Eye Shadow -Revlon - Diamond lust sheer shadow--all shades
dinyell 2/23/2009 10:03:00 PM
I have this in Lavender Unleashed. I bought it for VERY cheap at Ulta on clearance for only 2.50 (marked down from 12.59 - what a steal!). I WISH I had gotten the Pillow Talk Pink as well when I had the chance (because someone BROKE the eyeshadow later). But this color is very pretty. Its AWESOME when paired with Urban Decay eyeshadow primer! It just POPS! And it stays for hours upon hours. It really compliments my brown eyes as well. I love how it goes on super silky. I'd buy it again if I found a sale like the one Ulta had.
I'm not too sure I'll be buying this one again. I understand that there is going to be fallout and all, but I just get irritated at the idea of having to wipe it off because it is kind of hard to remove unless you do like the poster before me says and use it before foundation and dust under your eyes with a loose powder. I have a small baby and he flips out if I take too long doing my makeup. This eyeliner takes a minute too long for me to apply all the time... I need something I can just apply and forget about. It does have amazing staying power however, especially with a primer I've found. I have it in Black and was thinking about getting the other colors but now I think I'd rather not. If I got it as a gift I wouldn't balk, but I can spend my 10 bucks on something else!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
dinyell 2/23/2009 9:51:00 PM
I have this in 930 (Brown). It goes on ulta easy - if you have a steady hand - and you can use the pointed tip to make a small beauty mark that passes as real! ^_^ I like to make mine just below and to the side of my right eye. It has amazing staying power, but you have to clean the brush after every single use to keep it working the way it should, so make-up gods forbid you forget once (or thrice!). I gave it a 4 instead of 5 because I hate the fact that no matter how hard I try, the line I draw is usually super thick. Sometimes I want a fine line you know!
I'm a little upset by this eyeliner! I bought it because I love having the oprtion to smudge my eyeliners for a smoky look... but the smudging tool on this eyeliner is too hard and pretty much wipes off what you put on instead of blending it - atleats that's how it is for me. I am usually in awe of what Clinique products do for me but not this time. I mean it's fine if you aren't blending/smudging it, but that's the whole reason I bought this liner... for the price, I can get something better. So I'll just use what I have left of this eyeliner and never buy it again. Hmpf!
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet! It's been a favorite for a LONG time now. I can almost say it's my HG eye liner. I usually line just under my bottom lids and smudge it because it does mess up on my top lid sometimes (that's why it got 4 lippies instead of 5). It feels so soft and goes on soooo smooth! I hope they never stop making this eyeliner! I actually had a mini panic attack once when I thought they had stopped! Give it a try if you are curious, it's pretty cheap so you have nothing to lose!
As I've stated many times, I do not like Rimmel products, yet for some reason I keep buying their stuff and giving them chances. I have no idea what it is about their products but they just don't work for me at ALL! I bought this as a part of a BOGO sale at Ulta. Not very impressed! It goes on with a little effort (I had to swirl my finger tip in the balm like 10-15 times to get enough on it to go on my lips), and while it stings for about 30 seonds, I see no PLUMPING what-so-ever. The packaging is kind of cute so I gave it 2 lippies instead of just one.Though it could use a small mirror on the inside of the lid... for being almost $7.00 I don't see why they couldn't have included one.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Eyeful Eye Glistener 700 Flaunt
dinyell 2/23/2009 9:23:00 PM
UGH! When will I ever learn my lesson about Rimmel products?! I can't stand them, yet for some reason I keep getting tricked into buying them! Luckily this was free because of a BOGO sale on Rimmel products... well. I shouldn't say LUCKILY! I wasted $7.00 on this and Rimmel Uber Full lip balm (I'll review that later). Anyway, this stuff doesn't glide on very well.... atleast not on the eyes. I tested it on my hand in the store and it was silky smooth... on my eyes it was sticky and cakey! Even with my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer it still creases and wears away! How absurd! NOTHING creases and wears away with my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer... not even the cheapest of creme shadows! Well Rimmel, somehow you keep convincing me to buy your crap and EVERY time I am not impressed by your stuff! Never again! I gave it 1 lippie instead of 0 because 1. I can't give it 0 and 2. the colors ARE pretty.... until they go on your face.
