These are a must have for me. I use them to get my makeup off if I am in a rush, or love to use them before washing my face with face wash and clarisonic. Just nice to get most of the makeup and mascara off first. Only four stars because I would not use only these to cleanse face, but I do use these every day and will continue to repurchase. Takes off makeup off completely, even waterproof, takes mascara off really well, just the right amount of moisture but no residue on face afterwards. These are my favorite makeup wipes, great price too.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
lovelyKk 5/19/2013 2:08:00 AM
I love to use a makeup wipe before cleaning my face with face wash and my clarisonic. I just like getting most of my makeup off first. These wipes are horrible! Even as a step before cleansing. I can barely see any makeup on the wipe when I use it. Want to get mascara off? Forget about it! I thought I had gotten a dud pack because they don't feel very moist(besides the strange residue on your face after), so I purchased another pack and realized they are just not for me. I have only tried a few different brands/wipes but they were all much better than these. Would not recommend. The Olay sensitive wet cleansing cloths are my favorite.
Eyes -Unlisted Brand - Careprost~Generic Brand Latisse
lovelyKk 5/18/2013 3:25:00 PM
After a horrible eyelash extension job left me with no eyelashes at all I started using Latisse. Needless to say it was getting to be an expensive habit. When I heard about carprost I figured it would be worth giving it a shot. Well, I am so happy I did!! My eyelashes are still so long and so thick! This works just as well as Latisse, and is one fourth the cost. Just make sure you are purchasing from a reputable place. I purchased a few bottles from lifetimelashes.com would definitely recommend buying from them. I do not use the brush applicator that comes with the bottles though because it is very stiff and sort of hurts. I purchased a liquid eyeliner brush and use that instead.
Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth - Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash
lovelyKk 5/16/2013 7:06:00 PM
WARNING!!! This product may work very well at clearing your skin, but watch out! I used this product every evening with my clarisonic brush for a few months. I knew it was too harsh to use twice a day. My skin did start to get very dry and peel, but after a few weeks I noticed a huge difference. I was not breaking out and my skin was almost completely clear. I do not have horrible acne to begin with, just a few around my nose and chin. I was in love! Until I went to my dermatologist. I walked in and the guy at the front desk said "Wow! What are you doing to your face? It is so red!" I was shocked. When my dermatologist came is she said the same thing, she put the light right on me and my face was glowing RED! You could see underneath my skin, my whole face had this strange red-ish hue. I told her what I had been using and she said this was definitely it. She said this is much too harsh for anyones face. I was so happy with my clear skin I did not notice the redness. After a week or two of not using this my skin was not red anymore, I did relapse and used this one evening and noticed the redness was back right away for two whole days! Two stars because this can be amazing if your skin can handle it. My skin is pretty resilient though and this damaged mine quickly so I took a few off.
Treatments (Eye) -Amore Pacific - Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel
lovelyKk 5/14/2013 8:30:00 PM
I am in my twenties, no real wrinkles, maybe just dark circles from those late nights studying. The woman at the AP counter recommended this to help moisturize and prevent against signs of aging. I purchased my AP regimen about 5 months ago so I feel like I can give the products a proper review now. I used to use La Mer, both my wallet and my skin are very happy that I changed! Previous reviews mentioned a tingling sensation, and an awful smell. Well I did not experience the tingling, and actually like the AP smell... Boyfriend does not though lol he made the grandma comment. This sinks in quickly and I did notice the darkness under my eyes decreasing. I can definitely tell when I have not applied this, I love the feeling. Will continue to purchase.
Cleansers -Amore Pacific - Treatment Cleansing Foam
lovelyKk 5/14/2013 3:13:00 PM
This stuff is amazing! Use it after the treatment oil morning and evening, the double cleansing method is doing great things for my skin. My skin has never been so clear, and soft. You only need to use the tiniest amount! Way less then you will think. Foams up nicely, leaves skin feeling clean and smooth. Use with my clarisonic morning and evening. Amore Pacific products are great! Would definitely recommend.
