Gels/Soaps -Ulta - 3 n 1 Shower Smoothie Juicy Red Apple
georgiasweety 11/3/2010 3:19:00 PM
Very true to its name, its a strong red apple scent. It smells so fresh and real I def see why they named it juicy like they took the smell from a ripe juicy apple. This is identical to the way a real apple smells, its not too sweet, nor too tart. There are no fake, plastic or odd undertones to it. It smells exactly the same while lathering as it does when you sniff it from the bottle. The scent stays strong while lathering, but you can't really smell it on your skin after you are dried off. It's lather is comparable to Philosophy's 3n1, none of them are really super thick & lathery. It comes in a tall clear bottle with a pump top, and is pink in color. I am very pleased with the price for 24 fl oz. I got this BOGOF with 20% off so it was a fantastic deal. I usually go for Bath & Body works or Philosophy but for the pump style lid, the amount of product, and the 2 scents I got being very dead on to their names I will def be ordering more and highly recommend Ulta's 3 n 1s. I have not used this as a shampoo but will update if I ever do so. Regular price is 14.99. Cant wait to try more scents! So far bubble gum & juicy red apple are winners for me.
Gels/Soaps -Ulta - 3 n 1 Shower Smoothie Bubble Gum
georgiasweety 11/3/2010 3:14:00 PM
This is a delicious bubble gum scented 3 n 1. It smells exactly like Bazooka brand bubble gum. It smells spot on out of the bottle, when lathering the scent dies down a bit sadly. It doesn't really scent your body out of the shower, but provides a nice scented shower experience. It's lather is comparable to Philosophy's 3n1, none of them are really super thick & lathery. It comes in a tall clear bottle with a pump top, and is pink in color. I am very pleased with the price for 24 fl oz. I got this BOGOF with 20% off so it was a fantastic deal. I usually go for Bath & Body works or Philosophy but for the pump style lid, the amount of product, and the 2 scents I got being very dead on to their names I will def be ordering more and highly recommend Ulta's 3 n 1s. I have not used this as a shampoo but will update if I ever do so. Regular price is 14.99. Cant wait to try more scents!
Great mascara for lengthening but does not give volume like the name and package claims. This gives a nice clean coating to lashes making them look extra long without clumps. It reminds me of L'oreal telescopic, beautiful defined length, but no real volume. This wand is easier to work than telescopic. The picture on the package is about what you get, the model has tons of lashes, none of them are thick there are just a lot of them. I dont get any flakes with this, it doesn't smudge on me even in the heat. I think many people would love this mascara because it looks so fresh and gives the length of falsies, but for a person who likes volume like myself I will not be repurchasing. It has the usual voluminous scent but you cant smell it when you apply to your lashes. Love the gold packaging, its different. I took of 1 lippie for it not giving volume like it claims. My only complaint besides that is it made my lashes feel stiff, and when I went to remove the mascara it felt very dry and hard on my lashes.
Fantastic full cover foundation! My color is 1N Ecru it is a perfect match. I tried this based on all the raved about youtube reviews. I am in between MAC NC15 & NC20. If you are a true NC15 this will be a tad too dark, and if you are a true NC20 this is a tad too light. I have horrible dark circles and always layer 2 or 3 high end pigmented concealers on top of my regular foundation. With this foundation, I only need 1 concealer because it knocks most of my under eye circles out. It is truly long lasting, sweat proof, and stays in place. You only need a tiny amount for the entire face. It gives a nice matte finish and can cover almost anything I would say. This can feel both lightweight and heavy depending on how much you use. For instance I could layer on MAC studio fix fluid and it never felt heavy or looked like makeup. If you use too much of this it will feel masky and kind of settle into pores. This is one of those foundations where I would recommend a setting powder because it doesn't feel soft until you set it with powder. I tested this foundation's non transferring claims and it passed with flying colors. I can take a tissue and blot any of my foundations, including mineral makeup and the foundations always transfer to the paper. If you press a tissue all over your face with a firm press the tissue remains white. No distinct scent, kind of like Revlon color stay, a mild natural fragrance. I'm very acne prone & have sensitive skin that turns red easily, no problems yet. Will update this review later. I am beyond pleased, and always thought Estee Lauder foundations were too dark and for older skin types but its working for me. Also 3 people bought this same foundation while I was waiting to get helped, they were all 30-65 so I think this foundation works for all skin types and ages. The coverage is buildable so start off with a small amount. It looks dewy the first minute but it dries matte. Cant wait to try the double wear light as well. 5 Stars but know this is an extremely full cover foundation! Makes your skin look flawless, and photographs beautifully! Has spf 10 too!
