Great product. Will most definitely buy again. It's very liquidy so I just dab a titch on each lid and blend upward. My e/s lasts all day no kidding! I also pat a bit under my eyes where I put some e/s for my liner and that too lasts even in the hot, humid summer!! Can't be beat and the price...oh my...one dollar...in this day and age that's unheard of....try it...you won't be disappointed.
Fragrances -Salvatore Ferragamo - F for Fascinating Night
cyndinurse 5/15/2012 3:09:00 PM
I have been looking for a scent like this my whole life. Something that is noticeable in a welcoming, friendly way. This one ALWAYS gets me compliments. I am quite happy with the sillage.People walk in the room and ask what am I wearing and I don't by any means overspray it. It is a very fresh, clean scent but it has that something extra that works so well with my chemistry. I think it's the pink pepper. That was my missing ingredient in the vast array of perfumes I've tried over the years. This is a lifelonger!! Great price point as well.Very Very Lovely Fragrance.
This is for the new holiday 2011 luxeffects Essie Nailpolish in the color "A Cut Above". This is a topcoat of a rose gold/pinkish effervescent like glitter of varying sizes/shapes. I applied mine over a berry color and the look is indeed luxe. It could be applied lightly for less glitter or full on for the max effect. I prefer the way it looks with artificial light at night; glowy, 3-D like rosegold coloring atop the berry color I wore underneath. Day is gorgeous too, just very different looks depending on lighting which make sit all the more versatile.So very fun and festive.I would imagine you would get a completely different look with wearing other base colors. There is no flaking or chipping off like I expected. I plan on checking out all the color options but am loving this one for a full on festive, sparkly, holiday (oh-heck-anytime really) nail!!
Great fall color on short maincured nails. Dark grey with sometimes a hint of dark green when in natural light and other times a deep grey with indoor lighting. Very nice, on trend color for fall.
Fragrances -Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey
cyndinurse 9/26/2011 7:56:00 PM
This scent is fresh, clean and unobtrusive....I have found most Jo Malone fragrances to be very short lasting on me for some reason no matter how I try to get them to 'stick'.This one 'sticks' on me. I applied last night after shower, forgot to apply before work this morning and what do you know....I can still smell glimpses of it. My very fave is the Blue Agave and Cocoa but it just has no staying power. Scent is so unique yet clean for work-I'm a nurse and it is a winner and I will rebuy beause it lasts and has mod sillage. Very happy with this one though I feel more a summer/spring scent.
Stellar...I bought because of fellow MUA reviews. Get it! My skin is toned, smoother,plumper, evened out, dare I say more 'youthful', my pores have all but disppeared, and the KP (chicken bumps) on back of arms is still there , but so much less so and soft since I've applied to that area as well. I have been using approx 3 weeks twice daily. I only use this after washing (use Olay brush cleaning system) and since it's summer I don't seem to need extra moisture. I am so impressed. I use 3-4 drops on my still slightly damp face. It feels like you want to slather more on but like past reviewer wrote, "less is more". I am so glad I have this and will definitely be reordering. I remember as a child my grandfather who I adored used to take rosehip chewable supplements so I thought, this must be good stuff and Yes, indeed, it is good...very good.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
cyndinurse 7/14/2011 9:47:00 PM
I have been contemplating getting the Clarisonic system but after seeing the reviews here I went ahead and bought the Olay one. GET IT! $30 at CVS and came with microbeady cleanser and the required batteries. Between using this for the past 3 weeks (just at night after fully washing my face first) and then applying 3 drops of Rosehip oil from Trilogy (also a highly recommended MUA product) applied on damp skin afterward my skin is WOW. My wrinkles on my forehead are going buh-bye. Skin glows and milia around nose GONE. Cleaning the skin with this brush allows your products to do what they need to. I know many recommend just using a washcloth for exfoliating/deeper cleaning but even though my skin is really pretty normal, the washcloth was too abrasive for me. I find the Olay brush to be just right. The battery cover was hard to snap off but I do prefer that over charging. Easy for travelling and brush slips on and off easily and has two speeds to use. Would re-purchase but hopefully will not ever need to!!! Oh and forgot to mention my pores are non existent- Really love this....
Tinted Moisturizer -Pixi - illuminating tint & conceal
cyndinurse 7/2/2011 10:32:00 PM
Crazy Amazing product. Who woulda thunk a little tube from Target would make a face look just W~O~W. GET IT!! You'll love it too!!
Bought this based on fellow MUA's reviews and am in L~O~V~E. Great lit from within coverage. I've worn it when I'm pale(er) in winter and tan in summer ( I always use bronzer or a bit of self tanner) and it unbelievably seamlessly works and never disappoints. Long lasting and just spot on. I feel it would work with all skin tones depending on amount used. I apply it like others do with 187 dupe and blend and voila...lovely, lovely product.
Lipstick -Smashbox - photo finish lipstick in Splendid
cyndinurse 1/17/2011 7:47:00 PM
Yes, Yes, Yes. I have been looking for a wearable non frosted coral. I spotted this at my local Ulta and loved it. It's not harsh at all and I also bought Smashbox's Baby Pout lip gloss to put on top and it looks very, very sweet. I have been obsessed watching TiffanyD on youtube and am having so much fun wearing and trying different makeup looks and the coral lipcolor works great with certain eyeshadow colors and am also looking forward to wearing it in summer...I have so many pink lipsticks/glosses (which i love) but am so happy to have found this wonderful coral. It is long lasting and wonderfully moisturizing and it is MID winter here- freezing and dry and it stays on forever and makes my lips feel very moisturized. Somewhat expensive-cute gunmetal container...sleek.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
cyndinurse 1/17/2011 7:32:00 PM
I have to admit I was hesitant to buy this but as I've gotten older, the pores on my Tzone have enlarged and annoy me....after reading the reviews here on makeupalley, I felt comfortable buying it. I tap the product onto the areas I need covered and darn if it doesn't make my pores literally disappear. WOW. I am very happy with this product. I use after moisturizing well first thing in am before applying makeup and can also tap on mid day without disrupting my makeup- sometimes I use liquid Chanel or BE matte foundation and either one works well with the Porefessional. It is pricey but a little goes a long way ~~~ be sure to not rub this product around, just tap or dab and hopefully you too will be amazed with the results. Makes my makeup and face look airbrushed. Silky feeling/Will most definitely rebuy....
TiffanyD on youtube sold me on this. She does an amazing job with makeup application and teaching and she loves this blush. I thought I'd try it as I trust her "picks". I L~O~V~E this blush..it's heaven on the cheeks. Just right. I felt compelled to write a review on this blush and I also trust the others who review their experiences here on makeupalley and wanted to possibly help others in their decision making process on buying this wonderful blush. It has a kind of soft, airbrushed quality to it. I'm 47 and my skin has changed but am very impressed with this. I feel it helps me look healthy, fresh and amazing. I don't mind experimenting, playing, and trying lots of mixtures of makeup and have a very versatile appreciation of makeup looks and this blush is a winner for me!! I agree about the latch opening- kind of quirky but it's really about the product and I'm in blush love!!!!
I am self tanning with BE faux tan and I use the Posietint on apples of my cheeks and it looks like I have a little "sunburn". Very effective and natural looking...LASTS and lasts too!!
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
cyndinurse 1/31/2009 9:39:00 PM
I LOVE it!!!!! It does smell like Lavender (which is a relaxing aromatherapy) and there is an ingredient that is called glycyrrhiza (which is licorice root extract). It's sily and smooth and lasts forever and does the job at least for me. I've tried expensive creams to Ponds cold cream nd I like this by far the best. Good Luck to those who try it!!