Moisturizers -Boots - Original Beauty Formula Rose Vanishing Day Cream
GlowFace 12/6/2011 12:16:00 AM
FIRST of all... I am IN LOVE with the adorable packaging of this line of skin care. It makes me feel like an elegant lady applying her beauty potions, lol. The greatest thing about this is... this is BY far THE BEST moisturizer I have used on my VERY acne prone skin. It sinks it, dries matte, moisturizing perfectly and is a great base for my primer to then put on my face makeup. I am a HUGE fan of this stuff. It's really just wonderful! :)
This review is for the light blue bottle that simply says "Vaseline Firming"... First off, this isn't necessarily a very MOISTURIZING product. It provides me with just the right amount that I don't feel any annoying goop. I really like the consistency and packaging but best of all, the price! I got the very large bottle (with pump) for $5.99, in NYC, which is amazing! Anyway, I do feel slight firming but I highly doubt it's a miracle in a bottle. I will continue to use this to see if I get any results... The scent isn't GREAT but it's very light and fades away after about 30 minutes, so no biggie there! Give it a try if you're a person who does not like the heaviness of just about every moisturizer out there :)
I just finished my first bottle today! Well, actually... I've had this foundation for over a year but I am a foundation junkie and switch around alot. Last year I started getting worse and worse acne... Within the last few months I have really worked on my skin and got it looking pretty good. I decided to come back to this foundation, and wow! It DID NOT break me out. I can't remember what my thoughts were on this product when I first bought it but since I have been using it again (past month)... It's been amazing. TAKE NOTE, it has a pump! Which is as good as gold when it comes to liquid foundation. The coverage is medium to full, I don't notice the sparkles but then again my skin is pretty light, it may just blend right in. No problems with staying power or doing anything bad to my skin. I think I will try the rest of this line now, without fear. This product is awesome.
ADULT ACNE SUFFERERS, I DESPERATELY URGE YOU TO READ THIS, THANK YOU! Okay, let me first begin by saying... I did not always have acne, in fact... as a teen my skin was envied. I began noticing a change from normal/dry skin to seeing more and more acne develop from age 19 to now, age 23. I have spent more money and time than I'd care to recall on acne products. I have cried over this problem and lost so much self esteem. I barely go anywhere (besides to the gym) without a ton of concealer and foundation to cover marks. It's a painful and embarrassing thing to go through, no matter how common it may be. ANYWAY! I began doing a yogurt mask about 3 weeks ago and my skin is slowly but surely getting brighter, clearer, smoother and just... back to "normal"... I make different mixes but basically the recipe comes down to 2% Fage Greek Yogurt, Honey, A bit of milk/cream (whatever is available, to thin it out) and I sometimes will add lemon juice and/or mashed strawberries. I leave it on anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on how much time I have. I have done it 2 times even in a day. I really don't know why someone would hesitate to try this because it's really cheap, easy to make and WORKS! I urge you, whoever you are, if you suffer from acne, please try this. It may be the answer to your prayers.
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
GlowFace 8/1/2011 11:25:00 AM
The BEST drugstore concealer I've used. Covers pretty darn well. Stays on a LONG time. Give it a shot, why not? It's only about $7... We've all spent ALOT more on concealers with not so good results. If they don't have your exact shade try using this under your foundation because it's worth the extra trouble!
I am a little obsessive about products that I ADORE... This happens to be one of them. I could almost cry writing this review, that's how serious it is... I bought this with a bit of hesitation because I have tried other UD palettes and found them to be a complete glitter bomb. Don't get me wrong, I do like glitter but not glitter bombs, lol. So anyway, I bought it and was imidiately impressed with the packaging. It's a beautiful palette. Velvety box and... I don't know how else to describe it but CLASSY. It's really nice... I didn't really care about the primer potion that came with it because I'm probably the only person who can't stand it... The brush is pretty good that comes with it, sort of more like a concealer brush but good none the less... The eyeshadows are TO DIE FOR. They are a dream to use... almost creamy in texture and wow... the colors are absolutely stunning. Perfect fot every occasion under the sun. There is not 1 dud in the entire bunch... I doubt I will ever run out but if I do, I will for sure repurchase. The price is right and the colors never get old. Nuetral yet pretty and interesting and... wow, just wow. I love this pallette, use it more than any other eyeshadows that I own... which is a pretty large amount,,, which I think speaks volumes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Not even a thing about it I would change.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
GlowFace 7/29/2011 8:20:00 PM
ADULT ACNE SUFFERERS PLEASE READ! I am 23 years old and started experiencing acne about 2 years ago... it's gotten much worse within that time. However, the type of acne I have is very hard to detect because it tends to stay under the skin... I foolishly tried to "extract" the acne and... it became inflamed and I started noticing more whiteheads than ever before. I was distraught. I have spent countless amount of money trying to correct the damage. Everything seemed to be a disappointment... Worked for a while and then once again I was left with both under the skin type of acne and white heads... I have cried more tears than I'd like to recall during these past 2 years dealing with this problem... I have a drawer of "fail" products and one day I decided to go through it and get rid of things I probably would never use again... This product was in there! I bought this product a REALLY long time ago when my skin was more normal-dry and for a moisturizing found it was not very moisturizing at all... I stopped using it for something a bit more moisturizing and then over time developed the acne problems... Anyway, I came back to this recently and it's AMAZING. Does not clog my pores, does not break me out... Not greasy, dries basically matte. Okay, being said... this is not a fancy product, it doesn't smell particularly good and the packaging could be improved.... It's still awesome and it's helping my skin... I am willing to pay whatever the cost because it works and if something is working, it saves me money from experimenting with other things only to throw it in a drawer never to be seen again... Give this a shot... If it doesn't work, you could always use it up for shaving or on your body... I swear by this and hope I get continued great results.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Quick Eyes Cream Shadow Muffin
GlowFace 4/16/2011 7:12:00 PM
GORGEOUS! I went to my local Clinique counter after reading mixed reviews of the quick eye cream eye shadows. I swatched all of the colors onto my hand. I fell in love with ALL of them. Beautiful! Some better than others but this color in particular stood out to me. I bought this one and "Cocoa Shimmer"... both amazing. Easy to use. You have about 1 minute to smooth it on before if starts to dry... BUT! I must say out of every cream shadow I have used this one is the easiest and leaves the best/prettiest results. It's quick, pretty & reasonably priced so I say... GO FOR IT! I really love this!
