I really was expecting a lot from this with all the hype. To start off I have thin lashes with a medium amount and length (after using a lash serum). Formula is too wet and stuck my lashes together giving me the spidery look that I absolutely hate. Did not do a lot in the lengthening or thickening department. My lashes are not stick straight and have a natural curl to them, but even with curling my lashes this weighed them down and did not hold their curl. It also does not flake, but it has only been less than 2 weeks and the mascara is already getting goopey (like a mascara of 2 months) Now so clumpy it's impossible to use; huge letdown.
This product is just ok, better than my laura mercier voluminous mascara and the guerlain 2 ended mascara, but those were horrible anyway. The formula was a little too wet for my liking and drooped my thin lashes down a bit even before and after curling. It is a nice black color and the wand is bendable like the maybelline one by one. Does an ok job of lengthening and volumizing. It clumps a bit on me which I am terribly anal about. I have thin lashes and they are a medium length (after using a lash serum) and in amount. I still prefer my maybelline full n' soft or covergirl lash blast over this. Did not flake or hold my curl. Overall I find this to be nothing special and too clumpy for my liking.
Polishes -Essie - Turquoise & Caicos (Resort 2010)
cmannequin 7/3/2011 7:57:00 PM
I am so disappointed. I really loved the color; received 5 compliments in one day and questioned as to what polish I was wearing! However like many other reviewers have said, the quality of the polish is a BIG letdown! It is streaky and the color is not very opaque. If you put on one medium thin coat (like you should) it is semi sheer. I need a good 3 coats before I reach full opacity and cannot see my nail bed anymore. The consistency really is something though, and I don't mean this in a good way. It is goopey and clumpy yet also creamy. Some nails looked perfect while others are patchy and streaky. A BIG MESS. For the price of these (and as they are regarded as a high end brand nail polish) I really expected a whole lot better. The only reason this is not a one lip is because of the color. Sigh, it's as though I was going to war every time I try to wear this.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo
cmannequin 7/3/2011 6:38:00 PM
I bought this because I wash my hair every day and wanted to start washing it every other day (which I know is a lot better for you) The sent of the product is pleasant, nothing too strong that lingers in the hair. I followed the instructions to the T, sectioning my hair and doing short bursts. However this product did little to no help for my oily second day hair. It did not absorb the oil and my hair still looked as though I hadn't washed it for a a day. If nothing it actually left my hair feeling more dirty and texturized than before. Also did the same for teasing/volumizing that any other regular hair spray could have. Complete waste of money and this is more expensive compared to other dry shampoos. Will never repurchase.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Strange Potion (Venomous Villains)
cmannequin 6/30/2011 1:11:00 AM
Beautiful peachy color that is not too in your face bright and perfect for everyday wear in the spring/summer. Like all mac lipglosses it is thick and sticky, but I personally don't mind that and find that it makes it more long lasting. Pretty opaque not to the point of a liquid lipstick, but this covers my medium pigmented pink lips quite well and I usually wear this alone. Smells like vanilla as most mac lip products. Would definitely repurchase if Mac repromoted this.
The perfect nudish pink gloss that looks good over many lipsticks. Not as thick and sticky as many of the other Mac glosses and still has the signature vanilla smell of all Mac lip products. Semi-sheer so this can be worn alone to slightly tone down my medium pigmented rosey pink lips if my eyes are more on the "heavy" side that day (which for me is putting eyeliner on the bottom waterline). Great staple lipgloss, would definitely repurchase over and over again.
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
cmannequin 6/29/2011 1:35:00 AM
ethnicity: asian (says something right there) eyelash type: after using a serum they have grown in quantity and a bit in length. Medium amount of lashes and length. This mascara makes my eyelashes look fluttery. I hate it when a mascara separates the lashes so much it literally looks like sticks. No clumps (yes waterproof formula). Not too wet or dry. Gives a more natural look than most mascaras. If youre looking for dramatic eyes, then this wont be it. Its not too subtle either. Just perfect for my everyday school routine. Volumizes nicely, and is nice black (not gray..?) Holds curl well. Didnt flake or smudge on me (dont have super oily lids though). Applied for both top and bottom and I didnt have raccoon eyes. Definite repurchase. Better than a lot of high end mascaras out there .
Fragrances -Narciso Rodriguez - for her - her purse perfume
cmannequin 6/28/2011 3:51:00 AM
Was given the roll on as a gift. I am m going to assume that this smells like the regular perfume. I like the musk in it but the smell is a bit flat. I like it, but not enough to buy. I guess im looking for a little more depth to the smell. Still smells pretty good though but nothing special. EDIT** OMG THIS STUFF IS SO STRONG! Be careful when using this! I reapplied this before class, a bit on my wrist and I rolled some on my legs. HOLY COW. Poor kid beside me had to endure it. My friend could smell it from a row over. Had to use the bathroom as an excuse so I could try to get the scent off by walking around. No such luck > < LASTS a realLY LONG TIME; props to that. Apply with CAUTION
This is a more mature scent, but this just isnt for me. I'm not in love with it but I don't dislike it. I was given this as a gift and I would never buy it on my own. Not because of the price but because the scent is not something I find special or anything to remember. It says on the bottle, "raspberry, rose, vanilla" I think it's the vanilla in this thats not my favorite. I dont like vanilla scents at all, but this has other things in it that make the vanilla bearable. I like scents that are a bit more on the mature/sophisticated side and have a bit of muskyness This is a tad too sweet for my liking. Has a relatively long lasting power and does not change too much once applied onto my skin