China Glaze For Audrey (0.50 fl oz and $5.99 usd) is a cream teal color. This is one of the most beautiful green and blue color I have encountered. It is more blue based than Essie Minted Candy Apple which looks of a teal green. Also, it looks like the Tiffany's signature color and it also reminded me of a tropical Caribbean islands. This applies very smooth and so easy to work with. The polish fluid is not too thin or too thick. The staying power is great, lasting over 8-10 days on my nails with Seche Vite's rapid top coat. If you are looking for a cream teal polish that is fun and cute, you might like For Audrey.
China Glaze Ruby Pump (0.50 fl oz and $5.99 usd) is a glitter red nail polish. The red glitters are medium size and add a beautiful dimension to the nail polish. Ruby Pump is a true red color with a slight of a blue undertone. The application is smooth and apply easily. Since this is a glitter polish, I apply mine with 3 coats to get the opaque color just like the bottle. Using Seche Vite's rapid top coat, Ruby Pump lasted about 7-9 days on my nails. This is a beautiful glitter red polish and the polish dances beautifully under the light. And it works on any skin tones to add a touch of fun and elegance to the nails.
China Glaze polish in Flying Dragon (0.50 fl oz for $5.99) is a shimmering bright purple polish. Flying Dragon contains pink and blue medium size shimmers that add a dimension to the polish. It also applies sheer within the 1st application, I need 3 coats to get the opaque color shown in the bottle. Once the polish is dry, it becomes matte and lifeless not like the color shown in the bottle. The staying power is mild, even with Seche Vite's rapid top coat on, it only last about 4 days on my nails. For a bright, purple try another of CG polishes because they do make great polishes but not with the Flying Dragon.
China Glaze Spontaneous nail polish (0.50 fl oz for $5.99 usd) is a cream lavender color. This is a blue based purple cream polish that applies very smooth. The pigmentation of Spontaneous is great, with 1 coat of application, the polish look opaque and with 2 coats, it look just like the color of the bottle. The wear is excellent as well, it last me about 7-10 days of wear with Seche Vite's rapid top coat. If you are a fan of a purple polish, give Spontaneous a try and you will love the cream lavender color of this color.
China Glaze Lubu Heels (0.50 fl oz for $5.99 usd) is a black polish with small red shimmers. The shimmers are so finely milled, that it is hard to tell if they are there. The application is a little difficult to works with because it has a jelly like texture and does not apply smoothly like other China Glaze. I used 3 coats to get the same intensity like the bottle because it goes very sheer. The staying power on my nails is good lasting from 6-8 days with a minor chip on the tip of my nail that is very small to tell. Lubu would be a good nail polish for someone who want a black polish with finely red shimmers.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
pensopera 5/27/2011 4:47:00 AM
Almay Non-Oily Eye Makeup remover pads (120 pads for $7.99 usd) is a saturated cotton circle pads use to remove makeup. The products works great at removing my waterproof mascara and eyeliner without any pulling as long as I set the pads over my eyes for about 15 second. It is a gentle makeup remover as well, it have never sting or burn my eyes. It does leaves an oily residue just like in most eye remover but it is usually disappears after I would wash my face. The pads comes in a plastic cylinder package where the pads are stacked on top of each other. I find that the pads get used up more than using the liquid bottle one. Overall, if you want a gentle eye makeup remover that have already been prepared and ready to use, you might like Almay eye makeup remover.
Yankee Candles MacIntosh candle (14.50 oz for $21.99 usd to 22.0 oz for $25 usd) is a crisp smelling of fresh red apples. MacIntosh smells just the real freshly picked red apples without the synthetic of a fake apple smell. It does spreads to the whole room once the wax have been lighted up. The largest jar of 22 oz will lasted me over a year with 2 times of using the candle for about 2 hours each time. The product comes in a beautiful classic jar which I find to be whimsical and pretty. If you planning to get the glass jar, goes for the 22 oz because you get about 8 oz more of product and pay about $3 usd more. If you want a fresh crisp red apple scent that is invigorating and relaxing, you might like this one.
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
pensopera 5/27/2011 3:45:00 AM
Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond 002 ( 0.35 oz for $44 usd) is a finely milled subtle highlighter. Amber Diamond comes in 5 different shades within the brown Dior signature compact, from a vanilla, a champagne, a dark brown, a medium brown and a light peach. When they swirl together, they creates a soft subtle glowing effect without looking like a disco ball. The shimmers are very fine, it gives the cheek bones a soft understated sheen similar to Guerlain Meteorites. The product size is huge compare to a standard 0.20 oz, so you get 0.15 oz more of the product which will last a couple of years with a daily usage. Amber Diamond is perfect for all skin tones and undertones weather you are fair or deep, this will looks great on you.
