Lipstick -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
cdias16 5/3/2013 8:08:00 AM
This is my daily lipstick. Its so neutral on my NC42 Skin with a touch of pink. My lips are extremely pigmented to begin with and I've always had problems finding a lipstick/lipgloss that works. This one is amazing. I dont even need to use my 'MAC's stripdown Lip pencil" first - its that pigmented Only issue is that you have to buy a special Nar's sharpener if you wanted a precise tip.but its not crazy expensive
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
cdias16 5/3/2013 8:02:00 AM
I have been using a small sample of this for over 2 weeks. I have to say I really notice a difference. My skin had experienced a really bad break out in Febuary 2013 and I'm currently dealing with acne scarring and dark spots from the after math. Since using this product at night I have noticed my skin is brighter and pores are no longer clogged . Granted this may also be inconjunction to other products being used including aday time serum (Macs Prep and Prime Skin Brightening),Various masks and using my clarsonic twice a day. However, since using this particular product I believe it only has improved my skin care routine. Beware this product is REALLY pricey. But a little will go a long way. The SA at the counter advised me that my sample would only last ten days. Well, its been over two weeks and I still have 3/4 left of the sample. I had orginally bought the small bottle when I got my sample but will definitely exchange it for the larger one.
Bought this a month ago from Sephora. I wanted something less dramatic than orgasm which i've ran out of. However when i apply it i barely see it on my NC42 skin. I find you really have to work it in and afterwards it just seems like I have way too much blush. I think this product will look amazing on some people esp those with paler skin tones however this is not the blush for me. I will be returning this
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Complex 15 - Daily Face Cream
cdias16 4/19/2013 8:21:00 AM
I have very oily/acne prone skin. Therefore I tend to not reach for moisturizers because of this. I'm constantly afraid any moisturizer i use will cause clogged pores. Which has happened in the past. However the past month i've been using this product over my day and night serums. its nothing fancy and its not a miracle product that will clear your skin. But if you need a moistizer thats Oil free and wont cause irritation this is the best one I have found. I figure I would rather spend more money on cleansers and serums and use a light inexpensive moisturizer that wont wreck havoc on my skin. For this price you can't go wrong.
Cleansers -B. Kamins - Bio-Maple Hydrating Acne Wash
cdias16 4/19/2013 8:13:00 AM
Got a generous sample of this from my Sephora SA. Tried it for about 5 days and liked it so much I ended up buying the full bottle. I've been using it with my clarisonic twice a day for about 4 weeks. I feel it keeps my acne breakouts at bay. Obviously I'll still get one or two pimples here and there. but it definitely controlled a terrible breakout I had two months ago. Skin feels extremely clean and it doesnt dry out my skin. I have oily skin but i feel like if i get cleansers that dry out my skin my skin just ends up getting more olier through out the day. Would definitely love to try out more of the B Kamins products.
Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum
cdias16 3/18/2013 12:57:00 PM
Great Product! I had a really bad acne breakout 3 weeks ago from using a primer. Cause alot of cysts and clogged pores on my forehead which left me with alot of acne scars. The lady at the Mac Counter at The Bay recommended this product. After some research online i decided to buy it. I've been using this product for about ten days and definitely notice a difference. I'm not sure if its also in combination of other products i use but i feel a difference when using this product. especially after putting it on The scarring has reduced dramatically. Today is the first day i feel okay to go bare faced without any concealor or powder to work. The ONLY con about this product it does tend to make my skin a bit oily. Especially in the T zone. I'm hoping in another couple of weeks i can just use this product at night instead of twice a day. Will DEFINITELY buy this product again. Probably the most effective serum i have ever tried.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Oil -Free
cdias16 2/28/2013 9:48:00 AM
I generally dont wear alot of make unless i have a few pimples. In the last couple of weeks i wore make up foundation due to dinners/parties etc. and i reached for this primer that i bought last year. This primer caused a major break out on my forehead that i'm still trying to settle down. If you have acne prone and sensitive skin i would get a sample of this and try it out (thats if you REALLY want to try it out, other wise stay away) . Bc i was only using this product maybe once every two- three weeks i didn't notice anything major. However bc i used this three times within ten days it totally messed up my skin. You would think that a primer that is this expensive would be a great product. i think i'll either try to find something more natural or stay away from primers altogether. it seems like a big hassle to find something that works. Word of advice, definitely research reviews and ingredients before making a big purchase like this.
