This is probaly my favorite baby pink. Babydoll is a baby opaque but super moisturzing bubblegum pale pink. It has a light vanilla scent and is so nice it makes my lips feel and look healthy.
My skin is generally clear and is normal in skin type. The tiny bits of sparkle in this do not bother me and it doesn't break me out, it covers well and seemed to brighten my face, sometimes it wouldn't apply so smoothly and sometimes I loved it. I like foundations that are thinner for daily use and for mixing into thicker foundations, I love the pump bottle. The shade Golden Beige is my only match when I'm about an NC30, I tried to find my darker match for when I'm tanner and got glitter cities. So I would rebuy Golden Beige to mix with other foundations but would not use this exclusively and cannot reccomend any of the darker shades, they were so glittery. The texture of this is almost like a liquidy mousse.
I really love this shade. It's a frosty white. It can be worn alone or you can use it to lighten dark lipsticks and add a frosty finish. It's sheer and lets your natural lips hue peek through so it looks like your wearing a pretty pinky frosty shade rather then white lipstick. If you can find it and don't mind frost you have to get it. It's like a your lips but frostier shade. It's fun and I love it's name.
Creamy opaque baby pink. I think it's cool but still neutral on me. It's really gorgeous and girly. It brightens my face up.
On me this is a purple/hot pink/red. It's pretty and is a summer night time shade for me, I only like it on me when Im really tanned. Tahiti is my favorite place to vacation and I knew I'd end up associating this lipstick with it. I love it. It totally looks like a hot pink sunset. It lasts long and I love the vanilla scent MAC lipsticks have.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
MissCarmella 1/13/2012 6:10:00 AM
Gorgeous pale white gold sheen. I wear it on my cheekbones and sometimes on my browbone. It's very sexy and my husband always loves it on me. It's my fav highlighter ever.
I hated this curler. It was a $1 and I ended up buying MACs curler. This one is clunky and doesn't curl my lashes at all.
I'm convinced this shade looks so gorgeous in photos because of bright sunlight or flash. I bought it and it just looked like a blah plain neon medium blue. The pretty micro glitter and electric blue color I saw in online photos was so muted. Even with top coat I still didn't like it. It's probably the only polish I've ever really hated.
This is said to be a dupe of Studio Finish, and for me that is untrue. It smells like Halloween costume makeup and never seems to set on my skin, it just sits there with a weird shiney finish, though it does cover well. I wouldn't buy it again because it looks unnatural on me. I will be sticking with my MAC Studio Finish.
Love the packaging and the finish it gives. It's full coverage but is dewy. I save this for special occasions or whenever I want that doll faced extra perfect look. I tried a few full coverage popular foundations and they were so matte on me. This one doesn't look unnatural on my normal skin type. I do not even need to wear concealer with it. I like applying it with my 187 and moisturize before wearing it.
This was my first medium to full coverage foundation. It covered everything but also looked and felt kinda unnatural on me. It smells like clay or paint or something like that. If you need the coverage it's nice but I learned concealer/tinted moisturizer is my go to instead of trying to use full on foundation as a mask to cover my whole face. I wouldn't rate it less because of me not needing the coverage, I just wanted to try it out and figured I could get away with applying a tiny amount but just didn't like the look it gave me. I'd give it 4 stars for coverage and would only take one off for the weird scent it has.
Styling Products -Beyond The Zone - Straight Shot Straightening Balm
MissCarmella 1/13/2012 3:18:00 AM
I always go back to this. It tames frizz and flyaways and smooths my hair nicely. It smells like yummy coconuts and vanilla and is a lightweight balm. I apply a dab before blow drying and my hair comes out silky smooth and smells super good, I like the cute purple tube too. I do not like using it on dry hair though like they suggest you can.
I have to admit I like this blush more then any MAC blush I've ever owned and its just as good as my NARS and Lorac fav blushes. My skintone always seems to make peach shades just vanish into it, but Luminoso actually shows up on me. The first time I tried it I couldn't believe how pigmented and silky it was. It looks like it does in the pan on my skin and it blends easily. I like the compact but wish it didn't flip open so easily just to hide a crappy lil brush underneath. Other then that I adore this blush, it's my favorite peach blush.
Really pretty and retro looking shade of pastel seafoam green. I do not get its name mint candy apple but maybe I am just missing something. It doesn't look like a mint to me and candy apples make me think of a caramel dipped apple, not this shade of green. Weird choice Essie. I do love it though and will repurchase it when I finish my bottle. It's gorgeous and opaque, wears well and dries fast.
Eye Shadow -DuWop - Eyecatcher Shadows - Green Eye Intensifier
MissCarmella 1/13/2012 1:30:00 AM
I have light aqual/teal colored eyes. I tried this first in Blue eyes and realized my eye color must lean more towards green because this duo did nothing and just looked blah. The blue eyes version gives u a ocean blue and a frosty chocolate full of golden shimmer. The payoff of the chocolate shade was amazing and the blue was just blah on me. The green eyes version gives you a eggplant shade paired with a frosty shimmery green. This one was fabulous at enhancing my eyes. These duos are really good quality and I loved the twist top pot they come in. Just make sure you choose the right one for ur eye color to truely get the effect they are meant to give. I wear mine wet as liner rather then layering them like Duwop suggests. Would repurchase.