This top coat is so cool! I've only used it over yellow, and I'm excited to try it over other colors. I call this my phoenix polish because it reminds me of fire :)
This was one of the only moisturizers that soothed my itchy, peeling, dry skin during the six months I was on Accutane. I tried many moisturizers, and while a couple did an adequate job, this was hands down the best. It kept my skin calm for longer than any of the moisturizers I tried, and I didn't feel like I needed to reapply constantly. I HIGHLY recommend for anyone on Accutane. Now that I've been off Accutane for quite some time (early August 2011 was my last dose), I don't need a moisturizer quite so heavy. Let me clarify that - this moisturizer is NOT too heavy, but as my skin stays soft and moisturized with lighter-duty (read: cheaper) moisturizers, I don't use this daily, as it is fairly expensive. I do use this when my skin feels like it needs some extra love, or if I'm having a nice little spa day. Overall, it's fantastic for every day use or just on occasion. I'd recommend & repurchase.
I've been wearing this for years, and I've repurchased many times. I always use it with a volumizing formula, however, as it does literally nothing for volume. I don't like the new brush, but luckily, I found an old tube with the old brush in it, so I cleaned it and whenever I get a new tube I just replace the brush. It does take some getting used to, as it's a weird formula. Overall, it does what it claims to do.
After reading reviews about this lipstick on here and elsewhere, I decided to order it from Nordy's, and I'm glad I did. I usually wear a dark eye, so I prefer a natural lip color, and this is like an amped up version of my lips. I love it! It's also my first MAC lipstick, and I'm definitely impressed. I have to reapply this every so often, but that's not a big deal. I also apply lipbalm, both tinted and clear, throughout the day, and this looks good under that as well. I'm very happy about this purchase.
I like this eyeliner a lot. I wear contacts and have sensitive eyes, so I only use it to line my upper lash, but it hasn't irritated my eyes at all. The color payoff is good. I've used a lot of different eye pens, as they're my favorite type of eyeliner, and this one is my second favorite. My absolute favorite is the Cargo pen, but they stopped carrying Cargo at Sephora and Ulta doesn't have it either, so I've been looking for something to replace it. This pen tip is thicker, but it's a decent dupe. I'd recommend it.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse
ajallday 2/24/2013 7:46:00 AM
My HG self tanner, without a doubt. I tan easily, but I gave up sunbed tanning about a year ago, so I wanted something that mimics my natural tan. This is it. I've tried many self tanners, including the original bronzing mousse, but this is hands down my favorite. I like the original, but this lasts me longer as I achieve the color I'm going for with one application as opposed to two with the original. This is green in the bottle and when you first apply, however, after the first shower, you're left with a beautiful tan. I apply it at night, after showering, with the tanning mitt (which I highly, highly recommend), sleep on it, and take a shower in the morning. I use a non-exfoliating body wash and put lotion on after I get out of the shower. I've been using this for about 8 months, so I've repurchased several times, and I will continue repurchasing.
I love this conditioner, and LUSH products in general. I have long (about to the small of my back), thick, wavy/curly hair, and I use this as a deep conditioner probably once a month. I deep condition my hair twice a week or so, and I've tried many deep conditioners, and this is one of my favorites. I bought it last July, and I'm almost out, but it probably has only lasted me so long because I don't use it all the time. I'll definitely be repurchasing.
I really, really like this blush, and I'm extremely picky about blushes. It's a beautiful color, both in the pan and on my NC25 skin. I could see this looking good on just about anyone. It isn't very shimmery on my skin, and it looks very natural. I would repurchase this, but it seems unlikely that I'll hit pan anytime in the foreseeable future. I'm still looking for my HG blush, but this will definitely do in the meantime!
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions
ajallday 2/24/2013 7:13:00 AM
I like this mascara, but I don't love it. It does add length and is affordable. I always layer this with a volumizing mascara (I like Covergirl Lashblast, Maybelline The Rocket, and Benefit Badgal), as it adds length only. I'd recommend it for someone who's looking for a mascara that lengthens only.