Top/Base Coats -Essie - Good to Go! The Fastest Drying Top Coat
ChristyLuu 8/13/2012 7:06:00 PM
This top coat is SUPER fast and makes nails so shiny! That's all I have to say, really. Super fast and super shiny.
I like how fine the brush is and that it's matte. Also, it's really black which is nice. I personally don't mind how dark it is. It's very long lasting. No flakes! I would have given it 5 lipsticks, but I don't like that it's VERY easy to smudge and the difficulty of removing it is hard. It gets all over your eyes.
Hair Styling Tools -Revlon - RV544 Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer
ChristyLuu 5/9/2012 7:52:00 PM
Well, my mom's old hair dryer was getting pretty old. We went to Ulta and bought this hair blow dryer. I fell in love with it! Only $25 at Ulta!!! At first when I dried my hair straight, I did have some frizz, but my hair relaxes after a few minutes .I used to use some crappy blow dryer and then straighten it which is dumb since I have straight hair. This leaves your hair light weight and soft. It's not too loud, but it's not as quiet. The hot is too hot for me oddly, but there's luckily a warm setting. It's not too heavy. My arms usually get tired and this definitely didn't tire me. Overall, this blow dryer is really good and inexpensive! UPDATE(6/6/2012): It's no longer frizzy because I use a different heat portectant. I used to use the Aussie one and it made my hair really rough and frizzy!
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense All Day Moisturizer SPF15
ChristyLuu 3/21/2012 6:58:00 PM
I'm pretty satisfied with this product. Doesn't really help heal dry skin in the winter. Maybe on warm days. I like how it has SPF in it! UPDATE (5/9/2012): I really like this product still, but it contains methylparaben which ages skin when in contact with UV.
This brightens my acne scars! They started off as dark, but I've noticed how lighter they've gotten. I'm very satisfied with this product. Plus, it smells so much more better than their other toners and wipes off left over makeup very well! Definitely buying this again! Almost done with it!
Cleansers -Aveeno - Smart Essentials Pore Purifying Facial Wash
ChristyLuu 3/21/2012 6:52:00 PM
I don't know if it's just my body but after using this, I literally have no more acne!! I used to use salicylic acid acne face washes and they suck! After switching to normal face cleansers, my face has improved to 1 to no pimples! The salicylic acid probably irritated my skin so much, I broke out. It also cleans my makeup right off! It smells nice imo. It's definitely my HG!
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
ChristyLuu 2/11/2012 7:52:00 PM
I really love this concealer! I use it for covering my dark spots caused by acne and my spots are extremely dark. Believe me! It covers up nicely. It does last nicely, but can crease a bit. I'm not sure about dark circles since I do not have them.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #56
ChristyLuu 2/11/2012 6:32:00 PM
This brush is extremely great! It doesn't give the annoying paintbrush lines on your face. It definitely leaves the foundation even! I'm so glad I bought this.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
ChristyLuu 2/11/2012 6:30:00 PM
This primer holds eye shadow on so well! My lids get oily without it. If I wear this alone, my eyelids are usually less oily. Even less oily with eye shadow on. This is definitely a good primer. This was my primer ever eye primer and I think it will be my one and only!
Powder -Clinique - Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder - 02 Stay Neutral
ChristyLuu 1/21/2012 3:56:00 PM
I really liked this until I found out it has talc. I used to use this for a touch up after blotting. It's super smooth and covers nicely. I used a kabuki brush. The sponge carries a lot of oil and bacteria which can cause acne.
This foundation covers up pretty nicely and it has a nice soft finish. t was soft like powder. I have not seen any difference with my acne, because mine has amazingly gone away some how. I do have like little ones. They seem to be going away. I am not sure how this would work in the summer, but during winter, it does kinda hold weakly. Hopefully I didn't regret buying this. I would love to give this foundation a 5, but there was one thing I didn't like; it dried up darker, but after a few hours, it went to my natural color.
Primer/ Corrector -Boots - Mattifying Make-up Base
ChristyLuu 1/4/2012 10:09:00 PM
I'm surprised this product doesn't have positive reviews. I actually like this primer. It doesn't let my makeup soak in. It just sit on top of my skin, which btw you need to apply this a certain way or else it'll ball up. It's really matte and my makeup stays fine. I don't break out with this and makeup stays.
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
ChristyLuu 1/4/2012 9:39:00 PM
I really like this tinted moisturizer. Only for the fall/winter though only because even though I have oily skin, the cold air and wind dries my face up. If you have OILY SKIN, do NOT use this for the summer. Your face will get so greasy! It doesn't really moisturize that much, but I like how it goes on my face. Feels like really nice, doesn't break me out, and covers lightly! It is a light sheer coverage. I set it with my Philosophy supernatural foundation, which btw is great for summer and winter(IMO). It doesn't smell that bad either. Only thing I didn't like was how little is given for $30. Name brand.. y'know. Overall, it covers nicely for light scars and doesn't look cakey.
It does smell very good. Kinda too sweet and berry, but I like it. I smell the rose in it a bit. I love the bottle. It's so pretty and mysterious. A little bit romantic too. I'd wear it on a date or something. One spray lasts for a while. I sprayed it on my arm and it bled through my shirt sleeve. I like the perfume a lot. I'm glad I bought it after hours of looking at perfumes. Plus, I got it for $76 at perfumania. ($69 + 8.875%tax)
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Pacsun/Future Favorites
ChristyLuu 11/21/2011 9:21:00 AM
This scent is really floral. I would imagine you wearing it in the summer. It's so fresh! I really liked it once I first smelled it. It doesn't last very long as it is from PacSun for $20. I got it for $10 though.