I've used the Veet strips for dry skin (green box), normal skin (pink box) and sensitive skin (blue box) and they work pretty much the same (at least I haven't noticed a difference but perhaps I should have used two different strips one right after the other to see the difference). I only use them on my legs and they remove everything. I also like the fact they changed the shape of the strips a few months ago so they are easier to hold and pull. Sometimes there's a little wax left on my skin but the tissues that come with the package are really great at removing it. A pretty good product overall and because it's still the best drugstore hair removing option (apart from razors of course) that I've tried it deserves five lippies. I've already repurchased it many times, I usually buy whatever box is on sale.
I haven't tried this on my face but it works great on the bikini area and pretty good on armpits. I also really like the tissue you get in the package to calm your skin, they work quite well and they do remove any excess wax that's left on your skin. I don't like the packaging tho, it's not sealed in plastic and I've seen girls in my drugstore open the boxes and put strips from one box in the other (and probably swap the tissues too so the cashier wouldn't notice the difference in weight?). I always open the box to see if anything is missing now. I've already bought this product many times and will contiunue to repurchase.
I love Bourjois but this has got to be the worst lipstick I have ever tried and I have lots of cheap make-up in my collection. It's quite dry, almost a bit chalky and it doesn't do anything to moisturize your lips. The pigmentation is ok. I have this in 06 Rose Tendre and the color is just so..dead. In fact the whole range is disappointing, I know they are meant to be ''natural'' lipsticks, but don't tell me it's impossible to create some more vibrant unique shades with those ingredients. I can't comment on the staying power because I've never worn it for more than 10 minutes, it just irritated me so much I had to take it of. But the worst part is the smell..I can't even describe it but it smells strongy of some industrial material, perhaps paint or something similar. The container is nice and was one of the reasons I decided to pick it up in the first place but the product itself is just terrible.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte-peach passion
NikitaRose 8/12/2011 2:29:00 PM
Great product. I have lots of high end lipsticks but this one really stands out because I can't think of any drugstore brand that makes lipsticks quite as creamy, pigmented and smooth. The staying power is perhaps a bit disappointing (two hours) but the effect of it is just..wow! It's matte, very creamy (I don't use a balm underneath, it's moisturizing enough by itself) and really really bold. This particular color is amazing as well, it's a vibrant peach color that looks amazing on more tanned skin (I am still very fair though). The packaging itself is stunning as well. Will definitely purchase more colors next time I'm in Italy (it cost around 25€ in their Sephora, a lot less than here). Most times high end lipsticks aren't that much better than drustore ones but trust me, this one is.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Infini Curl
NikitaRose 8/12/2011 2:16:00 PM
Pretty good mascara but it does give a clumpy look (I prefer a clean one). I have this in the burgundy color (somone gave it to me, would have never picked this color by myself) but it often looks violet depending on the light. The packaging is really luxurious. BTW I have had this for at least two years and it's still useable, although of course even more clumpy than it was. It's really easy to remove with an oil based make-up remover but I think a regular one would work just as well. I would perhaps repurchase this in blue.
This is such a beautiful blush. I saw the reviews here were really positive so I decided to get it when e.l.f. Europe had their 50% off. Besides Glow, this is by far my favorite blush from the essential line. It is a really unique color, a medium brown with pink undertones (if that makes sense) and it's just so beautiful and summery. I have no idea how this will look in the winter but in the summer it gives you a really pretty bronzed glow. The pigmentation is good and I find it less chalky than the studio blushes. Yes the packaging is terrible but I got this for 85 cents so I'm not going to complain. Would definitely repurchase. BTW Sleek's Sunrise blush is a very similar to this but Sunrise doesn't contain any glitter.
Hm, I don't know what has happened, perhaps e.l.f. changed the formula of this nail polish but I purchased mine a month ago and it's amazing. It's opaque in one coat, it applies so easily, not streakily at all since the color is so pigmented. The brush and bottle is the standard e.l.f. packaging which I quite like. But the best thing is the color..this is like Nars Orgasm in a bottle..coral with the prettiest golden shimmer. I'm not a nail polish fanatic but I don't remember seeing anything similar to this color lately. I can't comment on how long it's going to last on my nails because I just applied it two hours ago but if it's anything like the other nail polishes by e.l.f. it should easily last at least two or three days, maybe even more. I got this on sale for 85 cents but I would repurchase even at full price.
