Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
xChocobunny 1/24/2012 4:30:00 PM
This did absorb easily and moisturize nicely for my combo skin. It has a nice, light smell to it, but doesn't linger. The packaging isn't hygenic as it is in a jar instead of a pump. I found it to be frustrating to travel with because the product does move a lot inside despite it being just a car ride. Overall, I just didn't think this wasn't quite cutting it for my skin and am on a search with moisturizers with natural ingredients, spf, and such to further help my skin.
This mascara gave some length and holds the curl! It clumps sometimes when applying a 2nd layer- but nothing a bit of brushing with an eyelash comb can't fix. It doesn't feel heavy and it stays put for the most part. It does flake, but it's really minor, nothing a little brushing off can't fix eithier. I don't think it gave me the definition and volume it claims though. The packaging is really cute. It had a plastic and a really unique wand unlike most mascaras. It does have that awkward glop of product at the end of the wand. ADVICE: To apply it, because of the bristles, the result looks better when you rotate the wand as you are applying it. I'm going to continue looking for a better mascara as I slowly run out of this product.
I like this foundation. It's easy to use and does reduce the size of my pores, if not poreless! I use my fingertips to apply it, I haven't tried with a brush yet. It's a creamy formula that is blendable and creamy. No need to set it with a powder, in my opinion. It lasts through my entire school day (even through about an hour of Phys.Ed) and not a thing if wrong with it! It makes my skin soft and smooth. It does not feel heavy on the skin. Medium coverage. The packaging is unique, it is a bottle with a spatula- which I can imagine would be easy to get the last bits of the product out. I still have a lot of it and I use it at least 4x a week and I'm on my 4th month. This product is really cheap compared to others. I got mine for about $5 at Wal-mart and it is great quality!
Powder -The Body Shop - Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation
xChocobunny 1/24/2012 3:24:00 PM
I like this loose-powder. I can use it alone when I'm in a rush, as it is light-medium coverage to me. I can also use it to set my liquid foundation. It's really finely-milled. I turn it over (closed, obviously) and tap the bottom (now top when you're holding it) once to get some powder into the lid like the instructions say and carefully open it. One tap is enough product for my whole face. Removing my brush (The body shop's kabuki brush) caused some of the powder to fly. The brush does sometimes pick up too much powder which is no big deal to me because I can just tap it back into the pot. Though you should build on the coverage than just take a lot of it at once otherwise your face will look darker than other parts of your face. It creates an even, smooth, matte look, but I still need to blot my t-zone sometimes. The packaging is nice and simple. Black lid, clear bottom so you can see how much product is left (which is taking a while for me to go through. I use it at least 4x a week, 4th month so far and it doesn't even look like it's half done) and a secure..strainer-like thing at the and inside of the container. Does a fine job of letting powder through, doesn't get clogged. The price is $25. It's pricey for a foundation in my opinion as I know there are others that are cheaper and do just as good. I only decided to try this out because my phone company was offering a deal of buying an Extra virgin minerals product and you'd recieve a free kabuki brush (heh.) and there was also a 15% off sale, major yay. But I will repurchase if it goes on sale.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner
xChocobunny 9/28/2011 5:52:00 PM
I like how it looks in the end and it was definatley waterproof, long-lasting, and stayed put to my somewhat oily eyelids. I didn't have any trouble with the applicator tip like some other MUA users have found, but it sometimes did clump my lashes and was hard to remove off of lashes. It indeed was hard to remove- even with a waterproof eye makeup remover. It took a couple go-overs/tries to remove it with my ordinary makeup remover. Although what I though was all gone- it wasn't. I know it had to be the eyeliner, as that was the only thing I've changed in my eye makeup. After removing, for the next couple days I'd find random black specks around my eyes. Best I could describe it..it was really annoying. I've never had that happen before. I've learned that baby oil is another alternative to eye makeup remover- and it indeed worked with this eyeliner, though it does leave a bit of a greasy feeling. It removed ALL traces of it. No black specks this time. Nothing some water and pats with a towel can't fix. Overall, I'll save this when it's expected to rain later in my day, or to the amusment park (The rides you'd get soaked on)
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
xChocobunny 9/28/2011 5:32:00 PM
I've recieved this as a bonus in a sample size. I really like this eye makeup remover. Removes with ease, couple swipes. Only need a bit of this to rid of all my eye makeup.
**Nivea visage eye make-up remover for waterproof and long-lasting makeup. White bottle. It removes MOST of my makeup. It does burn only IF you accidentally get it in your eye. Which I usually follow with a shower, and qtip some of the product and swipe any of the excess off my top lip and undereye. Though if I shower later, I notice some of the (leftover?) makeup remover (like what you would see on the cottonpad after removing the eye makeup) under my eyes (Which I assume is from blinking..?) Not a big deal, quick swipe with some of the product on a qtip. I will tolerate this until I run out, will not be buying again.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer - Noir
xChocobunny 9/27/2011 7:39:00 PM
Bought this on a whim, as my preferred liquid eyeliner was out of stock at the time, and I decided to give the retractable pencil eyeliners another go. This would be my second one. I liked it for the most part- I pair it with the Rimmel London glam' eyes mascara in 003 extreme black. It's a creamy formula, but doesn't break upon sharpening it. An ok sponge tip to smudge before it sets, though I prefer I believe it was Covergirl? Pointplus' sponge smudger opposed to this, as that one had a slanted cut for a more efficient smudging. Was easy to use, but not on humid days. Note that I do not use a primer. I have slightly oily lids and it would smudge a bit to my top lid and under my eye- but nothing a quick rub can't fix (Which I prefer not to, creates wrinkles!) Though I apply a shimmery or an eyeshadow close to my own skin colour before applying as a primer alternative, noticed it smudged less throughout the day like that.
It's really nice to apply, although it takes about 15-20mins rather than the 5-10mins it says on the tube, but no big deal (for me,) just more time to relax as it dries. I'm not sure if it's just me, but when I first (and still happens) applied it, it started to sting my eyes, (I start applying at the hollow area of the cheeks. Note that I do not have sensitive eyes. It was easy (and fun!) to peel, though you won't be able to peel it all at once if you applied it unevenly. It was assuring to see the..impurites? Dead skin? That stuck onto the mask upon peeling- as it is doing t's job of clearing the skin. It also left my skin soft and smoother. Aside from the weird stinging and the longer wait time some MUA users may dislike, I did not like how it was a clear colour. It makes it hard to determine if I could apply closer to my eyebrows and hair..edges?, and trust me- it's a serious pain-in-the-arse to take out. Trying to remove it when it's still wet will just make it worse, but when peeling it off when it's finally dry will take some time, and risking some hairs. Will not buy again, I'm sure there's products out there that work just as well as this without these complications for me. Though it is worth trying!
I liked the packaging, it was cute and unique as it had little charms, though I've noticed some stores that also sell them, their bottles don't have the charms? Meh. I found the smell to be pleasent, but it was a bit strong for me. At the end of the day, I found my hair to look a bit greasy. Will be sticking to my tresemme heat spray.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
xChocobunny 8/26/2011 3:41:00 PM
I love this product. It's really inexpensive, has a light pleasent smell and my hair felt much softer with this spray after using my heat appliances with it compared to Got2Be's guardian angel. I also like the new unlock/lock switch it has now compared to the clip thing it use to have. My now number 1 heat spray (: