This is my first time using Lippmann nail polish, This color is amazing, what you see is what you get on the nail, its bright, doesn't fade or streak, this color looks awesome with a tan!
Liquid -Prescriptives - Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15
Vivrant 12/20/2008 8:19:00 AM
The thing that i really like about this foundation is the finish. It gives a dewy finish to the skin. You really have to work it in and blend it, so it takes a bit longer to work with i find, but other than that i'm really enjoying this foundation.
Treatments -Nuxe - Creme Nirvanesque (for all skin types)
Vivrant 9/24/2006 12:25:00 PM
This cream makes my skin feel so luxurious. the scent is lovely the texture is really nice, it really just glides on and melts into the skin.
This product is delicious in every way. It smells great, it made my skin feel like silk, and in the morning refreshed and glowing. it seems like a heavier cream but i have combo/oily, and it is awesome, not oily at all.
This is my HG mask. I use it whenever i feel like my skin is getting dull and it does an awesome job of just smoothing the surface of the skin. I ALWAYS have a backup or two, it's just amazing!
Skincare - Face -Neostrata - Astringent acne treatment
Vivrant 8/4/2006 1:56:00 AM
I found that this product helped A LOT. I was starting to get a bunch of little bumps around my jawline and cheek area, and decided to try this b/c of the glycolic acid. I found that after a few nights of consistent use (day/night) my bumps have dissapeared. It's awesome stuff.
Overall, it's a fair product. I mostly just use it to blot during the day so i dn't use it on my whole face. I'm and NC20 in mac and i use this product in NUDE and its a pretty good match. The think that i love about it the most though is the packaging. it actually has a separate compartment for the sponge which i love b/c sometimes the sponge ruins the powder by creating a nasty film on top. It is quite silky and i feel like it literally melts into your skin.
Moisturizers -Garnier - Skin Naturals - Lift - SPF 16
Vivrant 8/2/2006 1:25:00 AM
I decided to give this a try b/c i just didn't feel like spending 50+dollars on a moisturizer anymore, and one of my girlfriends had it and really liked it. The verdict: It's AWESOME! it smells sort of like ginger and honey, and i was very pleased to find that it worked beyond great as a makeup base. I wear foundation everyday and found that it felt like it was setting a little better than usual. It feels smooth after applying, no stickiness (i have combo/oily skin, and quite acne prone too) I've been using it for 4-5 months and i'm pleased to find it doesn't break me out at all. I love the fact that it's under 20$, i don't even mind that it's in a jar (though i would prefer a pump container).. overall, i'm going to keep rebuying this because it rocks.
I was looking for a vibrant, i guess almost florescent kind of red to wear on my evenings out (or if i'm feeling bold during the day) this is the perfect shade. It's red with a tinge of orangyness to it (which is what i think gives it that extremely vibrant color) It is a nice consistency and the packaging is sturdy.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Volume Shocking Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
Vivrant 6/15/2006 5:58:00 PM
I have very sparse lashes, I have to admit i was a little skeptical about this mascara, but i finally decided to try it...it AWESOME! it adds VOLUMES to my stick straight sparse lashes. It does clump quite a bit though, i think theres a little bit of technique to be learned when applying this mascara and once you've learned how to use it, it's amazing. (after applying the base, apply the mascara immediatly thereafter, don't let the base dry) overall a really good find for me. The packaging is nasty, this mascara takes up half the space in your m/u bag, oh well, overall i would repurchase.
Awesome blush if you're going for the really neutral look, it's like a beigey brown, i use it as a bronzer sometimes, overall it's a staple in my m/u collection
I thought this blush would have a little more punch when applied to the skin, but dulls down making it look more of like a light muted pink instead of the vibrant wow pink that i had imagined it would be. The color in the pan is a bright, cool, hot pink color... overall, i love stila blushes but this one is not up to par in my book.
I have been looking for a pressed powder that i could use during the day to blot away shine. I have this in translucent and it's awesome! it doesn't cake, it doesn't settle into fine lines, it's just right. this doesn't provide any coverage (which i don't want, i just want something to blot w/ during the day) i would say this is one of those drugstore treasures.
Blush -NARS - Cream Blush in Turkish Red [DISCONTINUED]
Vivrant 1/19/2006 1:47:00 AM
This is a true red. Its less creamy than stila cc's and i find that you don't need to use as much. The formula is easy to blend out, and a little dab goes a long way. i will definitely repurchase (if i ever run out of it!)
This product is a godsend to me! i'm a MAC NC20 and i use this product under my eyes to brighten and conceal. I recently found out that it was being discontinued so i went out to my mac store and bought the rest of the stock! thats how much i love it. It has a yellow base but i find that it works really well for me since i have yellow undertones. I'm sad that they are disc. this product!