I'm glad I found all the reviews on MUA. I gave the lemons a go and WOW. My skin feels clearer and must softer. I have super oily skin and I when I wake up in the morning I look like a deep fryer. I cut a slice of lemon and rubbed it (directly without diluting) onto my skin and went to bed. Woke up in the morning with minimal oil and a much clearer complexion. I love lemons!!! Much cheaper than the hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars I have spent on "miracle" creams and toners. Highly recommend :)
Eyeliner -Skinn Cosmetics - Waterproof Smudge Stick for Eyes
jodiebug22 1/13/2013 12:57:00 AM
Does exactly what is promised. Waterproof, smooth and easy to apply and lasts for ages. Comes in some great colours. I have the Egyptian Clay, which I use as both an eyeliner and eyebrow pencil. Would repurchase :)
Another purchase I made off the Australian Shopping Network. Again, it looked great on the TV, but it was gawd awful when I tried it on my skin with the foundation. Yuck. It caused the foundation to ball up and I looked like a mess. I sent it back straight away with the foundation. Horrible stuff and at $45 a tube, very expensive.
Foundations -YBF Cosmetics - Light Diffusing Foundation
jodiebug22 1/13/2013 12:46:00 AM
I have tried hundreds of foundations and this one is certainly in the bottom 10. I found it to be poor covering and when used with the primer, it balled up. The built in applicator is just a disaster and unhygenic. A real NO NO for those of us with oily skin. Looked great on the TVSN presentation, but rubbish on me. Sent it back and got a refund.
Liquid -Mirenesse - Flawless Revolution Skin Perfector 3in1
jodiebug22 1/13/2013 12:41:00 AM
Horrible! Looks interesting in the packaging, claiming to have primer, moisturiser and foundation with SPF all in one. It is horrid. When its pumped out, you can see the three different products and then you have to mix them together on your hand before putting on your face (if you dont, your face just ends up a huge old mess!). If you do somehow manage to get it applied on your face evenly, forget it if you have oily skin. I looked like a deep fryer after about an hour. Does nothing for oil control and just pools in your pores. VERY expensive for what it is. I wish I had of sent it back and got a refund (purchased on line). So into the draw it goes with all my other "fail" foundations.
I purchased a small one of these duty free while killing time at the airport. As soon as I finished it, I was out buying another BIG one. Its a lovely fragrance but for some reason doesnt seem to last too long on my skin, but I love it all the same. One of the must haves in my fragrance collection.
Another of my favorite perfumes. I have had a number of these over the years and always find it hard to buy in Australia at a reasonable price (thank goodness for eBay). So many people ask "what perfume are you wearing" when I have it on. Its a gorgeous smell that isnt overpowering and one that I dont get sick of. Love it!
Fragrances -Yves Saint Laurent - Yvresse (Champagne)
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:41:00 AM
I have bought many many of these over the years (back when it was called Champagne). I always get compliments when I wear it and it is a must have in my perfume collection. I never tire of the smell. Its gorgeous.
My hubby picked this up duty free for me as a birthday gift. I LOVE it!! Smells gorgeous and when I wear it I always get compliments. I repurchased straight away, just in case i had trouble finding it back in Australia!
Love love love this product in watermelon and guava. My favs. I have one in every handbag and use them in the afternoon when my lippy has worn off. Gives great colour while making my lips soft. A must have!
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:32:00 AM
I used to love this powder when it was in the square packaging before they changed the formula and the container. Dont know what they did to the formula, but its not the same. Its okay, but nowhere as good as the previous version. Kept my oily skin under control for a couple of hours whereas the other one kept it oil free all day. I was heartbroken when I dropped it on the floor and broke my last square one :( I have this one in the cupboard, but it just serves as an "emergency" one now. I might buy again, but only if it was on sale.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:26:00 AM
My first try of a BB cream and I was disappointed. I have oily skin and I thought that this one would work for me, but unfortunately it didnt. Within the hour, my skin was an oily mess, so much so that I wouldnt even use it on the weekend as an around the house tinted moisturiser. Not on my repurchase list :(
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:24:00 AM
A good drug store waterproof mascara. I use this one when I am either out of my Estee Lauder Doublewear or when I know I am going swimming (or going to cry!). It doesn't clump, stays put, but still comes off easily enough without ripping out all my eyelashes when I remove it at night. I havent tried the non-water proof, but I am happy with my purchase and would repurchase again.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:22:00 AM
This a good back up powder. I use it on my super oily skin and it helps keep the oil at bay. Not quite my HG, but one of my "must haves".
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Gold Shimmer
jodiebug22 12/23/2012 1:20:00 AM
Love this product. Stays put even in the humid climate I live in combined with my very oily skin. I purchased one to try and then ran out and scoured the shops (most of which had sold out) until I found more. I would love to see this in more colours too.