GREAAAAAAT color. Need two coats because its just a TAD sheer. But its also a great color for work because its feminine and girly yet very pulled back and not flashy or distracting. It makes your nails look polished and neat. However, I do have some problem with streaking if I'm not careful! would DEF repurchase
This is a GREAT nail polish but for only a certain kind of person/ occasion. This polish doesn't exactly show up on my nails. It's just very shiny with just a hint of a color. It's exactly what I need for a professional work environment because it makes your nails look GOOD but not like casual and fun I guess. If you're looking for color on your nails, steer clear of this one but its really good if you have a business professional dress code and specially for interviews!
I think I've used this long enough to write a review. This is not my cleanser or anything but I use it on lay days to wipe dirt away from my face if I don't want to cleanse. Also great for summertime because I find it cooling/refreshing so I like to go over my face with this on a cottonpad. Also great at taking makeup off. Nothing too heavy duty like water proof mascara but the basic foundation/lipstick/etc. But ahhh, the price! Too much! I don't want to buy ill probably repurchase it (which will be soon because im 75% of the way through my bottle) because it serves so many good purposes :( will be constantly on the look out for cheaper dupes though!!!!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
megabookfreak 5/27/2012 10:11:00 PM
AMAXING moisturizer for dry skin!!! It's not going to provide you moisture all day but at least for 5/6 hours it keeps my skin feeling soft and baby like! The only problem is that iys in a jar so some of you germo-phobes would have to get a spatula! I'm fine using my fingers though :)
love it! im surprised that this has been a miss for so many people. i love that it's water based and i think it offers a very fair amount of coverage. it evens out my skintone and it doesn't get rid of the redness on my cheeks/around my nose but it does cover it a bit and with the help of mufe conealer in #8, im able to get rid of it completely. lasts a very long time and i love that it doesnt draw attention to the dry patches on my skin. really love it. i'm nc40/42 and have this in b50 and i think it matches perfectly. will repurchase. and remember to shake it well before each use?!!! EDIT: YEEEAH, its just not that great anymore. Maybe its a light foundation you want for summer but it kind of dries you up during winter...esp if you have dry skin like me.
The most underrated brand of brushes id say. They're ALL SO SOFT!!!!!!!!!!!! this kabuki is REALLY dense and very soft. VERY comparable to MAC in that sense. If I had to go back in time and purchase only one, it would be this kabuki over MAC's. if aything, it's a little TOO dense sometimes because I like my bllush to be VERY light and subtle. This can pick up a little too much color sometimes...but usually it works out perfectly. Highly recommend!
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
megabookfreak 4/12/2012 10:43:00 PM
LOVE! It does have a kind of waxy feeling so if you don't like that then I def dont suggest this balm. I like it WAY better than EOS (which I own as well, but mainly for the cute packaging). This balm keeps my lips hydrated for the LONGEST TIME. it makes lipstick/gloss application much smoother but I wouldn't say it really fills in the lines on my lips all that well. I love the pomegranate smell and the fact that it lasts forever. A staple! kind of pricey I think but i prefer this over chapstick so I'm willing to shell out the 6 bucks (since it lasts so long).
