Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lip Monthly (March 2015)

I recently decided to try Lip Monthly.  I'm not real big on lip products other than balms, and if I'm going to do a color, it's usually a nude.  Honestly, the reviews I read haven't been very complementary, so I didn't have high expectations, but I did have a coupon code, so what the hell.  The monthly subscription is only $10, but using code "1ST5", you'll get $5 off.

"Every month Lip Monthly's experts travel across the country to find the best products in retail stores, so you don't have to. They bring you the best deals on the market, in a beautifully designed packaged bags. All that's left for you to do is try them on!"

"Whether you love Lip Gloss, Lip Stick, Lip Balm or Lip Stain, they'll send you a curated box filled with all of the above every month, so you don't have to worry about replacing them each month!"

The card came with a handy card detailing the products:

Hikari Lipstick in Crush ($13) - Hikari's website describes this as a deep vivid pink.

This is definitely not a color for me so I'll be saving it for a swap or giveaway.

Jordana Lipglaze in Raspberry (1.99) - This is called EasyShine Glossy Lip Color on the packaging and the website.

I wasn't going to try this because it's another one that doesn't suit my skin tone (or my tea-stained teeth), but it smelled like raspberry and I thought that maybe being a gloss, it wouldn't be too pigmented.  I regretted it.  It's more pigmented that I expected and really didn't flatter my coloring.

J.cat Lip Crayon in Red Rose ($3.99)

I'm very critical of reds, but since it was the only thing in the bag that really looked interesting to me, I went with it.  It was really not bad.  I liked the color.  It brought out the pink in my cheeks.  And the formula was nice.  It felt good on my lips.

Apparently Lip Monthly also sends a bonus item that is not lip related.  I received a Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Mighty Mango (~$2).  Again, this is not one a color I would choose for myself, plus I have a plethora of high-quality polishes, so I wasn't thrilled with this either.

I'm not going to bash Lip Monthly.  They're relatively new and need to make some improvements, such as:
  1. If you're going to advertise partnerships with such quality products as GlamNatural, Pixi, and Stila, perhaps you should include something from one of those lines.  Yes, the Hikari lipstick was an expensive brand, but who's heard of it?  And shouldn't the color be something I can use?  Which brings me to number...
  2. There really needs to be some sort of personalization.  I can't pull off the colors of two of the products and didn't like the Sally Hansen polish color at all.
  3. The reward points system is kinda bullshit.  The website states, "Lip Monthly members earn 10 points for each completed product feedback survey (look for the feedback icon on every product detail page)."  Maybe if it was a snake it would bite me, but I scoured the website for a product detail page, and none existed for the products I received.
  4. The shop consisted of exactly 10 items, with a small selection of available colors, none of which I got in my bag so even if I wanted to try one of the lip products in another color, I couldn't.
On a positive note, canceling your subscription is super easy as long as you remember to do so in a timely manner.

Is it worth it to buy a Lip Monthly subscription?  The price is great if you're adventurous and like to try a variety of colors and brands.  For me, the only product I liked retails for $3.99, but I only paid $5 and no shipping, so I'm not complaining.  I got my money's worth.  I checked out the items on the brands websites and not only are the prices on the cards accurate, all of the colors are available so they haven't been discontinued which is a problem I saw other bloggers complain about in past bags.  So they are working on improving.  I'd say within a year when they can customize the bags, it'll be a good program.  For now, I cannot give my endorsement.  How have your experiences with Lip Monthly been?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Allure Sample Society (March 2015) by beautybar.com

I was pretty excited to receive my first Allure Sample Society box.  I had heard there would be a deluxe sample of benefit's Roller Lash mascara, which is the newest mascara that people have been raving about.  For $15 per month, that was enough to make me jump into another subscription.  And it was pretty good!  I'm going to hold on to this subscription a few months to see how they do compared to some others that I have been less than impressed by.  A little background:

"Allure editors don't just obsess over beauty products — they uncover the groundbreaking, game-changing formulas making waves throughout the beauty sphere, from hair and makeup to skin care and fragrance."

"They do all the legwork so that you can do the fun part: open a glossy red box filled with five hand-picked, editor-tested products every month. Bonus: Allure editor-penned mini-magazine boasting in-depth reviews of each sample."

