Treatments -L'Oreal - Professionel Absolute Repair
aceciul 3/14/2013 6:50:00 PM
I have bleached hair, so I have damaged hair. This mask is HG for me. I'm totally in love with the results. I use it as my regular conditioner for the ends, and once a week i use it as a mask. I also use one shot a week of the same line, and use the shampoo. It's a total love, my hair in soft and lighter, i can pass my finger thru it and it feels lovely. It's not a nutition mask, it is repearing, like an exfoliation that takes away dead cells, but so soft that can be used daily. I am loving my hair now.
Conditioner -Revlon - Equave Hydro Nutritive Conditioner Spray
aceciul 3/14/2013 6:33:00 PM
I've tried several number of detangling and leave in conditioner products, but the one I always come back es this Revlon classic. Equave spray is perfect for colored hair or bleached hair (the purple one), it's not heavy, smells nice and detangles in an amazing way giving an extra shot of conditioning without grease, just keratin. Hair feels smooth and lovely. They also have a shine serum that is lovely. With both products you have salon hair everyday.
Earth friendly, natural and recycled materials, cheap, good quality materials, synthetic so you can use it with liquids or powders... what else do we need in a brush? First I thought it was not good for bronzer, but it works well for that, for liquid or powder foundation or to remove excess powder. I really like it
Loose Powders -Givenchy - Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation
aceciul 8/25/2011 11:55:00 AM
The best powder I've ever used. I have a really oily / shiny T zone, but dry cheeks, so powders are not always good, buy somehow necessary to mattify. Even when this product does not sell as a product for oily skin or any particular type of skin, it works wonders whet it comes to matiffying, without any chalky sensation or heaviness. One of the most amazing thing of this is the color correction properties. I am a NC25 and I use No. 3 Sweet Caramel, so it gives me some color but in a translucent way that looks lovely and last almost 8 hours.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios XL Face Fluid TINTED SPF 50+
aceciul 8/25/2011 11:43:00 AM
If there is something I am worried about is sun damage and skin cancer risk, so when it comes to sunscreens I try everything. Fortunately I found this tinted La Roche Possay Sunscreen. I use it every single day, almost as a primer. I's really fluid and goes on really smooth on the skin. It's not oily and does nor smell as an actual sunscreen. As a translucent tinted fluid it does not have any actual coverage, but works well to even out your skin tone. If you don't need coverage, you can add some translucent powder and blush, and you're good to go. It definitely doesn't clog pores and can be easily removed with almost any face wash.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Stippling Brush
aceciul 7/25/2011 11:07:00 AM
This is an amazing brush, but for me is not the ideal for foundation, but for cream bronzers and blushes, OMG!!! Have you ever tried to use them with cream products? It's amazing for doing so, it gives a nice airbrush finish, almost like a photoshop effect. I simpply love it.
Highlighters -Too Faced - Absolutely Invisible Candlelight
aceciul 7/25/2011 10:10:00 AM
I particulary like this product for highlighting and as a base eyeshadow. I never use it as a setting powder since it's to shimmery for me. It looks lovely in the brow bone. It's a must in my everyday makeup kit.
First I wasn't sure about this product, because it has a really funny texture, but once you apply it (with fingers anything else works with this) its texture is lovely. Amonst inmediatly you feel the oil control properties and it has a similar finish to the Benefit Porefessional Primer. It helped my pores (they are not huge but slightly visible in the sides of my nose) and once it set (like 10 minutes) the look is really natural and works all day. For the colour I am between 115 and 140 so I mix them (I'm an NW20). I really like this product and defenitely a must have for combination - oily skin / sensitive skin.
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Physiological Cleansing Gel
aceciul 6/22/2011 12:00:00 PM
I can't find enough good words to describe how much I love this product. All my life I've been searching for a cleanser that don't irritate my skin, since I have very sensitive combination skin, and the most important thing is that I have combination skin, because most of the sensitive skin products tend to be more for dry skin. So, every time I cleaned my face ended up with an oily feeling or the tightness of soaps. This gel is just in the middle of both sensations, that way my skin feels hydrated and clean. I use this most as a makeup remover and it works wonderful for me, and if I am tired I can be sure to go to bed with my skin cleaned, since I’ve experimented passing a cotton pad with micelar water after the gel, and it came with nothing. Finally it lasts forever, maybe a bottle a year, so it’s definitely a winner for me.
Tinted Moisturizer -Shiseido - Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20
aceciul 6/17/2011 10:53:00 AM
It's an amazing tinted mosturizer for most skin types, but not exactly for very oily acne prone skin. It's a good mosturizer but I love that you can wear it over your regular mosturizer with not problems at all (my mosturizer is Benefit B. Right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15) and it adds SPF protection. It has buildable coverage that most tinted mosturizers do not have and the thing I like most is that you only need a little amount of product si it lasts forever.
I really like this Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, I think they work amazing for the purpose they were made for, so the only thing I expect from them is to remove sttuborn and horrible blackheads and they do. They leave my skin quite itchy and red, so I do this at night and apply a claming mask so the next morning my skin is perfectly clean and relaxed.
Moisturizers -Nivea - Visage Young - Control It gel-cream
aceciul 6/8/2011 1:03:00 AM
I used this gel cream for years in my teen days (yesterday right?) For the last 2 months I've been having troubles with my skin like breakouts and uncontrolled shines. Just bought it today and with one single application my skin looks amazing, it absorbs rapidly has a lightweight texture and smells lovely. Update. I still think it's a great product and for me, something I can trust in an emergency, buy I may not buy it again since I've found better products.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
aceciul 6/7/2011 7:05:00 PM
I bought this product in the travel size to test it. It didn't worked for me. First I didn't liked the smell, it was like a men product but it has a really good texture and absorbs rapidly so my first impression was good. After 3 or 4 days my skin was a complete disaster. I had several breakouts and something I can't understand, I had lots of blackheads, so the cream was completely clogging my pores. It's been a month since I stopped using it and I still have some problems. By far is one of the worst products I've used in my life. Even if you don't react to this product the fact that it is comedogenic makes it a terrible thing, please don't use a product that can clog your pores.
I'm in love with this blush! It's simply amazing how you get a natural rosy peach cheeks, without any shimmer but that makes your skin glow and really imprives your whole complexion. Aficionado Peach is my favorite shade for Le Prisme Blush, cause it's so well balanced and verry buildable; you can customize the blush using a single color, or all of them or any mix of them. Some complain about the size, they say it's small to work with but personally I haven't had any problem with that. It's highly pigmented so can last forever. The brush that comes with it works fine for touch-ups, but I find better to apply it with a regular size blush brush.
Pressed Powders -Givenchy - Le Prisme Visage-Mat Soft Compact Face Powder
aceciul 6/1/2011 11:51:00 AM
When I bought this product I thought I could make some experimentation. So I bought Amber Organza, which is a shade darker than my skin color, and this are the results I got. For light skin complexions this is an amazing bronzer, mixing all the 4 shades together you get a lovely and subtle bronzing look, the lighter shade can be used as a highlighter, and the darker can be used for contouring. It’s not a blush on purpose, but it can be used as one with one fabulous advantage it’s matte and helps to set foundation. If you are light skin as me, amber organza is an amazing product and the only one you’ll need after foundation, for an everyday chic look. It's fun and convenient, I love it!