Polishes -Isadora - Graffiti nail top - 809 Latte Queen
maan84 3/13/2011 2:55:00 PM
I used this graffiti nail top on a gold colored base and the combo looks nice, doesn't stand out in any way, it's pretty subtle. Graffiti nail top is a crackle nail polish. When painting it on top of another polish it cracks and creates a cool pattern so the base layer shows. Really cool idea and it works perfectly! Love it.
The light beige color is very versatile. You can create lots of different combinations. I will definitely experiment with other colors as base layers (the combinations are endless). The only thing I don't like very much is the wide brush. Full price is about 69 SEK and I think it's a reasonable price. I have a few other graffiti nail top colors and I have to admit that this one is my least favorite.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
maan84 2/26/2011 4:20:00 AM
Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is one of the best primers I've ever used. It does not have the greasy feeling Smashbox Photo Finish gives me.
It does smooth out your complexion and disguise pores instantly. It's easy to apply and you only need a tiny amount of product each time. It makes the perfect base for foundation. I don't mind the jar packaging. I would definitely repurchase!
Fragrances -The Body Shop - Neroli Jasmin Body Mist
maan84 2/26/2011 4:13:00 AM
Neroli Jasmin is a warm fruity floral oriental scent. I have and love Vanilla body mist since before and wanted something more floral. However, I have to say that the scent is not a winner in my book, it's a bit overpowering and "old lady like". I highly recommend Vanilla body mist instead!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Papaya Body Butter
maan84 2/26/2011 4:08:00 AM
I am absolutely in love with the Body Butters from The Body Shop. I wouldn't know what to do without them. I need them, especially during the winter when my skin needs all the moisture it can get. It leaves your skin soft and smooth, it's very moisturizing and absorbs very well and quite quickly.
Papaya has a very nice scent, it's not too strong nor too "artificial". I would definitely repurchase!
Jungle Red is a deep blood red color. Very pretty! I like the color but wouldn't repurchase. The quality doesn't compare to OPI and China Glaze. The color doesn't get as even and the lasting power is not as good. I'm not a big fan of the packaging either.
Fragrances -The Body Shop - Body, Room & Linen Spritz in Pomegranate & Raspberry
maan84 2/12/2011 10:30:00 AM
Pomegranate & Raspberry from The Body Shop is such a nice scent for freshening your home. It's a wonderful fruity and fresh scent that lingers for quite some time. It's also great to spray on your linen or towels in order to refresh them. You can also use it as a scent on your skin but for that purpose I find the scent a bit too fruity and artificial-like. I prefer to use it as a room spray and on linen and/or towels. I would definitely repurchase! I paid 125 SEK for a 100 ml bottle which is a very reasonable price.
I got a sample of this fragrance as a GWP. Dreams Unlimited from The Body Shop is a fruity floral scent. It smells clean and fresh but is kind of generic and boring. I will use it up but I will not repurcharse it in full size.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Lanza - Healing Style Beach Spray
maan84 2/12/2011 9:41:00 AM
This is my first beach spray. I like the scent, it's very nice and fresh! I apply it in either damp hair after shower or in dry hair. Helps "thicken" my very fine hair which makes styling it a bit easier. I would probably repurchase this beach spray from Lanza.
I've been wearing this mascara for some time now and I have to say that it's a good mascara. However, it's not one of the best I've tried, it doesn't wow me. It is lacking in the volume-department. I wish it made the lashes a bit fuller. On the plus side it's easy to take off, doesn't irritate the eyes and provides good length. Also the staying power is very good and it doesn't smudge. A nice everyday mascara but lacks that little extra necessary in order for me to consider it a really good mascara. I am unsure whether I'd repurchase it or not.
Polishes -Isadora - Graffiti nail top - 801 Black Tag
maan84 2/6/2011 8:17:00 AM
I used this graffiti nail top on a silver colored base and gotta say I love the combo. Graffiti nail top is a crackle nail polish. When painting it on top of another polish it cracks and creates a cool pattern so the base layer shows. Really cool idea and it works perfectly! Love it.
I love the black color and will definitely try more colors in the future and experiment with other colors as base layers (the combinations are endless). The only thing I don't like much is the wide brush. I paid about 69 SEK for my bottle and I think it's a reasonable price.
Polishes -Isadora - Graffiti nail top - 810 All City Brown
maan84 2/6/2011 8:15:00 AM
I used this graffiti nail top on a peachy-pink colored base and gotta say I like the combo. Graffiti nail top is a crackle nail polish. When painting it on top of another polish it cracks and creates a cool pattern so the base layer shows. Really cool idea and it works perfectly! Love it.
The dark brown color is very versatile. You can create lots of different combinations. I will definitely experiment with other colors as base layers (the combinations are endless). The only thing I don't like very much is the wide brush. Full price is about 69 SEK and I think it's a reasonable price.
This might be the perfect red color! I usually shy away from red colors cause they are usually not very flattering against my pale skin tone. However, this one is the perfect red! It's a sheer red which can be build up to a more intense red (though still very natural looking). I've been wearing it almost daily since I got it a few weeks ago. I'm usually not a lipstick girl but this one has the perfect texture. Love it!
I highly recommend this lipstick and would, if possible, repurchase again and again. HG lipstick!
This color looks amazing in the bottle but once applied it's not as beautiful. It's actually an unflattering yellow pink color, a bit more "orange-y" than peach once applied. I don't like the color against my pale skin. It's also very sheer, I had to apply two coats to get decent coverage. I didn't like the end result (not my kind of color) so I decided to put IsaDora graffiti nail top in "All City Brown" on top of it. Now I can wear it for a week before I change polish. I wouldn't repurchase. Packaging is nice although the brush could be better. I'm not a big fan of the brush.
I love this color! Such a pretty dark blue/green (I'd say it's more green than blue). The shade is super beautiful with a touch of shimmer.
As always with OPI nail polish the quality is fantastic! One coat provides enough coverage and the application is smooth and easy. Staying power is awesome, when using base- and top coat I can easily wear it for a week. This is the perfect blue/green color I've been looking for. Love it! I'm extra happy about the fact that I managed to grab this on sale (50 % discount!).
I got a generous sample of this eye cream as a GWP. I've been using it for a few weeks now. I don't see any visible results. It is very moisturizing and helps to "wake me up" in the morning. I like the texture, it goes on easily and absorbs quickly. However, I wouldn't purchase it in full size. It's just an average eye cream, not worth the prize tag if you ask me.