What I’m Testing Now!

I have a lot of products that I’m testing out this month…and it’s driving me crazy! Because I don’t know where to start, I thought I’d show you what’s on my lineup. This way, you can leave a comment and decide which ones you want me to review first. The (beauty) power is yours!

First up: L'Oréal La Palette Nude in Rose and Beige (P800 each) and Color Riche Lipsticks (P400 each).

First up: L’Oréal La Palette Nude in Rose and Beige (P800 each) and Color Riche Lipsticks (P400 each).

I also have a moisturizer and eye cream from French brand, Nuxe.

I also have a moisturizer and eye cream from French brand, Nuxe.

My fave skincare brand! I also have to test the rest of the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup line, but I already reviewed the foundation here and here.

My fave skincare brand! I also have to test the rest of the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup line, but I already reviewed the foundation here and here.

More products up for review after the jump! Continue reading

How To Get A Gel Manicure Finish Without The UV Lamp + Damage

After a traumatic gel manicure experience at a salon, I vowed never to get one again (it made my nails sooo brittle). The problem? I’d catch myself staring longingly at the extra shiny and vivid finish vivid colors of gals with gel manis. #NailEnvy

Trying GirlStuff Forever's new Solique Gel Polish line. Look at the booths at the back—we got to choose a pretty scarf and ring post-mani, too!

Trying the new Solique Gel Polish line from Girlstuff. Look at the booths at the back—we got to choose a pretty scarf and ring post-mani, too!

Now don’t get confused—I technically haven’t broken my vow about gel manicures that need to be cured with LED or UV lamps. Girlstuff’s Solique gel polish line is actually unique because its formula gives you all the perks of a gel mani (like high shine, intense color) and it’s supposed to stay chip-free longer. The difference? You just apply it like regular polish!

The Solique line has 6 shades, but these are my top picks: Hush (baby pink), Baby Blue, and Just A Fantasy (pink).

The Solique line has 6 shades, but these are my top picks: Hush (baby pink), Baby Blue, and Just A Fantasy (pink). The price? P180 each.

What’s even more awesome is that you don’t have to go to the salon and torture your nails with the whole “nail foil” removal technique. The Solique polish can be removed using regular nail polish remover and it’s 5-Free also (meaning no toxic ingredients like toulene and formaldehyde).

You just need to use a special top coat to lock in the color and give your polish an extra glossy finish.

You just need to use a special top coat (P200) to lock in the color and give your polish an extra glossy finish.

Okay, so now that you know what the Solique line is all about, let’s see it what it looks like on me and find out how long it actually stayed chip-free! Continue reading