Flamenco is the perfect-go-to lip color if you're looking for that "sucking on a cherry popsicle" look. I like reds and own Nars Shanghai express, and cruella. The thing is, I'm don't like wearing them because they are very thick and pigmented which is great, but I usually like makeup that is more subtle. Flamenco is a sheer red that is build-able. I am partial to the look you get with lipstains, but most lipstains I've tried dry the crapout of my lips and/or don't last. This definitely lasts. The sheen of it disappears, but you are left with a perfectly healthy cherry pink pout.
It's been years since I've worn nail polish because of my jobs. I recently started during my vacation. I was immediately drawn to the "greige" polish trend I saw in magazines. I first purchased American apparel's nail polish in Mouse. This polish was only $6. The color is a taupe with more of a gray undertone. Even though it didn't flatter my skin tone, I wore it any. My boyfriend commented and said my hands look like "corpse hands". I have to say I am tan with more olive undertones and if the lighting wasn't right my hands looked definitely on the gray side. So, I looked into various polishes, I read so many great things about Chanel's Particuliere, but I was hesitant about buying it because of the hefty price tag. I looked for dupes, but nothing seemed to match. I broke down and purchased Chanel's. I'm glad I did. Particuliere is a taupe-y polish with more brown to it. I like that because I don't get that look of having "corpse hands" like American Apparel's. I can't really comment on chipping since I don't wear polish for longer than a couple of days. But the application is smooth and I don't need more than two coats to achieve opacity. Also, it dries very fast. I hope Chanel decides to make it a permanent part of their collection.
There is a quite some hype behind Nars orgasm blush, and for good reason. This blush gives me this sheen glowy look throughout all seasons. I love the way it makes my skin look. I think this blush is more appropriate for dressing up because of the shimmer, but it's truly beautiful
Upon looking at my old reviews, I realized that I hardly had any reviews for NARS products that I owned. I have to say that majority of the makeup I puchase is NARS. I am a loyal Nars blush fan. All the way. The blush is $26, but they are all highly pigmented and last for such a long time. Desire is described as a cotton candy pink. I find that it suits my skin well in the winter when I'm not as dark. I consider myself to be naturally tan with olive undertones, but in the winter I do lighten up a bit. This blush gives me a fresh, just-out-from-the cold look. I find that I have to use a light hand with this product because like I said before it is highly pigmented. I also like to layer this on benefit's posietint for a superlong lasting glow.
I suffer from eczema. As I've gotten older, I've noticed my scalp and forehead is more sensitive to shampoos, regardless if they contain SLS or not. Typically, if I wash with any old shampoo my forehead becomes dry,flaky, and the skin is sometimes red and inflammed. I find this shampoo keeps my scalp and forehead the closest to normal I can ever expect it to be with eczema. It is fragrance free, but there is a weird plasticy scent to it that kind of makes me nauseated. This doesn't strip the hair whatsoever, I find my hair to be shiny after washing with this. However, by the end of the day my hair feels/smells dirty. It is impossible for me to "skip" a day with this one. Overall, since I've had no reactions to it I have to rate it pretty high.
Not sure if I got a defective tube. But when I opened it the wand was completely caked on with product. It was a hard consistency which made it impossible to clean off. Only the longest bristles were exposed. So much for an "innovative" brush. I know Chanel is discontinuing this, so maybe I got an expired batch? Would give it zero stars if I could. Never Again!
Lip Treatments -LUSH - It Started with a Kiss Lip Tint
typicalgirls 10/23/2010 1:36:00 PM
Overall I'm not impress with this lip tint. The thing I like about this is the drier texture and matte finish. Thing things I don't like about it are the color, which is a ruddy red that doesn't really show on my lips, and the scent. The scent is weird to me. I thought it would be a more tolerable apple-cinnamon, but it's more like chocolate cinnamon. I dont' like chocolate scented cosmetics. Will not be purchasing again.
I've had this product for quite sometime. I just stopped using it. A few months ago I noticed my already short stick straight lashes getting shorter and more spare. So I started using this again, at night and in the morning before putting on any mascara. Within weeks I've noticed my lashes looking more lush and full. They are also soft to touch. I've read that people use this as a primer, which I find impossible, because my lashes wont' hold a curl if I put this on. I usually apply it and let it dry before doing anything with my eyes. This is expensive for a lash treatment, but I find this does work as far as restoring lash health.
