Mascara -Hard Candy - Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara
erinfashionista 10/31/2009 7:45:00 AM
Horrible. I bought the one in the shiny purple tube, thinking it was going to be a gorgeous, deep, purple color, but it ended up being a light, lavender, ridiculously thin and wimpy mascara. Farthest thing from "Ginormous" that I've ever purchased. I should have known better. True, it was an impulse purchase, but I figured that it couldn't be that risky since Hard Candy was a higher-end brand sold at Sephora before it went to Wal-Mart...But this is the cheapest quality mascara I've purchased in a long time. Reminds me of Bonne Bell stuff. Would not recommend.
Absolutely would NOT buy this again. I got this on sale at TJ Maxx, and it's definitely not worth the price it usually goes for. It is supposed to limit ingrowns, but instead my area down there has been breaking out in cystic pimples like it never has before and the only thing I've been doing differently is using this stuff. I can tell you that you don't feel very "womanly" when you've got a huge, painful breakout down there...(Not sure if I can use the "V" word on these boards, so that's what I'll refer to it as.) Would never buy this again, and would never, ever recommend it. Stay FAR away from this stuff! Boo Bliss!
Treatments -Sexy Hair Concepts - Colorset Moisturizing Treament
erinfashionista 8/30/2009 9:10:00 PM
I bought this because it was on sale for 60% off. I thought that I was getting a deal on something, and that no one else knew how good these products are...I have had good experiences with the Healthy Sexy Hair line, so I thought that this couldn't be that bad. And at about $22 normal price, I thought that they couldn't possibly be asking that for a subpar product. Well, I have to say that I'm disappointed. The smell isn't great, and this doesn't moisturize or condition as well as I had hoped. I wouldn't look forward to buying it again. It leaves my hair feeling so-so in terms of softness, and the smell just not "there" if you know what I mean. Don't buy this, even on a discount. The sad part is, I also bought the leave-in conditioner. While it's not horrible, it's definitely not recommended. I recommend the Pumpkin leave-in treatment way before this one.
I always wanted a red glittery polish like this! I tried to get something like this with Orly, but was disappointed. Once I got this however, I was like, "EUREKA!" It was truly exciting. (Yes, I get excited over nail polish...) I have received a lot of compliments on this color, and I love the subtle yet not-so-subtle glitter effect in the polish. This totally covers your nails with the color, so it's not a so-so sheer color like some other brands (Ahem, Orly). I love this color, it looks great on both fingernails and toenails. This should win an award, it's that good! What I've been looking for for awhile--thank you China Glaze color creators!
I love blue to begin with, but to get a nice, bright, rich blue that is amazing but not neon? Hard to find before Sally's started carrying China Glaze. Now it seems as if the whole world has opened up for me! Nail polish colorwise, of course. I love this color, but I doubt I could pull it off on my fingernails anymore. I use this on my toes, and I love showing them off in sandals! It's a brilliant, shimmery blue that is just beautiful without being too bright. I stare at my toes frequently, I love this color that much. Blue is my favorite color, and this shade of blue is my favorite. You'll definitely get lots of compliments from people with this polish. And the consistency is spot on, very smooth, very shiny--no clumps, no dullness. Definitely recommended.
I use this as an eye makeup remover and it is, by far, the best! I have tried other eye makeup removers that haven't worked as well at removing all my eye makeup, have made my eyes burn, or have just not done anything at all. I've sampled some really higher-priced brands like Lancome and Clinique, and I still prefer Vaseline! This is the best eye makeup remover ever, and as a bonus, the residue it leaves on your eyes overnight doubles as a great moisturizer. I have a travel size of this for when I travel because I never want to be without it. I have to get all the liner and mascara off every day (raccoon eyes in the morning--ew, no thanks!) and this totally does the trick. Cannot recommend this stuff enough.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Ice Cream Body Splash
erinfashionista 4/29/2009 6:50:00 PM
You have to let this dry down completely before you take a good whiff of it, because at first it smells like alcohol. After it dries though, it has a nice, rich smell. My boyfriend loves any kind of dessert/cookie/ice cream/chocolate smell, and he just goes nuts for this. I do agree that there is some definite chocolate smell going on, but I don't mind smelling like chocolate! I like the fact that this is just novel and fun, and brightens my day a little.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Tutti Dolci - Mango Sorbetto
erinfashionista 4/25/2009 5:27:00 PM
I am still on a high after finding these at a BB&W outlet the other day. I only bought 2 tubes but am debating on buying more. They're discontinued so I know that I probably will not find them again. This is my my favorite lip gloss, ever. I have tried different brands and nothing holds a candle to the Mango Sorbetto. It has a genuine fruity scent, the texture isn't too sticky, and it has a little sparkle, but nothing overpowering. If you can still find this, try it. This is the best gloss!
Lip Gloss -C.O. Bigelow - MENTHA LIP SHINE: HOT FUDGE SUNDAE 1518
erinfashionista 4/25/2009 5:11:00 PM
There was a chocolate version of this last year that didn't have a brown tint to it, and I used that one all the time without restraint. I loved it. This one, though, has a dark brown color, which leaves my lips looking dark. I love the scent, but I can't use this as a little touch up gloss because I always have to look in a mirror to apply it. That makes me wonder why they couldn't just make this one like they made the chocolate one. I wouldn't buy this again for that reason, because the color is just too dark. I haven't used it that much and I keep debating on whether or not to just throw it away. I don't want brown lips, but it does smell delicious...With so many other lip glosses out there that are great, I wouldn't recommend this one unless you look good with a brown lip color. UPDATE: I tossed it.
Lip Gloss -C.O. Bigelow - Butterscotch Vanilla Sundae Mentha Lip Shine
erinfashionista 4/25/2009 5:03:00 PM
This is minty and sweet, and has a lot of sparkle. This is probably one of the better ones they have had in awhile. Really smells like butterscotch, and has a nice mint tingle.
One of the best products for a great coconut smell! I know that coconut is thought to be a kind of run-of-the-mill scent, but the way VS mixed this one together is perfect. It's a uplifting tropical and makes me feel so girly and beachy! I hope they never stop making this. This is definitely a winner.
I'm so disappointed that this didn't get better reviews! Sure, it's not the best mascara, but certainly far from the worst. I'm also in the category of "not going to buy this again" but it's not because it's a bad mascara--it's just not great. I used to use Voluminous all the time, so when I saw this, I thought "Well, that will be good on days when I have to go light and look professional." And with my Shiseido mascara base, this goes on smoothly, and doesn't create clumps (yay!) just as it promises. I haven't tried this without the mascara base, so I can't say whether or not this mascara creates volume. Since the brush (don't like the brush!) doesn't apply much product, it doesn't seem like you can really fan out the lashes. Based on the brush alone I wouldn't buy this again--I really have to have regular bristles. Overall this is an OK mascara, but not something that I just have to have. I'll use the rest of the tube, but I wouldn't repurchase it again.
Scrubs -Asquith & Somerset - Fijian Coconut Cream Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
erinfashionista 3/15/2009 5:04:00 PM
Pure love. The smell is great and the super moisturized skin is even better. I get these at TJ Maxx for $5. Can't beat the price and the quality. Love love love!
I've used eye makeup remover by all different brands, even department store brands like Clinique and Lancome, and none of them beat Vaseline. I use this every day to get off every last bit of my eye makeup. It doesn't irritate and it works like a charm. Can't be without it (I even have a little mini for when I travel!)
I don't really like this one--I like it the least of all the perfumes I own. It's not what I was expecting from Escada. I was expecting something more fruity, like Rockin' Rio. I won't be repurchasing another bottle after this one is gone.