Friday, September 10, 2010

{Friday Favorites}

I have to share TWO of my new favorite things!

First up....

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in
Commander in Chic!!

I first read about this polish in InStyle magazine, and thought I would give it a try!
Amazing...this color, first of all, is so fabulous, a taupey grey neutral, that looks so great on short nails for fall...and the compliments flow! They have lots of great colors from palest pinks to a black/brown that resembles a cool OPI color!

The best part...this polish LASTS and it dries very quickly!! I rarely paint my fingernails anymore. With all the cleaning and dishes and bathing, polish never seems to last more than a day before it chips! This polish LASTED...seriously it stayed on for 5 days without chipping while still doing all my usual chores. It is about $7 a bottle and I bought mine at Walgreens.
You MUST try!

Next up....
L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara

So, I saw an ad for this one too, and was in the market for a new mascara.
You apply this using the white end first (a primer if you will) and then the red end.
Yes, it does make your lashes look longer, but for me the cool factor was that it doesn't smudge or run. I wear contacts, so I usually go for a waterproof mascara, so there is no flaking etc...but I hate trying to get waterproof OFF...and with some, all the black that ends up on my white towels!
This mascara literally comes off in "tubes". Once you rinse your face with water, and wet your lashes the mascara comes off each individual lash...very cool...and no more black eyes!!

So...there you have two of my new favorite products!
Let me know if you use or try one!


  1. Thank you for both of these recommendations.

    I will let you know if I try them. Just bought new mascara last night... grrrrr. Wish I would've waited.

    A polish that lasts 5 days... sounds good to me!

  2. Headed to the store TODAY!! LOVE that color polish- just finished painting our game room a very similar color. Also, so tired of my mascara running!!! ;)

  3. Thanks for the tips dawn. Erika from Urban Grace Interiors recommended this mascara a few weeks ago. It must be amazing , she too loved the removal!
    Bet I know what color Plum Blossom will be wearing this week on her nails!!

  4. this is the kind of mascara that emily uses. she is a very savvy makeup shopper ~ she reads reviews & follows makeup vlogs (yes, Vlogs) on youtube. the little "tubes" that come off at the end of the night are very cool & interesting... proof that the white part really builds new "lashes" onto your own.

    L♥Ve the grey nailpolish... i will include it (with a link) in a "grey" post i'm working on. (also, may i link to your grey post from a couple months ago?)

  5. I'm so glad to know about this mascara! I use Kiss Me, and it has the "tubes" but it does flake by the end of the day. Funny story, the first time I used it, I swear I thought my eye lashes were coming off when I went to remove it! Warning, do not freak out when removing it. It really is the little "tubes" of mascara, not your eye lashes!!!

  6. Dawn, Vava shared your nail polish find with me today. Now, I "Have" to find it!!! :)

    I too recently discovered this mascara and LOVE it!!!! It makes me happy to know that you like it too!!!

    HUGS sweet friend!

  7. I am a huge fan of the sally hansen nail polish. It really does last, and when it does show wear, it's more of a "wearing thin" than actual chips. Two thumbs up!

  8. Had you try the polish you raved about! I LOVE it! Stayed on a week and I do A LOT of cleaning, etc. My toes are done in that lovely dark black/brown color and are wearing amazingly well. Now to try the other product! I hate mascara with my contacts....thanks for the tips!