Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Melon Mania
TeeCube 4/1/2013 11:38:00 AM
I really like these lip balms. They are inexpensive, and it is generally a good product! I like melon mania because its very moisturizing, smells like melon but not in an overly sweet intense way that melon scents can sometimes be. The hot pink balm leaves the faintest light sheer pink tint on lips, and it is smooth and glossy but not tacky or greasy. Very good. Would buy again.
Nice thick charcoal grey colored facial in a tube. I like how it tingles a bit when you apply it. It dries quickly and makes skin soft and smooth. Will buy again.
Conditioner -Garnier - Hydra Recharge Moisture Whip leave-in Conditioner
TeeCube 3/24/2013 2:37:00 PM
I've never used a hair product like this. The packaging is like that of the foaming hand wash type where you pump it and the product, which is a clear liquid in the bottle, comes out as foam. This product is just that but the foam is not thick but kind of watery and sticky. The stickiness diminishes somewhat after being applied to hair, and hair is left shiny and smooth. It has the usual Garnier Fructis scent. I probably won't buy this again as I prefer products to either be completely creamy or completely liquid (or oil) for my hair.
This is a fantastic lip product. No taste or scent and just tacky enough that it lasts a really long time on your lips. It is very moisturizing. There is no applicator on the tube, you're just supposed to squeeze some out and apply it with your finger, but I do not mind in the least because it can be applied by just using the end of the tube where the product comes out, obviously. I used to do this with my Kiehl's lip balm too if I was out and was worried about not being able to wash hands before applying lip balm with fingers. Just squeeze a bit out and rub it around with the end of the tube. Problem solved. I will be purchasing this product again definitely and I highly recommend it.
Pretty polish, but it is not a favorite of mine. It's a pearly pink with that mother of pearl blue purple sheen/shimmer thing that I do not care for. As it is an Essie it is very good, just turned out to be one I should not have purchased before seeing it in real life (derp! didn't look for swatches online either! oh well). I won't throw it away though and has found a home in my Essie collection. Perhaps it will layer well under a sheer creme? I must try that!
Lotions/ Creams -Laura Mercier - Almond Coconut Milk Hand Crème
TeeCube 3/18/2013 1:38:00 PM
Wonderful almond coconut scent that lasts. Not too dark or sweet. I think coconut almond scents can be tricky but this one is gorgeous. The lotion moisturizes nicely too. I would definitely recommend this product and would absolutely purchase it again. I am definitely going to be trying other hand cremes from Laura Mercier! This was my very first LM product, ever!
This color is a light milky beige white. Very very pretty and perfect with two coats. Very sheer. I love it. No shimmer or sparkle and no pink to it. One of my favorites. Reminds me of another Essie color: Allure.
A blue toned dark pink with silver shimmer that is mostly visible while still in the bottle but less once applied BUT after application nails look extra shiny before topcoat. Very pretty color. Two coats for opaque.
I bought the 25.36 oz bottle of this for approx. $30, and while it is expensive, it is worth it. Thick pearly deep pink shampoo that smells somewhat like strawberries and cream. GIANT bottle that will last a while too. I am pleased with. This product and would recommend it.
While this is an expensive product (I bought the 25.36 oz jar for approx. $30) it is worth every penny. It smells nice, is very thick and creamy, lasts a long while because a little goes a long way and as it is named, it SERIOUSly conditions ones hair. I love love love love it. So very good. I use it like a mask after washing my hair, and I leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse it out with ice cold water. The result is super soft, smooth, tangle free hair. I would definitely recommend this product and I will purchase again.
This is by far the most luxurious, rose scented, heavily packaged and expensive lip balm I have ever owned in my entire life (I'm 39). I got this for $60 from Barney's New York online and it shipped for free quickly. You get 10g (0.35 oz) of product in a heavy frosted glass jar with a silver lid. Is is beautiful. The balm itself is a milky light pink that is very creamy and goes on sheer and shiny, then it absorbs into the lips and keeps them moisturized. It feels a tiny bit sticky. Mine has no SPF which I prefer. The rose scent is quite strong and you can detect it while you're wearing it and that is fine with me. I do agree that for what it really is, it is quite extravagant for a lip balm, when there are so many other products that will keep lips hydrated for much less than $60. But hey, I believe you must try everything once if you can and have a generous wonderful husband who usually agrees to your whims! I tried a $100 jar of LaMer many years ago, and I still have the empty jar which I now fill with Nivea Creme. I will most definitely re-use the By Terry Baume de Rose jar for as long as it is able after the original rose balm is gone. I would feel funny recommending this to others because of the price, but it is a nice product and I am very glad I have it to use. Yes, it makes me feel luxurious.
This was on clearance so I grabbed three of the blonde color. For a person who used to use Maybelline twin brow and eye pencils in charcoal gray and who was very upset when they discontinued them, I seem to have found a good replacement, and it has a spoolie on the other end. A little goes a long way, and it applies nicely and lasts all day. Removes easily with soap and water. The blonde shade is perfect because it's more of a taupe. Avon might be discontinuing these that's why I got three, but I figure I've got enough for a couple years and when these are gone there may be something even better. Until then, this pencil will be just fine.
Gorgeous black pearl. Was surprised as I thought it was going to be a pure black, but it is indeed a fine black pearl. Very pretty polish and the bottle and brush are superb. Great item. Black polish with a sophisticated subtle twist. Would recommend.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara
TeeCube 2/28/2013 10:30:00 PM
HG mascara for me. It is perfect in every way and it is well worth the $30. You get a lot for the price and it looks like a work of art. The gold packaging is gorgeous and the word shocking is written on it in a cool way. The product itself has a rose scent and applies well. No clumping and lashes look significant and more so the more coats you apply. Brush separates and coats each lash a shiny black with just a few strokes, and best of all, this mascara does not smudge or flake on me (even in tears) but it washes away easily with soap and water. That is a huge plus for me. I am thrilled with this YSL Shocking mascara, and would highly recommend. So happy! It is a luxury item.
I love this oil! Very hydrating and there is almost no scent, which I am thrilled with because synthetic apricot can be very cloying ( as in the SH apricot cuticle cream). Soaks right in. Excellent. The brush is stiff but it really isn't a problem because you're just applying something you are going to be rubbing in, it doesn't have to be neat. Pretty orange colored oil in a pretty bottle.