Polishes -Nicole - Kardashian Color - Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi
chiccouture1 5/11/2013 5:36:00 PM
I discovered this color too late since the Kardashian Collection is now difficult to find, I think it's discontinued. I love love this color, it's a pretty color that looks fab on all skin tones. It's currently one of my favorite colors it's bright but not alarming, just a nice pop of color. :) This always happens you fall in love with a product and then it gets discontinued. Luckily, I was in TJ Max and found Kourt is Read-y for a Pedi and I bought two back ups. :) If anyone knows of a good dupe please let me know. :)
I was on the search for a pretty peachy lipgloss. At first I went to the Nars counter and tried on Casablanca. Casablanca looked ok on me but it wasn't the color I was really looking for, so I went to M.A.C. and discovered Razzledazzler. It is a beautiful peachy lipgloss, that doesn't make my lips look ashy. I love love love this color. I have been wearing Razzlerdazzler with Nars Gina Blush for a beautiful peachy look.
I went to Sephora to get Oasis, another NARS blush I had been thinking about getting for sometime. However, I decided to try Lovejoy on one cheek and Oasis on the other cheek. From there I decided on Lovejoy, I loved how Lovejoy looked on, me the color is a beautiful bronzy pink. After taking off Oasis I applied LoveJoy on both of my other cheek and walked around Sephora to look at other products; several people asked me what blush I was wearing, and commented on how nice LoveJoy looked on me. So of course I had to buy this blush. When I wore LoveJoy to work the next day I received so many compliments regarding how nice the blush looked on me. It gives this soft beautiful glow to the cheeks. If I ever run out I definitely would repurchase.
Moisturizers -Kiehls - Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream
chiccouture1 1/15/2012 9:55:00 AM
In the winter my skin can get very dry. I have normal skin by the way. I decided to purchase the Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream, I only use a pea size amount on each section of my face, and I would break out. I wanted to like this moisturizer because it is inexpensive compared to Philosophy or Murad. Yet, drug store brands like Clean and Clear do nothing for my face. The last time I used the Kiehls my skin was very dry and I used again a very small amount and I broke out; I'm currently looking for a moisturizer that isn't so heavy on my face. If you have dry skin you probably won't have any problems with this product, however, if you have normal skin like me, stay away.
I recently purchased NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer, and I love this color. Chelsea Girls is a perfect nude when you're doing a Smokey eye shadow look, or just a natural sheen on your lips. I love that NARS Lip Lacquers aren't sticky; I get the look of a gloss without that tackiness. I like wearing this color alone, but it also looks good paired with NARS Catfight lipstick. Unlike other reviewers I honestly didn't notice a strong smell. I've wanted to purchase NARS Lip Lacquers for a while; by the time I went to get Chastity and Vagabond, NARS discontinued them. NARS needs to bring those two colors back immediately. That said I really like this color and if you're are a darker skin tone like myself (NARS Macao, for reference.) don't turn away from at least trying on NARS Chelsea girls, particularly if you're looking for that perfect nude. Oh, and try it on top of Belle De Jour that's another good color combination.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
chiccouture1 3/29/2010 2:17:00 PM
Unfortunately after using this palette a few times, Iím dissatisfied. The eye shadow colors that look so pretty in the palette were not nice-looking on me. The eye shadows in this palette are not pigmented; therefore, when I wore them it looked like I had dust or white flour on my eyes, which is definitely not a nice look. Also, I found these eye shadows very difficult to blend.
I love this color, when it first came out about two years ago I wore it almost everyday. Now I only use Young Spark for special occasions because I donít have much left. If I could go back in time, I would have purchased 3 more to have as backups. Young Spark is a great caramel pinky nude color that looks great on deeper skin tones and you donít even need to alter it by using lip erase, lipstick, or a liner itís absolutely the perfect everyday color. This is one of my top favorite lip products from Mac. I wish Mac would repromote Young Spark, or better yet make Young Spark part of their permanent line.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
chiccouture1 3/4/2010 10:30:00 PM
I got Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads at Ulta, they had a buy one get one free deal so I decided to give them a try. Another reason why I purchased this product is because itís considered to be the #1 recommend eye remover by dermatologist, so I thought it would be a good safe product for my eyes. Unfortunately, this product does not remove eye make up effortlessly, it takes about 2 or 3 pads to remove waterproof mascara or eyeliner, which is unfortunate because one pad is already too oily, so by the time you use 3 pads it looks like you just poured oil around your eyes. Itís like the pads are soaked in oil. I would not repurchase this eye makeup remover.
This actually was the first mascara I have ever purchased from MAC, and sadly it will be the last. I honestly don't understand all the excitement regarding this mascara. Mac Zoom Lash Mascara did not add volume to my lashes. In fact, this mascara smudged so bad that by the end of the day I had raccoon eyes. I also noticed clumps on my lashes. The worst part about the clumps is that they break into flakes, and the flakes would then fall into my eyes getting stuck onto my contact lenses, which was a pain to remove. If you wear contacts lenses definitely stay away from this product.