The only reason i purchased this product was because the salon that i worked at, at the time was selling in half price in an Elemis sale. It doesn't really do much for my skin in terms of benefiting it, it's meant to decongest your complexion but i honestly havent noticed any difference with twice weekly use as directed. I'm sure if you have the right skin type i.e sallow, congested, then it would probably work better but for me, i wouldn't purchase it again.
My lips always seem to be dry and i thought i'd give carmex a go as I've heard such good things about it, and the fact that it comes in cherry was even more tempting! It apply's easily, you have to squeeze it on your lips, and i just blend it in using the applicator, and after it's been on for a few minutes you notice a tingling sensation which is quite pleasant, but abit strange if your not expecting it! It lasts a good few hours once it's on and definitely would buy again.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
misti_parrott 6/16/2011 5:05:00 AM
Being a hairdresser, I've worked with a lot of serums, lotions and potions which claim to smooth and de-frizz your hair, but this time, super skinny serum does exactly what it says. The great thing about it, is that a little bit goes a long way, and it's designed to cut down your hair drying time by half! If your using it on wet hair, use 1-2 pumps depending on your hair length/thickness and apply it mid lengths to ends and your hair will be shinier and healthy looking at the end of it guaranteed. It's beautifully scented with a hint of grapefruit, which makes using it even more delightful. I've had mine for 6 months and i'm only half way through the bottle!
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
misti_parrott 6/16/2011 4:55:00 AM
I was really disappointed with this eyeliner, definitely did not live up to my expectations, it apply very smoothly but also creases and comes off just as easily! It's a great eyeliner for people that dont have a lot of precision applying their eye make up, as it has quite a chunky nib, but for me, it disappointed me in every way.
I had this powder a few years ago and never had any problems with it, it's a loose powder and very light and velvety in its texture, and has a hint of shimmer in it, an overall nice powder for skin which is normal/combination. I wouldn't suggest it to people that like thick coverage with their powder's because this product will not deliver that. The only reason i said that i would not buy this product again is because I've found another powder that i like more.
I first discovered this product when i was working at a hair salon. It is very expensive but i think the performance of the product make's up for the eye watering price. Moroccanoil is a treatment oil, it slowly repairs your hair's internal structure with continuous weekly use. Apply an amount about the size of a 10p coin, depending on hair length to your mid lengths and end's as these area's of the hair will be the most damaged and either blow dry it into your hair is use as a finishing serum. It has a lovely aroma and it's very concentrated so a little bit goes a long way. The main ingredient is Argon oil which is a nut oil and is very good for your hair, but there has been debates about whether people that have nut allergies can use it.
Everything about this perfume oozes glamour. From the adorable bottle to the sensually deep floral/fruity scent. The top notes are mandarin and the base notes are sandalwood and the heart notes are rose. I was bought this for valentines day and i love it so much that i save it to wear on special occasions when i want to feel classy.
Love Love Love this Perfume. I also have the original Vera Wang fragrance, and wondered how it would compare but this is a beautifully light floral scent, perfect perfume to wear during the day or night, and the bottle is just adorable, i love how you can wear the little crown as a ring!
I've been searching for a new brown to do my daytime two toned look and came across this one, it has a lovely velvet feel to it, blends and apply's easily, and looks great teamed with mac's 'all that glitter's' eye shadow.
For the people that are complaining about 'not being able to see Georgia' IT'S NOT A BLUSHER. It's a highlighting/illuminating powder. You put it OVER blusher, for example something which is abit of a flat colour like Dallas, it's liven's it up a little and gives it a shimmer. Put it over anything warm, avoid putting it over cool tones like Dandelion. I currently have bright red hair so i wear a lot of gold toned/coral blushers, and it looks lovely just swept over the cheek bone as an extra touch of shimmer.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
misti_parrott 6/15/2011 11:54:00 AM
I've been really lazy with trying to find a good quality powder the last few months and decided that enough was enough and i marched myself into to Mac. I told the girl that as i'm very fair,and i want a a powder which will give me a healthy glow to my otherwise ghostly complexion. She picked up this powder and gave me a light dusting of it and i was smitten, my whole face just looked absolutely flawless, like i'd been given a new layer of skin! As it's a medium and i'm fair skinned, i do have to be careful about how much i apply, as 'healthy glow' can easily become 'just been tangoed' if i get abit carried away! but i love it so much that i'm going to get the same one in my exact skin tone so that i can switch them depending on what mood i'm in!
'All That Glitters' Is the perfect eye shadow to glam up your boring day time make up! It's a beige/peachy gold and really brings out my blue eyes :)
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - DUO eyelash adhesive
misti_parrott 4/28/2011 4:10:00 AM
I have been using Duo for about 3 years now, I hate mascara so i just wear natural looking falsies every day and it's the best eyelash glue out there. It hold's really heavy lashes with ease and the glue is so easy to remove, you can squeeze a little on your fingers and it dry's and becomes almost rubbery in seconds!
At last i have a make up bag that can actually hold all my benefit products! It's soooo much bigger then i thought it would be, makes my Gabbi bag look tiny!! Definitely worth the money (even tho i got it for a little cheaper on ebay because i wanted the pink version) The only qualm i have with the bag, and it's a small qualm, is that the brush compartment doesn't accommodate very big brushes, had to squeeze my powder brush down the bottom bit under the brushes but it's a small annoyance to put up with seeing as the bag is so good.
Very sexy pink that shows up well on my fair skin and looks great. Gives a natural flushed look.