Cleansers -Amore Pacific - Treatment Cleansing Oil
lovelyKk 5/14/2013 3:10:00 PM
Well, I am a big fan of this product. After using La Mer for about a year I was looking for something that provided a bit more for my skin. La mer did not break me out and helped my skin not get any worse, but I was wanting a bit more. I am always worried about changing products but the woman at the Amore Pacific counter gave me a lot of samples and said to try them out before buying. Getting any samples from the La Mer ladies is like pulling teeth, even after you drop 1k on face lotion! Anyways.... I love this cleansing oil! I don't use it often on its own, but I love to use it before using the treatment foaming cleanser. The double cleansing method is doing great things for my skin! You can use it to get makeup off, it does a pretty good job, but I like to use a makeup wipe first to just get the most of it off so this can focus on cleaning my skin and not just removing makeup. Even though I am washing my face twice each time, my skin is not dry at all, it is so soft from the Amore Pacific products. These did not break me out at all when switching. At all! After a few months of using these products I see such a difference. So glad I tried AP products!
I was surprised by this foundation. Expected it to feel heavy, it is actually a very creamy texture, is easy to blend/apply, but offers full coverage that doesn't look cakey at all. I am a big fan of Dior products and this one did not disappoint. This would be great for night owls; bartenders, anyone who wants to party the whole night through with their makeup looking perfect all evening. Looks great in photos, flash photos too. Would not wear during the day just because it is a bit much and doesn't look very natural. Every girl should have foundations for every occasion, and this one should definitely be in your makeup box.
This cleanser has an amazing smell, love the packaging. All of La Mer products come in beautiful bottles/containers. This takes make up off completely, use it with my clarisonic brush, leaves the skin feeling moisturized and clean. I am very acne prone and have dry skin, this does not break me out, is gentle enough to use twice a day without skin becoming dry. Price is a bit high, but quality is high as well. My only complaint is that it doesn't really help clear skin, just helps it not get any worse.
This gel is pretty nice. So smooth, your skin feels very moisturized... I am very acne prone and this has never made me break out. The only things I do not like are the price and the packaging. The price I can handle, having to dip that spoon in every time... Even if I clean it I still feel like it is a little unsanitary. Make sure you give it time to soak in completely before applying any makeup, it is a bit heavy and takes about ten minutes. My other complaint would be that it doesn't seem to do much to help my skin, just not make it any worse.
Unfortunately for my wallet, I like most La Mer products. I use this in the evening under the moisturizing gel creme... It has really helped my skin have a glow, after a few months the redness I seam to always have has also disappeared almost completely. This promises more radiant skin, and it delivers! It is not a miracle product, but I am very happy with it. Bottle will last about 9-10 months.
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
lovelyKk 5/9/2013 2:14:00 PM
This stuff is liquid gold in my opinion! Best highlighter I have ever used, am not even interested in trying another... It may be expensive but you use so little that it will last forever. I use this every time I do my makeup. Use my Sigma F35 tapered highlighter brush; cheekbones, nose, bam, done! Don't waste your money on anything else. Packaging is beautiful, highest quality of product.
Makeup Brushes -Christian Dior - Powder foundation brush
lovelyKk 4/28/2013 12:51:00 AM
This is by far my favorite foundation brush. I know it says powder foundation but it works great with liquid foundations. I use it with the dior airflash spray foundation, spray a few times on the top then buff it on. The finish is amazing! I also find that I am using less product with this brush. When you first get it it will shed a bit, but not too bad. I also use it after to apply my setting powder. It may be expensive but you will get a lot of great uses out of it. I am usually very happy with the quality of dior products.
I have a lot of hair, thick hair, and I get quite a bit of volume naturally... But of course, I am a female, and I want MORE! I buy Oribe products from my salon, I love mixing and matching their shampoos/conditioners, but usually come back to the Volume shampoo with Brilliance and Shine conditioner. This shampoo adds volume, smells great, is very concentrated so don't use too much. I have also found that I can wait a couple, sometimes three days between washes because it does not go flat, great volume the next day too! I love their bottles, not that it really matters, but the packaging is beautiful.
Foundations -Napoleon Perdis - Boudoir Mist Foundation
lovelyKk 4/18/2013 3:50:00 PM
Pretty bad color selection, orange glow after thirty minutes, no coverage no matter how you try to apply it. I don't even have a lot to say about this one, just don't try it! I guess if you have very good skin and are looking for an expensive alternative to a tinted moisturizer this may work for you, but it does oxidize quite a bit so make sure that it still matches throughout the day.