Lancaster sun beauty care spf 15 - active anti-age - lasting hydration - UVA+UVB protection this is actually a sunBLOCK since it contains octocrylene. Its an excellent product. Its moisturizing and it doesnt break me out (very important!) I live in Greece (like the other reviwer :)) and this is great coverege even for when im at the beach (with other brands i usually need higher factors). The smell is not so good in my opinion but i can take it since the actual product is so good!
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
alins3 6/22/2009 9:59:00 AM
This is an easy way for all of us who have to wake up early and have to rush to class/work. 1. it moisturizes 2 it gives some colour and a nice glow to the skin. I have this in Bare and its too light for me to use now in the summer so i just blend it with another tinted moisturizer i have... Very easy to work with! It doesnt irritate my sensitive, acne-prone skin and i love the fact that theres an spf in it coz i live in sunny greece and i need sun protection all year round. Im happy that i found it at my lockal sephora at the "nice price" (6euros for 50ml) section too!
I really like his product because its easy to use and it has an amazing smell that lasts all day. Shake (to mix the 2 phases), spray and work the product through your wet hair after shower. It makes my wild, wavy hair shiny, smooth and hydrated. I still use conditioner while i shower and prefer to use this spray as an extra treatment. I like it! P.S. Im addicted to this smell
I only got this product cos it was 15euros, its Bobbi Brown and i need some serious makeup (other than my minerals that i use everyday) for an upcoming wedding. This came to my rescue! It AMAZING and i got to have a corrector, a concealer, a foundation and a pressed powder all in one little compact. I was about to go buy full sized products by MAC (that would cost a fortune and to be honest i wouldnt use them everyday so it would be a waste of money) but im really hapy i found this cos its just what i needed. The corrector and concealer blend in and leave a natural finish, the foundation provides perfect coverage and the pressed powder works finely with the rest of the products. Its such a good palette that im thinking of buying the full sized concealer at some pint. IM SOLD.
Lipstick -Korres - Guava Moisturising Intense Colour #13 Natural Pink
alins3 3/16/2009 8:17:00 AM
This is my favourite lipstick. Texture: lip-balm-like, very moisturizing Colour pay-off: vibrant, strong colour, perfect for my white complexion-mathces my dark hair Smell: divine!!!! Lasting power:pretty good, in fact the longer-lasting lipstick i have ever tried. I would buy this over and over again, its even good when i wear nothing but lipstick on my face. I would definitely suggest it.
Im not sure about this product. I love the colour when i see it in its little container but when i swatch it all i see is GOLD... a golden sparkle (from too much glitter). Im an NC30 and this makes it a bit difficult for Gentle's pinky-ness to show up on my cheeks. The good thing is that the glitter will stay put and wont get all over you. So i was quite consious about using it coz i dont wanna be flashing when im out in the sunshine-although i do like a little sheen- i thought that this might be too much. The contradiction is that when i actually apply this on my cheeks it looks really nice and gives me a healthy glow but i still have to check this under natural light and not under my rooms crappy lamp. I might be applying this lightly and use it as a highlighter at the end... going to update soon EDIT: works much better with a kabuki. I found that this way you can get a little more colour and less glitter... good!
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her
alins3 3/1/2009 4:20:00 PM
One of my favourite fragrances! I wont describe it coz its pointless-just go smell it. Got the big bottle from paris a couple of years back (i think?) when this fragrance just started to get on the shelfs so it was very unique back then... but now where i live this is a very popular scent and this is something that puts me off-i dont wanna smell like the rest of the city. Another thing is that last week i discovered a dupe for this! Uh huh! Only costs 10euros and its by a brand (which im starting to believe that is greek) called seventeen. They are identical and seventeen's product really lasted long for a cheap perfume. So if i ever want that smell on me i will go grab the dupe thank u very much.
My uncle whos a hairdresser suggested this to me. Im amazed! I dont use my flat iron that often but whenever i do my hair goes from wavy-frizzy to straight and silky! Unlike other products that i've used this is not oily and it doesnt make my hair feel sticky and tangled (yes ive had that with other "straightening" products!). I also use it when i make curls with my flat iron and it works as great. It goes up to 200 oC which works for my babyliss iron. Love the smell and packaging!
Great bright pink (the classic barbie pink). Its not sheer or shimmery. It works great for me with just one coat. Great colour for hands and toes with the amazing quallity of essie nail polishes. I love it! (but now i really want to try the one from china glaze called shocking pink .... i think...and compare). Would buy this again!
Sexy in the city looks sooo nice in the bottle but just so tacky on my nails! Im still using it though coz its a fun bright colour and i guess it would look ok on toes as well. Great quallity but its not one of the colour i reach for usually :S (and unfortunatelly i payed 10 euros for this bottle! Felt so bad when i realised there were sites that sell china glaze for 3$!). To sum up: i really fun colour to have but its not one of the must-have china glaze products.
Pros: Light texture that leaves my completely sensitive skin breathing. The exact amount of coverage i need. Very easy to work with. Its a 4-in-1 product (spf, foundation, concealer and powder) Cons: It doesnt give the nice glowing effect that some liquid foundations do. It might be in the "mineral" side but it does contain waxes and preservatives. Will buy it again, its my everyday foundation, it saves me time and makes things easy. Very good product!
Bad product. The wax is too solid to work with and i dont feel that i personally need it. The shadow is too light for us brunettes so i ended up using it as an eyeshadow (works great). Another annoying thing is that the shadow has shimmers in it! have u ever seen that again in a brow product??! Its crazy. I like the cute little container and i have to admit that this same product could be useful to somebody else. Wont buy it again.
i really dont know what my feelings are about this mascara! Pros: It contains provitamin B5 and rice bran in order to strengthen ur eyelashes and help them remain moisturized. And it really works! My eylashes dont seem dried out or hard after i use the mascara (when other brands made them even fall out) I like the brush! Nice colour pay-off Extremely buildable... it can create many looks from natural to very thick and intense. Ophthalmologically tested and without many of the nasty ingredients like propylene glycol Cons: Its the most DRY mascara i have ever seen- the minute u apply it makes ur eyelashes feel dry and stiff! This is what makes the colour matte and deep (instead of glossy) i absolutely hate this one and only disadvantage but i think i will buy this mascara again coz it feels like a mascara and a treatment in the same tube... Edit: the disadvantage doesnt seem to bother me anymore, i think i got used to it :)
really good! Pros> * a really good dupe for benetint in a much more reasonable price *great colour payoff that lasts for hours Cons> * lip stains are great but since they dont condition my lips i prefer using moisturising glosses, lipsticks etc... other than that i love this product
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
alins3 2/1/2009 12:52:00 PM
i felt deceived when i got this product in my hands! i bought it online and i guess i expected it to be a miracle worker... its not. PROS: *great concept... an item that offers an 8hr sleep look in a tube! CONS: *its not a concealer and its not exactly a "treatment" that u apply at home to make ur puffines go forever so i didnt really know WHEN to use it (was just using it for natural looks that i wouldnt wear any concealer on) * DOESNT do what it says it does! yes our eyes will still be puffy after wearing this *very pricey for what it really does ..so yeah just another gimmick