Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Check out the lipstick shades that are offered by Lime Crime Makeup by clicking here!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
No matter how well you protect your skin, sun, stress and pollution bring daily damage. Now a potent moisturizer works overnight to deliver a unique complex of eight rapid and delayed-release antioxidants that defuse this free-radical activity. Helps keep skin strong and prevent visible signs of aging.
Pros - A little goes a long way, a bottle will last a long time, moisturizes well, feels good on the skin, light scent (no strong perfume smell), I think it could be used in any climate.
Cons - expensive (around $42 depending on where you get it).
Sunday, October 18, 2009
It's a deep blue, almost black in color. Not quite navy, not metallic but it still holds some of these qualities. The shimmer that it has is very slight and doesn't feel rough to the touch like some shimmers can. This polish applied easily, dried quickly (I have a coat of Seche Vite as a topcoat). I am in love with the little bottles because I never use an entire bottle of nail polish and I think I might actually be able to do that with these.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Overall, I am not that impressed with them. They are easy to use but require several coats for it to be opaque and not see through, I wish they applied thicker like normal nail polish. And if you don't put a top coat on right away (and apply it nice and thick), they wash off!
I feel like it's kind of like using Crayola markers or something to draw on your nails, just doesn't apply how I would like it to. I would rather use a skinny tipped brush like the L.A. Colors Art Deco nail polish. I have liked the results I have seen with that brand and I will have to try it sometime.
Pros - Easy to use (holds just like a pen), variety of colors, endless possibilities for designs. Check out this advertisement, for ideas!
Cons - Washes off if you miss any part of the top coat (which is good if you get some on your skin), hard to use with a non-dominant hand, have to apply several coats (i.e., you want to do a french manicure, apply white to the tips several times to make it white enough), kind of pricey (around $7 for one pen - watch for coupons you could use if you want to pick some up!)
Also, I don't know about other locations but in Southern California, these are constantly sold out at all the stores, the only colors that are ever left are ones like light pink or navy blue. Have you found this to be the same for you? What do you think of these nail pens?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The first time I tried it, I didn't think much of it. In fact, I thought it flaked all over my cheeks as the day wore on. But it must have been the eyeshadow or something that I was wearing because I have been reaching for this every day now for about the past two weeks and I love it! I literally have no complaints about it.
Pros - Lengthens, deep/inky black, separates each lash, can apply multiple coats, lasts all day, easy to wash off and remove with a normal makeup remover, doesn't make my lashes feel dry or brittle, affordable ($14 at Macy's), the wand allows you to maneuver it with ease to reach all the lashes you want to coat with the mascara.
Cons - I can't think of one, I really am impressed with this formula.
There is a great gift with purchase going on at Macy's right now (online and in the store). You can click here to see the description of the gift with purchase on Macy's website!
I will post pictures of what this mascara looks like on my eyes tomorrow. Let me know if you like this mascara as much as I do or if you have any other suggestions. I'd love to hear what you all think!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
According to Phisoderm, this cream cleanser:
- Thoroughly removes dirt, oil and makeup without drying the skin. Vitamin E helps moisturize, while natural aloe and chamomile soothe and soften skin.
- Is pH Balanced
- Is for normal to dry skin
- Dermatologist recommended
- Alcohol free
- Soap free
- Aloe and chamomile to help nourish the skin
Pros - Removes makeup thoroughly, leaves skin feeling soft and not tight, lightly moisturizing, affordable, rinses fairly clean, bottle will last a long time, sturdy bottle, pump top allows for ease and control of how much product comes out.
Cons - Doesn't entirely remove waterproof cosmetics, I wish the cap/pump was a different color, smells a bit perfumey (might not be good for people with sensitive skin).
Phisoderm has a bunch of different cleansers that can be chosen based on whatever skin type you have. I think overall, this isn't that bad of a cleanser. I would like to check out their moisturizing products and see how I like those as well.
What's your favorite face wash? Have you tried any Phisoderm products? I'd love to hear what you think!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Pros - You can see that 'Enchant' is a kind of grayish, dusky green color, it's good for a smoky eye look that is slightly out of the ordinary. I especially like it applied wet.
'Fairy Wings' was really hard to photograph (I apologize), it has sparks of violet and looks beautiful layered over another color (like layered over black). Since I think it's more appropriate as a layering color or a sheer wash on it's own, I would never apply it wet but I thought you guys might like to see that. I also like to use it as a highlight to my brow and cheekbone.
These shadows last a long time (product & wear-wise) so they are well worth the investment and would be especially for colors that you can't find anywhere else!
Cons - The one thing I do not like about these shadows is the container, they spill easily and do not seal tightly, causing me to get violet sparkles all over my bathroom, makeup case, etc. I find it annoying and I am tempted to transfer them into better containers.
I am definitely going to check out more Lime Crime shadows in the future, Doe Deere just revamped the website and they are now offering double the amount of product for the same price! I am for sure going to get some of the brighter pigments in the future.
Go to Lime Crime Makeup to see more color options and to buy a few for yourself!
Does anyone else have these shadows (or other Lime Crime products)? How do you like them?
Monday, October 5, 2009
Low and behold, Neutrogena Clean Replenishing Shampoo.
I love this shampoo. It has a clean, subtle scent which I look forward to and does an excellent job of getting hairspray, etc. out of my hair. I also enjoy the package design, it's kind of minimalistic and sharp looking. I love a clear bottle that shows you how much shampoo you have left. I think I will definitely be buying more of this in the future.
Pros - rinses clean, smells light and wonderful, modern/clean package design, affordable, don't need a lot of product to get it to foam and clean your hair, moisturizing.
Cons - I got this at Target and I wish there was a conditioner to coincide with it, my Target doesn't offer it but I am sure other places do.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
All swatches seen below are over 'Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner,' which I received a sample tube of at Sephora! (See product info on Sephora).
You can see in this picture that this palette has a pull out drawer which reveals the eyeshadows, eyeliners and makeup primer. There is also a mirror which stays shut with a hidden magnetic closure and a little book of 'inspiration' is hidden beneath the two doors with the peacock feather print on them. I personally don't think the mirror is necessary but I know there are people out there that appreciate that feature.
Pros - affordable (when you do the math, this equals $3/eyeshadow, not even counting the primer & eyeliners), good pigmentation, sturdy construction (I feel like I could carry it around & it wouldn't break), good size pans of eyeshadow, good range of glitter and matte eyeshadows, suitable colors for both day and night, will last a long time.
Cons- the drawer that pulls the eyeshadows out can get annoying and stuck-feeling, I wish it opened like a compact instead.
I really like this palette and I can't wait to show you guys some looks that I do with it! Soon to come!
What do you guys think of this palette as well as Urban Decay's other Holiday releases?