Bronzers -Chanel - Bronze Universel De Chanel Sun Illuminator
lovetoshop31 5/16/2013 11:20:00 AM
I LOVE this product! It's a cream, but nearly solid cream that is easily blended with the right brush. I have been using this off and on over the past few months. A jar will last forever - a little goes a long way and it's completely buildable. My skintone is NC30 and it blends/looks incredibly natural on me and with it's ability to build it looks great with a faux tan as well. Smells amazing, another great product from Chanel.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
lovetoshop31 4/8/2013 10:20:00 AM
BEST CONCEALER EVER! I have and will continue you purchase this over and over again. Full coverage without clumping, creasing, caking. This glides on smoothly and effortlessly and stays put all day long. Covers like none other and hides any and all imperfections. Photographs gorgeously (along with the MUFE HD Foundation!).. no crazy super pale/white face when photographed. I cannot rave about this concealer enough.. a little bit goes a long way. I put it on with a damp Beauty Blender and a tube lasts me FOREVER. Never seperates, gets icky, etc. I would rec. this concealer to ANYONE looking for full coverage and something that stays without smudging/caking!! Its my HG and I hope they keep it around foreverrrr.. (:
I LOVE this line.. I ended up buying the purple, blue, and mint green speckle polish. These are so easy to wear and only take a couple coats.. and as most of you know, Illamasqua's polishes last for days without chipping and cracking. I heart their polishes and this line is just too cute for spring. Def. worth the $$.. so cute! And who doesn't love pastels for Spring/Summer?!? (: Good luck finding them.. Sephora is constantly sold out!.. eek!
I used this for a few months before switching to MUFE HD concealer and let me just say that WOW.. so glad I switched. This concealer is SUPER full coverage.. and unless you need it for that, do NOT buy this. I love full coverage makeup, but this was a little too thick for my liking. It does not glide, it cakes by the end of the day, in the tube if you do not use it within a few months it gets icky - runny and seperated.. just not a great concealer. If you are looking to really cover something up and for something that will last all day.. try MUFE HD concealer - it's my go to and never runs, cakes, etc. I find the Kat Von D to just be cheap.. not something I would repurchase.
This product is amazing! Especially in the colder months when you skin gets a little flaky icky from the dry weather. I swear by this at home resurface kit and use it weekly! I have re-purchased several times and will continue to.. please don't discontinue this, Philosophy! haha.. anyway let's get to the review.. This kit offers what is nearly a peel or facial at home. It sloughs off dead skin and leaves you (or me anyway!) with a fresh clean slate. After using this I feel no dryness, and my skin isn't really tight as it sometimes is after a facial. There is no after the fact peeling, etc. it is just fresh, clean, and bright. I really notice a difference in skin brightness after using this.. I look almost glowy for a day or so. I try to use this once a week, sometimes go every other week.. and a kit lasts approx. 3 months if using every week. Def. worth the $75 .. as that is what ONE facial costs, anyway. If you are on the fence.. just spring for it, buy it, you will not regret it!
I LOVE this eye primer. I got a sample a while back and ended up buying the full size. A little goes a long way. With this I have zero fall out from my shadows and it really makes them last all day with no creasing. T hey also really pop when used with this primer. I am not a big primer person, but am stuck on this stuff! It glides on super easy.. I usually just use my beauty blender or fingertip.. so soft and easy to use. Would highly recom. this product to anyone wanting to try a new primer or looking for something that will make your shadows/makeup last.
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
lovetoshop31 12/31/2012 3:32:00 PM
This foundation is amazing! If you are looking for full coverage without using concealer this foundation is for you! I used to use concealer (MAC or Kat Von D) as foundation.. no more! This foundation took the place of all of that and has been great. The light/medium is perfect for NC30 skintone. I use it daily and am always impressed with how long it holds up, I wear it to work daily and there are no smears or loss of coverage throughout the day. Wonderful foundation and just another of Tarte's products that I am over-impressed with!
Treatments -Joico - k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor
lovetoshop31 12/31/2012 3:22:00 PM
This product is AMAZING! I read several reviews and in the winter months have trouble with breakage and split ends.. bought this recently and after only one/two uses notice a HUGE difference in my split ends and breakage. Breakage almost never happens anymore (and I straighten my hair daily - GHD), and my hair doesn't feel nearly as dry as it did, it's locking the moisture in without making my hair oily either.. love this product and will continue to purchase it again and again!
I buy this sponge over and over again.. it is well worth the $20.00.. I have bought knockoffs of the Beauty Blender, even the sephora version and it just doesn't compare. This is great for patting, blending, esp. around crease areas and evening out makeup/concealer/foundation. If you are on the fence.. buy it! One of my favorite tools!
Styling Products -Oscar Blandi - Jasmine Oil Serum
lovetoshop31 10/21/2012 12:46:00 PM
I am on my second bottle of this and I actually rotate serums, depending on what I am doing with my hair - anyway, I LOVE this hair serum. It smells amazing, spreads evenly throughout, and a little goes a long way. If you straighten or blowdry after.. ahhh the smell comes out even more (due to the heat, of course!). Comes in a pump bottle, easy to use and the newer one I have bought locks, so no spill! Usually sells for around 20 at Sephora - but will last you FOREVER. My second bottle has lasted over a year using it a couple times a week. WIll buy over and over again.
This is full on Jasmine - if you like Flying Fox (which is a personal fav. of mine!) you will love this fragrance. It lasts most of the day.. goes on a little strong, but settles nicely. I adore this perfume.. will buy it again and again.
This shampoo is amazing - lathers up like crazy, smells amazing and seriously - it makes your hair squeaky clean. I am oily prone and this strips the oil and product away like no other. I will buy this again and again. A tinyyyy bit goes a longgg way too - I use it straight from the bar to my hair, and it can be tricky to keep dry.. when done.. you don't want it to stay wet as it's in a bar form and will turn into a pile of goop. So I store mine in a litlte container and pad it off after showering. Smells amazing - great value.. will last FOREVER! Highly recommend.
This has been a favorite fall/winter fragrance of mine for 4-5 years now. I LOVE SJP Lovely.. it's spicy and perfect for cooler months. Not a light fragrance, sits well on me.. and tones down when settled. I lovelovelove this fragrance and I buy it over and over again. I think I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle. Def. worth trying and trust me, you will adore it. The bottle is really elegant as well, and come on, who doesn't love Sarah Jessica Parker?!
Fragrances -Christian Dior - Miss Dior Eau Fraiche
lovetoshop31 8/21/2012 9:26:00 AM
I wear Miss Dior Cherie on a regular basis, it's actually one of my fav. fragrances.. this, however, is not. I was disapointed when buying this and trying it. I reallyyyy tried to love it, but just couldn't. Supposed to be a "fresh versior of Miss Dior Cherie for on the go" ... um not so much. Not anything like the original, not nearly as sweet, and just a strange scent overall. Would NOT buy again..nor will I wear it again.
I will buy this perfume over and over again and have for the past 5 years. I LOVE it.. its fruity and sweet, strawberry really comes through on me.. and when it settles it's sweet with a little spice. I loveeeee this fragrance - I have a TON of perfumes, but really only reach for a few of them and this version of Miss Dior Cherie is at the top of the list. (and of my perfume drawer!) haha.. it's worth the splurge. The bottle is gorgeous as well. LOVE! Will buy over and over again.