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For me, loyalty is first dictated by product quality AND consistency–I really, really appreciate a product range that’s consistent, whether that’s bad or good, because then you know to whether it’s a must-have when a new shade comes out or something to avoid. Customer service has a huge impact, but it comes down to when I need it – because if it’s been so-so or fine generally, that’s enough for me, but if something does go wrong, and they provide poor customer service, that can be enough to lose me as a customer.

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Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “very sheer pale milky pink.” It’s also supposed to be “buidlable to an almost opaque finish.” It’s a soft pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. It’s semi-opaque after two coats with a hint of visible nail line. There’s also an incredibly fine white shimmer that almost disappears in natural light. I don’t have an extensive collection of sheerer shades, but my first instict would be to look in Essie’s catalog of colors. Essie French Affair is darker, cooler-toned. Nubar Pink Lily is a little starker, because it’s opaque, but the colors are quite close, though Pink Lily is a cream finish. China Glaze Encouragement is also similar–to me this is the closest–and the major difference is this has larger shimmer. China Glaze Something Sweet is a bit darker and is a cream finish.

For sheer color, just one coat is appropriate, and if you want a little more color, two coats is appropriate.  I imagine you could get to fully opaque color with a third coat, but I think the formula is just a little thicker, so three coats is where you may start to feel the thickness.  There’s a subtle yellow undertone running through it, so it has a very soft, romantic edge to it and should work on both cool and warmer complexions.  It’s a nice shade for springtime as well as for those seeking work-friendly colors.  Cult Nails’ formula typically wears a full week without chipping and has only very minor tip wear.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Enticing
Enticing
Enticing
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Some impressions/first thoughts on NARS’ summer collection! 🙂 P.S. — We are working on figuring out the lighting situation for videos! Still trying to figure out why it turns out so dark!

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Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012


Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012

Face Palette ($59.00)

  • Seashell Pink/White Foam Cheeks are warmed with a sun-kissed flush

Eye Palette ($95.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Ecailles Black Pearl A harmonious blend of deep sea blue, algae, lagoon turquoise and shimmering, crest-of-a-wave white, colours to awaken eyes with a splash of natural radiance

Eye Designing Palette ($59.00)

  • Ecailles Mediterranea A cooler harmony in the black lacquered signature compact, with four shades layering pearly blue and grey with frothy white and inky navy, to intensify lash lines

Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00)

  • 20 Obsidian Black
  • 21 Obsidian Grey
  • 22 Ecailles
  • 23 Madre Perla

Gloss d’Armani ($28.00)

  • 509 Pink Quartz
  • 510 Rose Crocoite
  • 511 Raspberry Zincite
  • 512 Red Andradite

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