Here's what's included:
  • Five deluxe-size beauty samples—so you can use each one more than once
  • Curated mix of skin, hair, and makeup products, as well as fragrance
  • Allure mini-mag, packed with in-depth beauty sample product reviews written by Allure editors
  • $10 BeautyBar.com gift card to redeem on any $50 Beauty Bar purchase
I really dig the mini-mag.  Very professional and so much information on the products!  Definitely the best, most descriptive tool I've seen in any box.  Each page has a "What It Is," "How It Looks/Feels," "Why We Like It" and the retail price of the full-sized item.  Some products have a "What It Does," as well as a "Key Ingredients" list.  A lot of people have allergies or find certain ingredients affect their skin in negative ways, so I think this bonus information is great.

Here's what I received:

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer (0.5oz) - An anti-aging moisturizer loaded with organic ingredients. Brightens and smooths skin.  Key ingredients are Vitamin C, alpha hydroxyl acids, peptides, coenzyme Q10, vitamin A, shea butter and jojoba.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray (1.5oz) - A dry texturizing spray.  Adds volume, makes dirty roots appear clean, and boosts waves.  Key ingredients are VP/VA copolymer, zeolite, hydrolyzed keratin and wheat protein.

The facial moisturizer was described as smelling like plastic, but I didn't find that to be the case whatsoever.  It was a little bit strange, but not offensive.  It was a good moisturizer.  I'd been wanting to try the Juice Beauty products for a while so I was pleased with the inclusion and with the results.  Wow!  I was totally expecting the spray to be a hair spray.  I stay away from hair styling products for the most part, so I wasn't thrilled, and when I started spraying, it came out so fast I was certain my hair was going to be soaked with sticky/hard gunk.  But that was not the case at all!  My hair stayed soft, the product smelled lovely, and it did exactly what it claimed to... added volume and texture.  I won't use it all the time, but I'm glad to have it in my arsenal.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (0.1oz) - A mascara that lengthens, curls and volumizes.  This mascara is blacker and glossier than many others we've used, and its curved plastic wand and rubbery handle are easy to maneuver.

I chose to take the picture from under my face because my lashes tend to blend in with the crease of my eye.  This was a much better mascara than benefit's other popular "they're real" line.  While that gooped up and was nearly impossible to remove, this lifted and separated my lashes with a dramatic look.  This isn't an everyday mascara for me, but I like it... a lot.

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm (0.2oz) - A clear lip balm.  While it doesn't offer any SPF, it does hydrate well enough to treat chapped lips.  Key ingredient is hydrogenated polyisobutene fatty acids.

Cargo Essential Lip Gloss in Prague (0.08oz) - A sheer, moisturizing lip gloss that comes in 15 shades.

The lip balm was nice.  It had a very light lime mint flavor.  Nothing to write home about, but I'll use it happily.  The lip gloss isn't really my color and usually I would have put it in the swap/giveaway pile, but I was feeling adventurous.  The color was much less severe than I thought it would be.  Actually kind of a nice accent to my own natural lip color, but the formula was sticky.

This month's Beauty Box is worth $49.76 and costs only $15, so the value is great.  I'll use everything in it except maybe the gloss.  I cannot wait to see what comes in next month's box.

Walmart Beauty Box (Spring 2015)

Last season I said that this box is one big crap-fest, and that I would be saving my five dollar shipping fee for other beauty boxes going forward.  So I thought I canceled my subscription but apparently not.  I believe I have rectified that now.

Having said that, this quarter's box is significantly better than last time.  However, they did not include any makeup items, and there were still a lot of carded samples.

Honestly, this is what you should expect from a Walmart Beauty Box.  Of course, you're getting retail store products.  It would be ridiculous to expect high-end department store products or specialty brands, especially when you're only paying $5 for shipping and nothing else.  It's just that last quarter's was SO BAD, it wasn't even worth the shipping cost.

More than anything else, the reason I'm canceling (in addition to the craptastic Winter box) is that I'm spending more on subscription boxes that do provide higher quality products that I'm ending up with just massive amounts of drugstore samples.  I'll never use them all, and will always choose the designer brands when I'm reaching for something new.  For me, it's a waste of money, even though it is fun.

