I love this - its nicely pigmented, smooth, and blends out nicely. It looks extremely orange in the pan, but applied with a light hand, it gives a lovely light orange glow.
I love Funtabulous - its sparkly enough to be special but not too over the top that it cannot be worn on a regular basis. The formula is tacky on the lips, but this is not bothersome to me. Its the longest lasting lipgloss I've ever used (this is my first and only MAC lipglass/dazzleglass so far). I'm really impressed with this and would repurchase in a heartbeat.
Back when I only had about two or three blushes, I used this nearly everyday. Its a pretty, vibrant pink that is not too over the top. It is quite shimmery though - which never bothered me until I started getting really into blushes and tried some mattes and satins. Now I realize how off-putting the shimmer can be in an everyday blush. I do still like and use this blush, just not as frequently. It is nicely pigmented and long lasting.
This is by far the best highlighter/illuminator I own. It gives such a natural beautiful glow to the cheekbones. The product is smooth (never chalky or too powdery) and applies like a dream, blends nicely.
I picked this up at my CCO it the liberty of london packaging - it was too cute to pass up even though I thought it may be too dark for my NW20 skintone - and I was right. The first time I put this on I looked like I had bruised cheeks. Dirty plum is quite dark and very pigmented, it will suit darker skintones better for sure. However, if I am very careful with application and use a light hand, I can make this work for me and get a flush of plummy color.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste #2 Medium
birdybee 3/8/2012 11:42:00 AM
This works great on dark undereye circles! It covers well and brightens up the eyes. It is quite thick, but blends out nicely and has great lasting power once set with powder. I can get a bit of creasing after wearing for a few hours, but its easily remedied by a quick touch up. I do wish the packaging was different though - once the product is about half gone, it is difficult to get your finger in there without getting concealer under your nails.
I can't believe how horribly this flat iron works for the price - the only reason I purchased the NuMe mini flat iron was because I received a $100 gift certificate in my February Glam Bag from MyGlam. They were also on sale at the time, so I ended up only having to pay about $30. I was expecting this to be amazing, but its not. The size isn't the problem, I quite like how its small enough to easily work with my fringe and the hair that frames my face. It just doesn't do the job on my thick hair. I have to pass through my hair three or four times to get it looking smooth and straight.
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Asian Flower
birdybee 3/8/2012 11:26:00 AM
I bought this recently from the Sheen Supreme collection - I was planning on passing on the collection all together, but once I saw Asian Flower in person I had to have it. Its a beautiful pinky lavender that is non-drying with decent staying power. I've been wearing it everyday since I purchased.
This is a pretty, pastel peach shade. It reminds me of peach sherbet :) Unfortunately, the formula on this one is awful. It applies very thick and streaky. It took me 4 (!) coats to get it opaque on my nails and then it never dried. I used Poshe top coat, did nothing for about and hour, and the first time my nail hit something, it completely sumdged the polish. I ended up removing and giving up. I will try this polish again soon and I hope for better luck. I'll update this review if my second try goes more smoothly.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
birdybee 3/6/2012 11:26:00 AM
I've been using this product for several weeks now. During the first week or so, I did have some very minor breakouts - just a few whiteheads here and there. After the first week my skin fully cleared up and is looking the best it has in a while. I can't say that I see a dramatic difference but I do feel like the texture and tone of my skin has improved. I will continue to use this. I apply this at night after I've cleansed my face. After the AHA has soaked into my skin, I apply a nighttime moisturizer.
I actually won the entire pearlglide line from the Vera collection in a blog giveaway - I probably never would have tried them otherwise - UD 24/7 liners are my HG. With that being said, I absolutely love these, I dare to say I love them even more than UD. Black Swan is my favorite. Its black with silver flects of glitter. It applies smoothly without tugging and is opaque in one stroke. It stays put really well on me. I can wear for the entire day with no smudging and little fading.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish - Pink Power
birdybee 3/1/2012 12:14:00 PM
I recently picked this up a my CCO because I missed out on the whole Wonder Woman collection last year. I love this MSF so much. Its very versitile - I have been using it as a blush, highlight, and bronzer separately - but it also looks nice all swirled together and applied lightly on the face. I like this so much more than my other MSFs AND I happen to think the packaging it quite cute.
I picked this up because I needed an everyday type lipstick. It works well for what it is. Its flattering, not overly drying and has decent staying power. Its not mindblowing or extremely original - but I do reach for it a good bit.
I can't believe it has taken me so long to try out this product. I've been using it for about a week now and I am loving it. It works great for days when I need more coverage than normal. It covers inperfections and spots and lasts all day without making me look too cakey or too oily. The color match for me is just about perfect - I bought natural beige (I am NW20 for reference). The only think I don't like about Colorstay is the packaging. I really wish it had a pump, I feel like its a little difficult to get the right amount of product out with the current packaging.
This is a beautiful dusty periwinkle-blue shade. As usual for OPI, the formula is great. It applies smoothly and is opaque in two coats. It has gold shimmer throughout that looks glowy in direct light.