I got this as a sample in a magazine. Next day, I bought one for myself. I was so impressed with it, I even made a video on YT showing the results. And I had break-outs due to a cold then, and it covered 85% of them. I actually like the fact that it doesnt have SPF, cos that makes us look too shiny in photos!! And the foundation gives a dewy look that is enough "shine" already; great for my dry skin, stays on for a very very long time, and is easy to apply. Specially if paired with a good brush, as I did on my vid using the MAC #130. I am loving it!
Hair Styling Tools -Remington - Shine Therapy dryer
karinenunes 9/8/2010 2:20:00 PM
I bought this hair dryer today along with some high quality hair products (shampoo, cond, hair mask, leave-in etc). So after using all of them, i can honestly say my hair was never this silky. But I shall try the hair dryer alone, I mean, with less products, to evaluate its unique results. But I already think big part of the amazing result was due to it, since I pretty much have the same hair routine when I wash my hair. Even though I used different creams today. I have, though, a question for whoever can answer, please: how much/how does the mist look like when you try it on the mirror, since it is invisible otherwise? I tried to do it, but I could not really see any " vapor" on the mirror.or maybe I did, if it was REALLY fine.. Not sure.. Is it really almost invisible even on the mirror test??
It really stays on for a loooooong time. I've tried leaving it on at night, after going out wearing it (including eating, drinking and smoking) just to check, and even after brushing my teeth before bed etc, the next morning I could still see it! Sure, it was not perfectly put, but it was there! It can be very drying, so the clear gloss that comes with it is very helpful. Few touch-ups with the clear gloss throught out the day , makes me confident my lips have a natural and nice colour on them. I like the shade "loyal" very much. Very natural
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
karinenunes 5/19/2008 11:50:00 AM
I use it with MAC brush 187, swirling motions, and it gives a flawless finsh to my skin. I have very dry skin and this doesn't dry me out like others I''ve tried. I love Studio Fix pressed but it's a little dry... I keep it for very hot days and when I am going to spend a long time outdoors or going to dance etc..this one, I can use every day, and love it! I finish the application with mineralized powder/natural.. makes my face feels clean!
I got it today. Cosmo Amplified. Mac lipsticks are my faves, but I don't have many, cos I am very "particular" with lip colors. For me, it's either a nude that I can wear everyday, all the time, or a beautiful, soft but sophisticated red. I liked this Cosmo color very much !! Before it, Hug Me was my top one, but I think I got a little tired and bored with it. this one has more "life", brings a nice pinkishy-cocoa tone to the lips, still, not overwhelming. And the texture is very confortable and soothing. I have very dry lips and when I apply most lipsticks, it shows all the "flakes" in my lips immediately. This one didn't. And after wearing it for over 5 hours. I could still feel my lips not dried-out. It will be my favourite for some time now!
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
karinenunes 1/18/2008 10:19:00 PM
I was in shock with the reviews here ! lol.. I live by this sun cream ! I've started using it when I lived in Dubai, because it was So hot and sunny all the time, I felt SPF 55 would probably be good ! I cannot think of anywhere else in the world that it's hotter than there, And I never felt any flakes or strange things on my face with it, on the contrary, my skin was always looking nice, not shiny, and most of all, absolutely protected from the sun ! Nowadays, I use a daily moisturizer with lower SPF (30) but if I go to the beach or spend the day outdoors, I have my UltraSheer with me at all times!
One of my favourite masks from Kerastase, leaves hair smooth, and really shine ! It does what it says it does! It is mainly a "shine" product, and it delivers that. I don't like the packaging so much, as all the other masks from K again, just because when the product is almost all gone, lets say, you have only one more apllication, the inner edge of the bottle holds a lot of cream , and I have to really go in there to get the rest out. Other than that, great product!
Cleansers -Clinique - Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk
karinenunes 1/18/2008 10:06:00 PM
I am usually very lucky with every skin care product I buy on my own, without having heard about it from anyone, but I wish I had come to read the reviews here first. I like Clinique. It's not my favourite brand, but I like it and use the Clarifying Lotion 2 for years and cannot live without it ! But this one, I think I was actually attracted by the color of the bottle, which reminded me of the Clarifying Lotion and bought it with the idea that it would remove my make-up, on those days when I just want to have it done in the shower or quickly with tap water. It doesn't. And, I don't have sensitive skin, but this one burned my eye area! and I didn't feel "clean", it felt like a film on my skin. So, my routine that was suposed to be fast, went back to having to re-wash my face with a lot of water, until the burning sensation was gone, and having to use my regular eye make-up remover, and finally, using double the amount of the Clarifying Lotion, which usually comes off almost clean after the face wash and takes me 1 cotton pad, this time it took 2 pads ! I don't recommend it
Shampoo -Kerastase - Bain Miroir Shine Enhancing Shampoo
karinenunes 1/18/2008 9:51:00 PM
From the Kerastase entire line, this is my latest and last one to try. I've been using it for the past 3 weeks, and cannot remember why I waited so long to try! I always apply shampoo twice, a little quicker wash at first, to clean the worst, and a more careful one secondly, leaving it on while I wash my face or scrub my body. I think it's good to do like this ! Such a good product, why take it off so fast and not enjoy the benefits of it in my hair for 2 or 3 minutes more?? Another thing: yes, I agree that compared to regular shampoos, it costs much more. But it's SO concentrate! I have hair at shoulder level, and with Kerastase shampoos (all of them, really) a walnut size for me is enough, makes a LOT of foam and cleans very well. Worthy every penny!
for me, fair medium skin tone, the perfect pink to give me a healthy glow without looking as if I am trying too hard or as if I had put too much pressure on my blush brush !! great color, love the matte finish.
I have been using this (NC 40 for summer, and NC 30 or 35 for winter) for over 5 years. Love it ! Covers extremely well, not drying, stays on forever. I got at least 10 women I know into it, and now they would not use any other foundation/powder either !
Treatments (Eye) -Christian Dior - Capture R60/80 Wrinkle Eye Creme
karinenunes 1/18/2008 9:36:00 PM
From someone whose mission in life, regarding cosmetics!, is to finally find THE eye cream that makes a difference, that makes the skin under my eyes feel smooth, firm, hydrated, bright and still very confortable: I can rest now, my search is over. Great product, highly recommend it !
Treatments -Kerastase - Forcintense Dosage Vita Ciment
karinenunes 1/18/2008 9:30:00 PM
L-O-V-E it!!!! After having my naturally straight and fine hair bleached, turned from dark brown (already colored) to super blond in a suspicious salon in Mumbai, India (my own fault, I know), not only I got an orange horrible blond tone to my hair, but it was destroyed. After 4 months, of trying a different treatment and conditioner every week, I decided to buy the Forcintense VitaCement "magic" tubes and used for 5 days in a row. My hair was brought back to life, seriously! I am not saying I got "virgin quality" hair again, but I felt there was hope and science is really working in our favor! I don't care so much for the details of the technology, it simply WORKS ! Specially if your hair is weak, fragile, and very dry and splitting in the ends. It'll make a big difference. It's a SHOCK treatment, not a permanent one ! It's not to be used for a very long time, otherwise it can make your hair "too strong", or, in better words, a little big too thick. I know it's not the ordinary average price product, but it's THE BEST out there. If I had to put together all the money spent on "good", but not good enough hair products I've tried before, I'd still pay double for this one with pleasure!