After hearing so many reviews on this cleansers and after several reccomendations from Dermatologists as one cleanser that causes no reactions to senstive skin, I finally decided to try it out. I have really wierd sensitive normal skin. My skin has random reactions to the environment and cant really figure out what is going on. After trying to eliminate if my skincare and makeup were the root cause ( and it wasn't), I decided to stick with one cleanser. I love this product after almost a month of use. It is a clear cleanser and it works great. It cleans our skin without leaving that squeaky clean skin tightening feeling. This is going down in my books as a HG cleanser for day and night!
Moisturizers -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Cream
nsm8 7/27/2009 11:55:00 PM
I bought this on a whim several months ago on my trip to a CCO (Cosmetic company outlet). Since I had heard great things about it, I decided to stick to it and try it. After several months of using it( exactly 4 months), I love the way my skin feels. It has made my skin feel smoother and more even and a lot of people have complimented me on my skin. I am really sensitive to environmental allergies and have random problems like Milia if I over moisturize my skin. But being between dry to normal skin, the face cream is not overly rich but sinks right into your skin. Word of warning: Some of you may not like the smell of the cream, but it is much less noticeable in the cream than in the Lotion form. If you cant stomach or get used to the smell ( which I think is dissappears after it is absorbed), then dont get it.
I loved the way this soap smells. It reminds you of lemonade. I thought it would be an awesome soap to try out in the morning to feel fresh, clean and wake you up. I am pretty dissapointed. It doesnt really smell like lemon in the shower. It barely even lathers up and seems to melt at the sight of water. I definitely wont be buying this.
I heard many reviews that the Buffy was pretty abrasive, soI decided to try it and bought the large size for 21 bucks, As of today I have used it twice and I love it. I didnt think it was that abrasive, maybe because when I do exfoliate, I generally apply pressure to get my skin soft as butter. With the Buffy, I didnt need to do that. It felt diffferent since it was creamy, but once I stepped out from the shower , my skin was so smooth. I have never had it this smooth to last for 2 days. I would definitely reccomend it for your knees and elbows, since it makes them extremely soft. If you are trying it for the first time, go to the LUSH store or counter and ask them to demonstrate in hot water ( not cold, cos you wont see the effects).
I love this blush. I am an NC50 I wasnt too adventurous to try Taj Mahal since it looked too orange to me. Gilda was the perfect blend of peach and prange to give the exact peach glow that looks natural. I love the fact that it is a matte blush with no shimmer at all. Definitely got to try this!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Deep Dark
nsm8 9/8/2008 12:31:00 PM
I bought this product in Dark about a year ago. My skin tone is an NC50 in the Mineral Satinskinfinish. I love love this product. I dont use it wiuth my foundation though, cos it tends to make me look much darker than I am. On days when I feel lazy to apply foundation, I always reach for this!! Really handy product to put on to even your skin when you are running out of the house to do simple things like grocery shopping and you dont want to look like a ghost! I use this product with Fix+ or with the Aquafina spray to give that foundation covered look and even by itself. I love love this product. Definitely try it. It is so easy to carry with you and avoid the messiness of mineral loose powder.
I recently bought this from the CCO. So I got it for 10 bucks!! I love this color. It is sheer compared to the Viva glam V lipgloss, so I love it. It lasts so long on your lips. It looks like a light sheer pink with a mauvy hint on my lips ( I am an NC50). The only problem that I have with MAC lipglass in general would be the stickiness after it wears off.. But the Pros outweigh the only Con, so I keep buying them anyway:)
I recently bought this plushglass from the CCO( Cosmetic Outlet) and really liked it. I have never owned an orangish looking lipglass before so I was wary of it. Things I love about it. 1. It smells heavenly. It smells like Danish cookies that you get in those round containers,with a tinge of vanila. I keep smelling it every time!! 2. Suprisingly, it is not an opaque orange color, but is a sheer kinda color, so that way, you can wear a pink/brown or any other color underneath and top it off with this lovely gloss.. It is awesome for that bronzed or simple look. I am an NC50 and I love it. I hate wearing loud dark colors on my lip for the daytime, so this is perfect!! CONS: It does get a lil sticky once it wears off, but not as sticky as a MAC Lipglass. Try it, you wont regret it!!!
