I'm a sucker for dark nail polishes, and this is at the top of my list! I love it! Its a gorgeous color and the formula lasts long on my nails. A great buy if your diggin' the darker colors for the fall!
I got this as a birthday gift from a dear friend of mine, and I honestly haven't been able to pull myself away since I received it!!! I find myself using at least one color from it everyday. Now, I must say, this palette isn't for the faint of heart. Even the lighter side of the palette is shimmery and bright. My everyday looks are typically dark, so I imagine a person who goes more neutral during the day would mainly use this to achieve evening looks instead. The darker side of the palette is my favorite. :} I'm head over heels for 'Ace of Spades' and 'Oddfellow', both are dark, rich, and glittery. I haven't had much of a chance to use the creams in the palette (Slayer, Crucifix, and Bloodletting) but they look like they would be great as bases for some of the other colors. The staying power is great for me, and I have very oily lids. I definitely would love to try more of her palettes!
I've liked this color for several years now, but it wasn't until recently that I really started pairing it with extremely dark and dramatic eye looks. In my teen years, I wore it just to brighten up my mouth a little, but now its my must for fall, and perfect with a smokey eye.
I fell in love with this color when I spotted it at my local Ulta! It was on sale and I picked it up with Pumpkin Pie just to give the NYX round lipsticks a try. They aren't as opaque as I anticipated, but that's not always a bad thing. I loved the smooth formula and the color was true to the packaging. Its definitely more of a spring/summer color. Also, these lippies need to be reapplied after few hours.
I was pleasantly surprised when my sister gifted me with one of these little beauties after our trip to Ulta. To be honest, I'm picky about eyeliners, and I was skeptical. She gave me the black one, and I LOVE it. Its my everyday black eyeliner now. I had to go back and pick up another as well as the one in raisin, a lovely plum-purple hue. For $1, its amazing! Plus, I have very oily lids, and this lasts ALL day. :) Its rare that I find a liner that will do that for me.
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
jesikata 10/6/2010 10:50:00 PM
I really wanted to give this product a chance, but it just plain didn't work for me. The orange in this primer came through my foundation and even my boyfriend noticed and asked if I was wearing something different. I love rocking the pale look, so this has to go back to the store. It didn't really help my foundation last either. :/
Pressed Powders -Hard Candy - Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder
jesikata 8/9/2010 11:25:00 AM
I picked this up at walmart the other day, and I must say that it impressed me. I haven't tried a lot of powders, but I was in desperate need for something to help keep my skin matte and not shiny this summer! I read the reviews for this powder, and I decided to pick up one. I applied it with a powder brush and it went on smooth and made my skin matte and very soft! I love the adorable packaging, and I don't mind the little sponge for quick touch ups later in the day. It does seem to lighten your foundation color a little, but for me it worked perfect because my foundation isn't light enough as it is! I think this is the powder I will be purchasing from now on! :D
I read the reviews for this and was super excited to try it! It applied beautifully, but in about an hour or so, it became super shiny in my T-zone. I have combination skin, and I live in a very humid environment so, unfortunately I had to return this foundation. I think your skin is more on the dry side than this would be excellent.
Eye Shadow -Sally Girl - Mini Baked Eyeshadow - All colors
jesikata 5/28/2010 12:48:00 AM
I took a trip to Sally's today to renew my card, and ended up picking up two of these awesome little baked eyeshadow in Dark Aqua and Pearl White. I gave them a try when I got home and they were simply fantastic! Stunning color, smooth application, and looked flawless hours later, even on my oily lids! I used them both dry, but I plan on trying them wet as well. I'm definitely going to stop by Sally's again soon to pick up more! :) Just .89 cents each with my card!!!