Saturday, February 25, 2012

Liberte Mediterranee Black Cherry Yogurt: Heaven in a Cup!

Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt: Heaven in a Cup

Run, don't walk, and get this yogurt.  It is not fat free, it is not low fat, it is not REDUCED fat.  It is fattening, creamy decadence.  Take my word for it, this is not like Greek yogurt.  This is something else entirely.  There are no words to describe the deliciousness that is this yogurt.  There is no gelatine in this, so veg. safe. 

It is described as the thickest, creamiest yogurt on the market, and they do not exaggerate with this claim.  The spoon, it will stand up in this stuff.  It is not dry, it is made with cream, lots of milk fat goodness.  Fruit is at the bottom, I kinda dipped down to get some with each bite.  You can mix if you must ;) 

There is quite a long flavor list, and I want to try them all.  Unfortunately, Black Cherry is all that is stocked near me, well, maybe not unfortunately since it is SOOO GOOOD, but I really would love to try the other flavors!

Here is a link to find this brand near you:
Liberte Artisan de Nature

Friday, February 10, 2012

Harmony Gelish Mini Basix Kit

Well, I took the plunge and ordered the Harmony Gelish Mini Basix Kit from Amazon.com.  At a price of $32.95 with free 2 day shipping with Amazon Prime, it was a great deal!  The kit sells for much more at Sally Beauty Supply.  I did order the Gelish Mini Pro LED Curing Light from Sally Beauty, I had a coupon, so it was $53.95 with the Beauty Club card($5), and I also ordered one nail color.  I ordered the beautiful color, Light Elegant, but Sally apparently decided I wanted WHITE instead.  Bad Sally, BAD!  Thankfully, I ordered Stand Out from Amazon, and it arrived on the same day as the rest of my supplies...well ahead of it's estimated delivery date.  

If you are debating on whether or not to order the Gelish Nail System, STOP debating now.  I am here to tell you that this system is AMAZING.  Granted I am on day 2 of my diy manicure, and things could change, I have to say I feel that this is going to have staying power.  The glossy, brilliant shine of the Top it off really amazes me.  I can't stop touching my nails and marveling at the gloss, the smooth feel, the amazingness that is Harmony Gelish.  

In the past, I have had a CND Shellac manicure professionally performed, and that was amazing.  The nail tech was wonderful, and the product as well, but I just love that I can do this myself, at home, and with myriad color choice, unlike Shellac.  I also love that the Gelish can be cured with LED as opposed to UV.
Application was a piece of cake.  First, I removed all traces of past product from my nails.  This would be the Nutra Nail Gel Perfect that I last reviewed.  Trust me when I say, gel perfect, it is not.  I then washed my hands well, and gently buffed my natural nail.  I applied the ph bond, which dehydrates the nail for better adhesion.  This is an important step, especially for people like me who have nails that are prone to resisting nail polish.  Next step, very thin coat of foundation.  I was shocked at the ease of getting a thin coat, I feared a gloppy mes, as was the case with the nutra nail.  This did not happen, I was able to get a nice thin coat.  Love the brushes Harmony uses.  I cured as directed, dry wiped the nail, and it was on to COLOR!!

Again, I feared a gloppy thick mess, but was pleasantly surprised to find the consistency of the color to be nice and thin, and the control of application was extraordinary. Cure, repeat with second coat.  WOW, how awesome.  A nice even application, gleaming beneath the lights!  Finally, it is time to use the top it off.  Nice thin coat is all you need with this stuff.  Cure it, wipe nails down with the Gelish Cleanser on a lint free pad, and voila...ALL DONE!!  The results will amaze you as they amaze me.  

Now, I can't wait to try more colors, and to try them out on my 7 year old!!  

Here is a crappy photo from my phone, I will take real pictures later, and I am sure there will be more to come!





Monday, February 6, 2012

Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Color

 Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Color
Product Review:  Very fast dry time to a rock hard finish that lasts..not very long.  Admittedly, my nails chip very easily, no matter the quality of the product, but I did expect more.  Knowing that it didn't need uv or led lights to cure, I was under no false belief that it would last as long as shellac or gelish polish does...I didn't expect the activator to be glorified super glue and I suspect it is just that.  With all the steps taken, I would expect better results.  If you don't want to invest in gelish, and don't have overinflated expectations, it is ok...if on sale, I would buy again with a coupon, but I think I am going to invest in gelish, and not look back.  I am interested in your experience with this product.  Try it out and see what you think.  Let me know if you have the same problems I have with seemingly every polish on the market, chipping, bubbling, lifting..even with proper prep.  I wonder if it is just me.
Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Color