This is hands-down one of the best winter moisturizers. But, it has it's cons. First, I'd say this is a night only moisturizer (you might want to switch up your morning one), because the consistency is very, very thick, heavy, it doesn't sink into the skin quickly at all, and is rather sticky. But, if you sleep with this on, your skin will be a smooth, silky, nourished dream in the morning. It's amazing. I usually use this at night, and if I need extra moisture I'll use Nivea's Original Moisture in the morning.
I love Freckletone! This is the perfect nude. I know on some skintones it can pull brown, but it shows up as a perfect beige-y brown with a warm peach tint on me. Love, love, love. I'd say this a great nude for tan skintones and it won't make you look washed out or pale at all. It's smooth, pigmented, and lasts a decent amount of time. Only thing is, you have to make sure your lips are moisturized and exfoliated or else this will settle into fine lines and make your lips look sort of cracked or dry.
Got this as a GWP, too! I'm usually not attracted to mauves but this is lovely when applied right. It's smooth, very pigmented, and wear-time measured up to about 2 hours for me. This is definitely cool-toned, but it could work for both warm and cool skintones if you get the application right. I would describe this as a rosy, brown mauve with a hint neutral pink... but anyways, to apply this I neutralize my lipcolor with concealer or foundation then pat this lightly on my lips, applying a little extra to the center. (Basically, just don't apply too much and it can work.) I might repurchase this again, but not guarenteed.
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI Iris I Was Thinner
agirllikeme 12/16/2010 9:38:00 AM
I love this. It's a really, really pretty dark lilac shade. I'm definitely not afraid to wear this on my fingernails! The only thing I don't like is the brush, it's sort of thin. I just wish it was more paddle shaped like OPI's original nail polishes are.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect
agirllikeme 12/11/2010 4:02:00 PM
I bought this in #236 Satin Peach. It is lovely! My lips are pigmented, but not super pigmented. This is a sheer lipgloss, but it still provides the prettiest wash of peachy-pink color to my lips. It's not sticky at all, it's very smooth (somewhat moisturizing) and actually feel like butter on my lips. Love.
Treatments -Clinique - Pore Minimizer T-zone control [DISCONTINUED]
agirllikeme 12/11/2010 3:45:00 PM
This doesn't work well as a primer pre-foundation. It doesn't create a smooth base and made my foundation look sort of.. bumpy or scaly? Another thing... this worked better at controlling my oil when I lived in a more dry climate, it kept my oil away all day (6-8 hours!) But now that I've moved to a more humid climate, for some reason, it just doesn't last (2-3 hours). I would definitely say this is a product you need to try for youself (maybe get a sample)... it just doesn't work for me.
Hair Styling Tools -Conair - Infiniti Cord Keeper Dryer
agirllikeme 11/28/2010 7:20:00 PM
This is a decent blow dryer. It's average, nothing spectacular... you probably could find a better one. I love that is has varying heat settings and it's ceramic so it lessens heat damage (atleast it claims to.) But, after having this for about two years, the cord does not retract into the dryer anymore. It's a small inconvinience... I just wrap it around the dryer but that contradicts the "cord keeper". Additionally, the back of the dryer falls off constantly. Another small inconvinience. Neither of these issues interfere the use of the dryer, but who wants their stuff falling apart, y'know? Like I said, you could probably find a better one but this is still a decent option.
Love, love, love. Great coverage, easy to apply and blend (can even use your fingers if your in a rush), leaves a natural matte finish, oil-free, long-lasting... but most important to me.. it doesn't transfer! I can hug my peers without leaving a reminder of myself in the form of a brown smudge on their clothing. A few cons, though. I wish it came with a pump. And secondly, it can sometimes cast sort of a pale cast in harshly lighted photos.
Liquid -Chanel - Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15
agirllikeme 11/20/2010 10:23:00 PM
This just didn't work for me. It didn't help with oiliness and caked up on me by the end of my eight hour day. I looked just as greasy as ever. I always here such great things about this, though. You might want to try it for yourself. Oh well, on to the next.
This is HG. It's the perfect nude with a hint of nuetral pink/champagne sheen to it. It's also a very universal shade, too. It suits so many different skintones! I love how smooth and creamy (and slightly moisturizing) it is. It's perfect.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant
agirllikeme 11/20/2010 10:13:00 PM
This gives my lips a subtle cherry tint, which I love. It is moisturizing and not sticky at all.
I was excited to try this.. but it did not work for me. At all. It doesn't soak up oil for more than five minutes. I'll apply this and a few minutes later I begin to shine again. I don't like to shine. Not only does it not soak up oil, it cakes. Really badly. After applying, my skin returns to being the oily burden it is.. but in addition to that I look cakey and my foundation application looks worse than before. Lastly it creates a white cast in photos. I have nothing good to say about this.
Loose Powders -MAC - Iridescent Powder - Golden Bronze
agirllikeme 11/20/2010 9:54:00 PM
This powder is gorgeous. It's a peachy bronze with a ton of gold shimmer. And when I say a ton I mean the shimmer is very, very concentrated. If you use too much you will end up looking like C-3PO (this can be avoided.) Use a light hand with this you will be left with a gorgeous sunkissed glow.
HG staus right here. I love this mascara! It's a true black. It volumizes, volumizes, volumizes. It lengthens. And it doesn't leave my lashes looking or feeling crunchy, hard or stiff. This mascara is amazing! Everything I could possibly ask for.
I got this as a free samply with a purchase.. I love it! It's a true black mascara, it volumizes, lengthens and doesn't leave my lashes looking or feeling crunchy, hard or stiff. Everything I want. After this sample runs out, I will definitely be purchasing. 100% recommend!