Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Excelsior Millennia Mud Reconstructor
elisie 1/15/2012 4:11:00 PM
I bought this because of the great reviews for it. I have used it several times already but have not noticed a difference. My hair is medium thick, straight, and long, and get a little dry at the ends. This added some body to my hair, but has not made it any shinier or smoother. Mind you, I don't use any heat on my hair and it has not been colored or processed, so perhaps its not damaged enough to tell a difference. I will continue using it since it does give a little bit of body.
I found this to be 'meh' at best. I have fine sparse hairs that do occasionally needs to be removed. Shaving leaves me with little ingrown hairs that takes a long time to grow out, so I prefer removing the hair completely. This wax kit works fine if on thicker and longer hair, but does not work very well on short fine hairs. It also have a tendency to break the hair as opposed to pulling it out completely, leading to in-grown hairs. Lastly, the wax is a pain to remove if you get it on your fingers or skin, the only thing that gets rid of it is the finishing oil that comes with it, not soup, not makeup remover, not oil, not detergent, not any other solvent known to mankind.
This is one of my favorite eyeshadows from MAC. It is this incredibly complex muted cool brown color with overlays of taupe, silver, and gold in it. The sheen is very subtle, almost like a satin. It is just a touch darker then my NC30 skin color, and works great as a crease, overall lid color, or lowerlid liner color. Have already re-purchased, and will do again when finished this pot.
I bought this on a whim when it went on sale a while back. I like most of Wet n Wild's current line, especially their blushes, which I can abuse since they are so cheap. This blush is very pigmented, so I have to use a light hand. The color is nice and gives me some definition to my cheeks, but it's nothing to write home about. It is, however, easy to use, and so gets regular rotation with my other high end blushes.
I love this nail polish. It is my go to pedicure color. It is extremely classy looking and makes my toes look clean, elegant, and polished. I can wear it with just about any sandals or open toe shoes. The color is a warm light gray, and that's it, no shimmer, no flatness, no duochrome. Just a simple, clean gray. The formula is great, thick enough to be opaque in two coats, and doesn't run at the cuticles. I can wear this for two or three weeks before I have to re-apply. Probably the most used of all my nail polishes, would definitely re-buy.
Just as all the other reviewers had said of this product, it is wonderful! I've worn it for two consecutive manicures already! The finish is jelly/creme, and brush marks are not discernible at all. It is opaque enough that one coat suffices, although I put on two for consistency. The wear, with a fast-dry top coat, is fantastic. I generally wear my polishes until it grows out at the bottom, about one and half weeks, and not a single chip during that time. Lastly, the color is gorgeous. It is exactly the shade of Tiffany's blue, and goes very well against my olive skin tone. I generally don't do bright or trendy colors, and prefer neutrals, but this is understated and sophisticated enough not to look trashy or childish. I love it! If I ever finish this bottle, I would definitely buy another one.
Silky smooth champagne color, lots of small sparkles, but nothing glittery or metallic. Blends in gorgeously with everything else. Would definitely repurchase if I can.
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Pressed Powder
elisie 11/13/2011 1:44:00 PM
No coverage, didn't even work as a translucent powder. All it did was leave my skin feeling cakey and heavy. And the SMELL! It smelled awful, like cardboard artifical roses, or the terrible dollar store fragrances that would make you gag as a child. It went promptly in the trash
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Blush - Berry Shimmer
elisie 11/13/2011 1:40:00 PM
Extremely pigmented and finely milled, this blush is a gorgeous dark coral/red with a fine golden sheen and goes on very smoothly. You need a very light hand or you will look like an overcooked lobster. I don't use it everyday because the color is so strong, but for occasions it does come out. The price is dirt cheap by the way.
This mascara is okay. It's better then most drugstore ones out there and does a great job of enhancing my eyelashes. However, it looks fake, and not in a good way. It is a drier forumula and starts to dry very fast after putting it on. After one or two coats, it becomes brittle and stiff and impossible to add more coats without adding unnatural geometry to the barbed wire that's now framing my eyes. I love definition, volume, and drama, but this clumps badly, and can also look spidery. It's not awful when you only use one coat, but it's also not very noticeable. I'm also not a fan of the rubber/plastic/neon yellow spiky caterpillar brush. I know it's suppose to separate and deposit product evenly, but all it does is scratch my eyelid every time I use it. I'll probably use it until it's finished, or until it turns bad, and at the first excuse I'm going to throw it away and go back to the original Voluminous mascara.
Best red lipstick ever. Love the matte texture. Love the bright red with a touch of blue.
Love the color, which is why I bought it. It melts in beautifully with my yellow toned skin. The texture is a little dry, definitely need a balm under it. The price is a little steep, but I have not found any other cinnamon browns that are not too brown, or too dull. This is the perfect vibrant orange brown with a touch of pinkiness to it. MAC taupe lipstick is somewhat similar when swatched, but just lacks the brightness on the lips.
I love all the fluidlines. This color is a wonderful matte dark teal. Great for blue/green eyeshadow, but not too conspicuous as a colored eyeliner, which I appreciate.
Between this and blacktrack are my go-to eyeliners. It is not as harsh as blacktrack, and actually makes me eyes look more open. It's perfect with brown/neutral eyeshadows. I have had it for several years and the texture is still the same as before. It goes on easily without tugging, gets tacky pretty fast so it never has a chance to transfer/smear. And it stays on my lids for 8 hrs before creasing!
Love this product. It is the perfect sculpting blush for me. It's a beautiful matte light pinky brown, and on my face it it looks gives me both a wonderful glow and also brings out my cheekbones quite well.