BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
73steph 4/30/2012 8:30:00 PM
I tried all the bb creams I could get my hands on, because i'd heard such negative things about this one. It doesn't have a high enough spf for being outdoors, and the smell is pretty overpowering (i am starting to get used to it). It's not a Korean bb cream, no peptides, not full coverage. But, I'm fair and it's not too light and not too dark. It's super easy to apply (I often apply it in the car, don't have to look!) Leaves my skin feeling soft, it controls my oil and it says it has vitamin c. So, for my purposes (gym and quick trips to the store) it's great! I will have to layer over a ss when I spend time outdoors. Can't beat the price!
BB Cream -Estee Lauder - Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35
73steph 4/20/2012 2:42:00 PM
I have used this on several occasions, as i've received samples, but it just doesn't work for me. I was so tempted to buy it because I love the smell. After using a sample of Dr. Jart's premium bb though, this just doesn't measure up. I am pale and this was too orangey for me. I've been experimenting w/ bb's for the past month or so, and most look fine. Not exactly a perfect match, but not orange-y either. This is said to have a special antioxidant blend, so I think it is beneficial. No peptides though, and I've noticed that a lot of the Asian bb's have this. I'm 38 so I need all the peptides I can get! also need more coverage than this, so I think I will head back to the Dr. Jart premium :) Same prize, .3 oz more product.
I got this by accident, but the sa knew what she was doing! I'd asked her for a powder to set my liquid foundation, as I was trying to use it up. She suggested this and I didn't realize it was a foundation til one rushed morning when I used this instead of my foundation for some quick coverage. I was amazed by how good I looked later in the day and put 2 and 2 together. Long story short- really love this foundation, it may be better than my old fave, Lancome Dual Finish and it costs less + spf. Win-Win! You can use the sponge it comes with or a brush for lighter coverage, really pretty finish for not a lot of money :)
I got the mini pk that included the night activator. I,used it a few days, wasn't impressed, misplaced my regular mascara, and came back to this. It's not so wet now, goes on like a dream. I usually hate the way the plastic wands make my lashes look (too spiky) but this one is different. It is more flexible and I like the effect. Jury is still out on hg status, but I will try to update.
Treatments -Sally Hansen - Hard As Wraps Sheer Beige Gloss
73steph 6/14/2011 2:23:00 PM
sheer beige, less sheer after 2nd coat. Very pretty and polished for every day look.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Mr. Pumice - Pumi Bar
73steph 6/14/2011 11:54:00 AM
I got one of these babies the other day after seeing MUA's facebook post on this item. Best pumice stone/bar ever! I got the purple also and followed the directions on the pkg. It didn't seem like it was doing a whole lot, but when I dried off I could tell this makes a BIG difference. I will no longer use my cheese-grater file, going to order a bunch of these!
Moisturizers -BeneFit Cosmetics - b right triple performing facial emulsion
73steph 5/14/2011 7:21:00 PM
Rec'd sample sizes in a swap. This slightly burned and broke me out in a huge, painful, cystic pimple. Not once, but twice. Love the packaging and price, hate the smell and the pimples.
I just recieved this in a swap. I was kind of disappointed when I first saw it, but when I tried it on--something totally different. Someone here said it has a "micro-shimmer", which is a good description. I feel like I'm too old to pull off the big chunks of sparkle a lot of polishes have, but this is perfect. It looks sort of pink on me, it's very understated and I think it would be a beautiful top layer to a couple coats of ballet slippers. very pretty...
I get these as GWP's but I always give them to my sister. If you lick your lips it tastes like you have a mouthful of perfume. It is ultra shiny and sheer, looks good on. if you're spending your own money, buy the L'Oreal lipgloss tubes-- they're 1/2 the price, same sheer shine, with a fruity scent/taste instead.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Vivite Daily Facial Cleanser
73steph 4/5/2011 10:10:00 PM
This is my HG cleanser (for the moment!) Ha! It's definitely not cheap, I think it runs $25 for 6 oz. It's well worth it imo, doesn't foam so it doesn't dry your skin. yea! It does contain glycolic acid (12%) and salicylic acid so it really does clean your skin. I use it with my Olay cleansing tool and ... it's love :)
This product really softens my feet. It has dimethicone plus several different natural oils. It does smell very lemony/citrusy but I like it. I like that the container, you don't have to get lotion all over your hands. I go through it pretty fast, I probably use too much but I like it. :) I think it's worth the $10 since it has so many natural oils & waxes.
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Timewise Firming Eye Cream
73steph 3/21/2011 9:19:00 AM
I too noticed stinging when I get this product too close to my lashline. I didn't notice great moisturization or a difference in my eye area. It also makes my eyes feel itchy in the morning. This is a petroleum based moisturizer, a small amt for $30, I guess so they can make you think it works. I've been using Arbonne's RE9 cream and it works so much better for me.
very pretty color for fair girls. I'm a redhead and I like it much better than NARS orgasm. I wasn't sure about the packaging at first but now I like it. I know this box will take a beating and the blush won't break.
I purchased this shade (smoky) and Im disappointed. Not the color I was hoping for, and not so creamy. It didn't go on smoothly and the color looked a lot lighter than what it looks like in the pot. In other words, not pigmented enough.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro Enamel all shades, new square bottle
73steph 2/17/2011 9:59:00 PM
Love these brushes, this is inexpensive polish that goes on like buttah! love em! I have purple rain (vamp-like) and midnight blue (dark, dark blue) and they're gorg! I think I may just go buy another right now ;)