This is my second bottle of this polish because I love it so much. It dries my polish to the touch in under a minute, fully dried in five minutes. It is super glossy and doesn't smudge any nail art that I do. Every nail polish chips on me after three days, so I don't use top coats to prolong wear. This does great job at drying quickly and being super glossy.
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
wixter 3/24/2012 2:45:00 PM
This is my HG lip balm! It makes my dry lips moisturized and keeps them that way after the product has been worn away. I feel like most lip balms keep your lips moisturized while you are wearing the product but return to a dry state after the lip balm has worn off. This one keeps my lips conditioned long after the lip balm is gone. Although they are a bit expensive, the last a long time because you use such a small amount only two or three times a day. I've had the same tube since July and now I'm 2/3 of the way through. I recommend this to anyone who is constantly applying lip balm. This stuff really works!
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
wixter 3/24/2012 2:42:00 PM
I deleted my old review because it was very negative. Now I love this product! I used to be on the dry side of combination skin, but now that my skin is on the oily side, this is a godsend. It controls my oil for a good 7-8 hours before I need a blotting tissue. It doesn't break me out anymore. In fact, I'd have to say that it is helping with my breakouts! It is also helping with the redness around my nose. If you have dry skin, this isn't for you, not one bit. But if you lean oily, this is great for you.
This palette is iconic and for a reason. Every color in this palette is useable and wearable every single day. It has every color to complete a look. You have highlight colors, crease colors, lid colors, smokey colors, everything. I have NW15, cool toned skin and this palette still looks awesome on me. It's all about mixing. Some colors I can't use on my lid, but who says that I can't use them as a liner or as an outer V color? This palette works for all the seasons and really any look that you want to achieve. I wish it had still come with the double sided liner. The brush is useless. It packs on color, but it doesn't hold any of the pigment on the brush, so you have to keep going back to apply more to lid until opaqueness is achieved. I love this palette and I recommend it to everyone.
This is perfect for brows. It keeps them in place all day. I wish that it dried faster, though. I have to sit at my vanity for at least five minutes fanning my brows so that they dry! Other than that, this is a great brow gel.
I am in love with this mascara. I've already used three tubes of this because I love it so much! I use the Brownish Black because black is too harsh against my fair skin. It's a perfect mix of brown and black. The brush is my favorite. It applies a very nice, natural looking volumized coat to the lashes. You need just one coat for the perfect look. The formula never flakes on me, smudges, or irritates my eyes. I hope that Maybelline never discontinues this. I love it too much!
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer (color 002)
wixter 2/19/2012 6:45:00 PM
This is an overall great primer. It helps my makeup go on smoothly, color corrects any redness, and even though the product says nothing about oil control, it does keep the oil in my t-zone down for an hour or two longer than my old primer. The only thing I don't like about this is the smell. It smells so bad! It has a very plastic-like, chemically smell. It fades, but I have to hold my breath when applying this. I really enjoy the pump packaging. Don't use a full pump, though. A full pump will prime a small village. Half a pump is all you need. There is really great control on the pump. I could squeeze out a tiny drop if I wanted to! Other than the smell, this is a wonderful product. Wait for a coupon, though. This was on the expensive side for a drugstore product!
Styling Products -KMS California - Free Shape Hot Flex Cream
wixter 1/17/2012 4:33:00 PM
This is the best hair product that I've ever used. This creme responds to heat, so whatever style you want to create, this will create it. Want tight curls? This will work. Waves? You've got it. Pin straight? Does it perfectly. Whatever style you want, this will perfect it. I use this after my hair serum and distribute it with my fingers. I use this to create "bed head" waves. I then scrunch with my fingers. I dry with a diffuser and I get perfect waves each and every time. This also adds some really nice volume. It smells delicious, too! It smells like spices and berries. The only complaint I have about this is that my style only lasts for about two or three days. I like to go days without washing my hair, so I need a product that will work with me, not against me. I wish that it would last for a day or two longer. However, for what it is, this product is wonderful.
This smelt absolutely delicious! It took about five-six minuted to dissolve completely. It didn't leave a rim around my tub, which was awesome. The glitter is fine and left my skin with a nice glow. I will buy this forever!
This does the job perfectly. It hydrates my cuticles, keeps them looking nice, and really strengthens my nails. My nails usually break two or three times a week. I've been using this since July. and I've only had five broken nails between then and now! Give this a try if you find yourself in the same boat. It sinks in quickly and has a really pleasant almond oil scent that dissipates after three or four minutes.
This product is perfect for my sensitive skin. It gets rid of my oil without making my skin feel tight. It moisturizes my skin without making it feel greasy. It gets rid of all of my makeup and gives me a nice, clean canvas to start with. I use this twice a day. One pump is all I need. It is a bit pricey compared to other drugstore cleaners, but it lasted me about 9 months before I had to buy a new bottle. Such a great product for normal/combination or sensitive skin!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light
wixter 1/14/2012 11:34:00 PM
This powder is perfect! It gives my face a flawless finish and never makes it look cakey. I have NW15 skin, and this compliments is perfectly. Light Plus has a more yellow undertone and looked funky on me. Although there isn't much coverage in this, it really sets my foundation and gives just enough coverage to create that flawless, natural finish. It kept the oil down for about 5-6 hours. I will forever buy this!
This makes my lips so soft! It really scrubs away the dead cells. What I like about this (more than the yummy taste of chocolate and sugar) is that it has jojoba oil, so I don't have to follow up with lip balm if I'm in a rush. This does melt in the sun, so beware! Not really travel friendly.
Although this moisturizer is expensive, it is worth every penny. I have sensitive skin, and this hydrates it without making me break out or become super oily. I use this once a day before my makeup application, and it hydrates my skin so well and creates a nice and smooth base for my makeup. The pot is small, but very little goes a long way. I received a small sample of this when I visited LUSH, and that small pot lasted me two and a half weeks. Imagine what the big pot will do! I will definitely keep buying this until it's discontinued!
This powder doesn't give much coverage, but it helps set my makeup and give my skin a "flawless" look. On it's own, this won't give you coverage. It won't replace your foundation. However, for just some extra coverage, this is the product. It controls my oil for about 2-3 hours with foundation and 3-4 hours without foundation. I don't get very oily, but I like a matte face. For now, this is really good. For the summer however, I might need something a little more powerful.