Lancome Artliner (0.04 oz for $29 usd) is a fine tip liquid eyeliner. The package comes in a shape of a small pen with a small round handle body that provides accurate precision and make drawing a line simple. The tip of a pen is long and very thin to get in between the space of a skin. The liquid liner does last thru out the day against even the humid and hot weather but many liquid and gel liners do last a long time. Lancome artliner is a great liner for people who want a precise drawing. Also that is a simple liner to use for a beginner or for someone with a shaky hand. This is my first liquid liner that I have used and it does teaches me how to control my hand and to get in a space between the eyelid and eyelashes to get a nice thin line above my lid. Overall, a great product.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
pensopera 5/27/2011 1:05:00 AM
Milani Liquif'eye eye liner in black (0.04 oz for $6.49 usd) is an intense true black eye liner. The term metallic represents the silver small shimmering particles in the liner, but it is very subtle and they are not as large as the Urban Decay's liners. This liner applies so soft, smooth and buttery. I have no problems with the application since they are so easy to apply with no tuck and pull of a skin. Milani liquif'eye in black does last a long time just like the popular UD and MUFE ones. This should last about 4-6 months with everyday usage. I recommend Milani Liquid'eye to anyone looking for an affordable eyeliner that does last and soft to apply.
Redken Smooth Down conditioner (8.5 fl oz for $15 usd/ 33.8 fl oz for $33 usd) for frizzy and dry hair. The conditioner is of a shimmering vanilla tone, and yes shimmering but small size that disappear after the wash. Smooth Down conditioner smells so amazing of a fresh flower mix the scent of the ocean, which I love the scent because it is very invigorating while I put my hair in a a bun and wash my body. I have a fine and straight hair and this conditioner works great on my hair and does not causes any problems. Smooth Down conditioner keeps my hair shinny, soft and smells good for a few hours. If you want a rich and fresh smelling conditioner to keep your hair soft and healthy, this one might be a great for you.
Redken Smooth Down (8.5 fl oz for $15 usd and 33.8 fl oz for $26 usd) is a shampoo use to soothes frizzy and dry hair. I have a normal fine straight hair but I enjoy using this shampoo. Smooth Down smells AMAZING of a fresh blend of flowers and ocean. The product is a red brown liquid solution that is kind of watery. The shampoo does provides a lot of studs for easy and enjoyable washing. Smooth Down gives a great result, my hair has becomes soft, healthy, and shinny. This is one of the best hair shampoo in the market and it can suits any types of hair even though it claims to use for a frizzy and dry hair. If you are looking for a great shampoo to gives shine and softness for your, you might like this and plus the scent is amazing.
Highlighters -Guerlain - Meteorites Perles Teint Dore
pensopera 5/26/2011 10:16:00 PM
Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Dore 03 (1.05 oz for $57 usd) is a finely milled luminous powder. I am in NC 40 warm tan skin tone. Teint Dore comes in beige, golden brown, medium brown, deep dark brown and pale pinkie purplish (lavender) small balls. These 5 tones creates a healthy illuminating glow to cheeks for a highlighter or all over the face as a setting powder. The shimmers are so subtle and does NOT makes a face looks like a disco ball. It just add a beautiful soft shimmer that brings radiance to a face. Meteorites has a scent of a soft iris flowers, Guerlain's signature scent which I find smells so good. The product houses in a beautiful silver metal can with intricate designs. The lid of the can is so beautiful with a light pink flower design. Meteorites is expensive but it comes in a huge product that would last over a year with everyday application. If you are looking for a luminous soft glow setting powder and/or a highlighter, you might like the meteorites.
Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel 537 Bronze Corail
pensopera 5/26/2011 9:46:00 PM
Chanel 537 Bronze Corail (0.49 oz for $50 usd) is a limited edition for Summer 2011. Bronze Corail is a bronzer and a blush that creates a beautiful natural sheen. It contains 4 different shades, the first 3 shades are for bronzer contains a finely milled shimmering medium to dark brown, a sheen warm beige and a sheen dark brown and the last shade is for blush contains a sheen coral pink. The coral pink blush is very beautiful, somewhat similar to NARS Torrid and it applies very smooth and has a great pigmentation. I like to use all the four shades together to add a natural bronze luminous coral sheen to my cheeks and the effect is similar to NARS Luster. Also, the 3 bronze shades can be use by themselves for a sheen bronzing effect and and a dab of the coral to the upper cheek to get the summer glow. However, the product applies very sheer and you would need to pack on a cheek a few times to get the color as you want (NC 40). This is probably excellent for people with a light to medium skin tones. Tan and darker skin tone need to pack a lot of product to get that desired look. In addition, Bronze Corail gives a huge amount of product of 0.49 oz whereas most bronzer are between 0.25 oz. In addition, the product comes in a beautiful brown velvet pouch to store the sleek black Chanel logo compact in. The compact is also huge and comes with a brush which is good for touch up and a huge mirror. The price is expensive but you get 2x amount of product. If you want a beautiful soft natural sheen to your cheek with a touch of pinkie coral soft glow, then Chanel Bronze Corail is for you.
Eye Shadow -Shiseido - Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow H10 – Languid Lagoon
pensopera 5/26/2011 8:59:00 PM
Shiseido Hydro Powder in H10 Languid Lagoon (0.21 oz for $25 usd) is a teal blue color. This applies very soft and smooth and feels wet/cool once it touches a skin. The texture is semi liquid that will never goes dries and it is very light weight. The staying power is average for me, just like many cream eyeshadow. H10 Languid Lagoon is a really pretty teal blue green color that is great for spring and summer or any soft teal looks. The package is pretty and elegance and is easy to use. If you are looking for a nice teal blue green cream shadow, Shiseido H10 is a good one.