This was my very first blush from MAC. I think it's great for skin tones with a peachy color in them. It really brings out the coral color in your skin for a nice glow. It's good for any time of day and for an everyday look. I also think it's good for any season. It's very matte and blends easily. You don't even need a lot to see the color. Just a few strokes with a blush brush and your cheeks will glow.
I came across this product and started using it when my skin was breaking out. Then, when my skin improved I put it away and recently gave it another try. At first, it seemed to cover my imperfections, but it was kind of cakey. So, this time I tried a trick and anyone should try this if they have a problem with blending it, because it is an unusual physical property that can be confusing. So, I take a normal amount of the product and mix a little bit of moitrizer with it. It turns it into a thicker liquid and blends really well. However, dry skin beware. You should exfoliate and moistrize before using this because it horribly shows dry patches. It doesn't hydrate at all and my friend with oily skin seemed to have a problem with it clogging her pores. The coverage is good, it's medium to heavy and comes in a great selection of colors so it's very buildable for skin tones. However, it will only cover your skin perfections, it won't help your skin. It's an okay foundation, but nothing really great.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Wave™ (Power-Cleanser And Deep Clean Foaming Pads)
oxnicoleox3 1/11/2010 2:26:00 PM
I borrowed this from my friend and gave it a shot with all the advertisements on it. Basically, it's a foaming cleanser that is supposed to make your skin softer, exfoliate, and remove makeup. I think it makes my skin a little bit softer because it cleanses and it did remove my powder and blush. However, I really don't see how it exfoliates because there really isn't anything abrasive about the surface of the pad you attatch to it. I feel like it really just foams up and vibrates on your skin. I think I would rather stick to a classic cleanser and for exfoliating, a good scrub. I also heard the battery runs out really quickly too. I don't recommend this because you can definitely get just as good as a cleanser and makeup remover that doesn't vibrate and one where you don't have to keep replacing the pads.
I love this lip balm. It comes in the most delicious flavors. I have bought Vanilla, Coconut, and Winter mint so far. It really does smell like the real flavors, instead of an artificial scent. If I want some moisture for my lips, I feel like I put on a lot more than a quick swipe. So, I usually use it for a base for my lipgloss and lipstick. It's super cute and lasts a while. I really like it :)
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Body Double Mist- Strawberry Fizz
oxnicoleox3 1/11/2010 2:13:00 PM
I was given this by my friend and I always wanted to try these. I think it's creative how it comes in two layers. I didn't really see a difference in the moisture in my skin, but maybe it's because where I spray it, my skin isn't dry. When you first try it, I think it smells really cheap. It's definitely an artificial type of strawberry scent. I don't think it lasts long at all either. It's good for if you're at home or going somewhere quick. Apparently, you're supposed to use it with the matching Body Drink Lotion to make it last all day. This really isn't my favorite body spray, but I think I'll give it another shot with getting the Appletini flavor with the matching lotion.
Lip Gloss -C.O. Bigelow - Mentha Lip Tint No. 1641 Magenta Mint
oxnicoleox3 1/11/2010 2:08:00 PM
I really like this lip gloss. You only need a little to give your lips a pretty shine and a blast of fresh mint. I think this lip gloss and Victoria's Secret's Beauty Rush lip glosses. I like this color, only I just wish it was a little bit darker and I wish it lasted longer. I think it comes in the perfect amount and it will last me a while. I wish it was a little cheaper because I paid $7 for it. I'd totally buy it again though.
I love this acne medication. I use it everyday, twice a day after I wash my face. I used to have one patch of acne and after using this for two weeks it was finally becoming clear. Now, I've been using it for almost a year and it still prevents a lot of acne. It's not perfect, I still have some scars and get acne sometimes. But definitely the best acne treatment that has worked for me.
I really love this mask. It smells so good and goes on really smooth. After I leave it on for about 10 minutes, my skin is firmer and it really does shrink my pores. I use it once a week on my nose and forehead. It also serves as a great spot treatment to dry up pimples overnight. The only thing I do not like about it is that it irritates right under my eye area. But a great product overall!
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
oxnicoleox3 1/10/2010 3:19:00 PM
I really do love this mascara. After I curl my lashes and apply it right away, it holds the curl all day long. It also gives it a great color while making them super long and separated. You might want to use something under your eyes though because it can cause those undereye smudges.
This scent is almost like summer in a bottle! True to its name, it just smells like sunshine. It's definitely great for everyday in the spring and summer. It smells like fresh citrus and light flowers. Check out the body lotion too, it smells exactly the same if you want some extra lasting power. Although, I didn't think I needed it because it lasts all day long. :)
I find this perfume to be very fresh once it sinks into your skin. It's very sophisticated and classy. I personally would use it more on special occasions than everyday. It's very strong and long lasting so you only need about two sprays. I would personally only buy the smaller bottle in an EDT since it's so expensive and strong. But overall, the best Chanel perfume in my opinion.
It's a great mascara. It really does separate my lashes with the vibration. It also makes my eyelashes really long and dark. It has a great pigment. I feel like it smudges easily though. Although the amount decreased, I still found that I had some smudge marks on my undereyes. It holds curl pretty well, too. However, I feel like I can feel just as good mascara without vibration. I don't think I'll repurchase this. I like my Maybelline Colossal Volume Express and I think I'll stick to that.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Fantasy Britney spears
oxnicoleox3 1/4/2010 1:40:00 AM
Even though I'm by no means a britney fan, she has some pretty good perfumes. This one is definitely her best. It smells like light vanilla sugar and it lasts all day. Both guys and girls will give you compliments saying you smell like candy. One guy even thought it was abercrombie and fitch. Plus, someone told me I was the best smelling girl in my grade. Cute packaging. However, I think she should mix up the bottles instead of changing the color. Definitely recommended for a sugary long lasting day scent.
Fragrances -Coty - Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani - G
oxnicoleox3 1/4/2010 1:31:00 AM
Fantastic for summer. It smells like coconuts and banana. I just feel as adorable as the packaging it comes in. It's my favorite out of the collection. It just makes me excited for summer. It's probably the only one in this line of perfumes I'd think about buying again. It is expensive even for the little ones. I saw the whole set of the SMALLEST ones for $100 on sale and regularly $125. That's just a rip off. Definitely not worth that much. I also haven't seen gift sets with included lotion or anything like that for a single one. All in all, great summer and day scent if you're willing to splurge a little.
As you all know, these perfumes are famous for the adorable packaging. So, of course I just had to give the packaging a 5. This sweet smell of pineapple is ideal for summer. It just reminds me of the beach since it's such a tropical blend. It's a great scent, but it just isn't my favorite. It's nice on the occasion, but I just want to find something different. I personally like G better.