AMAZING!!! It lengths my lashes like crazy, and I have pretty short lashes. It didn't clump, and still gave me a natural look because it separates my lashes well. I love this mascara!
What I love about this product is the wand. It is slightly flatter than normal brushes, which allows more control and covers more surface area on your nail. This means you can apply the color on faster, and this product does dry quickly as well. Smooth application, and the fastest and most hassle free drugstore nail polish I've used.
Blush -MAC - Blushcreme - Lilicent ] [DISCONTINUED]
yingyingz 7/3/2010 7:42:00 PM
This blush is flattering, natural looking, and does show up on my skin, and I'm NC40. I like how it is slightly more apricot rather than pink. Also the matte is good for summer. And it's cheaper than a Nars creme blush or multiple, although may not last as long if used daily. The color lasts for about 4-6 hours for me, and even longer if add powdered blush which intensifies the color.
I personally was unsatisfied with this product because it did not add noticeable volume or length to my lashes. In fact, i had trouble with it because my lashes would appear more white and i had to layer more mascara on to cover it up. I heard that Shiseido's lash primer is the best and shows much more of a difference.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte #30 Faubourg Peach
yingyingz 7/3/2010 7:32:00 PM
Although really expensive, I still love this lipstick because of the formula, packaging, smell, and color. It's creamy and smooth, and such a beautiful girly color. You can also use this over another lip color/stick to darken it more if the bright color feels too much. My only dislike is that since it is so creamy, it does not distribute over my lips evenly and slides a bit. But by patting it on or using a lip brush, it looks more polished.
Love this product. Such a pretty color and buildable especially if use over a cream blush. The shimmer is really flattering, although a matte blush might be more natural. Curious to use the Nars Multiple in Orgasm, since the color is much more intense in that formula.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
yingyingz 7/3/2010 7:24:00 PM
This product feels like it's very good for my skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and glowy. Although the coverage is sheer, with concealer this is a great substitute for summer days. My face does get shiny throughout the day, so the oil-free was a good choice. Usually I am median beige, and the fawn color works well for me.
I love that there's a review specifically for this product and in this color Teddy. I have used this eye kohl pencil liner for 4 years, and loved it since day 1. First off, the color is great because it's brown so not too dark to give you a more natural look, and it has gold flecks that makes your eyes sort of pop. The application is so smooth, and one pencil can last you almost a year (at least for me, and I use it most days). Also it's good for the waterline as well. Although it does smudge (since it's a kohl), it isn't too messy and almost gives you a smoky effect. I have also gotten a few of my friends to become followers of this product after they used mine, and we have different skin tones. All in all, this is a good, staple product to get. As a side note, I also like MAC's Powerpoint in Permaplum as another alternative to black eyeliner. This one doesn't smudge since it's waterproof and meant to be longer lasting.
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. First off, this is ridiculously expensive. It's $28 for 0.2 oz at Sephora, and since it comes in a tube, it's hard to get product out. On the plus side, it does come in a good variety of shades, and the concentration of the concealer is very high. That means you do not need very much to go very far. So be warned! When you first use this product, don't take out a ton and run it on one spot on your face. It will get really thick and if you put on too much, it looks unnatural. I do have to say though that make sure you find the right color because this concealer is so thick that it does tint your skin. Also while it works great on blemishes and dark circles, it does not work well on acne. Make sure your skin is moisturized, because this concealer sometimes dries or cakes. I like it better than the MAC Studio Finish Concealer because it doesn't need to be warmed up long and better coverage imo.
Scrubs -L'Oreal - Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
yingyingz 6/19/2010 2:15:00 AM
The best part about this product is the scrublet. However, you can probably just buy a facial brush or scrub on its own that will last you longer and is larger. The product does foam well on your skin and smells nice. When I first used this product, I loved it and felt that my skin was smoother and softer. However overtime, it did dry out my skin, so I would recommend using this only once a week unless you have oily skin. Also be careful around the eyes, because it really irritated mine. I recommend investing in a better product for exfoliating your skin that would also add some moisture and less harsh.
I love the scent of this product! And the packaging is so ridiculously cute that you can't help but pick it up and use it. I prefer the green formula over the red. The smell is exactly like a green apple, and is great for everyday wear and to add a bit of youthful charm. I have gotten older and in my early 20s, so I've found that this scent is not necessarily suit professional events or meetings. Therefore, another scent that I recommend that is less flirty and more sensual/classic is Dior's J'adore. You also may find yourself reapplying this scent every 4-6 hours as it does not last long.
Styling Products -Citre Shine - Shine Miracle Anti-Frizz Polisher
yingyingz 6/19/2010 1:44:00 AM
I don't have really negative things to say about this product because it is economical and gives you a good shine. It does make my hair feel slightly healthier, and if used sparingly it does not make my hair feel greasy. However, I also find this product lacking compared to other products that I have found to be better. It doesn't make my hair feel softer and personally I don't like the smell. Also the texture of the serum is sticky and oily, and I find myself washing my hands after using it because I don't like the feel. Also after a day, I feel that I need to wash my hair when I have this product on. I would prefer a cream hair product that adds shine but also softness to my hair.
I was pleasantly surprised by this product. What I was looking for in a mascara was particularly length. Although the Cover Girl Lash Blast Length does not give you dramatic length or volume like the Lash Blast or L'Oreal Voluminous, it does a good job in giving you a more natural look. It separates your lashes well, and the small brush is easy to work with. It does not get product on your eyelid like Maybelline Great Lash BIG would at times. I noticed that on girls that I have used this on who have naturally voluminous and long lashes (lucky!!), this product looks really great on them because it does not clump or stiffen their lashes.
I purchased the Cover Girl Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire. I really wanted to like this product because of the colors and the shimmery cream, however what ultimately happened was I was disappointed with the packaging. Both of the cream sticks broke and fell out of the stick within only 2 weeks of using it. Therefore this may be a warning for some who buy this product to be gentle with it. I do love the champagne color of the rounded tip, especially when I apply it in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. Ultimately, I would not repurchase this product due to the poor quality of the packaging. It does crease for me as well, and I don't use that much of it. EDIT: This product has started to grow on me, as I've started using it more. I like the rounded tip with the champagne color a lot.