I love the cute, unique packaging but that's about it. This products isn't horrible or anything, it's just too much to pay for what you get. Like: *The color!!! Main reason why I got it. It's a beautiful, nude pink on my NC42 skin *pigmentation. This is a HIGHLY pigmented eyeshadow! one swipe is all you need for both eyes Dislike: *Lasting power- i didn't use it with udpp and it lasted maybe an hour or so until the color start to kinda turn muddy. had i used it with udpp however, it probably would've lasted me only a little bit longer. *THE FALLOUT- main dislike!!! it just falls out. lol I put it on gently with my mac brush and no matter how hard i try, it seems to fall on my cheeks every time! *the glitter!!! i don't mind a little shimmer in my eyeshadows but this is straight up GLITTER. and because of the fall out, i get those light reflecting specks of glitter on my cheek that makes my look fake when I go outside. ewww. I said I wouldn't buy this product again mainly because of the glitter/fallout but if that doesn't bother you, this color is amazing and very blendable/easy to work with. I also hear UD is reformulating its eyeshadows so hopefully this new formula will take care of these problems. I'd rather spend the money, for now, on a dupeable MAC eyeshadow which will eb a few dollars cheaper and also better quality.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - Creme de Gloss Creamy Rose (441)
megabookfreak 3/26/2012 11:07:00 PM
PRICE: 28 dollars. Heart Attack Inducing. OMG!!!!! i LOVEEEEE this gloss. it's not sheer, which I actually like. The ocnsistency is gloss like but it's more like a lipstick or lipstain because it looks SO natural. Not drying at all and this color is absoloutly BEAUTIFUL against my nc42 skin. i just don't know where to find it anymore! :((
HG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Recieved it in a swap. Wasn't expecting much but this was simply awesome. I have NC40/42 skin (south asian) and this color looks FABULOUS on me. Color: It's looks like a light chocolate milk brown. Consistency: It's a cream...very creamy haha Staying power: Lasts a REALLY long time. Today, I'd had it on for maybe 4 hours so far and theres been no creasing or anything like that. Best for: everyday where! I literally wear this everyday! haha and if you office is conservative but makeup is allowed, then this is defintiely something to wear. What I like best: It's so fast to put on and easy to blend. Whenever I wake up late, I just swipe this on my eyes in like 2 seconds and my face is transformed! What i don't like: the price. If I could find a dupe for this color in cream form, I'd def start buying that! This is going to last me a REALLY long time but still I'd hate spending that kind of money for a casual, everyday wear kind of thing. Repurchase? YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Even thought it'll kill me a little bit, I dont see any dupes of comparable quality so this is a staple for me. Def HG material. MAC's got the right idea with this one ;)
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Perversion
megabookfreak 3/3/2012 9:26:00 PM
Packaging: sleek. Love it! Price: 19 bucks. Nt horrible but still pricey Quality:not smudge proof but mid you set it, it'll last color. The color is a BEAUTIFUL black. Fell in love it's it. It's best for:tight lining under you eyelashes. Stayed there for a while. Would I buy again: definitely. Try it at a store before you buy it though!
Oh my! This blush looks AMAZING on my nc40/42 skin. It's a not too dark pinky color on me and it gives me that natural flushed look so it almost doesn't even look like I'm wearing any blush. When I swatched this color I didn't like it but on my cheeks it looks amazing. One of the few blushes I'd spend 20 bucks on!
I've been using this ONE concealer for a few months now. I used to have a love-hate relationship with it because I just couldn't get the application down because when I applied it just with my fingers it looked a flaky and uneven. But I've finally figured it out! What I do: soak my beauty blender from ulta (not the original beauty blender- i think it's a fake remake) for a few seconds, squeeze out excess, dip the point side of it into the concealer and then just simply apply it under my eyes. I pat it in I do not rub because I think this reduces streaking, This way it doesn't creep into my fine lines or anything like that. My undereye circles aren't HORRIBLE but they certainly stand out and I think this concealer REALLY brightens them. I think there's different ways to apply this concealer and each person will probably figure out their own method that's best for them. I went through like 40% of this concealer until I really got the application down which kind of sucks but I think in the end it was worth it. Definitely will be repurchasing. South Asian Girl With NC42 Skin in case anyone was wondering :)
The only thing I don't love is the packaging because the bottle looked cute in the picture but it feels kind of cheap when you hold it because the top is made of plastic I think. But I love the sweet, Gorky scent. It's def a young gfragrance and I thInk suitable for both night and day. Lasted like 2 hrs strong and then started to fade away and was pretty much gone by 4-5 yard so I'd say it had pretty decent lasting power. Go buy it! :)
I am terrible when it comes to describing scents but I know this is a floral scent. It's not too young where it smells like cherries or something. Nor do i feel it is as mature as stella or chanel no 5. It's somewhere in the middle. I'd wear it in the day and it doesn't last THAT long but I certainly think it lasts at least three hours or so. But you can tell the smell is fading as the hours pass by but I still love it and will re-purchase. oh, and I think the bottle is pretty cute. nothing spectacular but it's nice :)