I am in my early twenties, and have normal/combination skin that sometimes is very dry and other times quite oily. I do get breakouts, but mainly every four weeks. My skin tends to be dehydrated, and can feel quite tight and uncomfortable. I felt that I needed something more than just a moisturiser, and have heard wonderful things about this oil. I really, really like it! It is light, and absorbs quickly. I don't mind the smell, it is not very noticeable to be honest. I use this mainly at night, after my serum. I use 4-5 drops, which is enough for my face and neck. Most nights I also apply a light moisturiser on top, and my skin feels very soft and hydrated in the mornings. During my oilier times (that time of the month) i skip the moisturiser, and my skin feels as it usually does when I wake up in the morning. I also use it under my sunscreen on days when I don't wear makeup, just to moisturise. I have not had a problem with it blocking my pores, then again that has never been a problem for me. I have used it under makeup, and it is fine. I had a patch of eczema on my elbow, and applied this a few nights in a row, and it was gone in just a few days. I also tend to get eczema on my eyelids during the winter, but that hasn't been a problem this winter. As soon as my eyelids have been feeling dry, I've taken this across my eyelids at night, and it has kept the eczema at bay. Al in all - I will continue to use rosehip oil. I also really like the pipette which makes it easy to get the right amount.
Moisturizers -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser - Normal-Combination
Mathilda91 10/19/2012 3:01:00 PM
I have combination skin that's sometimes too dry and at other times too oily. I wanted this to use during the summer when my skin is more oily, and under makeup the rest of the year. I find that it's fine for normal skin, but too rich for combination skin. It takes too long to sink in, even if I use a very small amount. It is really nice when my skin is slightly drier, but too rich most days. I also think that it is too expensive for what it is - a very very basic moisturiser, that doen't even fulfill it's promises. I like it, but it is not what I wanted, and I will not repurchase. I
Moisturizers -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Skin Repair Dry Sensitive
Mathilda91 10/19/2012 2:57:00 PM
I have combination skin that's sometimes too dry and at other times too oily. I wanted this to use during the night, as I prefer something really light under makeup. This is a really nice, standard moisturiser without any frills, which is what I look. It just works really well! It is NOT for very dry skin, but then again it doesn't claim to be. I like the scent a lot, very mild and soothing. Another great thing is that you get to choose if you wan't it in a jar or a tube! I prefer tubes, as I find them more hygenic. The one negative point that comes to mind is the price - it quite expensive for what it is - a very basic moisturiser without anything special. But it does it so well that I'll buy and use it again.
Skincare - Face -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Mathilda91 10/19/2012 2:32:00 PM
I have combination skin, that sometimes get really dry and sensitive and sometimes oily. My skin changes during the month and seasons. I have found this cleanser to be really gentle and effective. It cleanses really well, does not dry out my dry skin, or leaves my oily skin more greasy. It has a nice, thick consisteny that is very pleasent to spread around. I tend to rinse it off most nights, as my skin can't take muslin exfoliation every day, but it also works really well with the cloth. It works well for taking off a lot of makeup. (I ALWAYS doubble cleanse if I'm wearing makeup), and I love that it works so well on both face and eyes. I buy the 200 ml tubes, and they last me 3-4 months. I'm on my 4th now, I think, and have also bought it for my mum - who loves it as well!
Blush -Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Blushwear Cheek in Pawpaw
Mathilda91 4/27/2012 5:20:00 AM
Ive been crazy about peach and orange this spring, and needed a new blush. This fits the bill perfectly, and its amazing! Colour is really pretty, flattering. The consistensy of the product is really good, smooth, easily blendable and long-lasting. I'm in love!
love cream blushes, and the Becca ones are superb: pigmented, smooth, blendable and longlasting. This is beautyful pinky-red blush, to give a natural flush, or a really "blushing" cheek. I'm about NC15-20, naturally blond (though a redhead atm) and this complement my fair skin and blue eyes beautifully. It is such a flattering colour, and I actully think it is the exact colour i get when I blush! I tend to wear this when I do a really natural look, and it goes really well with bronzey/golden smokey eye. The perfect summer colour. (If you have the Mac Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick, this is the exact same colour when it's applied, so perfect if you want to match it up)
I love cream blushes, and the Becca ones are superb: pigmented, smooth, blendable and longlasting. This is not the most interesting colour, but a lovely pink blush, to give a natural flush. I'm about NC15-20, naturally blond (though a redhead atm) and this complement my fair skin and blue eyes beautifully. It is such a flattering colour! I tend to wear this when I do a really natural look, or if I'm doing a really strong eye. I'd recomend this to anyone!
Well, this really is the only option it you want that colour. I'm not too impressed with the quality of chanel polishes, but I'm pretty sure this wont be my last. I need three coats, and with top and basecoat (Essies 3-way-glaze and Good to go) it lasts 3-4 days without chipping. I don't really know what else to say...If you like the colour, just get this as it will be cheaper that trying all the dupes!
