LOVE this and my bf loves it too. It's fresh and spicy fruity, but not too spicy and not too fruity. I am surprised at the bad reviews here . . . Lasting power is above average and a little goes a long, long way.
Lipstick -mark - Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Pink Posy
riffrandal 1/11/2009 3:34:00 PM
Pink Posy is one of those fabulous pink shades that make your teeth look whiter! It's a medium, very cool pink with just a smidge of sublte shimmer. And of course it has all the charming features of the Dew Drenched line - sweet, minty scent & teeny packaging (containing a full-size lipstick).
Lipstick -mark - Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Juicy
riffrandal 1/11/2009 3:29:00 PM
LOVE these lipsticks. Don't be fooled by the tiny container - the lipstick inside is full size. These are lightly scented, sweet & minty. Berry is a wonderful deep wine shade with cool undertones. I have extremely fair skin and wine shades are often too dark for me. This shade is perfect and I believe would work on any skintone. Consistency is somewhere between a balm and a lipstick, but definitely more lipstick than balm. Highly pigmented and buildable color. I love it because it has all the rich color of a lipstick, but it's so light. Lasting power is average.
Cleansers -Avon - ANEW Rejuvenate 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser
riffrandal 1/3/2009 3:14:00 PM
Wonderful, refreshing cleanser. Scent is green and fresh. It really is great for combination/oily skin like I have, but I believe it would work on all skin types. It is a true gel consistency and lathers very well. It has little 'micro-spheres' that really don't do much in my opinion, they are not scrubby, they're soft, gel-like tiny balls that pop when you lather up and there really aren't many of them in the tube. My favorite part of this cleanser is how refreshed and clean my pores look and feel after I use it. Get it on sale - 4.2 oz for $12 is the regular price.
Treatments -Avon - Advance Techniques Smooth and Shine Anti-Frizz Capsules
riffrandal 12/13/2008 12:23:00 PM
Love this stuff on my fine hair! And I have a feeling it would be great on ANY type of hair. I have a difficult time finding anti-frizz products that don't weigh down my hair and make it look greasy. This stuff is fabulous. I only have to use one capsule for my below shoulder-length, very fine hair. I use it right out of the shower after towel-drying my hair. Not only does this product take care of dryness and frizz, I've noticed on my hair it actually adds some volume too! My only complaint is I wish it came in a pump bottle instead of little capsules. You only get 18 capsules per container. I buy it on sale (it's on sale a lot), and pay $2.99 per container of 18.
Treatments (Eye) -Avon - liiv botanicals Vitalizing Eye Cream with SPF15
riffrandal 11/3/2008 10:30:00 PM
Nice eye cream with SPF15. Moisturizing but sinks in invisibly, not heavy or greasy. Light, fresh scent. Packaging is kinda weird - it's a squeeze tube and is identical to tubes used for lip gloss, but it's functional and much more sanitary than the little pots so commonly used for eye cream. I like this product and hope Avon continues to carry it.
Eye Shadow -Avon - Smooth Mineral Eyeshadow in Pixie Dust
riffrandal 10/28/2008 12:30:00 AM
Beautiful cool, sheer, (very) light blue. I have very fair skin and hazel eyes, but I believe this color would work on most all skin tones. It is a 'shimmer' shade and does have sparkle, albeit very subtle sparkle. It works best as a sheer wash of color. The color is buildable, but the more you build the color the less subtle the sparkles. Perfect, fresh shade.
Love this mascara, it is my current favorite. I've been using it for about 4 months and am on my second tube. I use Black and have very fair skin and hazel eyes. It's a rich, deep black and I love it because I can swipe on one coat and it defines, separates and lengthens perfectly. Absolutely no flaking or smudging. It's perfect!
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts in 28 Nutmeg Dark Brown
riffrandal 10/5/2008 5:50:00 PM
Beautiful dark brown, high shine, rich shade. I have very fair skin and hazel eyes and this color is perfect on me. Not too dark, but just right. I love this color because it is neutral without being bland. I was afraid of the color turning out too dark after reading some of the reviews here, so I followed the instructions exactly, leaving it on my roots for 5 minutes, then blending through the rest of my hair and leaving on for an additional 5 minutes. I might leave it on a bit longer next time as it does not appear quite as dark as the color my haircolorist used last time (she used a professional non-permanent hair color in a similar shade but left it on for at least 20 minutes). I do not have greys so I can't say if it covers grey or not. I normally have my hair professionally hightlighted every 3 months, but my very fine hair was starting to display a lot of damage. Last time I went in for my haircolor appointment my hairstylist recommended a non-permanent hair color to help my hair recover from past damage. I was amazed at how healthy my hair looked and felt. Clairol Natural Instincts leaves me with the exact same healthy, shiny look and feel. I'm curious to see if it lasts as long as the professional shade.
Foundations -Revlon - Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup SPF 15
riffrandal 8/16/2008 1:26:00 PM
Nice lightweight foundation with SPF15 suncreen. Coverage is somewhere between light and medium with a beautifully natural finish. I have very fair skin and used "Light". It is a very interesting product in that it is opaque white out of the tube, but quickly transforms to a skin-toned color when blended. Blends undetectably. I always set with translucent loose powder and have extremely oily skin. Usually I have to blot several times a day, but didn't have to blot even once with this product.
I keep finding myself coming back to Avon's Ultra Luxury Eye Liner pencil in Black. Everything about this eyeliner is fabulous. High pigment color, easy to apply. Goes on smoother than any eyeliner I've ever used. As easily as it applies, it does not smudge. Definitely not waterproof, but it lasts just fine for normal use. The only tradeoff is messy sharpening, but you end up with a nice sharp tip which is impossible with 'self-sharpening' pencils.
Lipstick -Avon - Beyond Color Lipstick in Icy Pink
riffrandal 5/28/2008 10:47:00 PM
I can't imagine this color flattering anyone. It looks like matte pink chalk. I love the Beyond Color Lipstick line as a whole - nice texture, above-average lasting power, SPF15. But this color is horrific unless you're attending a Halloween party as a zombie.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Color Surge Eyeshadow in Sparkling Sage
riffrandal 5/26/2008 10:10:00 PM
Beautiful color for hazel eyes and fair skin. Shimmer is not overpowering. Packaging is not the best, the mirrored compact smudges easily and isn't the easiest to open (especially first thing in the morning!), you really have to use your nails. Lasting power is average.
Great foundation IF you use sparingly. When I first used this, it ended up settling into (previously invisible!) fine lines, especially on my forehead and it seemed to separate and turn splotchy by the end of the day. I loved the finish when I first applied it, and the fact that it has SPF15 and is in a wonderful pump dispenser, so I kept trying new ways to apply it. Finally I think I have the secret. USE SPARINGLY, more sparingly than any foundation you have ever used. If you pump the dispenser all the way down you end up with about 10 times the amount of foundation you need. This stuff spreads out amazingly, resulting in a medium, mostly matte, finish. When applied SUPER SPARINGLY, it lasts all day and is perfect for oily skin.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers - Guava Splash
riffrandal 5/3/2008 4:19:00 PM
My favorite things about this gloss are the scent and the texture. Fun, fruity scent and not sticky at all, but very moisturizing. Nice shine, but not a lot of color. If it had sunscreen, I would've given it an overall rating of 5.