Kathleen Lights – KL Polish

I love Kathleen Lights! She’s so down to earth and I truly feel like she’s honest about her reviews.  I was super excited to find out that she started a brand called, KL Polish, for nail polish.  If you haven’t heard of her or her new line, definitely go check it out! There’s also a sale going on right now for the full set of Spring collection!

I got two colors from her first release in Spring 2017, St. Clair and Miss Honey.  


St. Clair is described as:

This pretty periwinkle shade will make your nails POP!

Periwinkle blue pastel nail polish. Creme finish. Cruelty-free. Vegan. 5/7/9-free.

Miss Honey is described as:

The perfect shade for Spring, Miss Honey is a warm, melon hue.

Melon-pink nail polish. Creme finish. Cruelty-free. Vegan. 5/7/9-free.

Quality & Color

The nail polish, with a basecoat and topcoat, lasts a little over a week.  It’s very opaque. You can get away with one coat but I personally prefer two coats to get the same color as the bottle.
Price

If you buy single ones, they are $8.50 each. US shipping is a flat fee of $4.95 per order, and Canadian shipping is $8.95 per order.  There are no refunds or exchanges unless it gets broken in the mail.
Processing & Shipping 

It took 1 day for processing, which is the time I ordered until the time it shipped.  It take 1 day for shipping time.  
Verdict

I think it’s totally worth it. The colors are so pretty and I think it’s pretty unique.  She has both neutral and bold colors.  I think the price point is pretty good.  Some nail polishes cost more than $10 like OPI.  Even Essie is pretty close, $9.  If you sign up by email, you can get a coupon for 10% off.

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February Ipsy Bag.

  

Hello! I’ve been receiving my Ipsy before the mid of the month and sometimes a by earlier.  I really like that the shipping has been pretty consistent.  When I saw the preview for the bag, it seemed kind of boring. Another nail polish, face exfoliator/scrub, and lip product.  It seemed a bit repetitive.  However, I definitely changed my mind when I received the bag and tried the products out.
Trust Fund – I’m Kind of a Big Deal (5/5)

 

It’s a beautiful rose pink.


I really love this nail polish color.  The brush picks up a bit too much product so I have to wipe it off a bit on the insides of the bottle.  It’s pretty thick too, so if you get a good amount on the brush, you’ll only need one coat.  I used only one coat on all the nails except the thumbnail which took two coats.  It’s a great color for spring!
Naked Cosmetics – Sierra Nevada 

 To be honest, I haven’t tested this out because I haven’t used a loose powder eyeshadow before so I don’t know how to apply use it.  It’s a very shimmery dark brown color.  It’s also too shimmery for my taste.
Best Face Forever – Exfoliating Daily Facewash (4/5) 

This exfoliating face wash is supposed to be a more natural product: free from paraben, dyes, and sulfate.  It says it has peppermint, grapefruit oil, and aloe vera. It feels almost like sand when I apply it to my face.  It smells like peppermint and feels a bit minty on the face.  It’s a bit rough but it leaves my skin feeling really soft and not tight.  It’s also not drying either.  I really like this scrub but I took off one star for being so rough.  For people with sensitive skin, it could be too rough.
Vintage Sparkling Lipgloss – Pink Sequin (5/5)  
I really like this lipgloss. It’s a shimmery pink.  It’s not too sticky like some lipgloss.  It gives a nice pink tint on natural lips.  I do have a bad habit of licking my lips a lot and eating my lipsticks so these didn’t last too long but they are easy to apply and retouch!


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

  

I’ve also haven’t tried this out but it’s actually the one item I’m really excited about.  I just haven’t got a chance to try it.  I will definitely update once I do!  

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Ipsy December Glam Bag.

 

Bag received December 15.


I received my bag really early this month! And I’m pretty interested in this bag.

The Power of Love in Nudie Red.  It’s a pinkish nude.  I really like the color but it smells like a crayon and kind of feels like a crayon too.  It doesn’t apply creamy but surprisingly the color is very pigmented and doesn’t look chalky. (3/5) The smell is a big turnoff but for the amount of lipstick they gave for a sample, I gave back some points.

Power of Love in Nudie Red.

Formula X in Revved Up is a really great color for the holidays.  It’s a gold shimmer color.  Just in time for New Years Parties!  I’ve heard great reviews about Formula X but the full price at Sephora is a bit on the expensive side so I’ve never tried it.  But now I have the chance! Thanks Ipsy! (5/5) It’s lasted very well so far but it’s only been one day.

 

Formula X in Revved Up.

  
 

Befine’s Exfoliating Mask feels very rough since it’s a brown sugar scrub.  It’s claims to be paraben free so that’s good!  I feel like it does work well, just really rough.  (4/5)

Clarke’s Botanicals can be used two ways, either as a mask or a moisturizer.  To use it as a mask, you apply a generous amount and leave it on for 15-20 minutes then rinse.  To use it as a moisturizer, you just apply it normally but sparingly.  As a moisturizer, it works pretty well.  Makes your skin feel soft and hydrated after those winter showers.  The smell reminds me of baby lotion but a bit more herb like. It’s not a bad smell to me though.  It’s creamy texture but very liquid-like.  Compared to my Ahava moisturizer, it’s not as thick.  I prefer Ahava for very dry skin compared to this and the full size for this costs about $60-$70 depending you get it from Amazon or Sephora. Ahava’s moisturizer is around $40.  It didn’t seem to keep my face moisturizer the next morning.  I had dry patches around my mouth this morning.  The Ahava one keeps me moisturizer much longer than just one winter night. (2/5) For such a high end product, it wasn’t very long lasting.

 

Clark’s Botanical Moisture Mask

 
The last item is the Concealer Brush by Beau GΓ’chis Paris.  It feels really nice and the bristles don’t fall off from just brushing it back and forth.  I think it’s also a pretty good size. (5/5) No complaints.

And the bag itself is really cute this month.  I like the pattern and the nice red color! Perfect timing for Christmas and a classy New Year!

The Ipsy card that came in the bag.

Essie Nail Polish: Cute as a button.

 

Excuse my amateur painting.

I’ve been wanting to paint my nails but just been really lazy to do it so since I had some time today that’s what I did.  I’ve had the Essie nail polish for a long time now but never reviewed about it.

I have it in the color “Cute as a Button.”  It’s bit of an pinkish coral color. More pink than orange in this coral.  Almost like a really bright pink. I find this color really flattering on my light skin.  To be honest, I still haven’t really figured out what my skin tone but I wish I could help you in that aspect, sorry! 
 I first applied a layer of ORLY Basecoat and then applied three layers of Essie Nail polish.  I usually apply only two and found that it gets a bit streaky so I never really liked this nail polish until recently.  I saw a tip on one of the reviews for this nail polish that said to put on three coats for the best color. As you can see, it looks really good after three coats!  Then I applied the OUTTHEDOOR Topcoat.  It dried really fast and my nail polish looks really strong.

I’ve tried it before without using a base coat or top coat and the nail polish lasted about a day before chipping.  So I definitely suggest using some kind of Basecoat and top coat for this.  The color using only one coat is still a bit sheer despite it being a bit thick.  A second coat shows the actual color but kind of streaky.  A third coat is best and matches the color when it’s in the bottle.  

Overall, I definitely changed my mind about the Essie Nail Polishes and will look for more colors!