Treatments -Freeman - Vita-K Solutions for Acne Scars
EM603 10/24/2011 5:32:00 PM
Waste of money, doesn't work at all..would be better off rubbing vitamin k oil on your straight from a punctured capsule.
BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT! The color of this blush is exactly what I was looking for for winter. I have extremely fair skin and when I swatched this at sephora I was sold..then I saw they had it in LORAC's real life to red carpet kit and it was a full size! When I tried this on my cheeks at home I was shocked at how pigmented it was, I initially just touched it lightly and it gave me too much pigment that I had to blend out..but when I did it was so beautiful and has a gorgeous sheen to it. It makes you look like you have a natural dusty rose glow.
Eye Shadow -LORAC - Starry-Eyed Baked Trio in Superstar
EM603 10/18/2011 6:01:00 PM
Fantastic baked eyeshadow trio. The color payoff is super intense and very smooth. The colors are great and they all have a great sheen to them. I am not happy about the pricetag but buying this in the natural to dramatic kit and it comes out to only $7.80..compared to $26 on its own!! Definitely buy the kit if you want this eyeshadow, it's very well worth it!
Mascara -LORAC - Multiplex 3D Lashes Volumizing & Thickening Mascara
EM603 10/18/2011 5:55:00 PM
The only reason why I tried this mascara is because it was in a LORAC HD kit that I got..everything in the kit was amazing, and this was terrible! I put it on and an hour later my boyfriend asked me what was all over my eyes, I went to look in the mirror and the mascara had smudged and flaked all over my eyes and face, when I didn't even touch it! I have never had a mascara do this, not even with drugstore brands. It went on well, but seems to literally just flake and fall off as soon as it dries. I have no idea how its getting any good reviews as I can't see how anyone could deal with that. If I went to work with that on I'd look like a mess!
Outre is a L/E repromote and is a matte shade, but it is a very buttery matte not chalky at all. The color is a unique neutral and it's fantastic for blue eyes, it is on the yellow mustard side of brown. Sounds not very appealing but it works great as a crease color and is great for fall. I love it.
Gels/Soaps -Neutrogena - Body Clear Body Wash - Pink Grapefruit
EM603 6/3/2011 10:29:00 PM
This is the only body wash I use on my back, I have very bad breakouts at times and I put this on a back scrub brush and go to town..I use everyday and can most definitely tell when I don't use it or skip days. I have bought many bottles but at times if I can't find it I'll buy the face wash (same thing without the "beads") and use that on my body. Also good for ingrown hairs as another person said. The smell is refreshing and not overpowering, much better then chemical smells of other anti-acne products. I will keep buying this until I find something better.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
EM603 6/3/2011 10:24:00 PM
This is all I use for washing my back where I get breakouts. I think the scent is much better then the average acne cleanser, its refreshing. I have bought several bottles.
I thorougly enjoyed this as a sample pack from sephora...it's a light semi smeet rosey scent. I'm not good with mentioning notes but its beautiful. I thought I'd like the original if I liked this version..wrong there. The original smells old ladyish and generic soap like to me..I'm sad this is only a limited edition, I don't know why they wouldn't make it permanent.
This is a surprisingly beautiful powdery floral scent, its soft and feminine. I bought the rollerball version, and although I love it I would buy the spray version next because I think it would be nice to mist on clothes as the scent doesn't last so long on skin. I could very well put this on my wrists and just smell them while falling asleep..thats how much I like it. Minus one point for lasting power but I'd still buy it again.
Granted although this is my first yellow nail polish, I wanted a lighter color, it is by far not the best out there. I loved the sparkle it had in it and I didn't want a flat yellow so I bought it..unfortunately Revlon makes terrible nail polish in my opinion and this was no different. The consistancy is in between runny and goopy and it streaks no matter how many coats you put on carefully. The finish is in between matte and shine and it dries to a tackyness quick so its hard to work with to get even but doesn't dry fully for a while. The color is pretty and I like the sparkle..the only reason for 2 stars..and at 4.99 (sale I think) It didn't break my pocket book.
This is my first BB cream and after much research I decided upon the gold label Skin79. I heard how chalky it looks when you pump it out but that it blends in to match your skin tone (within reason, depending on your color)..and it definitely does. I am NC15-NC20 and this matches me perfectly. It gives a flawless dewy look and spreads wonderfully and feels like youre wearing nothing. Its creamy and blends in super well and leaves my skin feeling hydrated yet not greasy. I did notice I got shiny after about 5-6 hours but I have an oily T zone. I have oily combination skin and found at first I got a few breakouts after wearing it but not sure if it was just my hormones or the BB cream. I am not sure how it will wear in humid weather but I will definitely buy it again regardless for winter months! The packaging is attractive but not fool proof, the pump bottle is convienent..I do agree there should be a safety stopper on it though so it doesn't leak if you travel with it. It's a bit bulky to take with you but I have twice and it didn't leak.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Foundation Brush
EM603 5/19/2011 5:32:00 PM
Love Sams tutorials and had to try one of her brushes because they looked great and had good reviews for being on the market for only a short time. I actually love it alot so far, this is so much better then a flat foundation brush and does indeed give a flawless appearance. I have to buy her other brushes now..it's so soft and the price is cheap too! Update: been using for a while..for a taklon bristle brush it does seem to soak up a lot of foundation, can leave streaks if not careful. I will still get some of her other brushes but so far this one failed to be my most favorite foundations brush.
I bought this on a whim and I am usually a fruity sweet scent lover but I found I liked this when it dried down. It definitely isn't for everyone but to me it smells sophisticated and pretty. It is floral but also a bit powdery on dry down. I wouldn't purchase a big bottle but I like a small spritzer for my purse.
Got this in a sample..at first sniff it almost knocked me off my feet it was so strong then it dried to a very strong lime-orange-powdery pepper scent which wasnt too bad. After a few minutes dried even more subtle and hardly noticeable..wouldn't purchase.
Got this in a sample from ulta..never smelled Prada before but figured for the brand it would be nice..totally wrong! Worst smelling perfume ever! I am not sensitive to smells and I love sophisticated smells but this is like alcohol mixed with gasoline..then it wears off into nothing a minute later..wtf?