Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Rodriguez for her
katarinat 1/12/2010 11:55:00 PM
Simply cannot go on about how much I like this scent. I tend to have a liking for musky, woodsy scents so I may be biased, but I am so happy I purchased this. To me, it's kind of an androgynous scent; it is strong, musky, woodsy (what you typically smell in a man's cologne), but has just enough femininity which makes it sexy. I've received loads of compliments while wearing this, a good portion from men. I plan on purchasing the hair mist soon.
Antibes is a great cheek color for fair-skinned people. It's great for a daytime flush, or can be deepened for night-time makeup as well. The multiple stick form makes it easy and quick to apply; a couple light strokes and I'm good to go. Received this in a swap and am so happy that I did. Would probably repurchase.
Brows -Christian Dior - Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil
katarinat 1/12/2010 11:38:00 PM
Really great eyebrow tool. I have gone through a multitude of brow makeup, and haven't found one quit as perfect as this. The universal shade, in my opinion, is ACTUALLY universal. I have ashy blond hair and all I need are a few light strokes for a well-groomed eyebrow look. I imagine people with darker hair would need to apply a bit more product than necessary for my light hair, but it would still work fabulous. The formula itself is not too soft, not too hard and is very thin and precise; making it easy to target specific areas and draw with precision. It's a tad pricy, at $30 CDN, but worth the money for great looking brows. Will keep buying until I find something comparable.
Such a pretty mauve/pink shade. This has suited pretty much every skin tone I have seen it on. Star Nova has tiny little glitter and shimmer in the tube, but deposits very little once applied (to me, this is a good thing as I can't stand glitter on lips). It is just pigmented enough to wear on its own, or layer on top of a lipstick. Will be repurchasing shortly.
One of my favorite nail polishes. Such a great taupey shade that pretty well matches anything. Will definitely be repurchasing after this bottle runs out.
This is my favorite gloss right now. Goes on so smooth, makes my lips feel constantly moist without being TOO sticky. "Blush" seems to be a universally flattering shade - being a mix of nude, pink, tan, and gold shimmer. The staying power is truly amazing, lasting much longer than any of my other glosses. Also has a pleasant smell to it. I purchased this at the annual L'Oreal makeup sale for about $4 CDN (I think the regular price is about $8-10 in drugstores), either way this gloss is still very affordable. I will definitely be stocking up, and experimenting with different shades next time.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Hair Treatment
katarinat 11/28/2009 12:52:00 AM
This treatment is absolutely incredible. My dry, frizzy hair has done a complete 180 since using this product. My hair no longer feels crispy, and is so much smoother. Also has a great scent. It's very affordable, at about $14 per tub. This has become a staple in my hair regime, and I won't be replacing it until they stop making it (hopefully never!).
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - Forbidden Flower/Fleur Defendue
katarinat 11/28/2009 12:45:00 AM
My absolute favorite. I'm down to the last few sprays of my bottle and can't wait to repurchase. A great fragrance for daytime and night-time use, and the scent lingers for a while. I work as a cashier and regularly have customers telling me how good I smell! I can't express enough how great this perfume is.
I love this cleanser. It's so affordable, and a little goes a long way. It removes all of my makeup and hydrates my extremely dry skin. Some reviewers are opposed to the smell, but I actually like it. Haven't found one like it yet. I will be repurchasing this.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Proclaim Olive Glossing Conditioner
katarinat 11/27/2009 12:13:00 AM
Cannot go without this conditioner. The quality of my bleached crispy hair has drastically improved. I purchased this at Sally's for about $11 CDN, along with the shampoo, and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of repair it has managed to do to my hair. I am, without a doubt, purchasing this again.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Proclaim Olive Glossing Shampoo
katarinat 11/27/2009 12:08:00 AM
I cannot live without this shampoo. My hair is VERY dry from bleaching to a platinum blond and constantly using styling tools. I've been using this shampoo for about a month now and have seen a big improvement in the quality of my hair. It worked almost instantly. My hair is drastically less dry, coarse and frizzy. My ends don't feel as crispy and my blond has looked shinier since I started using this shampoo. It's a very decent price, at about $11 CDN for a full sized bottle, and even cheaper if you are a Sally member. This in conjunction with the Conditioner, olive glossing spray oil, L'Oreal moisture treatment and a trim every 8 weeks or so has repaired my hair a ton. Will definitely be purchasing over, and over.
I purchased this in a box set (100 ml Eau de Parfum and 100 ml scented body lotion) at a great price of $65 CDN! The scent really suits me, I love musky/deep scents so I wear it almost everyday. I don't find the need to reapply throughout the day, especially when in combination with the scented body lotion. This fragrance is not my absolute favorite, but I would probably purchase again.
Great perfume. I usually like to wear more musky/vanilla infused scents, but thought I needed a fresh-scented perfume to add to my collection. I've solely been using this ever since I purchased it a week ago, and can't get enough of it. The scent lingers for quite a while so there's no need to reapply many times throughout the day. The Eau de Parfum may be a little overwhelming as soon as you apply, but settles quickly. It's a little on the pricey side ($90 CDN for 50 ml Eau de Parfum), but worth it for me. I will be purchasing this again as soon as I finish my initial bottle.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Everpure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque
katarinat 11/7/2009 9:27:00 PM
I have thick, coarse, wavy/curly golden brown hair. I bleach it to a platinum blond every 3 months and used to flat iron it daily. I grew sick of the dead ends, coarse texture, and constant frizz that accompanied my daily hair routine, so I stopped straightening and started using moisture products targeted at very dry, prone to breakage, coarse color treated hair. Out of all the products I have used so far, I have seen the most improvement with this. I've been using the masque for just over 3 weeks now and am noticing considerable improvement with the quality of my hair. It feels less dry, less frizzy, and a lot softer than it has in a while. The smell of the product is great, and I love the tub-packaging, as you can get the exact amount of product you need without fussing with it in the shower. I will definitely purchase this product again.
One of my favorites from OPI. I got this at a discount cosmetic warehouse for $8.99 CDN, which is a little bit cheaper than the usual $11-12 at a beauty supply. It's a really pretty lilac shade, I've received many compliments wearing it. I would definitely buy this shade again.