I have to be completely honest, i used this on my face a lot for the first few days after i got it, and sadly it broke me out in painful pimples along my chin/cheek/jawline. But, i decided to stop that and just use it as a night cream, and wow...i usually wake up to my skin feeling dirty, sticky, and just like it needs to be washed badly..but when i used the nivea creme as a night cream, i woke up the next morning to INCREDIBLY soft skin, seriously it felt like baby skin (no joke). So i personally don't recommend using this as an everyday moisturizer, but as a night cream this stuff is seriously amazing. Oh and in case anyone is wondering, my skin is not acne-prone, and i don't breakout very often at all.
Top/Base Coats -Wet 'n' Wild - Clear Nail Protector
mexicancrackles 4/2/2013 8:47:00 AM
This stuff is actually amazing. It's glossy, but not TOO glossy like some top coats, It dries quickly, It's easy to apply, and It's SO CHEAP. i paid like $2 for it and i don't even feel the need to try others. Amazing! Definitely try this before you try high end ones.
I was actually very hesitant to get this nail polish because of all the negative reviews on here. I'm fussy with nail polish and i can honestly say that i had no problems applying it whatsoever. The first coat was a bit streaky, yes, but it's an extremely bright neon polish so that's expected. That's really the only problem i had with this, after i applied a second coat it looked fine, and a third coat looked awesome :) Also, the color is AMAZING, like the most amazing color i've ever seen, and i haven't seen any dupes for it anywhere. As for chipping, well i've had it on for a day now and it hasn't chipped yet, so i'll update in a few days :)
Pressed Powders -E.L.F. - Clarifying Pressed Powder
mexicancrackles 3/25/2013 10:18:00 AM
This is definitely not for me. I have dry skin and this just makes my face look cakey, dry, patchy, etc. It's very matte, so it might be better for oily skins. It's quite messy and crumbles quite easily. The packaging is cheap looking and breaks very easily.
Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
mexicancrackles 3/25/2013 10:15:00 AM
Love this. Very hydrating and doesn't emphasize my dry patches. I had the healthy mix foundation but i realized it was emphasizing my dry patches A LOT so i stopped using it. In my opinion this is much better if you have dry skin. It's very comfortable to wear and i sometimes forget i'm even wearing it. It comes with a pump so it's quite sanitary :)
Such a pretty color :].. The formula of course can be quite drying, but they are called soft-MATTE lip creams so that's expected. This is VERY pigmented and smells like cupcake! and cheaaaaaapppp
One of my favourite lipsticks. It's a really pretty purpley pink color but it's got a warmer tone to it. Really classy looking. Soo cheap too!
Cute packaging. But very very sticky and extremely easy to over-apply.
This isn't good but it isn't bad either. Its good to cover up redness and maybe under-eye circles (not sure because i only use it on blemishes and redness), but it just isn't high enough coverage to cover blemishes, even with layering. Now i just put green concealer on my blemishes then put this over the top, because it matches my skin perfectly. Although i don't get the color selection, because the shade i got is the lightest shade and i'm definitely not pale, i'm about an nc20-nc25, and this matches my skintone perfect, so i'm not sure how this would work out for paler girls.
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
mexicancrackles 3/24/2013 1:04:00 PM
I have this is Light-Fair. The first thing i thought when i got it is 'ew this feels like oil', but then i put it under my eyes.. (i usually have major trouble with concealer settling under my eyes) and this didn't crease or cake up and looked so natural :D amazing stuff!
I have this in 'In The Nude' and it's definitely a ''my lips but better'' shade! I have odd lips that are big but aren't full in some areas (the bottom part of my lower lip is flat). I use this to line them and fill them in and my lips instantly look full, i don't know how, but they do! Magic :O
Brows -NYX - Eyebrow Cake Powder - ECP02 Dark Brown/Brown
mexicancrackles 3/24/2013 12:55:00 PM
Cheap, matches my eyebrows, comes with a spoolie and an eyebrow brush, comes with a wax and 2 colors. Basically, it's good for what you pay. I like it, but the powders aren't...powdery enough..if that even makes sense? I feel like the powders sometimes apply unevenly and cling to the dry skin around my eyebrows (no i don't overdraw my eyebrows, the skin right around my eyebrows is dry due to plucking).
I really like this mascara :) I can put on a light layer for a natural look, or layer it to get a dramatic look. Plus the packaging is cute (i love purple). Also, i find that it kind of smells like bubble-tea, i know that sounds weird but that's what it smells like to me.
I'm about an nc20-nc25 for reference. I got this bronzer in the shade Medium because i thought the shade Light would be too light for a contour color. I was so excited to try this, but it shows up so orange on my skin, and is really hard to blend out. I just tap my brush in it lightly, and it still looks like i have mud on my face.
Pressed Powders -Bourjois - Healthy Balance Unifying Powder
mexicancrackles 3/24/2013 12:39:00 PM
First of all, this smells amazing, like fruity cake :D so i love applying it. The packaging is average, but it feels pretty sturdy. I have very dry skin and this honestly does not emphasize any dryness or irritate my skin, and makes my skin feel smooth to the touch. I've been using it a lot for months now and i still haven't hit pan.