Masks -Freeman - Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Mask
hotdot2122 11/18/2012 1:41:00 PM
Ooo I love this mask! It smells like heaven (chocolate) and makes my skin look and feel refreshed! It definitely feels like a treat when you use it! I love that is has Cocoa and Shea butter, I can tell it actually moisturized my skin. After I rinse it off my skin is smooth, hydrated and glowing. I believe it also shrinks my pores and gets some of the gunk out. This is perfect for the winter months when you want a mask and some moisture as well. You can use two times a week and you will notice how beautiful your skin looks immediately after. The price is beyond amazing as well-$3.00. I have sensitive skin and this did not irritate it whatsoever. This is probably my favorite mask of all time, and I use to work for Clinique and Lancome!
I love this color! It is the namesake color for the 2012 OPI James Bond Collection. It is a burgundy brown wine shade that is creamy and lush. It is the perfect vampy shade for fall and winter. I like that it has a hint of brown in it, it warms up your skin color. It reminds me of Essie's Wicked which I adore but this shade is probably a touch lighter in intensity (not as black). It is very smooth to apply and opaque but you will need two coats for an even saturated color on every nail. That is a good word for this color--saturated. I really like this color, its sexy and the perfect autumn/winter shade. The tinge of brown makes this color less traditional then the run of the mill wine shades. I have not tested the length of wear yet but I assume since its OPI it should be decent.
Liquid -Revlon - PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup
hotdot2122 1/5/2012 11:48:00 PM
I would rate this a 4.5 if I could. I really really like this foundation! The texture is nice light mousse, I was shocked it wasn't a spray foundation! (due to the aerosol can) but I am glad it is not because the application with a mousse is much easier, faster and more fool proof! It comes out fast so a quick spray is the best approach. I apply it with a sponge like the display in store suggested. It goes on really smooth and provides medium coverage that lasts for several hours. I'd say 6-8 hours of great wear. It wears well meaning no major fading, oxidizing or blotchiness. It dries fast and looks fabulous! It definitely has a luminous finish, which close up reads as very fine sparkles/shimmer. This does not bother me that much because it is fairly in-detectable in real life, you have to be up in my grill to notice the sparkles. I love the luminosity and it really makes your skin glow. I wear the color shell and its a perfect match! This is my favorite foundation and it was only $9.99 at Ulta! The only thing I would change is take down the shimmer a notch, that is why it loses a half lippie. :)
My first Bobbi Brown palette and I have to say I am impressed! This palette is from the Pretty Powerful 2011 collection. This is the more natural, subdued palette featuring soft pinks and nudes. I was drawn to this right away as it seemed the perfect palette for my fair skin. It includes eye shadows in Ivory (soft matte white), Pink Flannel (soft matte nude pink), Pink Chiffon (light baby pink with silver shimmer) and Chocolate Caviar (rich matte chocolate). I love all the shadows except Pink Chiffon--not much color payoff and the shimmer falls out easily onto my cheek. Chocolate Caviar is rich and creamy but a little hard to blend at times. Pink Flannel and Ivory are pigmented and easy to blend. It has Pretty Pink blush which is a nice light neutral pink that gives a soft pink flush to the cheeks but is light enough to layer more and get a pink pop. The lipstick is a medium nude pink which I'm not thrilled about as i don't like these colors on my lips. I like the glosses--very light light pink clear one and brighter pink gloss that both look super natural. The palette is a really good combo of everyday pink nudes. I think I could use this quite often for a light day look or more dramatic romantic look. The palette itself is pretty with a pink design on the front and it is fairly compact. The price of $60 hurt but I got it when there was a 20% off sale on the website so $48. I think this is a palette with very usable colors that are high quality and everyday friendly. I rate it a 4 for Pink Chiffon and Chocolate Caviars unease in blending really well.
Wow. This shade is out of the world! It is a very unique medium coral tangerine color. It looks intimidating in the tube but on your lips its heaven! It takes a little getting used to but trust me you will love it! On me it definitely looks coral and not really red at all. It really brightens up the face and is surprisingly flattering. The pigmentation and staying power is amazing and it smells great per Mac's usual vanilla scent. You don't really need touch up with this lipstick and it will look great for hours. Instead of wearing the standard red or fuchsia try this coral color, it will make you wonder why you never tried it before!
Bronzers -Too Faced - Aqua Bunny Cream to Powder Splash-Proof Bronzer
hotdot2122 6/1/2010 12:39:00 AM
This is really great cream bronzer. I love the shade of tan it is--a soft to medium neutral cool brown. It looks very red-brown in the pan but it does not apply this way. It applies a little bit of a neutral-pink bronze. It really looks like a tan actually. I love the formula--its smooth and creamy, sheer but build-able. I like that one layer can be really light and you can build up to a rich tan. It lasts a long time, haven't really tested the waterproof aspect but it does stay on all day. This also works well with a powder bronzer layered on top. I love the compact it comes in--very pretty and a nice big mirror. I also like the scent--pina colada type beachy smell. It smells like it would be strong but you can't detect it when you have it on your face. I also like the brush--it applies the product surprisingly well. I am very impressed by this. I was wary to try cream bronzer--I was just picturing a disaster of a super dark un-blendable mess! Total opposite. My new summer go to!
God this is gorgeous! I love the seahorse design, the coral/pink color combo and the cute green packaging. It's got great pigmentation--more of a blush not a highlight. I love the soft coral color and how the light pink tones it down from being too much. It has a slight shimmer to it--gold--that is gorgeous. I also like to use it as an eyeshadow. It is my favorite blush shade for summer, and it shall last a long time! I don't even remember the price because I knew I had to get it. I was surprised the overspray was wiped away with the first two uses but it really didn't add much to the color anyway. This will look HOT with gorgeous summer tan skin. Makes me super excited for summer! Definitely lives up to the hype!
