Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
shelbysahara 12/9/2012 11:06:00 PM
This is the perfect moisturizer for my combination, acne prone skin. Gives me a beautiful radiance, just like it claims!!! My skin is so soft without any greasiness or excess oil. My acne scarring has also faded in the past few months since I've been using it. A little pricey for a drugstore product, but the CVS brand is a few dollars cheaper and works exactly the same. I've tried both and noticed no difference. I'll continue to buy this. :)
It's a basic mascara. Not great, clumps pretty bad, so it's not buildable. I'll use up the tube on days where I only want one swipe of mascara, but I will not repurchase. It's not worth the price, considering I could get the same result from a standard drugstore mascara...
Conditioner -Dove - Damage Therapy Conditioner Intensive Repair
shelbysahara 12/9/2012 10:56:00 PM
Oh my gosh! Finally the perfect conditioner!!! I have thick, wavy, easily tangled hair. This stuff my only makes it soft and manageable, it detangles like nothing else! Usually it takes me 20 minutes to comb out my hair, but with this stuff, I can literally just run my fingers through it in the shower and be good to go. That's never happened before! My ends also feel much healthier, not greasy like lots if "repairing" products make them feel. It smells heavenly and even working in a restaurant, I come home after 7 hour shifts with hair that still smells fantastic. It weighs my hair down a bit, but that is easily fixed with slight teasing. I love this and will continue buying as long as I live! Shocked that something do cheap works soooooooo perfectly!!!!
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
shelbysahara 11/22/2012 10:25:00 AM
This is the best mascara on the planet!!! I was reluctant to try it, since I hate all the rest of the LashBlast line, but, boy, am I glad I did. Having pretty long and thick lashes as is, it's hard for me to find something that doesn't turn my eyelashes into octopi. This stuff is magic. It makes me look like I just have feathery, lush, dark lashes without giving off the "I'm trying too hard" look, like a lot of volumizing mascaras tend to do. It's extremely buildable which makes it great for a natural look, or a "DAMNNNNN" night look. One of my favorite things about it is that is really does define lashes, whereas, a lot of mascaras just give an illusion of thicker lashes by globbing too much product onto the lashes. This makes me look like I grew a million more awesome eyelashes, instead of just putting a ton of product on them... if that makes any sense.... End rant. Love this stuff!!!!
Yuck. First of all, this does nothing to exfoliate dry flakes on my skin! It overproduced oil whenever I use it, which just causes breakouts. I'm not a fan of any packaging that requires you to dig your hands into it, but I guess maybe it'd be hard to put it in a squeeze or pump bottle. The only thing this is good for is prepping for tanning. Will not repurchase.
Concealers -Bare Escentuals - Correcting Concealer
shelbysahara 11/3/2012 12:23:00 AM
Alright, so, I've been using Retin-A and it has caused my skin to get flaky in areas, but also has helped fade acne scars tremendously. This concealer is the perfect amount I coverage for my scarring and under eyes circles without accentuating dry flakes or under eye lines. I use tan 2 and it's an awesome match! I just put a light dusting of translucent powder over it and I look flawless but natural. Has not caused any breakouts after a week of using it, and I even fell asleep in it once. The staying power rocks, I work in a restaurant and it doesn't budge, I still look fresh at the end of a shift. Te price is a bit steep for the amount of product you get, but it really doesn't take much product to cover what I need. Love this stuff!
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
shelbysahara 10/25/2012 9:59:00 AM
I really adore this mascara. Lengthens, thickens, and does not clump at all! Unfortunately, I have not found it in waterproof. That's why I have it 4 lippies instead of 5.
Pressed Powders -Hard Candy - Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder
shelbysahara 10/25/2012 9:55:00 AM
Wow, I work in a restaurant. Needless to say, I get super oily. I've tried every setting powder from Estée Lauder Double Wear, Mac Studio Fix, Makeup Forever HD, Rimmel Stay Matte, you name it. This is the only one that has held up to hear and humidity. Living in Florida, working in a restaurant, the only con is that it's a bit chalky if you don't buff it out, but that's easily fixed. :) also, it does not accentuate dry spots from Retin A.
I am in love!!! I naturally have long, thick lashes, but they're light at the tips. This darkens, defines, lengthens, and thickens beautifully. One coat is great. No clumping, whatsoever, it just looks like just really awesome eyelashes!!!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
shelbysahara 9/14/2012 1:24:00 PM
I was so pleasantly surprised by this foundation!!!!! I bought it on a whim, and because the packaging is adorable. My acne scars are almost non existent since starting my skin care regimen, so I've been looking for something with sheer coverage but will still even out my skin tone. Not to mention, my whole body is dark, but my face and neck manage to stay 100 times lighter (annoying), and I didn't want to look like a ghost. I'd recently been using Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum, but it is so heavy, and looks masky!!!! I'll still use it for photo shoots and going out, but NatureLuxe is my new hg!!! It evens out my skin tone and looks liek a second skin. It feels like I'm wearing nothing, and looks like I'm wearing nothing. I haven't even used primer with it, and it doesn't accentuate pores, transfer, or melt off my face. The lasting power with no powder over it, for me, is about 8 hours. The only two complaints I have are these: It can look blotchy if applied certain ways, but that's what tutorials and different tools for application are for; and the packing- Though adorable and sanitary- makes it hard to tell when product is running out. Other than that, I'm in love, I use shade 360 (nutmeg), it is a tad red for my olive, yellow undertoned skin, but you can hardly tell unless I point it out. I've yet to find a perfect match HE or LE, but, hey, this is a reallllly close back for only about $10. Very pleased with Cover Girl, which is rare, will continue to repurchase for as long as Nature Luxe is around. =]
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser
shelbysahara 8/20/2012 2:10:00 PM
I use this cleanser at night, and I absolutely love it. It smells a lot like the Neutrogena Stress Control line, which was one of my favorites, until I realized the heavy acne medication made my skin worse. It gets a nice, cool deep clean, and leaves my skin soft and squeaky clean. Will definitely repurchase!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser
shelbysahara 8/20/2012 2:08:00 PM
The packaging was cute, and I love Clean and Clear products. Unfortunately, this smells like dish soap, does not get in pores for a deep clean, and leaves me EXTREMELY shiny. Shince control, my butt. The amount of excess oil it produced on my face caused me horrid breakouts.
Didn't curl my lashes at all. Came apart easily. Disappointed.
Should have read reviews first. Did absolutely nothing except for clump my thick lashes together.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes~Waterproof
shelbysahara 7/25/2012 4:31:00 PM
Love this mascara! It gives me beautiful volume and length and never clumps. My only complaint is that when first applied, the formula smudges due to its wetness. Overall though, I love it. Will continue to repurchase.