I had a trial version of this and instantly went and got the bigger one. Even though it was 20$ it was worth every penny. Its the greatest moisturizer ive used by far! Its thick and creamy, a little it goes a long way, its in a pump bottle which rocks, its got a nice scent to it and the sunbloc smell isnt overwhelming its very faint. Its also full of lots of antoxidents which are amazing for your skin and this one doesnt leave your skin feeling greasy or oily afterwards :) its also great for those who have a rough time in winter with their skin i love this product and will definitely buy it again!
I do have to agree with most people on this that if you do have very sensitive skin i would not put this near your face because of the alcohol level and witch hazel in it. Yet i found i took a liking to this product after a couple uses because it cleared p all the gunk on my face that my cleanser left behind. I use is maybe 2-3 times a week once a day once a week on my whole face and twice on my t-zone i just loved how it quickly it cleared p my blackheads and he odd breakout just dab some on a cotton ball dab on the area and then used a mild moisturizer and my skin has never looked or felt better. Theres lots of good and bad reviews of this product, i dnt think id buy this again it is a bit pricey but if you use it on rare occasion a little goes a long way and will last a lot longer
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Wear Chiffon
Azaelia11 1/11/2013 3:01:00 PM
I usually love N.Y.C lipsticks but this one was really light and adds a huge shine to my lips and makes them look like a really light silver, not my cup of tea. haha I also didn't like how it doesn't go all the way back down into the stick, so you always nik pieces off the cap when you use it, and i've used it a few times, sometimes even under some other lipsticks to lighten them or add a glossy effect. I wouldn't get this again though.
i generally didn't mind these on the first day. actually putting them on was the worst i kept getting them stuck to my fingers and trimming them was a huge pain in the butt, so like an hour later i was pleased to say my nails actually looked great :) they felt really nice too, yet the next day my nails looked yellow, it was gross. But my nails do feel quite nice and i don't mind it at all, so give em a try, everyone has a different opinion.
I love this foundation so so so much! it, doesn't clog my pores or rub off during the day. It's easy to take off at night, it's easy to apply, and even if you buy it in a shade darker or even lighter than your skin tone it still looks natural. This foundation is great for anyone really
Self Tanners -Olay - Total Effects Plus Touch of Sun
Azaelia11 12/28/2012 11:42:00 PM
I was happy to see that there was a subtle tint it's nothing too drastic, it doesn't turn your skin orange or anything like that like most facial tanners i've used have. It's got a very lovely scent to it, i love the packaging it's easy to dispense and use and just makes for an overall soft glow, and makes your skin moisturized but not so it's too oily, it's just right. I love this!
Cleansers -Olay - Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Scrub
Azaelia11 12/28/2012 11:40:00 PM
I find most facial scrubs, tend to leave my face tight and dry, but this was just amazing. My skin felt refreshed, light and soft, and the micro-beads in the scrub itself are small enough that it's not irritating to use this daily (i use it in the morning and before bed) i would buy this again and again.
Liquid -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
Azaelia11 12/28/2012 11:38:00 PM
My mum had an extra one lying around and told me i should try it. I fell in love the first time i ever used it. It made my skin feel so soft, it didn't look cakey, and even when i applied a translucent powder finish on afterwards, it still looked amazing on my skin. I dabbed the sponge around my face, and then blended out with my fingers and it did the trick. If you use the sponge for a full coverage look, it'll look slightly streaky, so just blend with your fingers and it should be fine. I would definitely buy this again, it is pricey yes, but worth every single penny!
My hair is originally a very dark brown, and when i bleached my hair back to blonde, my hair turned orange and was sooo brassy, my hair looked like copper. I used this once, and instantly afterwards my hair had all the brassiness gone, it added a nice shine as well. I didn't like that it made your hair feel tangley after using it, and it has a strong "hospital" smell to it i'm not to fond of. It's cheap and it works, but I've read there are better ones than this out there for taking the brassiness out of blonde hair and lightening it.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Delon - Body Butter
Azaelia11 12/17/2012 10:46:00 PM
i got two of these for my birthday last year. they come in a 6.9 oz little tub with a screw lid, and come in some amazing scents! I have the vanilla cocoa butter and the Acai & goji berries, which smells like you should be able to eat it out of the tub. The first time i smelt it, it made my mouth water haha :P I just love how soft and fresh it makes your skin feel especially right after a shower. I like to moisturize after a shower and don't like to feel sticky or damp like some other moisturizers leave your skin feeling. It's easily spreadable it's not hard to get out of the container, you can get different invigorating scents and it's not at all pricey, i think they range anywhere from 8 - 10$? i saw them on sale at costco and you got 4 of them and some other stuff with them. I would definitely buy this again.
Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow (all colors)
Azaelia11 12/17/2012 5:53:00 PM
I have a couple of these palettes all in different colors and i love using them. they blend easy, they are vibrant and give you a nice splash of color. Yet they do seem to stay a lot longer when using an eye primer and if you wet your brush a bit before application it sticks a lot better and you don't get any fall-out. only thing i didn't like about this palette was the color of the yellow it's like a bright yet not-so bright mustard yellow color, i still used it, but not as often as the other colors. But again, for 3$ you get what you pay for.
Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - 5 color metallic eyeshadow in stormy
Azaelia11 12/17/2012 5:51:00 PM
i found these colors were really great to work with, and they created a fairly amazing smokey eye when all used together. And for 3$, you can't go wrong :)
Misc Beauty Tools -Revlon - Cushion-Grip Lash Curler
Azaelia11 12/17/2012 5:46:00 PM
I usually love Revlon products, but this eyelash curler just agitated me to no end. It kept pinching my eyelids sometimes if i wasn't careful. It was hard to keep clean cause i re-curl my eyelashes sometimes so my mascara sticks all over it and i found it kept getting gunky in the sides and even soaking it in hot water didn't help. They also don't sell the cushion pads for these separately, so you had to buy a whole new one because i bought other cushion pads, thinking they'd fit, yeah they don't. But i did like how i could curl my lashes from the base, instead of getting my eyelashes going all over the place.
I'm not a big lipstick fan, i barely wear lipgloss, but I just loved this lip color so much I thought i'd give it a try. It's such a gorgeous peachy-brown-gold tingy color that is great for wearing in the autumn or if you have a warm skin tone it works great as well. I love how smooth it feels and it lasts and lasts. I had this on all day once, and only had to reapply once, but even then it was a small touch up, nothing drastic. I would like to find a double of this color in another brand, only because trying to find a representative and all that is slightly irritating, i'd rather be able to go out and buy it in a store, than wait a week or 2, just to repurchase a tube of lipstick.
i heard this concealer was great, i picked it up at shoppers it was relatively cheap. I thought it worked great for coverage and was great at diminishing dark circles, but after a while it would wear off, or sink into lines and flake off. I found it also didn't blend well, i don't like the applicator or the bottle and find after using it for a while that you can't get what's left of the product inside the applicator out so you get to use 3/4 of what you paid for. I would not purchase this again.