Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Africa Spa Rich Cocoa Body Balm
AManDaX 8/19/2008 4:56:00 AM
My favourite body cream ever! I love the smell, it is so light yet refreshing, so wish it comes in a fragrance too. I personally LOVE the texture of the balm, it is a lighter easily absorbed balm compared to some of those heavy duty ones. Eventhough the texture is light, it does a great at moisturising! My skin is just soooooooo smooth after I use this. Def repurchase again!
Eye Shadow -Kanebo - Lavshuca Summer Gradually Compact 2008
AManDaX 4/30/2008 2:03:00 AM
The review below has done a great job at describing the packaging etc so I won't go over that again. But I am impressed by the texture of these palettes! Both the lighter 3 shades (highlighter) and darker 3 shades are finely milled and very smooth to touch and apply. The shimmer in the 3 highlighter shades are fine and pretty. I didnt have any problem with shimmer sparkles dropping all over my face etc which I normally experience with other Japanese drug store eyeshadows. The colours are nicely coordinated and when used together provide a nice finish, natural yet brings out the colour in my eyes. All in all, I'm impressed!
Crème -Chanel - Teint Innocence Cream to Powder Compact Foundation
AManDaX 4/29/2008 1:42:00 AM
This is one of my HG foundations! This is mainly what I use when I am in a hurry or carry with me. I am around NC25-30, and use #20 in this which is a perfect colour match. It gives a natural glowy finish and provides medium coverage which is natural and adequate enough for everyday use. I mainly use the compact in Winter because it gives the right amount of mositure so my skin doesn't feel dry. I haven't tried using it in Summer but I imagine it won't be too long lasting. Whenever I use this, people comment on how fresh my skin looks! I mostly use the sponge came with the compact. It does a good job at picking up the foundation and blending. Overall, this is one of the best foundations I have come crossed and I have used many (CDP, other chanel liquid foundations, CD, Armani, YSL...). and I will def purchase again when I run out! EDIT: still my favourite compact! LOVE it!
I have repurchased it already! It is my favourite mac eyeshadow, not one of my favourites but the only! It has a smooth texture and I can team it with a lot of different colour and it works every time. A HG!
I am not a fan of foaming cleansers because they are always too harsh or drying for me. I received this cleanser in a GWP and because of the convenience of the small tube I took it with me on a trip. Worst idea ever! Not only it is harsh for skin, sting my eyes, I suspect that it gave me some of those hidden pimples as well!
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
AManDaX 12/3/2006 6:43:00 AM
This is one of the best foundations I have used so far. I am NC20-30, Chanel #20 and Stila 20watts and I use #4 in this. Surprisingly, I really like the brush. I apply the foundation on to the back of my hand first and use the brush from there. The result is flawless. Radiant,natural yet great coverage. But there is one problem, my face feel kind of sticky after I use it...Does anyone has a method to resolve this? I am trying Jurlique Lavender Silk Dust soon and see if that works.
Mascara -ModelCo - Lash Extend Mascara in Bazaar Black
AManDaX 11/8/2006 1:07:00 AM
This is one of my HG mascaras! I am suprised that it only has a 3 rating. It is not supposed to give a dramatic drag queen effect but it beautifully define your eyes. It lengthens, lifts and just makes my eyes pop. It is seriously the only I have found so far that hold a curl for me. Removal is easy breezy..just rinse under warm water and it just peels off. Go try it!
I own about 10 of them, metalic collection is my favourite.I don't really like the eyeshaodow cream and matt e/s. Some unique colours, great colour pay-off. The only downside is that they are only available in asia...Def will repurchase if i run out!
Eye Shadow -Shiseido - Majolica Majorca eyeshadow in SV821
AManDaX 5/22/2006 11:35:00 PM
I love MM METALIC eyeshadow in general..SV821 is especially unique. It is a purple toned silver colour, great for subtle smokey eyes. pigmentation is great. Def will purchase again.
A lovely quad that goes from day to night. especially love White Wheat! i use it as a wash, brow bone to highlight...def buy again but its LE...
I am on my 2nd tub...love the glowing results! But the packaging is just terrible that i hv to throw out about half of the content....BUT still a HG cleanser for me and def repurchase.
I have it in Cheeky which is a lovely nudish pink..similar to SJP's cheek colour in sex and city. Very natural yet flattering.The lavender scent is rather pleasant as well. Def will repurchase again.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer
AManDaX 4/22/2006 10:37:00 AM
I use this in the normal-dry version and love it! No strange fragrance and suits my sensitive skin really well! I love how it has a high sun protection as well so i dont need to apply another layer of cream.Price is a bit high and it is worth it! I have just finished a jar and will get another one soon. Update: I have tried the Normal - oily version during summer but I prefer the normal-dry version. the normal-oily version is more of a gel-creme texture and just leaves a film on my face. I had problem applying foundation after it.
My skin has been acting crazy because the harsh winter weather here in Aus..and this cream has literally saved my life!! My skin was dry, itchy and red due to the dramatic weather change and harsh wind and this cream soothes the condition beautifully. I use it at night time and wake up with beautiful relaxed skin! Def buy again!
Skincare - Face -Perfect Potion - Geranium moisturizing emulsion
AManDaX 1/24/2006 6:28:00 AM
A great non-greasy light lotion which absorbs realli quickly and still keep my combo skin hydrated. I love the concept of natural ingredients etc. I wll def make a purchase again! Edited: after only about 1months of using it, I now have normal-dry skin! It is amazing how this lotion can adjust my skin's oil production. Now that I have normal skin, I don't use it anymore.