I tend to go for cream cleansers as they work well with muslin cloths, and picked this up on a sale when my old cleanser was running out. This cleanser is quite thin and runny in consistency, but still creamy enough to use with a cloth. It removes makeup well, and smells very nice. However, I couldn't use it with my cloth as I intended to. When I leave this on my skin: my face goes bright red and feels very hot! When I remove my makeup, it's fine again within five minutes, and I don't experience any breakouts or anything. But that burning feeling is uncomfortable! I didn't have that problem when I rinsed my face, and didn't let the cleanser sit on the skin, so if your looking for a cleanser to rinse of, and don't have sensitive skin, this is a good one.
This was the first cleansing water I tried, after hearing so much about them (i.e. after Lisa Eldriged showed the bioderma in one of her videos;)) And I'm really pleased with it. It has one major pro: it is super gentle! It doesn't sting my eyes at all. I actully used this on my 6 year old niece (who has lots of allergies, eczema and really sensitive skin) and 4 year old nephew after we had been playing with makeup (waterproof eyeliner, red lipstick and so on) and none of them complained about it stinging their eyes. And they usually do when I've used other things to remove their makeup. (We're just playing with makeup, they always want to put some on when they see me do it) It is not the most effective of them all, but it does it's job decently. It doesn't get rid of my mascara - but I use one of those tubing ones that are removed with warm water - and waterproof eyeliner is a bit tricky to get rid off as well, but everything else is removed. I wouldn't recomend this as your only cleanser, exept for emergencies such as late nights, but then again I think you should always double cleanse. Another pro: The scent is very nice and fresh, very "french" (whatever that means)
The original vitalumere used to be my favourite foundation, but as I grew older I wanted a bit more coverage. Also, as I've gotten out of my teens, my skin is more greasy (weird! I also have more spots now) and when Chanel released this about a year ago, and everyone raved about it I bought it 10 months ago. It's been a staple ever since. I use it for days when I need my foundation to last all day long. It's a lovely medium coverage, that applies well with i number of different brushes with fingers. It fool-proof, works on days I'm not using contacts and therefore applying my makeup whilst being blind. The only negative I have to say, or rather something to think about, is that it settles quickly, and I need to finish the area I'm working on before moving on to the next. Sometimes I find that it will cling to dry patches, and it will have worn off unevenly after 16 hours of wear. But all in all - a really good foundation that works all year round - on a number of skintypes. MY COLOUR: B10 (winter) or B30(summer), Nars SG Gobi, Mac NC 15/20 Chanel vitalumiere 10
I love my minty greens for spring, and couldn't resist getting a new one this year. I like that this unlike all the other light greens that's been released the last couple of years leans yellow instead of blue, it suits my warm skintone. Being a pastel (almost) colour, the quality of the polish is amazing! Two coats was enough to give an opaque coating on the nail. I love essie polishes more and more....
I colour my hair with henna, but bought this when I used semi-permanent dye, and needed a boost (Henna works very well for me, no fading!) I like this as a shampoo, and it's nice product, works well, but completely w/o bells and whistles. I don't think id adds colour, but I do believe that it won't strip any colour. (The conditioner does add a TON of colour) I don't have particually damaged hair, not too dry, I don't have a problem with a greazy scalp (though my scalp is very sensitive), and this works fine. The bottle is HUGE! I wish it was availible in a smaller size. The smell is AWFUL! I hate it, but not enough to make me stop using it, so it cant be that bad. It smells like synthetic cherries, and I don't care for authenic cherris either. All in all: Nice, basic shampoo that comes in a huge bottle that will last you for ages, making it economical, but maybe a little boring if you like me like to change up the products you use. HUGE PRO: Didn't irritate my sensitive scalp.
This is my very first Nubar product, and most definetely not my last. This is the most amazing formula I've ever worked with! It's almost impossible to mess up! The polish just glides on the nail, and look so smooth. It dries quickly, and lasts well (I use Essie 3-way-glaze as base coat, and Essie Good to Go topcoat). The colour is beautiful also, and rather yellow neutral mannequin-hand colour. The kind of colour that you need (well, you can of course do what ever you want to) to match to your skintone. It matches my hands quite well, I am quite yellow, but a little too pink just around the nails. All in all, an amazing product!
I've recently been really into nudes and neutrals (I'm usually a darks or brights kinda gal) but this is soo beautiful! It makes my hands look very sophisticated (wont talk about the rest of me - still need to tone down hair and makeup (:). Being a pale colour it is of course a rather streaky polish, and I find I need three thin coats to make it opaque, but it dries really quickly so not a problem. I'd say if your about NC/NW 15-20 this will be a very nice and suitable mannequin-nail-colour for you, and I you just like the colour: GO AHEAD. I have a feeling this is gonna be a staple product in my collection.