I absolutely LOVE this mascara. It makes my lashes look naturally longer. It also keeps them seperate as well. I've never had a problem with clumping or lashes sticking together, aside from Lash Blast, this is my favorite!
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Nailpolish Colors
dinyell 2/18/2009 9:45:00 PM
I bought this color in Blazin' Blue after searching far and wide for the PERFECT shade of blue for my nails. I read that some people think that the wide brush makes for difficult application, but I found it a lot easier than normal thin brushes. With normal brushes I often find that I have to swipe over my nail atleast 5 or 6 times, sometimes dipping the brush back in for more polish - all of which causes my nails to get all "gummy". You know what I'm talking about! This brush - 3 swipes max and I'm done. One coat, perfect application. I'm right handed, and I found it super easy to apply polish with my left hand as well. I didn't like the price (4.99 at target) but I'm a cheapie anyway. I'm most likely going to buy this again once I see what the staying power is like... so far, no chips and I've been typing away with medium length nails! It did get 4 lippies instead of 5 because it didn't dry quite as fast as it claimed to. =0)
Got it as a sample with the Clinique Spring GWP. I've been using it for a week or so, because I only use a tiny dab and apply it under my eyes. It certainly makes under my eyes silky smooth and soft. I tend to have dark circles but I really haven't seen too much of a change there yet. I'm guessing it takes more than a week. I do like it so far though. We'll see how I feel in a few months. I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5 because of packaging. Like a lot of other people have said, it needs to be in a tube. Perhaps we should all write to Clinique?
I use this shampoo along with Dumb Blonde conditioner. I just love what the combonation of the do does for my naturally fine/limp/easily damaged hair. I love the smell as well... kind of like fresh oranges. I buy the liter bottles with the pump because it's easier that way ^_^ This was recently on sale at Ulta for 9.99 a liter bottle, so I stocked up. (PS: You don't have to be a dumb blonde to use the Dumb Blonde conditioner either =oP)
Conditioner -TiGi - Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
dinyell 1/30/2009 9:19:00 PM
I've loved this product ever since my old rommate (who is a hair dresser) got me hooked on it back in 2003. I'm a brunette but I used to dye my hair a LOT... not just blonde but all sorts of colors. I was getting horrible split ends and fly aways when he brought a tube of this stuff home for me to use and told me to use it as a hair mask a few times a week. It worked WONDERS on my once dead head! Now I buy it in liters (with the pump) and use it as a daily conditioner and a weekly mask. I love it! I recently had platinum highlights and my hair stayed as silky as ever. This was recently on sale at Ulta for only 9.99 a liter bottle! I stocked up!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
dinyell 1/30/2009 9:14:00 PM
Keeps my eyeshadow on pretty well! Even the stuff that tends to fade and crease after an hour or so was still as vibrant as when I put it on 10 hours earlier! I'm impressed! I just wish it was a little bit cheaper!
To the point: buy Cover Girl Lash Blast instead of this mascara. This one flakes BIG TIME! I had to take my contacts out and wash them and wash this off of my eyes... it was TERRIBLE! Plus I didn't notice any difference in "Volum" after using this... waste of 5 bucks! Lash Blast is WAY better!
The only reason I gave this mascara 4 lippies instead of 5 is because it CAN get clumpy, and it seems to run out fast.... but maybe I just use it a lot more than my other mascaras without even realizing it! I didn't like this mascara at first, as I was kind of hooked on Telescopic (we have a love/hate history)... but once I started using it a few consecutive times in a row, I found it to be quite nice! I didn't quite get the huge fake lashes sported by the women who model this mascara (I'm sure not many people have) but it does seem to fatten my lashes up a bit, and it has great staying power. It only flakes if I rub my eyes a lot, which I tend to do at the end of a long night because they dry out. My favorite shade of this mascara is Very Black, it makes my brown eyes pop majorly! I have a few more mascaras to try out, but I will probably end up buying this one again if I don't find something better!