A perfect "natural" looking shadow. I'm nc20 skin tone and on my days I want a nude/natural look this is my go-to eyeshadow. It looks nothing like the name says but is a nude light tan with a hint of peach. For those of you on the fair/light skin tone side who do not like obvious shadows , or for someone starting out in makeup this is the color for you. It's fresh, shimmery and wearable is all I can say. Everyday Minerals shadow need a base for staying power or else you will end up with tinted shimmer and no color on your eyes. So naturally pretty, I love it. I found it to be very close to my skin tone, almost unnoticeable but that's what I like about it.
This is my favorite every day clear nail polish. Its magic ingredient is Kevlar Fibers, the same fibers that make up bullet proof vest and other police/army heavy duty strong products. This not only gives a light hardening effect, it is good for your nails and makes them healthier and stronger. The website claims it makes them 50% stronger instantly. You can actually see the little fibers when you apply it. I apply 2 coats to clean dry nails, then 1 coat each day for about a week, then re-apply. I also use this as a base coat sometimes under colored nail polish and it works great. This helps keep nails from splitting at the corners, breaking, peeling etc. I have used Nutra Nail's green tea strengthener but this is def my favorite from them. I have used every drop from every bottle. I was a nail biter until 21, and I had to keep acrylics on to grow out my nails. When I took my acrylics off I needed something to strengthen my nails so they wouldn't be so flexible and weak. Hardeners were too hard, but this was just right. Sometimes with hardener if you hit a nail it breaks off in a clean cut because the nail was so hard and had no give, this gives the perfect hardness for my taste. My favorite, it works!
Gorgeous every day shade! Like the description on the site says a pearlescent antique bronze. Its not a golden/brown bronze, but a shimmery cooler tone brown with warm and cool shimmer pieces. No matter how much I put on my brush, when I blend it softens up, and looks great. Everyday minerals shadows are very light , they may be pigmented the first five minutes but they fade quickly so be sure to apply wet or over a base of some sort. This color could be used everyday, or for a smokey eye. Its very versatile and flattering on all eye colors. Love this!
Beautiful color in the jar, looks light sage green to me with tons of golden warm sparkles. As others have mentioned there is not too much color pay off, but more tinted shimmer with this product. If you pack it on you can see its true green color, but it fades so quickly unless you apply it wet, or with a primer of some sort. I have never been able to wear too many greens or blues from regular pressed eyeshadow lines, but this green is so light and faint, its completely flattering to my green eye color and doesn't compete. I love this shadow, and if I ran out I would repurchase. I also plan on getting more blue/green shades from every day minerals because they are so fresh and every day wearable, not too crazy or loud.
Very pleased with this eye liner, this is my first powder mineral loose eye liner. It has great staying power applied dry with a brush, or wet. The color is a matte soft black, very "kohl" or "smokey" as the name says. A great alternative to black, and not as harsh. My smokey eyeliner did not appear to be forest green as another reviewer posted, but its very possible with mineral makeup for batches to look different. .09 oz/2.5 grams of eye liner for $6.50, you need the tiniest amount to do both eyes this will truly last forever. I have not used this yet as eye shadow, but I imagine you can use it all over and it will have great staying power. My only complaint is the inside packaging- there is a built in sifter which is good, but a lot of product stays above the sifter. I guess loose powders are so messy, there is always need for improvement, but I have no suggestions to give. I was worried about smudging or transferring during the day, but this absolutely stayed put and did not smudge in the heat or anything. True to its name, affordable, easy to apply, long wearing, worth the purchase. Cant wait to try the other colors!
