COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss 7 Day Challenge

I was challenged by COVERGIRL to go topless! Without a top coat of nail polish, that is…

Their latest breakthrough product is COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss that promises high gloss color that lasts as long as one week with no top coat needed!

I have to admit, when I opened up the package from Covergirl with the new polish and read the enclosed documents claiming up to 7 days of color with no top coat needed, I scoffed… Nail polish doesn’t usually last more than 3 days, TOPS, on my nails… between dishes and housecleaning and lots and lots of typing, my manicures don’t stand a snowballs chance in hell!

So I accepted their 7 Day challenge, picked one of the three colors of nail polish they sent me to try out and polished my nails.

My first impression was fairly positive. I liked the consistency of the polish and how it applied. I didn’t think I would like the bulky square cover, but upon inspection realized that the square cover actually comes OFF and a slim little cover remains that is easy to wield. I didn’t realize this till after I applied the first coat, but luckily, the big square cover didn’t seem to impede my application or steadiness of hand…

The first coat dried relatively quickly but the second coat did not and I ended up smudging one of my nails. I don’t know if I was supposed to apply one or two coats, but the first coat I applied quite thin so I decided a second coat was needed. Next time, I might just apply one coat a little thicker and see how that goes…

Here are snapshots from my 7 day challenge…

When I got to day 3 and my nails still looked amazing with no chips, I was super impressed… I mean, really, really impressed. On day 4 after doing a lot of housework and cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom, I noticed that the ends of my nails were starting to show some wear, but still no chips.

By the end of day 5 and giving both my kids a bath, I noticed a chip on my pointer finger which proceeded to get slightly bigger over the next 2 days.

By the end of a day 7, some areas around each nail were starting to fail, but overall, most of my nails still looked great. After taking the last picture for my 7 day challenge, I put one more coat of polish on top of everything and now 3 days later, my nails still look perfect. So technically this nail polish can last more than 7 days if you touch it up, which is more than I can say about most other nail polishes. I am extremely impressed with this nail polish!

In select stores now, you’ll find 15 shades of the new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss. Expect to see an additional 30 shades in January 2013.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss will be available at mass-market retail outlets nationwide beginning in November 2012. For more information go to

COVERGIRL provided me with the products for this review/post.
My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that COVERGIRL is awesome.

We’re In May 2010 Issue of Lucky Magazine!

Did you see our comments on CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in the May 2010 issue of Lucky Magazine?!

I was interviewed back in early February for the advertisement and then they never told me when it would print. My good friend Cindi emailed me this morning to tell me she saw my comments while flipping through her May issue of Lucky.

I was able to get a hold of a copy of the ad (see above) so I could show off. :-P Hey, what good it is to get your comments in Lucky magazine if you can’t do a little bragging?

And in case you’re new here and don’t know my name, I’m Sarah-Jean Ballard, The Fashionable Housewife!

Did you get a copy of the May 2010 issue of Lucky Magazine?

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain Long Lasting Color Lipstick

iconiconI’m super excited about CoverGirl’s latest product – Outlast Lipstainicon.

The innovative new lipstick delivers precision application and color that lasts, without the sticky, heavy film layer of many traditional lipsticks. Lips feel bare, look beautiful – what more could a woman want from her lipcolor?

It’s a lot like a marker so it delivers precision application if you have a steady hand. I recommend using a lipliner that’s one shade darker than your skin (NOT the lipstick) and drawing just on top of it in order to achieve the perfect line all the way around. This will help you practice applying the stain without the risk of a mess!

Because it’s a stain, it doesn’t leave your lips feeling sticky or heavy and it lasts longer than ordinary lipstick. I especially like wearing COVERGIRL ShineBlast Lip Gloss on top.

At the end of the day, you can easily remove the stain with a cleansing lotion or a baby wipe. (I used a Huggies baby wipe and it worked great!)

For only $7 and change, it’s a lot more affordable then the popular lipstains on the market. You’ll get the same long-lasting wear for about $10 less with Covergirl Outlast Lipstainicon. You can purchase it in most drugstores as well as online at Drugstore.comicon.

Have you tried Covergirl Lipstainicon? If so, what did you think? If not, do you think it’s worth a try?? Please Tell us what you think!