Skincare - Body -Coastal Scents - Unrefined Shea Butter
Kidlike 5/6/2012 12:41:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with this product. at first I was unhappy about how difficult it was ti use. I mean the product is like hard butter and spreading it on your skin requires effort. BUT it is absorbed faster then most oils and it really works. my skin feels lovely after I use it and I did replace alot of products with just a chunk of this stuff. it does wonders for both my feet, hand and cuticals (the last bit came from my manicureist, she insisted on getting the name of my hand cream because the change was so fast and VERY noticeable!) I got this at around $8 for 1 Lb and it lasted me 4 months!!! the thing does everything all those expensive creams and lotions promise AND more. my one advice would be to get a jar for it with an air sealing lid as it comes in a plastic zip bag. warm it up by rubbing it in your hands first before using it will go a long way to :)
the colour is a lovely shimmery nude that matches my natural lip colour perfectly. the reason I removed two lippies was :- 1. this thing stings like hell when you apply it and the discomfort continues for around 30-40 minutes. it'll re-appear if you rub your lips together which is very annoying. 2. for all that pain... it really doesn't pump your lips much, the high gloss in it does make your lips look a little fuller for maybe an hour but that's it. I have tried other similer lip pumping products but from MAC this was my first. I'm not repurchasing this thing and would advise others to avoid it. SERIOUSLY not worth it which is sad since MAC glosses cost a pretty penny D:
disappointing, stricky coverage, colour not really flattering on my 15NW skin =/
this one is a little disappointing actually. Disco ball is a clear nailpolish with silver glitter in it, I usually use it in the end after the more plain colours to give them a wow factor. it does the job BUT chips easily (or causes the polish under it to do so actually) the glitter is not really fine so gives a very uncomfortable feeling to the nail even after applying a top coat. I use it alot but once the bottle finishes I'm running back to my OPI one.
I've tried many different brands and so far this one ranks in my top 3 fav. 1. the formula is superior to alot of well known brands over here. 2. a wide range of vibrant colours made this my fav. one when I feel like doing some nail art. 3. alot cheaper then most brands! which makes it even more fun to try different colours without feeling guilty about over spending 4. apply a decent top coat and the colour will last without chiping for at least a week. 5. they dry super fast! I don't mean fast as in stay still, blow on them for 5 to 10 minutes fast I mean road runner style fast!!! by the time you finish the nails on one hand the first one you did would be dry and hard. my only complain is that some colours go on better then others so you never know when that would happen. my all time fav is the gold & silver from this collection which are golden-1 and celeb city, they are so much fun to play with, like melted metal or mercury on your nails *_*
I've been using this for almost a year and these are the results. please keep in mind that I have very thin hair but no other problems. 1. this product is perhaps too gentle on your hair and scalp, there is hardly any cleansing going on. 2. does not add any extra volume 3. when used from time to time rather then constantly adds a lovely and healthy shine to your hair. 4. you need to use something with a more cleansing effect at least one a week with this shampoo otherwise it causes build ups in the scalp (which I never had before with any other product!) overall I would call this an occasions only shampoo and will not be re-purchasing. over here this costs around $40 and not really worth the money, the only reason I used it was because my cousin keeps bringing me some whenever she travels abroad =/
I'm surprised nobody has reviewed this one yet even though it's one of Annayake's most popular perfumes. Matsuri in Japanese means 'holiday', at first the scent is in your face with the mix of cardamom, cinnamon, ylang-ylang and sandalwood however after a few minutes the scent cools down and washes you with the warmth of cloves and some mixed oriental floral smells like jasmine and pink peony. the scent is best described as an exotic mix of both floral and spices without being over powering. this perfume is more suitable for mature women however since most teenagers and young adults tend to carry the scent of spices very poorly.
Fragrances -Agent Provocateur - Agent Provocateur EDP
Kidlike 3/30/2012 3:39:00 AM
this is not an easy scent to carry, I know both my mother and sister stink in this but for myself I love it and carry it well. the first thing that hits you is the scent of spices followed but an odd almost animelistic scent, that's the only way I can describe this perfume. this one is really a niche product and unlike other perfumes you either carry it with an air of sexiness (seriously guys love this on me!!!!) and maturity OR you jump into the shower and wash it off. personally I prefer perfumes that have a strong hint of spices and saffron because they suit me perfectly but make sure you rub some on your wrist and allow it time before deciding to purchase it, it's not made for everyone :)
Treatments (Eye) -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Eye Cream
Kidlike 3/29/2012 8:40:00 PM
it's cheap and available.... that's pretty much all it is really. sadly this product represents the general image (the body shop) has of being deceptive with it's products that give you promises but don't deliver. at best it gives you the feeling of cream around your eye but not in an overly oily way like some other products. after using it regularly for about a month I don't notice a change, doesn't even moisturize the area. my advice... Skip it.
