Treatments -Sephora - nourishing cuticle oil - pen
Dragoness57 12/22/2011 4:16:00 PM
I LOVE this pen.. it's so convenient to use, and it really works! I bought mine in lavender, and it smells great (not too strong; only faintly sweet when applying and within close contact). I feel like my nails definitely grew faster~ and it moisturized my cuticles intensely. It's also kind of fun to apply when things are slow at work haha. You should definitely give it a try :>
This is such a beautiful color for those who like shiny & metallic. The pink is one of my favorite shades too~ It lasted a good amount of time as well. A lot longer than I expected it to anyways.
I liked the product when I first purchased it, since it was my first gel liner. It was way better and long lasting than pencil liners with similar effects, so I was in love. However, this thing started drying out in about 4 months.. I understand that it has to be shut tight for it to last, and if I twisted the cap any tighter each time I used it, I would probably develop arthritis or carpal tunnel. The product isn't bad though- but I will definitely try other gel liner types before returning to this one.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
Dragoness57 10/18/2010 4:36:00 PM
I love this product! My face feels completely clean after use, and I don't find it too harsh at all. (Of course I don't see my skin under the microscope to see all the fine damages, so I'm really hoping that it's not completely harmful on that level...) I think rubbing it really gently is the key, and you don't need that much product for each use. It is probably best to only use it couple times a week.
The product says that's mint, so I expected the burning that comes with it. (I actually really enjoy the minty burning products.. but that may be just me..) As for the effects of the product itself, I'm not quite certain if it's helping anything since I have relatively clear skin but with minor defects. I'm hoping that with continued use, it'll help clear the remaining flaws. (And it's fun to use, so I will definitely continue to do so!) Will update if something comes up~
I went to MAC looking for a matte lipstick (for the staying power) but this color caught my eye; I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was: Lost lasting The frosty sheen looks gorgeous The color is not to obtrusive / obnoxious.. However, it has the potential to look really gross if your lips are too dry. (But that goes for nearly all lipsticks so.. :D) Great for every day wear~
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
Dragoness57 10/13/2010 8:27:00 PM
This was the first foundation I bought back when I was in high school, and looking back, I kind of miss it. It's relatively thick, and the coverage is great. Oily skin users can probably infer that this will cause some break outs.. but I have relatively clear skin so this was not an issue. My T-zone only started showing signs of shine after several hours, and the coverage itself lasted all day.
For my face, it was a bit too moisturizing.. it made me feel like the product enlarged my pores quite a bit (which probably was true, not just a feeling..) However, for the body, it is absolutely amazing. I'm pretty sensitive to scents so I'm very pleased that it is odorless. The cream itself doesn't feel oily at all. You can also feel the moisturization working when you apply it.
The color GORGEOUS, and I personally love how fast it dries, as generally, OPI products take quite a while.. It dries smoothly and evenly, and it looks quite.. sturdy? Like.. as if you colored your nails with a layer of sparkly navy granite (but in a good way)! I think it's one of those colors that you just have to try at least once if you're a polish collector / addict.
Gorgeous color; smooth application; great price. Because it's very creamy, I didn't expect to last that long, but it still held up pretty well. The pink isn't too bright or obnoxious, but not too subtle either.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser
Dragoness57 10/6/2010 7:38:00 PM
This product was great- I loved that it was super gentle! Didn't sting my eyes at all. The foam dissolved quickly in water with no residue, along with the rest of my make up! Waterproof mascara / gel-liners needed to be washed twice, but because of the gentleness of the product, that is almost a non-issue. It also left my face feeling well moisturized- enough to forgo the moisturizer sometimes. :D
I'm surprised that the ratings are so bad here! This mascara definitely adds volume and length, no doubt about it. I have experienced flaking by the end of the day, but I have yet to come across a mascara that didn't, so it is still comparable to others in that sense. It is a bit thick, making application a bit difficult, but for the dramatic effect it gives your eyes, it's worth it.