Other -Crest - 3D Professional Effects White Strips
mamamanda 3/23/2011 7:49:00 PM
This product is sort of expensive to get to Australia but i believe it is worth it. I didnt have the pain that others had but my bottom teeth were slightly sensitive for the first few days. I do have sensitive teeth normally though so i did expect this. I loved the andvanced seal and that was the reason i bought them because i hate the slippy and gross tasting other whitening strips on the market. I can wear this without stressing and counting the seconds before i can rip them off. I used these once everyday as directed and did see a change within the first week and by the end i was very happy with the results. I drink coffee everyday so i was pleasantly surprised. Will buy again
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
mamamanda 1/21/2011 12:40:00 AM
Easy application, product is creamy but not too oily. Product is pigmented and a perfect black. The best thing about this product is that it does not budge, which is bad for smudging but good for cat eye liner. PERFECT!
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 405 Berry Smooch
mamamanda 1/21/2011 12:15:00 AM
I love lip stains, granted most of them are drying there are those few that really step up the game. This covergirl one runs in the middle for me. The color came out quite even but i had to work at spreading the product. I am not sure if its just the shade i chose but berry smooch only darkens my lips a very small amount. Maybe this would work better on those of fairer skin than mine but overall i feel like i would never reach for this product.
At first when i liked this foundation i was overseas and wasnt near any mirror with natural light. Once i looked at myself outside i realised how cakey it was and the main issue on my combo oily dry skin is it wears out in patches. I feel indifferent about this foundation but the price (in Australia) is quite expensive and with $10 more i could get a higher end brand foundation instead.
When i saw this blush in the box i thought it would be too light of a pink for my skin (nc20.25) I also hate wearing blush thats too shimmery and too red where i look blotchy. This has an amazing color pay off that can easily be built up and the sheen of gold is subtle, its a very small micro shimmer. I also thought i would ditch the brush like in every other cosmetic product i get but its quite handy and when im in a rush is perfect. I love the smell sooo much as well. I just really think this is a good blush for those who fear the how and where and what of blush application. LOVE IT.
I am sort of lost with this one. Everyone raves about the pigment & its comparison to gesso but i just dont see it. I find this eyeshadow has minimal pigmentation, i find it a little chalky too. It worked a lot better when it was wet but overall i just dont see why everyone likes this eyeshadow so much. Its too much hard work of packing on the product.
Like most people i have no idea why this is called beige... I wouldnt call it barbie pink but a medium pink (no real pruple/blue undertones) it has no shimmer, which i prefer and the shine isnt too overwhelming. I LOVE the smell but i understand some people might not like the cherry/fruity scent. I am very conscious of the color of my teeth so i tend to avoid pink lipgloss/lipstick but this a gorgeos color and not too light for my nc20 nc25 skin. The formula is not sticky but lasts a substantial time which impresses me and feels quite moisturising.
I was quite wary of this product at first. It seemed much too bright and i was scared I would look like a clown rather than a more natural flush. But the blush creates a soft but sweet sweep of color. I use a duo fibre brush though as i find it easier to control. I like that the cargo blushes are in tins as i am less likely to break it which somehow i tend to do. I love matte blushes and this one is a keeper
This product is a tricky little one. It doesn;t make the eyelashes dramatic but it seperates quite cleanly. I couldnt see any growth really. After about two months use when i tried my prior mascara i realised my eyelashes indeed looked longer and fuller. I already have long lashes but now that they can touch my eyebrows with no curler i am impressed. Its grow luscious and so now i try to wear it as a first layer of mascara undernath a more dramatic mascara
I have oily skin but some drier patches near my nostrils. This foundation looked cakey on these areas instantly and worsened after an hour or two and wears out patchy streaky all over. The application was alright for me but it did not last the 8 hours it claimed and made my skin look grimey, i was better off not putting foundation on at all. Not impressed. Good price and easy application but thats all
I really like this shade on my lid. Its a touch lighter than my skin tone so i like to use it even just to cover the veins and brighten up the area. Its a drier consistency than other primer type products i have used but i like it on my oilier lids as it mattes it out. Really makes application with powders smoother
The color is quite a dark maroon color so i tend to steer away from applying too much product. It smells great like a real fruit raspberry as opposed to the usual plasticy fruit smell. I was suprised at first of its size as i ordered from cherryculture and on the site it looked a lot bigger. But it has lasted a substantial amount of time. It is meant to be used as a cheek stain too. Good in theory, similarly to the point about the darkness on the lips i feel like its a bit too dark of a color for my cheeks. I preferred it with a more pink powder blush put over the top though. Very smooth in texture and moisturising on the lips
This mascara is average. I dont know what else to really say about it. It doesnt lengthen a great deal, nor does it add much volume. Even if i used a lot of product to build it up. It didnt clump though. It didnt flake or smear on me which is a plus too. I didnt find the brush to be a problem but i do prefer the plastic style brushes.
The best thing about this foundation is the wear, its the most long wearing i have come across and I have oily skin so this is a massive plus. When it does wear off a little it isnt patchy or odd looking. The finish on this isnt amazing though, it appears a little cakey and feels heavy on my face. I prefer the feel on the double wear light better. I feel like its too much for everyday. I prefer to wear this only at night.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
mamamanda 9/23/2010 9:58:00 PM
The coverage of this foundation is substantial. I like it alot better than the double wear, which is much too cakey looking and heavy for me. I found that it came off a little faster than my double wear though but it wasnt a great difference. The shade suits my skin tone and i can change easily between my summer color and winter color in this range which i feel is normally a struggle. It covers well over dry areas but not amazingly. I generally like this foundation but wouldnt call it my HG.