The products I received were:

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream (plus $3 off coupon)

This foil packet is 0.02oz, which is super tiny.  Too tiny, in fact, to even begin to see if it does anything beneficial to your skin.  Olay would do much better to send out a deluxe sample if they really want people to try and buy the cream.

Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion (plus $1 off coupon)

This foil packet is a reasonable 0.31oz size for this type of product.  It's definitely different.  Nivea is a respectable brand and I've never heard of an in-shower body lotion.  Wash, apply and rinse.  That's certainly easy enough to try.

Loreal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil

This packet has no size on the packaging but it's probably about 0.1oz.  The ingredients aren't horrible and there are a lot of enticing oils in the formula.  Still, it's hard to determine if you're interested in buying a full-size product from a sample that's so small.  I'll probably try it.

Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream (plus $2 off coupon)

Again, no size available, but this also looks to be around 0.1oz.  While Garnier is definitely a drugstore brand, they do seem to be a little more aware of using natural ingredients and this includes hyaluronic acid, which has become a staple of high-end skincare products.  Once again, too small to judge, but since it's only goal is to make your skin look not-so-fatigued the next day, the one-time use is fine.

Loreal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo & Conditioner

Each of these are 1.7oz, which is a nice size for at least two washings, hair-length depending.  It's for damaged, overworked hair and rebuilds fibers, strength, vitality, silkiness and shine.  These are the perfect size samples to see if this is a product you'd be interested in.

Caress Fine Fragrance Body Wash in Adore Forever

This is a good sample size as well.  1.8oz should get you a few showers to figure out if you like the formula.  I smelled it and it is a very nice, fresh, clean smell.  It claims to have a 12-hour fragrance release due to "fragrance release pearls" which releases a burst of perfume every time you touch your body, all day.  Very interested to see how that works.

Dial 7 Day Moisturizing Lotion

There's no information on the tube other than that it provides soft skin for up to 7 days after two weeks of use.  Hmm... that's a confusing concept to me.  Will I use this for two weeks, then not have to moisturize for a week, then repeat process?  What am I moisturizing?  Because the 0.5oz sample, while respectable, is not going to last two weeks.  Think I'll toss this in my purse to use as a hand cream.  It smells nice, like a berry citrus.

Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid EDP

0.04oz is a typical perfume sample size and usually the wearer can get a week's worth of spritzes or more.  I found the fragrance description to be very Lady Gaga-esque.  Check it out: Tears of Belladonna, Crushed Heart of Tiger Orchidea, with a Black Veil of Incense, Pulverized Apricot, and the combinative essences of Saffron and Honey Drops.  It's a pretty juvenile scent.  Pretty but entirely too sweet for a grown woman.

Burt's Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum (plus $3 off coupon)

I was super amped when I opened the box and saw a Burt's Bees product, because I have loved them ever since I bought the first lip balm they put out in Cracker Barrel stores.  Oh, how they have grown.  Unfortunately upon further investigation I realized that this was an extra tiny 0.06oz sample, and of a serum.  I'll give it a shot, because it is Burt's Bees, but I doubt I see any significant results from such a teeny amount.

Also included was a $5 off coupon for Women's Rogaine Foam, which fortunately I won't be needing, a $2 off coupon for any Loreal Paris cosmetic purchase (ironic because I was checking out their Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in plum and pure purple, and a violet mascara from them as well), and a pre-sale flyer for a NAKED-knockoff eyeshadow pallet by Maybelline called "The Blushed Nudes".

This was good... no, great, for a Walmart Beauty Box.  The few other bloggers who have posted about it got the same stuff I did, so I must've not been at the bottom of the list like I was last time.  So far I haven't seen any variations.  Hopefully if you subscribe, you'll get the items I did, because I was not disappointed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mugler Addict (March 2015) by Thierry Mugler

I had been wrestling with becoming a Mugler Addict for a while, because I'm not much of a perfumista.  I get tons of samples from subscription boxes and sites like Sephora, and I have designed my own fragrance which is already perfect for me.  In fact, I'm allergic to many perfumes and some give me headaches.  So why would I want to become a Mugler Addict?

Because I'm addicted to subscription boxes.  That's why.

