This bronzing powder -- I feel kinda naked without it. It gives me that subtle summer glow and it makes me look warm and tan. I don't actually like the sun, so this is perfect for that "I came back from the beach without a tan but don't wanna look like a freak" glow. For instance, if I'm to go to a barbeque or something... Or like a party that shows my face. But it's amazing! Def will rebuy.
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum
KateEditorial 11/14/2011 10:51:00 PM
Okay so basically I really like this serum, but it tends to be a little on the greasy side and makes my hands feel slippery and gross. But it really does make my hair less frizzy. I usually combine it with Garnier Shine Spray. Overall good results. I keep it in my schoolbag.
This tends to go a little on the pink-red side on me, so I suppose I'm still on the search for that perfect Marilyn Monroe and Gwen Stefani red. But it works extremely well as a lipstick, which you softly layer on. It's pretty! But more of a pink, unfortunately.
I bought this a few days ago, but I'm not gonna lie, I'm already positive it's one of the best beauty steals I've found in a long time. And believe me when I say I'm a huge beauty junkie, so when I say something like this, it's really making a statement. My circles aren't really as visible as they could be, considering I don't always get 8 hours of sleep, and my eyes aren't too puffy, but this concealer really has consistency. It's so bright, makes me look awake and happy, and it reduces my circles, lines and darkness. Puffiness at times, is reduced, too. But yeah, I'm 14 and will use this every morning before school, and probably will repurchase. Definitely worth the $13 or so. In fact, I actually didn't realize this was a concealer until a few minutes ago, as it doesn't cake or feel like one. And also, it actually improves and heals, supposively. I'll see how that plays out. Sometimes, when I'm too lazy to layer on the makeup, I'll moisturize and put sunscreen on and then all the makeup I'll use will be this.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
KateEditorial 10/20/2011 2:41:00 PM
This is, in all honesty, amazing! I'm not gonna lie. I've been on Accutane for several months and my lips are extremely, EXTREMELY dry and flaky and chapped. They're just plain gross. I have been using SoftLips lip balm, Nivea, and Carmex during the day and at school, and while they're somewhat helpful, they don't come close to Aquaphor! I put it on when I get back from school, and before I go to sleep. It doesn't burn my lips, feel weird, and it is amazing at moisturizing. I didn't wanna have to carry this whole tube around (I have the big version). Now I found out that they sell it in lip gloss size. So I'm off to buy that! Faithful user. Believe me, it heals!
So basically I am really fond of this lip product. On those days where I'm really lazy and in a rush, I just swipe a couple layers of this balm across my lips for that plump look, because it makes for full lips, gives a little shine, adds dimension to lips, and adds a sheer tint of red, which is beautiful, and you can layer it for more color. Also, it's quite moisturizing, so I use it during school, throughout my classes. My mom loves how it looks on me. I usually use this alone, but it would be better if it had some SPF, so sometimes I must use a clear lip balm before this one. If I layer it enough times and more than sparingly, I can even get that redish hot pink look. All for just a few bucks. It's all in one. I've really got nothing bad to say. A lipstick in itself is usually $10 or more, but this is like $3 while it's lip balm, gloss and lipstick in one, and works well. But as mentioned before, it leaves lips a bit dry after a while, and starts to focus on the lines in lips. It settles. So you reapply. It has lasted me a while, though, too. I tend to layer Carmex cherry lip balm on top as well, to add extra shine and moisturization.
I have this mascara, and honestly, after experiencing both the normal version and the waterproof formula, I have decided that I might like the overall results of the normal version better. This waterproof version is great for summer, especially in Florida's humidity, and it's good for not having to re-apply, and even when you cry and shower and play sports. But it didn't give me as good as result as I remember receiving with the normal one. It's really hard to take off this version, but the normal one is easy. They're both amazing, but I've noticed the waterproof version works better when mixed with other mascaras. I will definitely be repurchasing the normal version faithfully, and if I haven't found a better waterproof mascara before next summer, I'll re-buy this one. As with anything, it has its advantages as well as cons. I always try different mascaras yet always happen to come back to Lash Blast. It's amazing! People always compliment my eyes, first thing they say to me, actually, and ask me what I'm using. I proudly recommend it because everyone who's tried it after, has thanked me and told me it worked wonders. The con is that it might have made some eyelashes fall, which is not unheard of, but still the best mascara out there -- nearly clump free (though I did find that the waterproof one might have even less clumps), it's bold and dark, it's filled with volume, and curls. I happen to love the awkwardness of the packaging and bottle and wand. Makes it feel as though I'm "wanding" a miracle. :)