TheBalm eyeshadow in Luscious Lani (0.12 oz or 3.4 g for $16 usd) is a pale shimmering pink color. The texture is amazing, the product is so soft and buttery like BeneFit velvet eyeshadow and Chanel. There is no problem with the application, it applies like a dream. The pigmentation is true to pan. Luscious Lani is pretty shimmering pale pink shade that works great as a base or blending other colors together. Also,this even works great by itself, but it might be too ashy on a warmer darker skin. The product comes in a pretty whimsical cardboard package that has magnet to keep the lid close and open at ease. In addition, the size of the product is HUGE, you get 2x than the standard 0.05 oz from many brands. The package is a standard theBalm one of the 50's era design. If you are looking for an excellent shimmering pale pink shade, Luscious Lani is for you.
Jack Black Lip Balm SPF 25 in Lemon & Chamomile (0.25 oz for $7.50 usd) is a natural product that uses shea butter as one of the main ingredients. It is also one of the best lip balm I have tried from many other lip balms. This smells of a100% of fresh lemon and chamomile with no waxy or synthetic scent. It is very moisturizing and it keeps my lip soft and smooth for hours. The product gives a little shine like a lip gloss would but with out the shimmers and sometime stickiness. The product comes in a cute small navy blue squeeze tube that is easy to use and carry in a pocket. For about 50% smaller in size than most lip balms, Jack Black lip balm does last about 3-5 months with 2-4 times a day of application. As the product almost used up, the package front label becomes fading because of the daily squeezing on the tube. Overall, Lemon and Chamomile is the most moisturizing lip balm in the market and if you love a fresh lemon scent, you will love this product. :)
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream ( 10.1 fl oz/ 300 ml and $13 to $16 usd) is a shampoo to be 1-2 times a week to clean hairs from styling products, shower tap water and dandruff and flakes. This is more of a treatment because it is intense and works very well on any hair problems. I use Cleansing Cream 1x a week to keep my hair from dandruff build up by hairspray and minerals from tap water. It really does maintain my hair healthy and shinny and I do not experience any more scalp itchiness and flakes after using this product. It comes in a citrus fresh scent similar to lemon and lemon grass which smells very fresh and clean. After the raising, my hair will feel SQUEAKY clean and fresh, meaning that it works. After using Redken Cleansing Cream for about 1 1/2 year, my long hair have never been more shinier and healthier. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a hair cleansing product to keep dandruff and build ups away.
NARS Stiptease lip gloss ( 0.28 oz and $24 usd) is pale beige nude color. The application is smooth and easy to apply with no problem. Striptease is light weight and non-sticky. The herbal scent is a natural scent part of the ingredients with NARS many products because they do not add synthetic vanilla or rose perfume. Striptease is a pale nude color that wears alone on my tan NC 40 or Barcelona skin makes me look pale and sick. This is a color to layers on top of another lipstick to get the right amount of a nude look people goes for. This is a great non-sticky and easy to apply nude gloss for those who prefer a nude look.
NARS Orgasm nail polish ( 0.50 oz for $17 usd) is a shimmering coral pink polish. The application is smooth but you will need 3 layers to get the same color in the bottle because it applies quite sheer within the first application. The product comes in a cute square type of glass bottle with the NARS signature rubber black cap on top. This is a pretty pinkie coral color for an everyday work or school environment. Orgasm nail polish shines beautifully under the sun, it provides a multi gold sheen to the pinkie coral color. The wear is average for me just as in Essie and China Glaze polishes but they are about $10 usd lesser. NARS Orgasm is a pretty multi shimmering coral pink nail polish if you want an everyday coral color.
NARS Dolce Vita lipstick ( 0.12 oz and $24 usd) is a sheer raspberry pink lip color. The formula is very moisturizing and apply very smooth and keeps my lips soft and plump through out the wear. There is no scent to all NARS lipsticks, but it smells similar to aloe vera and a herbal plant but in a nice soft subtle way. The scents is similar to Philosophy Purity face wash that found in my Dolce Vita. I rather enjoy this light herbal scent. Dolce Vita is perfect everyday color that brings a nice dark pink flush to a lip but it is very sheer almost similar as to wearing a lip gloss. The product stores in a sleek black rubber-like package which I find really cute and it also protects the lipstick from toss and turn inside the purse. Overall, Dolce Vita is a great moisturizing lipstick if a person prefer a sheer pink raspberry color.
NARS Jolie Poupee (0.17 oz for $33 usd) is a matte pale purple and a shimmering violet purple eyeshadow. One of my favorite purple eyeshadow palette. The texture of the left side matte pale purple is somewhat chalky, but it is still easy to apply and works with. The texture of the right side violet purple is soft and smooth and easy to apply and it is one of the prettiest finely milled shimmers that contains no falls out. The two shades are beautiful to wear by themselves or add a matte black eyeshadow to get more of a dramatic evening look. Jolie Poupee is a beautiful duo and anyone who is a fan of purple might want to get this duo a try because you will love it.
