Lipstick -Clinique - Long Last Lipstick - Watermelon
deamber 3/28/2012 10:30:00 PM
I love this color! I love that I can control the amount of color on my lips, if I want a hint of color I just dab this on my lips and it creates a pouty look for me. I love how it fades it just gives me a nice pink tint. People think I have big lips but in reality its this product that makes my lips stand out. I love this product, I have an obsession with this!
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
deamber 3/28/2012 10:16:00 PM
I have a love hate relationship with this. The first time I tried it, it made me brake out. I have extremely sensitive skin so I stoped using it. After a couple weeks I tried it again. It didn't cause break outs the second time around and I felt like my skin felt smoother, and my foundation looked good. I wear blush daily and whenever I put this on my blush stays put all day long, and I mean all day long. I actually have to pat it down with a tissue because my blush stays strong all day and sometimes it can be overwelming if it doesn't fade a bit lol. I haven't noticed any difference with my oilyness but that could be because I have extremely oily skin that no product can help me. I don't know if I will buy this product again, I don't use it daily but I give it props for the staying power and the spf.
I've been using this product for about 10 years, it is my favorite powder. This gives me nice coverage and matches my skin perfectly, not like other foundations that can be too dark. It covers my pores well and leaves a matte finish. I always seem to come back to this whenever I try something new. I just put it over my moisturizer (primer causes brake outs) and it looks amazing. My absolute favorite!
This product wasn't completely horrible but it just wasn't for me. Its too thick which makes it really difficult to apply on your skin. I have oily skin and this seemed kinda cakey on my face. I loved that it has SPF 30 but there better products out there. It doesn't leave my skin with a smooth finish it kinda just feel like it sits on my skin. It might be breaking me out, not to sure but I won't be using this again.
This product does what it says "Relaxing, styling balm that smoothes and straightens curly or wavy hair" but it doesn't protect! I always have to use a Heat Protector so I layer this is with other stuff. I do find that it relaxes my hair, after I blow dry, and feels like I have a little bit of hair which is not the case at all so that's good. I don't like that it leaves my hair feeling a bit sticky so I go and get my Fekkai Glossing cream to make my hair feel soft and shinny. This alone brakes my hair while blow drying so make sure you use a Heat Protector! It does a good job of straightening but I'm not sure if its worth it if I have to layer it with a Heat Protector and Glossing Cream. Its a 10 does all of that in one little bottle. I took off a lippie because I'm forced to layer this product with other products.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
deamber 3/13/2012 12:20:00 PM
I have really dry, frizzy, damaged hair that I style freaquently and this has put the shine back into my hair. I love this stuff! It makes my hair Glossy and Shiny and smooth to the touch. The only complaint I have about this product is that it is not a hair protector so I always have to pair this up with something else but its so worth it. It usually last a long time but now I got my mom and my sisters using this stuff so I'm buying this really frequently. It doesn't leave my hair as oily as when I put hair oil on, it leaves my hair with a bounce ;) I love this stuff!
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
deamber 3/13/2012 12:04:00 PM
I've been wearing MAC for 10 years straight, I'm not old I just started early lol, and while it looked cute back then now it has caused me to brake out. So I wanted something oil free, and something that would be good for my face. I got this Amazonian Clay foundation in Tan and I really like it! A little goes a long way I put 3 dots on my face one on my forehead and one on each cheek and blend. The covarege isn't comepletely full coverage but that's okay I'm trying to be good to my skin and this I feel has created a more even out skin tone for me. This leaves my skin with a cute dewy finish, and it looks natural. I like dropping a few drops of illuminizer into my foundation for a dewy finish and this already has some sparkles in it so it saves me a step. Its not too glittery it just leaves me looking like I have glowing skin. I have oily skin and this does not keep me dry throughout the day, nothing does! But I blott once and I don't have to reaply it still looks good :) I've also noticed that the scars that I had are fading so there must be something in here that's doing the trick (maybe silica idk). I really like this product it reminds me of a longer staying Dream matte mouse from Maybelline except this Amazon clay stays put and makes my skin look even toned even after I take my make up off. I hope this becomes my new HG foundation!!
