Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara
paperskies 12/25/2009 1:59:00 AM
LOVE! I will never go back to my Lashblast. This blows it out of the water. I tried this out without curling my lashes, to see how well it would do on its own. It gave me an instant curl and made them full and long. Not a single clump and didn't make my lashes hard or crunchy. It almost looks like I have natural falsies on. I also love how dark this mascara is. My new favorite mascara.
I received quite a few NARS products from my best friend for the holidays. This being one of them. I cannot stress enough how impressed I am with everything I got. I wore this out tonight and it is almost just as I applied it before leaving. I was afraid to eat or drink but it didn't budge at all. I am in love. As far as applying, it went on so evenly and smooth. Usually I skip liners because they tend to dry out my lips. This worked beautifully. I'm now looking into purchasing a few more shades. Highly recommended.
I received both Orgasm & Super Orgasm as gifts from a friend. I absolutely loved Orgasm. So I was sure I'd love this just as much. The massive chunks of glitter completely turned me off. Definitely wouldn't repurchase and glad I didn't pay for this myself.
Oh Myth, how I wanted to love you. It's the perfect color but the formula is what puts me off. No matter how much I exfoliate and moisturize my lips, this dries my lips like nobody's business. Forget putting gloss over this! It separates and turns gross looking with every gloss that I've tried. Will be trying Hue next.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot in Pharaoh (Alexander McQueen coll.)
paperskies 11/30/2009 1:34:00 AM
I adore paint pots. When I saw Pharaoh, I knew I had to have it. The color is GORGEOUS and works well with both yellows and green. It also brings Bitter e/s to its full potential. I was shocked at how pigmented and bright the color is without piling it on. I only wish MAC would release more paint pots as colorful and vibrant as this. I cannot say enough how amazing this color is.
I honestly hope they never discontinue this product. I've worn this foundation while working out and it doesn't budge at all. I never have to touch up my foundation during the day. Which also means, I do not need to carry my foundation nor my powder with me in my bag. The ONLY thing I would change is the packaging. Revlon, pleasepleaseplease add a pump! Edit: I don't know if the formula has been changed since my original view but I HATE this foundation. Even after using double the moisturizer and exfoliating, it clings to anything that is even slightly dry. Not only that, the coverage has lessened. I've used several different brushes, sponges and my fingers. This does not cover redness, period. I have to spend a minimum of 20 minutes to try and make this work. Going in the garbage.
Styling Products -Sexy Hair Concepts - So Pumped Volumizing Mist
paperskies 9/3/2009 2:17:00 AM
This did NOTHING to my hair. Nothing at all. I'm really disappointed as this was pretty expensive. Will not buy again.
I LOVE the Brunette Goddess line. I have both the shampoo and the conditioner and WOW. The smell is amazing! I've heard it being described as an almond smell but I personally find that it smells like cake batter. I recently decided to switch to BG because my previous shampoo and conditioner combo had been making my hair oily. My hair no longer has this problem since I've switched over. I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
A lot of people are going to hate me for saying this. It's honestly glorified water in a spritz bottle. I bought this because people swore that it was absolutely necessary. I also made a bottle of my own homemade mixing medium, through a tutorial on Youtube. It was three parts water and one part glycerin. And guess what? They worked exactly the same. I had two of my friends try both and they couldn't tell the difference either. I personally don't believe it's worth the money and I won't be purchasing this again.
Personally, I think this smells like frosting or cake batter. Some people might love or hate that. I think it smells yummy! The name is cute and the packaging caught my eye. I love this conditioner. It gives my hair moisture without weighing it down and gives plenty of shine without looking greasy. Will buy again!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Haunting (Alexander McQueen - Fall 2007)
paperskies 8/24/2009 1:19:00 AM
I missed out on the original release of this color, so I was excited when I saw that it was being released again. I'm not sure if perhaps some bought from a bad batch but I have absolutely no complaints with this eyeshadow. The texture is fantastic, the color is beautiful and it blends easily.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Wild Shine - Caribbean Frost 446B
paperskies 8/8/2009 11:58:00 PM
STUNNING color! And the price can't be beat. This definitely caught my eye when I was browsing for a new polish. It's hard to describe this color because it changes depending on the light. If I had to choose one word to describe it: Mermaid. This is a color that definitely reminds me of Mermaids, haha. Sometimes it's turquoise, sometimes it's more teal. I've also seen a bit of green and gold sheen too. I can't stop looking at it when I use it on my nails. I've also received several compliments. Most people are surprised when I tell them that it's WnW. Pictures don't do it any justice, you need to see this color in person to truly see how gorgeous it is. Unique color, will buy again.
This was given to me as a gift in a set. I read the reviews and it seemed like it wasn't anything special. I literally just tried this on one of my nails and it dried within 10 seconds... I don't know if my formula is different or if it's just the way I applied it. It's a strong, shiny coat and it dried rapidly. I'm purposely touching the nail and it's 100% dry. Will buy again when this runs out.
I'm known as the dye queen among my friends. I've been dying and bleaching my own hair for years. The dye I usually use runs a bit expensive, so I decided to pick this up after hearing rave reviews. Yeah... Here we go. CONS: - Stained my bathtub. The dye faded a bit during the shower but it's still stained. Not looking forward to scrubbing the tub later. - TERRIBLE rinsing process. This is the main reason why I'm unhappy with it. I waited for the water to run clear. I rinsed.... and then I rinsed some more.... rinsed..... rinsed.... My skin was starting to prune and I had literally been rinsing for over 15 minutes. That is absolutely ridiculous. I've never had that problem with any other dye I've used. I finally called it quits. And I started to wonder if there was even any dye left in my hair. - The size of the conditioner is sad. PROS: - The smell is very mild compare to most other dyes. I appreciate that. - My hair goes down to my waist. One box was more than enough. I was shocked at how much product there was! - The conditioner smells AMAZING. It made my hair feel incredible. Healthy and soft. - Fastest developing dye I've ever seen. My hair started turning literally seconds after applying the dye. I will update this review once I see how well the dye holds. The price is extremely cheap and affordable. The conditioner is fantastic. The color and fast developing almost have me won over. If this color holds well, I will definitely purchase this again. The color is stunning and the 100% coverage is so amazing. UPDATE: This dye has amazing staying power. FAR better than the Garnier 100% Color dye that I had been using before. I use dandruff shampoo. Everyone knows that dandruff shampoo KILLS hair dye very quickly. The water started running completely clear after the second wash and hasn't faded since. HIGHLY recommended!
So I'm confused... I bought these after numerous recommendations to try them. Funny thing is, I asked for recommendations for natural, everyday lashes. They looked harmless in the packaging. But ladies, these are not natural in the slightest. At least, on my eyes they weren't. These lashes were heavy, long and a bit ridiculous. It was very obvious that they were fake. I DO like these lashes... Just, not for during the day. I can see using these on a night out. I'm someone that wears very dramatic, loud makeup. And even for me, these were too much. I took them off after an hour because my eyes felt so heavy. I will say that these lashes are hot and definitely add glamour. Great for night, definitely not for everyday.