WOW!! I had to decide between this lipstick and Impassioned and the SA explained to me (what I already knew) that Impassioned is an Amplified finish, so it would be MUCH bolder than Lustering. So, being that I'm a total chicken when it comes to bold lip colors, I chose this one. And MAN! Am I glad I did!! It brightens up my face SO much for the summer! I'm in love!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Paris Amour
baby_grazi_x05 6/5/2012 10:18:00 AM
I found this in the mini body cream tube 50% off, so I picked it up. The scent is great! Feminine, but not girly. Light, but not too light. It's complex, and very good for the summer. When I tried it, I kept sniffing my hand for hours afterward because I couldn't get enough! It's definitely not one of BBW's everyday fragrances. It's a little more classy than some of them, but not on par with a department store fragrance, obviously. If that makes sense? I love this!
Moisturizers -Biore - SkinPreservation Hard Day's Night
baby_grazi_x05 6/5/2012 8:16:00 AM
I found this at Big Lots for around $5 and I'm in love! I'd been looking for a night cream for awhile and stumbled across this one. It's wonderful! It's very thick and creamy, and it smooths over my face so perfectly. I wake up with the softest skin ever! I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and NO breakouts! My skin usually lets me know within a few days if it's not going to like something I put on it!
Apparently you either love this fragrance or hate it. And I LOVE it! I've had the same bottle since high school and I'm only halfway through it (and only because I have a TON of fragrances). Light scent, but very pretty and feminine. And the scent lasts for awhile too!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
baby_grazi_x05 5/29/2012 9:02:00 AM
What is THIS nonsense? $2.99 shadows that are just as good as some of my more expensive ones? Well, okay. I'm not going to go that far since the colors are a LITTLE chalky. But this is perfect for an everyday look. The colors are just enough to give me a polished look and they blend easily so it takes no time at all to do my makeup. With a base, they last forever! Will repurchase and look into other colors!
Absolutely PERFECT! Great coverage, but it doesn't break my sensitive skin out! No. 21 is the perfect shade for me (NW15-ish), and it kind of self-adjusts for any discrepancies in color between it and my skin. I've got both this one and the IPKN one and while they both have their merits, I greatly prefer this one. Mostly because it's cheaper! You can catch this in the smaller size for around $10 with shipping on eBay or Amazon. It's great!
This doesn't do a whole lot for my hair when I use it as a smoothing treatment, but before flat ironing? Holy amazeballs! So smooth! I originally bought it because my stylist uses it on me after she cuts my hair and I'm always floored by the smell. IT SMELLS SO GOOD! I also caught this on sale at Regis, so the price was just right at $9.95.
Misc Beauty Tools -Palladio - Rice Powder Blotting Papers
baby_grazi_x05 5/24/2012 8:49:00 AM
I got these B1G1...I can't remember if the second was free or 50% off. They're the bee's knees! I LOVE them for taking off the oil from my face after a few hours of being at work. Because believe me, I look like I dipped my face in a fat fryer. Gross. I am taking off one lippie because of the packaging. It won't always stay closed and sometimes gets powder in my purse. Not a BIG deal, but kind of annoying.
Got this as a B2M. I asked my MA for a recommendation for something colorful for summer, but not too over the top (because we both know that I'm SUCH a neutral girl) and this is the first one she suggested. I fell in LOVE!! It's the perfect WEARABLE red!!
Best quick dry topcoat I've used. A little pricey, but you can get it for a few dollars cheaper at Sally's. Plus with the Beauty Club card, it's even cheaper!
Dries fast, but my polish cracks after a day. Not chip...crack...like glass. But I understand certain topcoats work differently with different body chemistries. The best one for me is Seche Vite Dry Fast!
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Intensive Healing Advanced Therapy Lotion
baby_grazi_x05 4/12/2011 2:12:00 PM
Got this in a 2/$6 pack at Wal Mart and I keep a bottle on my dresser for my body when I wake up and am getting ready and right before bed on my hands and feet. Thick, but not too thick formula sinks in pretty well and it's not obnoxiously-scented. Love!
This was recommended as a replacement for the d/c'ed Angel Cream Plushglass. It looks nothing like it, but it's still a phenomenal lipgloss. I don't wear makeup very much anymore being a student and doing little more than rolling out of bed and throwing on some sweats to go to class, but this gloss gives me a polished look like no other. It also plumps out the lines in my lips which makes it that much more awesome!
This was recommended to me by a stylist friend when I asked her about updos that I could do on my own for the USMC ball. I went to get it and was stunned by the price. However, they had a travel pack that came with travel sizes of this, volumizing shampoo and conditioner, and volumizing gel. It was PERFECT for the trip. Obviously the shampoo and conditioner are long gone, and I really only use the gel for smoothing flyaways. But this spray is PERFECT for holding down the back of my angled bob without looking stiff and gross! Love it!
Kinda pricey, but I'll do whatever it takes to give my unapologetically red lowlights a fighting chance. Smells good, not overpowering. Keeps my hair fresh for a couple of days so I don't have to wash every day which would also fade my color.