Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Empties- Used up product reviews

I have really loved this feature on other blogs so I am starting this as well.
Plus it will help remind me of what I actually used and like. Ha!
Getting old has totally affected this girl's memory ;P

First up

Caudalie Gentle buffing cream:

I really loved this product. 
felt gentle when I used it and my face felt nice and clean
I felt like it removed old skin and got down to my new skin
Verdict- would purchase

Vichy One Step cleanser:

I really hated this product
Really surprised that I disliked it as I enjoy the brand
Texture felt terrible
skin didn't feel clean
couldn't even finish it- pitched it in the bin
verdict- wouldn't purchase

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash gel:

this stuff was awesome!
 I had no problem switching from my regular cleanser to use this and kept it in rotation
I have also tried the Simple makeup wipes and also enjoyed them
Loving this brand that is from the UK!
Can't wait to try more products from them
and the price point is great!
verdict- would purchase

Vasanti Brighten Up:

really loved this product!
warning- very intense scrubbage so be gentle
normally I would steer away from such a strong scrubby but I liked the results
I was really sad when this was gone
Thankfully another one of my subscription boxes sent me another one!
verdict- would purchase
(fyi- my dog seemed to like it too- at least the packaging as demonstrated by chew marks)

Sula Natural Lip Gloss:

I adore it
It feels sooo good on the lips
and the sparkle- swoon!
Just the right amount of sparkle for a 41 year old's lips
I love it so much I store it upright to scrape out the dregs at the bottom
I can't let it go
verdict- would love to repurchase!
problem is I can't seem to find any to buy in Canada and don't really want to buy online for just one
if anyone knows where I can get some please let me know!

What about you? Any items you plan on repurchasing when gone? Leave me a comment and let me know or leave a link to your blog!

Cheers- Andrea

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dior Lady Diorific review and pics

I'm back with a Dior nailpolish review!
I took a small hiatus while I learned more about make-up and took tons of photos
Now to edit and blog them all 
Sounds like I need lots of tea...or keep me company and it will be all good hee hee

First up to be blogged is one of my fave find these past few months
Dior Lady Diorific Vernis
This nailpolish had my name as soon as I saw it
Darn those Shopper's Drug Mart beauty boutiques!
yep- I was this cute bottle's beyotch at hello
Scroll back up and look at the bottle
That uber cute..dainty...elegant...bottle
See what I mean!

I have to admit I am very hard pressed to spend more than $20 on a polish
In fact I am pretty sure I said I never would
but the more I say that the more I keep falling in love with ones at that price point
maybe it would be easier to stop saying Never

Now to the polish
It is me
and me

I will start with the negatives:
streaky brush stokes that needed top coat to smooth out
runny- you can see in pic above all kinds of it at the sides of my nail
a wee bit pricey

the positives:
I loved it
my teen daughters loved it - shocker!
everyone who saw the colour commented on it and loved it
(the cute moustache stickers in honour of Movember helped)
great staying power
people literally grabbed my nails and commented on the colour and the stickers men did but hubby did mention he really liked it too!

Verdict- It was an amazing polish and I am so glad I splurged on it personally. I may get the black as well as I love the gold flecks in it. My friend purchased that one after seeing my nails so I will try it out and see if it also is a must buy. The red is enticing too. I keep it out on my vanity as it looks so pretty I can't bring myself to store it with the rest of my polish yet!

Have you tried any pricier polishes that you were totally satisfied or unsatisfied with? I would love to hear about them! 

Now to finally crack and get the long lusted after Debra Lippmann polish Across the Universe