I got this after so many reviews and video review. I tried it at the store and it was so nice, lots of shimmer, and the color was very light bronze/golden. I love it, its amazing color, something really unique. I wear either one coat or two, both ways looks good and does not chip that fast as some other OPI colors. I also wear it over brighter color, like pink one "Italian Love Affair", for example, apply this on top and gives new beautiful shade! It's really amazing color, I wear just as is or on top of another. And add some glossy top coat - it will be super perfect.
I used to love this very light, brown metalic color. It looked perfect on tanned skin and great for everyday. Not too much but still a little "sparkle" in it. I also got some people asking me what Nail Polish Im having, they really liked it. But now, when I have been using it for about 2 years, Im kind of tired of it and feel like its too natural color, I am also not so tanned anymore so it doesnt look that great. It definatelly needs 2 coats. Lately I use this nail polish when I need natural looking polish and/or I need new polish very fast, and I do not have any special event planned. It dries so fast, it really takes only couple of minutes until I can take a bath or wash dishes etc. So this is a point, for sure.
Amazing scent. I really liked Flower by Kenzo and this is pretty similar but maybe little sweeter. The composition opens with energetic notes of juicy black currant, fresh mandarin and sour - sweet rhubarb. It's feminine and intensely floral, with accords of peony, jasmine and lily. Notes of tea, musk and vanilla form the velvety and warm base of the perfume. I also love the bottle, so cute and sexy. This fragrance will always remind me Paris and my fiance.
Great brush to apply eye shadow. I tried it today at MAC store but it was too expensive to purchase, over $30. I will try to find a cheaper option.
Ooh, I love it, its great for blending and smokey eyes. However, it is amazingly expensive, I mean very expensive - $30 for a little mini brush.. I got it to try and will probably return as I can not afford it.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Mederma - Skin Care for Scars
Dimanta 6/20/2011 10:05:00 AM
Expensive - $20 or so and did nothing to my scars. And the smell is really bad. I would say - Neosporin is much much better to use on new scar.
It is very nice top coat that I have been using for about 3-4 years, however the result is not that very shiny. I am looking into other options and maybe will purchase Seche Vite top coat as I saw so many great reviews.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self-Tanning Mist (360 Wide angle)
Dimanta 6/15/2011 12:41:00 PM
I was in search for a good self tanning gel or spray and this is the best I found. I saw many other reviews for different L'Oreal self tanning sprays but I coudn't find any of those. So I got Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist (360 wide angle) that comes in fresh citrus scent (however, the scent is not citrusy at all, the smell is really bad, so do not spray that before goinf out). Otherwise it's perfect mist, only you can not see where it goes. I tried it last night after shower and this morning I had some darker spots. Have to be really careful with it when using. The shade is "Medium" and it really gives you some medium color, I could see it the next day already after just 1 x of use. However, I am not sure if I will keep it. 1) I can not see where the color goes... 2) It was pricy - $18+tax and 3) It does not have any shimmer in it.
Great mask! I am very happy with the results - my skin feels very smooth and clean. For this mask have to use regular, cheapest aspirin tablets that are not coated. I tried coated once as I couldnt find others for a better price and ended up with a tablet that was not melting and I had to crush it myself.. and even then there were hard pieces from the coating that were irritating my skin. So this is how I make my aspririn mask: first pure very warm water on 4 tablets (do not mix), then get rid of water (the tablets are getting soft very fast) and then add about 1/2 tsp or so - honey. Wait a bit (1-2 min) when tablets are melted and mix it into a little puree/mask. Its so easy to apply (I use my fingers) and smells as honey. It does not drip when dry (because of honey) and after about 5-10 min I wash it off. Right away I notice my skin has less redness and it feels really smooth. Love it! Once I used water instead of honey and I did not like it, the aspirin tablets dried and fell all over my clothes and desk, and my skin did not feel that nice. I know in US I could buy Aspirin jar for 0.99 cents but in Canada cheapest I could find was $7+tax so pretty expensive. And still, the best ones for the mask are the cheapest ones!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Passionfruit Body Butter
Dimanta 6/9/2011 8:53:00 PM
I got it today, it was on sale for $10. I was told it's special edition but here I see it is on the market for a very long time.. hmmm, weird. Anyways, I love the smell and I love the color. Usually I do not like too sweet or/and strong creams but this one is really nice, not too sweet, not too strong. I love the color of jar and cream.. loveee :) Still, my favorite is Moringa but I wanted something different.
I got it as a sample from my Spa salon and used it couple of times for my sensitive skin. Honestly, it did nothing, I did not see any results, also it does not look like a mask - it is clear (see through) thick serum that you apply on your face and neck and wait (10-15 min).. It does not dry, it does not tingle, it does nothing. Website says: Allow your skin to breathe while being perfectly protected with Thalgo Oxygen Cryodetox Mask. Combating OCN pollution (oxygen, carbon, nitrogen), this mask tackles dull skin to deliver a luminous, fresh complexion but for me it is really just another bad mask. I tried it as Thalgo products claim to be paraben free.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF30
Dimanta 6/8/2011 4:14:00 PM
I loved the bottle with pump and the lotion texture is just amazing but... unfortunatelly it didnt work for me. I guess its too high SPF in it and I broke out from this. I usually break out from SPF when used on face. I wish I could have kept it but I had to return it at Ulta.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #55
Dimanta 6/6/2011 12:10:00 AM
I tried it at Sephora and I did not like it. It is too soft and does not blend well.. I wanted to purcahse this but Im glad I didnt, I got #56 instead and I am very happy now. #55 did not give me the coverage I want and the foundation didnt blend in my skin well. Also very, very expensive - $44+ tax.
I was using Studio Fix foundation for a while until I noticed huge breakouts every time I used it. After reading so many good reviews, I got Pro Longwear foundation in NC25 (little too yellow and light for summer but NC30 was too dark) - I will use it to see the results and update later. UPDATE: The same breakouts and I do not like the coverage. I returned it.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #56
Dimanta 6/5/2011 9:06:00 PM
I got this brush few days ago and I love it! I was using Flawless Full Face brush from BE that came together with BE Mineral Foundation but after a while I notice my brush bacame more fluffy and too big, so I retturned it. Intead I wanted to get something similar but smaller. I found Sephora brushes #55 and #56. I wasn't sure which one to get, I wanted to go for #55 but the sales lady told me that #56 is actually much better for liquid foundation + I can also use it for powder. I tested both and #56 was much better in order to apply liquid foundation: result was even and smooth, and teh coverage was much better than with #55. So I got it, kind of expensive $38+tax but well.. I really wanted Air Brush for my liquid foundation. It seems too small but actually it's just pertfect size - it also gets to all the places my Flawless Brush couldnt get - around nouse and under eyes. One minus - I wish it would have a nice packaging.. Now I keep wrapping it in a napkin, haha.