Liquid -Cover Girl - Clean Makeup Fragrance Free [DISCONTINUED]
RW28 11/14/2008 1:47:00 PM
Pros--found the perfect color match (Ivory) and I love that it doesn't contain any fragrance. Very sheer (so you don't get that heavy caked-on look). Cons--Yes, it's VERY sheer. So it won't cover redness very well or acne. All in all, good price for a nice product if you're looking for a d/s foundation for an everyday and natural look.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Lip Wear Retro Red 308B
RW28 10/19/2008 11:02:00 AM
Beautiful shade! Like the reviewer below, I too am kicking myself for buying other HE red lipsticks, when this is what I've been seeking! It's a gorgeous, quite pigmented shade, and the staying power is pretty good when applied with my Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner. I'm cool-toned and fair, and I find I can pull this off. It's more of a neutral red, rather than an orange-based. It's a very wearable red, so even if you aren't used to wearing reds this can steer you into that territory. I'm going back to find some more shades--for only .94 cents, I can afford to experiment!
Lipstick -Besame - Enchanting Lipstick in Cherry Red
RW28 10/1/2008 7:08:00 PM
I like this product a lot, especially after getting it for only $6 on sale. It's not a true red on me at all, as it looks more pinkish than red. It all depends on skin tone though! I love the smell of it, but the case is not practical at all--I'm afraid of breaking it when I put the cap back on!
Call me crazy, but I hate to spend lots of money on brushes. That being said, this brush is fantastic for it's price!! I paid $6.99 at Target for this incredibly soft brush. It has a sturdy bamboo handle and is made out of "natural and recycled materials." It's a great deal and works great! I might go out and get the foundation brush, which is a little bigger.
Polish was too thin for my taste. Streaky application and colors aren't that bright or interesting.
For the price, these are some of the best drugstore blushes. Maybe I'm biased, since Cover Girl Cheekers were my first blushes, introduced to me by my mom in middle school. I think I wore Rose Silk back then. Right now I have True Plum, which is flattering on my pale skin. I happen to love the scent of CG's blushes!
A demure, dusky pink. Very pretty against my pale skin, I use three coats.
Love it! Dries my hair quickly, is easy to hold (my arm doesn't get as tired as with other heavier driers), smooths my frizzy curly hair, and leaves me with just a bit of a curl at the ends. It comes with a diffuser too, which is nice.
Very flattering color, easy to wear for daytime and evenings. Silky finish, a little bit goes a long way! The price isn't bad either, for a higher-end brand. I was trying on the LM lipstains at Sephora and had this one on, and my sister declared that it was a very 1940s film star look. It's very polished and pretty!
Polishes -New York Color - Long Wearing Nail Enamel
RW28 2/16/2008 10:39:00 AM
I have to laugh. After spending $8 for OPI Bubble Bath, I can get the same result with NYC 146A (Love Letters). And it's slightly more pink, which I like. The funniest part is that there is NO PEELING. Unlike OPI, which peels under my SV top coat after 1 day. I've had good experiences with other NYC colors as well!
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
RW28 2/15/2008 10:04:00 PM
I have noticed a big difference in my skin with this product! It has smoothed it out, my skin looks good even without make-up. It controls the oil and sinks in rather quickly. Not a fan of the price, and the fact that the bottle was only 85% full when I bought it (not that I'm super picky, just that I paid good money for this, and the packaging is pretty bad as well). It doesn't matter though because I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I will update on how it controls cysts (which I get once in awhile)--hopefully it will prevent those suckers.
I love this perfume! My favorite out of all the Guerlain perfumes I have tried. It's so beautiful, heavy without being too overpowering, but light enough to wear during the day. It's 7:30 PM now and I put it on at 8:30 AM and I can still smell it on my wrists...a light, musky vanilla is all that I smell now, but it's still as gorgeous as it was in the beginning. I really want to buy a full bottle of this (I bought a small sample), I think it retails for about $70 or so (at least on Amazon it does). It's very pretty and feminine, but still has a spicy edge to it that keeps it from being boring.
Lotions/ Creams -The Healing Garden - Organics Wild Honey Body Lotion
RW28 2/10/2008 8:34:00 PM
Love this product. A nice sweet scent, and best of all--no alcohol in the lotion! So many lotions have alcohol, that it really irritates and stings my legs (esp. right after shaving). A great product, plus a great price!
Well, for years I've wanted to try this perfume after reading that the main character from Rosamunde Pilcher's book "Coming Home" wore it. It's an....interesting perfume. I'm still on the fence about it. However, I wish I hadn't read that people smelled Play-dough from this--because that's *all* I can smell now on my skin. Usually I love Guerlain! Why can't this one work for me! I'm happy I got to sample it though.
Polishes -New York Color - Long Wearing Nail Enamel - Classic Coral Creme 130
RW28 2/10/2008 1:40:00 PM
Cute, girly, shimmery pink. Not a coral. Works well with two coats, I used a BC and TC as well. Very cheap.