A few weeks before my first box arrived, I received this lovely handwritten note, sealed with a divine Thierry Mugler stamp.  Also enclosed was an immaculate, thick business card from my own personal "Celestial Concierge".

It also promised free delivery on any purchase I make from muglerusa.com.  I probably won't be making use of that benefit, but it's a nice addition.

I was excited because I'd seen previous boxes being reviewed, many containing items from the Angel and Alien lines, neither of which I've tried.

This month was all about Womanity, one of their newer fragrances.  The informational card front described it as a vibrant and harmonious fragrance symbolizing an assertive woman who propels through life with a conquering spirit and constructive energy.

The back of the card describes all of the products that were included in this quarter's box.

Womanity Eau de Parfum (0.17oz deluxe mini & 0.04oz sample) - A sweet and savory fragrance built around the fig and a symbol of femininity.  The bottle is a sculpted work of art.

Womanity Eau pour Elles (0.04oz sample) - Feel the Mediterranean notes and enjoy an overdose of sun and wild strawberries in the Eau de Toilette - a tribute to the women around the world!

Womanity Perfumed Shower Gel (1oz deluxe sample) - this fig scented shower gel touches the skin with a sensuous fruity freshness.  Its silky softness is infused with the Womanity scent.

Womanity Perfumed Body Milk (1oz deluxe sample) - This delightful designer body milk features natural fig extracts.  It smoothes and moisturizes the skin leaving behind the luscious fragrance of Womanity.

BONUS!  Your Charming Thierry Mugler Accessory - Adorn yourself with a contemporary Thierry Mugler accessory and show your femininity all year long!

I suppose this bonus accessory could be a bracelet, an ankle bracelet, or something to attach to a purse or keychain.  It has four charms made to look like different Mugler fragrance bottles - Angel EDP, Angel EDT, Alien EDP, and Womanity EDP.

I have to admit, I was disappointed when I opened the box for two reasons.  One, there obviously no Angel or Alien products in it.  And two, the scent that overwhelmed me was not one I found terribly pleasant.  I guess I'm not a fan of figs.  I tried the EDP and Eau pour Elles samples just to be sure the scent wouldn't be better once it mixed with my skin, but I still didn't care for it.  And the accessory, while cute, just isn't something I'll use.

That being said, the value was there.  A Mugler Addict subscription is $50 per year and you get four boxes a year, which comes out to $12.50 a box.  The body milk is not available for sale, so I estimated its price based on the shower gel.  If I cannot find the same product size on the site for sale, I figure the cost of the fragrance samples and minis based on the 1.7oz size.  Not including the value of the bracelet which I am unable to determine, the total value was $22.66, so I was happy about that.

Yeah, this particular fragrance may not be for me.  But it may be for you.  I'm still pleased with this purchase and look very much forward to seeing what they have in store for me next quarter.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Innisfree Haul!

I was both excited and dreadful about receiving my Innisfree order.  Excited, because I received a lot of product for a super low price.  Dreadful, because I really shouldn't have been spending that money.  But, que sera, sera.  I got a lot of stuff for nearly nothing, but close to nothing was a little over my budget.

I have an affinity towards Korean beauty products.  They are not only way higher quality than most US products, they also contain so many natural ingredients and leave out all the chemicals that are bad for us.  Innisfree is no different.

I ordered two sets that interested me for their 15th anniversary.  They kindly sent me a third set that I totally wasn't expecting.  While I cannot review each item in this post, I will comment on them as best I can, and will review them at a future date.

Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Set - The 100ml clay mask itself is a $15 value.  There was also a 30ml cleansing foam, which based on the full-sized version is worth about $2, and a 70ml toner, worth approximately $6.  I cannot sense much from the mask and cleansing foam, but the toner is woodsy and clean-smelling.

Orchid Enriched Cream 15th Anniversary Set - The 50ml cream has a retail value of $29.  The 20ml intense cream, based on full-size, is worth approximately $13, and the hand cream, around $5.  All of the products have a lovely, fresh, authentic orchid scent.

Skin Solution Mini Bar Kit - includes 5ml bottles of each of the following: Perfect 9 Repair Skin & Lotion, Bija Anti-Trouble Skin & Lotion, Soybean Firming Skin & Lotion, Eco Science Skin & Lotion, and Forest for Men Skin & Essence.  It's hard to tell, but I've estimated that the kit is worth at minimum $10.

