Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational-Coral Crush
blonde93 7/3/2010 5:45:00 AM
This one is definelty a keeper. The colour absolutely makes my face 'pop' and makes me look kind of awake and healthy if that makes sense haha. The colour, texture and packaging are marvellous. Because it's quite bright i go easy on the eye makeup. The perfect spring/summer shade.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I have a really hard time choosing blush for my fair skin but this is perfect! It's really good for building colour so you dont have to but the powder on your brush then wipe it all off just so it's not too bright. There is also a really subtle shimmer that gives you a dewy, glowing look. Will definetly repurchase.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Pink Me Up
blonde93 7/3/2010 5:39:00 AM
Lovely, neutral purple-y pink. I usually look horrible in pink lipsticks that throw purple because i have red undertones to my skin but this one really compliments my face. It is one of those perfect 'my-lips-but-way-better' colours that you can wear with any look. On me, the colour looks nothing like it does in the swatch shown above. Usually i can only wear gloss when i do smokey eye makeup, but this is light enough to wear with it without making me look like a clown. The packaging is also beautiful and the texture is non-drying and creamy. No glitter which is a tremendous plus as i hate the gritty feeling it gives my lips. Will surely repurchase!
I adore this colour. After wearing black all last winter i was looking for something a little more interesting. I have to say, this colour exceeded my expectations even after reading all the favourable reviews on here. Its a really funky twist on the winter nail polish staple black, but still looks awesome with all colours and clothes. In the shade its incredibly dark purple, but in the light it comes to life and becomes a shiny dark grape purple. Really gorgeous! I had about 3 days without any chipping, after that it started coming off a little on the ends. However, most of my nail polished only go 1 day without chipping, so this still outlasted all my other brands of nail polish. I will definetly repurchase this colour!
Conditioner -Goldwell - Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Care Treatment
blonde93 6/7/2010 10:25:00 PM
To start off, my hair is thick, wavy and coarse and always looks dead and dry after having dyed it then lightened it again. A few months ago I had my hair chemically straightened and it was in worse condition than it had ever been in. I tried so many products ranging from olive oil to products that costed upwards of $70. I even went to the hairdressers for a professional treatment. They all made my hair smooth but it was still incredibly dry, brittle and dead. Then finally a friend passed on a bottle of this and my hair was saved! I slathered it on at night then washed it out the following morning and i couldnt believe the transformation. My hair was alot stronger, healthier, shinier and just in overall great condition. I do the treatment twice a week and my hair is now in better condition than before the chemical straightening. I adore this product and will definelty repurchase!
Polishes -OPI - Don't toy with me- Holiday in toyland
blonde93 1/27/2010 11:44:00 PM
Although i adore the colour of this polish and the subtle glitter it has, it seems to chip alot faster than other polishes. I have short fingernails and dont bite them, so OPI polishes usually stay on for 2 weeks even without a topcoat. This one though chips and i have to remove it after 5 days so i dont look ratty )when i apply a topcoat i get 8 days out of it). Still, 5 days is great for a polish. Any other brand i usually only get 3 chip-free days, but for opi i think its a bit of a drop in their standards. But, i gave it 4 lippies because it is such a lovely colour and i still get coniderable wear time out of it.
Shampoo -Joico - Silk Result Shampoo for Thick/Coarse Hair
blonde93 1/27/2010 11:34:00 PM
I used to LOVE joico products. My favourite was the thermal smoother, but they must have done something to the formula because now theyre horrible (they do smell nice though). All the products for thick/coarse hair seem to have gels in them which make my hair feel like wire. The texture and feel of my hair is the same after using this product, but it made it harder to manage. If you have thick or coarse hair steer away from this product.
Cleansers -Clearasil - New Clearasil Ultra Face Wash
blonde93 1/26/2010 11:17:00 PM
Im not sure why this product has so many unfavourable reviews. Alot of people say its too drying, but thats what acne cleansers are for. It has to dry your acne in order to get rid of it, but with the use of a great moisturiser that wont clog pores and twice weekly moisturizing face masks, the effect wont be so bad that you look like a lizard. When i first started using this i had bad acne all over my face, blackheads and dark acne scars. Now (4 weeks later), my acne is completly gone, my acne scars have faded, my blackheads arent as noticeable and my complexion has evened out a bit. I started using this along with a toner for acne and OXY acne treatment, but it was FAR too much and i dried out like a prune and my makeup wouldnt apply properly because i was sooo dry. But i soon got into a great routine that leaves my skin clear, fresh and not oily or dry.
Lip Gloss -Blistex - Blistex conditioning lip gloss
blonde93 1/26/2010 11:00:00 PM
Blistex always makes great lip balms. I love this one for under lipsticks. It seems to prolong the lipstick's life for a few extra hours which is fine by me! This is also fantastic for when you're going to the beach and need an SPF balm. It doesnt wash off straight away in the water and prevents your lips from burning for ages.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Born With It [DISCONTINUED]
blonde93 1/26/2010 10:52:00 PM
This is a nice neutral lipstick. It's glossy and doesnt dry out and lasts ages. However, im taking some lippies off because of the glitter in the formula and that fact it leans more towards a plum colour than a pink.
Beautiful colour. Gives my face a boost when im looking a bit tired or dull. My lips are quite pale so theres a big difference when i wear this, but not over the top. I cant wear it when i have bold eye makeup on because it is a bit to bright if i want a neutral lip. But with a bit of blush and mascara it's absolutely perfect. I agree with what some other people are saying, it is quite dry. If i dont apply lip balm under it, when i remove the lipstick the next day i find my lips are really dry and make any lipstick look horrible. Also, the intense glitter can make the colour look cheap. I think ill have to keep looking for that perfect coral.
Fabulous product. Evens out my skin tone really well, hides my large pores, blots out my dark circles and covers all my light acne scars. Foundations almost never do this for me. If you're looking to cover darker scars, you'll definetly need a concealer. Colorstay lasts on my skin all day which is unusual as i have oily skin. It can be a little hard getting the product out of the bottle if theres not an awful lot left but thats a small price to pay for such a great product. In Australia this product is $35 retail, so I purchase it on ebay for about $15. This is a definite makeup bag staple for me!