I have been using expensive nail polishes like Essie and OPI for a long time, and honestly, not worth the money. Essie is a bit better, but OPI chips quickly. Very quickly. I bought two different ones from Essence and love them. Especially the Pro White - Rose is a winner, my nails look so beautiful, natural and elegant. Wonderful colour and awesome price.
I could not believe the bad reviews this mask has. I bought it alongside other products of Skin food and I find it great. It self warms, it smells funny at first, but it feels like really works through your pores.; When you wash it off your skin looks glowy and tight, it is incredible! Even my boyfriend asks me to borrow it cos it's so relaxing to put it on while it warms up! I love it, great stuff.
This is my favourite scrub ever. I rarely use it as a face mask. I am in love with Skinfood, and I buy everything online, since in The Netherlands is not available in stores. I liked it so much that I even organized a party at home where we used their face masks, scrub, BB cream... everyone was delighted and now they all want to buy this amazing black sugar scrub! I love the smell, it really works, and it leaves my skin soft and glowing. Besides, is gentle on my sensitive skin, and it does not cause irritation. Best scrub mask EVER. Can't get enough... I buy this all the time now.
Cleansers -Helena Rubinstein - All Mascaras Make up- remover
ikbenNoelia 8/4/2012 3:34:00 PM
I bought the tonic lotion and the make up remover and I am very satisfied. Even though my skin is not dry, I got it because in winter, and it's a looong winter here in Holland, it tends to get very dry and it feels like it moisturizes my skin. However, my skin is sensitive and I don't find it particularly good when I try to remove my eye make up as it itches and it hurts a bit. Same with the tonic lotion. It's fine, unless I have some pimples or breakouts, then it really works against me. If you have dry but not sensitive skin, go for it, totally worth it. Plus it lasts for ages, I had it for months now and I still have 3/4 of the bottles! Great stuff. I wrote I would not buy it again because it does not suit my skin, too sensitive, so I would rather buy other products next time.
Concealers -Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Concealer Duo
ikbenNoelia 8/4/2012 3:29:00 PM
This was the second time I bought a product by Jemma Kidd and I was pleasantly surprised. The concealer duo is great,because if the tones do not match your skin, you can mix them up and make them a bit more close to your skin tone. I chose tone 1, which was a bit of a mistake because perhaps is too light, but since it's a concealer, I do not mind that much. Next time I buy it I might go for tone 2, but as I usually apply it under my BB cream and foundation, it's not that big of a problem. Good texture, too. The price was ridiculous, you can buy them at different eBay shops in the UK and even with shipping costs is still inexpensive. Great value for money.
I am using pure argan oil bought from a Moroccan shop at ebay for less than 15 euros a 100ml bottle and I could not be happier. I initially bought it for my hair, as it is very damaged at the moment and unmanageable and frizzy, and when I apply it after blowdrying it, it looks smooth and softer. It is a miracle product. I also use it after washing my face, as I have some acne, and is helping me with my breakouts. Also, as a moisturizing lotion. I use it on my nails too and cuticules, and recently started applying it on elbows, to soften the rough skin there. AMAZING. This is the link to the store where I bought it: http://r.ebay.com/szgwJH
Kerastase is the best brand when it comes to hair masks. I find that even though they are pricey, they really work for me, and I have terribly damaged hair since I bleached my hair at home almost two years ago. Nothing seemed to be working, and although it's getting better veeery slowly, you can tell my hair is in better condition than three months when I did not use Kerastase shampoo and mask. Definitely worth it.
Highlighters -Givenchy - Doctor White Light & Glow White Prismissime
ikbenNoelia 8/4/2012 3:18:00 PM
I love Givenchy cosmetics but this was not a product for me, hence the reason why I wrote I would not buy it again, but not because it's not good, but because it does not work for me. This is for skin that suffer from redness and mine does not at all. The compact is SO beautiful it was a bit of an impulse buy, I just love love love it, it's one of a kind. It leaves my skin so pales that I have been starting to use it as eye shadow, because as powder is just has no use for me, but as eye shadows is really cute.
I am a big fan of MAC in general, but I find their blush one of the best in the market. This is a new shade I have not tried before but I am already in love with it. It is a darker pink with a brown undertone that works great on fair skin (in summer a tad darker). It looks very natural, but you can build up the intensity and make it look more dramatic. This look with a nice pink lipstick, or nude gloss works best. Bought it for 10 euros at the Mac store in Amsterdam.
This was the first BB cream I ever bought and I really liked it. The packaging though looks cheap, and it needs improvement, but it´s not my major concern. What I like best is that you need very little product, and it covers amazingly... which is fantastic. My sister has a lot of sun damage on her face and when she tried it on she was shocked to see how much it cover. I also find important that it has a high SPF and that does the trick. What I do not like is that there is only one tone available, and it makes my skin look kind of grey if I don´t put on foundation or powder after it, which is definitely a turn off. Other BB creams I use have different shades to choose from and then you don't even need to use foundation. The price is very reasonable and it lasts forever. Great for those who need intensive coverage and want an all in one BB cream.
Lip Gloss -Clarins - Color Quench Lip Balm - 07 Raspberry
ikbenNoelia 7/8/2012 1:44:00 PM
I am in love with this gloss, especially because is a lip balm with the beauty that lipgloss offers. However, you need to be aware that as most lipglosses, if not all, it doesn´t last that long, but I always reapply my lipgloss often anyway. The scent is luch. Gorgeous pink colour, not super sticky, which makes it even better. In the shops is quite pricey but as usual I bought it on ebay for less than 10 euros. Totally worth it. It's from now on my must-have lipgloss. Also got it in tangerine... beautiful!
Liquid -Clinique - Supermoisture Foundation in Neutral
ikbenNoelia 7/8/2012 1:41:00 PM
Even though I have very sensitive and acne prone skin, I have never been hooked up to Clinique products, until now. I tried Clinique Supermoisture in Neutral and it has become one of the best foundations I have tried. I did not give it a 5 because it could cover up much more, as for me coverage is important. Is very lightweight and very moisturizing, giving a natural and beautiful glow. I have pale skin with freakles and this tone just suits me perfectly. I love that the product lasts ages, as you just need a bit. I always apply it after my BB cream and it workks pretty well. The packaging,plastic, it´s a big plus, as I hate the glass bottles that Clinique has, which makes me waste so much product, unable to be used. Thumbs up for this foundation. Price is reasonable too, I bought it on ebay for 20 euros plus shipping.