Well, after reading mostly amazing reviews about this product I have to share my experience. After doing a lot of research as to find the best eye curler on the market and struggle between Mac, Shiseido, Tweezerman and Shu Uemura I decided for the Uemura one not an easy task being in Germany which it is almost imposible to find exclusive brands. Finally I found a shop online that had them for the nice price of 24 (33$) plus shipping of 4 so altogether this little joke cost me 39$ that I wouldnīt have minded at all if the product had worked. I was so so excited and had big hopes just to discovered with great disappointment that this actually did NOTHING to my eyelashes, Iīm Spaniard and have normal eyes, not almond shape or anything just average ones and my eyelashes arenīt that straight, just a bit specially on the outer corner of my right eye.. Anyway, I tried it several times and I just couldnīt believe it, nothing happened, no result, I tried even to change the angle but without any result. With my drugstore one I did notice a big difference in my eyes, so now Iīm going to give a try to Tweezerman since every single product Iīve bought from them are a big hit for me just excellent. Now Iīm praying that I get my money back since here in Europe makeup related things you canīt take them back, once youīve opened them thatīs it.
My HG highlighter and bronzer, I use this almost everyday on the upper part of my cheeks with the 109 or on top of my blush with the 129, it gives "life" to my face and it looks like a natural glow from within. I also own so ceylon which I find way too dark and unnatural for my skin tone, cheeky bronze is also nice and subtle but nothing gives me this "special" result as sunny by nature. Iīm nc 20-25 for reference.
I got a sample of this in autumm and at first I wasnīt impressed, I have combo/dry skin and this foundation made my t-zone too shiny after a few hours however when the winter came and the temperatures lowered below 0 this foundation was a life saver it gives a natural healthy glow to the skin I only podwer my t-zone with the anti shine podwer by Kryolan. This is my favourite must have winter foundation, it melts with the skin without grabbing onto dry areas. Iīm nc20-25 and the shade 2 itīs perfect, I donīt specially find that oxidizes on my skin or maybe just a bit like with any other foundation once the natural oils on your skin come through. I already bought a full size bottle and will repurchase in the future. Paula Begoun has given it a happy face specially for the proper sun protection it offers.
These eye shadows are fantastic to use as blusher. I got the R19 and the Romantic shades which are peachy warm tones, I also got Love which is a fairly bright pink. The R19 is lighter than the Romantic one and I use them both every single day. Theyīre matte, silky, long lasting on the skin and high pigmented. I will definetely repurchase
I got this in the shade TL4 which has a yellow undertone to match my Nc 20-25 skin and to disimulate the redness from the cold weather on my cheeks. I found the podwer to be very good quality with a flawless result but it does not control the oilies of my t-zone long enough so for this area I use the anti shine podwer with far better results. This is great to use overall your face to mattify and then apply the anti shine podwer on the more oilies parts of your face like t-zone. The jar I got is huge so I have transfered some of it to a smaller container.
My staple podwer, I use it everyday to control the oilies on my t-zone it mattifies the skin inmediately with a soft glow. It does not control the oil the whole day though, I have to reaply at least twice but it is much better than other podwers to control shine and I apply far lest frequently. Very good quality-quantity-price. Iīll definetely repurchase and I can only recommend it.
Moisturizers -Weleda - Wild Rose Face Oil Capsules
karamino 10/19/2010 11:06:00 AM
HG product, I love love love this stuff!!! Iīve recently been given a couple of samples and have already bought the full size which are 30 capsules. In order to see any improvement you should use 1 capsule every night for at least a week and then as a maintenance once or twice per week or whenever your skin shouts for it. My skin was getting too dry and flaky due to the change of season and these capsules are really a miracle my skin is glowing from withing super soft and smooth and looking younger. This is going to be an staple in my skin care routine. They absorb quite fast without any stickyness or oily residue. The packaging is superb it comes in a dark glass jar to preserve its properties plus everytime you open a capsule you have the certainty youīre using a fresh product this is very clever! I have combo/dry skin.
