Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Blush 831E Pearlescent Pink
starlessartemis 3/1/2013 8:49:00 AM
I got this blush on sale for around $1.50 at Rite-Aid and have been using it for over a year. It does not irritate my skin at all and is a buildable color. This blush is a warm rosy/coral pink with iridescent gold specks- I love the shade and it makes my cheeks glow. Looks great and very natural on my Asian yellow toned skin. However, my complaint is that it does not last all day- maybe max 2-3 hours. I also have to use my own blush brush, since the one in the package has very stiff bristles.
It does it's job making my super short eyelashes blacker, thicker and slight longer. However, it clumps easily so I have to wipe the brush with each application. Brush is big so it's hard to curl inner-corner lashes. It isn't waterproof so don't wear it for a wedding. Also, it's not durable; by the end of the day, the particles from the mascara fall down beneath my eyes creating a slight raccoon effect. How's that for high impact? I'd purchase a different one in the future.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
starlessartemis 2/23/2013 11:16:00 AM
I've been using this about once a month (not weekly due to dry skin) and it's always a luxury. So I had a steak last week and red meat unfortunately makes me acne prone. Using this mask really helps expedite the termination of acne and makes my skin feel clean and soft. It's a great mask that's very reasonably priced. Here's what I do! 1. Get a regular sized silver spoon from your kitchen drawer. 2. Scoop 1 spoon into a small bowl. This will help you avoid the a mess. 3. Pour 1-1.5 spoons of apple vinegar. Water is fine too but the ACV will help soften/exfoliate skin. ACV also mixes better with the clay. Water can make it clumpy so make sure to mix with extra effort. 4. Watch the mixture fizz and mix until consistency is even. 5. Apply a thin even layer with a brush; using your hand is okay too, but won't be as even. 6. Let dry for 10-20 minutes. You will feel your skin pulsating (if your arteries aren't too deep). Your teeth will feel like clamping due to skin tightness. 7. When dried, lay a damp cloth over your face, and ever so gently wipe away with warm water. 8. Apply a good face cream i.e. Cetaphil to restore moisture. 9. Wait around 30 minutes for skin redness to go away. Or just have your beauty sleep!
Eye Makeup Remover -TheFACEShop - Rice Water Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
starlessartemis 2/15/2013 7:33:00 PM
I have the cream version one in the pale pink pump bottle. It removes all my makeup nicely and has a soft, pretty scent. I usually wet a cotton pad and spread a thin layer of the product evenly over it before wiping. Works great. I think it's slightly pricey ($15) when I could get a Loreal makeup remover that works just the same, but it's a nice indulgence for something that's imported from Korea!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
starlessartemis 2/15/2013 7:27:00 PM
Been using this for about a year. I use it a few times a week, and always after removing make up. I have really dry, sensitive skin and this product does not make it arid dry afterward like many other face wash. Instead, it leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. I love the scrublet that is both exfoliating and gentle- feels like a mini massage for my face. I like to apply my Cetaphil afterward. Very reasonably priced and effective. I'm almost done with mine and I will purchase it again!
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - body lotion (any scent)
starlessartemis 1/7/2013 2:25:00 AM
I bought one bottle to try for $3 thanks to Labor Day sales, and was very happy with this purchase. I've been using it for about 4 months now and it does a great job moisturizing my dry skin. I have the scent "Romantic Wish" which is similar to Bath and Body Work's "Cucumber melon". It smells sweet, fruity, refreshing and lovely to put on after a hot shower.
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
starlessartemis 6/24/2012 4:44:00 AM
The Caicos Islands lie southeast in the Bahamas island chain. I bought this polish because I saw how pretty it was on extrapetite.com. The the sheer aqua color against my warm-toned Asian skin reminds me of a tranquil tropical sea along a golden colored beach. Personally, I actually like the opaqueness of the formula; it makes it look like a ceramic glaze. It took 2-3 coats, and a while to completely dry, but I thought it was worth it. The shade is very attractive and noticeable (in a good way). Got complimented at work a few times already! I bought it for $8, but used the $3.50 off Ulta coupon. Pricey, but I'm happy with my summer purchase.
- My favorite of eyeshadows - Beautiful coppery, warm moss green - Stunning shimmer - Loose powder, but stays on a long time - I don't like the container because the powder leaks out
What, only a dollar? This lip gloss is a sheer deep magenta shade and gives my pale lips just enough color to make it look natural. It's easy to apply and I love to wear it on my everyday look! It feels slightly sticky, but nothing I can't handle. I would purchase it again!
Smooth finish, feels light, and good for applying make up on subsequently. However it clogs my pore and I'm more prone to acne after wearing it. So I wouldn't buy it again.
Beautiful color- it's a elegant mixture forest green and bronze with a golden sheen. It's great to wear day time and night time. The warm color looks very pretty on olive/Asian skin. I highly recommend this color!
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Forever 21 Love & Beauty Mint
starlessartemis 4/10/2012 2:40:00 PM
Because the polish is thin, I applied 3 layers in order for it to become a solid color which means it took forever to dry each layer. The color is beautiful though, a pale mint that's perfect for spring. I agree that it does make your skin look tanner and that it is long-lasting ( it's been 4 days and without top coat, none of my nails have chipped yet!). I am going to return this however, because I don't want to spend so much time again.
A cool-shaded berry pink. It's good quality- pigmented, but doesn't go so well with my yellow toned skin. But wearing a warm colored gloss over it fixes the problem.
A beautiful, rich, well-pigmented moisturizing lipstick that I always carry in my purse. I wear it almost daily just to add some rosiness to my lip. The color is universal- a warm, slightly brownish rosy pink-- great for a glowing natural look. Definitely great on Asian/olive/tan skin. The smell is floral and sweet. For such good quality, I can't believe it's so cheap. I will have to restock on this soon.
It's a pretty sheer coating and gives your lips a great shine with a hint of pink. I've use it often to place on top of my pink lipstick. As long as you don't eat or lick your lips, this product last a very long time. For a buck, this is a real steal! I'm definitely going to buy another ELF gloss when I'm done with this!