this is actually a great liner - it applies super easily and soft, and really, really lasts. i have one minor gripe which is that you can't really get a thin line with it, you just can't get it sharp enough. If you blend it with a liner brush soon after application you can get a nice smoky line that will last all day or night. With the Black - it doesn't last quite as well on the bottom lash line but on the top it's beautiful The blue is awesome and I don't have the smudge on the bottom line problems with it. it seems a little dryer so that might be the reason.
i do like this eye shadow but i don't think that i'd buy it again. it's a beige with shimmer, so it's pretty plain. it has great staying power when used over a primer or paint pot and i don't get any fallout of shimmer. i don't see me running out of this since i have so many other colors i prefer to use, but if this neutral works for you, i think it's a very well made product. i think it's similar to MAC soba but with more glitter/shimmer.
I love this color - I love it all by itself - it really is so pretty and looks amazing when my skin is tan (as well as when it's not) it's a shimmery brown with flecks of gold, but it's soft, giving your lids a gentle glow. It's super pigmented so start with a light hand. I only gave it a 4 because it doesn't seem to last as long as all my other MAC shadows.
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences- Hydralicious Reconditioning conditioner
rebeccaae 6/12/2009 12:12:00 PM
this is a tough one! On the plus side, this really makes my hair SUPER soft and when I'm applying it in the shower, it's really easy to get it through my strands, completely detangling. It's not expensive, and has a nice tropical scent. The Cons are that it really does a bad job of protecting against humidity. Granted it has been especially humid here lately, put this has been really awful at keeping my hair unfrizzed. I'm a little shocked because it really is very moisturizing and to the touch feels lovely. So, I guess I might use this in the winter or when I'm somewhere with no humidity, but certainly not the NY summer.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Underground 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
rebeccaae 5/29/2009 5:58:00 PM
This is a very beautiful color and I love the way it creates a slightly smoky eye - it's unusual but still subtle. If only the lasting power on this was better it would be perfect. After a few hours of wear, it really, really has mostly faded. And that's after primer. The texture feels really smooth going on. So, I won't repurchase because this just doesn't last - really shouldn't be called 24/7.
this is a great little set of two - i don't think they go together but they each provide a slight variation - the colors have been described well already - both are YLBB.. one more matte and one w more sheen. They BOTH brighten your eye area, they both look good alone, and they both work great as a base. They both last well, even on oily lids and I'm super happy I have this. Most of my shadows are MAC but this is very different. It's not beige or ricepaper colored. It's better than shroom as I find that too white and more chalky than ABE. This has already lasted me a very long time, so don't worry about the price too much. I feel like Nars shades last longer than most.
Conditioner -Redken - Extreme Conditioner [REFORMULATED]
rebeccaae 5/20/2009 10:10:00 AM
just like all the other Redken hair products, I really like this one. They were out of smooth down, so I bought this which really does help with my color treated - somewhat dry hair. It has the same effect as the Smooth Down with keeping it sleep and shiny looking - in fact, I find that my hair has been looking even better than normal. This is a fairly moisture-rich conditioner, so if you have a problem with oiliness, this might be too heave - i however thinks it's great! The smell isn't wonderful, it reminds me a little of fruity alcohol - but i don't really care about that. It makes my hair look and feel healthy and pretty!
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
rebeccaae 5/20/2009 10:03:00 AM
Surprisingly, i'm a big fan of this sunscreen - I like that it doesn't break me out and really does give you a sheer-dry touch/silk feel. It does have a little sunscreen smell but that's ok - it is sunscreen after all. It lasts, It's oil free - thumbs up!
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - New Beginning-Skin Smoothing Scrub extra gentle
rebeccaae 5/18/2009 11:08:00 AM
There's no secret that I love Ole products and this is by far the best scrub in the line. It's really great. It does what it's supposed to - it's super gentle, but really clears up your face and leaves you glowing and smooth. I love it. I only need to use it twice a week too. The texture is a little liquid soapy and the granuals are tiny.
Eye Shadow -Korres - Shimmering Eye Shadow in Sheer Gold
rebeccaae 5/18/2009 11:06:00 AM
I love that Korres is such a green line but the prices are a little high - that being said, this particular shadow is quite lovely. On it's own, it really brightens up the eye area, and the shimmer provides some luster while still being suitable on an adult. The texture is very moisturizing, and glides on effortlessly. This isn't really gold, but actually closer to a nude-white blend.
I've tried a lot of masks - but this is my first mud mask that actually looks like mud! Clean, pretty mud of course. I really like using this mask - whenever I see that my skin is not looking as well as I like it, or when I have some breakouts, I always go back to this - It's gently and never causes a problem. I find that my skin instantly starts to look better.
The pictures above really do seem like an acurate representation of this color. It's a great every day color that I think would work well on almost anyone! It's a rosy nude. I wish it was a little less dry on your lips. I find that though the color is beautiful and lasts, I need to start with chapstick or finish with gloss.
Styling Products -Redken - Smooth Down Detangling Cream [DISCONTINUED]
rebeccaae 5/18/2009 10:56:00 AM
This is a great product that does a great job of controlling my hair. I have med thinkness hair that's curly, whispy, and straight - so it's hard to pick the right product. This particular formula actually works just as good as my Kerastase!! I just use a little before blow drying and I'm good to go - espcially use it on the ends.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Nude Lustre
rebeccaae 5/18/2009 10:53:00 AM
I was very surprised by how much I like this gloss (I've actually come around to really liking most Revlon products!) This isn't really a nude, which is pretty obvious when you look at the color in the tube. It has a med thick texture that gives an instant polished gloss - I find that this looks great over lipstick - I've been using it over Nars Dolce Vita and it's a gorgeous pairing. It's a slight coral-pink-nude color. The lasting power is pretty good on this too - just don't eat or drink of course. You do need to make sure your lips aren't peeling - this will accentuate the problem unfortunately.
Masks -Ole Henriksen - Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask
rebeccaae 5/18/2009 10:48:00 AM
This mask is a-mazing! Seriously, starting with just the aroma of this gel mask - it's so calming. The lavendar immediately relaxes you. The mask is a clear gel that you spread all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. My skin was so nourished and smooth afterwards - and glowing! I love it. This was really great the day after I went out all night. I was instantly renewed. I just wish you got a little more product for the price.