i've had this palette for over year. its probably the easiet palatte to use and no matter what combo you do it always looks amazing. my only biggest complaint is the fall out! waaay too much. If you use this palette make sure you do your eyes first. whipe off the fall out, THEN foundation
I got a sample of this at Sephora as i got a pretty bad breakout using a Laura Mercier Primer. I've been using it for the past week. It's pretty strong and seems to be working. I mean i'm not looking for a miracle but it does bring the spots down. The cons for this product is that when i wake up in the morning I find my spots Extremely RED. They look terriable. Although the spots have been brought down they are so red that I have to put on concealor on top of them just to be able to go to work. And i'm sure the concealor causes irritation through out the day and not helping in the healing process. Because of this factor i can only give this product a 3/5 unfortunately
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Hemp Hand Protector
cdias16 2/22/2013 12:24:00 PM
I bought this a while ago and thought it would be really moisturiing.. Its not. its got a terriable hemp smell (yes i know thats what hemp smells like) but it doesnt dissipates... it lingers forever! and i have this constant feeling like i need to wash my hands after applying it. In fact, i often go and wash it off. I only still have this thing because its a large tube and i feel bad wasting it. Actually... nevermind i think i'll just throw it out or give it away. Another dissapointing Body Shop Product. Going back to Glysomed
Lip Treatments -Blistex - DCT for lips - Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF 20
cdias16 2/22/2013 12:19:00 PM
I've been using this product for over 12 years. I keep trying other lip balms just to mix it up and yet I keep reaching for this one. I think I have one on my night stand, my office desk, my coffee table, car and all my purses. Its great as a base for lipstick/lipgloss The packaging is.. okay. i wish it also came in a tube. never really liked dipping my fingers in it. but I've gotten used to it. This is definitely a permanent product that i cannot live without. Yes sounds extreme but trust me you can get addicted. As for price its reasonable but I usually wait until Shoppers Drug mart have it on sale and then I stock up.
i'm NC42, Just bought this. It's a bit too red on my skin for my liking. I know its not a blush that i will use regularly but will keep for those various occasions that calls for a red blush. Its highly pigmented - so use sparringly and build!! If you put too much on your brush it'll look too heavy on your skin.
Powder -Make Up For Ever - Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation
cdias16 2/5/2013 10:48:00 AM
This product went on easy, really nice colouring. However i noticed later on my skin was extremely oily and darker. I normally have oily skin therefore i use Laura Mercier Primer - which i also did in this case. however it was more oily and shiny then usual. Also it did not go well with my Nar's Laguna bronzer. The Sephora employee recommended this product and i warned her I have oily skin but she claimed it was for all skin types - wrong. I will be returning this product tomorrow and will go back to the Make up Forever Duo Matt
I have to say this is the best mask I've ever bought. I used to buy the Clinique Acne mask. However when I went to sephora to buy a new one and it was sold out the manager at the store recommended I try the Origins mask and i haven't looked back. I use this practically everyone day. At night time I will also use it as a spot treatment and leave it over night. I find it gets rid of the redness by the time I wake up. Will definitely buy again!
Treatments -L'Occitane - Immortelle Brightening Serum
cdias16 12/13/2012 8:25:00 AM
Have been using it morning and night for the past two weeks and i definitely notice a difference. The darker spots have reduced quite a bit. Also if you use this product along with facials/microdermabrasions you will notice more of a difference. Its light enough to wear during the day and doesn't feel oily The only complaint i have is the bottle itself. The dropper barely works. I don't even bother with it anymore so I just pour it out.