I've used a couple BB creams from Korea, and this one is fine but not the best. True BB creams have great coverage and improve skintone--although modestly--but Boscia's is more of a tinted moisturizer with SPF. It gave my skin a bit of glow, but the coverage and complexion results aren't the best.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Nails Inc - The Donmar Collection
Kayelle 12/4/2011 3:04:00 AM
The Special Effects collections from Nails Inc. are just gorgeous. This one comes with a deep plum black polish and an overglaze with orangeish holographic particles. The effect is hard to properly describe, but it's lovely. The polish quality is long lasting as well, and the 2-piece set is just $20.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Nails Inc - The Wyndham Collection
Kayelle 12/4/2011 3:01:00 AM
This is my favorite polish set by far. I have the Wyndham and Donmar collections, and love both. The effect is a bit hard to describe, but Wyndham comes with a deep teal polish and an overglaze that has large, uneven greenish holographic pieces. It's unique and just gorgeous.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Nails Inc - Magnetic Polishes
Kayelle 12/4/2011 2:58:00 AM
This is definitely a fun polish, but it's not the kind you can wear often. The result is subtle and pretty, though it does take a bit of practice to get the swirling right. I would buy again, but I don't reach for it as much as I thought I would.
Shampoo -Alterna - Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo (Talc-Free Formula)
Kayelle 12/4/2011 2:55:00 AM
I have literally dozens of dry shampoos, and this is one of my favorites. It smells nice, and has a texture that is neither too grainy nor too smooth. It absorbs cleanly and invisibly in hair, and the result lasts for hours without getting cakey. I'm a fan.
I absolutely love this fragrance. It's unisex, so it's neither too sweet nor too spicy. It's perfectly crisp and unique, and lasts for hours. Love it.
I have a spray from Skindinavia and one from Ben Nye that set my makeup perfectly and really help it last. This spray seems more or less like water. It spritzes out a bit unevenly so my makeup can get a bit streaky, and if I'm able to get an even spray it feels refreshing for a couple minutes then has no real effect. Pass.
Mascara -ModelCo - Lash Extend Mascara in Bazaar Black
Kayelle 12/4/2011 2:42:00 AM
Others mentioned that this mascara is dry. I had to add a few drops of water within days of getting it so that I could actually use it. Beyond the dry formula, Xtend is fine; a bit clumpy and smudgy, but gives a decent effect. I'll use what I have, but that's about it.
I was given a few bottles of this gel at a hotel in Paris, so it smells like happy memories. It's fresh, light and lovely, and the fragrance lasts on skin pretty well. I will buy again.
I received this shampoo as a toiletry at a hotel in Paris, and though it doesn't tangle or dry my hair, it's too creamy for my oily scalp to tolerate regularly. Nice smell and pretty good lather so a bit goes pretty far, but not the right fit for my needs.
This was one of the toiletries at a hotel I stayed at in Paris, and it definitely does the job and leaves my hair clean but not stripped. The scent is nice and it works pretty well, but I'm not sure that it's exceptional in any way so I won't buy again.
Scrubs -MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross - MD Skincare - Alpha Beta Body Peel
Kayelle 12/4/2011 2:32:00 AM
I like the Alpha Beta facial peel a lot, but haven't been able to justify the cost. The version for the body comes in at a lower price tag, and though the pads are more rough I think the ingredients are very similar. Anyway, I bought this for use on my face and am pleased with it. It refines my skin but doesn't burn or dry my face, and though it's still expensive it's not nearly as bad as the original.
I got this with Wit and Kink as part of a mix and match set, and this is my least favorite. It's a generic floral scent that fades quickly and can become a bit cloying when freshly rolled on. I wouldn't repurchase.
This is a nice, crisp citrus scent made from essential oils. It's light and easy to wear, but the lasting power isn't great and you could easily get a comparable scent for a much smaller price. I got this as part of a mix and match set of three, but would not buy again.
This scent is dark and sharp, but mellows to a woodsy, leathery finish. It's not particularly unique or wearable, and on top of that it doesn't last very long. I purchased this as part of a set, and this is my least favorite.