Liquid -Korres - Ginger and Vitamins Foundation, SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
karamino 10/19/2010 10:42:00 AM
I got this in a swap and Iīm in love!!! The perfect everyday-fast wearing mess free foundation! I got it in shade LS3 which is a bit too dark for my nc25 so Iīm going to buy the LS2. The color is quite yellow which is perfect to neutralize my red cheeks due to the cold weather. It has a sheer coverage enough to even out any redness and get a flawless luminosity. I achieved excellent results either with my fingers or any kind of brush. I donīt find it specially moisturizing, I have combo/dry skin and I apply moisturizer underneath it otherwise I couldnīt use it by itself. Iīm going to try now the wild rose foundation :)
Great discovery! This cream has a lovely natural color to it which looks very flattering and natural, it covers my minor redness and even out my complexion while providing excellent moisture, I apply it with the 190 foundation brush which I find gives me extra coverage. This is going to be great for winter when I need moisture the most. It comes in 2 shades natural and bronze, natural is a very good match for my NC25, I think this shade would suit color ranges from nc-nw 20-27. The only con is the unnecesary and rather strong typical Nivea scent to it thatīs why I didnīt give this cream 5 lippies, you can smell it on your face after several hours!! I would purchase again though.
Love love love this!! My favourite fragance is vanilla and after using the vanilla oil from Body Shop for many years I got sick of it and wanted a more authentic vanilla scent and found this in Douglas as special offer, a 100ml eau de toilette spray together with a 75ml shower gel in a super cute carton box for the amazing price of 7.95 (10$) what a deal! The normal price was 19.95 which I consider not to be expensive at all taking in consideration the quality and presentation of the product. It lasts the whole day on the skin without being overwhelming and the bottle is just too cute, I already bought a backup :D
Makeup Brushes -Bobbi Brown - Foundation Brush - short handle
karamino 9/2/2010 12:17:00 PM
Half brush half dream...This is the sooooftest brush my skin has ever tried!!! I own the Mac 190 and thereīs no comparison, this is much lighter and nicer the purest softeness made true. If you like this type of brush then you should try this.
HG! Amazing product! If you are in my age range this is a must. I discovered it on the search of a substitute of the Active C which has been discontinued here in Europe. This product has the same 5% pure vitamine C but it is far better, it has Niacinamide as 5th ingredient and this is quite a lot. This is a truly gift for my skin, it leaves it perfectly moisturized and just beautiful, I use it at night and in the morning I wake up with an amazing glowy, soft rested skin, I canīt live without it and this is an absolute Holy Grail for me. Iīm praying for this not to be discontinued... The price is very reasonable 30ml for 22 .
It is the most expensive water I ever bought! I use it mainly when I want my makeup to look more natural. In winter time my skin gets quite dry and this is perfect to bring back that moisture-glowy look. I personally donīt find that fixes my makeup, for that I use the Kryolan fixing spray which I can only recommend. Will repurchase again
The best to remove callus from your feet and truth is that you can never go wrong with Tweezerman (at least for me!). You can use it either dry or wet, for me when I need a deeper effect I use it while my feet are still wet and for maintenance when they are dry. The shape is ergonomic so it is very easy to use even when your hands are wet. I uploaded the pic of the same one I got, there are several colors to choose from but I fell in love with the lavender one. Can only recommend!!
Liquid -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
karamino 8/31/2010 11:58:00 AM
Iīm highly impressed with this foundation. The color range here in Germany is very poor but luckily I found the perfect color for my NC25 and I mean PERFECT and it is the 21 nude. I was looking for a "substitute" for my beloved Mac face&body when I donīt feel like wearing the expensives ones I owe. I canīt compare it to the f&b one because this one hasnīt got that glowy effect even though it has a luminosity to it, perfect to wear during daytime it looks super natural. I apply it either with the Mac 190 brush or with my fingers and you have to make sure your skin is well moisturized. I donīt know about how long stays put on the skin because I always use the Kryolan fixing spray and with this spray on everything lasts until I wash my face off. I can only recommend it if you donīt want to spend a lot on a foundation and want to look natural and evened out. Would definetely repurchase.