Olive Real Cleansing Foam - 150ml, retail $12, this has a fresh, almost citrusy scent.

It's Real Blackberry Squeeze Mask x2
It's Real Rose Squeeze Mask x2
Eco Finger Rose & Rosehip Finger Mask

The masks come to about $8.  There are two sets of finger masks in the one package.  I'm obsessed with sheet masks and don't have these fragrances.

The sleeping packs (10ml) were buy 3, get 3 (regularly $2.50 each), and the hand lotions (30ml) were buy 2, get 2 (regularly $4.50 each) for a total value of $33.

Wine Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack x3
Rice Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack x3

Jeju Fig Hand Cream, Jeju Rose Hand Cream, Jeju Camellia Hand Cream, Jeju Hallabong Hand Cream

I definitely picked the right hand creams.  Each smelled exceptionally as they were described.  The fig smelled like fig.  The rose smelled like rose.  The camellia, which has suddenly become popular in a lot of fragrance and beauty products, smelled like a mix of tangerine and flower. The hallabong smelled like citrus, especially grapefruit.  I love them all!!!

I also received a bunch of samples:

Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack x4
Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask x2
Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam x2
Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence x3
Soybean Firming Neck Cream
Soybean Firming Serum
Green Tea Seed Serum

And I got an awesome little makeup bag that will probably not carry anything.

All in all, I got about $120 worth of product and spent nowhere near that much.  Innisfree is such an amazing brand... I can't wait to try it all.  But that's going to take a while.  So I'll make sure to post a Random Products Review devoted to Innisfree products in the future.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Glossybox (March 2015)

Glossybox is a monthly subscription that delivers beauty products - hair care, skin care, makeup, perfumes, tools, etc. to your door for $21 per month if you buy the monthly plan, but that price goes down if you buy a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription.
Glossybox carries some of the best brands in beauty.  Each box contains five items from full-sized to deluxe samples.  Following is the contents of my March box, and my impressions of each:  
NEXXUS NEW YORK SALON CARE Color Assure Shampoo (8.5oz deluxe sample, ~$7.50) - sulfate-free formula gently cleanses and nourishes hair, while protecting color from fading.  Featuring white orchid extract, vitamin B-5 and UV protectors, this floral-scented shampoo is both silicone and sulfate-free.  Nexxus is a great brand and one of my top three, no doubt.  This shampoo smells AH-mazing.  But I was disappointed, and I'll tell you why later.
OROGOLD COSMETICS 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer (2 x 0.2oz, ~$42.00) - Inspired by the medicinal benefits of gold throughout history, this luscious day cream contains vitamins and yes, pure 24 karat gold, which works to reduce the signs of aging by plumping and firming skin.  This smells incredible, and feels super smooth.
SO SUSAN COSMETICS Concealer Quad (0.14oz full-sized, $30.95) - This mix and match concealer quad has you covered - no matter your skin tone.  The hypo-allergenic formula stars hydrating virgin marula oil, perfectly covering blemishes and minor imperfections.  I, unfortunately, cannot use this product because I have barely mastered the art of primer and foundation, so not super excited.
MODELCO More Brows Eyebrow Thickening Gel in Medium Dark (0.12oz full-size, $18) - Achieve natural-looking, fuller brows instantly with this quick-dry gel formula that contains hair-like particles to create the appearance of fuller, more even eyebrows.  Perfect for women with naturally sparse or over-plucked arches.  I have eyebrows to spare so this has no value for me.
BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink (0.17oz full-size, $19.99) - For a healthy flush reminiscent of a spring day spent outdoors, this girly lip and cheek stain blends seamlessly whenever it is applied.  The oil-free mineral-based formula is lightweight yet perfectly pigmented.  Once again, tea-stained teeth have no used for super pink cosmetics, so, oh well.
This box had a total value of $118.44, which is extraordinary.  But I'll use very little of it.  It makes me question if anyone even pays attention to our beauty profiles.  I love all Nexxus products... however, I was SO EXCITED that I would probably receive an Ouidad product, especially the 12-Minute Deep Treatment or Shine Glaze Serum, or HELL, even the Color Sense Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner... it was just disappointing when I opened the box.  I'll use the face cream and shampoo, but none of the cosmetics are useful to me.  After last month's amazing first box, this one let me down.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Julep Secret Store (March 2015)

I love Julep's Secret Store.  It only exists for a small timeframe each month.  But you can obtain some of Julep's newer and older colors very inexpensively.  It pops up for non-subscribers usually within the first three to four days of the month, but for Julep Mavens, it comes much sooner and they are notified by email when they can enter the Secret Store.

