Im on my second bottle of this stuff and i am in love with it. it does wonders for my curly hair and i have seen such a difference especially with my ends.. way less splittling and a lot less fall out. i am 100% pleased :)
I am around an NC30 purchased sandy beige medium 1. combo skin (oily tzone) I first tried it without a primer because I was out. I hated it with a passion. It wasnt until i used it with smashbox photo finish primer that i absolutely fell in love. i advise using a primer at all times with this foundation. the coverage = medium, can lead to full coverage. finish= satin, smooth and flawless with the help of primer of course. if you want ultimate staying power set with a light dusting of powder and set with UD All Nighter setting spray. I tested this in AZ heat outside at the zoo walking for hours and my foundation had little shine
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
TopNotchCherrii 6/1/2012 6:05:00 PM
For about 10 bucks this powder is my new friend ;) I set my foundation normally with MAC Studio Fix powder in NC25 for that extra matte staying power which just started getting oily and cakey looking due to the warmer weather (or my new primer). Anyhoo fast forward; seen this at Ulta for about 9.99 so i said why not I can always return i guess.. I purchased in the shade 03 Natural which has the PERFECT amont of yellow undertone NC25 (hard to find in "drugstore" products). It kept me matte for atlest 6 hours if not more. I did use this as a setting powder and have not tried it on its own yet, and probably will not knowing how good it looked and stayed put in my normal routine.Little tiny bit of shine started at the very end of the day but it looked glowy not greesy. For 10 bucks I cannot beat that. This powder makes me want to start purchasing more NYX products and giving them a chance. I would not recommend this product on its own for someone with dry/flakey skin patches or what-not because powder just naturally makes those areas bigger problems.
It has been a while since i reviewed anything but this just made me so frustrated! I had been talked into getting this primer by a mua working at ulta. I told her I needed a new primer (ran out of mac prep/prime) and i needed somethng to help the foundation from settling in the lines around my nose. She said that this was her HG primer and that it helps with all her imperfections so i decided to go for it. Its under 40 dollars which is okay if it would have worked i guess. To me its no different than MACs Matte creme (ok so Smashbox's is a little thicker in consistancy) Honestly real talk its nothing special in my opinion. Far from loving it and on the verge of hating it. Everytime i look at it, it just feels like im looking at wasted money.. i wish it would have worked for me, guess ill just keep looking :(
I do admit that i grab this palette far more than my naked palette. I even carry it with me in my purse everyday for those just in case moments. The matte highlight color I use everyday no matter what shadow I use. I think its called Brule and it is a Dupe for Mac Brule but (which I own) but I reach more for WnWs version because its softer smoother and far more pigmented than my mac brule. I even considered stocking up but I couldnt find anymore! they are flying off the shelves here. Yes the packaging is cheap as all get out but the colors make up for it. Just dont drop this palette or it will break..
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Cool & Fresh light body lotion
TopNotchCherrii 5/5/2011 1:19:00 AM
So I was looking to change up my normal everyday lotion (J&J baby lotion) To something more grown up? Tried it Hated it. After a couple of hours found my skin feeling more dried out than before I applied this mess. Smells actually really light and nice especially if your planning on putting any perfume on. Other than that I wasted time and money on this. BOO!
Makeup Brushes -Borghese - Professional Select Cosmetic Brush Set
TopNotchCherrii 5/4/2011 1:27:00 AM
Random adventure thru Costco lead me to the beauty section (naturally) and I stumbled upon a set of 10 brushes for under $30 ?! In the middle of spring too!! I didn't even have to wait till Christmas!! Usually they bring out a holiday set so I was shocked that shelf was freshly stocked with them. The angled brow brush is worth the 30 alone because it feels better than my MAC one. the duo fiber brush is great for blush/ highlighter not so much foundation but thats ok because a Round Foundation brush is included in the set. Set Includes: Powder Kabuki Brush (xtreamly dense) Angled Contour Brush Duo-Fiber Blending Brush Round Foundation Brush Concealer Brush Eye Powder Fluff Brush (OMG so soft and dense) Eye shadow brush Angled Eye Contour Brush (different but smooth :)) Domed Smudge brush (perfection) Angled eye/brow Brush & Finally Cosmetic Brush Bag The smell when you open the box is STRONG so be warned WASH these cuz the smell has got to GO and the few loose hairs too (thats normal) other than that STRONG smell im in LOVE :)
To be fair I have given this eyeliner more than one chance. I retried it thinking that years have past and I couldn't for the life of me remember why i stopped using it.. Then when purchased again it dawned on me.. It lacks pigmentation and the products consistancy is so off that its crazy. The applicator/ felt tip was the most hard/ ruff thing that i've ever come in contact with in an eyeliner. Even if i wanted to I couldn't possible give this an A for effort. geez Revlon what gives?!
