Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
taitiana 9/18/2011 2:21:00 AM
I really really love this mascara. I hate the regular one, but this volumizing one is wonderful. It's nearly as good as Diorshow and better than Voluminous by Loreal. And it's seriously cheap! PROS: cheap makes lashes very long easy to apply can apply multiple coats w/o clumping dries fast after applied no smudges, ever no flaking creates beautiful lashes that hold up all day used it everyday and the tube lasted for nearly six weeks CONS: not as volumizing as Diorshow makes lashes slighty stiffer than I'd like once dry, cannot easily apply more coats
Love this nail polish!!!! I love this product period. I have several in different colors and they are all great. Thanks to the wide, flat brush, it goes on smooth and quick. And the polish dries completely within minutes. I always use Orly's Bonder first, one coat of color, then top with Orly's In A Snap. Using this Insta-Dri polish, I can do a manicure within an hour and have it be completely dry!! The color of Rapid Red is gorgeous! It is a true, bright, beautiful red. Bonus: You only need one coat, which makes it even faster. Very similiar to OPI's Big Apple Red, which is my other favorite red, but with Big Apple Red, you definitly need two coats and it takes forever to completely dry. You simply cannot go wrong with this polish, and for my Red girls, with this Rapid Red. A must buy.
My new favorite summer fragrance. In the summer I typically wear Bright Crystal by Versace. This summer I wanted to try something new. I love this! It is light, but powerful. The staying power is fantastic. I spray it on in the morning and all throughout the day I gets regular wisps of it. It smells very rosy to me. It's romantic and sensual, yet sophisicated at the same time. It's listed as floral-musk, but to me it's just floral. A very pretty floral. Top Notes: dew drops/ginger/grapefruit/orange Middle Notes: peony/passionflower Base Notes: sandalwood/musk/cashmere/vanilla blossom UPDATE 08/23/10 Still loving this perfume! I actually perfer this over Bright Crystal. It's such a unique smell, very rosy, but not in an old fashioned way. Love it.
I've always heard how incredible NARS lipsticks were and now I'm a believer! I love the texture. It is sheer, but not so sheer that you can't see the color. And you can build it up to a more deep plumy/brwn color. It wears for hours without drying out or wearing off! It's very conditioning on the lips. My lips feel better, smoother after I've worn it. The color is beautiful. It is a sheerish purple. Most plumy shades go pink on me, but this one doesn't. The color never changes, no matter how long I wear it. I will be buying more NARS lipsticks in the future. Highly recommend!!
I just bought this the other day. Very pricey at $21+tax. I got "Endless". It's sort of a pinky/beige color. I LOVE the texture. It's very thick and stays on for a long time, even though eating and drinking. Makes my lips feel very very soft. The only thing I would improve on is the color payoff. The color in the tube is pretty dark, but on my lips, it nearly sheer. But at least it is incredibly shiny. Like super shiny plastic. I would purchase this again. I use it as just an everyday gloss. I prefer MAC glosses for the smell and color payoff. But this is good for everyday, all day, use.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
taitiana 10/25/2009 11:00:00 PM
So disappointing. Used this for about 6wks. Did absolutely nothing for my skin. Never made it tighter. Never lifted or contoured my face or neck. While it did feel soft on my skin, I"m not willing to pay so much $$ just for a feeling. I will say though that with this you do get to use all of the cream as opposed to their Serum.
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum
taitiana 10/25/2009 10:58:00 PM
I was so disappointed. I used this for about 6wks. Never saw a change in my skin/acne/fine lines and winkles. And the serum is so thick that once it starts getting to the bottom of the bottle, the pump can no longer pump it out, so you end up wasting the last 1/4 of serum. I will say though that it did feel velvety soft on my skin. But I am not willing to pay so much $$$ just for a velvety feel.
