This is my signature scent. I use this when I go out not so much at work since I use cheaper body mist for work. I love the smell of this perfume, it is not too strong or irritating on the nose and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin when I apply it on my neck.
This is a very good cleansing oil, not only because it works well, it is also because of the fact the ingredients are very natural and contains essential and helpful oils. This removes my heavy makeup easily and I love how it changes colour when you mix it with water in the shower, really feels that the dirt and make up is all coming off. The smell is bearable, just oil smell really. The packaging is acceptable and easy to use. I do find this cleansing oil pricey but it works, so it is good for the buck!
I love this perfume, it is one of the best. I have purchased lots of perfume since I just love smelling fresh and lovely! I have an unopened bottle on my shelf I have yet to use since I am using something else. This smell is very elegant and sweet. I think it is more of a night scent though, kinda heavy scent. I have notices a lot of people wearing this at work so that's why I haven't really used this since I want my own scent. I have found a dupe for this, the Anna Sui secret wish, they smell similar and whenever I use the Anna Sui, it reminds me of this and my friend asked me if I was wearing D&G.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
akiraVega 8/14/2012 8:15:00 AM
This is one of the best oil blotters I have used, considering I have purchased quite a few already since I have been suffering very-oily-acne-prone combination skin. This blotter absorbs the oil almost completely and the best thing is that the oil doesn't penetrate the film and transfer unto my fingers. It well very well absorbent and it has the same quality as the Gatsby oil blotter. I only give it a four since I have noticed my make up smears on the blotter, but then again it could have been my technique of use.
I have been using this on and off for a few years now. I do find this product very exfoliating indeed but at the same time very harsh on my skin. My acne prone skin can be very sensitive that I feel this products grazes my skin when I use it. The smell is amazing though, I just love it. But I will not use this product again, it is too coarse like a pumice. Last time when I had this I just used it on my feet as a foot scrub.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
akiraVega 8/11/2012 5:25:00 PM
I find this primer very effective on my oily eyelids. This allows my eyeshadow to go crease free for hours and my eyelids doesn't become oily. The packaging is really good since I can really use all of the product, I just have to really pick the vial when it is nearly finished, so no product is wasted. I prefer this to the MAC. It goes on smoothly and works wonders.
I got this mascara as part of the tartan collection. I have used it for some time now and I really like this. Some people do not like it but whenever I use this, my lashes becomes very long and full. My friends even ask me if I was wearing false eyelashes! I really like this mascara so I bought it in full size. It is easy to come off with a good eye makeup remover but be careful because when it flakes out, it can go in the eye and it will really hurt.
Eyeliner -Christian Dior - Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof in Trindad Black
akiraVega 8/11/2012 4:42:00 PM
I like this eyeliner compared to the CD kohl eyeliner. This is softer, smoother and easier to apply. It still smudges but not as much compared to my other eyeliners. I have applied it on my water line as well and it is pretty easy to use. It comes with a smudger and a sharpener which is a bonus. It sharpens easily and the pencil stays robusts after sharpening and it does not easily break.
This is probably one of the best powders I have used. The shade is just right for my skin tone. At the moment thought I am using medium without realising that I bought the wrong shade, it was a bit too bright for me and I look too pale with it. Anyway this product gives me a clear skin look, I still use a concealer though but I like how it is not too heavy or cloggy.
I love this mascara! It gives me a full lash effect after applying. I have had honest comments about this mascara complimenting on how long my eyelashes are and they even thought I had eyelash extensions! I apply it multiple times on my lashes until I am satisfied with the length and volume. It stays on all day and does not smudge at all. It is very easy to remove, I just remove it while I am in the shower, you don't even need an eyemake up remover!
When I tried this I was so happy, finally a very soft eyeliner that is so bold and dark and does not hurt my eyes whatsoever. But then, a few seconds later, -bam- racoon, panda eyes happen. My happiness spiraled down to disappointment and regret in purchasing this eyeline. Although it came as part of the backstage pack so I didn't technically purchase it. The liner is very very soft so when you sharpen it, the liner just disintegrates and pretty much dissolves.
I can't believe I have forgotten how terrible this eyeliner is! I bought this a long time ago and since then tried multiple eyeliners, I bought this again because I really wanted to have smudge proof and decent kohl eyeliner. I have forgotten what it was like. So when I tried it on my eyes, OMG, the pain, the liner is really stiff and my eyes suffer when applying this eyeliner. When I sharpen it, the pencil crumbles and breaks into small pieces. It is very disappointing.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blitz and Glitz
akiraVega 8/11/2012 4:18:00 PM
I got this eyeliner when I bought the tartan collection. I was running out of black track so I purchased this since I really like the fluid line black track. This eyeliner has the same effect as the black track. The glitter in this liner does not really show up when applied, it looks like I have just been using the black track. Nevertheless, I still love this eyeliner since it gave me the same amazing effect when using the black track.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
akiraVega 8/11/2012 4:14:00 PM
I love this gel eyeliner! I am very impressed with this, I have never used a gel eyeliner before and when I started using this I am sold to using gel eyeliners. I tend to stick to MAC black track since I can only pull off black eyeliner to be honest. I have used this with mutiple brushes since I am still trying to practice in applying and drawing a decent line. I have used an angled brush, a liner brush (came with it) and a lip brush! I prefer the angled brush and lip brush though. I love how it dries quickly and lasts for a long time.
I really wanted to like this product since I have been looking for a decent kohl eyeliner, however this eyeliner smudges like crazy! I am really disappointed since it cost a bit of money (in New Zealand MAC is very expensive!!). It does glide smoothly and the packaging is impressive. One time I just applied it on my top waterline and a few hours later I got smudges on my lower line giving me racoon eyes.