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
deamber 3/13/2012 2:16:00 AM
I bought this thinking Million lashes! Waterproof! Voluminous! Can't go wrong! But it wasn't what I expected. I have really thin eyelashes and this didn't thicken at all! My eyelashes just looked darker and a bit longer. It does hold a slight curl, not as much as I would want though. I have really long eyelashes so I really want something that's gonna fatten them up and this wasn't for me. It has crazy staying power though, and didn't flake, gotta give it points for that. Its really difficult to remove, I loose a couple eye lashes when I remove this even if I use make up remover. It doesn't really clump but sometimes I find eyelashes kinda stuck together and once it dries I'm stuck with two eyelashes that look like one huge one lol. The brush is kinda rough and something I'm not used to. Over all I didn't like this product, I can see why someone would like it (the staying power) but its not for me.
Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
deamber 3/12/2012 9:58:00 PM
This eyeliner has a long and precise tip, it makes it so easy to line your eyes. I always draw a little wing on the ends and this is basically dummy proof I never mess up with this stuff. It last a looong time it takes forever for the tube to dry up which I love because all my other products dry up really fast and this is still standing lol. I can even line my inner corners with this, and it stays looking perfect. I love this stuff.
This is such a pretty color, its like golden shimmer. I rock this when I wanna look sun kissed and tanned, it makes me look golden. Its cute alone, or with a darker color in the crease. Its also cute to put in the inner corners. Such a pretty color, the only complaint is that it does get a little messy around the case, so worth it though!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
deamber 3/12/2012 9:26:00 PM
This stuff made me brake out like crazy, its supposed to be oil free and created for oily skin but it didn't work out for me. Dermatologist tested? I don't know about that one. I have sensitive skin and I'm still treating my face from the scars that my pimples left behind. I wanted to like this because it feels so smooth and looks like winner but it wasn't. This product doesn't have Spf tsk tsk.
This is the best hair product I have EVER used. I bought this with Keratin and it has made wonders for my hair. I have really curly, frizzy and damaged hair. I dye my hair and straighten and just mistreat my hair in every way. After seeing a picture of myself out one cold night I knew I had to try something new, my hair was a total frizz ball. I spend so much money and time just so my hair can poof out in 30 minutes, no thanks, so my sister told me about this product. No lie this is amazing, it makes my hair sleek and straight, it won't poof at all, it has actually made my hair grow (I think its treating my hair so my hair doesn't brake as easily as before) and I'm not spending an hour styling my hair anymore! I have tried everything, Garnier Fructis sleek and shine, Living Proof, Frizz Ease, Matrix Biolage, Argan Oil, Suave, Alterna, Fekkai, all types of hair oils and this is by far the best. I find that sometimes it does dry my hair out a bit so I just put on Fekkai Glossing Cream and I have the best hair in the world. I did notice that if I use a shampoo with lots of protein like Biolage or Infusium 23 it made my hair a little dry so I switch my shampoo and conditioner and problem solved. I don't think this is expensive Living Proof cost me $50 and this product cost me around $20 with waaaay better results. My hair has grown which I'm really excited about, while still straighting my hair. Listen to this; sometimes I can just blow dry my hair straight with a round brush and don't feel the need to go over it with a straightner! This is my HG hair product!
This made me break out like crazy! I've always had nice skin tone and this made me get huge pimples, that I'm still treating because of the scars. How could something expensive do this to me? I didn't return it because I found it was nice to put on my hair, just in the ends and just a drop because a lot of this stuff will make your hair really oily and unmanageable. I did notice that the area that this didn't break me out looked moisterized and smooth but I'm not taking any chances. Would not buy again.
I bought the waterproof version and I really like this stuff. It volumizes, separates, and makes them super long. It doesn't clump at all and I layer on the mascara so that's a plus!! It also doesn't make my eyelashes feel stiff, they feel soft and it doesn't irritate my eyes. The wand makes it easy to apply and doesn't have bloobs of clumps like other mascaras. The only thing is it doesn't give my eyelashes a crazy curl just a slight curl for waterproof version. I just bought this product so I hope it really does make my lashes healthy and longer. Thanks Almay :)
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion
deamber 2/24/2012 12:25:00 AM
This lotion is amazing! I love the smell, kinda like cupcakes on your skin. It leaves my skin sooo smooth all my ex boyfriends always say I was the one with the best skin lol. I've been using this for years and even when I try something else I always go back to this one, and I don't have a single stretch mark on me. I never have to reaply lotion it keeps me hydrated all day! Its really thick and creamy, I LOVE IT!!