These polishes are too die for. The colors are on point. I own a little under 10 colors and each one is just so amazing. These polishes are h/e quality with budget friendly pricing. I buy mine at Walgreens and they have 2 for 3 all the time so i tend to go over board and stock up. Their tropical collection is s0o on point with the vibrant colors for day and some rich deep colors for night or w/e your pleasure is =] I find that i like the selection and price as much as if not more than OPI definately beats Essie in my opinion in price and colors and Sinfull colors blows sally hensen n/p out of the water. With a good top coat and the money that you save on these gems and the many colors that this brand offers it sounds too good to be true it is and im in love. Its so cheap you gotta give it a chance thats how i was snagged on trying these polishes And so far no regrets ;)
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection - Spellbound
TopNotchCherrii 3/31/2011 12:58:00 PM
Its creamy its smooth perfect for chapped lips (which i have) I am nc25 for reference. 100% agree it stains, be ready to commit to this lipstick all day. I myself like the staining because it adds a base for reapplication. the bright pink fuschia is the go to color for spring. for those that are more nude lip ppl like myself i was a little afraid of this color when i brought it home but it did not dissappoint. Its like a perfect transition from nude to bold without going overboard. One of the things that i LOVE about this is its blue undertones so my teeth look extra white and crisp next to this color. With a simple winged eye this is love.. and ive fallen hard
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
TopNotchCherrii 3/23/2011 11:41:00 PM
I purchased this brush set from WalMart after seeing several great reviews on them here. The flat eye ones i use for concealer/ packing on color and the i really like the powder brush. The softness and durability of this set is amazing and the price is great. I would recommend this for starters and use as travel brushes so you dont have to haul the higher end ones.
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Studio Tools Crease Brush
TopNotchCherrii 3/22/2011 6:14:00 PM
I picked up this brush after seeing on of my favorite yt gurus use it. For the price (under 2 dollars) I was skeptical. When I used It I was in love. No shedding, soft and functional. I will be collecting more of these everytime i go to target because you can never have too many crease brushes and the price is fantastic.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Silent Treatment
TopNotchCherrii 3/22/2011 12:35:00 AM
For under three dollars I am extremely happy. I mean three bucks cant even get a gallon of gas these days. For reference I am NC25 and the colors show up fine on my eyes. YES the crease color hs glitter and no when its blended it shows no glitter but after blending if you lightly pack it on the corners without blending it does have a nice affect. To avoid fallout i dip my blending brush in the crease color and flick off the excess. It is a very pigmented color so a little goes a long way. I dont really care for the browbone highlight but 2 out of 3 isnt bad for the price. Like everyone else i do wish the packaging was better but that would mean higher prices so im pleased for now ;)
purchased the Gotta b Urban bronzer brush with giraffe print at Marshals for $6.99. The brush IMO is too big and dense for bronzer although I am tempted to try it for its intended use. I have used it as a face powder brush and love the way it feels and how dense it is. I use transluscent powder to set my foundation and conceler and this bush is far better than my MAC large face brush (which sheds) and the wooden handle with the print is so cute. i bought it with the intent to use it as a travel size face brush instead of luggin around my mac brush and so far its working well. im in love with it and will be searching for more to go along with the other brushes i own from this brand.. deffinately recommend good quality brushes for decent prices. try marshalls and tjmaxx.
I received a sample of this the last time i was in Sephora with my purchase. I used the entire sample within one day because I couldnt get enough of the smell. Its the perfect spring/summer blend of tropical paradise. ha. Even wearing it on a rainy day just uplifted my mood. This scent is fun fruity and flirty. Hearing that its LE i need to stock up and now!