When I bought it at the store I thought I had found my scent. But now I can't stand it and it gives me a headache. It's not completely terrible but just smells way too strong and like a man's cologne. I still have 2/3 of the bottle left so maybe I should put it up for swap. This just does not work for me.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Graphic Brown [DISCONTINUED]
IllumiGem 2/19/2007 12:09:00 AM
Very nice dark brown with fine specs of glitter. I love to switch this up with Blacktrack (which can get boring worn everyday). I sometimes wish that the glitter would show more but I'm also glad it doesn't bc I work in an office and Graphic Brown is definitely appropriate for business casual environments. MAC should really consider making this part of their regular line.
When I saw this on the website I thought Jadeye would be the perfect toned down, greener version of Blue Peep...and I was totally right! I had to go to several MAC stores to find it because it was LE. I finally tracked one down and bought the last one from the store. It's really pretty and totally wearable for me. It's teal green and the glitter doesn't really show up unless you wear it like an eyeshadow. I said I'd repurchase but I don't think I'd have to...not like I could even if I wanted to! Edit: This is still a great eyeliner...the color just didn't really work for me. Would probably like this a lot more if it was a true jade color and less blue.
This program is awesome bc MAC doesn't have to be giving free products to their customers...recycling in itself is great IMO. Also I'm pretty sure the new B2M policy is not exclusive to just lipsticks anymore. You have a choice of a lipglass, an eyeshadow or a lipstick...but this only applies to free standing stores. Woohoo! Lipglasses here I come!
This is just simply a great toner. I personally believe toners only serve to mildly clarify and prep my face for moisturizer. That's exacly what Fresh Toner does. And my skin actually feels fresh after using this w/out the harsh alcohol found in some toners that also claim to be "fresh". This is my HG toner.
Toners -Aveeno - Skin Clarifying Toner with Soy Extract
IllumiGem 2/16/2007 2:31:00 AM
Didn't particularly like this to begin with b/c it didn't really 'do' anything. But thought it was gentle (no alcohol) so might as well finish the bottle before I switched to something new. Then after a month of using it I noticed my face was continuously breaking out. I thought maybe it was because I was under a lot of stress from midterms...but no. Even after I was sleeping & eating right I was still breaking out. I finally realized this toner was way too moisturizing for my skin. NOT GOOD for oily/combo skin!
This is the best chapstick ever. I use it every night before I sleep and I NEVER have problems with chapped lips. To me there's a slight, refreshing scent that I can't describe...it's perfect - not too fake or mediciny. To be HG material though, this should contain SPF. But I still like it a lot, hence the 5 lippies =)
Moisturizers -Marcelle - Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15
IllumiGem 11/25/2006 9:08:00 PM
This lotion is very liquidy and not at all greasy. Usually DM's with sunscreen never sink into my skin and makes me feel like there's a oily layer on my face all day. Marcelle, however, leaves me with the smoothest skin all day that does not become oily. This is seriously the best daytime moisturizer I've ever used!
This is a great exfoliating cleanser for its price. I find that it's not the best at removing eye makeup (also bc I don't want to use the beads to close to my eyes). But it definitely made my skin feel fresh and soft after using it in the morning when I don't have makeup on. And did I mention the awesome price?
This is surprisingly very pretty =) Good and cheap.
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Ice Creamies in Banana Split
IllumiGem 8/25/2006 4:54:00 PM
I'm a total lipgloss junkie so I picked this up on a whim. It smells pretty good but I'm not a total fan of the fake chocolate scent. To me the price doesn't justify the small size of the product. I have so many other glosses, I'd probably never get around to this one. Good for a young girl's first lipgloss though.
Ok, the secrets out. I actually used this lip brush as a on-the-go eyeliner brush. I was looking through Quo's brushes when I noticed how hard and flat-tipped this brush was and thought it could work with MAC fluidlines. And I was right! It doesn't work as well as their actual angled brow/eyeliner brush but the metal retractable tube it comes in makes it too convinient not to use. Besides the line I get is quite good...no complaints. Note: The brush I have is called a "Retractable Lip Brush". So not 100% sure it's the same as this one.
This is 1/2 the price of MAC brushes but just as good IMO. The bristles are really nice and you get great control when used with fluidlines. I'd like to thank the SA at SDM for introducing me to this great brush!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
IllumiGem 8/24/2006 2:44:00 AM
Boy, am I in love! Blacktrack and Graphic Brown are my first fluidlines and I've officially been converted. Once you put them on, it lasts and lasts. Personally I think the little jar is really cute and let's me see just how much product I have left. Blacktrack is a typical black color that's not too harsh on me because I'm used to black e/l. Love, love, love.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint
IllumiGem 8/21/2006 4:24:00 AM
What I like best about this product is the packaging...it looks so pretty beside my washroom sink! With that said I'm starting to really dislike the scent. I really liked it before bc I thought it was soothing. But on a normal occassion I think it's way to strong. Also I never found this lotion extremely moisturizing. I still like it enough to finish it but I'll probably not repurchase.