Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My numero uno facial scrub.... <3

Happy Holiday everyone. It's the most wonderful time of the year ain't it??? of course it is,especially with all of the cosmetics brands are coming out with their holiday collections. All are very delectable...my wish list is getting longer and longer by the minutes hahaha!!!! So this saturday Lord and Taylor will have a gift with purchase for Clinique.. I am usually does not get real excited about Clinique GWP since I don't really use much of their products EXCEPT one which is the Clinique Exfoling Scrub. Honestly I must say that this is posibly the most agrassive face scrub I've ever encounter with in a long long time.I know a lot of people can not use this one especially if you have a sensitive skin but  since I have oily skin I can see the potential in this one.The texture of this is very grainy and very scrub-y. I usually dampen my face a bit before I put this one on. It also had kind of minty smell to it which I absolutely hate at first but came to love it as I continue using them :-) I usually use them in the morning because the minty scent really wakes me up real good. So I dampen my face, squeeze a pea size of the scrub on to the back of my hand and with my finger tip spread it out and massage it in the circular motions around my entire face. Then rinse it out with water and follow with your regular skincare routine. This scrub had left my face very soft and smooth. And let me tell you, I haven't break out ever since I use this exfoliator and I have been using this one at the beginning of the year!!! I use it once every 2 days, and it last a long long times for me since I only need a tiny bit of it at the time. It is $18.00 for 3.4 oz. tube which is not bad compare to the result. Again don't use them if you have sensitive skin. This is the real deal exfoliator.. Happy Christmas Shopping Everybody <3

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nars Blushes..... The best everr



OK as you all know, I am obsess with NARS, and one of the thing I love the most from this line is their blushes. NARS blushes are very pigmented and they have a wide range of color to choose from. My favorite and probably the one item that got me started with NARS is orgasm blush. The color are just beautiful. Recently I went to TJMAXX and to my surprise they have tons of NARS set from last year holiday collections. Needless to say, I scored everyone og them. I got the lip gloss set, blush and gloss set and the eye shadow palette. All of them were $29.99 !!!!!!! That's like more than half the original price off....!!!! I was so excited... The gloss ser comes with 3 dual end glosses. The color are sweet dream, harlow,boogie night,giza,chihuahua and rose birman. All of the color are so gorgeous.. These glosses are retail on nars website for $49.00 and I got it for half the price <3. The other one that I got was the lip gloss and blush duo. This one contain striptease lip gloss, which is a candlelight nude color. And deep throat blush,which I loves so much. The color of this blush is similar to the orgasm except that this one is not as pink, more like peachy color with shimmer. Very pretty. And this blush alone would cost me $24 and the lip gloss is $24 as well. So if I were to purchase these seperately I would pay $48.00. BUT i got them at my trusty TJMAXX  all for $29.99. So I was a very happy girl that day...

Terax Original Crema <3<3<3

 OK there are conditioners and then there are Terax Crema., this is my one and only conditioner. I have dye and straight perm. culr perm, more times than my fingers can ever count..on top of that I use a flat iron everyday and curling iron once in a while.. So as you can imagine, my hair (or straw as my mom called it) are so damaged.very dry and damage at the end and oily at the root. From then my quest for the perfect conditioners have started. I went on tons and tons of beauty blogs and see what other people are saying are the best intensive conditioners. At first I tried Keratease, cuz i was thinking c'mon for this big of a price, their products must be super duper. But i was wrong :-( Their famous Masquintense was just ok i think. It doesn't go much in term of repairing my hair. I t just make it soft for a couple of days and that''s all. Then after an unsuccessful tried with keratease, i went on to tried Ojon restorative hair treatment. This one was about $55 or something if am not mistaking. This one was even worse that the first, does not do anything at all, my hair doesn't even feel a bit soft. and don't even get me start with the smell, a total waste for me... Untill I was reading the book Beauty Confidential by Nadine Haobsh. ans she mentions rhis conditioner, so I went out to bluemercury to get one. When I got home I could not wait to try it. To be honest when I first open the flip top cover to get a whiff of it I almost not want to try it. It smell like....fish to me. But I manage to slap it on my hair anyways, and let me tell you, my quest has ended..I've found it. MY PERFECT CONDITIONER. despite the scent though. Still this conditioner made my hair so soft and shiny and the texture of my hair has improved drastically. As I keep using it, my hair keep getting better and better. I will still keep trying other conditioner, but this will always be in my heart(and my shower) forever.... 


My All times favorite Eye Liners

These are my HG liners,, Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil... I tried a LOT of liners and pencil is my favotite. It very practical and very easy to use, the problem with these is that some of them,actually a lot of them are not creamy enough for me and it kind of irritate my lids when I DRAGGED it across them.Not with these, these are THE creamiest eye pencils I have ever use in my whole entire life!!!!!And I will NEVER use any other liners that are in pencil form other than this one...Yes it is that good people... I go through these very quickly since I use them everyday and it needs to be sharpen. So may be that's one of the downside. But the creamyness of this made up for it. hahah <3 It stay on for ever too. So I have to use an oil base makeup remover to clean it out at night. But a lot of people told me that it tend to smear a lot when they use this to line their waterline, but I don't have a problem with that, so maybe it just me !!! These liners will set you back $17.00. which I think worth every pennies to me. My favorite is zero which is blac, and 1999, which is a rich brown.. I do have all of their colors, but these two are my favorites cuz I can use them for everything and anything...

