Beautiful cool toned purple/pinky blush. Since it's a sheertone, I don;t have to worry about applying to much, I can build it nicely. It is just a really beautiful color on my cool toned skin. Even though its purple, it looks super natural on me, even more so then a pink would.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #56
ericaXo 1/8/2012 7:13:00 PM
This brush is amazing!! It does what the name says. My skin has never looked better then when I use this. The smaller brush is much better, it has more control, I even use it to buff in my under eye concealer. Everyone should own this
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
ericaXo 1/8/2012 7:00:00 PM
Pros: - GREAT color selection. This is the first foundation I have found that actually fits my fair skin without being to pink - Silky texture - Good coverage - Weightless on the skin Cons: - Expensive - Not good for oily skin I have combination skin that leans more dry in the winter (for reference) The first few hours of wear is amazing, my skin really does look flawless. After about 6 hours I do notice some shine on my nose and forehead, but nothing major. To me its not a big deal to just touch up with some powder, it fixes the problem. I don't feel like you get a dewy finish with this foundation initially, but definitely at the end of the day it appears more dewy. There are a lot of negative reviews, but that because this foundation will not be good if you have oily skin. Use a good primer, set with powder. If your unsure of how it will work for you, ask the SA at sephora to give you a free sample, that's what I did.
Great natural lip liner, it is the same color as my lips, so when I line them I can make them fuller, but look natural. I wear this so often alone, or with a nice pink gloss. Its just perfect. I even had a woman at starbucks ask me what was on my lips lol
I was hesitant to buy this because I have never tried a mineral powder and heard they can make try patches look worse, but this was not the case with this AMAZING powder. I have combination skin, so I'm either really dry, or oily...but this powder just....melts into my skin and gives me a natural glow. I can use it alone with some concealer on days i don't need much coverage, or I use it on top of my foundation and it gives a FLAWLESS airbrushed look. Which for me is a big deal since, I deal with acne and redness. Its a bit expensive, but it is worth it.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Makeup Removing Cleanser [DISCONTINUED]
ericaXo 3/24/2011 10:38:00 PM
This stuff is amazing! I have combination/acne prone skin, and use this cleanser first to remove all the makeup from my face so that the face wash I use next, can then actually penetrate my skin and treat my acne. The cleanser is non irritating, oil free and is just overall amazing.
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Style Surf Hair
ericaXo 3/17/2011 3:17:00 PM
I have been using this stuff for years! I have wavy/curly hair and if i use a little of this stuff on it when its dry, it instantly gets rid of frizz and just makes nice beachy waves. I use this a lot in the summer aswell, I bring it to the beach and use it on my damp hair and it just tames it and makes my hair look so flowy and natural.
Treatments (Eye) -Neutrogena - Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Eye Cream
ericaXo 3/13/2011 11:11:00 PM
I have been using this for 2 weeks now and the skin around my eyes has changed dramatically! I'm only 20 and have an irrational fear of aging already so I thought why not start some prevention. The skin under my eyes always used to be dry and my concealer would flake off, but not anymore! This cream is so hydrating and really does make a difference. Im also happy I haven't experienced any irritation ( I have very sensitive skin). I will definitely be buying this again.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure - Plum Luck
ericaXo 2/28/2011 2:16:00 PM
I do like this polish, as with all the salon manicure line, but the color comes off as closer to black then a deep plum. If I'm in the house, I just look like there is black polish, but outside you can see its a deep plum. I wish it just went on like how it does in the bottle. And without a good topcoat these polishes chip the very next day (at least on me)
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Commander in Chic
ericaXo 2/28/2011 2:12:00 PM
I love love love this color. Its just a perfect neutral, looks good on all skin tones, and matches everything you wear. Warning: you may end up only wearing this color for a long time, neglecting all your others! I love the square brush with the salon manicure polishes, I have fairly small nails and just one stroke covers the whole nail, no streaking at all. My ONLY problem with these polishes is they start to chip after the first day if you don't use a good top coat. But if i use Seche Vite the polish stays beautiful for a week.
I don't think this foundation is to bad. I think it just depends on a persons skin. The first time I used it I hated it, it made any breakouts I had look SUPER dry. But now I have learned how to work with it and I do love it now. I don't use it on an everyday basis, because I do usually like a little more coverage, but if I'm having a ''good skin day'' I will wear this foundation. I like the finish, its sort of dewy but not to much, and the shimmer is only noticeable if you look super close. I have pretty light skin so I originally got it in 'vanilla', but it really made me look pale as a ghost. So I now own it in shell, and it is perfect, especially for the summer because it lets my skin breath since it is not full coverage.
I have been dying my own hair for 5 years now, and this is my new favorite! I like that it only takes 10 min, so it feels less damaging, and the applicator makes doing roots so much easier. The first time I used this, I did dark auburn. My hair was already a medium brown with red blended highlights, and the dark auburn looked so beautiful over it! I just did my hair again the other day, this time (wanting to go more to my natural hair color- finally!) I used medium ash brown. This color is amazing! I have cool toned skin, so this color works perfectly with it. My mom also uses this brand (she colors her hair blond) and it looks so beautiful and natural on her as well.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser
ericaXo 2/10/2011 11:47:00 PM
This face wash has saved my life. I never had bad acne, but I always got break outs every 2 weeks, and then I would get left over red marks from the breakouts. This face wash and scrubber thing, literally gave me the deepest clean ever! Even my skin felt cleaner and softer after one use. It got rid of my breakouts, and finally allowed my skin to heal and not scar anymore. The only thing is it dried out my skin A LOT, which is what probably killed my acne, so as long as you use a good oil free moisturizer with this it is the best thing ever!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
ericaXo 2/10/2011 11:42:00 PM
I saw this on sale at the drug store, so I thought I would give it a shot since I could never find a moisturizer i love. So happy I bought this! My skin is combination most of the time, but in the recent months its gotten so sensitive! ( I blame it on winter) so its just always dry and constantly red and irritated. This moisturizer is AMAZING. It beats out what I have been using (cetephil- which makes me oily). Its not greasy, it got rid of all my dry skin, and it doesn't irritate my skin.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
ericaXo 2/10/2011 11:37:00 PM
I have oily lids most of the time and this is the only eye shadow primer that works for me. Its invisible, it does its job, it makes all my eye shadows go on smoother, and more pigmented. I hate the packaging though, if you think its empty, cut it in half and there is literally a whole other bottle worth of product around the edges that the brush doesn't reach. So i just put it in a small airtight jar.