What a dream of a colour! One coat (heavy handed) will do but I applied two coats. Can't comment on wear time because I applied it today for the first time. It is the best coral pink I own. You have to work quickly because it is a fast dry np. Although it sets quickly it takes a bit longer to dry fully. True love.
Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Classic Clean Shampoo
ragazza 4/27/2012 4:15:00 PM
I don't have dandruff, but found a bottle of the Classic Clean shampoo in my bathroom closet. I guess I bought it a while ago, don't remember but anyway, it is a GREAT shampoo! It leaves my hair smelling fresh and makes it very soft and smooth. I find it keeps my hair cleaner longer. I also use less conditioner because my hair is smooth and manageable after I rinse. This shampoo has a permanent place in my shower.
Oh. My. God. This color is simply phenomenal. I finished painting my nails an hour ago and I can't stop staring at them. Beautiful medium purple and applies like a dream. The formula isn't runny nor thick, it's just right and I reached full opacity in 2 good coats. Can't comment on wear just yet, but if it's an issue I will update. Definitely one of my top 5 colors.
Dries my mani SUPER fast and I don't experience any shrinkage. It provides incredible shine too. The only slight drawback is that it thickens after a while but it still does the job! My HG!
Cleansers -Shiseido - Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam
ragazza 2/28/2012 6:53:00 PM
Talk about squeaky clean! This cleanser leaves my complexion feeling tight and overly dry. It strips my skin of everything! It certainly isn't deep cleansing as it claims to be. After washing twice, there are still traces of makeup. There are far better cleansers out there. Clarins being one.
L.O.V.E. This is a very unique colour and changes based on lighting conditions. In some lights it looks brown, but definitely not "blah" brown. Then it almost looks purple in outdoor lights. It is a dark polish in two coats but it is stunning. The application, drying time and wear is remarkable (just use a good top coat). Essie hit the nail on the head with this one.
I'm surprised by the negative reviews but then again, it's all about personal taste. I do not find this colour to be "girly" or barbie pink. It is a tasteful pink with a slight frost finish. I get many compliments when I wear this polish. If I'm careful (and by careful I mean wearing rubber gloves when doing dishes), I can get four days wear without any chips. That's good for me. The first coat is a bit streaky, but nothing a second coat can't fix. 5 outta 5 for sure.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
ragazza 9/9/2011 4:28:00 PM
I am sorry I didn't discover this cloth sooner. It is inexpensive, fairly large and works like magic. My skin is super smooth and those tiny bumps behind my thighs are gone after two uses! There isn't even a need to moisturize after my shower (but I do simply because I own a few body moisturizers and don't want them to go to waste). Run out and buy one now! I love it!!
On my tanned skin, this colour is simply gorgeous! It is nude with slight shimmer, definitely NO frost and no massive amounts of shimmer. I get many compliments when I wear this shade. However, I'm not so sure it would work on pale skin tones. Application and staying power are remarkable.
This is truly the most unique, fabulous colour I have ever seen. I just love it! The colour can be described as a true Tahitian pearl. I will be buying a back up since it is LE. Drying time was quick with SV top coat and it lasted 4 days before my first chip. That's pretty darn good for me. I received numerous compliments from co-workers and friends, and a few from strangers too! Buy it, you won't regret it.
Cleansers -Christian Dior - Purifying Foaming Cleanser with Crystal Iris Extract
ragazza 1/24/2011 8:19:00 PM
I have mixed feelings about this cleanser. First off, I find the scent borderline offensive. It smells like cigarette smoke. Good thing it doesn't linger. I can't comment on how well it cleanses my face only because I use Lancome's cleansing oil to remove eye and face makeup. I just use the CD cleanser as a final step in my cleansing routine. It does leave my skin feeling tight and overly dry, but nothing a good moisturizer can't combat. Also, it's a little pricey and I find getting the product out when nearing the end is quite difficult so some product is wasted. Needless to say, I won't repurchase. I'll stick with Clarins.
Lipstick -Revlon - Matte lipstick in Mauve It Over
ragazza 7/12/2010 1:06:00 PM
This is now my all time favourite lippie. The colour is just gorgeous. On me it is a true mauve and I'm lovin' the matte look. It is sexy! Staying power is awesome. I don't really have a problem with it drying out my lips. I am the queen of Vaseline so my lips are always well hydrated. I always apply a thin layer of Clairns Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm and the results are just perfect! There is no scent which I love. Revlon lipsticks rock!! I would definitely buy this again and my next purchase will be Fabulous Fig.
This is a very unique and stunning shadow. In my eyes, it's a purpley brown. I use it as a crease colour with Femme Fi on the lid and Cork as the outter V. This is a gorgeous, classic everyday look. Blendability and pigmentation is out of this world. This would no doubt work with every skintone. This is one purchase you won't regret.
Just lovely!! I swatched this on my hand in the MAC store and was a bit hesitant at first thinking it was too shimmery and that it might highlight my fine lines, but I caved and bought it since MAC has a great return policy. Well...I have no plans on returning it. I tap this into my temples and at the top of my cheekbones just above where I apply my blush. The area is totally luminous but not over the top. No sparkles and little shimmer, just perfect for my age! I haven't broken out, I rarely do...guess I don't have sensitive skin! This is one of those "I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror" products. Love it <3
This is a pretty good conditioner. It leaves my hair silky soft but doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy by the end of the day. Only 4 lippies cuz it's fragrance free and I like scented hair products. Both the conditioner and shampoo are a tad on the expensive side, but I would repurchase.