Beauty Hits & Misses: Cutex, Seasonal Whispers, it CosmeticsAugust 25, 2011 at 10:48 am | Posted in Jewelry, Makeup, Nail Polish, QVC | Leave a comment
Tags: bangles, bronzer, Cutex, It Cosmetics, Mally Beauty, nail polish remover, Nordstrom, Seasonal Whispers
Beauty Hit: Cutex 2X Faster Nail Polish Remover. “Whoa, that’s fast!” I was not expecting such a reaction to a nail polish remover, but this stuff works dramatically fast, much quicker than my old Cutex bottle. It’s been awhile since I bought remover, so I’m not sure if this is a new formula or just new to me. Cutex is sold at most U.S. drugstores for about $2.50.
Beauty Hit: Seasonal Whispers Bangles. These bangles are everything I love in a bracelet: soft, flexible, real metal, sparkly and gorgeous. The base metal is stainless steel with 24K gold plating in gold, rose-gold or two-toned. I purchased mine at Fireworks, a Seattle area “unusual accessories” boutique, where you can buy single bangles or sets/3 ($48). They are also featured in this month’s Nordstrom catalog where a set/6 is $98 (in-store and online). I’m happy with my 3, but stacking 6 or mixing & matching is stunning.
Beauty Miss: Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Bronzer. The Bye Bye Pores HD Finishing Powder is phenomenal, but the “translucent shade” is too white, so I went on waitlist for the brand new Airbrush Bronzer (comes with brush on QVC). Anxiously I waited weeks for my name to be called, but when it finally was, disappointment quickly followed. The bronzer shade is far too reddish in color. I’ll miss the brush, but this set is being returned. I’ll stick with Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer, which gives that perfect sunkissed glow.