Scrubs -Soap and Glory - Flake Away Spa Body Polish
KJ88 10/20/2009 7:04:00 PM
OMG is all I can say. This really is the best or the second best body scrub that I have ever used. It so ranks high.
Red Jasper is one of the lip glosses that I bought during a recent sale that Earthen Glow Minerals had. It was from one of their new collections. One thing that I love about their lip glosses is they don't dry my lips and they don't run. The website sais that they're all natural which is a plus but the selling point is they have great colors that actually last and like I said before they don't dry my lips. The newer lip glosses are even better. I'm not sure what but I just know that the colors and way that they look and adhere rock. I love Chanel and MAC glosses and while these aren't Chanel or lip glass, they definitely rank high in my book.
I'm a big bronzer user. Liquids, gels, powders I'll try them all. Nothing T's me off more than trying one one in Sephora or wherever, thinking it's the one, and then a few days of wear or weeks of wear later having it turn either that god awful orange or even worse, that dirty brown. Cali Tan is actually the second bronzer that I have from Earthen Glow. When I bought the first one (actually a sample) I didn't expect much but was surprised with how nice it looked. The name of that one was Spring Break. I actually replaced my former favorite with that one. Even went back for a full size. Then I got a free sample of a new one that they have and let me tell you this one is true bronzer perfection. I love the color and how it looks even in sunlight. Perfect golden color and definitely one that I'll be wearing all winter. If you're looking for a bronzer this one is a good place to start. I'm pretty pale and I get compliments with this one non stop.
Powder -Unlisted Brand - Monave Mineral Foundation
KJ88 6/28/2009 1:25:00 PM
It's not that this foundation was horrible actually compared to many mineral foundations it's superior in coverage, finish and lasting power. My problem with it was that it broke my skin out after a week or two of use. The eye shadows and lip glosses from Monave though are gorgeous.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Cory Cosmetics - Mineral Eye Shadow
KJ88 6/28/2009 1:19:00 PM
I too have much love for Cory's eye shadows and blushes. Lots of smooth mattes and the foundation though too heavy and chalky for my tastes definitely covers and lasts all day. Great for oily skin but not my favorite as mineral foundations go. The bronzers and eye shadows though are big winners and the pricing is excellent.
I love Lumiere's blushes and many of their eye shadows and this one is a staple. Gorgeous natural color
Not a winner in my books. It accentuated every flaw that I have on my face yet somehow offered no coverage at all. By mid day I looked awful and literally had to wash my face and apply MAC blot powder with no foundation. Also mine had a weird gross odor which I'm not sure but may have been the silk powder.
Great thick brush which makes application quick and breazy. I'm not sure if L'oreal will ever be able to outdo their own volumous mascara but they seem to keep trying. This one is a close hit but I think I prefer volumous to this one. However the rich black color and thickening volume that you get with this mascara makes it worth a try for anyone who loves that dramatic notice me look from a mascara minus the flaking and clumping. I will add that care must be taken in application because the formula is somewhat wetter and takes a bit longer to dry than many other volume producing mascaras but I think that this is a bonus because so many dry out before their life of 3 months has come but this one seems to be hanging in there strong after over 2 months of use.
Cover Girls mascaras are definitely improved! This gives nice clump free flake free volume and lengthening with little effort.
I am tanned but have very fair coloring. I actually love Iman's make up and her bronzers are HG status. I started off using her lighter foundation powder compacts as bronzer powder and these worked perfect. I can't tell you how many complements I'd get but recently a friend received this free in a trade and knowing my fondness of Iman's make up passed it on to me. With a light hand it's awesome.
Concealers -Signature Club A - Big 7 Wonderwheel Compact
KJ88 6/28/2009 1:02:00 PM
Yuck! Greasy and ... Greasy.
A must have! Gorgeous on every skin tone.
Powder -Fyrinnae - Fyrinnae - Superpower Mineral Foundation
KJ88 6/28/2009 1:00:00 PM
I love Fyrinnae's eye shadows. The colors rock and the samples are huge. I have very oily skin and read a lot of favorable reviews about those with oily skin and this foundation. The foundation from my experience however leaves a lot to be desired. Mine was chunky and chalky. The coverage was good but looked chalky and had to definitely be "buffed" in. The color selection is very limited but I'm very fair so this wasn't a problem for me. I bought several sample sizes and still have them about because this foundation just doesn't give a look that is natural or flattering.
I love reds and this includes red lipsticks. This is an orangey/red lipstick that is somehow wearable as subtle. Definitely a hit.
Shampoo -Wen by Chaz Dean - Cleansing Conditioners - All
KJ88 6/28/2009 12:52:00 PM
Excellent for my chemically treated sun damaged hair. My hair had actually begun shedding due to medical treatments that I'm taking but this has significantly slowed down the process. I wasn't happy about the price tag but if it delivered I was willing to endure the pricey cost of Wen's products. Well it has delivered in a wonderful way. My hair is soft and healthier in just a few months than it has been in a year. Definitely a winner in my books.