OH so glowy and just the perfect amount of buildable color for your sun-kissed look on the face. Smells divine, like chocolate?! It's made with crushed fresh water pearls and it's mineral based, so it's just illuminating on the face. Love this. I almost love it more than my Guerlain Blondes 01!!!
I love this!! It's an ultra-pink with almost bluish micro-glitter throughout. Feels beautiful on. Doesn't feel or smell nasty. This is my first Givenchy l/g and I'm loving it...
Lip Liners -Too Faced - Luster Liner Pearl Effects Lip Pencil
NurseKristen 5/1/2009 12:20:00 PM
This lip liner is more like a crayon. It glides on my lips SO smooth, and leaves the most beautiful color of rose/pink/mauve! I have hated every lip liner I have used, because they always have some sort of coral/orange tone to them. ICK. I like to use this all over my lips for a gorgeous subtle color without any goop, or add lip gloss for a more polished look. My lips feel so SOFT! Wow. Also, it comes with it's own sharpener. Nice!
This product doesn't state a certain "color", but it looks like a very very sheer barely there pinkish, mostly high-shine look. The insert reads: "An incredible volume effect immediately when it is applied. It's unique collagen-enriched formula leaves your lips looking plumped in an instant. Gives your lips a fresh sensation and unique sense of pleasure from the very first application. Lips that look transformed in just 15 days. Your lips feel rehydrated and restructured. Your lip contour is redefined day after day for a mouth that looks plumped up and ultra-sexy". It also says to use as a treatment, apply on it's own every morning before makeup or every evening. I just bought this, so I'll definitely have to add an update in "15 days". LOL! To me, it's just a nice, light, high-gloss YLBB look, and it does feel nice on, and doesn't have any sort of offensive taste to it. It's almost barely minty. I love it so far!
So rich and smooth, it detangles like a dream, and when I rinse it out, my hair is soft and hydrated. Itypically hate Toni and Guy products, but this one is a winner IMO.
Fragrances -Juicy Couture - Viva la Juicy Fragrance Rollerball
NurseKristen 4/21/2009 3:31:00 AM
YUMMY, I love this. It smells girly and sophisticated at the same time. I can smell that strawberry at the beginning, like remember those strawberry patch dolls when we were kids? OK I'm old, but it reminds me of those. Then I can smell it getting warmer as the time passes and it gets vanilla and caramel notes that I LOVE, but it is NOT overwhelming or too sweet. Not cloying at ALL. I really love this stuff.
Palettes -Too Faced - Decade of Glamour Beauty Wardrobe Makeup Collection
NurseKristen 4/21/2009 2:34:00 AM
This is a cute, fun palette. It's not to be taken very seriously, but it's adorable as hell, and some of the shadows are actually pretty awesome ones that I may want to buy in full-size (one to name: Label Whore- amazing color!) I like the lip injection, and the blush and bronzer are nice as well. It's just too cute, even if it isn't entirely useful.
Moisturizers -Perricone - Evening Facial Emollient with NTP Complex and Retinol
NurseKristen 4/21/2009 12:43:00 AM
This is a lovely night cream. It comes in a darkened glass jar to protect it from light. It goes on thick, but sinks in soon after. Then you have this amazingly soft skin! I have been using this for 4-5 weeks and have seen my skin tone even out and just a brighter look to my face all around. Love this!
Treatments (Eye) -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream
NurseKristen 4/21/2009 12:35:00 AM
This eye cream says "Lifting, firming, anti-wrinkle formula with skin regenerating MMPi*20 technology". Whatever that is. I really like this stuff! I was using Clinique's "All About Eyes- Rich" and liking it, but it's hard to tell if an eye cream is really "doing it's job". This actually feels like a cream of substance. I'm not sure how to describe it. It's very rich, but it melts in nicely and doesn't leave the area sticky or slick. It feels nice to put this on! And I was worrying about crows' feet (at the age of 31) and I could swear this may have even helped them to not look as obvious as before! They're definitely not standing out at me as much. I like it. I'll buy another.
Conditioner -Matrix - Shade Memory Sparkling Blondes
NurseKristen 4/14/2009 5:01:00 AM
I loved the shampoo that matched, it made my hair SO soft even before I applied this conditioner. I was so EXCITED!! And then, I applied this conditioner, and it made my hair stiff and hard and matted- GROSS! I'm so disappointed! I wanted to love BOTH the shampoo AND conditioner!! (For reference I have bleached-out blonde hair but I rarely find a conditioner that doesn't at LEAST detangle!!) Poop.
This is an awesome cleanser that also exfoliates (mildly) with little beads. The texture is definitely not too harsh for daily use. Love it.
I love this and it's now in my rotation. It lathers so nicely and even leaves hair feeling soft just with the shampoo itself! Even before the conditioner goes on! The smell is nice, not cloying like some other Matrix products... Hair is shiny and bright and like another reviewer said, the shampoo isn't even blue! Doesn't weight down my hair at all, and my bleached out hair actually appears healthy! Good job, Matrix! I'm usually NOT impressed! : )
Shampoo -Bumble & Bumble - Color Support Shampoo - Cool Blondes
NurseKristen 4/6/2009 2:37:00 AM
The best ever. I typically HATE B&B products. They don't detangle my hair, in fact, they seem to dry out my hair. Even the most moisturizing ones. I tried this one for "cool blondes" because I like to use something like ArTec or whatever blue shampoo once in a while to keep brassiness away. A lot of times, those products would turn my hair greyish looking or even bluish, and it wouldn't just 'rinse out'. It stayed. But this shampoo is so mild, and so perfect, and it even keeps my brassiness away without depositing BLUE in my hair that remains even after rinsing. This stuff is definitely my HG now. Oh, and it detangles wonderfully and seems to add just enough moisture to keep my hair SO SOFT but never weighed down. This stuff is the best for blondes!
How can I compete with what has already been said about this wonderful treat in a jar! It is like airy, fluffy mousse in the jar, but after you rub it gently into your skin, it absorbs like butter. My face has never felt this soft (as far as I can remember). I will update if/when I start seeing diminished lines, etc. but it feels great on the skin, and it makes my face glow. It's on the pricey side, but hey- it's my FACE! :)
I believe I have most of the colors available plus the Buxom Diamond babes set of minis. This one is a nice, sheer, super-glossy shade for that polished look. Also, I usually hate the way lip glosses and lipsticks feel on my lips, so I wipe them off shortly after applying a lot of times, and these always feel so darn comfortable to wear! Theres no bad taste and the texture is just perfect! I love these glosses!!