Bright Crystal is my all time favourite perfume. This smells absolutely divine, and every single time I wear it I get compliments. This is a light, sophisticated scent and definitely feminine, I would buy this over and over.
This is said to be an eyeshadow, but in my opinion it's A LOT better as an eyeliner. Used as as eyeshadow it looks like a very dark grey on the lids, whilst as an eyeliner it is a true black. It's long wearing and super pigmented and blendable. I tightline my eyes with this with the Ecotools Angled Eyeliner brush and it gives off a polished look.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lucas' Papaw Ointment
bigdreams 11/7/2011 12:19:00 PM
I love this stuff! I use it everyday to make sure my lips are always nourished and moisturised. It works so well. Not only can it be used for dry, chapped lips, its other uses include: for use on boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites & nappy rash. So really it's a multipurpose ointment :) Definitely a 10/10!
I got this in a swap a few weeks ago, and have used it every 4 days since then. I'm not sure if it is helping with pimples and blackheads as my current regime has left me with a 98% clear face, but it is really fun to apply. I use this on my entire face, adding just a little extra to the places where it's most needed, I leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water and a washcloth. The smell is a little overpowering, and the first couple of times you use it, you may experience a slight burning/tingling sensation, but that goes away within a couple of minutes. Try not to smile or talk when the mask is on, I don't know if it's true or not, but I feel as though it reduces the effectiveness. I always notice my face is glowy after removing it, but that's only for a few minutes. Nonetheless, I recommend it as it's an easy mask.
Scrubs -Queen Helene - Mint Julep Natural Facial Scrub
bigdreams 11/7/2011 12:09:00 PM
I got this as an extra in a swap a few weeks ago. I've used this every morning since then, and while it doesn't really help with the flaky skin I get due to using Duac Once Daily Topical Gel at night, it smells awesome and has really fine granules that are perfect as they are not too harsh for daily use :) I probably wouldn't buy again due to the fact you get a lot and only need a small amount for the entire face, and because it doesn't help eliminate the dry skin.
I got this in a rush as I needed a liquid foundation and didn't have time to go into the city to get a higher end one. As soon as I pumped it out for the first time I knew it was going to be a disaster, it was runny (maybe I picked up a bad one), and it looked sheer. I used my brush to dip it in and when I put it on my face it came out streaky and it looked like moisturiser? Seriously, it was like colourful water on my face. I then tried with my fingers and even that didn't do much. Anyway I put two layers on, which was decent coverage, but still looked watery on my face, like wet. I thought it would look reasonable after powdering, and it did but then turned gross and cakey after a few minutes. Nonetheless, I ended up taking it off. Would not recommend.
I used this today with my NARS Laguna as a contour, and oh my God! Desire is truly intimidating, but an absolutely gorgeous colour in the pan and at first I was a little hesitant to try it seeing as I've never used blush before. I used my Ecotools blush brush and lightly dabbed it on the blush and blended into the apples of my cheeks. The outcome was gorgeous, it gave me a very pretty pink glow, my boyfriend even said he loved it. I would recommend this :) For reference, I am NC25.
I got Laguna last week but haven't used it until now. Laguna is a soft, and very pigmented bronzer that can be built up without hassle. I tried contouring my cheeks today and it made me look so natural and didn't give me the 'fake' look that comes with other bronzers. I also tried contouring the bridge of my nose and WOW I loved the results. I love NARS packaging, the only gripe I have with it is the price. $55AUD is more than I would usually spend on a single bronzer, but for the pigmentation and the fact that you only need a soft swipe, it's worth it :)
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Maximum Coverage Foundation
bigdreams 9/12/2011 11:02:00 AM
I've used this once, and I didn't like the way it looked on me, I purchased this because of all the rave reviews its gotten for covering acne scars/marks, which I have. I think my problem was that I used too much moisturiser beforehand therefore making it look the way it did on my face. One good thing about it is that it covered my marks which I was super stoked about because almost any foundation I use doesn't cover the disgusting hyper pigmentation left over from an acne outbreak a while ago. I will edit my review once I have used it again! UPDATE 28/10/11: I decided to give this another go today, this time I added a couple of drops of moisturiser with it to sheer it out and make it a bit more creamier. Did I like it? Yes! It looked really great and it still covered perfectly, and after a couple of hours of use it turned into a nice dewy look, but that may be because I didn't powder.. Nonetheless I loved the outcome :) Get this!
I absolutely love this moisturiser, when ever I wear make up I use this as a base under it and it makes my face look so dewy and gorgeous! If I use it during the day it gives me a radiant shine, it's very light on the face so you hardly notice you're wearing it. My only problem is that it takes a little work working it into your face, other than that, 5/5!
I used this for the first time tonight after washing my hair and it really did make a difference. The time it took to dry was much less than when I didn't use it. It is on the expensive side ($49aud) but I guess it's worth it in the end.