Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rich Girl

With this change of weather, my skin feels like sandpaper. Especially my hands. I feel like I am always moisturizing my hands and they just stay dry. This morning I was desperate while working in the store, I have used our body butters, lotions, and nothing is breaking through to end my dry spell.

While merchandising the store, I noticed a new product. Rich Girl, by Deborah Lippman. It is a product that was heavily pushed by the sales rep. for Lippman. We kept brushing it off and he kept telling us how great it was, how it is such a great seller, award winning, etc, etc., etc. After relentless selling skills we caved and now it is in the store.

This is an amazing cream. It has so many benefits. Not only are my hands soft but they are moisturized.

  • SPF 25 provides UVA and UVB protection
  •  Intensely hydrating formula works instantly to moisturize and soften
  • Botanical brightening complex evens skin pigmentation without any irritation, this is my favorite benefit
  • Best of Health Magazine award for "Healthiest Hand Cream"
  • The cream contains Shea butter, jojoba oil, and avocado
The size of the bottle is great, small enough for your handbag. I now see why this a great seller, my hands feel great...actually amazing. I am a rich girl, rich in moisture. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pocket Sized Polish

Love to see that the magazines are finally catching on to the mini nail polish trend. Why we love them? They are small enough for travel, and you can actually use it up before it dries out, not to mention they are easy handling when polishing.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sundrops Style Watch


The November issue of Lucky Magazine, features a how-to section on winter coats. We were smitten to see the Furry Crop. It is so cute and actually perfect for the cool Arizona winters and to top it off we received our newest shipment of Velvet. In our shipment is a darling little furry crop jacket (see picture below). Stop in an try this oh so cute item on.

Lucky Magazine, lucky how-to "The Furry Crop", November 2010

Velvet Collection, Faux Fur Leopard Crop Jacket $228.00

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"Greige" Nails?

I know it is a little early to be talking about fall (gulp it is 115 degrees out) but we saw something in Glamour that caught our eye. Greige nails (beige and gray) for fall. We get a ton of questions about this color palate at Sundrops. The colors are a tad hard on the eye but once on your nails, you will love. Promise.

Stop in and try these new "it" colors before fall, so you can step into fall with style.

Photo courtesy of Glamour Magazine August 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What is This White Spot?

What is this white spot? This is a common question at Sundrops.  It is Leukonychia.  Say it with me (loo-ko-NIK-ee-ah)

Leukonychia is a condition where white spots appear on the nail. It is caused by air bubbles, a bruise, or other injury to the nail. It is found more commonly in nail biters and people who tap their nails on hard surfaces.

If you do have multiple spots on your nails, there could be a more serious medical condition brewing that you need to speak to a Physician about.

Otherwise, a spot here or there is normal and will grow out. Remember, it takes eight, yes eight weeks for complete nail re-growth. So be patient and soon enough it will be gone.

Reference, Milady's Standard Nail Technology 4th edition 2004

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Monday!

Here is a great postcard that I got when I purchased some Bobbi Brown cosmetics. I keep it on my bathroom mirror, on days like today (dreaded Monday), it makes me smile. Happy Monday!

Monday, February 8, 2010

It's not a promise, it's a GUARANTEE continued

It has been a month and half longer than I had originally promised for my follow up. I began using the Duri Rejuvacote in November. The week of Thanksgiving to be exact.

To be honest I have seen a major improvement in my nails. My nails are a lot stronger, and most of the damage that was on my nails has grown out (except my poor poor pinkies, they are almost there). After the first week, my nails were visibly stronger and physically stronger. Before, I could lightly push on the corner of my nail and the whole corner would easily bend-not any more. I can definitely say, that the claims listed on the side of the box are true.

The first seven days, I applied the strengthener every night before bed. My husband did not appreciate the smell. This is a con of the product. The odor is very strong, and a few times my eyes watered and it felt like it burned the hairs in my nose. Note to self: do not inhale while applying to nails.

After the first seven days, my nails did feel stronger. I wasn't completely satisfied with the results, so I did the exact same regime for the next seven days. After day fourteen I took my polish off and begin again. This time I used it every other night. I have been doing this since. I actually prefer to use the product instead of my OPI top and base coat at home.

I also really like that it is almost three products in one, base, top, and nail strengthener. It makes it easy for travel. And also helps the price of $15-$17 depending on where you purchase it.

Some cons, the liquid does get thick. The first two weeks when I was putting it on every day, my nails looked a tad thicker than desired. I have also noticed that if you apply to much it will leave your polish looking bubbly, also annoying. If you put it on at night before bed-make sure you give yourself at least thirty minutes to dry. Many times I woke up with sheet imprints on my nails.

Overall, I would highly recommend this product for anyone looking to improve the quality of their nails. It is a very easy regime and you can basically tailor it to your needs. I have included pictures so you can see the changes in my nails. (These pictures were taken a month ago)