I love this moisturizer! My skin is dry to normal skin with an occasional pimple here and there. But this moisturizer gives me the smooth skin feeling when I put it on. It helps my makeup to glide on really well to. And the best part is that it has SPF in it. I have tried the Neutrogena suncreen with helioplex in it. And it is a good product, but feels kind of tough to blend it into your skin if you dont have anything else on. But this moisturizer has the consistency of a lotion( altthough it has SPF in it) and so its easy to smoothly blend out without tugging on youe skin. it leaves no white spots or marks that is usually seen in sunscreens which are not greasy. Definitely try it and see if it works for you.
I have heard tons and tons of reviews on this product from youtube and on here how it suits every skin tone. So finally I decided to give in and try it. So I went to the local MAC counter and tried the VIVA GLAM V lipstick and the swatch on my hand looked great but when I tried it on my lips( after getting it sanitized), it looked kinda frosty on my lips. As a reference, I am a dark-skin toned, using NC45- NC50 as foundation. So I decided to try the lip gloss and boy I fell in love with it! It is the exact same shade( duh) but doesnt look frosty at all like the lipstick. It definitely one of my favorite lip gloss of all time, cause it gives this nice neutral look with a slight pink hue ( maybe darker on fair skin tones) and if you put it over a darker lipstick it is ready for night time! If you have'nt tried it, try it, its awesome!!
I love their eyeshadows. I have Rose quartz, which is a plumy- purplish color and Russet which is a reddish brown color. I found these eyeshadows at a local Marshalls on clearance for 5.00 bucks! So I thought I would try them out since there is nothing to loose! I love love them. They are pigmented and awesome just like the MAC eyeshadows. I love their packaging too.. If I find more, I will definitely buy them! On buying the product on full price, I would have to think about it :)
I love this perfume. I have been hunting for one and have used Sarah Jessica Parker's Loveely, Davidoff's Cool Water. Once I was out of those, I decided to try something new and got this one. I bought it at a Fragrance store at the Outlet Malls, and got the 100 ml cheaper than what is sold in stores. I think I got a great deal plus I love this scent and have got tons of complements!! Try it out to see if it matches you!
Liquid -Flirt - Act Natural Light And Sheer Foundation
nsm8 7/17/2008 7:12:00 AM
I love love this product. It is my staple for foundation. I mostly wear tinted moisturizers, but this is such a sheer foundation than most brands! I own Golden Godess and I love it. It suits me perfectly and even though you may put more than needed, it doesnt give that cakey look at all! It looks like you stepped out of the beach looking dewy and fresh. I have their foundation powder too. I dont like their packaging for it though. If you are thinkin of getting it, get it!!
Eye Shadow -Flirt - Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Chocoholic
nsm8 7/17/2008 7:08:00 AM
I love love this color. It is a rich chocolate brown with copper in it, so it is definitely not a dull color. I hate the packaging though. I own four of their eyeshadows, and I love them. It is a good alternative to MAC eyeshadows. PS: Get them on sale at Kohls. It is the cheapest that you can get them!
Makeup Brushes -Flirt - Feather Dust-her (aka Skunk Brush)
nsm8 7/17/2008 7:05:00 AM
I love this brush. For only 7 bucks, its a steal. It is smaller in diameter just like the MAC 188, so its ideal to put blush and maybe bronzer. I wouldnt use it to apply foundation since it is more flimsier( if that is a word!) compared to the MAC 188. It is a really good dupe for under 10 bucks! Plus, since Flirt is under the Estee Lauder company, most of their eyeshadows are close matches to MAC's. I love love this brush!!