I just got this mascara yesterday and I really LOVE it. It works better for me than most of the high end mascaras i've tried (benefit bad gal, diorshow, mac zoomlash, tarte, sephora etc.) I'm so impressed with this. It separates them, lengthens, volumizes, is super black, and holds the curl really well. So far, I haven't had an issue with clumping, flaking, or sensitivity. The price is fantastic, I can't believe I spent so much more on expensive mascaras that don't work as well as this!
This is one of my FAVORITE bath bombs!! It smells much stronger dry... i don't think the scent is overwhelming while you're in the bath, it smells nice and refreshing. It's very moisturizing and the water turns a beautiful shade of blue and the seaweed is really fun as well. Definitely repurchasing!
Polishes -China Glaze - Turned Up Turquoise 849237
BeautyBloom 5/14/2010 9:52:00 PM
Really beautiful color and it dries fast..but it took about 4-5 coats to get a good, solid color. I didn't care for the semi-matte finish, but a glossy top coat took care of that. Wouldn't buy again simply because of the formula. edit: i've had this nail polish on for less than 2 days and it is already chipping like CRAZY, worse than most nail polishes i've used. it's really pretty, but be prepared to touch up ALOT.
Makeup Brushes -Too Faced - Flatbuki brush (extra short handle)
BeautyBloom 5/14/2010 3:05:00 PM
I have the too faced retractable kabuki as well and was pleasantly surprised that this flatbuki is the same high quality (for a lot less)! It's a great price and great little brush!
Smells wonderful and is not overwhelmingly strong! Very creamy as well. I'd definitely repurchase!
I recently received a sample size with an online order and really hated it. It was very clumpy (in one coat) and it dried very, very slowly. However, today I decided to try a different applicator I had lying around (it was just a plastic mascara wand that I had from sephora) and it made the mascara go on perfectly so that my lashes were long, voluminous, and by the end of the day it did not flake or anything! I don't know what it is about that zoom lash mascara wand, but it just does not distribute the mascara well. I doubt I would buy a full size simply because the wand is so awful, but the formula is actually very nice with a better wand.
This is a beautiful rich gold. It blends like a dream, and is super pigmented. Only thing is that it can get a little bit orange if you pack it on too much so apply lightly!
This is my favorite pink eyeshadow! It's absolutely gorgeous, I'm already on my second pan! I love using swish on the lid with a darker color like sketch in the crease to make it look a little more sophisticated.
This color is really, really beautiful but I'm not sure it's the most flattering color on me personally. I want to love it but it always makes me look really tired no matter what I pair it with--I haven't experimented with it enough because I was discouraged the first few times. Hopefully I'll make it work someday, it's just such a pretty color!
I really, really disliked this mascara a lot. It clumped, flaked, and it did pretty much nothing to my lashes (which usually hold a curl very well and are already thick). I also don't think the wand was picking up the product very well.
Great highlight and lid color! It's a very natural looking beige-gold. It's not a very striking color but it's great for simple looks.
I've been using this foundation for about two months now and so far I love it. I read a lot of reviews claiming it broke them out, but I personally haven't had an issue with that. I use it with the MAC 187 and it really makes my skin look flawless (and I apply it with a light hand so it's not full coverage). I don't even have to use cover up or concealer because it evens out my skin tone so well! It's almost a matte finish but has a bit of a sheen to it, which is perfect for my slightly oil skin. However, my mom tried it and it was not a flattering formula on her skin, I think it settled into her fine lines too much..you should try it in the store and see how it works for you. It's a great match for my skin though and I would definitely repurchase.
Great price and great color payoff! I use it over UDPP so that it won't crease and it works great to bring out my eyeshadow colors. I haven't had trouble sharpening it either and it lasts a long time!
really gorgeous color...It doesn't have the best pigmentation but it is very easy to build up--also put it over base to really bring out the richness in the color. I like putting it in the outer v or crease with pinks, silvers, or lighter purples.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
BeautyBloom 4/23/2010 4:17:00 PM
I use this brush primarily for liquid foundation and it works perfectly. The finish is flawless and the 187 makes it very easy. Sometimes around the nose I experience some streaking but I just have to buff it in a little longer to smooth it out. It's definitely one of my favorite brushes I own and I would buy another if it was not so expensive!