Oh how I love this fragrance! I fell in love with the first whiff. It smells so good--sexy and sweet. To me it really evokes heat and feeling sexy. It dries down to a more sweeter tone making it also day appropriate. I think the combo of almond macroon, peach and amber is delicious. I practically bathe in this stuff. I am disappointed by its wearing power and the potency. I swear I can barely smell it after like an hour and I spray about 3 sprays. I end up reapplying this about 2-3 times a day to keep the scent going. The price wasn't too bad--got the 1.7 for $39 with a 20% off Ulta coupon, so pretty affordable. I wish Beyonce would come out with a a stronger version of Heat that would last longer. Also the bottle borders on kinda cool and really ugly. After all that being said I would buy this again as I love the scent--that is all that really matters.
Wow. This works great as a de-frizzer. I put one to two drops in the bottom half of my hair and it makes it super smooth all day. Its lightweight yet hydrating, smells really good--musky and little masculine which I love. It keeps hair frizz free all day even through humid, sweaty, hot days. I've tried so many other frizz products (John Freida, Garnier, Redken, Phytodefrisant, etc) and this is the best I've tried. It doesn't weigh hair down-just don't use too much obviously. It's a mix of dimethicone--the most popular de-frizzer thats in most products and argon oil, which must be their secret weapon. I bought the small bottle to try--I cringe at the price-but I have a feeling this will last my awhile. I actually carry it my purse for touch ups or for extra polish. With all the hype around this product I was unsure it would deliver--it definitely does.
Wow. This bronzer is amazing! It a great color, light brown with no orange cast--not even after several hours of wear.I love the matte finish, it really looks soft and natural. I love the glowing tan look that it gives, the smoothness of the formula and the yummy smell! It really smells like cocoa! I find myself smelling it before I put it on! lol. The package is great, very sleek and handy. I honestly had a hard time shelling out thirty bucks but its the best bronzer I've ever tried!
This is a new berry shade from the Spring 2010 Heartbreaker collection. I tried it on at Sephora and it put me in the mood for Valentines Day and Spring, and it looked pretty sexy on. I like that its pretty/sexy and appropriate for day and night. I like that you can layer it to be more bright, or one swipe to get a sheer pink. Ohhh I love this shade! I love looking at it as much I love wearing it. It is gorgeous saturated pink-raspberry color. It goes on a brighter, more intense raspberry and then calms down to a more light flush pink within an hour or so. I love the color, the feel, the look, the packaging. You get a lotta gloss for $20. I feel like it kinda looks like O-gloss but it doesn't stain the lips or appear as bright as O-gloss. This "lip shine" formula is very shiny and goes on smooth, not at all sticky. It moisturizes and stays on lips for quite a few hours. I love white cap on the tube and the little lips above where smashbox is written on the tube. I feel like it was little expensive--$20 doesn't grow on trees but its not outrageous like Chanel or anything. I wish the color was a little bit more true to the tube color, as it goes on as a lighter raspberry pink and not the full on rich berry color it appears to be.
This is one of my new favorite foundations. PRO'S I love the luminous look it lends, skin looks airbrushed. I love the way it blurs away my large pores. It seriously makes it look like I have no pores at all, a very airbrushed finish. Good medium coverage, can be lighter or fuller with the right application. The staying power is incredible--no flaking, fading, smudging, or oxidizing. I love the bottle, the pump rocks--makes it so easy to control amount you use. I love the color, 003 shell for me. For my NC20 mug its fab. I love the texture, light and smooth and it just glides over the skin, feels weightless. My fav. way to apply is with MAC 187 brush because it airbrushes in onto the skin. Fingers are okay too but tones down the luminosity a notch. You can get it for $10! CONS 002 Vanilla was too light for me and made me look like Twilight in a not so hot way. Sometimes I have felt that it can make my skin look a little dry underneath if I hadn't moisturized properly beforehand. You can see faint shimmer in certain lights. I could see how that could bug some people, we don't wanna look like sparkle Edward face. But I find its not noticeable in most lights. Not moisturizing at all really. Small color range--no testers in drugstores. All in all, my favorite foundation of the moment.
This is a limited edition lip gloss released in the "Club Couture" collection of winter 2009. This is a baby pink gloss, very light with a slight gold shimmer sheen to it. The gold shimmer isn't that detectable but the gloss does shimmer in the light. I am a NW20 and I love this color! I think this could work well on a plethora of skin tones. "After hours" is the most beautiful light pale pink color and really compliments my my fair skin and dark brown hair. It reminds me a lot of NARS Turkish Delight, but is 10 times better. I had considered buying that shade but this blows Turkish Delight out of the water for me. It is not as sheer or see through and not as severe of a pale pink. After hours is soft, pretty and sexy.This color looks great for daytime and with smoky eyes at night. It is my go to fall/winter color. The formula is nice, a slightly thicker gloss that stays put for a few hours. I just love it. Price is more then I would like to pay but its worth it to me. I had to go to 3 Sephoras to get. It is my new HG pink gloss. LOVE it.
This is a great all around brow product. I love that its actually wax and keeps your brows in place as well as being a chubby pencil that gives you natural color to fill in your brows. The wax stays on all day and the color matches my brows and hair perfectly. I like the highlighter end as well and end up using that as an all over eye shadow on the run sometimes. Its very shimmery and has a slight pinkinsh tone. The only thing I have to gripe about is the price. 8-9$ is a little much.
This is a nice black nail polish to have. It has a unique gold sheen to it, making it a softer black, also making it a prettier black. When you look up close you can see the gold/copper glitter. The glitter hasn't given me any problems, it stays in place well. I did two coats to get an even finish of color. Looks good, wears well and is a unique shade to have!