Pressed Powders -Revlon - ColorStay Pressed Powder in Translucent
XsqueegeeX 2/15/2011 2:48:00 AM
First time trying this product today, and I seem to really like it! Right off the bat some things that I like: It's actually light enough for my extremely pale skin, it has a smooth texture similar to the M.A.C. blot powder (but it's half the price!), it's really light on my skin and just controls oil (I use foundation for coverage). Another great bonus is that it doesn't have talc in it! *Warning* for those who are extremely sensitive to scented products, you might have a reaction. The scent is suuuper delicate (it smells like almonds to me, yum!) and I barely notice it. So far no discoloration or breakouts, but only time can tell for that! I hope it's a keeper (: I'll update the ratings after a few days use if it doesn't/does exceed my expectations. *UPDATE* I am officially in LOVE with this powder! Doesn't change color on me whatsoever and it's a heck of a lot lighter than my old one! At the end of the day my skin doesn't have an uneven texture/look because I hardly need to use any product. It also keeps my makeup in place for the whole day! I can't say enough good things about it! My only suggestion is that you buy replacement application sponges (from a different brand) because I find that the included one is a little too stiff, other than that, it's a must have for me!
Hair Color -Amphigory - Special Effects in Virgin Rose
XsqueegeeX 1/22/2011 8:34:00 PM
This was one of the most versatile sfx hair colors that I've ever used! I was able to create so many different shades with it. :) Whenever I wanted a hot pink, or even a baby pink, I would use thick conditioners (any will do as long as they're not too drippy) as a base and add the virgin rose until it was the color I wanted (GREAT way to save money. I always buy darker colors than what I want to have on my hair and do this; it saves so much hair color!) It would also keep me entertained as it faded because the color is so rich that it won't leave patchy spots. I must say tho, don't use these types of colors if you're not willing to work really hard at maintaining them and everything you come in contact with! It's been over a year since I change to a different color and I still have stained shirts, pillow cases, grout, appliances, etc. Remember, the richer the color, the stronger the pigments. Over all, I'm still totally in love with virgin rose :)
Blush -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Powder Pink Cheek Glow
XsqueegeeX 1/21/2011 3:59:00 PM
I like using this on my cheeks because it gives me a nice flush without being too pink or brown. It's super affordable and you get quite a bit! Can't really say anything bad about it :)
Eye Shadow -New York Color - Sparkle Eye Dust - Champagne
XsqueegeeX 1/19/2011 12:59:00 AM
I have been using the same container for YEARS, and I still haven't run out! It gives me a hint of color with gorgeous shimmer that brightens my eyes. I love the subtle "pop" and finish that it gives me. It also stays put on my oily skin when applied over eyeshadow. I can't live without it!
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella Eau de Parfum Roll-On
XsqueegeeX 1/19/2011 12:51:00 AM
My favorite perfume in an affordable travel size? Yes please! Now I can always smell great wherever I go (:
Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
XsqueegeeX 1/19/2011 12:45:00 AM
No matter how many perfumes I try, this one expresses who I am the best! It's feminine, yet not too girly for me. I love how the florals are deep and complex. Definitely my favorite (:
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
XsqueegeeX 1/19/2011 12:40:00 AM
What ISN'T there to like about this powder? Super affordable, doesn't cake on my super oily skin (of course I use oil blotters first to remove the excess oil before applying), does a decent job at keeping the oil at bay, and it doesn't look/ turn yellow or orange on my super pale skin! So much cheaper than the M.A.C. blot powder, yes it isn't as fine in texture, but for the price? I can live with that (:
I've used this mascara for years, and I still love it! It gives my lashes length and thickness without it looking clumpy or spider leg-ish. It also holds my lashes in place so my tiny eyelids can't push them down lol. I never have flaking problems either, unless it becomes too old/ dry in the container. I just fix it by getting a new one :D
This is one of the most gentle lighteners that I've used! It gets my medium/ dark brown hair to a white blonde with minimal damage and in one application. (: I use a 30 vol. developer with it until it gets to a pale yellow (about 45 minutes) and then I let a toning shampoo sit in it (for about 15 minutes) and I'm done! There aren't any super harsh fumes, it doesn't become dusty while processing, and best of all, it doesn't give my scalp a horrible burning sensation. Also, the company's customer service is great! I had bought a tub that just didn't give the usual results that I get with their product. It had left my hair with a canary yellow/ orange color that was just plain ugly. I emailed the customer service and told them about my bad experience and they responded within 24 hours; they even sent me a a free tub to replace the the defective one! Overall, a great product (:
This shampoo ROCKS! It never lets my hair become yellow and nasty, but be warned, if your hair is super processed it WILL stain. Whenever I use it just to maintain blonde tones, I always combine it with regular shampoo until the purple isn't super deep in color. Just let it sit on your hair for about 10 minutes to give it time to work, and you'll have no worries of horrible purple/grey stains :) I rarely keep my hair as blonde, I mean, it's bleached white, but only to put in awesome crazy colors! I experimented a few months ago, when all of my previous color was pretty much faded out, and I let it sit full strength in my hair (while it was dry) for about an hour. I LOVE the color that it left! My friends call my hair blurple now lol. It's also a heck of a lot cheaper than buying good quality semi permanent color. It's like a silvery blue/purple. I'm in love with this shampoo! <3
I mostly use the finishing dust in a 50/50 ratio with the intensive foundation. It gives the area around my nose flawless coverage without the cakey problems. I don't know why, but using the foundation by itself just looks horrible on my nose! The combination of the two makes it look like I didn't put anything on! I love the results! As for the finishing dust by itself, I don't really see much change in my appearance (as in pore size, setting my makeup, etc.), but I will definitely be purchasing it again for combined use with the intensive foundation :)
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
XsqueegeeX 1/18/2011 3:39:00 AM
Using this foundation took some time and experimenting to figure out, but it was well worth it in the end! I was ready to give up on it when I first started using it because it would become really chalky and bumpy around my nose area, it was really disappointing! I fixed it by mixing 50/50 (give or take) of the foundation and the finishing dust and using a concealer brush to really get a good amount on my nose area. And WOW, the finish was flawless! Also, when my skin becomes oily (and I mean I get OILY) it doesn't shift under my nose as much, it still does a bit, but it's not really as noticeable as before. I hope this works for others who have been experiencing this problem! Try it out (:
I love, love, LOVE this product! I can't believe that I've been surviving without it! I have medium to dark brown hair (not really sure anymore, I color it too much to remember what it looks like lol) and I bleach it to about white. I like putting unnatural and bright colors in my hair, and when I get into the light pastel shades, my hair has a hard time looking healthy. :( Light hair colors already don't reflect much light, but I feel like they need to! (and just incase you were wondering, my hair isn't a nasty fried mess, I keep it in really good shape!) Ok, enough blabbering, continuing with the product! The Silk Remedy gives my hair an amazing amount of shine!!! And oh my goodness...it leaves it SO silky! My hair feels almost as soft as it did before I started coloring it :) DEFINITELY a great buy!
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
XsqueegeeX 1/17/2011 4:50:00 AM
I love using this as a leave in conditioner. I've bleached my hair multiple times, and I know I can always count on this product to lock in some moisture :) It also makes my hair feel thicker! The only thing I don't like about it is that sometimes (if I use extra) it makes my hair feel...sandy? I don't really know how to describe it, but the texture changes :/ Overall, still a great product!
I really wanted to love this foundation, but it just doesn't stay on my oily skin, especially my nose. Right after applying it onto my skin it would look flawlessly amazing, 15 to 20 minutes later it would start to shift as soon as my face started to become shiny :(