WORST Foundation I've ever used. For starters, I have very clear skin. After 2 days of use I broke out terribly! Small little bumps, almost like a rash. It also makes my t-zone an oily mess by mid day, even after powdering. The coverage was also weak and none existant before the work day is over. The only good thing I could say about this is that the colour exactly matched my skin. This one is going in the trash.
My first NYX eyeshadow and I'm very impressed. For how cheap this brand is (I bought this in the single shadow for 6.99 CAN) the pigmentation is great! Very soft, pearly pink....great as on all-over lid colour. No fallout when applied. Lasted all day and didnt crease. I paired it with a plum in the crease and it really complimented my green eyes. Look forward to buying more NYX shadows!
Love this! I'm a blonde and this is a perfect match for my eyebrows. Goes on smoothly and lasts all day. Picked it up for 4.99 CAD.....can't beat it!
I LOVE these lipglosses! I find them just as good as MAC lipglass, except they are 3.99 CAD at Walmart! Coral Reef is such a pretty colour, I was surprised at how pigmented the colour is. At first I was worried it would look too Orange but its a beautiful coral-pink on me. I'm going to the Carribean at the end of the month and cant wait to pair this with a tan!
I too bought this on a Kandee Johnson recommendation. I bought 2 sport mouth guards from Wal Mart and made my molded trays. I've only been using it for a week and I'm loving the results! I do it twice a day, sometimes once if I have a busy day. I leave them on for longer than 5 mins....anywhere from 15 to 30. I can't wait to see how white my teeth are after the full 2 weeks! I couldnt imagine using this without the mouth guards...its seems the gel would just slip off and transfer to the lips/gums! The trays keep it right in place. I'll never buy Crest Strips again...I hate how achy they made my teeth feel and how they only covered the front part of your teeth!
I got this as a Back2Mac, and I'm very happy with it! wonderfully light pinky-nude colour. I love that it has enough pink in it to not wash me out, like many nude lippies do. I love wearing this with a smoky eye. The only reason I didnt give this 5 lippies, is that I dont love the Glaze formula. It's nice and moistuizing but I wish it was more pigmented.
Love this, one of my day staples. Perfect Brown that has a hint of plum/red that brings out my green eyes! Can be worn all over the lid, as well as a in the crease. I love pairing it with All That Glitters or Naked Lunch.
I recently repurchased this after using it years ago. I dont know why I waited this long because I love it! I bought the 'Miami Strip' This is so multi purpose!! It's great as a blush/bronzer. I can put on a light dusting for just a hint of colour and shimmer. Or layer it on more for going out at night or when I'm more tanned. The strips on their own are beautiful eyeshadows! Last all day without creasing. The champagne, golds and bronze compliment my green eyes wonderfully. This will now be a staple in my makeup bag!
Top/Base Coats -Orly - Orly Won't Chip- Polish Shield
ChantellyLace 4/24/2011 12:12:00 PM
Worst top coat I've ever used. Tried it on dry nails, chipped in a day. Tried it on wet nails and it STREAKED my nail polish. For a salon brand I am very unimpressed....I will no longer purchase anything Orly.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parlux - Jessica Simpson Fancy
ChantellyLace 4/24/2011 11:54:00 AM
This has been my signature scent for a few years now. I love anything vanilla. I get SO many compliments when I wear it! It lasts a full 8 hours and the pink bottle is so pretty! It's almost 80 CND for the large bottle....but a few times a year Shoppers Drug Mart puts it on sale for 20 bucks and I stock up!
I received a free sample of this, and later a full tube with another purchase. I really do like this mascara. It's a wonderful lengthening mascara, and separates my lashes beautifully with the comb-like brush. That being said I do not like this mascara on its own. I look for a little more volume in my mascara. So what I do is I put a coat or two of volumizing mascara to build a bit of a base. Then I run the High Lengths over top. It separates and lengthens and I still have the fullness!
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub
ChantellyLace 4/8/2011 12:36:00 AM
To be honest I am shocked at this product! I usually love Burt's Bees. I hate it because: -I found it way too gritty and abrasive for a facial scrub -It left a waxy filmy residue on my face -I broke out worse then I ever have before. And I do not have acne prone skin what so ever. It took about 2 weeks after I stopped using this to get my skin back to normal. I'm surprised by the positive reviews on this. For me, it was just horrible.
I recently switched over to this foundation after using L'oreal True Match. It's not perfect but I am pretty happy with it! I am using the combination/oily formula in Fresh Beige 250. PROS: -great coverage, nice matte finish that is not cakey -lasts all day, well really until I remove it! awesome for long work days -no irriation or breakouts for me -keeps my oily t-zone at bay almost all day! no blotting needed CONS: -HORRID smell....reminds me of latex paint -dries very quickly, so instead of dotting all over and blending, I blend one section of the face at a time -Can be difficult to remove (not really a con imo) just need a good remover :) -packaging sucks. Wish it had a pump but at least cap doesnt leak For now this will be my foundation of choice! Excellent for long lasting wear! Just need to ignore the smell LOL
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. Here's my thoughts: PROS: -exact match to my skin, I'm neither a true cool or warm and the N4 matched me perfectly -blends well -nice medium coverage without ever looking cakey -never made me breakout CONS: -Half an hour after applying my T-zone was an oily greasy mess! Even if I set with powder. I have combination skin which I wouldnt say is overly oily either -Does not last long. Halfway through the work day it appears half gone. I'd be afraid to see what it would be like in the humid summer heat -Packaging is horrible! The cap leaks and gets all over my makeup bag. Yuck! (and ive had several bottles, they all do this) In a nutshell, loved this foundation but will not continue to purchase. The oiliness and poor staying power did it for me.
I'm surprised the ratings aren't higher for this product!! It's my new fave cleanser...my skin has never been so soft and is blemish free. It has even helped fade red marks from old blemishes. I was a bit weirded out by the shimmer when I first pumped it into my hands. But it foams really well and has a pleasant scent. Removes makeup really well too.