designs, or anything of the like, it just ends up looking like a mess. So, these are fun! But, I think I'd prefer just regular polish. I'm too impatient for things like this. 

If you're interested in trying these out, they're available at Walmart, Walgreens, Target, etc. for $9.99
(if you decide to give them a try, lemme know what you think!)