On its own, this mascara is mediocre at best but paired with a good thickening mascara - wow! Because of the skinny wand, I find this mascara great for rolling onto the top of my upper lashes. The thickening mascara (such as diorshow) goes on the underside of the upper lashes (does that make sense?) and I look like I am wearing false eyelashes. This is a must have for me even though I have to use with with another mascara.
I want to love this mascara. Whenever I put it on it looks like I'm wearing false eyelashes. It looks great. But after a couple of hours, it smudges and crumbles all over my undereye and I look horrific - which is a deal breaker.
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 color matte palette
renaissancegirl 11/11/2009 3:06:00 PM
I got this palette over a month ago and I'm totally in love with it. I use it daily and my other palettes/shadows have started to gather dust. Sure, some of the colors are a bit on the chalky side (the white and cream colors), but you still get a lot of vibrant colors that blend beautifully (the greens and purples are especially nice). Yes, you do have to use a primer to get the most out of this palette, but I (and it looks like most people) use a primer on a regular basis anyway.
I've been using this twice a week for a month now. My uneven skin tone appears to have improved somewhat but my old, acne scars still stare back at me mockingly. I guess I expected something more and was mildly disappointed. But still, my skin has behaved quite decently (very miminal breakouts) since I started using this... maybe it's doing some good, just not what I expected.
Treatments -Mario Badescu - Special Healing Powder
renaissancegirl 11/4/2009 5:31:00 PM
I got this because I have a not-so-pretty, oily T-zone that shows up around lunchtime. I use this as my setting powder on top of my liquid foundation and my skin stays a beautiful, matte finish throughout the day. It also works well on its own or with a light, powder foundation. I don't use the puff it came with - a regular powder brush applies more evenly.
I love these brushes. Inexpensive but amazing. I would buy it again and again. I think I might buy some today so I have a backup.
Treatments -Desert Essence - Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Australian)
renaissancegirl 11/4/2009 4:22:00 PM
I love this multi-purpose product. I bought one of those travel-sized spray bottles and filled it with water and little bit of DE Tea Tree Oil (about 10 parts water to 1 part tea tree oil, more or less depending on your preferrence). One spray (or two, if my skin is being problematic) onto my cleansing brush and I buff it into my skin with my usual cleanser = clean and clear skin. I also use it to disinfect my makeup brushes when I'm deep cleaning them. I've used it to treat full-blown pimples - sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. I still recommend this product though.