Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Original Glo Formula
loveandkiwi 5/25/2009 1:00:00 PM
I tried the original glo formula and I think it is just okay. Although it gives a slight glow to my face, the formula was harder to blend out. I personally prefer Semi-Matte more than this. The coverage was alright. I think this product is pretty good overall, the only fallback is that it is rather hard to blend compared to other formulas.
Sadly, this eye cream made me grow millia under my eyes=( I guess that makes sense since the list of ingredients has like 2479834 items in it lol. Although this eye cream is quite moisturizing it was too rich for my eyes. This might be because of all the non-natural chemicals that is in it. I had high hopes for this eye cream because it felt light and moisturizing but it was way too rich and now I have millia all over my eyes.
The best thing about China Glaze that would attract me to purchase again is the colour selection. There are just so many colours to choose from. The price is decent, cheaper than Essie and OPI. Although the price beats Essie and OPI, the quality is definitely worse than the two. China Glaze doesn't last as long as its competing brands. On average, the nail polish would last 4 days for me before it chips. As for Essie and OPI, they would last me at most a week and on average about 5-6 days.
This colour turned out to be darker than what I imagine it to be. Spontaneous is a pure purple nail colour with a creme finish-- no shimmer or glitter at all. If the colour was a bit of a lighter purple, I would love it. But it is a decent colour overall.
I liked the colour of this nail polish but it would have been even better if it was a creme finish rather than frosty. There is a bit of shimmer in this nail polish, which doesn't give me the very shiney and smooth finish that I like. Overall, the colour is a bright pink with a tad bit of coral hint to it. I wouldn't say its a peachy-pink colour because it is not peachy enough to be called that.
I bought this colour because I thought it would be a really nice mango, peach, or apricot colour. I had high hopes for it until I applied it to all my nails. The colour turned out to be orange and more to the brown side. I had to put on two coats because if I didn't do so, the nail polish will appear streaky and uneven. After two coats I was disappointed because it is a orangey-brown colour under normal indoor lights. It only looks a tad better when it is under bright direct sunlight, that way, it will look lighter and more of the colour I want. But most of the time, I am indoors and the colour does not please me!
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
loveandkiwi 5/2/2009 5:08:00 PM
I bought this foundation because I heard so many girls rave about the great coverage it gives. So I gave it a try and it was a total disappointment. The coverage may be decent but I certainly HATED the consistency and smell of the product. It had a very strong smell that I can smell it even after putting on my face. I also really disliked how it went on my face like a mask. I felt like the product clogged my pores and couldn't breathe. It also looked really cakey on me. It may be because I applied too much. But if I don't apply enough, I don't think the coverage is enough. Overall, I dislike this product because it went on my skin to be extremely heavy, like a mask. It doesn't really give me the "natural" look. You can definitely see that I've applied foundation.
Treatments -Garnier - Strength & Repair Melting Masque
loveandkiwi 4/18/2009 11:36:00 PM
Not a bad product... its not a phenomenal product either. For the price I paid I guess the results are decent. This masque does help make my hair feel a bit softer but to get the best results, use it everyday and let it soak in for a minute or two until washing it off. The key is to use it daily.
Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Smooth and Silky shampoo
loveandkiwi 4/18/2009 11:33:00 PM
I got a free sample of this and I've used it a couple of times and I am LOVING it!! It makes my hair so smooth and shiny! Hardly any shampoo out there makes my hair this shiny=) I also really like the smell of this shampoo. I hope it will continue giving me the same results without feeling the build up over time like Pantene does.... I think I'm going to switch to this! *EDIT*: Bought a full version of this shampoo and I'm starting not to like it. I still think it smells great but I can feel the build up after using it consecutively for a few days. I also did some research on the ingredients of this shampoo and it contains sodium lauryl sulfate-- a cheap foaming agent that is not the greatest to use for an extended period of time.
Didn't like this product--did not do what it claimed, nothing much else I can say about it lol
Lip Treatments -MAC - Hello Kitty -- Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner
loveandkiwi 4/15/2009 9:26:00 PM
I'm one of the very few girls who didn't like this product... I used it about 3 times and ended up returning it. I just didn't like the colour of it. I personally like nude coloured lips with a touch of pink but Pink fish is too baby-pink for my liking. It is a bubble gum pink- not really want I wanted. I also thought this product wasn't shiney enough, I guess that's not a realistic expectation for a lip conditioner but I was disappointed how it just made my lips bubble-gum pink with glitter on top....
Out of all the samples that I've tried from them, I think Fairly Light was the shade that matched my skin the best. I bought it in the semi-matte formula and I'm pretty satisfied. The coverage is decent but I definitely would like to try the intensive as well as the original glo formula! Overall, this mineral foundation goes on light and it covers my main blemishes and imperfections. Of course, it doesn't cover absolutely everything, but it did a pretty good job. As for the price, it is fairly cheap in comparison to other mineral foundations out there. Everyday Minerals has high quality products and they are sold at a fair price--that's all I have to say! Packaging is still a bit frustrating because even with the closable sifter jars, some product still manages to leak out but it is definitely much better than before.
This stuff smells AWESOME. It goes on light and soaks in fast. The consistency is not thick at all, much like a gel moisturizer that glides on to my skin without having to tug on my skin to distribute it evenly on my face. As for the moisturizing factor, I won't say it works miracles--it does moisturize your face a bit, but not so much that your skin will feel exceptionally smooth afterwards. I think this product is a tad too expensive for my preference. Although I love the smell and the packaging, I don't think this product delivers enough to charge me this much. The packaging is just beautiful. Asian products (especially Japanese and Korean) are ALWAYS packaged so gorgeously. It attracts people like me, who are suckers for packaging. But no kidding, Laneige packages their product very well.
Highlighters -Clinique - Fresh Bloom AllOver Colour - Peony
loveandkiwi 4/15/2009 9:12:00 PM
This blush gives a rosey colour to my cheeks. I would suggest to go light with it because I think it is quite pigmented. It is easy to put on too much and look too red and intoxicated. It has a bit of shimmer but not so much that it will make you look like a disco ball. Just a little glow but not really obvious. Not my favourite colour though.
Blush -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Powder Pink Cheek Glow
loveandkiwi 4/15/2009 9:10:00 PM
An awesome blush for the price you pay!!! This blush gives the perfect pink hue to your cheeks making them look natural and it just brightens up your face. I think girls who want to buy high quality make up at a bargain price should definitely get this!! I also love the packaging of this blush. It has a clear cap that you just remove easily. But I guess it is not a good thing for girls who like to carry their blush around in their purse because the cap might fall off. I don't carry it around so I am loving it! This blush will last you forever! So much product for such a cheap price!!