Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
bebe7 5/21/2012 6:43:00 PM
I love this moisturizer from PC! I got hooked when I first tried samples and immediately ordered the full size one. I have oily skin, this has the perfect amount of moisture and absorbs very fast. It doesn't have spf, so I use this only at night. The texture if very smooth and gel-like. I use about 1-2 pumps and that is enough for my face and neck. It sinks very fast into my skin, and feels so soft. My skin has improved dramatically since I started using the 2% bha liquid. This lotion helps give me that 'glow' that I've always wanted. I used to wake up with very oily skin, but ever since changing my skincare routine, and using this at night, I wake up with normal, hydrated skin. I don't detect any fragrance and I love the soft, velvety feel of this. I wish it were just a little cheaper! However, Paula always offers discounts so I try to get this when it's on sale. This lotion is perfect because it helps prevent breakouts and wrinkles. Over the last 10 months, I have gradually switched all my products to PC and I am so happy that this site introduced me to her products.
I have this in the 16 oz size for $18, which I think is a great deal. There are a lot of pros about this. It doesn't break me out. After washing with it, my face feels very clean and refreshed, not dry or pulled. The only con I have with this is I wish it were more foamy. It has sort of a gel consistency, so there is no foam. Because of this, I think it's kind of hard to use with the Clarisonic. However, I do like this cleanser because it doesn't make my skin feel tight afterwards, and it just gives it a very clean feeling. I think the price is definitely good because the 16oz is a huge bottle, which will last me a long time. I have been very pleased with all of Paula's Choice's products so far. I have also used her skin balancing cleanser and I think I prefer that one over this, because it foams more. However, I will continue to use this up, as the pros far outweighs the con.
Blush -Maybelline - Expert Wear Blush in Pinch O Pink
bebe7 4/27/2012 2:18:00 PM
I do like this blush color a lot. The color is a light pink. It is not as intense and I hoped, but it is buildable and very pretty. There is a slight silver shimmer that goes great with my skintone. The shimmer helps "highlight" my cheekbones, so i don't need to add a highlighter. I like the color a lot, but wish it were a little more pigmented. As others have said, it does remind me of Nars Orgasm, but a little more pink instead of the coral color. I usually wear a more pigmented pink on my cheeks, and then swipe this one over it, because I love the soft silver shimmer inside.
Moisturizers -Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Moisture Gel
bebe7 4/27/2012 1:39:00 PM
I like this gel because it is very light weight. I have oily, clog prone skin. I only use this at night because it doesn't have any SPF. It sinks in very fast and dries quickly. I don't feel like I am wearing anything on my face. I have used it for several weeks and have not noticed any breakouts from this. The only reason I 'm giving it 4 lippies and not 5 is because I feel it doesn't moisturize as much I need. Even though i have oily skin, my skin also gets dehydrated easily. So I try to slather on the moisturizer at night. This gel is great, but I need something a little more moisturizing sometimes. I still like this a lot because of how lightweight and refreshing it feels. I will alternate between this and the Resist Anti again Clear Skin Hydrator. Paula's products have never dissappointed me, and ever since using her 2% BhA liquid, I have converted the rest of my skincare to her products. I now use her serums, cleansers, and moisturizers as well.
Eyeliner -Black Radiance - Continuous Creme Eyeliner
bebe7 4/20/2012 12:51:00 AM
I really like this liner. I'm a huge fan of creme eyeliners. I have tried several other drugstore ones, elf, wet n wild, and physician's formula. Although they worked well, they ended up drying out way too fast. This liner is SUPER smooth. I actually have to be careful not to dip too much on my brush, because it's so soft and smooth. It glides on easily and does not budge! I like wearing liner on the bottom, and would end up with panda eyes when it's hot. This liner does not move. I use a different brush, not the one it comes it, as it's very hard. I really like this and would definitely buy this again. it is also extremely cheap.
This is a gorgeous bright, orangey-coral/salmon color. Perfect for summer or any time you want something bright and cheerful. Looks great on toes or fingers. As usual, the price is super cheap. I love this and would have given this 5 lippies, but it does apply streaky. I've noticed with some of the Sinful colors that it can apply very streaky depending on the color, especially the bright colors. For me, this needs a solid 2, maybe 3 coats. The first coat will definitely be streaky, but the second coat will give you a nice opaque color. I always top it with SV to give it lots of shine, and it will last me a good week with minimal chipping. I love the bright coral color and will definitely get it again when I run out. I love Sinful colors and would keep buying them despite the streakiness.
