This is one fantastic primer!! It holds my eyeshadow in place until I decide to take it off. And for eyeshadows like mac's woodwinked where you have all that beautiful bronzy sheen, it stays that way until you take it off. Unlike UDPP or others that turns that type of eyeshadow into a bland browny colour. Fab! Highly recommended, and just because it's nice and cheap but because it actually the best primer out there :)
This is such a nice shade that would suit any complexion. It's a soft kind of pink, moisturising, relatively shiny lipstick. Love it so much!
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
dianasheglova 4/13/2011 7:38:00 AM
This is some good stuff.. And does everything that it promises. The name Instant Smooth is so true!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
dianasheglova 4/13/2011 7:32:00 AM
I'm sorry, I just really really hate the smell.. Even the so called fragrance free version of this stinks to me.. My skin is nicely moisturised, but the smell makes you gag!
I used to like this perfume at the beginning, and now I smell this heavy bitterness it's weird. For such an expensive bottle would definitely not buy again. One that never ever fails me is Narciso Rodriguez :)
Lovely moisturiser, but at the moment my skin is gone drier and I need something richer.. Not sure if I'll be buying again, since there are so many nice moisturisers out there..
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter
dianasheglova 4/13/2011 5:52:00 AM
I love this! It feels super luxurious on your skin, but it's definitely to use it in winter when your skin tends to be drier in the cold..And of course the smell is delicious, and reminds of a sunny beach holiday :)
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
dianasheglova 4/12/2011 5:36:00 AM
I always turn to this any time I try a new foundation and it looks wrong and I don't have time to take it off. This makes any kind of foundation you have underneath look perfect. I usually just dust it very lightly on top since the coverage is so good. If there's a stubborn spot that needs to be hidden, I use my concealer brush and dab this on it. It blends with everything and is great. No matter how many mineral foundations I have gone through and found them so great, I always keep one of these in a lighter and darker colour because you just can't go wrong with it, and the fact that it's pressed is very convenient.
NIce little liner. Does what it says, and I look fresh and bright like I had plenty of sleep.
This is one fantastic product!! I really started to use this recently thinking it'll be a terrible polish/base/top whatever! How wrong was I in assuming such thing!! Till one day I decided to give it a go so I applied it just like the instructions say. I put it on as a base, then my own colour of not sure what brand I used (any one works with this really, nails inc, ciate, you name it!), then I used this as a top coat. And I noticed how fast my nails had dried, and how durable they felt. You know when you just applied your polish and even after like half an hour if you push a nail through another nail (I know it may not make sense!) and you can see the dent, well not with this, it dries to like plastic. It's great, and of course the whole purpose of this is to grow your nails.. Well this definitely lived through to the promise (even though I'd be happy even if it didn't!), and my nails are much stronger now, and the white tip is a lot whiter, and in general my nails look really healthy and strong!
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
dianasheglova 4/11/2011 10:48:00 AM
This is by far the best lash primer out there, ever!!! Love this stuff, and so do my lashes!! Nothing gets my lashes so big and curly!! I used to think Lancome & Clinique lash primers were the best, till I had my makeup done at a Dior counter in Debenhams and the lovely girl suggested this because all I did was complain how when I get my makeup done the girls pay no attention to my lashes and leave them tiny and invisible with only one coat of terrible mascara. As soon as she applied this stuff on, it does all come out in white but I was still like WOW, I could not believe the amount of volume that was built on in like no time, then of course the mascara on top is perfect, in fact any mascara works with this. Even those I used to think are really bad mascara are fine with this.. Incredible, I hope they never ever discontinue this, this is such a fab product that anyone with tiny lashes should not be without!
Styling Products -John Frieda - 3-day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray
dianasheglova 4/11/2011 10:38:00 AM
I am very surprised with the bad reviews for this product!!!! For me it worked perfectly just like it said it would on the package. I can really tell the difference when I don't have this in my hair, my hair kinks up the next day I wake up, and gets crazy in the rain. This doesn't happen with the 3 day spray. It really does last the 3 days!!
I bought these to see if I can master the look to save me time in the morning of applying mascara. No such wishful thinking! I followed the instructions (very unclear and confusing), watched a few youtube videos of applying semi permanent lashes, and set off to see if I can do it... Well first things first picking up the lashes with tweezers will cause the lashes to have a dent in them (if you know what I mean) and putting them on like that just makes them look weird!! And even leaving them on thinking they'd go back to the original shape won't work, and curling them to see if that will help, nope, no such thing. So I tried picking the lashes up with my own fingers, that kinda helped but not for some lashes that were stuck to the pack very stubbornly.. So on I went with applying them, that seemed easy enough (with my fingers!! I just felt really awkward to do that with tweezers). I used the short size pretty much on the whole lash line, and a few medium at the very end. So that looked pretty, except for those few ones that had dents in them and looked like spider legs.. So I woke up in the morning anyway, hoping those dents would have straightened up, but that didn't happen, and I found a lash on my cheek.. I got so frustrated with them, that I just pulled them out, and they did come out really easily (without dragging my own lashes) even though I could have used the included lash remover. So much for them lasting for 3-4 wks!!!! I've another pack of eyecandy lashes, the ones that are kind of flair and come in clusters.. I'm hoping they'll be better, although I opened their glue to see what it was like and it was so gooey and disgusting and just stretched on endlessly that I decided to leave it. Oh and the eylure glue is kind of dark and dries / sets really fast, while the eyecandy is clear and gooey etc like I described. So my next mission is to try those cluster lashes from eyecandy with the eylure glue.
I thought this was fine the very first time I used it, then I kept finding faults with it and realised that this is one of those products that is just overly hyped up. The colour is alright, plenty of dupes to be found out there, and if at least if it managed to last for 30 mins before disappearing I wouldn't even mention the word dupe. Benefit's cupid's bow is great, and is very similar in colour to this and really lasts.. Disappointing mac product.
Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. - Mineral Infused Face Primer
dianasheglova 4/7/2011 5:40:00 PM
This is the best primer I ever used. It's very comparable to Smashbox's but way better, lasts longer and less oily..