Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Quad in Smoky Purple
Roseandthorn 8/2/2010 2:44:00 PM
There is next to no pigment in this eyeshadow. It looks beautiful in the pan but I seriously piled it on my eyes and it still barely showed. I'm taking this back.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
Roseandthorn 7/20/2010 11:05:00 PM
Great waterproof mascara. Overall I prefer the Colossal' Volume by Maybelline because I like the volume it provides, but I do like the length curl that the Falsies give. Sometimes I'll do a coat of Falsies then a coat of colossal' volume.
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Confetti - Purple Reign
Roseandthorn 7/15/2010 10:47:00 AM
I was wandering around CVS and saw these polishes for only $2 so I figured hey, why not. This is a beautiful purple color that I'm loving. I'm really hard on my nail polish so I ain't gonna lie, it chips, but it doesn't chip any faster than my more expensive polishes. I have 4 colors and will probably stock up on a few more. Can't beat $2.
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Travel Eye Kit
Roseandthorn 2/19/2010 12:02:00 AM
These are awesome brushes - you basically get 8 brushes in this pack, 4 "sticks" with a brush on each end. The entire brush is only maybe 5 inches long. I don't have a lot of space to store my makeup so this is great! It comes in a cute little case too, which is perfect for traveling. The brushes are super soft and there is no shedding.
Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
Roseandthorn 2/18/2010 11:49:00 PM
I just got this yesterday and used it for the first time today - I rarely ever use any colors other than neutral browns, maybe some charcoals sometimes, but I was wanting to branch out into some pinks and purples. For just over $20 I figured I couldn't go wrong with this pallette. And I was right! Some people complain about the pigmentation being very faint - I disagree! I used some pinks and purples and the pigment was just fine. I had to "dip" my brush in several times to get the pink shade to my liking, but I actually prefer this as I can build the color up to the intensity that I choose. Bright colors that are too pigmented immediately upon application are not optimal for me. The darker purple color was fine with one application. Some have complained about not enough shimmer, or too much shimmer...I think it has the right amount of shimmer! My one complaint is yes, there is a lot of fallout. In the future I will probably wait to apply my foundation until after I've done my eyes, and this problem will be solved. So bottom line: is it the best eyeshadow out there? Absolutely not, but it is totally worth the money, and great for people like me who can't bring themselves to drop a ton of money on brands like Mac. I definitely recommend. I will probably pick up the warm pallete as well eventually.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - toilet seat covers
Roseandthorn 2/13/2010 8:17:00 AM
When I was maybe, a sophomore in college, my friend and I were making a bathroom trip and she walks into a stall, then right out with a toilet seat cover. I was like, what the heck are you doing?! And she showed me the secret. The only thing I don't like is that it sort of makes my makeup look a little dull and lifeless after I use it, and I think my foundation gets rubbed off a bit (I just dab, I am careful not to smudge). But hey, it's free and great in a pinch so I'm not going to complain.
I have the larger crease brush, it actually came with the general eyeshadow brush which I bought at my local drugstore. I'm very pleased with these brushes. I definitely need to pick up the smaller crease brush too!
These are great brushes. I could never bring myself to drop $30+ dollars on makeup brushes, and I saw these at the drugstore one day and they were so cheap I decided to pick them up. Got a 2pc pack with the standard eyeshadow brush and the crease brush. Can't beat these brushes for the price.
This is a great product for inbetween washes, when you don't NEED to wash your hair but it could use a refresher. Has a light fresh scent too.
I tried this for the first time a few nights ago and I do think it worked well. I have a lot of leftover redness from past breakouts and it seemed to reduce the redness and my face felt so clean after. I mixed it with water and honey and left it on for about 20 minutes and it was flaking all over the place, I probably should have rinsed it sooner.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Charcoal Smokes
Roseandthorn 1/16/2010 12:22:00 AM
I love this entire line of eyeshadows. My favorite colors are the natural smokes but I do like these colors too for a different look. They stay on for my entire 12 hour shift at work and I do not need a primer. The colors go on a little lighter than how they look in the box, so just keep that in mind. I actually think the natural smokes go on darker than these colors and they look lighter than these in the box. But overall very good colors and I will repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
Roseandthorn 1/16/2010 12:11:00 AM
I love this entire line of colors. This is not my favorite one (I like the natural smokes) but I do like these colors for a brighter look and will buy again whenever I run out.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - 10% AHA Anti Wrinkle Treatment - Oil Free Formula
Roseandthorn 1/16/2010 12:10:00 AM
I love this stuff!! I've been using it for about a week now and I already see a huge difference. I don't have terrible acne, but at any given time I usually have at least 2-3 blemishes, maybe a few more around that time of the month. So not that bad right? No, but my problem is the reddness they leave behind! I get red marks that haunt me for weeks and weeks and sometimes even months after the actual blemish is gone. The redness is going away and even though it's that time of the month I don't have a single blemish on or around my chin. I had only one blemish on my forehead, and this was a bad one, but I popped it last night (sorry if TMI) and put some AHA on it and in the morning it was gone, which is amazing for me because usually blemishes like that will haunt me for days after I pop them staying red and swollen. It's a little red but it's completely flat, I couldn't believe it!!!! I really really like this stuff, and it's so light I can wear it under makeup without any problem whatsoever. I use it once in the morning under makeup and once at night before bed. I highly recommend!
I ran out of my Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash so I picked the Purpose wash up after reading good reviews about it on here. I really like it so far, and I don't know if it's a coincidence because it's only been 6 days since I started using it but my skin is completely clear, which basically NEVER happens. I always have at least 2-3 blemishes on my face at any given time and I have not one on my face right now. My face tends to get oily at the end of my day and I've noticed I'm less oily as well. I'm hoping these great results stick around!
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Eucerin PLUS Intensive Repair Hand Creme
Roseandthorn 1/1/2010 7:44:00 AM
I got a small 1oz sample size of this product when I bought Eucerine Aquaphor, and I love the hand cream! Non greasy and non-scented. I do prefer my Bath and Body Works "Look Ma, New Hands" but I like this stuff too, and it's cheaper! I'll probably use this stuff when my hands are slightly dry and the Bath and Body Works lotion when they're worse off to conserve it since it's a bit more expensive. I'll definitely be buying another tube of this when it runs out.