Perfect nudish-pink. It applies smoothly, no streaks, dries quicly. It is perfect and I have nothing else to say.
I have this in 42. I'm in LOVE. it is the truest red i have ever found, better suited for me, because of the texture, than MAC's Ruby Woo. It is the perfect red: not orange, not blue, RED! The texture is creamy, it is easy to apply, it stays on for loooong time, even through a long day of talking, eating & drinking water often. You still have to reapply at least once during the day to keep the color vibrant, but, contrary to other reds out there, it does not create a gross ring around your lips as it fades. Also since it is long-wearing, your lips need to be really moisturized for it to look its best, but i think it is not as drying as other longwearing lipsticks in other brands: maybelline, Mac, etc. My tip for the best results: 3 coats with bloating in between.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light
kaltblutig 10/16/2011 12:10:00 PM
I never, ever wear sparkles but this Sally Hansen baby had me at hello! The color (colors I should say) is so, so cute without being to cutesy, I find: sparly without entering Ke$ha's territory... When I put it on, I couldn't stop staring at my nails--it is that pretty. I like to put on only 2 coats, so as to make it cute & discreet. My only gripe with it: it flakes of very easily.
Polishes -Joe Fresh Style - Nail Polish - ALL COLOURS
kaltblutig 10/16/2011 12:02:00 PM
Oh, the choice of colors is AMAZING and you can't beat the price! But I'm not buying them anymore, as tempting as it is every time I walk into a Maxi! The colors are great but they're difficult to apply, the texture is thick and they take FOREVER to dry. I bought 3 bottles for 10$ and all 3 ended up a bit crappy. I never use them because they are so difficult to use, even the light pink. The darkest color I bought, Orchid, looks super great in the bottle but on nails I find that it is dull with a strong, opaque whitish cast...dunno, it lacks depth. So save your 10 bucks and buy yourself a nice Essie polish!
Is it just me or did MAC amp up their prices? anyhoo, I just bought my fourth compact of this (it used to be 30$, now it's 36$ here in Québec). It is well worth the price. This product is just perfect for me: it is easy to apply, I can carry it in my purse, great coverage, I do not look like a crazy-face-porcelain-doll when wearing it, etc. It's great for lazy people like me. I cannot decide which one i like best though: MAC or Bare minerals...
Flame is a very aptly-name color for this lipstick. It's not red, it's not orange, it's not coral: it's all of that, leaning more towards dark orange on my lips. It's HOT! I have to admit though that it took me a few times wearing it to start really appreciating it...it is very bright and a little drying. Also, I find that it really does take 3 goods layers (with blotting in between) to get a nice, deep and matte color. Also, as with all red lipsticks, it is a lot of work (layers, blotting, making sure you stay in the lines) because in my taste, I like really standout colors to look perfect (otherwise it looks cheap or a little clownesque, in my opinion) So: before you apply this fiery color, take your time! This is not to be rushed. I'm not sure if I would rebuy, I think the orangy-red trend won't last
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection - Spellbound
kaltblutig 8/30/2011 9:45:00 PM
I was initially looking for Maybelline's Fuchsia Fever but it seems they don't sell it here in Canada. I was in a fuchsia lips state of mind, so I got this one instead. I'm usually not a drugstore lipstick buyer but I'm really liking this new line by Covergirl. Spellbound is a dark, blueish-based fuchsia, not exactly what I was going for (I wanted a BAM-in-ya-face-fuchsia and I still mourn my favorite ever Rock Icon fuchsia by Lancôme, now discontinued). Still, I decided to put this before my class this evening. In 10 minutes I received 2 compliments! I'm a lipstick wearer so my friends at school don't usually comment on my choice of the day but today was different. My lips are pretty mauve/red naturally so the color really does come on dark, deep-berry, Still, it IS a keeper.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
kaltblutig 2/20/2011 3:13:00 PM
I travelled from Canada to get my hands on this baby! So far, I really like that it has two speeds; i find that on my sensitive cheek skin, the slower speed is alright and I use the fastest speed on my T-Zone. Aww, this brush is just so much fun, my bf wants to use it too. I can,t tell if my skin has changed but my moisturizer sinks in so much more faster. Awww, love!
This product totally saved my skin!!!! I use to have many pimples, on my forehead and on my chin every.single.day. I was so embarrassed and nothing seemed to work, neither peroxide benzoyle nor salicylic acid, neither creams nor treatments nor cleansers.... I have been struggling with bad skin for years people, years. My acne wasn't severe enough for dermatologist-strong treatments, yet it was bad, pus-fillid super red creepers. HUH. Then, out of total boredom, without any hope, I picked up Murad treatment cuz it has sulfur, which I hadn't tried yet to treat my face. *Within 2 days, my skin cleared up.* I've had barely any new pimple, only a very few tiny ones on my forehead---which is a HUGE improvement.I know it's a little shallow but my mood has improved *alot* and i sometimes go to work without any makeup on... The product stinks, but if I layer it with a nice moisturizer ( i use neutrogena acne-stress relief gel), I barely notice it. also, no more discolored towels and pillow cases since I don't use peroxyde benzoyle anymore, yay! Yes, it is kinda expensive, 18$ for the teeniest bottle, but the product is so liquid, you need very little to cover your T zone. Bought mine 2 months ago and it's still a third-full. my skin regimen: Purity made simple, followed by a homemade toner of water+apple-cider vinegar, then Murad treatment, then Neutrogena acne-stress-relief moisturizer gel. If my skin feels dryer, I'll use Olay moisturizer. AM NOW PIMPLE-FREE YAY!!!!!!!!
Love the stuff. Inexpensive, lightweight, does not break me out. I always come back to this creme; it's easy to find, unpretentious and effective. What's not to love?
This is a good concealer; it hides both my dark circles and my acne scars. The texture is just thick enough; it's easy to blend and it is very workable. I wish it had a bit more staying power though. I find that, if I apply it in the morning, by noon it had caked in the fine lines under my eyes. But I am ready to forgive that flaw (and reapply often!) because it offers such great coverage.
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
kaltblutig 10/23/2010 6:13:00 PM
I cannot believe I lived sooo long without that product! i used to buy super pricey Lancome but now, once again, MAC has won my heart. Good coverage but looks sooo natural. I have alot of red acne scars and it really does help camouflageing them (but i still need to use concealer). I feel so much LESS self-concscious wearing it...it is a miracle worker for me!!! It would be *perfect* if it came with a nice, more hygienic pump
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
kaltblutig 10/23/2010 6:05:00 PM
Oh, i lurv this product! I use it as a make up remover, not a clanser per say ( I always follow with purity made simple by philosophy). it doesn't irritate my acne-prone/sensitive skin. barely has any smell and my skin feels good after using it, not tight at all. Luv, Luv, Luv. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging; a pump or a spray bottle would work better. *Tip: always use 2 cotton pads when pouring the product. The one at the bottom will absorb the excess moisture/product, and you can use it to clean a small makeup brush.
My skin is breaking out like crazy on my chin. True though, it does'nt stripe my kin and feels nice, but this product is difficult to rince out---my face feels oily even after many splashes of water. This product sucks. DO NOT BUY IT!!!