My HG deorant by far. I have been using this for more than a year now and even stock backup as I am scared of running out. I feel like a mess without deorant even though it might not be noticeable to others. I seriously cannot be comfortable without having this on after a shower. It lasts the whole night, into the next day and does not stop working until I shower off. I love the soft gel that disappears in the skin. The smell of this is DIVINE, it smells fruity and flirty. This particular scent is harder to find than the others so I stock up when its on sale. I don't get people who spend $25+ on a deorant when this can do the same. I hope they never stop making this.
Styling Products -Living Proof - Full Thickening Cream
swti 2/26/2010 11:11:00 AM
When I first saw Living Proof's Full debut in Sephoras, I knew I had to try it. The science behind it sounded amazing. I already had lots of hair, down to my back, but I was always looking for more body and ompf! I used a dime size amount on almost dry hair and distributed evenly with a comb. I did not use any other product in conjunction with it and I didn't even need to heat style my hair. The results was lush, full, wavy hair. Don't expect miracles with this product, it will give you the appearance of more hair but I already had a ton to start with. I used the tiniest amount of product because I found that if used more it has less of an effect. It is very toucheable and feels like I don't have any product in my hair if I use it this way. I found that it works better than my normal volumizing mouse which always fell flat by mid-afternoon. With full, results lasts until the next wash even if I sleep on it! I am happy to include this to my routine as a perfect finishing touch to BIG hair.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss - ALL
swti 5/30/2009 10:37:00 PM
the buxom glosses are the only products I use from B.E but they are by far my favorite lipgloss. I've been told my lips are one of my best features, and with this gloss I never fail to receive compliments. All their colors work well on me, they stay on for pretty long and they do make my lips a tinge plumper. It smells delicious and I love the tingle and the shine. I can't wait to collect more. definite HG
after trying orgasm and starting collecting nars blushes, i stumbled upon sin. sin is a beautiful cool mauvey plum with shimmer. in the pan it looked a bruised purple and i never imagined it to be an hg. fyi, i am beige-toned, extremely fair with more cool tone than warm. sin draws out the most sophistacated flush without looking pink or too girly. an extremely, confident, sexy look when paired with smokey eyes and a mauve gloss.
i never thought my skin would touch bronzer... until i saw snow bunny and i couldn't resist. the first time i tried it with a regular blush brush it looked way too muddy & the large shimmer sat on my pores. i was close to returning it but i tried it again, this time with my sephora stippling brush. i only needed a light hand and it made my pale skin look so healthy. when swirled together the pink and brown tones gives the perfect amount of highlight and color. i would not use this as a blush though- it is beautiful for a hint of sun-kissed glow but the shimmer makes this only usable with a ligh-hand. and this is not necessarily a bad thing because i know this compact will last a very long time. i use this for a blush free look, if i'm doing a dramactic lip or eye. the 4 stripes of colors is beautiful and when swiped together it creates the perfect glowy effect. i will buy again... if it ever runs out, of course.
Scrubs -Freeze 24/7 - IceCrystals™ Anti-Aging Prep & Polish
swti 1/14/2008 11:16:00 PM
this is one of my favourite products. i've been looking all over for a fine-grain scrub and i finally found it with freeze 24/7. pricey, yes, but worth it. a dime size is all you need and it provides a great exfoliation without any irritation at all. after i rinse, my skin feels so fresh and tingly and looks brighter, smoother and just glows with health. i find it gentle enough for everyday use and my skin has definately improved since i started using it.
received this in a swap and is liking it so far. unlike traditional liner, this makes the cleanest lip line ever. my mouth looks more crisp thanks so this and it also prevents bleeding. i line the whole lip right above the borders and gently smudge upwards. it defines my lips and highlights my cupid bow giving a slightly poutier look. i love skipping lip liner and wearing this with a little lip gloss. the shade is perfect for my fair skin, in fact i don't even need to blend much. i can see why this won't work on all skin colors though.
swapped for this very popular mascara a while ago and i couldn't wait to try it. i was not amazed at the results however, it did add length without any clumps to be seen but it did not give me the falsies result i was looking for. if you are looking for a mascara that adds volume and thickness as well, skip this. it is too natural on its own for my tastes, however i love love love using this as a base for my dior blackout mascara, the results are nothing short of spectacular. my lashes became long, lush and thick. since i'm yet to find a hg mascara that does all that, i will continue using this trick. *update: 1 more lippie for how easily it removes with my regular cleanser and water.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
swti 1/8/2008 4:28:00 PM
long, thick lashes are definitely a hit for me and this is one of the most dramatic mascaras i ever tried. i keep on sweeping the brush over my curled lashes until i reach the desire effect. the formula goes on rich and dark- i've been asked several times if i was wearing falsies! the downsides to this is it will clump if you're rather not meticulous and it also very difficult to remove. all in all, will buy again for the dramatic effects unless i find another one that does what i'm looking for.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
swti 1/8/2008 4:18:00 PM
broke down and bought this at holts recently. i already have this gel liner in violent ink (and love it btw) but couldn't resist this perfect neutral brown when the S.A tested the color on my hand. this beautiful, smothering color is subtle enough for everyday wear and easily worn nights out. i have since stopped using pencil liners. bobbi brown liners are so so smooth and the formula lasts day til night. will repurchase this little pot if i ever run out.
i realized the importance that beautiful eyebrows make to the face, and bought this on a recent visit to sephora to help enhance my arch. its perfectly matte, easily blendable and goes on silky smooth. and since this pencil is so convenient compared to loose/pressed pigments i easily incorporated it into my routine. great if you want to splurge for that little extra.
i bought this rather pricey blush on a whim the last time I visited sephora, and like the majority of the reviewers here , I absolutely LOVE it. I was never a believer of blush and never worn it before but the orgasm was a great start. the blush itself is great quality and perfect texture- a sweep on each cheek is all i need. It imparts such a healthy flush on my fair skin and looks just like my skin was glowing from within. Even some of my guys friends who don't know a thing about makeup complimented on my complexion. it has quickly become one of my daily staples and i can't wait to try the other nars blushes.
i like this chubby pencil, it definately makes me look more awake. i outline the inner corner of my eyes and make a slight wing to the outer corner towards my eyebrow and blendblendblend. i love that its without shimmer so i can wear it casually during the day. it brightens your eyes while looking totally natural, so that nobody can really pinpoint the difference.
i have mixed feelings about this product. the wax does not always go on evenly but the powder is great for defining and filling in sparse areas. the colors also seem a little off because the wax is a completely ash toned (which i need!) and the powder is more warm-toned. i tried lots of different ways of applying but if i don't use a light hand i always end up with harsh, unnatural looking borws. would probably not repurchase again after i am done with this
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Brow Pencil in Medium Ash
swti 12/30/2007 3:54:00 AM
who would have thought a quality pencil made such a difference! i always use to skimp on buying h/e brow products & made due with whatever shadows on liner i had on hand or cheap eyebrow pencils were hard & scratched my skin. i finally decided to swap for this and what a difference groom brows does for the face! this pencil is silky and blendable but also natural looking and long lasting- what more can i ask for? my brows already had a great shape to b egin with but is a bit lighter than i want them to be. medium ash is a great brown without any weird or unnatural red tones. i must complain though that the brush on the other side is a little too hard, but it doesn't bother me since i don't use it to blend.