I bought this as the most random buy from my haul for this week. I don't really use brow gel, and I was wondering that the hell clear mascara does. I would not use this on my lashes- it does absolutely nothing except make them look wet. But, it works great as a brow gel. Nothing too stand-outish, not too visible or shiny, and I love that it keeps my brows in place for the entire day. Definetely a must!
Not the world's best blush, I have to admit Maybelline has done a lot better. It puts me in pain to say I am not thrilled about these. They last a long time, I admit, and they are very wearable because they're sheer, but that's a problem as well. If you want sheers, then these are exactly what you're looking for. If you're looking for color, stay away from these. These are relatively easy to apply, but it takes a lot to actually get them to show up on your face. I use these at school because, obviously, nobody wears bright blush in high school. They work great for the younger generation, like me, who is not looking for statement color- I just need the subtlest hint of a blush. I got these at Ulta for $4.99 each, which is a great deal. I own the ones in Light Rose and Medium Mauve. I should have bought the darker ones if I wanted color, but I'm happy that these are very wearable.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
VegetaFanGirl 2/3/2012 10:25:00 PM
This was a very interesting concept and I bought this at Big Lots. I love the colors- I got all four metallics, and they do go on very quickly and easily, which is awesome. My only advice here is to be very careful when applying the top coat, because apparently these nailcolors can be easily scratched and messed up from the brush of the top coat. These do chip quite easily, so they're not the best quality-wise. However, they're really cheap, so that makes up for it.
I like it, but I like Revlon much better in terms of staying power. I have the one in All Day Cherry. It's a very nice, long-wearing lipcolor, but I advise not to use the Step 2- nourishing balm thingy. It takes away from the staying power. It's just like regular lipstick with the balm. So for max staying power, don't use the balm. Other than that, it's got great colors, and it stays for a while (flakes a little but not very noticeably) but obviously not for 24 hours. I'd recommend it to a friend.
Oh my god I love love love this stuff!! It's such a beautiful gold color and is very metallic, so it catches and highlights your eyes in such a lovely way. it does not crease and stays on for a long time, even in chlorinated water, as tested by me recently. The color is gorgeous, a little more on the antique side but it is stunning. I love the little glass packaging that it comes in. It's like a MAC paint pot but much better and cheaper! Plus the colors are great. I would definetely recommend it- it's only $6 as well!
Styling Products -TiGi - Catwalk Curlesque Curl Definition
VegetaFanGirl 1/20/2012 7:10:00 PM
I use it as an anti frizz serum rather than a curl defining serum, which is what it says it does. It does not define curls very well (well it does at first but by midday they're not there anymore :P) so it really doesn't live up to its name as a curl defining serum. I use it as an anti frizz serum and it works great along with some more products! It is pricey and salon only but it's worth it.
Styling Products -Alterna - Bamboo Smooth Anti Frizz Styling Lotion
VegetaFanGirl 1/20/2012 6:53:00 PM
This is my favorite styling product of all time!! It really tames frizz with less than a dime sized amount, and makes my hair extra soft! It is very expensive and exclusive to certain salons.This would be a good splurge product because of the large bottle, small amount each day, it can last for a really long time. It's definetely worth the splurge! :]
I like this serum, it's not the world's best, but I like it. It is an oily serum, because pretty much oil is all it is, but it does do the trick of smoothing down MINOR frizz. This is one of those products that should be considered a finishing product after you apply everything else. You need only a nickel-sized amount, and a little goes a long way. I would not suggest to apply it on the root of the hair. What I love most is that it smells ah-mazing!!! Plus, it's only $6.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Luxurious Molten Metal Eyeshadow
VegetaFanGirl 1/20/2012 6:38:00 PM
These are great eyeshadows from Revlon. I realy like the colors themselves more than anything. They are statement yet wearable. I have two out of the three duos, Onyx/Jade and Sapphire/Diamond. They are very pigmented and are great if worn wet, because then you get them extra metallic. These are baked eyeshadows, I'm pretty sure. They have nice staying power and are great when it comes to blending. I have not experienced fallout with them. These are pretty cheap, $6 each. Good job, Revlon!
One of the absolute worst eyeshadow-type things out there on the market. I've seen in the amazing ads out there with Drew Barrymore or Taylor Swift rocking smoky looks, so I gave in and bought one. I forgot the name, but I had the silver and black one. It is just horrible. Firstly, it is very, very dry. When I attempted to swatch it, nothing came off. When I tried to apply it to my eyes, it tugged and pulled on my eyelids and no product came off. Plus, my cat accidentally caused me to drop the stick on the floor and it broke on both ends. And I dropped it from a 3.5 foot high vanity onto a carpeted floor! It's not right. It is very dry, brittle, and no product comes off. Great idea, terrible product. Never ever gonna repurchase this.
Best top coat ever!! It does dry extremely fast compared to many others, not exactly 30 seconds, but 60 is more like it. It is my HG top coat and is great at giving shine to the manicure! It does protect from chipping, but only for a few days. Still, it's an awesome top coat, a must have for everybody!
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist Wear Chiffon
VegetaFanGirl 1/7/2012 10:46:00 PM
I was expecting a kind of Lady Gaga pink from this lipstick, since it sure looked like it at first. However, I don't really like the result this gave me. It is extremely frosty and very sheer. You cannot get a good color payoff out of this lipstick, unless you want your lips to look like they've been in a cryogenic freezer for several hours. The staying power isn't good- it comes off very quickly. Also, the packaging and quality of it is super cheap- that explains the 99 cent price tag. These are not the best $1 lipsticks out there.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moisturirizing in Petal 314B
VegetaFanGirl 1/7/2012 10:42:00 PM
*EDIT* After using this lipcolor for a little while, I've decided to rewrite my take on this product. I originally gave this 4 stars, but after some consideration, I figured I rated this way too high. I still agree with the fact that the color is gorgeous. No doubt about that. That is the only thing keeping this lipstick from getting 1 star, honestly. The lipstick itself has no staying power whatsoever, I agree with everyone here. I have braces, and the only thing that's worse than lipstick teeth is lipstick braces. That is exactly what this lipstick gives me. It doesn't really moisturize at all- it feels smooth, but I see no difference in my lips after I take it off. Also, the lipstick itself broke after I had it in my vacation bag for about a week. The hell?? The packaging it comes in also looks quite cheap. The price is great, but this is a classic example of "you get what you pay for".
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Mariah Carey-Lollipop Bling HONEY
VegetaFanGirl 1/7/2012 10:39:00 PM
I don't like Lollipop Bling. It smelled good at first, but after an hour, it began to smell sickly sweet and a lot like honey-pineapple-lollipop. This is something you'd expect a third grader to smell like- candy and bubble bath. Not buying ever- thank you Ulta for testers.
Fragrances -Viktor & Rolf - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
VegetaFanGirl 1/7/2012 10:35:00 PM
The smell is very overpowering and is too berry-flowery. It really is a flowerbomb- the scent explodes and the effects are very dizzifying. Don't smell this if you are very hungry. It's a bad idea. Plus, it looks like a tropical hand grenade. What a "lovely" package idea for a perfume.