I was a bit cynical about trying this (I have had mediocre to downright terrible experiences with other modelco products) but...wow. Fast and easy to apply, ZERO clumping (which was my biggest concern) and it really makes a difference to the length/thickness of my lashes. It's not going to fool anybody into thinking you've gone and got eyelash extensions, but it provides a great enhancement. The only thing I don't like, which other reviewers have noted, is the Lash Extension mascara it comes with sucks. So I use my own mascara for the first and third steps.
Self Tanners -Palmers - Cocoa Butter Bronze Sunless Tanner
katiebaby87 3/14/2010 7:05:00 AM
This product produces a really nice, natural tan, however the consistency is very thick which can make it difficult to apply evenly and I find it fades/washes off very quickly. However, great overall results considering the cheap price. The only thing that made me take off another lippy is the scent - horrible, sickly sweet with overpowering burnt toffee smell, yuck!
This stuff came out a horrible yellow on my fair skin - at least it faded quick.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - St.Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze
katiebaby87 1/23/2010 8:10:00 PM
After so much wasted money and horrible results with various fake tanning products, finally I have found one I am happy with. Like some of the other reviews have said, I wish the tan was a little darker and was longer wearing, so I haven't given it 5/5. HOWEVER I still find the pros outweigh the these negs. First thing: The mousse smells great, completely subtle and not one bit like your typical nasty fake tan stench. After application the colour develops into a glowing, COMPLETELY EVEN, natural tan. Dries quickly, non-greasy, mess-free, awesome practical pump packaging that makes application a breeze. Just make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after with a bar of soap (not liquid soap!) Absolutely love it, thank you st tropez.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - NUTRISUMMER Gradual Tanning Moisturiser - Fair Skin
katiebaby87 1/23/2010 7:56:00 PM
The colour this product gave me was fine (hence 2 lippies instead of 1), however it's incredibly greasy. Every time I applied it I felt like I was spreading lard all over my body. It has that gross, typical fake-tan smell you can't get rid of and also tends to come up a bit patchy, a problem I haven't had with any other gradual tanners (I regularly exfoliate and take time and care when applying.) But the greasy feeling alone was enough to put me off. Waste of money.
I received a big tub of this moisturiser for my birthday. The packaging is beautiful and very practical and I was excited to use it, until the smell hit me...it's overpowering, sickly sweet to the point of nauseating. I'm really, really suprised by the positive reviews, especially regarding the scent...who on earth would want to smell like this?
luuuuuuuuuurve this blush! the colour is a gorgeous bright baby pink that still manages to look natural. Lasts all day/night without needing a touch up and of course has the most adorable packaging. I got it half price too ;)
I gotta say, this concealer is nothing special. Super easy to blend so really quick application is a big plus. It does an okay job covering my dark circles. As other reviewers have mentioned your skin has to be nice and moisturized for this to apply properly. Its staying power isn't great either.
What the hell is so great about this mascara? Can't beleive the hype and so many people claiming it as their HG. I love the packaging and rich colour, but found it was really clumpy and difficult to apply - volume/definition etc not impressive, the same mediucre results as any cheap drugstore brand. It also dried out in the tube really fast, so in the end, a ridiculous waste of money. Ugh.
Makeup Brushes -Shiseido - The Makeup Powder Brush
katiebaby87 9/5/2009 5:10:00 AM
Okay, so I know this brush is crazy town expensive (like $80AUD or something ridiculous), but I don't regret laying out the pennies for a minute. I love this brush. Silky soft, picks up just the right amount of powder and applies beautifully. Awesome for all over powder application, blush, highlighter, whatever. It's heavenly.
I'm addicted to these lashes! They're really light and don't irritate my eyes at all, and normally having anything around my eyes drives me nuts. I thought they looked a little scary in the packaging, but once I got them on they were dramatic and sexy, but still natural. However, as others have pointed out, I have reasonably long lashes naturally so it's easier to blend these in with my regular lashes/lash line. I definitely understand that for people with more sparse lashes these may not bethe right falsies to go with.
This is the most natural looking foundation I've ever used: it matches my skintone exactly while still giving my face some warmth, and is ridiculously easy to blend. I absolutely loathe feeling like my foundation is obvious and too heavy, but due to acne during highschool and having pale skin that shows up blemishes easily and is prone to redness/blotchiness, I still want something that provides a lot of coverage. That's why I love this makeup and consider it my HG foundation: if you want a NATURAL look AND excellent coverage, this is the foundation for you. So, I absolutely love Even Better, but there are 2 reasons it doesn't get 5 lippies: It's not super long lasting and at the end of a long day has worn off/faded considerably. Secondly, I've been using it for a looong time & I'm pretty sure the stuff about it correcting/evening your skin tone is bs. However I'll continue to use it forevermore because I have not found another foundation that is even close to looking as flawlessly natural as this.
Love this eyeshadow! Colour is flattering and soft, really lights up my face and gives my eyes a sophistacted sparkle; perfect for both work and evening. Longlasting, easy to apply and blends excellently. It does get a little bit creased by the end of the day....but that's to be expected with my ridiculously oily lids!
This mascara looks fantastic - lengthens, separates, gives a really enhanced but clean and delicate look (no tarantula lashes with this baby). Unfortunately, it smudges reeeally badly. All it takes is for your eyes to get slightly teary from the wind (or whatever) and you end up with panda eyes like you've just run drunkenly sobbing through a thunder storm. It also tends to sting my eyes a bit if I just jump in the shower/wash my face without removing it first (which I haven't experienced with any other mascara).
Absolutely perfect for my complexion (very fair skin with pink undertones), this blush is buildable for a soft, lovely, natural glow. It's great to have a blush that goes on sheer to just give my face a little bit of natural flush on off days when I don't want to look made-up. Brightens up my face beautifully and makes my eyes look really blue!