Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
bonjourdarling 12/8/2012 12:03:00 AM
Definitely somewhere in my top 3 favorite nail polishes. This color is so beautiful. I only found it through MUA reviews and looking at it in store I couldn't really get the hype over it, but I bought it anyway- so glad I did! It looks so much prettier on nail than bottle for some reason. On me it pulls more purple but the color is just so unique and chic. Also I really love Rimmel's formula- it glides on PERFECTLY, the brush is awesome. And it lasts a while without chipping, especially with base and top coat.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation
bonjourdarling 11/12/2012 3:56:00 PM
I really wanted to love this because the packaging is adorable and it has a high SPF, but it pretty much sucks. First off, the smell is AWFUL. It smells alright in the pan, but once it gets on my skin it turns into this really strange, gross scent that I end up smelling all day. Ick. As for it being a foundation, I have pretty oily, acne prone skin and the coverage is one of the better ones I've had for a powder, but I have the color Natural Beige and it's ORANGE on me. And it's also really chalky, and the coverage I get lasts literally for like 3 minutes and disappears. But the smell. That has pretty much killed it for me and I'm not even one of those people who are sensitive to fragrances. Not worth the $15 imo.
$28, but lasts FOREVER. For those who have trouble blending or getting it to show up, use a brush!! It makes all the difference for me- when I dab it on with my fingers, it doesn't really show up, but when I put the tiniest (and I mean tiny, like less than a drop) on a brush and swirl it on my cheeks, it becomes crazy pigmented. I have no idea why that happens (perhaps the color ends up staining more of the fingers instead? hm), and I'm not particularly pale either, but I don't really care because it leaves such a bright, lovely, NATURAL flush. So pretty. Love it on my lips too. Lasts all day on cheeks, and the staying power for lips isn't so bad. But like everyone else said, packaging kinda sucks. It's so pretty but sadly it flakes off everywhere. Also do not know how I will get the remaining product out of the bottle when I reach the end of it, but I will deal with that when it happens- I've had mine for more than a year and still have a ton of uses left.