I received this product as a BzzAgent for testing and have been really impressed by it! I have tried many dry hair formula shampoos before, but none smell as good as Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge, and they do not usually have such a nice consistency. I really like the texture of the shampoo with microbeads, versus creamier shampoos that don't usually soak into my hair. I usually use a leave in keratin treatment after washing my hair, but with Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge, I don't have to! My hair feels silky and soft after blow drying, and I love to run my hands through it! The only downside I noticed was that my hair seemed to get dirty faster (slightly greasy).
I use Iced Mocha as my eyeshadow base - it works great swept all over the lid under dark smokey shadows! I don't really like how it looks alone - I have yellow undertones so browns can make me look a little sickly, but it works great under every dark shadow I've used. It also helps with shadows that tend to crease (even those that crease with primer). Can't beat the price and quality of NYX shadows!
Lipstick -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious
totallylove 9/7/2012 7:58:00 PM
I love the Clinique chubby sticks, so I was very happy when Revlon came out with this line of products! Unlike the chubby sticks, these are supposed to be long lasting stains, and the color does last pretty long - maybe 4 or so hours and even through a meal. However, it is not nearly as moisturizing as the chubby sticks, so unless you really want a stain (which I don't need), I would go with the chubby sticks. On to the color - when first applied, Precious goes on a frosty nude and does not look great, but once the frost wears away, the staying color on my lips is a really pretty nude pink. So I love that, and overall, I'd buy again!
I was really excited to try this product because my hair loves protein sprays (instant body!) and this product is supposed to be a restyling spray also. However, like many others have mentioned, though the scent of the spray is lovely, it does very little for your hair. Other than a little bit of body, my hair did not feel softer nor did it do anything as a styling spray. Very disappointing and I would not buy again even if it was super cheap.
I had been using Burt Bee's Acne Solutions Targeted Spot treatment with great results, but I really just couldn't stand the high medicinal smell. I decided to try Juice Beauty Blemish Be Gone and I have to say I am truly AMAZED by the results! I am lucky to only have the occasional pimple or two, and this product definitely shrunk or made the pimples disappear completely overnight. I really couldn't believe it, it has the same results as the Burt Bee's product (slightly better, actually) but without the smell or drying result. My only complaint is the packaging - the rollerball doesnt seem sanitary so I don't apply it directly to the pimple, I apply it to a clean finger first and then to the pimple. It seems like not a lot of solution comes out of the rollerball either so I have to roll it back and forth a few times. I wish this came in a squeeze tube. Also, its a little on the pricy side ($15) as far as spot treatments go. But I can't complain about the results!
I have this in Gentle Beige which is a great match for my medium Asian skin tone. I usually only use pressed powder over a moisturizer and this provides a sheer but skin tone evening coverage with a great matte finish. It is not drying either which is the best part. On days where I'm running around at work, I usually need a touch up but sometimes I don't at all! It also lasts forever which is why I still have it. Big fan of Chanel cosmetics and this is no exception!
I am surprised by the bad reviews for this because it works great on my skin. It is a tad hard to blend but if you don't use too much at once it works well. I can't stand foundation because it usually feels heavy and greasy but you can barely feel this on and the medium coverage is great without looking too fake.
This is one of my staples! Works without feeling heavy or messing up your blush or concealer. Also, it lasts forever and is a great price. It does not do enough to be used as your only face powder, but is great for a mid day or night time touch up. Lasts for hours!
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Tarte Blush
totallylove 2/8/2012 9:22:00 PM
I don't seem to have much luck with Tarte products. I was not impressed with this blush at all! It didn't blend well on my skin and while I've worn similar blush colors to this in the past, this didn't look good on me at all - it was dull and ruddy. I also didn't find it to have much staying power.
Lips -Tarte - Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Exposed
totallylove 2/8/2012 9:17:00 PM
I bought this looking for a nude pink lip color, but on my pigmented lips it turned a fake Barbie pink somehow. I also did not find this moisturizing at all! I had high hopes for this product but was disappointed.
Lip Gloss -Make Up For Ever - Lab Shine - Star Collection
totallylove 2/8/2012 9:15:00 PM
I have this in S2 (shimmery beige) and by itself it is a little too sheer and doesnt do much for my lips, but layered over another peach or pink lipstick it's great! It adds a milky, glossy and shimmery finish with great staying power. The fruity smell is a little overpowering after you put it on, but it doesnt last long.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
totallylove 2/8/2012 9:07:00 PM
This is hands down the best mascara I'ved used for my thin, straight Asian lashes. I've tried many other high end mascaras and keep coming back to this. The brush is great and captures every lash while separating and defining them. It also holds a great curl and doesn't flake or smudge. There are probably better volumizing mascaras out there it you already have full lashes, but this one works great for me.
This black matte shadow is so silky and smooth! It is great for blending on top of a lighter bright colored shadow to turn any color into a smokey eye. I used to use Smashbox Midnight Black, but this is much better. Also, I use this everyday but it takes a long time for the product to even show a dent. The only negative is that if I use this to smudge eyeliner, it makes it crease which didn't happen when I used the Smashbox.
After using this for several months, I'm still not convinced that this product is a great lash growth serum, though my lashes are thicker and more numerous it is also possibly due to me not rubbing my eyes as much because I know I have this stuff on. Overall, the results haven't been that extreme. That being sad, the eyeliner part of this is amazing! Dark black, quick to dry and extremely long lasting. My only gripe is that product always leaks out, no matter how you store it (vertical or horizontal).
This is a great everyday scent - the perfect light floral scent with a touch of citrus. Somehow, it manages to smell fresh and not generic. I have gotten a few compliments from guys while wearing this, but I find the staying power to be so-so. Even though I like this perfume I think there are a lot of great scents out there that are more memorable.