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - 100% Natural Pure Lip Polish
georgiasweety 8/1/2010 7:18:00 PM
This is such a good product, much better than the stick form of lip scrubs that look like lipsticks most brands offer. I also like it better than Mary Kay's satin lips scrub. If you have ever used a sugar scrub for your body, this is the same thing but for your lips. This is 100% natural made with organic coconut flakes and sugar, and has a lovely light coconut scent (not a fake coconut scent but a real one!) It has an ultra grainy texture that really gets every bit of dry skin off the lips. It's not oily, but it is in some kind of gel/grease that feels good on the lips, and sticky on the fingers. It's mainly sugar that has been ground a little bit, but you can see some larger coconut pieces in there. The coconut pieces have no significance really because they are too large but it makes it smell good. Its clear in color, no dyes or anything artificial. You could def make something similar at home, but this is so cheap, and it already comes in a little screw top container its worth purchasing. I had to get a cp of this because I don't have a target near me, but that is the only store carrying it for now. I couldn't even order off the website. This is how a lip scrub should be, very grainy, and 100% natural. I like this a lot!
Lips -SoftLips - 100% Natural Pure Lip Butter Vanilla Berry
georgiasweety 8/1/2010 7:02:00 PM
Fantastic! The texture is a soft cream that melts on your lips like a gel. Just like the name says, it's really smooth like butter. It's not greasy, thick, or sticky. Imagine if you melted a regular Softlips balm, that's the kind of feel this lip butter has. This is how I wanted Labello lip glosses to be. Both Softlips & Labello have similar balms, but this Softlips butter is way better than Labello's gloss. I don't really smell any vanilla, but more of a muted berry scent that is fresh and light. This gloss has a mild product taste, not a vanilla/berry taste, so I don't recommend licking your lips with this on. It has spf15 which is awesome because a lot of moisturizing balms don't contain a sunscreen. It's supposed to be 100% natural... This product is more like a moisturizer for your lips vs a balm to give high shine, yet it does give a lot of shine. The butter is an opaque white color out of the tube, but when you spread it on your lips or skin it thins out and is a transclucent milky/clear color. I love using this after using the softlip's lip polish, it's so hydrating. One of the best texture balms I have ever tried, if not THE best. I wouldn't say this is uni-sex balm unless a guy wanted a lot of shine on his lips. Very pleased, its so affordable, everyone should try!
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Matte 903C Just Peachy
georgiasweety 6/8/2010 1:40:00 AM
#1 Yes it does last a long time. Its a matte, drier formula lipstick so it adheres really well to the lips, and doesnt have any slip in the product where it would rub off easily. It even lasts through eating & drinking. It has a bit of a micro-sheen but it dries down & as the lipstick wears off it looks really matte. Its intensely pigmented, a little goes a long way. The down side is because its a dry formula it tends to show up lip lines. This did not feather at all, and stayed put within my natural lip line. Even if you have soft, exfoliated lips, this gets in the creases as it wears off. I def recommend using a lipgloss or product on top. The color is like an old school 1950s bombshell light peachy/coral with some pink undertones. It looks like a nude/pink your lips but better shade in the tube, but its more of the color I described on your actual lips, and is surpsingly very vivid. For the price, I think it was $2.99 or $1.99 def worth a try. This was one of the more natural colors in the collection. This would be a great product to use in place of lip stain. As your gloss etc wears off this color would last underneath. I would buy this again. It lasted for hours, & I used the tiniest amount,so these things will last forever.