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
typicalgirls 9/21/2010 12:13:00 PM
After reading good reviews about this product I went out and bought it. It is fairly cheap $11.99 for a big bottle, hence I need to use atleast 15 pumps of if I go by the instructions. The appealing thing is the fact that it is sulfate free. I figured, it would make my hair shiny and bouncy, I have long straight asian hair which has become less shiny as I've gotten older (could also be because my diet hasn't been that great in the past couple of months) and my scalp has been getting drier as the weather cools down. I wanted to try the one for dry scalp, but it was sold out. Anyhow, I purchased the olive oil one for dry hair. When applying this stuff, it has a cooling/tingling effect, which I am assuming is from the menthol ingredient. Now, this product takes time..you have to apply pumps to the crown and nape of your neck, massage, wait a few mintues, then apply more to your ends and wait a few minutes. This is a drag, because I don't have a lot of time to spend in the shower. I also don't like the scent. It doesn't smell bad at all in the bottle, it actually smells really good! But once I have it in my hair there is an overwhelming generic smell to it. It's hard to describe, but I really didnt like it. After getting about of the shower, my hair takes forever to dry, opposed to when I use other shampoos. My scalp is also slightly itchy afterwards. As far as when my hair is dry, my hair doesn't look any shinier or bouncier, but it is slightly flatter. The thing that I noticed is that it has amodimethicone in it and it's listed as the third or fourth ingredient of many. I would think over several days after using it your hair would have a lot of build up in it. I think it is a little misleading to say "natural" shampoo. I think this makes your hair LOOK healthy but, it's really doing nothing besides adding silicone to your hair to make it seem softer and shiny. There are many decently priced organic shampoos that are sulfate free and don't have silicone in it. And I would also recommend using some good styling products to make your hair look shiny. Oh yea, this also makes your tub very slippery, so beware!
I love the way my hair is after swimming in the ocean. My hair is naturally stick straight. I think salt water gives it more texture and volume and doesn't mattify my hair. This will give your hair a dry, slightly stiff texture and it is good for achieving genuine looking-day at at the beach hair". It is expensive for the amount you get, but I will probably still purchase it since I like it so much.
I was introduced to this product when I was in Maui. I was inspired to try to get glowy skin and thought that this would increase my tan while moisturizing. The SA said she loved the product (that's what they are supposed to say), but her skin was super healthy looking so I decided to give it a try. I take this bar and rub it directly on my arms and legs after showering. The bar melts as it comes into contact with skin, sometimes a little too much. The scent reminds me of orange chocolate which I'm not the biggest fan of, but I can tolerate it. It's a little greasy, and I don't like applying it on the trunk of my body since it might stick to my clothes which I can't stand the feeling of. I guess I'm okay with it on my legs and arms since it is shorts and t-shirt season. I do love the fact that it makes my skin super soft. I have eczema and this has not caused irritation, and it helps dry with dry patches. I also bought the each peach bar but have yet to try it. Another cool thing about these is that they are solid and you can buy a reusable tin to store them in. I'm all about not minimal packaging and the convenience of solid bath products. (big fan of their solid shampoos and conditioners).
This product is very buttery with grains in it for exfoliating. The initial scent is nice, but after a while it smells weird and chemically. I don't know maybe it's just my nose. It's good for exfoliation. I take the bar in the shower and scrub. I like the fact that I can really concentrate where to scrub because this is in a bar form. I could probably get over the smell and keep using it. But the real downer of this product is the fact that it doesn't last at all. One use and it's half gone. I can see purchasing this for one or two occasions if you want to treat yourself, but it could get pricey as a staple.
I've only used this and Seanik. I love both but, I find this bar to be more moisturizing. I find that I don't need a conditioner after using this shampoo. It is also detangles very well. I have straight asian hair that tends to get very greasy by the end of the day. This Shampoo does a great job of cleansing without over drying. I have a very sensitive scalp and forehead that gets irritated with almost every shampoo that I've used in the past. This does not cause irritation or make my scalp itch (nor does seanik). The one thing I don't really care for is the scent. Which is very cloying to me, it doesn't really linger after shampooing, so it's not that big of a deal. Right now, I am alternating between this and seanik. Seanik, seems more deep cleansing. I like the results of both. I will never go back to liquid shampoos!
A little background about my hair: I have hair that needs to be washed everyday, or it will get greasy and smelly (like dirty scalp), I also have a very very sensitive scalp, which becomes dry and itchy with a lot of shampooing. This product lathers well and leaves my hair clean and shiny. I find when I use this product, I can get away with not washing my hair everyday. I don't have damaged or color-treated hair and can see how this could strip color out of hair. It has a very subtle and clean scent. As with other lush solid bar products I love the protability and the fact that it's not wasteful. UPDATE: As much as I loved everything about this shampoo, it started irritating my scalp pretty bad. It also started drying my hair out a bit, making it dull looking. I occasionally use this (no more than once a week), but if I use it regularly I can expect my scalp to get irritated. So, I would recommend this only if you don't suffer from a sensitive scalp.
This product is such an awesome concept. I love the idea that there is no plastic bottle packaging, and the fact that it is very portable. I don't have extremely dry hair, but I do condition my ends on a daily basis. So honestly, I can't say that this would be a great conditioner for someone with really damaged ends. What I do love about this stuff is the smell and how it lingers. Even after swimming in a chlorinated pool I could still smell the conditioner. Now, the scent isn't for everyone. When putting it in my hair it reminds me of pine needles. And the scent left in my hair smells like a mix between tropically/hippie. Okay, I know that's not the most clear description, but if you are not into smelling earth-y or wood-sy this wouldn't be for you. But I love the smell, and would use it for that sole purpose