Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Small Duo Fibre Multipurpose Brush
marippe 11/27/2011 11:38:00 AM
this is a wonderful, cheaper alternative to the mac 130 brush. no shedding, very soft, and applies foundation evenly and smoothly. a very good investment!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - pointed foundation brush
marippe 11/27/2011 11:34:00 AM
this is a great brush - i use it for my mac adjust primer & concealer around the nose and under eye areas. very soft, no shedding at all.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Dazzlesphere! Smoky Blue Ornament
marippe 11/15/2011 10:11:00 PM
As soon as i saw this i had to have it. Silvers, whites & navy blues are some of my favorite color combos ~ i wear my MAC lady justice palette a lot lol. The colors: White as Snow (snowy white) Silver Sleet (medium gray) Wintersky (purple blue) Dark Moon (charcoal) All of the colors are very bold. This is my first time using the crushed pigments, and they are a little tricky/messy. I've had the best results with a very flat brush -- I use the mac 228 and 213 to apply. They do have a lot of fallout :( When using these I would say patience is key! Besides that, I really do love the colors &bought this for myself as an early xmas present. Wouldn't repurchase because these will last me forever, but they're super cute :)
i agree with some of the other users; it's a very pretty milky pink color, it just streaks like crazy. i put ''starry pink'' by revlon on top to hide some of the streaky/bald spots. i still love china glaze, but i won't be buying this particular shade again.
went into nordstroms today to pick up some mario badescu items, and saw my favorite mua was working @ the mac counter <3 she sat me down &had me try to matchmaster foundation (i'm shade 1) and all i can say is WOW. i thought pro longwear was awesome.. this totally blows that out of the water. it's such a great foundation - very light feeling on the skin but has amazing coverage. helped neutralize the redness in my skin, and left my face matte and flawless. she gave me a generous sample to try at home.. but i know i'll be back to buy it very soon :)
Lipstick -MAC - Mattene in Naked Bliss (Posh Paradise)
marippe 9/21/2011 11:33:00 AM
imo this isn't your typical nude lipstick. this formula is so creamy & highly pigmented.. like no other matte lipstick i've ever tried. a very nice finish, &doesn't dry out my lips. looks great with a sheer gloss on top (i've been using 'painted on' lipglass.) out of my 9hr work day i only had to reapply once. i'm very happy with this lipstick &will probably be picking up a backup before they vanish :)
Eye Shadow -Jesse's Girl - Baked Eyeshadow Palette
marippe 9/6/2011 1:40:00 AM
this is my first time using jesse's girl eyeshadows, and i'm very impressed! they have great pigmentation. this is an inexpensive &fun palette to play around with :)
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - FastDry - Blue Wants to Be a Millionaire
marippe 8/31/2011 12:23:00 AM
love this color! i describe it as a sheer, lite blue holo. you need 3-4 coats in order to match the color in the bottle, but it dries very quickly so it wasn't an issue to apply more coats. i put sally hansen "twinkle twinkle" over it to give more sparkle.. i really like the results. this would look nice over other polishes.
i love this bb cream! i've been using it for a couple of weeks now and i really like the results it gives me. it helps to even out the redness in my skin and provides medium coverage. it's a thicker bb cream than what i'm used to using, but i haven't had any issues w/ blending. it was around $18 at a korean super market, but the tube is huge and will last me a long time.
i decided to get this because i need a waterproof mascara for summer, for when i go to six flags :P it's alright.. really nothing special. i do like the brush on this mascara, and it gives my lashes nice length & definition.. not a lot of volume though :( i can't wear this on my bottom lashes because it tends to smudge & flake. there are so many waterproof mascaras out there, so i wouldn't repurchase.
i really like this scrub. i use it 2x a week & it leaves my face super soft. my face feels refreshed and really clean afterwards. i will agree with some of the reviewers below that the seeds are a little messy, but this product has improved the appearance of my skin and hasn't broke me out. it's a little pricey, but for the amount of product you get it's worth it imo.
Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps
marippe 6/7/2011 3:24:00 AM
hate to be the odd person out, but i just didn't like this. i bought a small size of the lavender liquid soap to use as a body wash, and i thought the smell was awful. i think it's awesome that they use fair trade ingredients and that these are not tested on animals, but this didn't work for me :(
Mascara -Hard Candy - Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara
marippe 6/7/2011 1:59:00 AM
i was really surprised w/ this mascara. i tried hard candy's 'curl up and dye' mascara, which sucks, so i was skeptical about this one. it gives my lashes nice volume & length. my only complaint is that the formula is very wet, and takes a long time to set. also, i can't wear this on my bottom lashes because it tends to fade off and by the end of the day it looks like i have horrid under eye circles lol. but overall i'm pretty happy with this product :)
Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
marippe 6/3/2011 1:20:00 AM
very good top coat; very comparable to seche vite & out the door top coats. dries very quickly. happy w/ this :)
awesome color, opaque in two coats :) a very nice color for summer. you can never go wrong w/ china glaze <3