I went to the Laura Mercier makeup counter at Nordstrom with the intention of getting a lipstick I had seen on someone else recently. After trying it on I hated how pale it made me look. The lady at the counter suggested I give "Bon Bon" a try. I did and I'm IN LOVE! This is my first lip gloss from Laura Mercier and I have to say that I was quite impressed. It's not sticky and it has a nice sweet smell to it. I usually buy Chanel or NARS lipglosses but I was pleased with this lipgloss. The gloss is a nice coral-pink color that I believe would look great on any skin tone.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
Naty1209 4/20/2010 1:45:00 PM
First let me say that I was very hesitant and skeptical about buying this product. Anything that is close to $200 is enough to turn me off lol. My face was in the worst shape it's ever been. I have been breaking out a lot for the past 6-8 months and my pores were hideously large. After a moment of desperation I finally gave in and decided to buy this item 2 weeks ago while Sephora was having their 15% off sale. I was told by the sales agent at Sephora that I had to charge it for at least 24 hours. I was sooo excited when I got home with my new toy. I plugged it in and waited for the little lights in the back to turn on. Nothing. I tested the plug again. Nothing. Checked the outlet. Nothing. Turned off and on the breakers. Nothing. The product was DAMAGED! I took the item back the following week and after getting questioned a bit by the very rude Sephora agent (not to mention that she also tried to sell me the 3-speed Clarisonic), I was given a brand new Clarisonic. I had them test it at the store before taking it home...I suggest you do the same. After charging it for 24 hours I was finally able to use it and boy was I impressed. I've been using it for 4 days now and my face is VISIBLY better. Not to mention that my pores have SHRUNK! Seriously! The pores around my nose, chin and forehead are smaller! I went out this weekend and put on some of my light foundation which normally doesn't cover anything and my face looked great! Even my boyfriend noticed (and trust me, this man doesn't notice anything lol). My face is ultra-sensitive so I use it only at night before going to bed just to remove all the impurities from the day. The next morning I wash my face with a gentle cleanser and go on my way. Here's my only complaint: Adjusting the settings is a bit confusing. At this point I'm still using it at the normal factory setting whick is low. This works fine for me but I could see how it would be too slow for someone with tougher skin. The next generation of Clarisonic should come with an easier button to adjust to low or normal settings.
I bought this lipstick yesterday and was so excited to put it on this morning (at 7:30 AM) It's now 11:30 AM and after 3 cups of coffee (yes, I'm an addict) I still have lipstick on! Chanel rocks!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
Naty1209 3/6/2010 11:26:00 AM
I've never used the MAC Fluid so I can't compare but after using this product I don't care to try the other. I was told that Smashbox had a great fluid liner and boy was I disappointed! Waste of money! The L'Oreal Color Truth Cream liner is fabulous. The color choices are great...the eggplant, teal and blue looks spectacular! The reason I gave it a 4 is because of the brush. You'd think that for almost $13 a pop, they'd provide a better brush! I use my Sephora liner brush and it works great with that :-)
Love love love this color! As with all OPI polishes, it is a great shade and goes on smoothly. And it helps that it has the "Miami" name in it :-)
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
Naty1209 3/5/2010 4:54:00 PM
I bought the aqua color the other day after reading a review on another website. This liner could easily be compared to UD's 24/7 liners. In fact, I'd dare say it's BETTER. Milani did a great job with these liners. Now all they need to do is come out with more colors!!!
This was the first palette that I bought from UD. I've used their single eyeshadows but really wanted to get a palette because their packaging is always so cute! I love this palette and the colors. Last Call and Oil Stick are my faves!
Been using this brush for years and absolutely love it. I would never switch. Now, if only Aveda could make a round brush that is nearly as good as their paddle brushes. *sigh* One can dream...
Chanel is the epitome of beauty. To me everything Chanel is sensual, classy, glamourous, and just plain fabulous! I bought this product while on vacation in NYC the same week it came out. I was so excited because this product was not out in Miami yet and I wanted to be sure to be one of the first wearing it (silly, I know). I had a wedding in Colorado the following weekend so I wanted to be sure to wear it for the wedding. I even picked my dress according to the color (wore a Blue dress which looks fabulous with this color). The color is GORGEOUS! Serioulsy, I got so many compliments on that color. Here's my only problem and my biggest disappointment -- it chipped within 2 days!!! At first I thought that it was because my hands weren't used to the cold weather of Colorado or the fact that I was wearing gloves all the time. But once I was back in Miami I got another manicure with the same color and surprise surprise, they chipped again! Then I thought that maybe it had something to do with the basecoat my manicurist used. Third attempt with no base coat and voila...more chipping. I'm not giving up because it really is a gorgeous color, but I was truly disappointed with the quality :-(
This lipstick is amazing. I get more compliments with this lipgloss than I do with any of my high-end products. I have about 4-5 of these around the house and in different purses.
I love Chanel and everything Chanel has to offer. But Allure is by far the BEST perfume I've ever had the pleasure of smelling.
I'm a Chanel girl. Been wearing Chanel for about 15 years now. This was the FIRST perfume ouside of the Chanel line that I have fallen in love with. It's become my every day perfume. I wish it wasn't so expensive though cause I'm already on my 4th bottle!
I'll be honest, I've used this product on myself about 2 times. Both times I noticed that the makeup lasted longer. I've used it mostly on clients and they all rave about it. It leaves amazing silky smooth skin!
This is a great every day moisturizer. The "light" color was a perfect shade for me which really surprised me. It's also great over a primer for a night out!
I have very fair skin and my legs NEVER tan. This product is a lifesaver for the days I wear skirts or shorts. The tan is great and not a gross orangey color nor does it leave streaks. The smell is pretty awful though and the packaging is not the greatest. I usually cut off the top part of the package to get the remaining gel...it's expensive so you better believe I'm going to get my money's worth!