Last Week’s Answers
HeavenNRJ said… “I “discovered” LUSH well prior to all this fuss&hype&obsession. I’m not a fan, it’s kind of love-hate relationship between me and LUSH. I love their hair care but hate everything else.”
(You should also check out this funny post by HeavenNRJ about Lush!)
Mhairi said… “I recently tried their solid shampoos and the American Cream conditioner and while it worked for a while, the effects were lost pretty quickly :( Definitely wouldn’t get any more hair products there.”
(Just goes to show how different things work for different people – HeavenNRJ loves their hair products!)
Lisa Kate said… “I almost skipped over this thinking it was another “review”. Don’t get me wrong, review whatever you want, but I just don’t understand why people are reviewing SOAP. SOAP?!?!?! That’s not makeup.”
(Hahaha this comment cracked me up! :D)
Emma said… “The thing that annoys me is that people go on about how the products are ‘all natural’ and really good for you, but some of the products do contain parabens just like many regular cosmetics do (which if you believe the hype can cause cancers). Many of these cancer claims have been discredited, but it’s still a chemical!”
Bicky said… “I really like it, they have good ethics for the most part and I like the majority of stuff they have. I get what people mean about so many posts recently. But isn’t it the same when people go to blogger events? I’m not saying this out of jealousy but don’t people get bored of seeing 34857435375 go on about their free goody bags and then 678545678545678 reviews on the same product? I’m talking to you Pulse Perfection. ¬_¬”
(I never thought of it that way, but I guess it’s because bloggers’ events are organised essentially to gain free advertising through the blogs so those who are invited feel the company at least deserves a couple of reviews in return for holding the event. That’s how I feel anyway!)
Nicole said… “i rarely buy a product spur of the moment. i like to do my research, see what others have to say, and then ill decide if i want to buy it or not. the first place i come to when i want to know another’s opinion is blogger, so i do appreciate people taking their time to write reviews cause it is helpful. but when i see 20 + posts of big hair shampoo it can get annoying.”
(I agree 100% – reviews are fine the first few times round but when there’s a million on the same thing, it’s just ridiculous. Much like what Bicky said!)
Zoe left a long comment but this was the stand-out bit… “I think the reason it’s been popping up everywhere recently is because of the sale.”
(NAIL. HEAD. BAM! I think it’s safe to assume that the influx will pass when the post-Christmas sale dies down. It was an amazing deal so I can totally see why so many people bought into it and obviously it’s going to cause a lot of posting, much like Soap & Glory when their Big Thrill hatbox was £20 down from £50 – no one’s mentioned that in ages! Haha. So yeah, it’ll pass I
Let’s move on to this week’s burning question…
What do you think of false nails and nail extensions? Stick-ons, acrylics, UV gels and anything else you can think of. Gorgeous or tacky?
For a start, I’m not a fan of press on nails because they always looked horrid on me – and I always had a gross glue residue left on my nails after removing them. Mind you, I haven’t tried them in about 5 years so with my new knowledge perhaps I could make them look better. Stick ons do offer a quick fix for those with stubby nails and of course there’s now so many designs to choose from so if you’re not into doing your own nail art like I am, there’s nothing stopping you.
Tasteful, plain, not too long acrylics can look lovely in my opinion. I’d love to have a set done. Think along these lines. But unfortunately there are also some gross, tacky versions of acrylic nails in existence too! For example, why would anyone want anything like this? I also hate the 3D acrylic designs, they just look like diseases :( and let’s not even go there with stiletto and bubble nails.. GROSS! But of course, what I think is horrid others think is beautiful.
I also think plain, reasonable length gel nails look lovely. I also quite like a lot of the pictures I’ve seen where the nail technician has incorporated colour or glitter to make a design suspended within the layers of gel, like this. I don’t think I’d ever get a gel design, though, I like painting my own nails too much! I got a UV gel kit for Christmas, I’m a little scared to use it but I do intend to try it out at some point so of course I’ll show you how that goes!
Over to you! What are your opinions on false nails? Have you ever had them? Tell us all about your experience!
And don’t forget, if you have any ideas for future Question of the Week topics don’t hesitate to leave them here!