I find all OPI polishes chip within a week, but this is a great color for just about any skin tone. I'll keep this in my makeup bag just for that reason.
My nails don't grow as it is... this made them dry, brittle and prone to chips at the mere thought of them. BLEH!
Lipstick -Lancome - Rouge Absolu Creme in Amande Sucree
maxnsam 6/15/2006 10:17:00 PM
This is not a bad color, but I don't like the taste it leaves on my lips, much less the smell. It's too rosey and overpowering.
I'm in my mid-30s and found this concealer was just too obvious and made my undereye area look dried out. It actually made me look older, so this is NOT something I'll buy again. The only thing I can say that's positive is that it's in a squeeze tube, which I think is more sanitary. Other than that, it's just garbage.
This is definitely a product that you can't just swipe under the eyes... just the little lines on the outer corners and in the area where the eyes and nose meet just perfect for me. It really makes a difference with my undereye circles, and I don't find that it accentuates any wrinkles at all. I usually put it over moisturizer, though, so I don't know if that's why. All I know is that I'll keep buying this little baby!
Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Heated eyelash curler
maxnsam 6/15/2006 10:06:00 PM
This didn't work. I wanted it to work, but instead, I got to throw some money in the garbage. I'll never try one of these again.
This was a clumsy, bulky razor. I have large hands, but I can handle the skinny razors way better than this one. The whole lotion head thingy is just annoying to me and I didn't find it helped me at all.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
maxnsam 6/15/2006 10:03:00 PM
I used to prefer the powder covered sheets, but I've become a convert. These sheets seem to soak up more oil and I absolutely cannot be without them. I carry them with me, and trust that it's a major catastrophe to be caught without them! =)
Tinted Moisturizer -Ulta - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
maxnsam 6/15/2006 10:01:00 PM
I like the color, but it seems too oily on my skin and makes me shiny. I was using it in place of foundation, and at first it looks good. A couple of hours later, though, most of my makeup has slid off my face.
When I first tried this (when I was in my early 20s), I hated it and thought it was old-ladyish. I had gotten compliments on it, but didn't even finish the bottle. Now that I'm older (early 30s... NOT old lady-ish yet), I tried it again. I actually like it now, and when I wear it I get plenty of compliments on it. I don't have a problem with it being overpowering, and it does fade by the end of the day so I actually carry the bottle in my bag. No need to stop the compliments from coming IMHO. =)
I took off a lippie for it being a bit too thick and goopy for my liking. Otherwise, this is a great color. One of those "your lips but better" type colors. Great for day wear. I'll definitely buy this one again.
The tube the lipsticks come is is sturdier than alot of lipsticks on the market. I've had high-end ones crack on me before, so I was pleasantly surprised that this tube was thicker. The color range is fantastic on the MAC lipsticks, but I do find them drying. I use the two that I have on special occasions only because they are just that drying on me. I usually pay for it the next day, too, so I definitely won't be buying these lipsticks again.
This is a great color for brunettes. I use this to fill my brows and smudge my eyeliner. It lasts a very long time and you get a good amount of product for the price. I've dropped it several times and it hasn't broken up on me (either the shadow or the container - surprise!), so that gets extra points from me. If you are price conscious, you should try the Revlon Colorstay shadows. They, too, work just as nicely and are long-lasting. These are the only two shadow brands I use.
This is one of my favorite blushes. I use it as a bronzer sometimes, but depending on how heavy-handed you get with it, you can use this color from day to night. It goes just about with everything. It is not as cheap as your drugstore blushes, but the amount of product you get is worth the price you pay.
I like the color and the feel of the product, but the smell is a definite turn-off. I also don't like the taste it leaves on my lips. It's something I'll wear when I don't expect any lovin' and just wanna look pretty. =)