Polishes -Sally Hansen - Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
mrswhite072895 4/2/2008 8:29:00 PM
Normally, I wouldn't spend more than $3 for a bottle of nail polish since I'm into trendy colors and rarely finish a bottle, but I decided to splurge and try the new Sally Hansen Quick Color nail polish pen. It cost about $7.50. I was able to do one hand very quickly at my desk at work. I applied one coat and got a very nice coverage. The smell wasn't as strong as typical nail polish, and it did dry quickly without smudging. The pen was easy to handle and it only took 2-3 clicks to start the nail polish to flow. It is so convenient especially since I have two toddlers, and I rarely have the time to paint my nails. I purchased the nail pen at my local Walgreens, and the colors the carry are: clear, lt. biege, red, orange, blue, and black. I bought orange which is a more dark coral color on the nails as opposed to a bright pumpkin orange. In the package, the red was more dark, blue-based red.
Once Removed Nail Polish Remover is an excellent nail polish remover especially if you wear light colors. (It may take a second coating to removed really dark colors.) It doesn't stink, it moisturizes your cuticles, doesn't dry out your nail bed, and a little dab will help you fix manicure or pedicure boo-boos.
I've done very well with Cover Girl Foundations--especially Aquasmooth and TruBlend. Of the two, favorite foundation is Cover Girl's TruBlend in Soft Sable and Toasted Almond. Even if you go up or down a shade, it will still match your skintone well. It goes on light, covers up imperfections, gives you a smooth look, and is not greasy. Not to mention, it cost less than $10 in the drugstores and a little goes along way. I usually apply mine with a little sponge or a foundation brush.
I LOVE FlowerbyKenzo Oriental Perfume. On me, it smells smiliar to Calvin Klein Obsession--sweet, musky, and a sexy. However, the scent fades a little quicker than CkO. If you have a sensitive nose, the scent is going to be too heavy. The bottle is also absolutely sleek, slender, and pretty. It sort of has an art deco feel to it.
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Pure Color EyeLiner (liquid, Fall 2004)
mrswhite072895 11/22/2004 1:13:00 PM
Estee Lauder's Pure Color Eyeliner in Khaki is wonderful eyeliner. The dark goldish green color makes eyes pop. Used with a soft eyeshadow, it is perfect for the day. Used with a brighter or shimmery eyeshadow (like Cover Girl Eyeslicks in Sleek Sage), it is excellent for nights out. The thin and flexible brush makes it easy to apply. The geometric sphere within a lucite cube bottle alone makes it a pretty addition to your dresser top.
I purchased Maybelline Forever Metallics metal-shine lip color pencil in Rock on Red. It goes on very smooth and extremely creamy. However, the point is so soft and creamy that it is hard to control the application. It's formula is just a little too creamy to adhere to moist lips. A person should definitely line lips in a matte lip liner first before applying. The color is very pretty, sparkly, and wonderful underneath a drier more conventional lipstick (especially for day wear).
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Cool Eye Frosting Pencil
mrswhite072895 4/12/2004 6:37:00 PM
I purchased Estee Lauder's Pure Color Cool Eye Frosting Pencil in the blue ocean color. It is a great, soft blue color. It really makes eyes pop, and I wear eyeglasses! It goes on smoothly, and lasts all day. And now that I know it can be sharpened although it is in a plastic case, I'm thrilled that it won't run out very quickly. It is very expensive for an eyepencil, so I probably will not buy it again.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
mrswhite072895 4/12/2004 6:33:00 PM
At first, I loved L'oreal's True Match foundation in C8 (Cool Cocoa) when I tried the $1.99 sample. With a $2 coupon in hand, I went off and bought a full sized bottle. Suddenly, I became disappointed in the product. On the upside, I had also found a foundation that was near perfection for me. It was easy to apply with a wedge sponge, blended perfectly along the edges of my face without looking like a mask, and it gave me a natural looke while covering up my imperfections. However, it turned my face into an oil slick. I didn't break out, but my face became shiny nearly an hour of applying it. Even applying L'oreal's Hydrating Illuminating loose powder to set the make-up didn't keep the shinyness at bay. Finally, to say it made my eyeshadow and eyeliner smudge would be a great understatement. But damnit, it blended and matched so well. *sigh*
I bought this scent after smelling it in a magazine insert. Before I knew the title of the product, I kept saying "it smells like clean, freshly showered." It reminds me of a simple soap that I used in my childhood, like Ivory or Camay. There is a slight lime-scent to the perfume. It doesn't last as long most perfumes, and it would probably be a scent I'd give a teenage girl.
This is my first experimentation with liquid foundation. So far, I am fan of the product with on one kvetch. It dries to a powder-like finish immediately, so as soon as you put it on your finger tips you have to hurry and rub it in on your face. I tried the dot-dot-dot method, where I put little dots of foundation all over my face and then I'd blend in the foundation when I was done. DON'T DO THAT. It'll dry on your face in little dots. According to the website it is/does: * Liquid foundation turns to powder for a flawless, ultra-lightweight finish * Blends easily and never clogs pores * Provides longlasting, medium coverage * Oil-free formula * Contains SPF 15 sunscreen to protect skin So far it does at says, and I'd buy it again. If you have fine lines, wrinkles, or dry skin, this will emphasize it. It will look a little chalky/dusty on the driest areas on your face. To remedy that, I dabbed a little bit of cream foundation with triangle sponge. Also, a final swipe with loose finishing powder will remedy it.
On the train I saw a woman slide on some liquid lipcolor and got the most beautitful, glossy look. All my other lip gloss adventures have ended badly, and I was never able to to get that glossy color until I purchased L'oreal's Rouge Pulp. Even luckier
Mascara -Prescriptives - False Eyelashes Plush Mascara
mrswhite072895 3/5/2003 4:07:00 PM
I received the free sample of this product from Gloss.com. I like the size of the sample because I can wield the shorter brush better, but the smell is too funky to wear everyday. The mascara is also a little stiff coming out of the tube. It separates as well as the other mascaras I've purchased.
I got Poolside Plum (on sale for $2). I love the color and it goes on very smoothly. It is also very soft. However, I don't really like the smell.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
mrswhite072895 2/16/2003 7:46:00 PM
For $3.99, I couldn't ask for a more convenient product. It slips into my pocket or my purse, so I can rub the cream on my cuticles at any time. It does a great job of keeping my cuticles from getting dry, and I love the smell. The tin is bearable.
I love using Jordana's Eye Shadow Pencils as eyeliner because its chubby size is easier for me to handle. I just blend from crease to brow with a coordinating lighter color and I'm ready to go. My absolute favorite is Bronze, which is darker than Gold but is still bright enough to make my eyes look bigger. The Black eyeshadow pencil makes it easier for me to get that smudged look without a lot of work.