First off, I am 22 years old, I have combination skin - dry and acne prone & I am shade NC20 in MAC. I bought this foundation in shade 120 and it is a PERFECT match. I apply it using a stippling brush and I have found this is the best method for this particular foundation. The bottle itself isn't very special or different from many HIGH END to LOW END bottles, though it is a pretty bottle. K... so now onto the actual foundation - It is on the more "liquid side" thinner than Revlon Colorstay and about the same as NARS sheer glow. It goes on very easy, very blendable. Infact, more blendable than any foundation I have used so far. It's not hard work getting in to blend perfectly in with your skin. It is medium coverage and leaves a satin to dewy finish. It is LOVELY! Probably the only foundation that has looked like my skin just healthier and basically, just pretty. There's not much of a scent, maybe a faint one and it's actually a pleasant scent! I have about 10-12 different foundations and this is my #1. I like this better than many DS brand liquid foundations as it looks natural and unlike a mask. I haven't experienced any breakouts. I do use a primer underneath though so that may help if you are experiencing breakouts. It lasts about... 6-8 hrs before it starts to loose it's dewyness and starts to fade into your skin completely. I suggest getting the accompanying powder because the powder also provides a nice glowy finish. I also bought the concealer & blush in this line and all go very nice together. I really like this and I will repurchase it and who knows... This may be a HG for me! 5/5!
I have 11 of these! "sassy" is by far my favorite! It's a deep bronze with red tones in it, perfect for my green eyes. I love these!!! I got 10 for free with a deal from elf and I was shocked at how I actually liked them. These are my favorite mineral shadows and yeah... try them! They are great! (especially if you like shimmer!)
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
GlowFace 3/3/2011 12:09:00 AM
If I was only allowed to write ONE review on this website, it would be for this fragrance. I discovered this about a year and a half ago. I was going to a street fair in Manhattan and stopped into the sephora on 42nd Street. Basically, I played around in the perfume section and left. By mid-day I was lusting over one of the scents I had sprayed on my arm. However, being I had tried so many I had no clue which one it was. From there, I went a little crazy. I went back to sephora MANY times to figure out which perfume I fell in LOVE with. It was this! I was so excited to have found it! I have the full bottle, the roll on AND! the limited edition necklace with the solid perfume. I have worn this through all seasons, through all types of weather changes and for everyday to special occasions. It is my #1 perfume. I love it. It smells so feminine and sexy and just wonderful. I do switch up sometimes and try other perfumes but this... is my HOLY GRAIL perfume. I HIGHLY recommend you try this. If you don't love it at first, spray it on at the store and wear it for a few hours... it will intoxicate you!
I am on my 2nd one! and believe me, it is RARE that i repurchase something rather than try something new or updated. This is amazing! Perfect for everyday or even special occasions. I am a NC20. This suits me so well. Top favorites forever! Best blush I've ever used.
Basically my complaint with this concealer comes down to 2 factors: The scent and it doesn't cover very well. The scent is powdery/flowery and being that I am allergic to highly fragranced things, especially things that I use on my face... it was a no go. I was trying to go the cheap route but in this case you get what you pay for... it doesn't cover worth a damn. I suggest this to people who aren't allergic to fragrenced makeup and have little to cover... otherwise, try something else.
Eye Shadow -NYX - I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette
GlowFace 2/9/2011 10:36:00 AM
OMG WOW! so basically i am new to the nyx brand. i recently got a few things during their recent sale and this was one of the things i got. it's beautiful! colors are so pretty. perfect set for people who LOVE nuetrals. there isn't 1 color in this set that isn't gorgeous. i am so happy i got this! it is my go to shadows :D
LOVE this. texture is so nice and creamy! one of my top eyeshadows :D oh yeah... the color payoff is amazing!