I really hit the jackpot when I entered the Secret Store this month.  I applied three coats of each and took photos each layer because I liked Kayla even at her sheerest.  From left to right in the below pictures.

Ada - Bright rhubarb with a fizzy finish!

is a really interesting formula.  Like a dark raspberry with white specks.  How the white stays white is a mystery to me.  The texture is that of a fine glitter.  I picked this one up for $6.99.

Kayla - Electric iris sheer with violet sheen.

I'd been eyeing Kayla for quite some time, but it's never been on sale.  However... using a coupon code I found online (get a free polish with any purchase over $15), I figured this was the time to get it.  Kayla is simply lovely, however many coats you apply and has a nice smooth sheen.  Normally $14, I got it free.

Lucky - Kelly green and gold coin multi-dimensional, full coverage glitter.

Lucky has been on my wishlist since last year.  It was retired but I guess brought back from the "vault" for St. Patrick's Day.  Anyway, it was available in the store for $9.99 so I snatched it up.  This glitter needs no undercoat.  It works well on its own.

I wish I could tell you when the Julep Secret Store is open, but I usually have to troll Google and the Julep website for a few days before I can find it.  If you do find it though, you'll be delighted by the selection.  Good luck!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag (February 2015) + Sale

Each new month, the Rainbow Honey mystery bag features sample sneak peeks from upcoming collections and future releases, plus a selection of their custom blended fragrances and body care products.

The mystery pack came with a great letter detailing the products, along with a super sweet personal message, along with a promise of a code for a free full-size product for the next month's collection.

I'll start with the body care products:

Carnival Candy Perfume Oil Rollerball (4ml) - Introducing a brand new fragrance reminiscent of your favorite memories of pink carnival candy.

Carnival Candy Scented Cuticle Balm (0.15oz) - Featuring their cuticle balm in the new scent, Carnival Candy.

Carnival Candy Foot Massage Lotion (1oz) - Bringing more attention to your feet, packed with tons of aloe and shea butter and scented with Carnival Candy.

This stuff smelled just like cotton candy.  My husband was hesitant to smell my hand when I used them (I'll be utilizing the foot lotion as a hand lotion), but he LOVED the sweet smell.  It's not something I'd probably use in public situations, but for a little hanky-panky, it could be tantalizing, especially behind the ears and on the neck (hint, hint). ;-)

Each of the nail polishes included in the mini bag I subscribed to for $10 are 7.5ml, which is not only half the size of the full-size products, but the perfect size for those of us who have entirely too many polishes.

Glow Cloud - a wonderful and dreamy mix of flakes and prismatic glitter and shimmer.

Tsukimi - a shimmery violet sea of holographic and iridescent glitters.

Crimson Nebula - a sultry mix of holographic star dust builds up to a deeper red with every coat.

I also bought a couple of full-sized polishes I'd been eyeing that were on sale.

Pink Lemonade - a light and bubbly glitter topper is full of lemon yellow dots and sweet pink hearts.

Linger - a glitter and shimmer in a cranberry jelly, this color has you wrapped around its finger...
I began by painting my fingernails with one coat, but quickly realized that each was too shear to be used on its own.  Since I'm a polish-aholic, I found light accent colors for Glow Cloud and Pink Lemonade, but since the other three were fairly similar, I used a white primer coat to show off each one's distinguishable features.

Glow Cl
oud and Crimson Nebula were just very fine glitter coats, whereas Tsukimi, Pink Lemonade and Linger have chunky pieces of glitter that needed extra care to apply.  Tsukimi and Linger were so similar at first, but as I added coats, it was clear that Tsukimi had a raspberry tint to it and Linger was more of a maroon color.
Below, from left to right, Pink Lemonade, Glow Cloud, Tsukimi, Linger, Crimson Nebula: