This is such a beautiful blush! I have been an Orgasm user for years and never bought DT because they just looked too similar in the pan to have both. Well I finally bit the bullet during Sephora's friends and family and I absolutely love this blush! It's much prettier on my skin than Orgasm. It's the perfect peachy pink color. It's adds just the right amount of color of color to my skin to make me look healthy and glowing and natural. There isnt any noticeable shimmer on your skin like Orgasm. I think if I had to choose between the two I would go with DT in a heartbeat! For reference I'm NC20.
The best thing about this foundation is the bottle it comes in! The packaging is beautiful, but that's where it ends for me. I used this foundation daily for two weeks, and finally gave up on it after using various primers and setting powders to get it to look just right. I have normal to combo skin with an oily t-zone. This foundation looked good right after I applied and that's it. It caked up and accentuated fine lines (which is hard because I'm in my 20's and dont really have any!) and made my nose look like an oil slick after about four hours. I really liked the fact it was supposed to make me look "lit from within" but in reality it made me look like a hot mess. I would not repurchase this foundation. I think this is probably better suited for dry skin.
I really like this foundation. I would say it's a light to medium coverage foundation, and can be layered in areas where extra coverage is needed. It goes on very smoothly and blends in beautifully. I have used the bottle I purchased on and off for over a year and have yet to notice any glitter or sparkles on my face. I've looked at my face in many different lighting situations, and have never noticed glitter. This foundation looks much more natural on than ColorStay and has a better color selection. I am NC20 in MAC and purchased PR in Shell, which is a perfect match. I wear Buff in CS and I find that the color has more of a gray cast than PR, which seems warmer or more yellow based. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone, and I find this foundation lasts a good 8 hours before any touch up is needed, however I do layer this under NARS makeup primer and set with powder. Overall, this is a winner in my book. It's not HG for me, but definitely a great everyday foundation that I can get easily (and inexpensively) and makes me look flawless!
I love this lip gloss! This was my first cremesheen gloss and I think I'm sold! The color is perfection! It's a beautiful light nude pink gloss that has no shimmer, and it's sort of opaque. Most nude lip glosses or lipsticks make me look like a corpse, but not this and I have very pigmented lips. I purchased this a month ago and I've already used a quarter of the tube! This lip gloss looks gorgeous with many different eye looks because it's so neutral. I can definitely see myself repurchasing this one over and over again. I dont think I will ever be without this gloss! For reference I'm NC20.
This is my HG conditioner! I have thick, fine hair and this makes my hair so soft, shiny, and healthy! I have gone through two tubes of this already and my hair has literally never looked better! I've gotten so many compliments since using this conditioner, one being from my hairdresser on how healthy & shiny my hair is. This stuff also detangles like a champ! I only have one extremely minor complaint, and that's the scent. It's sort of a chemical smell, which goes away once I rinse and dry my hair, so I can definitely look past it! I will never be without this conditioner!
I loved this foundation at first, it glides on beautifully and made my skin look glowy and flawless. However, it melted off my t-zone in about 4 hours and settled into fine lines. It also accentuates any dry skin you may have on your face. I have normal to combo skin and this made my skin look super oily by the end of the day. I also never break out from powders or foundations and this caused me to break out so bad around my mouth, chin & nose. I am sorely disappointed because it seemed so promising at first. For reference I wore Deauville and I am NC20 in MAC.
I love this lip gloss! It's a beautiful warm pinky, nude w/ golden shimmer in it. It's so pretty layered over the VGV lip stick or by it's self. This is a must everyone should own!
I'm normally not a lipstick girl, more of a gloss girl, but I wanted something that I could wear everyday and would look like MLBB. I went to the MAC counter and tried on VGV lipstick & lip gloss together and I love the combination! Its beautiful warm pinky, golden nude on my lips. I've worn them together every day since I got it. I also love the lipstick on it's own as well! I highly recommend the VGV lipstick and lip gloss.
Tinted Moisturizer -Jane - nearly foundation SPF 30
taracall10 1/7/2008 6:03:00 PM
I saw this TM at Walgreens the other day and since I was looking for one to replace my almost empty Stila TM, I picked this up for $5. I have fair to med skin, so I got the "fair" color. When I put the TM on I noticed a really strong sunscreen smell, which wasnt good or bad. However, once I blended it in, it turned orange and made me look like an Oompah loompa! It was horrible! I could see a distinct line down my neck where the product ended and wouldnt blend. It also wouldnt blend into my hairline, so it looked like I was wearing an orange mask. I had to rub it off around the edges with a towel to try to blend it in a little better since i was in a huge hurry and couldnt wash it off. Needless to say, I wont be repurchasing this product!
Hair Styling Tools -Revlon - RV544 Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer
taracall10 9/15/2007 12:29:00 PM
I bought this blow dryer based on reviews on MUA and amazon.com thinking it was going to be perfect for my long fine color-treated hair. Well I was completely wrong. This is hands-down the WORST blow dryer I have ever used in my life. It ruined my hair. Since I have passed bra-strap length hair, I try and take very good care of it. Well since this blow dryer got so hot it melted a hole in the attachment nozzle and fried pieces off the top. I now have layers that are 6 inches long- when the rest of my hair is 18 inches long. I am so upset. This also caused tons of frizz that I didnt have before, so now I have that to deal with as well from the damage of this blow dryer. This also gets so hot that it will burn your skin. I accidentally put my thumb in the direction of air and it burned it so bad i had to put it under cold water. I dont know if I got a faulty blow dryer or what, but I wouldnt recommend this to my worst enemy.
Yuck! This is a horrible product! I saw it advertised online and thought it looked like a cool, easy to use liquid liner with marker tip. Well, first of all, it's impossible to make a thin line, even with the pointed side, it's way too big, and it's not a sharp point. It also skips when you try to apply it. I was really hard to clean up and it was getting all over my eye lid since it didnt dry quickly. It took way too much effort with bad results to make me ever want to try this again!
Conditioner -TiGi - Catwalk Honey & Oatmeal conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
taracall10 4/24/2007 6:45:00 PM
I did not like this conditioner at all. I bought the shampoo & conditioner set thinking it would be really moisturizing for my long, fine hair. The shampoo was awful & weighed my hair down bad and also made it feel dry and the conditioner did nothing. I didnt feel that it moisturized my hair at all. It made my hair feel heavy and coated. My was also really frizzy after it was dry, which never happens with my other products I use. I wont be repurchasing.
I'm not impressed with this shampoo at all. I was looking for something really moisturizing & gentle. When I used this it seemed thick & heavy, and weighed my long, fine, wavy hair down. It also didnt feel very moisturizing at all. After I rinsed, my hair felt like straw. I also noticed that my hair was really frizzy once it was dry, which my other shampoos have never done. And I think the sugar cookie smell is gross in a hair product. I wont repurchase.
I wanted a sunscreen I could wear that was moisturizing enough that I didnt have to wear lotion underneath, but also oil-free. This is it! I've been using it for a week now and love it! It's definitely moisturizing and I havent noticed my combo skin looking or feeling dry at all & hasnt broken me out. You really dont have to use a lot at all & it absorbs nicely into my skin. I apply it right after I shower & wait about 15 minutes before I apply makeup & my skin looks soft & dewey but not all greasy or filmy. Best of all, this hasn't irritated my eyes or skin like some of the neutrogena sunscreens have. I will definitely repurchase!
Beautiful rose color! Goes on smooth & last all day! Highly recommended!