Beautiful vampy red. It applies fine for me, but it is thin and I do have to do some clean up around my cuticles. I use 2 coats with Seche Vite over it and I can go a couple of days without any chips. I love this colour for winter.
I like these wipes in general although like others below, I also wish these had a bit more moisture. I don't like using them to remove mascara because of this. I feel like I'm having to tug at my eye area a lot in order to ensure my mascara is removed. The wipes are non scented and don't feel like they leave a film behind, unlike the Olay Radiance(?) ones I'd tried. They're good to have on hand when traveling.
Like some other MUAers, I also noticed soft, white strings on the inside on my cheeks after I use this. It's the skin sloughing off. Blech. I don't know what ingredient causes this but it's not normal and I don't like it.
Eye Makeup Remover -Quo - Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
chiclet 12/4/2011 8:25:00 PM
This is for the non waterproof version. This remover does a decent job of removing make up. It doesn't cause any burning or irritation, but there is a slight cucmber (I think?) scent. It has a bit more trouble removing more stubborn make-up, like MAC Blacktrack. My biggest peeve is with the design of the cap. You press down on one end and the opposite end of the lid pops up, revealing the hole. The hole (see pic - on the white part) doesn't quite clear the rim (silver part), and it's small so pouring is a little awkward. I much prefer a flip cap with a little opening. I give this 3.5 out of 5. I got this on sale for $8 for 125 mL. I think regular price is $10 or $11.
I bought this in Nude. I didn't have high hopes about the plumping abilities, though. I agree with the reviewers below - the brush applicator is a really poor choice, and the opening gets gummy with gloss. I would have preferred a doe-foot applicator. I have to spend a bit more time applying it and the shade does look a bit too light when I first put it on, but it looks ok after a while. Lasting power isn't so great either, but this is to be expected with glosses. ETA: Not only does the opening get gummy, but the gloss eventually starts to leak out. Boo. Taking off another mark for that.
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Addict High-Shine Lipstick - 260 Couture Pink
chiclet 6/13/2011 7:56:00 PM
As others have mentioned, this is a non-sticky, MLBB pink. It adds shine without being sticky and it has no smell (yay!). That packaging is also great. Because it is glossy, you do have to reapply. Shade 260 is called Rose Deshabille on my tube. $31 CAD. I will purchase Dior lipsticks again.
When I first put this on, it looked great. I was using this in place of moisturizer, so I was applying it to my bare face. I liked the light texture and it gave a subtle glow. However, I have to powder more than normal throughout the day when I wear this or else I'm shiny-faced. I also started getting little hard bumps on my forehead from wearing this. It took weeks for it to go away after I stopped using it. If it weren't for that, I'd live with the need to powder more often. I won't be re-buying. I'm an NC20 or 30, depending on the time of year, and shade 01 was a good match. This product is fragranced.
Mascara -Rimmel - Volume Flash The Max in Extreme Black 003
chiclet 5/9/2011 9:23:00 PM
Hate the brush. It feels cheap and flimsy. The mascara was clumpy and didn't give volume. I ended up using this to cover the grey regrowth in between colour jobs.
I like the subtle colour, but I have problems with the polish peeling, too. I like to apply 3 coats for depth of colour and a top coat. The polish lasts maybe 3 days on me. The edges will start to lift, then cracks, for some reason, will start to show and then it will peel off. This has never happened with other Essie polishes. I said I wouldn't re-buy; I'll try other similar colours of another brand first.
I got the bulk size from the Aveda store during their F&F sale. I think it was about $40 for the liter. This shampoo foams up a decent enough amount for me and smells awesome. I'm not so sure about the moisturizing part but I feel like my hair is shinier. What I like is that it feels like it rinses clean. I hate that coated feeling you get sometimes with moisturizing shampoos. I have coarse, dyed Asian hair. The bulk size came with a free pump.
Conditioner -Frederic Fekkai - Moisturizing Conditioner with Shea Butter
chiclet 11/17/2010 7:18:00 PM
I bought this weeks ago and have used up about 1/4 of it so far. I wasn't sure if the tangles were due to this conditioner or because of other factors but I see some other reviewers noticed the same result. That's too bad - I'd thought the shea would be moisturizing. The texture is nice and thick and the tube is made of a soft plastic (so you can squeeze out the last bits) and has a flip cap at the bottom (which I prefer). I'm going to try mixing this with other conditioners to use it up but won't repurchase.
This does have a strong lemon scent but isn't overwhelming. I like the thick-ish texture. It doesn't moisturize, though, and I don't like having to use my fingers to apply it. Will use it up but won't re-buy.
Wow, this crap retails for $20 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart. I got this as part of a swag bag, though. I'd be really disappointed if I had paid full price for this. It is clumpy on me and the vibrating wand does nothing.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
chiclet 10/4/2010 5:00:00 PM
I have this in Eggplant. I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency of the gel - it's really nice! The colour is on the subtle side, and it's quite pretty on brown eyes. Lasting power is decent, too. The brush sucks, though.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro Enamel - Marine Blue
chiclet 4/5/2010 2:33:00 PM
The colour is very pretty. It's like a tealy, peacocky blue. It's got a bit of green shimmer in it. The big brush takes some getting used to but I was able to get very close to my cuticles with it and surprisingly, I didn't have to do any clean up. Decent drying time. I thought my polish was starting to chip, but it was my topcoat.