you only need a small amount to lather up your entire face. it is a little bit drying, but i always use a tad bit of moisturizer after i cleanse anyway. definitely worth your money. smells great also. but always remember to rotate your cleansers every 1.5 months or so!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert wear eyeshadow- Nutmeg
Chubz 7/15/2010 1:46:00 AM
this stuff will last you forever. totally worth your money. you can use it as a brow filler and liner also!
accckkkkakckckckckckckcckkkk... ack. ckkkkk kkkkk. i tried some of this stuff at CCO. sprayed it twice on my wrist. far enough to not make my wrist wet. i gave everyone, including myself, a headache on the car ride back home. i understand what the reviewers below with good ratings are saying (a unique, bohemian, exotic scent etc...) but this stuff is tooooo strong. if there was a body mist or roller ball version of this, maybe i'd buy. i TOTALLY agree with lucidblue's review below.
i love these! not too dramatic. my HG false eyelashes.
i really like this stuff alot because it works miracles on drying time for sure. everyone has their own unique, specific, and/or favorite way of using drip dry though. my tip: the bottle says to wait 60 sec. after you apply your polish and topcoat, but i never follow these instructions on a thicker coat of polish. if you're going to glob on 2 thick coats, wait at least 10-20 minutes or longer just to make sure that they're thoroughly dry after you apply the drip dry. i agree with the reviewer below. it doesn't dry 100%, but damn near close!
it's not the most amazing scent. it's good, but not great. it's better to invest in VS sexy little things... a more unique fragrance that's different and smells great.
this is a really great cleanser. i used to use it as eye makeup remover also. what i love is how i use it at night, and the next morning the size of my acne is minimized. wow. i buy this at costco for 2 in a pack! used to hate the texture/consistency of this product since i'm used to foamy-like cleansers that lather up, but i've gotten used to it.
Blush -Maybelline - Expert Wear Blush - dusty rose
Chubz 8/19/2009 9:19:00 PM
i just bought this for a buy one get one free sale at CVS. i picked Dusty Rose since it looks so light in the package and i thought it would give me a peachy and subtle flush, but it didn't give me that. since i don't want to put it to waste, i can use it as a BEAUTY POWDER, highlighter, and i can always use it to pair up with bronzer and other blushes that i have. i like how i can sweep it across my cheeks, chin, brow bones, temples, and forehead without worrying about being tooooo pink or peachy toned. it's almost the exact same color as my skin, but with a bit of shimmer. i like looking natural, so i would say i'm not unsatisfied with this blush. *update* i really like how this blush on my cheeks shows up in pictures. it gives me a very subtle shine which i like, but i should have chosen the bronzer version of this blush. oh well, it was BOGO anyway...
i bought a cute bottle of sea salt with a built in adjustable grinder and cap at the top on sale for under $3 at Ross which i bought to dry out my ringworm. but i now have another reason to use it! it works wonders on my cystic acne and makes my skin really smooth. i don't mind if it stings just a little, since i can handle pain. i mix about a tablespoon with a bit of hot water (not too much water) to dilute it, wait till it dissolves a little, then use the salty water with a cottonpad and use it like i would for a toner. or, i just put some salt in my hand and mix it with warm water at the sink n use it as a scrub. i also mixed it with honey and it also worked great.
i LOVE this blush sooooo much. it's natural looking. and that's why i love this peachy/bronzy hue on my cheeks. looking for drugstore dupes of this.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Blackest Black
Chubz 8/10/2009 1:16:00 AM
packaging is very cute. i also like the green edgy writing that says "blackest black" on the sticker. it doesn't come on nicely with a few coats like most other recommended brands, such as loreal voluminous or covergirl lashblast/lashexact. there's a certain way to put it on to create decent looking, lengthened lashes with no clumps. and that's alot of work... alot of work, which isn't realistic for a daily mascara; especially if you're putting it on in the morning. you have to dab the excess glob off the tip of the wand onto a tissue/paper to avoid clumps. has LOTS of wet build-up so you have to keep brushing through your lashes, and comb through with a spooley or mascara comb afterwards. i happened to buy it when it was on sale, just for the heck of it since it was sooo cheap. came in a pack of two for under 5 bucks. it flakes like a mofo. smudges and smears. it only works good if i apply a little bit very lightly so it won't flake, wait till it's dry, then curl lightly after... *UPDATE* i just recently used MICHELLEPHAN'S BUSINESS CARD MASCARA TIP on this infamous mascara.... and believe me, her technique can make a crappy mascara hold a curl and not make great lash clump up so much. now i have a reason to use greatlash. it really lengthened and volumized my lashes, which surprisingly minimized lower lid smudging.. instead of cutting up business cards, you can also use papers and fold them into quarters or whatever without cutting them up, that also helps...
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Chubz 8/4/2009 9:09:00 PM
i love this stuff! it's amazing. i wish they put it in similar packaging as too faced shadow insurance though. it's such a nuisance to try and cut the bottle to get to the rest of the u.d.p.p. out. but other than that, this is SOOOOOOOOOOO good.
these are only $2 on cherryculture.com. i bought a beautiful shimmery dark toned lavender color called FIJI, which is very similar to China Glaze Grape Juice. and... Fiji applies great after two coats, but does not dry... even after an hour and 20 minutes after a thin layer of the first coat has dried a little. CRAPPY. i will never ever ever purchase these nail polishes again. it has a bad consistency. i tried bearing with it, but gave up after i found out that they just don't freakin dry. maybe there are other shades of sinful colors nail lacquers that apply great, but Fiji doesn't...
such a gorgeous green. the color payoff is soooo beautiful. there's a nyx single eyeshadow that's kinda similar to this one also. love love this eyeshadow.
i love the easy application of this mascara. it's great. it doesn't get all over my top lid like maybelline great lash does. i can put it on quickly in the morning after curling my lashes and the mascara comes on nicely after combing through them a little bit. volumizes AND lengthens if you curl your lashes lightly and come the wand thoroughly. it works! better than most dept. store brands.