This is a pretty good foundation. Its medium coverage (in my opinion), cheap but does not feel cheap at all. The packaging is also great, it has a pump and a glass bottle (makes it feel more luxurious) It has a flex of "lightning" to it to brighten and bring a glow to your face (hence the "wake me up" name) I have combination skin and i tend to get oily around my nose and forehead. When i set this with the Rimmel stay matte powder, it sits pretty good and doesnīt get oily. When i donīt, i tend to get oily. I think its a good winter-foundation for me, cause it covers pretty good and doesnīt dry my skin out. Recommended :)
I have combination skin: its oily and dry at the same time. I am prone to breakouts. I bought this late summer this year, because i wanted something for fall that wouldnīt dry my skin out (like the cleansing-soap does, which i find perfect for summer when my skin is oilier) It is pretty darn amazing. I donīt get breakouts form it, and i feel that it cleanses my skin perfectly fine without drying it out. Would recommend for sensitive skin as well.
I am pretty dissapointed by this. Been testing it out for the last weeks/month, and it chips pretty easily (even with topcoat..) It is not especially opaque either, and i feel i need 3 coats, which i donīt like (i prefer 2) The color is super-pretty, and perfect for fall and winter, so i see why this is hyped up! But, for lasting performance i am not impressed. Would probably not buy again!
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
helenanoelle 9/1/2012 11:52:00 AM
I am 21. I am very prone to headaches when i wear perfumes and i mostly just wear super-fresh and light perfumes (burberry brit sheer for example) When i first smelled this i thought - no way! But then i tested it on my skin, and it is amazing. On me, its not sweet and heavy at all. Itīs actually quite fresh, like fresh laundry when i first spray it. After a couple of hours it gets sweeter but not to a sickening point. I love it, and i do not think i am too old for this. My boyfriends also loves it! I personally do not like sweet and sugary perfumes like Fantasy or Pink Sugar, and i donīt think this really compares. Ofcourse it is different on everybody, but on me i have to say it is pretty good :) And with the low pricetag, you canīt go wrong.
HG face mask. Cheap and great! I love the minty smell and sensation. I have oily-combo skin with some dry patches. Works great on me all year around! Would reccomend using it 1-2 times a week. I always remove the mask by using a cloth, this is the easiest for me since it dries up quite well on the skin. LOVE this mask, and have repurchased 3 times. Only downside is that i cant get hold of it in my country (Norway) but i just buy it on eBay :)
I was actually really impressed with this one :) I have light-brown to brown hair and have never dyed it or bleached it.. My hair always naturally go darker in the winter and lighter in the summer (natural bleaching from the sun), but i like my hair best when its darker, so i thought i would give this a go, since its only semi-perminent, it was perfect! I work at a beauty store, and have taken a few courses in hair-color. I understand that many of you are confused, and have gone too dark. But you have to be very careful when picking the right color, and donīt just go by name. The one i chose was 500 Light Brown, and i do not have light brown hair, but more of a true brown. When you are not sure what color to pick, i would advise you to chose the lightest one. And my best advice is to just ask anyone that is well known to colors and their functions. I love the packaging and the fact that it is really easy to work with. It left my hair feeling really soft, and almost like i had done a deep conditioning treatment, lovely! :) As for the color, it was just as i had anticipated. It went a little darker the places i wanted it to be (the places that tend to go light in the summer) and really darkened them back to their natural color, but did not leave me with a "color-helmet". My natural highlights were still there, only now darker. It also leaves a beautiful shine to the hair Will repurchase and recommend both to my customers and my friends, but beware of color-choosing :)
Clean, feminine, fresh, sophisticated and lovely! I love this for everyday wear :)
Just plain awesome! i am a student, so a good showercream/gel-whatever is something that i want (as i also am a beauty-nerd), but as that is the one product i probably use the most, i donīt want it to be too expensive. This is REALLY cheap and sooo good :) I use this in my shower, and often with exfoliating gloves. I have sensitive skin and sometimes i get excema. This does not irritate my skin, and i love the smell as well (of the original, which is the one i use). Lathers up really well, and is also great for shaving my legs. I often also cleanse my face with it in the shower, and it doesnīt irritate my face or break me out. Highly reccomend it :)
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
helenanoelle 3/11/2012 1:49:00 PM
Hair issues: dry, itchy, irritated scalp. Did it help? It actually did. My hair felt clean the first hours - but then it got really greasy. I try to wash my hair every 2nd day, but with this i had to wash it everyday, and that is not good.. The instruction says to use almost 25 pumps or something in one wash, and OMG that is a lot of product. Since the bottle isnīt the biggest, it will run out pretty fast - and the price is pretty high. For my long and thick hair, this just gets too expensive over time. The packaging was also broken and product leaked of the cap. Will not buy again!
