I went through a phase where I was pretty set on only owning OPI and Essie polishes. I am not quite sure why I was so enamored with these two specific brands. Especially since prior to that phase I had never even used any high end polish brands except at the nail salon.
Since than I have found that the majority of OPI polishes are just not to my liking. This is by no means saying that they are bad, per-say. They just do not fit with my ideal polish consistency.
I would rate this product 7/10
In the past few months I have needed to change the color of the under eye correcter that I use. This is in part due to a change in the color of my under eye circles. I am plagued with extremely severe dark circles, which were for a long while of a blue-ish color. However, with the use of eye cream I have managed to get the damage around the area to lighten slightly. However, the new dark brown hue requires a color not made by Bobbi Brown. Hence my purchase of the NYX full Coverage Concealer.
I would rate this product 8/10.
I originally got this idea from Drivel about Frivol. She got the term from the Hunger game series, it is in many ways used to describe a very natural looking beauty look. I was planning to post what makeup items I would use to achieve this look, however I realized that I had done this already. I wanted to direct you to my previous post on my favorite travel items. Since, these are the items I would use to create my beauty base zero look.
I know that the Clinique mascara is my holy grail mascara. However like most makeup aficionados I am always on the hunt for something better. For me, this means less expensive since that would be the only complaint I have about the Clinique mascara. Unfortunately this mascara is not it, While it is a nice mascara it just does not live up to my good old Clinique.
I would rate this product 6/10
Sephora Express Nail Polish Remover – I am aware that this product is not quite as ‘good for you’ as as my previous purchase nail polish remover. This product works just as well however, and is still 3 Free. Plus I got it using a gift card to Sephora so it cost nothing to me.
AHA+ From Acne.org – This product has been hugely helpful at improving not only the texture, but also the coloration of my acne scars. While I do still would like to see more improvement I am not at least comfortable enough to not have my scars covered.
Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat – This is not a fast dry polish top coat, but I still really enjoy it. my polishes seem to last significantly longer than with my previous ULTA 2-in-1 top and bottom coat.
I went through a phase a while back where I became almost obsessed with finding the perfect lip primer. I am not entirely sure why I was so interested in this since I am still not convinced that it is necessary for the type of makeup I wear. However, since I have them I use them. Just please keep in mind that with this review it is taken into consideration that this product is not a necessity for me.
I would rate this product 5/10
I decided to combine Roman and Grecian makeup into one post. This is due not only to the fact that the two civilizations were around in the same time period, but they were located in close proximity of each other. As a result access to raw materials was similar between the two groups and they had the same environmental concerns to deal with.
When first starting I highly suggest sticking to a free blog. There are several sites that offer the option of a free blog. I am going to review the two most popular here. Wordpress (which I use) and blogger. I think the deciding factor in choosing is dependent on a few factors. Primarily if you hope to make money off your blog some time in the future, and personal aesthetic since Blogger and WordPress have a very different design style in my opinion.
While this is not what my stash will look like once it has finally been completed, these are the only products that I have reviewed up to this point that I have actually kept. I am sure that my collection of products will grow slightly as I dig deeper through the products I need to review. However, my ultimate goal is to put a size limit on my stash so that it does not become so large as to be crazy again.
For avid readers you may notice the bronzer in the middle that has a pattern of scales. I recently lost my physicians formula bronzer and replaced it with another physicians formula bronzer. This one does not contain SPF but is the same color, and in a pinch can be used as foundation for me if I stick to the lighter side. I am pretty sure the lost product is somewhere in my apartment, along with a large number of cat toys Rigby has hid from me.