Moisturizers -Shiseido - The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge Enriched
antii 8/1/2012 5:17:00 AM
This is the best moisturising cream on the market in my opinion. I use it every night, following the Shiseido extra gentle cleanser and softener. It makes my skin feel ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. It moisturises deep within the skin and leaves it feeling supple and hydrated without feeling heavy, thick or greasy. I wake up with beautiful skin thanks to this cream!! I recommend it to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only downside is its price tag.. rather pricey! but, for the results, its worth it!
Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
antii 8/1/2012 5:14:00 AM
This is an absolutely fantastic cleanser!!!!!! I wear light to moderate make up on a daily basis, so I use this cleanser at night to clean my face entirely. It does a great job at cleansing my entire face without stripping it of its moisture! The main thing I love about this cleaner is that you only need a tiny amount to work up a frothy lather which is really exciting because you end up using a lot less of the product and therefore are able to use it over a long period of time. The packaging is great, the smell is not overbearing and, although its rather pricey, it makes my skin look absolutely amazing. The ONLY thing I don't like about it is when I don't use the cleaner in conjunction with the softener and moisturiser, it makes my skin feel tight (as if I've washed it with soap) but despite that, it does wonders to my skin. I wake up looking even-toned and bright!
When I first used this product, it went on well and the coverage was great. However, as the day progressed, my face felt very greasy and every time I touched my face due to an itch, I'd end up having greasy foundation on my fingers. I only used a small amount of the product so I was astounded after seeing how oily it had become. HOWEVER... Recently I had bought a new brush which I use for my foundation. It is the ELF Flat Kabuki Powder Brush which you can use to buff in liquid foundations. Ever since using this brush, the foundation has stopped going oily and the coverage has improved dramatically. So I think that the tool used for application significantly impacts its staying power, coverage and appearance on the skin! I now use this foundation every day in conjunction with the brush and absolutely love how it makes my skin look!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Commander in Chic
antii 7/24/2011 10:46:00 PM
This Sally Hansen range is one of my favourites! This particular polish colour is absolutely fantastic. The product quality is excellent as the liquid itself is well pigmented, thick and quick drying! Application is so easy with the wide brush and almost fool proof. The colour does not streak and has the same consistency all the way through which is important! The only thing I don't like is the price.. for $16.95 its too damn expensive! I love love LOVE this nail polish!!!
Cleansers -Nature's Gate - In the Beginning Gentle Cleansing Lotion
antii 7/24/2011 10:41:00 PM
I absolutely LOVE the packaging of this product!!!! It looks so elegant and makes me look forward to washing my face with it every morning and night!! The lotion itself is very gentle and softening without stripping my face or drying it out. The texture of it is silky which, after washing it off, leaves my skin feeling supple, nourished and soft. I got this product for half price so it was very cheap for me!!
Skincare - Face -Natio - Eye Contour Treatment Gel
antii 7/24/2011 10:37:00 PM
This product feels very refreshing when applying it in the morning. However, like the majority of eye creams I've tried, it doesn't dramatically reduce dark circles and puffiness which is a let down despite its nice fragrance.
During the first application, my skin stung! it felt like it was burning and felt very sore so I washed the mask off. However, after using it several times, the burning sensation became less frequent. The smell isn't too bad but it definitely feels like its too harsh for my skin. I have normal/combination skin without any breakouts apart from the occasional blemish so maybe that's why it didn't work so well for me in the beginning. Apart from all that, its really cheap and comes in really cute packaging. As far as masks go, I prefer the Clay and Plant Face Mask Purifier by NATIO which is amazing!
Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - Get Bent Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
antii 6/12/2011 12:35:00 AM
LOVE THIS MASCARA!!!!!! Being able to bend the brush makes it ultra easy to apply and the product itself does wonders for my lashes! When pulling the wand out, I rub off excess product and then begin to apply it which avoids clumping. My lashes become huge, defined and full of volume!! Its the best mascara I've ever had without a doubt! They become long and nicely curled without having to use an eyelash curler. Very, very happy with this product :)
This foundation was fantastic for my skin! the light, silky feel felt very light-weight on my skin without making me feel like i had anything on. It had a very dewy finish, making my skin look fresh, moist and healthy. I hadn't worn liquid mineral makeup before, so after using this product i applied rimmel perfect match foundation to see if there was a difference in the feel of the product. The rimmel foundation felt a lot heavier and made me feel like i had alot of product on my skin. The Natio mineral liquid foundation is definitely one of the best I've tried!!!
Loved it! unlike some other brow liners, this one had a soft, smooth finish which didnt leave a fake looking line upon application. Instead it looked very natural and blended in with my brows very well to create the perfect shape! The roll up applicator also made it very easy to use and it didnt need sharpening which was also very convenient :)
I use this foundation in the shade 100 and absolutely love it! It completely evens out my skin tone, feels light and has a natural yet flawless coverage when combined with my loose powder. It blends very well and stays on throughout the day even during humid weather. It smells quite nice and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. This is a good foundation if you don't want to look like you're wearing makeup, yet still want an even and brightened complexion.
Treatments -Biore - Ultra Deep Cleansing pore strips
antii 2/7/2011 2:14:00 AM
I have used it 3-4 times so far, and i expected the results to be more visible. I have little blackheads on my nose that are really stubborn and tough to get out. Since using this product, some blackheads have diminished however there is still room for improvement! When the strip is on, it creates a slight cooling sensation and i can slowly feel it tightening around my nose. Peeling it off hurts but.... beauty is pain.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
antii 2/7/2011 1:56:00 AM
Initially, the smell was fantastic and my skin felt really fresh and clean after the first application. However after consecutive uses, my skin became VERY dry, tight and irritated. I hated it. I felt like the cleanser had stripped every last bit of oil off my face and i felt squeaky clean. It was horrible. I then changed to the juice organics brightening cleanser which is amazing and does wonders for my skin. The grapefruit cleanser did however, do the absolute opposite.
I loved the icy sensation after massaging the product into my skin, and i also liked the fragrance.. however after a few uses i started getting dry patches around my mouth area, so i stopped using the cleanser twice daily and only once in the night to remove my makeup. The salicylic acid was probably the cause of this. After using it every night, i would moisturise my face with vitamin E cream, and this hydrated all of the dry areas. After consistent use, the dryness has stopped and i have stopped breaking out!! love love love it
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Juice Organics Brightening cleanser
antii 2/7/2011 1:45:00 AM
This product is amazing! i wanted to buy an all-natural product which thoroughly cleansed my makeup and left me with soft, smooth and calm skin, whilst being natural and free of any nasty chemicals!! This cleanser does all those things!! My skin is definitely brighter, smoother and much more even! i was so excited when i noticed how my skin tone had changed only after a few uses. Before it was pale and uneven, but now i don't even need to wear makeup because it has made my skin look flawless! love it :)