Take Ralph by Ralph Lauren and mix it with Ed Hardy's original perfume for women and you have this. I love Ralph and I love Ed Hardy but neither have very good staying power on me. I picked up a gift set of Paris Hilton at Sears on clearance for $34.99 today because I had read the comparisons to Ralph and they were right! I much prefer this though because it's cheaper and stays on much better. Did I mention the bottle is cute, too?
Primer/ Corrector -Napoleon Perdis - Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer
nell_daisy 7/25/2009 12:34:00 AM
I have been using this for three days. Prior to using this, my skin was clear. I now have not one, not two, but FIVE painful zits on my face. I am not happy and will not be putting this on my face ever again. :( It made my make-up look nice, but didn't notice much in making my makeup last longer.
Hate this. Made my nail polish bubble. Tried it with three different OPI colors and every single one would chip within a few hours of using this. And no, it does not dry faster than a regular top coat. The only thing I liked is that it made my nails shiney.....A bubbly, streaky, chipped, shiney hot mess! Not worth it.
Suprisingly liked this. This is awesome for lengthening. My lashes stand out against my liquid liner much more when I use this mascara. It doesn't give much volume, but it gives more volume than L'Oreal Telescopic. This holds curl all day, doesn't flake or smudge, and the color is a nice dark black. One coat is enough, because after that it tends to clump.
Maybe I am weird, but I get a sense of satisfaction when I see all of the gunk on the strip after I gently pull it off my nose. Like the other reviewer said, timing is everything when it comes to these. I usually blow dry it for a minute after I apply it, so it won't slide around at all. Then I wait about five minutes, feel it to make sure it's stiff and then very slowly pull it off my nose. I use these once every couple of weeks. I knocked off one point though because it doesn't get everything off my nose, but it still does a good job.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Maui Babe AFTER Browning Lotion
nell_daisy 7/12/2009 5:44:00 PM
Best browning lotion ever. Last summer I used the outdoor browning lotion in tanning beds and holy crap it worked amazingly! Everywhere I went people were complimenting me on my tan. The one for outdoor tanning is $13.99 This summer they now sell one for indoor tanning for $28. I am going to get the one meant for indoor tanning. I stopped using the outdoor browning lotion at the tanning salons because it has light mineral oil in it, which is bad for the acrylic beds. I am so excited to get the one for indoor tanning because I have not been as tan since last summer when I used the browning lotion!
This is my new HG. I love this blush! It is perfect for that sunkissed glow. I usually wear cool-toned pinks but I got sick of it and wanted something more natural for the summer time. Dallas gives me what I wanted. This looks beautiful paired with Hoola bronzer.
Suprisingly not a huge fan of this. I love sweet smells but this is just too much for me. It smells like cotton candy, which makes me think of body spray and I am not about to pay $75 to smell like body spray. A lot of girls I know wear this and it smells good enough, but it's nothing special. I think the packaging looks cheap too.
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
nell_daisy 6/22/2009 1:16:00 AM
Maybe I got a bad bottle, because these reviews are confusing me. I thought this stuff was terrible. I would use a cotton ball w/ MK eye makeup remover, then wash my face with my regular cleanser. Afterwards, I would have black all over my face from the mascara & eyeliner the MK hadn't removed. Would go over it with another cotton ball w/ the remover. The next morning my lashes would still be somewhat stiff with product it still hadn't removed. Not to mention it made the skin around my eyes greasy. Neutrogena and the Almay oil-free pads are so much better imo.
This gives the nicest pink, rosey glow to cheeks. The staying power and pigmentation is fantastic. I look flushed and healthy. And like another reviewer mentioned, it goes very well with bronzer. For $15.00, this is a great deal compared to a lot of other blushes.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Skin Milk Body Lotion
nell_daisy 4/30/2009 6:08:00 PM
Pros: smells fantastic, like musky vanilla. good ingredients, lots of vitamins. just one pump will cover a lot of area, so one bottle will last months. Cons: it takes forever to absorb. doesn't moisturize as well as other lotions. So, my skin has gotten drier over the past month or so. Not because this is a bad lotion, but because it takes so long to work this lotion into your skin, I avoided using lotion after showers because it took ten minutes just to put it on! Seriously. I love the scent but won't be repurchasing.
Ok good, I'm not crazy! I thought this smelled just like Pink Sugar too. Anyways, this lotion is so smooth and sinks right into your skin. Very moisturizing. It also does not contain mineral oil, so that's a plus.
Eyeliner -Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner Deepest Black
nell_daisy 4/27/2009 11:39:00 PM
This reminds me very much of Urban Decay 24/7 in zero. Same rich black color, glides on smoothly, however the staying power of this is better. Yes, better. I put this on my waterline about six hours ago and it looks exactly the same. I'm impressed. I got this at Ulta for $5.50.
Styling Products -Sexy Hair Concepts - Big Sexy Hair - Spray and Play Hairspray
nell_daisy 4/27/2009 11:27:00 PM
This is my HG hairspray. I live in Oklahoma, and the wind here is insane. I decided to start using hairspray because I was sick of looking a hot mess every time I came in from outside. Well, I officially love this stuff! It provides a strong hold but not so strong that your hair doesn't have movement. You can brush it out to soften it, and you will still have good hold. A little tip I use sometimes-flip over your head and spray some on the crown before you blow dry. You will get some serious volume.
I looove this color. I am more of a pink polish kind of girl, and this is THE perfect shade. Not hot pink, not baby pink, but a medium pink color with a creme finish. Only need one coat to get bottle color, and as always, CG lasts a few days before chipping.