The best thing about this bronzer is that it is so light and therefore appropriate for very fair skintones. It has a little bit of shimmer in it and isn't very pigmented which can be cool but most of the time it's not because you have to apply so much of it. I also dislike the packaging, I mean its alright but for its price it could be better. I doubt I will repurchase.
I love this stuff. It fixed the dry patches that I usually get in the winter. I wasn't sure if it's worth the money because before that I used a Dior serum and a Clinique gel and saw that the high price doesn't guarantee quality but I was wrong. This is super moisturizing (and it isn't even the most moisturizing version), feels so light on the skin and smells nice. I would prefer if the bottle wasn't made out of glass but I like the fact it has a pump. There's also sooooooo much product in the bottle than it will probably take me another year to use it up. Some other creams might temporarily fix the appearance of dry patches but with this stuff mine were gone in a day or two and they only reappeared after three or four days if I stopped using it. Will definitely repurchase.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Small Angled Brush
NikitaRose 8/8/2011 9:50:00 PM
Wow, so glad I found this brush. I am sorry that I didn't buy this sooner, I thought it was just a bigger version of the eyeliner brush you get with the cream eyeliners but I was wrong. The bristles seem a bit longer and the handle itself is much longer so it's easier to hold. You can create a perfect thin line in just a couple of seconds (the studio angled eyeliner brush is also great but it takes longer because there are fewer bristles). I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a dupe for MAC's 266 brush but I like this one way better, the bristles are firmer (meaning they keep their shape no matter what) but at the same time softer (they don't scratch the eyelid at all). It's also a bit smaller than the 266 brush so it's easier to create a wing. I haven't washed it yet but it seems so well made that I doubt it will fall apart any time soon. Amazing brush, especially considering the price.
The lipstick is nice but nothing special. The color is a very common redish-pink with a hint of coral. I feel like I could find this color among almost any drugstore brand. The lipstick doesn't have a smell or taste and it lasts about two hours on the lips. I'm surprised so many people don't find it moisturizing or even say it's drying, I have four lipsticks from the mineral line and to me they all seem pretty creamy and moisturizing, just their lasting power and pigmentation are a bit poor. The packaging is pretty nice though, doesn't look cheap at all. I would not buy again though, I don't see myself using it a lot as I usually prefer more vibrant colors. In the end this is nothing more than a more red and vibrant version of ''runway pink''.
Palettes -Sleek - Bad Girl iDivine Eyeshadow Palette
NikitaRose 8/8/2011 9:32:00 AM
Really great palette for a smoky eye. I don't often wear heavy eye make-up so this palette is not as useful as some of the other iDivine palettes (apart from the first three colors in the upper row) but when I do want a smoky eye this is the only thing I use. The eyeshadows are amazing, highly pigmented, non-chalky with little fallout. Amazing product for the price, I just wish the colors were a little more diverse.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Angled Contour Brush
NikitaRose 8/8/2011 8:05:00 AM
I haven't used this for eyeshadow yet but I use it for applying highlighter on my cheekbone and it works great. It looks a little too big to use on my eyelid but perhaps it's supposed to be this way, I'm just used to smaller eye brushes. The bristles are really dense and quite soft. It seems like a smaller, angled version of the powder brush that everyone seems to love (including me). The design is really nice, doesn't look cheap at all. I'm glad I bought it and I would purchase another one in a second if I found some other use for it.
This is a pretty nice brush, it doesn't shed, its nicely shaped and the bristles are very gentle but hard enough to still maintain the shape. It can apply certain foundations a little streakily but I'm not sure there's a brush out there that doesn't. The handle is a little cheapish looking and I am aware that it can break easily (just as other brushes from e.l.f.'s one dollar line) but mine luckily hasn't fallen apart yet. It's also useful for applying moisturizer and masks so even if this brush doesn't work with your foundation it can still be useful.
I really like this lipstick. It is a frosty light fuchsia color that looks really pretty on tanned skin. It's really glossy and quite moisturizing so it doesn't accentuate the cracks in your lips like frosty lipsticks usually do. It's not really that pigmented but if you apply it with a more heavy hand it is really bright and seems completely opaque. I like the packaging too, it's the typical NYX round lipstick case. It doesn't look cheap (like the Wet n wild lipsticks for example) and it doesn't seem like the cap would fall off easily or that it could break at any moment. On the lips the Christie color is very similar to Jupiter and Narcissus but Narcissus is a more hot pink color and Jupiter has orange undertones.