NARS Rated R Duo (0.17 oz and $33 usd) has a shimmering lime green and shimmering cobalt blue. Rated R is quite bright, this is the eyeshadow that would makes a statement to the wearer. It reminded me of a tropical paradise every time I look at the duo. The texture is smooth and not too chalky to apply. There is no fall outs of the very milled shimmers either. The wearing time is average as in most eyeshadow about 8+ hours with a primer. Rate R would be great for a night out look or for summer time when you wanted something fun and bold. As for me, I rarely use Rated R because I am more of a taupe brown kind of girl but I do use this for a fun look.
Korres 18S Grey Brown (0.06 oz) is a light wash of grey brown. This shade might be discontinued from Korres, but I have found this color to be so beautiful that it is worth to have another review. Grey Brown applies very smooth and buttery with no problems. The name is a dead on description of the color itself. The color is beautiful that goes nicely by it self or mix with the other colors. I usually wear this on it owns. The product comes in a white simple plastic compact that is cute and is similar to Shu and BeneFit velvet eyeshadow packages. The is an everyday soft neutral grey brown color that would look good in any skin tones.
Shu Uemura ME Brown 855 (0.07 oz and $21 usd) is a beautiful dark bronze brown. This shade might be discontinued as of now, but the color is so beautiful that I have decided to do a review for it just in case anyone looking for this particular color. The texture of Brown 855 is soft and buttery like Chanel and theBalm. It is very smooth and easy to apply with no problems. The color is a beautiful micro shimmer in a rich dark bronze brown that looks great with other colors or just by itself. I really loves Shu eyeshadow and in this one in particular. That is one of the reason why I rarely use this shade because a fear of losing it and not finding the replacement. I recommend Brown 855 for anyone who want an everyday brown color, but it might be difficult to find this shade.
MAC Hepcat (0.05 oz and $14.50 usd) is a frost reddish purplish plum color. This is one of the first eyeshadow I have purchased from MAC. On my tan warm nc 40 skin tone, this looks too harsh because of the red undertone in the purple. It makes me looks tired and sick whenever I would use it. The application is avearge and it applies nicely with no problems. Hepcat is also pigmented and easy to use. This can make sa nice smoky eyeshadow when applied with MAC carbon to get the sultry purple. On it self, it does not look great. Overall, Hepcat is a good reddish purplish eyeshadow for a purple lover.
MAC Blanc Type (0.05 oz and $14.50 usd) is a matte soft vanilla beige color. It applies very smooth and buttery compare to other MAC eyeshadow. This is a good lid highlight powder or all over the lid for a subtle look. On my nc 40 skin, it looks harsh with the creamy beige color that does not look natural like MAC shroom does. Overall, this is a great color because the application is smooth and easy to apply.
NARS Rajathan duo (0.14 oz for $33 usd) comes in a medium beige brown sheen and a dark blue blackish shimmer. This is one of my favorite duo from NARS. Their eyeshadow can be a hit or a miss for me. Rajathan applies very smoothly and buttery smilar to TheBalm, Chanel and BeneFit velvet eyeshadow. And the pigmentation are true to pan. The beige brown is the most prettiest brown on any skin tones. Rajathan can goes from a natural or a smoky sultry looks by suing more or less of the two colors. As in many NARS package, the duo comes in a small rubber black compact which is sleek and pretty but the package is prone to gathering dust. Overall, Rajathan is one of the best duo from NARS and the price is great as well comparing to NARS singe eyeshadow compact comes with $23 usd and 7 oz. which means with $10 usd more, you will get another 7oz of eyeshadow. Rajathan is a really nice duo for anyone looking for a well made duo from NARS.
Shave Products -Aveeno - Positively Smooth Shave Gel
pensopera 5/25/2011 9:33:00 PM
Aveeno Positively Smooth shaving gel (7 oz and $3.99 to $4.99 usd) is a foamy, creamy, moisturizing gel. It comes in a new and redesigned package that prevents rust when comes in contacts with water exposure. It has a subtle fresh soy scent is soothing. When the products comes out, it forms a gel that turn into a big fluffy foam. The most amazing part of Aveeno shaving cream is that it provides a HUGE foam that is creamy and moisturizing. One pump provides a shaving for the both arms and legs. So, Aveeno shaving cream should lasts about 4 months with a regular shave. In addition, it prevents razor burns and gives a very close shave. I guess that is why this product is so popular with many people because it is affordable and it really does WORKS!
Hair Removal -eos - Lavender Jasmine Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
pensopera 5/25/2011 9:12:00 PM
Eos Lavender Jasmine shaving cream (7 oz and $2.99 to $3.99 usd) is a creamy and paraben-free product. It comes in a sleek and innovative purple pump package. The package is excellent because it is mostly made of rubber and comes with hollow grips in the center of the can that is allow for easy usage. Jasmine Lavender shaving cream smells so delicious and fresh like a field of true flowers. It foams ok but the not the best foam I have use in other shaving products, which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your personal preferences. The product does works in preventing razor burn and help shaving closely. This is a great natural product to use and it also smells very fresh.