I love this for summer. I donīt like waterproof mascara, but in summertime i need it. This is not waterproof, but it is in the matter that it only goes away with warm water. With regular (any brand!) mascara my mascaras always melts and ruins my eyeshadow (i have very long lashes). This helps with that problem and works great. I love the big brush. NB! I HATED it the first week, and than i just loved it so much, so if you buy it and donīt feel like its for you, give it a week or 2, and maybe it will work as good for you too :)
Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Girl Meets Pearl
helenanoelle 2/20/2012 8:31:00 AM
I absolutely love this. I have pretty fair skin (in wintertime like now), but with olive/yellow undertones. It is kind of pinkish - and i think it looks great with any bronzer and/or blush. I usually use NARS laguna bronzer and i am just in love with it. Iīve had this for a really long time and i am trying to make it last as long as possible, cause its quite expensive. I would buy it again, but i would also like to try the other highlighters from benefit and compare. Absolutely amazing product, and it smells nice too :)
My go-to mascara. I have very long eyelashes naturally, and i love this for everyday use. It doesnīt clump, and just looks natural and nice. It does lengthen - but it doesnīt really give a lot of volume. If it is volume you are looking for, then I would rather recommend the Max Factor False Lash Effect, which I use when I want a more dramatic look when iīm dressing up.
I bought this after watching youtube beauty gurus talking a lot about this and loving it (missglamorazzi, fleurdeforce and amarixe etc). I really like this, but itīs not the best iīve tried. I like the smell, although i would like it better if it wasnīt so strong. It absorbs OK, but leaves your hands a little bit greasy - a minus. But itīs not too pricey, so I would buy it again. I bought to sizes - the big one for having at home, and the small for my purse :-) I would defenitely reccomend this to my friends, but I am very very picky when it comes to hand cream. I have very dry hands but hate any kind of greasyness. But i do definitely like this! I actually use this on my feet every night, and it works great as a foot cream as well!
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
helenanoelle 2/13/2012 2:53:00 PM
I actually found myself liking this. As a tinted moisturizer though - i donīt know if this actually qualifies for a BB cream. I thought they were supposed to fight blemishes and acne scarring etc..? Pros: - Overall a pretty good tinted moisturizer (in this price range!) for everyday use - i like to go quite natural for everyday makeup, and this is perfect for that. - Evens out my skin-tone nicely - which is what i want for everyday use - Gives a light coverage - SPF15 - A HUGE PLUS! My foundations always have to have SPF. Probably wouldīt buy it if it didnīt have it. Cons: - The smell - UGH!!!! Too floral and heavy - but you do get use to it, and it does disappear eventually.
Tinted Moisturizer -E.L.F. - Studio Tinted Moisturizer
helenanoelle 2/2/2012 10:16:00 AM
I dont know why i got so exited to try this product, I`d even read most reviews and their not actually any good. The pros are that it is cheap, and OK, but that is it. I dont like the smell, and if you dont put on moisturizer RIGHT before, it doesnt even out your skin like i hoped to and its hard to get a nice finish. Will not buy again. I also had to buy the lightest shade, they are kindof dark in color.