Treatments -Clean & Clear - Persagel 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
melodycadence 5/22/2011 6:10:00 PM
I love this when my skin really gets out of control, and since my skin is so oily, it really doesn't bother me at all if it's a bit drying. However, I definitely recommend switching this up with a salicylic acid product because otherwise it does turn my skin too dry and sensitive after a few days of continual use. I definitely see results after a night, so this is a keeper.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac 270
melodycadence 4/15/2011 8:54:00 PM
I love this colour, I think it would complement absolutely everyone. The brush is wonderful, and the drying time was about two minutes. Nothing to dislike here! =)
Masks -DDF - Sulfur Therapeutic Mask [DISCONTINUED]
melodycadence 3/24/2011 4:45:00 PM
Love it, dries any cystic acne pretty much overnight, calms acne and redness, and draws up impurities like blackheads and whiteheads so that they're easier to get rid of. The smell of the sulfur really isn't as bad as some people describe, I think it's fine and it doesn't last that long once you wash it off.
Generally a fan of matte skin, I took a chance and tried this "glowy" foundation. I love the finish, because it's not so much super dewy and glowy as just natural healthy looking skin. I have extremely oily skin, so I was cautious about trying it because of its light reflecting claims. However, I am in love with this foundation: it does not break me out (which is a miracle in itself), looks very natural, matches perfectly (NC30 = buff 7W), and while it does not control my oil very well on its own, does not make me look like an oil slick either. I just use an oil control primer underneath and a hint of powder on top, and it keeps my oil at bay for about six to seven hours (a really long time for me!). It dries pretty fast on application, so you have to buff it in really fast before it sets and cakes up somewhere. The pump on the bottle is amazing though, it's very precise and it allows me to pump out as much as I need or as little as I need. It gives medium to full coverage, and it really helps to cover up my redness and acne. So yes I am in love with this foundation while I didn't expect to, and if I ever need to (seeing as I only need to use a little bit each time because of the awesome coverage), I will repurchase!
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub
melodycadence 3/9/2011 12:07:00 AM
I use this once in the morning and once at night in the shower, when the steam helps to open up my pores. I remove my makeup first, then use this, and it makes my skin so soft especially after I use it in the shower. The scrubbing beads are really gentle, and I really feel like the anti-acne part of it is working too. I have really oily skin with extremely acne prone skin, and I am loving this scrub!
Blush -Physicians Formula - Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in rose
melodycadence 2/23/2011 11:51:00 PM
I love the packaging and the design, and I absolutely adore the smell, it's heavenly, and it makes the duo fibre brush I apply it with smell great too! The pink colour can be really pigmented, but I apply it with my duo fibre skunk brush and it looks like the perfect soft pink blush. I have some acne on my cheeks, and this is the first blush to not make them look a thousand times worse. And this blush lasts the whole day, over eight hours, on my very oily skin. Can't get better than that. =D
This is one of the must have eyeshadows from MAC, because it works for everyone! It's such a pretty colour, and it works with a lot of other colours as well, if not all of them. Pigmented, smooth, easy to blend, those things go without saying. Love it, this might be the first eyeshadow I ever hit pan on! XD
I absolutely adore this colour, it's a gorgeous fuchsia and warm enough for my skin tone. It applies evenly, it's so pigmented, so creamy, and it's not drying. Great for when I feel like a bold dramatic girly lip. =D
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes
melodycadence 2/13/2011 7:01:00 PM
This is a quad that works for all skin tones and all occasions. I use it for my everyday look, I'm NC35 and all the colours are great! They're pigmented, easy to work with, little to no fallout, and blend wonderfully well. It's cheap too, and most of the time you can find it somewhere on sale for even cheaper. I wouldn't recommend the little applicators it comes with though, because they're quite stiff and difficult to use.
I love this so much! I was looking for a super bright coral shade, and I got this on sale for $3.99! I love the packaging as well with the vintage label. The colour is pigmented and shows up very well on my already pigmented lips, and it's not drying. The colour lasts about three hours before it starts to fade on me. =)
Keeps my super acne prone skin under control, doesn't irritate at all because of the hydrating feature of it, and smells like fresh cucumbers to me. =D Best acne treatment ever.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
melodycadence 12/22/2010 1:36:00 AM
perfect nude for me as well, NC30. =D love the creaminess and lack of shimmer, love the packaging, what can I say? I just love it.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Concentrated Duo - Shady
melodycadence 12/19/2010 12:59:00 AM
I love this so much, and I bought it on a whim! I'm usually not a huge fan of matte shades, but these two make the perfect natural looking brown smoky eye for daytime. The lighter brown is just the right colour to even out my lids and blend, I'm NC30 so it just looks like my skin, but if you're lighter than it would show up. Both colours are so wonderfully pigmented, it's amazing for the price. I actually bought it because the name "shady" reminded me of slim shady XD. Love this, love Eminem.
Love the coverage (medium), love the dispenser, love that it doesn't break me out...I use this with Bare Minerals prime time oil control, but it still doesn't keep me matte for the whole day, especially around the nose. Silicone primers keep me amazingly matte, but they also break me out amazingly badly as well. So anyways, I have extremely oily skin which does not stay matte for 8 hours unless I use silicone on it, so I guess this foundation is awesome for what it does (up to six hours matte). Great if you're not super shiny. I'm NC30 and the shade Medium Beige blends in flawlessly.
So soft, the bristles look extremely cheap but they are so nice on the skin. I use this with my powder and it does a wonderful job. It does take a while to dry (longer than eight hours overnight), but it's a small problem. I haven't had shedding with this or any other ELF brushes from their studio line. =]