Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Schick Intuition razor
absolia 5/22/2013 12:53:00 AM
This is the only razor I'll use forever. Been using it for nearly 10 years after getting it in a new student box in college. The refills are PRICEY and I'm cheap as hell, but this is a must. Cannot live without. Plus, I think it all evens out because you don't need shaving cream! I shave my WHOLE arms, along with my legs, armpits, and sometimes bikini and a cartridge lasts me 3-5 showers. I so rarely get nicks and shaving goes by in a flash, which is important to me because I'm super impatient.
This is a very streaky inconsistent jelly. 3 coats and still not totally opaque, and also way darker than it looked in the bottle. Goes on like a neon, but has none of the brilliant qualities of a neon. I'm still not really sure what color this is exactly.
I've used every brand of liquid black liner and this is the only one [aside from the old Urban Decay] that I absolutely love. It's MATTE black and so easy to use. And so cheap. Honestly, this will be the only black liquid liner I'll ever buy again.
Gorgeous color. Kind of goopy to apply, like it's an old polish? This color is actually kind of unique; it looks like an orange red with a fade filter on it. No other way to describe it. Goes almost totally opaque in one coat, too.
Lipstick -MAC - MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme - Good To Go
absolia 5/8/2013 5:39:00 PM
Excellent. Stays moist the whole time it's on. Easy to apply. Highest recommendation.
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Natural Beauty
absolia 4/17/2013 11:11:00 PM
HG blush! This is my favorite blush to wear with bold red lips of any shade. If I was flush with money, I'd buy it in every color! Yes, it's SUPER pigmented [a good thing!] so apply with caution. If you apply too much, just dust some powder on top. It lasts all day and I never even have to think about looking dull. LIFE CHANGER.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Adore
absolia 4/17/2013 11:05:00 PM
This grew on me! It's a true stain, so apply carefully. Looks great with my complexion. I really like the minty scent, too.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - HARE polish - Asteroid Turf
absolia 4/9/2013 8:27:00 PM
I love HARE polish and I love Asteroid Turf. This was one of HARE's shades that I saw before it was released and knew I absolutely had to have it. It reminds me of those vintage pin up type monster movies, if that makes sense. It's super unique and bold. Applies pretty well, too.
This is definitely one of my all-time favorite polishes and the fact that it's handmade with love makes it even better. It's so unique and that's really all I care about anymore since I have so many polishes. All that alone gives it a 5. It does have some expected downsides-- not the easiest to apply, as it's kind of goopy. Also there's tipwear pretty quickly; just a formula issue. WORTH IT.
I pre-ordered this polish along with Halcyon from the limited edition collection back in Spring 2012. Way more expensive than any polish I'd ever buy, but the colors were so unique and that's all I want from polishes anymore since I have so many. Sadly, the way they look in the bottle is not how they look on the nails. The formula is very dull and the shimmer is way way way too subtle, unless you find the perfect light. Super disappointing. The only reason it isn't rated lower is because the base color of this polish is still very pretty and it applies like an expensive polish should.
I wanted to love this so bad. So bad, in fact, that I pre-ordered it because it's a limited edition. In the bottle it is jarring how gorgeous it is. Unfortunately, on the nails, it is so so SO dull. Very little shine only a minute hint of that pink shimmer [in the right light of course]. This was not in any way worth the huge price tag. Sad.
Best concealer I've ever used. I love how liquid it is; a TINY bit goes a long way.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure #550 All Fired Up
absolia 2/23/2013 7:02:00 PM
AHHH! I've been looking for this color for forever! I've been on the lookout for as long as I can remember for a catsup colored polish and I recently found Essie's Geranium but Essie is always overpriced unless I go out of my way to the beauty supply store and Essie is super inconsistent so when I saw All Fired Up at Target, THE LAST ONE LEFT, and I had a $2 off coupon, I HAD to get it. It's perfect. Easily in my top 5 favorite polishes ever now, and I've tried lots. Great opaque formula, even with one coat, but I do two just in case. And the brush is AMAZING. Truly. Only complaint is that, come on, this stuff needs a topcoat; definitely not a "complete" manicure.
SUPER beautiful color but it's soo gloopy and messy. This is a polish that makes you feel like you just started applying nailpolish all over again. All technique you've acquired goes right out the window. This stuff just gets all over the place and stains almost immediately. No bueno. ETA: Chipped within 24 hours. BOO.
Lips -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
absolia 1/30/2013 11:00:00 PM
I love this lip pencil so much. Gorgeous color, gorgeous look. So easy to apply because it's so precise. This actually doesn't dry out my lips like most stuff! I can't even feel it on either, and it barely smudges. I only gave it 4 lippies because for some reason, even with reapplying, it doesn't really maintain its integrity. Also it needs to be sharpened a lot.