Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Perfect Point Plus Eyeliners
taracall10 6/27/2006 4:33:00 PM
I use this liner everyday in espresso, and I love it! It goes on smooth and it's really easy to apply. I like how I dont have to sharpen it, and all I have to do is twist the tube if I need more. I dont ever use the attached sponge to blend it because I find that it wipes if off rather than smudge it. This eyeliner lasts all day and tube lasts for months before I have to replace it. I will continue to buy this because of the quality and price!
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Bare Bronze- Sun Silk
taracall10 6/19/2006 2:42:00 PM
I bought this lipgloss because I had a $10 gift card to victorias secret and it looked like a pretty color for summer. However, once I bought it and tried it on, I was highly disappointed! It looks like a nude shimmery bronze but goes on so sheer you can barely see it. I also feel like I have to keep applying it because the sponge doesnt deposit any product on my lips. The quality of this gloss is horrible!! I will not be rebuying!
This looks like a seemingly ordinary, run-of-the-mill eyelash curler, but it delivers the most beautiful lashes Iíve ever seen! Compared to the $2 NYC Color eyelash curler I had been using, this is amazing! I have tried quite a few d/s eyelash curlers from Maybelline, Max Factor, Revlon, NYC Color, and nothing has delivered. I am so taken aback that this managed to curl ALL my lashes at once without having to recurl to get the tiny ones at the corners of my eye. Iím Caucasian and I thought this was supposed to be fashioned to fit Asian eyes, but it works perfectly for my eye shape. I bought this on Amazon.com for $17.50 and I totally think it was worth it! Iím a big fan of the dramatic lash look, and I canít wait to try this with the Shiseido mascara base I ordered!!! HG!
Styling Products -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves
taracall10 6/9/2006 5:11:00 PM
This stuff is awesome! It creates sexy, disheveled, beach-worthy waves with little effort! This is going to be perfect for summer when itís too hot to blow dry. Iíve been spraying it on my wet hair because it makes my hair frizzy if I put it on my dry hair. Iím really impressed by this product because I bought John Friedaís Dream Curls last summer hoping to get sexy summer waves, and all I got was limp frizz, but this product actually works! I will for sure be buying again! (Especially since itís dirt cheap!!!)
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Tinted Lotion in Deep
taracall10 6/8/2006 1:48:00 PM
HG! This is the best self-tanner Iíve ever used! I was looking for a different self-tanner since my Neutrogena foam tanner and Jergans Natural Glow werenít cutting it anymore. I love the Sublime Bronze because it has a very natural brown tan, not orangey at all! Itís tinted you can see where you are putting it and I havenít seen one unsightly streak or blotch! As far as the smell- itís not badÖ you still get that self-tanner scent, but itís not as potent as the Neutrogena products and the LíOreal spray tan. I also love the shimmer in it! It makes my skin glow! I have to apply it 2 nights in a row to achieve the color I want, but it lasts for days and takes me about 5 minutes to apply it to my whole body. I love this stuff and I will for sure be buying again and again!
Conditioner -Neutrogena - Triple Mositure Silk Touch Leave-in Cream
taracall10 6/8/2006 1:04:00 PM
Love this stuff!!! I use it everyday and it really helps my dry, colored hair look shiny and healthy! This is very moisturizing and doesnít weigh my fine hair down at all! I will definitely be repurchasing!
This is my first MAC shadow and so far Iím in love! I really like the color; itís a dark warm cinnamon brown with bronze shimmer. It looks lovely with my dark green eyes and olive complexion, and is very versatile for day or night. This shadow is perfect for a sexy sultry smoky eye, which is a look I love! Iíve worn it everyday since I bought it! I can tell that this wonít be my last MAC shadow!
