I decided to try this after all the recs on mu board. Ran out of my HG Bourjois Clubbing liner and my nearest Ulta is a 45 minute drive so I thought id try this. I was very pleasantly surprised. Very pigmented. More than I thought it would be. Dries very matte and I find that it stays put. Love the long brush, it's as long as my HG's brush. I gave it a 4 though cause of the way the wand is shaped, like a cone. Its tough to use sometimes. Especially with long nails. Also, it dries insanely fast, so If I'm in a hurry and make a mistake there's no time to quickly wipe with my finger. It dries as soon as I apply it.
Eye Shadow -Avon - True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Blushing Raisins
soniawonia 4/9/2010 2:40:00 AM
Absolutely. Stunning. I love, love, love this quad. All the colors are beautiful and blend super well. And DO NOT CREASE. Whatsoever. With or without primer. It's insane how good the formula is. Very pigmented and with subtle, beautiful shimmer. If you wanna do a smokey eye that is subtle, yet smokey and day appropriate, this is the quad for you.
Eye Shadow -Avon - True Colour Powder Eyeshadow Quad - Earth
soniawonia 4/9/2010 2:38:00 AM
This review is for the updated Earth quad. First off, LOVE the new quads. Amazing. I use the nude shadow from this quad every single day. I use it under UDPP and it gives it extra staying power. If I dont wanna UDPP sometimes, I use this alone and it prevents creasing like no other. Ive actually hit pan on this. I wish they had it individually so I could buy it over and over without having to get it in a quad. The other colors are beautiful as well. I love doing smokey eyes with the olive shade. I recommend these new quads.
This saved my skin while I was at the in laws enjoying a terrible diet of junk food. I said enjoying cause while I'm home I eat healthy and only eat junk food once it awhile. So it was so awesome to pig ouuuttttt while there. But boy did my skin pay for it! Luckly I brought this just in case. Cause I knew there was gonna be some mad grubbin' going on. Got rid of whatever breakouts I got with the quickness and prevented new ones from forming. Oooo Wife swap is on. g2g!
One of the best scrubs I have *ever* used. It's very gentle. Not only do the grains exfoliate, but the fruit enzymes as well. Which do a fantastic job. My skin is left dewy and flawless. It's a like pick me up. Especially great when I don't get enough sleep and my skin needs brightening. Oh man does it give it a glow. Now back to the grains. Super gentle. First time I used it I thought it was too gentle and wasn't doing anything. But I just kept scrubbing anyways till it felt like I was just massaging cream into my face. But once I washed it off, I realized it exfoliated very well. Next day it looked like I had had a mini peel. Glowing, soft, and very smooth. It stays that way till the next time I use it. I really love this product. Great ingredients as well.
Toners -Burt's Bees - Carrot Seed Oil Complexion Mist [DISCONTINUED]
soniawonia 2/4/2010 2:35:00 PM
Absolutely fabulous. Love love, love, LOVE, this product. I use this at night and sometimes over makeup to set. The way I use it I pull my hair back, put a headband on, then mist. Keeps my skin hydrated and looking fab. Evens skin tone as well. I actually freaking adore the way this smells. I love essential oils, so earthy. The scent relaxes me and helps me sleep. Plus I feel super luxurious as I'm applying it. All misty and fancy.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - I-sparkle: Galactic Realm
soniawonia 1/24/2010 2:04:00 AM
Looks gorgeous and like its gonna be very pigmented, but its not AT ALL. The purple is soooo sheeer. So are the black and the grey. The white has a little pigment. But when I say at all, I mean it. Its super hard too. Not soft at all. Maybe thats why no color is left on my finger when I try to swatch it. Terrible x 10000000000.
Love the teal/green side, not so crazy about the neutral side. It's a big disappointment. When I first saw it, I thought, "WOW! Look at that teal! Wait, what's with that other one??" They shouldn't be paired together IMO. The teal (which is supposed to be emerald but I don't see it at all) is bold and bright, it should have came with another bold color. Especially for the price. I can't believe I paid $32 just cause I loved the teal. Also, the neutral color is chalky and barely shows up at all.
My FAV NARS blush. The very best. Looks great on my NC40 skin tone. It's perfect for me. It's a great plum blush. I absolutely am in love with this. I have a hard time finding blushes. So I was so happy when I applied this. It was perfection. This is my going out blush.
A great basic pink blush. Not really a "wow" that's super different, just a nice basic pink. Which is what I was looking for. I have a hard time finding pink blushes that'll work with my NC40 skin tone, but this works. I do love it. I need to be careful not to over do it though or else it's too much. I just hope nobody ever asks what I'm wearing on my cheeks, id be too shy to say the name out loud!
My HG everyday blush. Its such a gorgeous darkish peach. I have found it to be fool proof. It always looks great. Best blush I have found for my skintone. NC40.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
soniawonia 1/23/2010 9:55:00 PM
I love my Blacktrack fluidline. Very pigmented and lasts all day. I put it to the test when I went to Disneyland. I applied it at 8 am and it stayed put till I washed it off around midnight.
I love this. It's bold and super bright. The color payoff is great. Especially over UDPP. DH loves it when I wear this.
Love, love, LOVE this lippie!! It's bright, It's sexy, It demands attention. Bold and bright, but without being hoorish. I wear this with very neutral eyes. Texture is perfection. Matte, but not drying. I guess that's what makes is semi matte? Smells really pretty too.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
soniawonia 11/17/2009 2:21:00 AM
L. O. V. E. this mascara. First off, the packaging is super cute. The tube is huge, and so is the brush. The formula is FAB! It doesn't dry all crusty and hard like normal mascaras. This is more like just a matte finish. Lashes left super soft. And let me tell you the lengthening this mascara does..It's insane. It can make lashes look either natural, or dramatic. Like falsies if you apply enough, but without looking clumpy. I've never had a problem with it clumping. Also, if you tilt your head back while you apply, it lines the eyes. I do this trick when I don't wear anything on my eyes but mascara. It does a nice, thin, line that's appropriate for daytime. I can't say enough about the brush, It's so awesome. Combs and lifts every lash. Washes off easily with soap and water.