Friday, November 20, 2009

BOBBI BROWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS....<3 <3 <3

I don't know what, where, when, or how I got started with Bobbi Brown, but I've been hooked ever since..I think my first love affair with Bobbi Brown was probably her lipstick. My very first lipstivk that i got from Bobbi Brown was from her permanent line called Tulle Brown. And I loved it so much that I was willing to try more Bobbi Brown products. Did I know what I was getting into (and my skinny bank account too!!!)  That lipstick was the perfect color for me, I used them everyday, several times a day, not that it didn't last,it just that I love how smooth and creamy it glided on my lip!!!!. Then as I ventured into the brand I have tried a lot of Bobbi products, I come to a conclusion that Bobbi Brown is my new favorite brand... Every thing just seem to works for me. I am a makeup whore and I do own tons and tons of makeup, yet I tend to go for a natural and simple look a lot, and that is exacttly the Bobbi Brown concept for her make up line. Something simple yet elegance, Easy yet beautiful..I think her makeup is so timeless, It can never be "out" because this is the kind of makeup that you can use everyday, the color seem very basic and boring at first. because I love NARS, and as you know NARS have a lot of colors, and when it came to Bobbi Brown, In was like nahh everything look the same!!! seem like all of the color are so plain and boring. Is this for a more mature people?? But I tried it anyways, and was I wrong. The formular and color are very very easy to wear, Anyone can wear it, no hard tricks or techniques or how to guide that you need to learn. Just use your hand and VOILLA!!!! done!!


  • Bobbi Brown cane out with her holidays collections for 2009, and it was all so georgeous that I had to stop myself from getting all of them for the sake of my wallet!!! But anyways I got my hands on this Earth Metal Eyes and Lip palette. This one retail for $60.00!!! but I got it for less thanks to lord and taylor friend and family sale<3 This palette contain 6 eyes shadows 
  • Autumm Shimmer wash              
  • Earth Metal Metallic                     
  • Zinc Metallic                                
  • Black Spruce Metallic (my fave!!)
  • Sunset Gold Metallic                     
  • Antique Gold Metallic                   
                 
I think all of the eyes shadows are stunning beautiful, especially the Black Spruce, I like to use it on my outer v to darken up my look, and it perfect. I think the shadows have a gppd amount of pigmentation to them, it stay on and it it not messy and powdery everywhere, whic is a plus :-) As for the lips..... not as exciting as the eyes, I personally not really a big fan of lip palette, because the color that you get in the palette are not as pigmented as the original, and it not convenience to use for girl on the go like me. I need to use a seperate lip brusdh for them, which sometimes I don't have the times for. But the color in this palette is very pretty and a bit too sheer for me. but I love it anyways <3.....The colors are.....................................................
Paisley Rose Creamy lip color
Rose Garden Creamy lip color (my fave!!!!)
Rosebud Creamy lip color
Barefoot Shimmer Creamy lip color

All in all I ewally like this palette, The packaging is very sleek as of all Bobbi Brown procusts. The price is a little on the high side, but I think it worth it.



                 
Another one of my favorite out of the holiday collections is this cute little Tube Tint Set. It is just your basic lip gloss in a standard tubes with a slanted tips that makes it a breeze to apply. These are $28 which I think is a good price since you get 3 full size glosses. These will lat me forever and ever. The first one on the right is called cherry tint, and it is a sheer red color which is not as dark as it look in thr tube. At first I was like oh my god, that's red!!when I see it in the tube, but when I put it on, I was relieve that it it wasn't that cherry as it was on the tube. The 2nd one is called blossom tint, It look very very pink in the tube, but it is a sheer baby pink on my lip,which I love. Amd the last one whjich is one of my favorite is Twilight Shimmer, It is almost like a bronze sort of color. I like to just dot this one on after I put on a lipstick and it makes the color look so much richer and a bit more intense. The one thing I love about these glosses is the fact that they're SPF 15..which is fabulous for protecting my lip form the sun. The texture of this feel a lot like a lip balm to me, very thick, creamy but not sticky. Just the way I like it :-)  I am planning to ntry these glitter lip balm next cuz i  am a lipbalm addicted as well!!! so wait for it..
 

My obsession with NARS !!!!