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Passion Fruit Pop
taracall10 4/13/2006 12:44:00 PM
I cannot believe people dont like this!!! I got this yesterday afternoon on a whim, and I'm so glad I did! I love the texture - smooth, shiny, not sticky at all. I also love the color. At first I was skeptical about the glitter, but it really isn't noticeable on your lips, and just looks super shiny! The color is a nice sheer, natural pink on your lips. And the scent, IMHO, is very nice! It smells fruity and tropical. I dont normally wear flavored/scented lip glosses, so this is actually quite refreshing! This is my new favorite lip gloss!!!
I bought my Lipfusion XL from Sephora about 2 Ĺ weeks ago. I used every night since, and sometimes I applied it throughout the day. I just returned it this morning. I am not impressed whatsoever by this product. I didnít notice any difference in my lips for at least a week, and then the plumping never lasted past 9 am. The staying power is horrible, and I paid way too much money for this product not to be satisfied. I donít have thin lips naturally, so maybe it just wasnít as obvious on me. For $50 I want to see major plumping! I will not be repurchasing.
Treatments -Clairol - Natural Instincts Shine Happy clear shine treatment
taracall10 2/27/2006 6:37:00 PM
I bought Shine Happy a couple days ago and I donít notice any difference in my hair. Right after I used it, I took my time to blow my hair out with a big round brush so it was nice and smooth, so it appeared really shiny. But a couple days later and after washing my hair, it looks exactly the same as it did before I used it. I donít have super shiny hair naturally, and I do color it, but it doesnít look shinier than before use. Iím not very impressed! I wonít be repurchasing!
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
taracall10 2/9/2006 6:15:00 PM
I have had this moisturizer for a while and I'm not too impressed. I bought in medium, which blends in great with my skin tone, however, I am disappointed in how quickly this fades during the day and how shiny it makes my t-zone. It's not oil free either (I wish it was), so make note of that if you're thinking of purchasing. As a moisturizer, it's ok. It doesnt do much for me as far as providing any coverage and it wasn't that great at evening out my skin tone. Once I run out of this, I wont be repurchasing.
Iím a big believer in Revlonís Colorstay line, so I had to try SoftFlex as soon as I saw the commercial. I love Revlon foundations and think they are a great value for the price. I bought the SoftFlex in Buff in the combo/ oily formula which is a pretty good match for my complexion. I think it goes on a lot sheerer than the original Colorstay, and blends very well. I actually like it a lot better than original Colorstay. It has medium coverage, and stays put for a full 16 hours. My skin stays matte and hydrated all day. Iím going to definitely repurchase this product!
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Glosswear for Lips- Sunshine
taracall10 2/7/2006 2:04:00 PM
Beautiful color! Love it! This would be a perfect color on any skin tone! Itís a nice sunny peachy color that would look awesome with a tan. I just got it a couple months ago, and think this shade is appropriate for any environment, day or night, winter or summer. Highly recommended!
I have been using Cocky for about a month now, and Iíve finally figured out the best way to apply it. Itís definitely a great product and does the job better than any mousse or volumizing spray Iíve used. I never apply this to my roots, it weighs my fine hair down big time! I apply about a dime size amount to my long hair and apply it through the back, the ends, underneath, up to about my temples. Then I blow dry with a round brush to get the best volumizing/ thickening effect. When Iím running late and donít have time to round brush my hair, I flip my head over and blow dry up side down, but you cant do that with Cocky. It makes my hair look super rough and frizzy, and this never happens with other products Iíve used. Overall, I love this stuff, and it does work pretty well when I take the time to style my hair. And it smells awesome too!
I got this as a sample with my online order, and I'm glad I didnt have to pay for it! It's a good versatile color for cheeks, but it's so hard to blend! I have used it in a pinch when I forgot to put my blush on before work, and it took so much effort to make it look half-way decent and natural. I've also used in on my lips, and it looks horrible! It's thick and drying, and it a weird unflattering color! I would never pay for this stuff! UPDATE 12/01/06: I decided to give this another chance, and I really do like it! I actually use it all the time now! I think that once you know how to apply cream blush it can look more natural than powder. So I'm giving it 5 lippies!