Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick- Crystal Baby
danammelvin 8/24/2011 12:15:00 PM
I love love love this lipstick! This is my go-to color for everyday use. It is the perfect pink nude color and the smell and texture is amazing. Another win from Estee Lauder!
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Hand and Nail Harmony Gelish Gel Polish
danammelvin 8/18/2011 3:17:00 PM
I'm really loving this system. I first got the gelish done at a salon and when I found out that I could get the stuff at Sally's and off of websites like amazon I was pretty stoked because I don't like going to the salon (they never listen!). Well I got stocked up (Sally's has a starter kit and the mini lamp) with the starter kit and some colors for about $60 and was on my way. I did a manicure and I've done a second one and I really like this. I don't think it can last 2 full weeks on my nails, but thats ok because I get bored with polish quickly, but it does last at minimum 7 days (also I am VERY hard on my nails) which is good enough for me! I love the application process and how they look professional. Ive gotten so many compliments
I usually wear Double Wear Light because I generally dont prefer much coverage. But, lately, my skin has been acting up (sad face!!) due to a recent move and I needed something with more coverage. This foundation does a wonderful job at covering up everything! and it doesn't feel or look cakey. I've gotten more compliments on my skin from using it this past week than I ever have (considering how bad its been..). I also love how my blush and bronzer are seeming to last longer too.
I was pretty impressed with this polish. Its a one coat wonder! I can't imagine using 2 coats because it does come out a little thick, but thats ok. It wasn't streaky at all and easy to move around. It took a little while to dry, but that could have just been me. I wasn't impressed with the brush, but I like it soooo much better than those SH nail polishes in the triangle bottle. Also the polish got a little bubbly on me? Thats the only downside. EDIT 7/22/11::: The extreme wear formula is awful. It peeled off my nails in hours, and I had a base coat on! I got another Xtreme in a different color (disco ball) and it did the same thing! >:-| So in the future as much as i may be tempted by the colors, I will not re-buy
I am really loving the outcome of using this epilator! It can be very painful, for me on my upper lip and my arm pits kill. I did my underarms once and I don't know if I can suck it up to do it again. But, I love using this on my legs and on my chin and upper lip. I went from plucking my chin for 20 mins a day to epilating once every 2 weeks. Most epilators claim no shaving for 4-6 weeks which I can attest for on my legs and arm pits, but with my face its a little more frequent, but that is probably just me. Long story short I will probably epilate for the rest of my life. I really like the long packaging and the silver and purple colors of this one.
This is one of my go-to polish colors. Especially for my toes!
Blush -Maybelline - Expert Wear Blush in Pinch O Pink
danammelvin 7/5/2011 5:09:00 PM
This is a beautiful colored blush, and I love that it has a slight shimmer to it. I think it is very similar to nars orgasm. I get compliments on this blush all the time. I have been using the same pan for about a year now which is pretty impressive in terms of how long its lasted. Also the product lasts on my face all day. Def repurchase
Treatments -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum
danammelvin 7/3/2011 2:37:00 AM
This product makes your face feel like its being dipped into cool gel. Over time it made the rosacea in my cheeks and nose go away. I love the glass packaging too.
Pretty disappointed. Love the color. Its bright and pastel at the same time. But the formula is so sucky. SO unlike regular Essie formula! Thick, streaky, and gloopy. :*(
I was pretty disappointed in this np. I love essie usually, its one of my favs. But this formula is really weird! It is super gloopy on the first coat, but it usually works out by the second coat, but its usually pretty messy looking at the end, with a lot of clean up. I like the color a lot, but I feel like I can find a better formula. Won't repurchase.
First I have to say that I think its Hilarious that someone posted a pic of a sample tube! Anyways, I loove this mascara, and I've used Chanel, Lancome, BE, and this is my top fav. It instantly curls my lashes and I can put on tons of coats without it getting clumpy. My tube lasts for ages (which is more than I can say any DS mascara lasts!). I also feel like it nourishes my lashes, unlike Lancome where they feel brittle. Def. repurchase!
Yay! I'm so happy to see this product on here! I love this perfume. I get so many compliments when I wear it,and it is one of the few perfumes that doesn't give me a migraine. This is a light floral fragrance, which is totally my style.
I got this in lilac petal and spot light (i really want the peachish colored one but Target was out..) and I really like them! I have been applying them differently, depending on my mood and/or how detailed I want to be with my makeup. Sometimes, after my foundation I will dab it on my cheeck bones and up around the outside of my orbital bone. Ya know, that usual c shape. and I will either use a stipling brush or my fingers. After on my foundation, which I never powder, I will add blush, bronzer, and whatever to my eyes. On my simpler make up days, after I apply my tinted moisturizer (which is actually my moisturizer, not like those weird foundation like tinted moisturizer things) I apply the facial whip like I mentioned before. Then I might lightly dust my face with my EL mineral powder to take the shine out of other areas of my face. Then bronzer etc. Some people complained that this made them look like a disco ball or whatever. I don't really see how thats possible, unless if you just don't know how to apply it. It can really go directly on the cheeks or other flat surface on the face (like you wouldn't just put it right on the forehead..) its meant to high light.... so like on the tops of cheek bones on the cupid bow of the lip, on the brow bone. Hope this helps. I really like the smell and it only lasts about a second. And both of my tubes didn't have the weird seperation that other people mentioned. All in all, for a buck this is a fantastic product!!
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
danammelvin 6/27/2011 3:30:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! I have been using this product for about 6 months now and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. My acne went away, and my skin feels smoother (it felt great just after 1 night!) and my skin is more radiant. I know this isn't very economical, bc it is pretty pricey, but I use a ton every night-- on my face, neck and chest, and on the tops of my hands. Its all about prevention! Also, this is a serum, not a moisturizer, you neeeeeeeeed to moisturize on top!!!
For some reason, all of benefits cheek products disappear into my skin (for instance i will put a blush on and then look away from the mirror, when I look back it is gone) and it is no different with high beam. I feel like i need to use a ton of product to get it glowy, much like girl meets pearl, and then it goes away! I've tried it on bare skin, bare skin with foundation primer, on top of long last foundation, under a shimmery powder, and it just doesn't last!