Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
barbraella 4/18/2013 10:00:00 PM
This is one of those popular beauty products that is worth the hype,out of most body lotions this is the most moisturising and best one you can get,it really leaves your skin soft and smooth and is great for after shavinng your legs since it will replace the moisture you have lost,it also has the most gorgeous chocolate scent but if you do not like scented cream palmers also has this in unscented as well,i would highly recommend this body lotion to anyone.
I bought a 3 set of this on ebay and i love it ,the set i got contains the shades tokyo,addis ababa and antwerp and im wearing the shade tokyo at the moment which is a lovely bubblegum pink and i the texture is matte but not drying and the colour is very pigmented also the staying power is really good and also they smell really pretty,i would purchase again because they are affordable and are of excellent quality so are getting more than what you pay for.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Chameleon Eye Glimmer
barbraella 11/26/2012 6:49:00 AM
I will admit something when i first got this i was a bit dissapointed because while it looked beautiful in the pot and went on nicely it quickly started to lose the gold and faded quickly even with the primer but i realised i was using the wrong primer so i recently got essence colour arts eye base and what a difference it made when i use this primer i can apply the eyeshadow and not only does the colour end up looking like the colour in the pot but it stays on for ages,the trick is to apply when the primer is still wet and this will foil the eyeshadow to give you that blue and gold look on your eyes,since i do it this way i have fallen in live with this eyeshadow and will purchase again.
Before this i used the original skin perfection and though i did like it i did however found it slightly too dark and a little bit greasy,so when i was in a priceline store i noticed that garnier had brought an oil free version of this made for oily skin so i thought i give it a go and now i dont know how i wore the original version,this is much better for my skin the colour is lighter than the original so it matches my skintone better,the coverage is pretty good like a foundation and it goes matte on your skin feeling less greasy or shiny,it is a little on the liquidy side but a little goes a long way just be careful when using it because it can be runny,besides that this has become my favourite bb cream and will be buying again.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Liner/Shadow - Black Emerald
barbraella 8/19/2012 3:39:00 AM
I just bought this a few days ago at mecca cosmitica and of course i had to come here and see what other people were saying about this,i noticed that alot were saying that the green shimmer does not show up on your eyes and was hoping i havent wasted money on this,but luckily it was not a dissapointment,when i apply this all the shimmer showed up on my eyes and looks stunning especially in the sunlight, i don't know how others applied this maybe they either used it dry or blended too much but the best way to use this is to wet your brush with eyeshadow sealer or water and tap it on your eyelid and found that all that beautiful emerald glitter shows up on your eyes,plus it is best to use primer with this so the eyeshadow wiil not fade or crease,overall i would buy again and think that this is a unique and different colour.
I can see that this has got some mixed reviews some ladies love this or hate this,but i like this yes some ladies may find this conditioner a bit strange but i find it worked on my hair which is fine but alot of it and a bit dry,i used it last night and i didnt experience the dry or sticky feeling i had the opposite it detangled my hair and made my hair feel smoother and softer,as for split hair mending im not sure since i just got a trim yesterday but i did notice my ends were not as dry as before,i think that i will repurchase again and ill may give the hair serum in the range a try soon.
I never was a huge fan of chi chi eyeshadows they had gorgeous colours but i found that alot of them had this chalky look to them and they seem to go on blotchy and wouldnt stay on my eyes even though i use primer but recently chi chi has released these baked eyeshadows called the fab five eyeshadows and i have to say is wow ! what an improvment,i got two shades which are named after 80s songs one is called get into the groove (sparkly smokey colours) and my favourite wake me up before you go go (bright shiny aqua,dark blue,purple and green),the packaging is wonderfully big with heaps of product and as for the eyeshadows themselves they are so pigmented especially when applied wet and blend like a dream,if used with a good primer i find them to last all day ,so if your like me and you like vibrant colours that go the distance you should give this a try.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
barbraella 7/17/2012 5:44:00 AM
I am surprised with how many negative reviews that this has gotten i find this to be one of the best primers i have ever used,i noticed that some people have said that they dont know what this is for i reackon it is good as a primer before you put on your foundation which you blend with the sponge that comes with the tin,it really helps with smoothing your pores and controls oil aswell and i sometimes used it over my makeup by patting lightly to get rid of excess shine,i wouldnt recommend it to women with dry skin since it is mattifying (i reackon that gal is better for drier skin) also it is insanely expensive in australia about 55 aus dollars so im rarely able to get this but overall i think that this is a good product and once you get the hang of it you may change your mind.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in rose
barbraella 5/14/2012 3:59:00 AM
First things first i love the packaging i am a sucker for love hearts and pink,i got this in rose which like another reviewer said looks dark in the compact but is more a soft glowy pink on your cheeks perfect for fair skin ladies who cannot wear dark cheek colour,as for the fragrance i like it and it is lovely,my only gripe is that unfortunely in australia stuff like this usually cost more (about 22 dollars australian) but still it is a very pretty blush and would buy it again.
This is gorgeous,it is a very pigmented ruby red with a matte finish which is to me more like a lipstick than a lip tint which is good because i prefer more vibrant colours than sheer hardly noticable ones,it also has great staying power and gives your lips that vintage pinup girl look and it has got a lovely soft rosy vanilla scent which i love,i hope lush continue to sell this and hope they decide to make more colours since i think that they are on a winner with this.
Great lash has been around since the 70s and really do not understand why this is still being sold and why this is considered the "worlds no 1 mascara" I admit i had this once when i was about 13 and started to wear makeup but now that i have discovered much better mascaras out there it pale in comparision to other mascaras,it is very runny,gives no volume and no length and only serves to darken your lashes and thats it.As it being a makeup artist favourite i think thats just maybelline paying some people to say that,i do not recommend this mascara because there are much better mascaras out there and even though its very affordable it is still a waste of money.
I bought this yesterday at a local shopping centre for discounted price and i love it! It is a very indigo purple colour that works best if you wet your brush or use an eyeliner sealer which will not only help you get a intense colour but also make it last longer,it is a colour that looks great with green eyes because being a deep dark purple its makes green eyes pop,even my husband says that he like this because he seems to like it when i wear smokey eyes especially purple or black.I will be buying it again in the future and think that this is one of nyx best colour eyeshadows.
Lash blast length has the unfortunate title of being the first mascara that i threw in the bin just days after purchasing it, it is just terrible i know it is supposed to give you length but i have never come across a mascara with such a thin almost non existent formula like this one, i swear i had to apply up to six or seven coats of this just to look like i had mascara on and all it did was darken them with no length and zero volume, as for the original lash blast i think its great but lash blast length absolute garbage and is not worth it so save your money and get something much better than this.
The first thing that got my attention was the bottle it is so adorable and unique and in one of my favourite colours purple but the fragrance itself absoutely gorgeous,it has this peachy scent to it i dont know if peach is actually is in the fragrance but whatever notes are it smells great, i think katy perry is on a winner with this one and look foward to trying her second fragrance.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Superior Preference Hair Colour
barbraella 3/10/2012 10:14:00 PM
I use this in the shade hollywood 9 which to me is an the ideal blonde not too light that you look grey and not too dark that you look like its light brown,its also a very natural shade without that yellow tone which also gives your hair a lovely shine and the conditioner makes your hair very soft ,it also seems to be gentle on hair and wont cause damage if used the right way,i would recommend this colour to anyone who wants a colour that is shiny and doesnt damage your hair and is my favourite out of all the haircolours.