Treatments (Eye) -Elemis - Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal
Kidlike 3/29/2012 8:27:00 PM
I splurged on a luxury spa package and they used Elemis products on me. at the time I was new to all the extra beauty products and loved the cooling effect it had on my eyes. this product really does revamp your eyes, I've used it regularily since then for 2 years and believe me at that time I was a workaholic who only got 3 or 4 hours of sleep daily BUT not once did my eyes look tired or anything, they always looked young and fresh. sadly because of the cost I can no longer afford it on my current budget as a 15ml bottle costs $100 over here and Elemis products are sold exclusively at that one luxury spa =/ it lost a lippie because of the price and because it tended to burn my eyes if any of the cream migrated towards them. as one user mentioned this can only be applied during the night time.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Lip Care Stick - Cocoa Butter
Kidlike 3/20/2012 1:54:00 PM
My lips are really dry and chipped, not surprising seeing as I live in a desert climate and the temp here reaches as high as 50c in the summer and a lowest of 15c mid-winter =/ anyway I've tried alot of products from the over the counter cheap ones to high branded lip balms in fancy packaging... and nothing still have those dry unattractive lips!!! anyway I saw this one in the store two months back and added it to my purchases. I've really found my HG!!! seriously it really works wither you want it for prevention or treatment of already chipped lips, goes on smoothly and the packaging is a simple stick which I prefer to the more fancy potted lip balms. it's costs around $8 over here which is kindda much for a lip balm but since it actually works I have no complains and will continue buying it :)
I heard this palate was the pretty much identical to the highly exclusive Muppets palate but in a different packaging. well I don't own the muppets one but I did get a good deal on this, the eyeshadows are all shimmery so I often need to use a matte palate to bring the colours down. (also the reason it lost a star) otherwise the quality of both the eyeshadows and lip/cheek colours are AMAZING! very pigmented and as smooth as silk, reminds me of something I got from inglot a long time ago. for the price this was truely a steal, you get :- -16 eyeshadows (1.8g each) that's the same size as MACs eyeshadows and a little more then the ones in the Naked palate by UD. - 2 lip / cheek colours. 2.2g each. - one lip gloss (guessing that's the nude colour) 2.2g. - one mini shadow/liner brush. all in a cute package with wacky names. I love the fact that the creme colours have a separate flap but I do worry that the cardboard packaging isn't sturdy enough. this amount of product + high pigmentation and minimum powdering means it's made to last a long time and the packaging might not be durable enough for that. I wonder if there is a reason my fav. colours are the basket case and the older woman, is the company trying to tell me something? XD
one of the more expensive brushes I own from MAC but worth every penny, it's a mulittasking brush I use to contour and apply blush, also to apply loose powder to areas under the eye sometimes but mostly to blend the make up and avoid any harsh lines on my face. the bristles are so soft and smooth it makes applying make up a joy. I even use it for the creme blush (optimistic orange) and it works nicely. doesn't shed at all. not a must have brush but a highly versatile one of extremely good quality, if you still don't own a contouring / blush / buffing brush you get a 3 in 1 with this!
to me eyelash curlers either do the job or they don't. this one doesn't. it only reaches around 60% of my lashes and even those don't really curl. I'm not going to give it a bad review because my lashes are pretty droopy (straight and downwards) and because I have really soft hair the curl just goes back to normal within seconds. if you are like me and need something more heavy duty then this is not it. kindda disappointing for the price, I had a drug store pair worth $2 that did a better job!
BB Cream -Too Faced - Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup
Kidlike 3/17/2012 1:09:00 PM
seeing the good reviews below me I feel a little guilty writing this but... I got a 5 gm sample of this product in nude glow with my last purchase so I decided to try it out. now I'm super dry and an NW15 so what this product did was :- PROS :- - gave my face a healthy colour, almost like a natural tan. that's it for the pros really... CONS :- - to level out the product you need to apply a decent amount which can get expensive on the long run. - after a few hours my face started to look greasy, never had that with any other foundation =/ - it needs powder to set, to me this makes no sense since the purpose of a tinted balm was to have as little make up on as possible but still look good. - it hides nothing, only adds a little colour to your face. I'd understand this if all of us on planet earth had flawless skin but lets face it, we can't all be 16 again... to me this product is a miss, so far the only tinted balms I've tried that live up to their promise was the one from the TheBalm and the porefessional from benefit (perfect for minimizing pores without having full make up on).