Long hair,oily roots, dry ends hair type. *shake before use* This works better than regular hair powder because the spray action gives actual volume. I use powders all the time for my oily roots, and while they take away the separating spots in my hair, and absorb the oil, my hair is still flat & limp. With this product you get real volume & movement, but no, it does not absorb oil quiet as well as a loose powder. The scent is pretty strong, its the normal tressemme scent combined with alcohol. The scent didnt die down for me enough, and my head smelled very much like rubbing alcohol. Tressemme's normal scent smells like alcohol so its okay. I believe the smell is so strong because the bottle says its supposed to hide natural hair & scalp odors, so it has to be a strong scent. The best way to use this is spray 6-12 inches away from your roots, and after each spray tousle your hair with your fingers and kind of massage it into your roots/oily areas. If you get too close, or spray too much it will feel slightly sticky, but the key is to massage it in and it will soften. I didnt get a white or residue look (dark roots bleached ends right now) so I think it would work for all hair colors. When you spray it on your skin it dries invisible & has the lightest silky texture, not even of a powder but just a thin layer of something you can barely feel. It does leave a distinct product feel to your hair, so you wouldnt want a guy to run his fingers through it or anything, but it makes your hair look decent enough to go out in public without having to wash it so there is a plus & minus there. I got this for $1.19 at a discount store, I would buy it again but wouldnt want to pay over $7. It does freshen up the hair & give volume & takes away grease as good as it gets without actually shampooing so Im pretty pleased. It made a big enough difference I could go out without washing my hair. Would repurchase, and I like the thin spray bottle i can put it in the car for touch ups. for reference its waterless, and removes oil & odor with mineral clay & citrus.
Conditioner -Palmers - Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
georgiasweety 5/2/2010 1:27:00 PM
Long, oily roots, dry ends, bleached hair type. This stuff is fantastic. I was really worried about my hair being greasy, or weighed down because I have never used coconut oil or milk products, and my hair is on the normal to fine side. The texture was really thick but runny in the package, so I was expecting a lot of moisture but with coating. When I rinsed every bit of the conditioner came out, and my hair felt so clean. It had enough slip to detangle my hair, and I only used 1/3 of the pack for my long hair. When I rinsed I could tell it was not like a normal deep conditioner, because my hair didnt feel silky after I rinsed the product out, but when I went to detangle the brush just slid through my hair, and I didnt have to use my detangling spray. My hair was moisturized, and my ends were tame, but not at the expense of being heavily weighed down. Another thing I love is the way the scent works. Im not a huge coconut fan, and this luckily doesnt smell like suntan oil, it smells like pure coconut. When you rinse and dry, it has more of a lighter sweet scent, that sort of smells like a cookie but is not overwhelmingly strong or easily identified as coconut. My hair still has tons of volume, my layers are not flat, you can easily see them, and my hair is not flat to my head like with most deep conditioners when I use them from root to tip. I am really surprised, I thought this product would be more for ethnic or overly curly hair, but my straight finer hair is completely soft & nourished but has volume. I had no idea coconut oil products could be so light. Dont let the name scare you, def try this product. It was under $2 at walmart , the single trial size pack should give you 2-3 uses. I cant comment on its protein effects, as that would take several uses, but my hair looks & feels great. The scent is not overwhelming. Great buy!
Reviewing Vegas Strip color. Love this! I like this more than my gold bobbi brown shimmer brick, you know why? Because no matter how much this one gets tossed around, or thrown into my makeup bag it doesnt break or crumble like the bobbi brown. I get the same glowly effect as i do with BB and other high end brands, for a much lower price. This looks great worn alone, or as a highlighter. I even wear it as eyeshadow sometimes. The strips consist of 5 beautiful bronzey golden colors, ranging from light gold, light tan, light brown, medium brown, and a medium red bronze brown. Or you could say copper/tan, everyone describes them differently, but they are all beautiful colors individually. All of the strips combined give a wonderful tan glow to the skin. If you press hard and get a lot of product, it gives a stronger metallic finish, great for eyeshadow use. If you use a light hand you get just a dusting or glow or product. Emphasis on glow, verses loose shimmer with other products. So adults can wear this product lightly to the office w/o looking like a disco ball. I wore this when I was nc15, and Im now nc20. It looks great on pale skins or very dark skins. Cheap, long lasting, no fragrance. cant say enough, a great find, and PF is always on clearance these days. Highly Recommended