Update 12/2009: Love this stuff! My skin glows and is tight, yet supple. My acne never returned after it cleared up upon using this product. I look noticibly younger. I would pay 3X as much for this stuff than what they charge. It's that good. 10/25/2009 - Love this stuff! I used Olay MicroSculpting cream for a while and finally stopped because I wasn't seeing any changes. I've been using this for just about 2wks and I already see major changes. My acne has cleared up. My skin glows. My skin has tighten and lifted. My face and neck are more contoured. And best of all my fine lines have completely disappeared. Co-workers have commented on how great my skin looks. I wear the cream during the night. I apply it before bed and it soaks right in and I can literally feel my skin tightening. I have finally finally finally found the perfect night cream.
Treatments -RoC - Multi Correxion Skin Renewing Serum
taitiana 10/25/2009 10:45:00 PM
Update 12/2009: I love this stuff! My fine lines are gone! My skin glows and looks incrediblly even toned. My acne never returned. My skin has never looked better. I look noticibly younger. Perfect anti aging serum. 10/25/2009 - Love this stuff! I used Olay Regenerist Serum for a while and finally stopped because I wasn't seeing any changes. I've been using this for just about 2wks and I already see major changes. My acne has cleared up. My skin glows. My skin tone has evened out. And best of all my fine lines have completely disappeared. Co-workers have commented on how great my skin looks. I wear the serum during the day. I apply it in the morning and it soaks right in and leaves a velvety smoothness to my skin. I have finally finally finally found the perfect serum.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - INSTA-DRY in Cinna-snap (18)
taitiana 10/25/2009 10:34:00 PM
Love this. I've never ever been a fan of fast dry polish because every time I would try one, it never failed: it would streak or dry into an ugly color that bore no resemblence to the bottle. But this one is fantastic. The brush allows for a fast, smooth, streak-free application. The color dries to the touch in less than a minute and dries completely in about 5 mintues. The color is exactly as it is in the bottle. This is by far the best, actually the only, truly fast dry, perfectly colored polish. A must buy! The color is very similiar to Chanel's Vamp, but way less expensive and you only need one coat!
Love this. It is super glittery, but the glitter doesn't fall off or dislodge once it's dry. It stays all day, which is amazing because most liners, even waterproof liners, are nearly gone by the end of day because I have very oily skin/eye lids. The color is a very pretty coppery brown. The glitter is gold. You can wear it alone or over other eyeliner. I like putting it over Urban Decay's 24hr liner in Baked or MAC Fluidline in Rich Ground. But even if you wear it alone, you get plenty of color. In fact for work, I always wear it alone. The application is incredibily easy because the brush is extremely thin and long. Even a beginner could get a straight line. Love Love Love this!
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof
taitiana 10/17/2009 1:28:00 AM
I have worn this now for 4yrs. Everytime a new mascara comes out, like LashBlast, I try it and always end up going right back to my DiorShow. When I first started wearing it, I wore the regular one, but for the past 2yrs, I've worn the waterproof version. It holds the curl much better. It will dry out if you don't close the tube tightly, but as long as you do that, you'll be fine. People always ask me if I'm wearing fake eyelashes. I have nearly every woman in my company (employee count = 350) wearing it. We joke that it has become the official mascara!
Lipstick -Guerlain - Kiss Kiss Stick Gloss 920 Jelly Red
taitiana 10/17/2009 1:09:00 AM
Very expensive at $30, but worth it. The color is a beautiful red. Not screaming, just very pretty. Actually looks natural, like you were born with red lips, not like you just plastered on a vinyl red gloss. It lasts quite a long time and wears very evenly. Absolutely love the slender stick. Incredibly easy to apply. I apply at my desk with no mirror. Not only will I buy this again, but would buy for friends as well.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Advanced RevitalLift Face & Neck Cream
taitiana 10/17/2009 1:05:00 AM
Strong smell, though it smells good. Extremely greasy when I put it on and it never soaked in. In fact, it got greasier and greasier thoughout the day to the point where I had to blot my face with tissue. Used it for 2 days and ended up giving it away.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Advanced RevitalLift Night Cream
taitiana 10/17/2009 1:02:00 AM
Smell is very strong, although it did smell good. Cream was extremely greasy going on and never soaked in. Used it for 2 nights and gave it away. It was so greasy it actually rubbed off on my pillow.