Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Summer Vanillas Berry
sarahcurll 1/28/2011 5:11:00 PM
I am writing a review for the shower gel- smells WONDERFUL- my favorite scent so far from BBW.. not much of a vanilla smell but the berry smelly is lovely! i love using it in the shower, once the lather is out i keep adding more to my puff just to get more that scent!
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Natural Acne Solutions - Purifying Gel Cleanser
sarahcurll 12/23/2010 6:28:00 PM
i do like this because it does have the acid that i need but at a lower dose than other products- the other stuff dries out my skin too much, so this is a perfect balance. the consistency is sorta runny and you do end up wasting a bit of the product, but overall, i do enjoy it. so far it has done a good job at keeping my pores somewhat clear. a little pricy but most burts bees products are. i am happy this exists :)
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stash
sarahcurll 12/23/2010 6:17:00 PM
i love this color- i was hesitant to buy it because it is sorta pricy for my budget, but trust me, it is worth the money. the color is beautiful, the staying power is amazing, and it is sooo easy to use and control. i have a color sorta close to this but the pencil always tugs at my skin and is not rich like this. i can't wait to try the next color- i am thinking rockstar. i put off buying this for 6 months cuzz of the color but would always admire it in stores, i wish i had not waited out as it is perfect for me!
i purchased the small travel size argan oil at sephora for about $18. I use it almost every day and I still have a lot let in the bottle ( I have had it for about a month). It works really well at moisturizing your skin, it sinks in right away, and it does not clog my pores. It does not feel like you have oil on your face at all. I have read really amazing things about argan oil and like it a lot. i might not wear it in the summer only because there is no spf in it and i have a summer moisturizer i like with spf, but at night it does wonders for your face. a great product. update: i am using it all summer long, especially in my hair that i just got highlighted- it really helps to keep my hair healthy in the summer sun. I will repurchase for sure.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - foundation in fairly light
sarahcurll 12/12/2010 9:27:00 AM
the color matched me perfectly, this felt great on ( I HATE foundation in general), but it didnt seem to last the entire day, even with the primer and mineral veil. something in this or the primer caused me to break out horrendously on my nose and cheeks... i stopped wearing it after a few weeks because my skin was startning to get dry from the winter and even with moisturizing this looked cakey on me. i MIGHT try the matte version in the summer only because it did not feel gross on my skin. best mineral foundation i have tried though so far..drugstore versions are nothing compared to this. i do wish they had this pressed so i didnt have to always do my makeup at home. i am always in a rush in the AM and i dont have a lot of counter space :( it did cover my acne scars pretty well, but it also accentuated my fine lines, and i felt like it sometimes looked fake on me with the warmth.
Treatments -Origins - Brighter by Nature Skin Tone Correcting Serum
sarahcurll 12/12/2010 9:15:00 AM
this stuff smells good, sinks right into my skin, does not leave me greasy, and i think it may be working a LITTLE but but honestly not enough to justify purchasing it again. it is too expensive for not enough results. too bad because the smell is really lovely and the pump/bottle are very convenient. I will still continue to use it because it is not doing any harm to my face and it does seem good at sealing in my moisture.
great scrub, a little goes a long way. it makes your face feel baby soft. this scrub is gentle and does not hurt, i love the consistency, and the smell is wonderful. i use it about 2 times a week. my face was starting to get REALLY dry from the winter, and i couldnt wear foundation because of how much dry skin i had. this took care of it.it is pricy but it does seem like it will last you a while and that I will actually USE It. i have tons of other scrubs i just toss after years because they sat unused. i look foward to using this!
Mascara -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Definition mascara
sarahcurll 11/25/2010 8:03:00 AM
i received a sample of this mascara as a free gift in store, and the lady said this was her favorite mascara. it is quickly becoming mine too. i usually wear lash blast but have been looking for something new since LB flakes horribly and irritates my eyes. this stuff, not at all. it makes my eyelashes look so plump and dark and they do not flake at all. does not bother my eyes and is awesome. the formula is perfect. i really like the size of the small tube0 it is very easy to apply. i will not try any new ones after this- this stuff is perfect for me (too bad it is expensive but at least you know it works). the only down side is that it does not seem to hold a curl well, then again i cant find anything that works for me in that area. for the record- my eyelashes are dark and long but thin.
the color is really nice ( I love black.purple.deep red colors) but the color goes on thickly, it chips somehwat easily (compared to other Sally hansen polishes I have used) and the brush is TERRIBLE. I have never used a brush like this before- it is really wide and flat and makes a mess. Not a fan. It does dry quickly though, but I have to use a lot of my top coat to cover up the imperfections from the polish (bubbles). I do use 2 coats of this color and it really dries pretty quickly.
i love the product, especially for the summer since i have reallyyy oily skin. however, the packaging truly sucks. When I first bought it, I knew it would take a while for both sides to pump out, but only the white was coming out for a few days, and this is after I took off the white cap and pumped each tube individually. I also kept on banging it on the counter as it says to on the product itself! Finally, one day I got really fed up and before giving it one last try before returning it, I started pumping it nonstop into a plastic container to finally get the green to come out. FInally. So happy it did. It is perfect for what I need and sinks right into the skin. The sunscreen works well too. I never ever use sunscreen on my face because I hate the smells and oiliness it leaves behind- but not this one! I went to the beach and my arms and shoulders were bright red but my face was fine! All in all ,great product, just wish they would change the packaging, and maybe lower the price too.
Cleansers -Ponds - Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes
sarahcurll 7/6/2010 7:57:00 PM
i really like these! this is the best makeup removing towelette i have ever used. It does not leave a sticky residue, and it does soften the skin. Plus, it does not make me break out. I bought them for 50% or else I probably wouldn't have given them a chance, but I am really glad i did!
this color is very light and very pretty and sheer- it looks like crushed pearls. perfect for a simple look and it really highlights my eyes. i am used to mac eyeshadow but this is not bad for the price. edit: i never use this- the quality is just not up to par for what i am looking for.
This is my go-to color- very easy to apply, matches well with everything I own, and the color is so beautful! I love how such a simple color has so much depth and beauty to it. I can throw it on very quickly and it makes my eyes pop. Love it!
I hate this product. First of, it does not remove much hair at all. Second, it seriously burned my skin one time...I did nothing out of the ordinary and it removed so much skin from my upper lip and I was in pain for days and it left a gross scar. Lastly, every time I use these I break out in tiny whiteheads. Save your money.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - HD Hi-Definition Nail Color in Pixel Pretty
sarahcurll 6/27/2010 5:37:00 AM
I was in the mood for a summery and bright color and I love teals so I had to get this. The color goes on well, and the staying power is unbelievable- better than any other polish I have ever used. I also love that it is a "different" color- people always comment on my nails when I wear this. As described from the website: The Color: Pure, vivid pigments with multi-dimensional color & vibrance. The Technology: Patented formula with Real Liquid Crystals for multi-dimensional color and iridescent shine! Catergorized as a frost.