Lipstick -Tarina Tarantino - Conditioning Lip Sheen - Showroom
Spectrael 1/7/2012 7:32:00 PM
My lips are highly pigmented, so finding a lipstick that will stay true to colour is nearly impossible for me to find. I purchased Queen Alice and was excited to see that it covered my lips to perfection. It goes on smooth and has a slight sheen to it, which I really like. Matte lipsticks I found to really accentuate any dryness you have.. and didn't know you had. The price made my jaw drop, but as I don't use tons because a little goes a long way.. It's worth it. I'll be repurchasing when I run out.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Spectrael 10/27/2011 10:19:00 PM
There are so many uses for EVOO I can't even list them all. It's the only thing I use to remove makeup after a long day, because it doesn't clog your pores and gets rid of ALL your makeup. It hydrates your lashes, moisturizes your skin, your hair, cuticles, etc.. and is great for cooking as well. There's always an abundance of this in my home.
I purchased the Flamingo nail polish and the colour is gorgeous. It dries quickly and with a base coat, 2 coats of the colour and then a top coat it stayed on my nails for nearly 2 weeks with minimal chipping. The only knock I have against this nail polish is that if you don't get the coats on just right, when it dries you can see a slightly purple-ish hue on parts of your nail. Sort of like it pooled in certain areas. Now, that may just be my wonky nails and lack of know-how when it comes to applying it. Either way, great nail polish and I'm looking to purchase more.
A nice neutral colour, nothing too harsh and is nice for everyday use. I noticed that if you have any dry skin at all on your lips it's going to accentuate it for sure. So make sure to exfoliate before you use this. I found it didn't glide on very nicely on its own, so I put some chapstick underneath it. Stays on for a decent amount of time as well. It does have a sweet scent to it, a bit vanilla like. I likely won't be repurchasing this, because there is probably a dupe out there that's a lot more affordable.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Passion Fruit Nectar Lip Balm
Spectrael 10/27/2011 9:49:00 PM
A hard lip balm to find, but well worth the effort to track it down. It's a bit tacky in texture on your lips. Not something that would make you want to rub your lips together, but I suppose that's a good thing. It has long lasting staying power, which surprised me. It's extremely moisturizing, stays on even through hours of talking and outdoorsy activities. The smell is fairly nice as well. It's not overpowering and it doesn't smell cheap and annoying either. Definitely a great purchase that I'll be making again.