Palettes -Tokidoki - Tokidoki Arte Palette Sandy in the City
Pugie123 7/5/2012 3:14:00 PM
This palette is PERFECT for people with Olive skin tones. As you can see in the picture, the top left golden color is BEAUTIFUL. All the colors are, every arte palette comes out with one pop of color, and since this palette is mostly neutral, the soft green was genius. All the shades are extremely pigmented, you only need a little and the blush shade will bring out the warm/beige/yellow undertone in anyone's skin. The blusher is not too pink and not too coral, its the perfect shade. I also believe with the right hand, this palette could be amazing on just about anyone. I totally recommend, and for $10, its an unbeatable price. These palettes are designed for travel, so the slim size and adorable cartoon packaging are great for travel, I believe if any teen wants to start getting into department makeup, go for tokidoki, it's cute, chic, fun, and AMAZING quality.
Okay, I want to find a tinted moisturizer that evened out my skintone, mainly because I finally got my skin to even itself out. I tried this for the price $3, VERY cheap. I think the quality of this product on my dry skin is bad. I keep my skin hydrated with moisturizer day and night, so I don't have a problem with flakiness. The actual product however was so bad, my shade apparently oxidized before I actually bought it, turning into a orange based color, for a while it was fine... I find the product to be somewhat oily on my skin and it didn't last at all throughout the day. Even with powder, and when I did use it I found my skin looking cakey.. TM is NOT suppose to do that. I found the formula also quite thick in the sense that it was quite goopey and sticky. The packaging is fairly good, you can have control of the product, especially with it's thick texture. Overall, I wouldn't buy this again. Try to find something else.
I do like this product A LOT. I have somewhat medium-length lashes, and are fairly thick. So in a mascara I look for defining, non-clumpy, volumizing mascara. But as everyone knows, a little length never hurts. This mascara is really great at not clumping
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Nailpolish Colors
Pugie123 7/28/2011 7:19:00 PM
Very opaque, very smooth. I love the brush shape; it gives a nice even coat and its curved shape helps get the whole nail. Nice price, tho who wouldn't feel if the product could be a little less expensive?! Great product love all their colors.
I LOVE THESE NAIL POLISHES! :) not only do they glide on and are opaque but they are at a fairly nice price. I like how the bottle is small, so I can take it where I go, and the brush isn't bad either. I have yet to find one that sheer, but the opaque ones are nice and smooth. I havent had a problem with lasting power,because I use a top coat (I think lasting power depends on the quality of the base and top coat).
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Fat tastic Collagen Hair Spray
Pugie123 7/14/2011 4:34:00 PM
Oh my gosh... I cant say enough, this is the most natural, healthy way to get volume. Not only does it keep my hair straight when I straighten it, but if you use it right at the roots and blow dry upside down. You get instant volume. When I say healthy, you do not have to straighten your hair and tease to get volume. You also dont have to put rollers in your hair to get volume as well, its a simple quick step, which is perfect for everyday.
Treatments -John Frieda - Root Awakening Strength Restoring Smoothing Lotion
Pugie123 7/14/2011 4:29:00 PM
I use this everyday! I love it s much I have 3 back-ups and whenever I use one, I go back and get another! I bought this out of whim, because I had an idea this would give me volume and sort of be like CHI silk infusion. Its nothing like silk infusion, but it leaves my hair shiny and smooth. The idea is to put this in my hair when wet, then style (blow-dry), which give unbelievable volume. I also use it on dry hair and add it after I style, and guarantees that my hair is soft and silky....
My everyday brow pencil. I think its a bit to hard to be a liner, but my color fits me perfectly. I bought 8 back-ups just in case it got discontinued...
Eyeliner -Essence - Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Almost Famous
Pugie123 7/13/2011 9:15:00 AM
WARNING: this is not a dupe for the Stila eye kajal in Topaz. I didnt buy because I thought it was a dupe, I just wanted to try it. Compared to Stila: Stila: peachy, creamy, satin (no shimmer),more expensive Essence: pinky, shimmery, somewhat creamy, lasts longer, dirt cheap. Personally I like the essence way better. The lasting pwer of this on your waterline is not as impressive, but if you were to use this for highlighting areas on ones eyes, this is not only gorgeous but lasts all day. Great product.
I LOVE this! I started off with the red shade (kiss kiss kiss), and I went out an hour later to buy the next 5 shades! The color pay-off is amazing and the staying power literally lasts all day. Throughout the day, the glossy sheen might wear-off but it leaves your lips with a gorgeous stain. I also love the applicator! The strange, pear-shaped applicator makes sure that you have an even coverage. I use the indented part on the majority of my lips and use the tip to fill in the rest. As for the actual product, the formula is not to thick nor thin, and its a tiny, TINY bit sticky. Overall, I love this product.
I really like this powder. It gave me a matte finish, and lasted all day long for me. I do have to say that the product is very finely milled, and glides very smoothly on the skin. I use it to set my foundation, concealer, and even eyeliner! But, since it is not mineral loose powder, I didn't know if I should of tapped some into the lid or take it straight from the sifter. If it was your first time trying this product, I recommend that you use it kind of as a mineral powder.
The pencil will last you forever. Although, the texture and pigment are outstanding, this pencil smudges really easily and does not last long on my lids. Its a really good pencil, just the lasting power does not work for me.
This eyeliner is very creamy in texture, very pigmented, and very smooth on the lids. On the lid and on the waterline this pencil is very pigmented, tho, it doesn't last for over an hour. Good as an eyebase maybe, but the lasting power of this is not worth calling it an eyeliner.
I LOVE this mascara! Its really great for natural-dramatic lashes. It is very build-able. You have to be very careful, not to get any clumps, and my first tube kept taking to much product, so it kept accumulating on the "stick" of the wand and around the outer rim, so be careful on how you take out the mascara wand. The formula, tho, is outstanding. Love the brush and the product.
Mascara -Essence - No Limits Waterproof Volume Mascara
Pugie123 7/8/2011 11:13:00 AM
This product was very disappointing. I am an avid essence cosmetics lover, but the quality of this mascara is terrible. It does not give me volume, even when you apply a good 4-5 coats. It is not waterproof at all, and my wand was very flimsy. The formula is not good at all, it makes my lashes feel hard and stiff. The wand leaves so many clumps on my lashes and I had throw it away the first couple of months because the outer rim accumulated so much crust mascara.