Just some new things I have been experimenting with lately -
the first one is shellac, a manicure that has been getting a ton of hype over the past year or so. I finally decided to give it a go because I was craving a simple natural yet durable nail.
My nails are quite thin and brittle, and I do not get professional manicures often (I get them once year, I'd say) so a bit of pampering was long overdue.
I got a nice neutral soft pink shade of CND Shellac, here is the result:
I love the fact that my nails feel quite strong and also love the fact that I didn't have to wait for them to dry (since they're cured by UV light).
So far so good! Will definitely keep you posted as I get more wear out of them.
Another thing is a short and mediocre review of some new shampoo and conditioner that I have been using from the Schwartzkopf "Seah" line - the japanese cherry set that is geared towards colour-treated hair.
Their website is filled with fluff about how this line is the only line that makes your hair feel like you've had a luxurious spa treatment *raises eyebrow*... I'm not sure what that means, but I can tell you what I thought about them after using the products over the past 5 weeks in which I have been away:
Pros: smells nice, pretty bottles, leaves hair soft
Cons: expensive (the travel sized shampoo and conditioner cost $11 EACH at the beauty supply shop where I found them), contains sulfates and parabens, does absolutely nothing that a cheaper brand of shampoo and conditioner doesn't do (i.e. L'Oreal EverPure line for volume, which is sulfate free!)
Anyways, that's about all the new stuff I can think of for now... I'm still in the process of unpacking but expect some new videos from me very soon :)