Mascara -L'Oreal - Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (waterproof)
Saga17 10/21/2011 1:35:00 PM
I was surprised by this product! It stays put all day on me although I have problems with most mascaras with smudging. It does flake but the flaking is so minimal that I can deal with it. I like how it holds a curl and how it's definitely waterproof. Love the very sleek packaging too!
An average product. I felt it was like all other clay-based masks I've used. This stung my face a bit though, especially on drier areas. I would repurchase this if I wouldn't find anything better. The packaging is super cute and fun, the scent of the product is nice too.
*sigh* This too smudges on me... I have very oily lids and have always had trouble finding eyeliners and mascaras that won't smudge. If this product would stay put it would be an ok product... I was so bummed 'cause I've heard so many swear by this :/
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Coconut Bath and Shower Cream
Saga17 7/3/2011 2:39:00 PM
I did like this product altough it was very thick and hard to get out of the bottle (especially when it's about to end). I loved the scent and didn't find it plasticky at all. I felt it moisturized my skin fair enough compared to regular shower gels. I would repurchase if I'd find it on sale.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
Saga17 6/30/2011 12:11:00 PM
I was pondering if I should give this a 3 or a 4 so consider this a 3½. I feel like this is very similar to L'oreal's true match powder but that had more coverage I think. But I do like this, it's a good everyday powder, it works well and mattifies the skin. The sponge I cannot understand, which is located under the product... I think it applies way too much product and looks cakey. This looks best applied with a powder brush.
I purchased the Super Liner Duo in extra black (I think the duo liner is for Europe only?). The staying power of this product is very nice and that is why I gave it 3 lippies...But the product is otherwise just annoying. I cannot get enough product with one application, I have to dip again like 3 times to get the desired effect. Then sometimes the line that I draw on top of the old line takes away some color and I'm left with a blank spot on my liner. I hate the applicator as well, I don't understand which way to hold it to get either a thin or a thick line :S
Gels/Soaps -Burt's Bees - Naturally Nourishing Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash
Saga17 6/17/2011 2:37:00 PM
I agree with some other reviewers here that this product is thin and runny for a body wash. I felt like it didn't clean well and it didn't lather (almost) at all. The scent wasn't that bad but it wasn't that good either. I didn't like the packaging. Needless to say, I won't be repurchasing this.
Mascara -Isadora - Build-Up Extra Volume Mascara 01 Black
Saga17 6/1/2011 9:02:00 AM
Ugh I hate this, sorry to say :( It smudges faster than anything I've ever tried, it smeared all over my under eye are within a half an hour. Also, it didn't give any "extra volume", just regular looking lashes.
This is so far my HG cleanser! I'm on my second bottle now and I will be using this as long as my skin feels comfortable with it. This removes makeup extremely well, better than anything I've tried before! I use this every evening and I have not had any break outs with this. I wish this'd be less expensive though..I use three pumps each time I remove my makeup and I feel like I go through the bottle quite fast. Well more B2M at least :D
I have just finished using my tube I got for Christmas and I have to repurchase this soon, it's so amazing! I use this all over my face and under my foundation. It looks best with Teint Miracle foundation by Lancome but it does the trick with other foundations as well. The tube lasts quite a long time since you really don't need to use much product to get a wondefull glow. But it is on the pricy side... 39 euros for 20ml is painful for my wallet :(
Conditioner -Burt's Bees - Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Conditioner
Saga17 4/29/2011 2:47:00 PM
Ugh.. I wanted to like this but it just didn't perform well for me. It felt nothing like I imagine conditioner to feel.. It didn't leave my hair silky and conditioned..rather I felt like it did nothing..almost like I never even used any conditioner. Also the packaging wasn't appealing, this seriously needs a pump because a lot of product is going to waste.
Hmmm..I'm not as impressed as I hoped to be. Though I must say that the shade I got is a bit too dark but it's only because I got matched at the Estee Lauder counter and this (Ivory Cream) was the lightest shade available and the SA said it will work for me. Well, it does but I must apply a very thin layer and I feel that that is what takes away some of the glory for this product. Coverage is ok, it does stay matte all day and it is quite long lasting. But maybe my expectations were too high...
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
Saga17 4/21/2011 2:02:00 PM
I like this more than MAC fluidline! I can't believe how something so cheap can be so good! The formula feels a bit dryer than some other gel liners and this dries very fast...so if you make a mess it'll be harder to correct. But that is the wonderfulness of this product -it keeps put! I had to take off one lippie because it's not perfect on the water line (although better than MAC fluidline) and because if I don't apply any eyeshadow this smudges a teeny tiny bit on my lid (though my lids are very oily).
I love the packaging and design of the bottle... But the foundation itself was a bit of a let down for me. It doesn't cover as well as I'd like it to and it tends to turn oily throughout the day. Also, the color selection isn't too great because I have the lightest shade available and it's a tad too dark... So I really can't build any coverage, I have to wear a very light layer.
I LOVE this scent! It smells so good...I dunno why am I reminded of hubba bubba bubblegum everytime I smell this? This sinks into my skin rather slowly but this is a massage bar so they tend to do that. One major issue I keep having though is that no matter how much I love using this it seems to cause me some sort of rash if used for long periods of time.