Self Tanners -Unlisted Brand - St. Moriz Self Tanner Foam
LaKeast 6/2/2011 6:09:00 AM
This is the first time I have used this product, and I must say I am very happy with it! I usually use Fake Bake self tanner in the summer to cheat a tan, but it costs around £22 and does not last very long. After hearing rave reviews about St Moriz I decided to try it out, after all, it is only £2.99 from Bodycare - at that price I could hardly resist! Anyhow, the application is very similar to Fake Bake, shower, exfoliate then apply, leave overnight to develop and shower off in the morning to reveal a lovely even tan. Whilst it does have a strong scent, after showering the following morning it has completely disappeared. I would say this stuff is definitely comparable to some of the high end tanners.. I will definitely repurchase this over Fake Bake. However, it has turned out slightly patchy on my shins, as though it just hasnt worked down my shin bone? I've had this issue with EVERY tan I've used, so I'm willing to accept that it's my freaky skin as opposed to the product :)
Pressed Powders -Clinique - Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
LaKeast 4/27/2011 12:37:00 PM
I just happened to stumble accross some older photos from when I wore this powder, and decided to re-purchase. I liked this powder, but after trying numerous other brands I can safely say I now love this stuff. It never looks cakey or congealed, and controls oil without looking too matte and mask-like. The only downside is the price, however a little goes a long way and it will last a while. I would definitely recommend this to my friends!
My favourite ever foundation. It covers all my redness, is long lasting, and a wonderful natural finish. This costs £21 from Debenhams in the UK, but one bottle lasts me around 3 months, even though I use this product pretty much every day. Love it <3
This is a review for the Olay 'Touch of Foundation' tinted moisturiser. I bought this when it was on offer in Boots, £4.99 instead of the usual £9.99. To be completely honest, even on offer, it was a complete rip off. This stuff streaked, even when set with matte pressed powder, made me ridiculously oily AND bright orange into the bargain. Avoid at all costs!
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray
LaKeast 1/20/2011 6:26:00 AM
I got this free in a recent ELF promo, and didn't think too much of it until I was in a rush and forgot to use it one day. Wow, there certainly is a difference! I was way shinier much earlier when I didn't use it. Plus, this is more convenient to carry around in your handbag than say, loose powder. I like it, I don't love it, but it certainly does the job it's intended for.
Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. - Mineral Infused Face Primer
LaKeast 1/20/2011 6:24:00 AM
As with most ELF products, this really surprised me, as it was much better than I expected. Leaves skin smooth, makes my skin look flawless, and improves the look and staying power of foundation. Oh, and its CHEAP! It's probably not the best primer out there, some of the HE brands will probably be better, but I really really like this for now.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
LaKeast 1/20/2011 6:19:00 AM
I am so surprised by this powder, it's way better than I expected! It lasts a long time, looks great and is cheap.. Love it! If I were to nit pick and point out flaws, the only yhing I could possibly mention would be the packaging as it is rather messy. Nonetheless, I will def be buying this again, my skin looks great!
Liquid -Max Factor - Xperience Weightless Foundation
LaKeast 1/3/2011 5:14:00 PM
I was so disapointed by this product! It did not cover redness whatsoever, and after only an hour or two it looked flaky around my nose :( Therefore, I would think that it has rather limited staying power. I also found that it made my blemishes look somewhat bumpy - certainly not a good look. I did however, ADORE, the shade Raw Silk, it is possibly the best colour match for my skin I have found so far.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
LaKeast 12/27/2010 12:29:00 PM
My favourite perfume, ever. I adore the smell, it is so unique, and I recieve so many compliments whilst wearing it! It lasts all day too. Obviously it is expensive, but you only need a tiny scoosh :) I will never use anything else! PS, this is for the EDP. I have tried the EDT and I swear it smells different, it isn't quite so lovely! Neither does it have the same staying power.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush - All colors [DISCONTINUED]
LaKeast 12/27/2010 12:20:00 PM
Very shimmery, difficult to blend and looks very unnatural. However, I do love the colour of 'Dolly Pink', it looks amazing on my skin, hence the one lippy. When I do use this, which is rare, I layer my Estee Lauder blush over the top, which increases the staying power and takes away the shimmer effect. I will definitely not repurchase!
Lotions/ Creams -Soap and Glory - The Daily Smooth body butter
LaKeast 12/27/2010 12:14:00 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! My skin always feels amazing after using this, plus I love the smell. I have used products twice the price as this, yet I think this is just as good, if not better. I would prefer it if it was in a jar as opposed to a tube, but I still love it. HG! <3
Lotions/ Creams -Soap and Glory - The Righteous Butter
LaKeast 12/27/2010 12:11:00 PM
I really like this! I found this to be a really great moisturiser, it makes my skin soft and smooth, and I like the smell too. I especially love using it straight after a bath, bliss! The only reason I have given it four stars and say I would not repurchase is because I have found something else I love even more, but I still think this is a really great, relatively cheap moisturiser.
I really really like this! I think it definitely reduced the appearance of my blackheads, my skin looked so much clearer even after the first time I used it. I have taken one lippy off for the packaging, it is veeery messy! Plus I found the little pink sponge to be somewhat useless. Nonetheless, a really great product at a relatively low price, so I shall certainly repurchase in the near future.
I love the smell of this stuff, my boyfriend tried it when we were out shopping and every time I caught a whiff of it, all I could think was 'YUM!' It is such a sexy smell, I love it. I will definitely be buying this for my boyfriend at some point rather soon, it is one of the sexiest male fragrances I have ever smelt. Plus, I love the bottle, it's so quirky and manly.
I SO wanted to love this mascara, but unfortunately not. I don't find it to be awful, but I wouldn't say it was fantastic either. I just didn't really think it did ANYTHING really, although if you prefer a very natural look you may like it.