I bought this color based on reviews which I was leery about. I seem to go against the reviews here with most things...moving on. This blush is beautiful! I am nw20 and find most warm blushes go muddy with my skin tone. Because this is such a good quality blush my oils don't oxidize the color to muddy it up. It is like a bronzer and blush in one. Easy to apply and it lasts for about 4-6 hours. It dosent last too long, but I dont mind that aspect, especially if the color is as gorgeous as this one is. I am in the USA and had a wonderful buying experience from the Sleek website.
My favorite products were discontinued (Apivita Propoline old formula). I was devestated! For the past 3 years I have been trying product after product to give me that shiny, silky, frizz free hair that Apivita did. This product is my HG! It works almost exactly like what I had been searching for! I have Curly, dry, frizzy hair- 3b/c combo. This makes my hair shiny and silky. It lasts for 3-4 days. The frizz dosen't return it just gets more flat and smooth. I hope I never have to search again! I am so happy with the product!
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Blush 831D Pearlescent Pink
Beautyisbliss 6/14/2012 11:48:00 PM
Watched Emily Noel's review on this and I had to have it! This is everything I wanted a Nars blush to do. This is soft, pigmented, gorgeous and perfect for me!!! I am nw20 for reference. A light hand is needed for fairer folks. It does have a light shimmer, nothing crazy and very appropriate for daytime work environments. The only complaint I have is the packaging, as with all wet n wild products. Easy fix is to de-pot.
I don't have the darkest undereye circles, but I do have the puffies (bad!). I work 12 hour shifts and I have a toddler, so I am entitled to the puffy, sleepless undereye issues. I have used many products in the past starting a de-puffing eye cream (still trying to find a good one). I also used Bobbi Brown, and Laura Mercier eye concealers for reference. I heard about this product from a woman I work with, she loves it and she is in her 50's. I thought I would try it. The applicator is so soft, so soft I could massage it under my eyes all day. The product is quick to apply, you only need a little, and sets right away without powder. I noticed it left my undereye brighter, less puffy, soft and it didn't settle in my fine lines (33yrs). It was moisturizing and lasted and lasted all day. I am using this on areas that I want highlighted on my face, such as, my nose, cupids bow ect. I really don't need to keep searching for a good eye cream because this does it all!
While thus foundation is beautiful, it does not stay that way after 1 hour of wear. After an hour it looks greasy, splotchy, and just wears horribly.
Cleansers -Boots - No7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes - All Skin Types
Beautyisbliss 4/9/2012 11:40:00 PM
Nutshell: it removes makeup from its initial origin of placement and schmears it to create a Rorschaw inkblot to the face. If you like washing your face first, then use the wipes you might find they work for you.
I use this as an all over body and face scrub. The smell is like heaven, leaves your skin ultra soft and the price point can't be beat. I have purchased 3 of these in the past now and I find it a staple product in my shower. Before shaving my legs I take a dime-sized amount and gently rub it in, rinse off and then shave. It makes for the smoothest shave! I use this twice a week or when I need to wake up, or as a treat. It makes me feel like I am having a body/spa treatment right at home!
I have this color in Sage. At first swatch I was not happy. All I could see was glitter and a hint of muddied green. It transferred easily too. I decided to use a paint pot primer and give it a go. I used a 217 mac brush and dabbed it in the color. I have to say that once I put the color on I fell in love. I think I am more in love with the color rather than the product- still unsure. I used it alone because once I tried adding other colors it muddied up and I had to start again. This to me is a product for people on the go who need a long lasting product. It felt creamy and powdery and was also easily applied with the fingers. I would like to try one more color out as well as a 14 hr work day to really give it a proper review. So far so good.
Eye Shadow -TheBalm - Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette
Beautyisbliss 11/27/2011 10:18:00 PM
I found this at TJMaxx for an incredible $12.99!! I have other products from The Balm and this is a wonderful addition! The colors are beautiful, versatile and so easy to apply/blend. So bummed I was not introduced to this brand earlier as I could have saved by not buying MAC, nars and CD. These are the best eyeshadows out there hands down!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Mountain Ocean Mother's Special Blend Oil
Beautyisbliss 11/21/2011 10:03:00 PM
I am writing this post-partum. I detest the smell. It was all I could do to stop gagging when applying this product. I knew it was good for the skin and free from chemicals so I kept on applying it. I used it everywhere! I had the most dry, uncomfortable skin during pregnancy- and acne at the same time. While the product worked and kept me stretch mark free, the smell was really awful for me. I wouldnt buy again because the ingredients are so simple that I am sure there is another brand out there that can do the trick. My sister loved this stuff and would swear by it.
I love this! I have acne scars, oily skin and I get cystic acne that is painful. This covers everything and it keeps the oil away. I work 13 hr shifts and my skin looks just as fresh as it did when I first applied it. No breakouts and I have been using it for 8 weeks. I wish I discovered this in the summer. I love this product. Cons: it does take a quick hand to blend, takes an hour or so to settle into skin, the bottle application is a mess- needs a pump terribly, color selection- I have to mix.
My HG! It is a topcoat- not a polish you throw on your nails without a polish on underneath. It is amazing! Dries very fast, which I need with a one year old running around. I use it with avon, orly, essie and opi polishes and it makes my manicure so nice! It even dries my thick older polishes in minutes! It makes a glossy shine and adds strength. If you apply on bare nails it will peel right off- this may be the reason for the bad reviews?? I love it!
I was drawn to the beautiful rose color in this duo. My first Nars duo and I love it! The colors do not appear as harsh as in the promo picture. I was hesitant at first for that reason. The duo is beautiful! The taupe is not glittery, it is more of a light shimmer. I usually stay away from high shimmer, but this is so pretty- better than satin taupe! I think everyone needs this color! I haven't seen anything like it before. Soft and has a golden brown undertone on my skin. It really emphasizes my hazel eye color. Pinks and reds are hard to wear, but this is different and quite unique. Very blendable! I would say this would be a great addition to a neutral look collection, color without going overboard as it is so soft and feminine. Give it a try. The rose color is a matte shade also.
Oh man I couldn't tell if this worked or not because the burning was uncomfortable and I had to take it off. There are other exfoliators out there I would rather use that are not as painful. Never had a "peel" before, but this to me seems like a peel. It felt like a chemical was eating at my skin. Only used 1/4th of pack.
I regret ever purchasing this. It made my skin dry and itchy- which is hard because I tend to have oily skin. It made my eyes itch and burn something fierce! It made my fingers dry and my nails feel brittle after applying to my face. The only thing it works for is looking pretty on my tub. A waste of money.