Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
shakeyourhips 3/24/2010 10:05:00 PM
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY A square of toilet paper works just as well. Tissue paper from gifts. You do not need to spend 3-4 dollars for these.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Orange Sapphire ] [DISCONTINUED]
shakeyourhips 3/22/2010 2:41:00 PM
It does not smell sexy to me at all. It is citrusy. I smell more grapefruits than I do blood oranges. I do, however, like this over sea island cotton because it smells like fresh laundry with a hint of orange. I do agree that this could be a unisex scent as it does dry down to a clean soapy smell. I used the shower gel this morning and I liked the energizing effect with the citrus, but it was extremely drying to my skin. I will be using up the body mist as a room spray. I'm interested in trying this scent in the home fragrance oil.
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Concealer
shakeyourhips 3/17/2010 9:47:00 PM
I really love this product. I don't have very dark undereye circles and only a few acne scars along my jawline that i need to cover up. I just dot it on so the brush applicator doesn't bother me, it's actually convenient. The consistency is very smooth and easily blendable. I even catch myself grabbing for this over my MAC Studio Finish concealer!
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
shakeyourhips 3/17/2010 3:17:00 PM
When I first bought this and tried it out, I really disliked it because of the consistency - it's more like a lotion than a gel or serum like most primers. I pulled it out maybe months after and I have been using it ever since. Yes, it is an orangey color but it DISAPPEARS ON YOUR SKIN. I don't understand why people are complaining about that. Use less, duh. I don't have many primers to compare it to; I've only tried the Revlon Beyond Natural and VS's Pro Airbrush FX, but it seems just fine. I use this as a moisturizer and a primer. It does it's job and also smells nice.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
shakeyourhips 3/16/2010 1:36:00 PM
Let me start off by saying that I have NO IDEA why people are saying this is nice coverage or buildable. It is extremely sheer and light. I guess they have perfect skin. This is, for me, NOT a powder foundation. Again, I don't understand that. I use this as my setting powder and I apply it with a kabuki. I think I might purchase in another color because when I wear this alone with my concealer it looks too light. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this product.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
shakeyourhips 3/16/2010 1:23:00 PM
I bought this a few days ago due to all of the reviews I've read on it. So far I like it well enough. It leaves my skin soft and does a decent job at removing my makeup, but I still have to go over my eyes with remover for the last bit. It hasn't broken me out... yet. I'll update this if it does. The only thing I really dislike is the smell. While it isn't terrible, it does bother me throughout the day, it doesn't really go away, and it stays on my hands. OH, I forgot to mention this. Since I have been off of my BC pills I have been getting cystic acne. I had two when I bought this. I used it that night and the next day I could see a noticeable difference. Don't know if it was the cleanser or if it was just their time to go. Let's just say it was the cleanser :) Edit: I have been using this for about a week or two, twice a day, and my skin looks and feels great! I can't wait to get back on my BC pills to really top it off. The baby cream smell I have gotten used to.
I only own two blushes and this is the only one I use. I bought it Almost a year ago and I still haven't hit pan and I don't think I'm even close. Honestly, I don't even think a review is necessary. It's a universal color. Amazing. HG.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Brown Smolder #740
shakeyourhips 3/13/2010 8:02:00 PM
I use this shadow every single day. I love it. Usually I swirl it into my outer v and crease over Stila's Kitten as my everyday go-to look. Such a great color and it goes with everything.
Polishes -Sally Girl - Sally Girl - Nail Color - general
shakeyourhips 3/13/2010 7:55:00 PM
I have been on the hunt for Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I have been unable to find it. Not even a similar color! Until I decided to try my Sally's. I purchased Pea-Body since it's the closest match I have found so far. After applying 3 coats the color is more neon than I expected. At least it's a tiny bottle. I don't hate it and I will most likely try other colors out. A little tricky to work with being so small, but at 99 cents you can't complain too much.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Honeysuckle and Orange Peel Bodywash
shakeyourhips 3/11/2010 11:48:00 AM
This smells so freaking good! I almost wish it were in perfume form. I tried it last spring/summer. It really does lather well and since it's a rather large bottle it will last you a long time. I only wish it was more moisturizing.
This is so disgusting. Like another reviewer, I don't know why anyone over the age of, like, 12 would be wearing this or WANT to wear this. It is sickeningly sweet. I don't know what kind of oatmeal cookies you've been eating, but that's not what this smells like. It's straight up cotton candy. I have never bought it but my mother had a bottle a few years ago. I hate this fragrance.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
shakeyourhips 2/28/2010 8:26:00 PM
I DON'T KNOW HOW I EVER LIVED WITHOUT THIS! After reading and watching rave reviews on it, I was able to purchase it with the Sephora gift cards I received for Christmas. I was amazed on the first day using it. While I didn't notice my shadows becoming more vibrant, I did notice that at the very end of the day my makeup still looked as if I had just applied it. It is not drying to my eyelids; it actually feels very silky. I think I am the only person that has no complaints about the packaging or applicator. HG product for sure.
I've had this conditioner and the matching shampoo in my shower for about a month now. It smells great. It leaves my hair super silky, smooth, and soft. Definitely manageable. I don't know why Pantene is supposedly not good for your hair, but I haven't had any problems with the products that I have tried from them. EDIT: I'm nearing the end of my shampoo&conditioner of this and one or both of them has broken my shoulders and upper back out. When I noticed this I started washing my hair first in the shower instead of my body in hopes of preventing the breakouts. It did not help. I don't think I'll repurchase afterall.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
shakeyourhips 2/27/2010 12:35:00 PM
I loved this cleanser! Although I only used the little 3oz bottle, I did like the results it gave me. It left my skin soft and glowing. Especially if I massaged it into my face for the full minute the bottle recommends. To me, it smelled like Fruit Loops which I really liked. It didn't break me out and did a wonderful job of removing makeup. I will definitely repurchase.