I love this color! I have been searching for a nail polish that is not stark white. This is a beautiful mix of silver and white, so it doesn't look so extreme as plain white does. It's very shiny and goes very well with my skin tone. It has a very classy, sophisticated look that will work well anywhere. The application is very smooth and not streaky. 2 coats provide a beautiful opaque silvery white color. I really love this color and I'm so happy I got this!
I would buy this color again. It's a nice light pink/coral color, goes very nicely with my Asian skin tone. I like elf mineral lipsticks a lot. They are cheap, has a very creamy texture. It doesn't last very long on your lips, but it is not hard to apply. It may be a little dry at times, so I always apply chapstick on before applying the lipstick. This is a nice, simple lipstick that you can wear daily for a natural, pinky/coral look.
This is a great color for me. It is not nude, but a light baby pink, almost a "my lips but better" pink. It is not chalky and does not wash me out. For reference I have light/medium Asian skin. I wear this on a daily basis. I like to do simple smokey eyes and this pairs perfectly with it. Just a small hint of pink to give my lips some color. It is a bit drying, so I always first apply chapstick before swiping this on. I got this for 2.50 when elf had their 50% off sale. I like the packaging, simple, sleek, black. I will definitely keep buying this when I run out.
I received this as a Christmas present from my sister. She knows that I am a huge fan of smokey eyes, probably the only 'eye look' that I do! All the shadows in here are especially pigmented. I love the bottom 4 colors. The dark brown, the dark blue, and purple are very rich. There is also a small amoutn of shimmer in the blue and purple. Usually I wet my brushes a bit when dipping it in the color. But because this is so well pigmented, I don't need to wet my brush. It lasts all day for me, even without a primer. The packaging is a little bulky, but it's also secure. i can put this in a purse or weekend bag without breakign the compact. The clasp has a nice magnetic clasp that clamps down. THis is my second Too Faced palette, and I love the smooth application and pigmentation of the shadows.
This is a beautiful, rich brown with a hint of red shimmer inside. It's very wearable for hands and feet, and looks especially great for fall/winter. It looks very sophisticated. The application is pretty smooth. One coat will give you a good color, but 2 will be perfect. I set this with SV for top coat. I change my polish color once a week, so I don't get too much chipping from this after a week. Even my boyfriend remarked how much he likes this color, and he usually is a pink/red polish fan. For under $4, I think this polish is very good and worth it.
This is one of my favorite red nail polishes. This is a beautiful deep red with red shimmers. I got this because it reminded me of Dorothy's red slippers. The application is very smooth. It really only needs one coat, but two coats make it extra opaque. It's perfect for the holidays or any occasion, really. I love this polish! I wear SV over this and it lasts for a good 5 days without chipping, and I do a lot of dishwashing! I will definitely repurchase this when I run out!
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
bebe7 1/8/2012 11:25:00 PM
Four months ago, I started using Paula's Choice products religiously. I love her 2% BHA liquid and her 5% bp. I use this serum at night only, applying a drop on my forehead, and a drop on each cheek. I can't say exactly what this does... I just know that it makes my skin incredibly smooth and soft. My skin loves this stuff. I wake up every morning to smooth, glowing skin. Before, I used to wake up with a very oily face. Since using PC's products, my skin has not very oily. I really like the way this serum makes my skin feel. It's so glowing and smooth to the touch. I will keep using this and hope to have even better results.
So I finally gave in and got this! I've wanted to get a better top coat that is fast drying. I do my nails myself once a week, and it usually takes up to an hour to have them fully dried. This definitely is VERY fast drying- like within 30 seconds! I put this on quickly when my nail polish is still wet. I do notice that it drags my polish a bit, but it doesn't streak, and I don't notice any shrinkage at the tips. I'm really loving this, but I do hold my breath when I put this on. The smell is very strong, stronger than any polish I have tried. However, I will keep using this until it stops working, because this really works fast! Update* I brought this down to 3 lippies instead of 5 because of how thick and goopy it gets half way through the bottle. Also, the brush doesn't reach to the bottom, so it is difficult to get the last 1/3 of the polish out- what a waste! I had to stop using it anyway because it was too thick to apply. It made my polish streaky and was hard to work with.
I picked this up at TJMaxx for $10 on clearance. The bottle is adorable! This is a slightly more musty, masculine scent then what I usually wear. I do like it, it's very fresh smelling. As others have said, there is a strong cucumber scent. When I first spray it, it smells a bit too strong, but after a few seconds, the muskiness goes away. It is not long lasting, after about an hour I can barely smell the scent. However, I think for $10 it's a great deal. My favorite scent is still Jadore though :)