I love love NARS products, no i was wrong, I am a self proclaim NARS addicted..... Now that's correct. It all started a couple years back...I was just reading a magazines and browsing through the beauty blogs and I've noticed that people are raving about one particular blush, which were called orgasm by NARS. So being the my very self, of course I had to get my ass to the nearest NARS counter and get myself one of this blush. I was very skeptical at first, I mean it JUST a blush, why do people go crazy about it, how good can it be right? But boy was I ashame of that though now. NARS orgasm is MY perfect blush period... It just brighten up my face and makes me look put together like no other makeup has ever come close... It just enough pink to brighten up my complexion, and enough peach to warm up my skin really beautifully.. while I know this blush claim to work for EVRYONE, it does not work foe everyone. I know a lot of people have tried this one and it justg doesn't work for them, god knows why... But for me this is my 3rd one and I will keep buying more. I 've tried the super orgasm one and I did not like it as much as the original one..The sale lady said it more like a night time thing, however I still think that the gold glitters were just too much and too big.. It wasn't a shimmery blush that you may have though, It literally like you put on a chunk of large particles of gold glitters on your face. and it very messy. the glitters goes everywhere all over your face and your body. Oh Well,, since i bough it,I've been using them as eye shadow, Still very messy, make sure you put this one on before you do anything, cuz it will go all over your face AND your clothes. Very pretty color though...   

CoverGirl Lash Blast Lenght!!!!!!!!


I am now addicted to this mascara... I wish that they will NEVER discontinue this one Everrrrrrrr.. I 've tried A LOT of mascaras. High End, Drugstore, Boutique.... whatever.. And I think this one by far is my favourite. Prior to this I have been using Diorshow for like almost a year, and I loves it, the only thing for me is that it dried out and get clumpy very easily. And I mean I'm not just gonna toss a $24 mascara after like what, 2 months of using.... That's just too much of a waste for me. I've also tried a lot of drugstore mascaras, but never actually found THE ONE that work for me. Untill ONE DAY I was jus browsing around @ my local walmart, and I saw that covergirl came out with the new mascara in the bright yellow tube. I think this one was suppose to be a dupe for something like Shu Uemura Fiber mascara or Imju Fiberwig from Japan, which retail @ sephora for$24. While those mascaras have fiber to help lenghten the lashes, this one from covergirl contain nylon fiber. When you pull the wand out of the tube, you won't see any fiber on the wand at all. I really really like this one a lot, It does an excellent job at seperating and lenghten my wimpy lashes. It gives a little volume, not as much as I would get fron Diorshow, but for the price, it not bad. Plus the claim was that it will lenghten and it did as it claimed to be.That kinda a BIG deal to me, when the product claim to do something and it did.. that's to me is like it meet my expectation. OK back to the mascara, it definitely lenghten and seperating my lashes really really good. It does NOT clump or flake AT ALL. Which is why I love it so much.   

My favorites Perfumes


First one is my everyday perfume, which is the one and only Viva La Juicy... I <3 this one, this smell really sweet and just a hint of tart, just the way I like it.. I don't like heavy,spicy,oriental kinda scents, I don't know why, it just not my thing... I tend to go for a more like fresh, fruity, citrus, instead. I like a summer perfume i guess that what you called it. And I cannot get pass the packaging on this one. Isn't it the prettiest bottle...

I have been using this one ever since it came out, which I think about a couple years ago. It still one of my favorites, I think the name says it all, it smell dilicious. I always got compliments whenever I wore this perfume. It smell likes apple only sweeter and yummier!!!!! And again the bottle is so cute and very unique.. I've tried the red one and the pink, they're pretty good,kinda fall in the same category, light, fruity,and very fresh. However this one is still my favorite out of all the DKNY collections!!!

OMG.....................THIS has to be my favorite one ever....but i can't find them in store anymore. This one is called Love by Nina Ricci. and yes it is a limited editions that came out during spring of 2009. The bottle is the cutest little thing.. I have actually not use it all up,because I want to save it just to get a whiff of it every now and then..I am so so sad that this is a limited edition. I wish thaat they would put this one in their permanent line. This one smell similar to the original nina ricci, You know, the one in the same bottle except that it was all red. I t smell pretty similar, only this one is a lot sweeter and just wonderful..... love it love it, love it...



There is a couple more perfumes that I like to share with you, but I will have to save that for later on. I am currently trying out a lot of new perfume,since it is the holiday season, and every brands comes out with a value set. That makes it easier for me to try out I think. My favorite set is the one from sephora. There are so many different ones in the set. I can never get enough of it..going in my wishlist this year for sure!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

welcome to the makeupjunkies blog

 This is just a blog that i like to share with you about my love and passions for makeup and skincare, and everything in between. Every products that I will do a reviews or talk about is base on my opinion only. Feel free to disagree and comments me if you like.Some reviews are mase possible through press samples. These samples makes tasting and reviewing possible, and thanks to all :-) However, my reviews are bese solely on my opinion and how the products work on ME. Press sent products does not effect on how or if I will review them. I am working hard to give you my honest and real opinions on every products I review. I f you have any quwstion or wants to contact me, you can do so by leaving a comment through this blog or e-mail me at lizzy_yyy@yahoo.com   Thanks for checking out my blog and Enjoy !!!!!