I am on my second bottle of this I love it for summer and spring my only real problem with this foundation is the packaging it needs a pump and I have heard you can buy a pump for it but with the foundation being 44-48 dollars it should come with a pump I am a huge huge fan of NARS in general I have used both this and the sheer matte I like matte skin in the winter time though. I think this is a foundation you love it or you hate it and I happen to love it I have normal to combo skin and it works well for me.
I love this mask the smell is nice and crisp it has a nice cooling effect I leave it on for about an hour. I use this two- four times a week in the winter and one-two times a week in the summer I buy it during sephoras vib sale due to it being 88 dollars for 100ml I do stock up during that time. I would not say this mask is a must have but it is something that is really nice. One of the biggest mistakes people make with this mask is putting to much on at one time you need a very thin layer if you use to much it can burn a little but it leaves the skin glowing smooth and feeling nice.
Moisturizers -Perricone - Face Finishing Moisturizer
Tiptoemousey 3/22/2013 10:31:00 PM
I bought this by mistake it was in the wrong place at sephora and I was in a hurry because the mall was closing. I thought I was picking up the Nourishing Moisturizer but I got is one. I don't mind the rose smell In fact I like it better then the Nourishing moisturizer. You don't need a lot of this in order for it to work really well it so far has not broken me out. I figure if it works I will use it up but I won't buy it again as I do like the Nourishing moisturizer better but this is not a bad product over all.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Powder Brush
Tiptoemousey 3/22/2013 10:15:00 PM
I wanted to like this brush but I just don't like its find that it takes forever to dry part of that is that I use brush guards to help my brushes keep shape however this does not hinder my other brushes in drying. I find the size is to large it gets powder all over the place also the bristles are kind of floppy. I find that the best use for me with this brush is to blend out my blush on days I go a bit crazy with it and other then that I have other powder brushes I like much better.
I love the color of this blush and I adore that it's matte it's a lovely coral pink however the staying power is poor after about three-four hours it looks like I never had any blush on at all I got down boy to try and see if I had the same problem if I do then I will just stick with my tarte blushes.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
Tiptoemousey 3/7/2013 10:20:00 AM
I have bought this many times I like the mint one best it's good for use on chapped skin and on the lips when sleeping. Mostly I use this for skiing for my lips to prevent wind burn. Yeah I know what's in it but it works or me and the mint is really soothing. I don't buy the original or strawberry one.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Drinking a Glass of Shine Palette
Tiptoemousey 2/17/2013 4:23:00 AM
I found this by chance in my local CVS it was not with the other wet and wild stuff someone had put it with the toothpaste. I was so happy to find it after seeing people on youtube with it I wanted it for its bright matte colors now after getting it home i swatched it and not all of the shades are matte three i think have glitter but on the lid it does not show. So far I have enjoyed this palette and if you can still find it I would buy another for a back up but i was lucky to find the one I did.
I first got this as a sample from Sephora at first the smell put me off but now after three jars the smell has kind of grown on me I use this morning and night. It is a thicker cream I have normal to dry skin in winter and normal to oily in the summer and I can use it year round I love this the only downside is the price but I normally stock up during Sephora's friends and family sale or their chic week 15% discount. I would not pay full price for this if I did not have to but I love it and it really has made a difference in my skin.
I really enjoy this if used right this really makes the hair have a great wave to it. I spray it into damp hair then use a diffuser to dry my hair and I style as I dry it does not leave the hair crunchy or weird feeling I use this on day two hair bye it's self then I use it with dry shampoo day three and sometimes I will use it on day four hair but that's only if I leave it down. I am on my second bottle of it and I am still loving it I am still debating if I want to try the bumble and bumble one or just stick with this one.
Just no on these wipes very scratchy when I used these I was left with scaley patches on my cheeks and I can not use them on my eyes at all they burn I am not sure if it is just the weird texture of the wipe or not but I am going to stick with the normal ones form removing my makeup.
I found this did remove my makeup but it burns the skin around my eyes so even though it is suppost to be for sensitive skin it burned really bad and it leaves residue I have almost a full bottle left this is going back to ulta.
I love these wipes they are gentle they remove all my makeup I don't have to scrub at my face. They don't burn I have read reviews of them drying out on people I have never had that problem. I being that they are about $4.25 I normally can find them for 2.25 on sale about every two-three months and I will buy a few packs. If I am wearing very heavy eye makeup sometimes I will use a wipe and a half but normally one wipe works for my whole face.
I enjoy this product I have not found it drying at all and if applied before primer it does not settle into lines. It's an nice wake me up very cooling I find it covers minor dark circles well I'm not sure if it deals with puffiness but I am on my second tube. Will buy again.
I see many reviews saying they should make a smaller tube because the tube is to big and it drys out yes it does that's why I buy the mini size for ten dollars rather then the big tube for twenty-seven dollars. I enjoy this mascara a lot it does not give me crunchy lashes which happens to me a lot with mascara. The wand is nice I use it on top and bottom lashes. I'm pretty sure it is my HG mascara it's the only one I have bought four tubes of. I see people saying oh the falseys does the something personally I hate all those mascara they do not work on me so this product truly is a hit or a miss and with me it is a hit. EDIT: After getting lash extensions I found this mascara does not work the same as it used to for me it causes my lashes to spider web and clump pretty bad it is sad because before I loved it maybe if I choose not to keep up with my lash extensions I will go back to this but for now it has gone to the mascara grave yard.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
Tiptoemousey 12/9/2012 1:31:00 AM
I love the product it is a all seasons product for winter and fall I just apply it with a lighter hand and with summer and spring I apply with a bit more of a heavy hand. I loathe the packaging it is bulky and if you don't keep that powder puff in it then when you open it the product leaks all over the place and gets all over everything I also find if the puff is not in there and you are traveling with it product can leak out even when closed properly. I have a bare minerals compact for loose powder and when I buy this product now I don't even remove the sticker inside I just lift out the clear sifter and pour some into the compact then store it till I need to add more I find much much less is wasted. But for a price of six dollars it is really a good product I tend to find this with elf good products bad packaging but its worth it you just need to think of ways around the packaging problems.