I really like this product...+'s: holds curl, dark inky color, not too expensive ($13.50 CND) lengthens & volumizes nicely on my asian eyes. -'s: wet formula, lengthens so much that if I don't let it dry thoughoughly before looking up it leaves marks on my eyelids, after a long humid day it smudges slightly under my eyes even if I'm not wearing any on my lower lashes. With my Shiseido Mascara Base (holy grail) it looks like false lashes but better...tends to smudge less as well. I use this alone on a daily basis, but to go out or at night I use it with the mascara base!
Blush -Scott Barnes - Chic Palette in Samba [DISCONTINUED]
grouchie 4/12/2006 2:10:00 PM
This blush I use mostly on my natural/neutral days as it goes with my skin tone beautifully (MAC NC 25/ScB Beyond Beige). I use this also when I'm going with more dramatic eyes. This would be beautiful on those with a more tanned complexion as well...overall, gorgeous and a great blush to start more ScB lemmings!
If I ever ran out of this blush I'd buy it again! It's defintely cool toned but it looks great on my MAC NC 25/ScB Beyond Beige skin tone. It definitely gives you a flushed look, I agree with the "blushing bride" reference...it looks fresh and young.
I love this blush...it's beautiful for a winter-time like flushed look, it makes me look as if I just walked in from a walk in the brisk fluffy snow. For a reference I'm a MAC NC 25/ScB Beyond Beige with freckles, black-brown eyes & hair.
This is a beautiful shade that reminds me of the dark part of sandstone (muted flesh-toned salmon) with beautiful shimmer that makes your eyes look like they're glowing. My bf asked "what'd you do with your eyes tonight? they look great!", he never notices my makeup (this is a guy who thinks i look good when i roll over with makeup smudged all over after a night out).
This product is ok. It has a tendency to feel greasy, but on naked lips it can be used for a "stain". I'm only giving it a 4 b/c it's not what I was looking for (nude), this is MLBB only slightly darker and more pink. It is however, what it says, it's a sheer peachy pink color that's good for enhancing lips.
This product is ok. It has a tendency to feel greasy, but on naked lips it can be used for a "stain". I'm only giving it a 4 b/c it's not what I was looking for (nude), this is MLBB only slightly darker and more brown. It is however, what it says, it's a neutral clear brown that's good for enhancing lips.
Eye Shadow -Scott Barnes - Illumineye Eyeshadow in Lilly
grouchie 3/20/2006 4:31:00 PM
This is a nice highlighting color for my NC 25-30 complexion.
Eyes -Scott Barnes - Eye Ice in Mediterranean Lights
grouchie 3/20/2006 4:30:00 PM
This is a beautiful color sheered out or applied more heavily...it looks beautiful over top of Urban Legend for a smokier look. It's a greyed turquoise with peacock feathers to me if that makes any sense at all.
Eye Shadow -Scott Barnes - Illumineye eyeshadow in Urban Legend
grouchie 3/20/2006 4:28:00 PM
I love this shadow...I had other gunmetal shades in my collection but this is (as stated before) a browned gunmetal that looks lovely sheered out or smokey. This makes my "plain" asian eyes stand out!
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Pears - The Original Transparent Soap
grouchie 3/8/2006 2:07:00 PM
My skin was freaking out lately (dry and breaking out like crazy; clogged pores & cystic on my chin), which I'm not at all used to. I kinda just gave up on my skin & just used Pears & Cetaphil lotion (3 days) and my skin is looking so much better already...the dryness is pretty much gone...the breakouts & clogged pores are much less apparent & dissapearing. I still wear makeup during the day to work but this removes it effectively...great stuff!! Update: found it left & film, also my skin felt great on the surface, but after awhile I found it both drying & irritating to my skin.
Lotions/ Creams -Gold Bond - Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion
grouchie 2/16/2006 7:36:00 PM
I love this lotion...I bought the pump bottle. I found that it really helped the eczema on my neck...in addition, being a nurse, I don't even really have to use lotion at work anymore, my hands are no longer cracked. I don't find this greasy, instead I find my skin rather silky feeling afterwards. HTH!
My boyfriend & I loved this shampoo...it took away his stubborn flakes, calmed my itchy scalp & made our hair softer. Unfortunately, I can no longer find it at any Shoppers, London Drugs, grocery or chain store. Can't find it...boo.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
grouchie 11/8/2005 2:24:00 AM
I really liked this product to begin with, it removes make up well and doesn't leave the skin feeling stripped. However, it broke me out. This was the only new product I had added to my regime in 2 months...I stopped, cleared up and then tried again but I had breakouts. Too bad...
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Nutra Nail - Triple Power Gel Strengthener
grouchie 10/31/2005 1:47:00 AM
This is a wonderful product. It's cheap & effective. I'm a nurse and my nails tend to peel off in layers and they're quite brittle. Pros: cheap, strengthen, stop the peeling, let my nails grow. Cons: tends to peel off quickly - but this doesn't make it less effective.