|CoverGirl Amazement Wetslicks in Red Riot $4.99|
Sunday, October 31, 2010
So I purchased CoverGirl Amazement Wetslicks lipgloss today in Red Riot... And I'm hooked.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Bottle 1 Shimmering Color Gel
Bottle 2 Shimmering Conditioning Developer Creme Bottle
Aromatic Shimmer Serum
Gloves and instructions
All bottles are clearly labeled and numbered... it's pretty idiot proof which is great for people who really don't like to read directions like me... :/
Anyways... Start by putting on the gloves and opening Bottle 1 and 2. Pour the contents of Bottle 2 into Bottle 1.
Then, add the Aromatic Shimmer Serum
Remove the flat top and screw on the pointed applicator top.
If its a whiter blonde you're looking for, L'Oreal has a line called Les Blondissimes. This line has extra lightening agents in its formula that really helps to give you a nice bright blonde... minus the bleach! (Bleach can be super rough on your hair, frying your ends and giving you a frizzy poofy look. I got myself past the brunette to brown hump using Les Blondissimes ($8.99). If you've ever tried to go blonde from a darker blonde, I'm sure you know it can be a battle. The "two-shades up" rule of thumb simply doesn't cut it as your hair just simply absorbs the lighter dye. L'Oreal Feria also has beautiful blonde shades that will provide you will all over, shimmering results. When I was platinum (Think, Gwen Stefani), i always used L'Oreal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color in #110 Very Light Blonde-Cooler ($9.99). It gave me excellent, shiny results.
I've used L'Oreal's Preference and Excellence Cream. I wasn't wild about the results from excellence, I found it to be kind of flat, but preference gave me natural looking results.
As for Revlon color, Ive never tried it but I find a lot of their stuff to be not so good. (Their false lashes and nails are uber bogus.) Basically, their hair color makes me nervous.
If you do decide to go to a salon for your hair color (especially if you're planning to go blonde) make sure you go to a reputable one!! A lot of those cheapy salons do not know how to handle blondes, and that is a dangerous thing. It will obviously cost you more at a salon than a bargain place, but if they screw it up it will end up costing you waaaay more in the long run to fix it. (Or even cost you your hair!! Severely over processed hair will need to be chopped) Sometimes salons can be shady, so be careful! I went to college with a girl that ended up with carrot orange hair!
Everybody's hair is different, and that is something to absolutely keep in mind. If your hair is prone to reddish tones, stay away from anything that says "warm" and go with a box that has the words "ash" or "cool" on it. "Natural's" are pretty safe too, but just remember that ash tones will neutralize the red tones, thus keeping you brass free till your next coloring. :)
I do dye my hair like, every 4 weeks, but i focus mainly on the top and brush through to maintain the color i have.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
1. Start with a clean face (obviously) and then apply your favorite moisturizer. I'm partial to Lumene's Vitamin C+ Pure Radiance Day Cream myself. It has a nice light smell and absorbs nicely into the skin.
|Lumene Vitamin C+ Radiance Day Dream|
|Lumene Time Freeze Instant Eye Lift Cream|
And I'm pretty confused about that.
Because... I wanted to love it. I expected to love it.
|Roll On Foundation in W(warm)3|
And rolling... and rolling... and rolling...
|My FAVORITE pressed powerder! A must in my makeup bag. L'Oreal Pressed Powder in W3|
Monday, October 18, 2010
|My trinity of SimplyAgeless|
|Plush Peach Number 200 Scupting Blush|
After using the blush for about a week, and falling madly for it, I started debating the foundation. Since I am only 24, my major concern with the makeup was that it was going to be too heavy or give me too much coverage. The gravitational force proved to be just to much for me to handle. After several days of visiting it in the aisle, eyeing the colors, and reading several reviews online, I bit the bullet and dug into my pockets. I've been using it since Friday.
|Medium Light Number 235|
I do find that this product doesn't have a lot of staying power. It looks fantastic with your first application, but then as the day goes by it floats right off my face, not just over my skin. The good news is, it does last through a typical 8 hour work day. The even better news is, although it seems to disappear, your face looks fantastic anyways, and if you're going home you probably won't mind. If you need a makeup to last longer, this is either not for you or it will require some serious reapplication. I would liken it more to a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. (P.S. I would suggest that you use your usual moisturizer or primer even though it swirled with Olay)
|Goes on light|
|Number 210 Light (<3 it!)|
|Awkward Little Compact...|