Love this stuff! It does look like c-thru to me except more sheer. But when you layer it, it looks good. I love the color..its a light nude thats more pink than brown and if you have the pina colada color juice, its similar to that too but obviously not sticky! Secret is light on my lips but seems like it stays on a decent amount of time & i dont mind applying. I love how small the packaging is also because I can fit it into my pocket just as easy as my color juices. But it seems a tube last a decent time & since its so cheap ($2.99), i've bought quite a few back-ups. The smell is just OK.. its like a heavy vanilla. Its not my favorite but I can stand it because it goes away. Try this stuff, its so cheap why not...
I used to only used the cappucino lip lite and I wanted to try a new one. I was a little skeptical of bonne bell glosses cuz last time I used them they were watery and didnt last long (prolly cuz it was old). The one in creme brulee is thick enough to stay glossy, smells bangin, & tastes good. But most importantly its well pigmented-- but easy to spread and it doesn't stick to any crusties lol.. When I put this over NYC lipstick pencil in Heavenly it gives a nice opaque look like a MAC gloss (c-thru?) but for 4 bucks.. Very happy bout that cuz I love the look. These dont last a long time for me cuz I pile it on, but since they're so cheap I dont mind buying them. def recommended, the smell alone is worth it :)
This looks like false lashes on me. No joke. I wouldnt just say that either. My lashes are medium length, strait, and just a little thick. You cant see them without mascara. When I first bought this I hated the fact that its so clumpy and thick. So much product comes out on the wand. It didn't do anything special so I stopped using if for a few months. Then out of curiosity, I tried it on my lashes when curled & with a lash comb (never curled or combed them back then). i was extra suprised... They look fake and my lashes never look fake. If I wanted, I wouldnt even have to wear my typical liner to define my eyes. I still don't like that its so clumpy but the comb works all that out.. Still dunno if I'd wanna deal with all the clumps in the morning when Im rushin BUT I'd always use this when I have the time cuz the results are worth it. (maybelline full and soft doesn't even compare:no volume). & its cheap so thats great too. Recommended if you wanna have falsies :) **If this works horribly for you (nevermind the clumping) you're prolly just not using it right. Wipe excess off first then apply 1-2 coats and ALWAYS use a lash comb to break up the clump. EDIT: Compared to good mascaras, this crap looks way too thick and clumpy on, even whe I got out the clumps! just looks gross... At 1st I was happy b/c my lashes were so big and thick, then i realized it just looked like I had way to much mascara on. havn't used it since! too much thick product in the tube
Lip Gloss -NYX - Lipgloss with Mega Shine in Frosted Beige
laitaliana 11/16/2007 11:44:00 AM
I like the texture and smell of this. Its not sticky at all but still lasts a long time. Smells like cherry DumDum suckers which I love. But the color is really bad on me.. Like a orangey nude which was just not cute. In the tube it looks light beige with glitter not especially orange... if i was tanner it would look better & not as orange. And these are more like lipstick than gloss--def don give a plastic shine. Well Im gonna try this in another color cuz I like the gloss.
Lip Treatments -Soap and Glory - Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss
laitaliana 11/12/2007 11:53:00 AM
Me & my boyfriend call this lip crack :) haha.. Its tingley rather than burning, which I couldnt stand. & the burning kinds make my lips all red. I like light pink lips so when I bought the nude I knew it was gonna be to dark and it was.... But I like the feeling so im gonna get it in clear and use my pink gloss over it. Doesnt plump my lips (already have plump ones) and didnt plump my moms thin lips.. but I think my lip crack was worth the $10 lol.... **Got it in clear & love it. its much more potent than nude too, i get alot of tingle for much longer. it feels like my lips are falling asleep but in a good way lol. Then it feels cool after the tingle stops. Plus, it makes a milkyish coating with the clear & on my pink lips, its almost the color of my fav glosses. texture is sticky but its cool. EDIT: I dont know if i love this anymore. Sometimes I just don't want to feel like my lips are falling off. No tingle glosses are just fine with me.
Mascara -Rimmel - Style and Shine Natural Lash and Brow Mascara
laitaliana 11/7/2007 4:20:00 PM
I use this as a brow gel & this is the best one ive every used. Great lash sucked. Ive been usin this for 4 yrs now for a good reason.. It keeps my penciled brows in a good arch all day but they're not hard, greasy, or shiny. Really good stuff
I've had the best brow day today -- but only b/c of this wax. The color not so much. & when I used just the powder and wax, my brows looked greasy. But when I used my light brown pencil (They need more powder colors!) then the wax to get them to a shape, then brow gel (Rimmel one is good), the went up in a perfect arch b/c the gel had something stronger to cling to. I was looking for a cheap brow wax, so this does the job. I got the blonde color cuz brunette was too dark but blonde is orange on me cuz I have light brown hairs.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Shiny-Licious - Coconut Cream
laitaliana 11/7/2007 4:06:00 PM
Ok I never thought I'd stray from color juice but the stickyness was getting on my nerves. I didn't mind it at first but it kept sticking to my crusty lips lol and I'd ALWAYS need a mirror to wipe the peeling skin off. It was stank so I needed a change... So i tried this and its almost an exact dupe to pina colada cept not sticky! It stays on a long time also which I was suprised by. It smells like this john frieda beach hair stuff which is weird but it reminds me of the beach so its cool. I thought these things sucked before cuz I got a coral one but i guess it just wasnt my color.. I got the newer kind without the fuzzy tip which I like much better cuz its smaller and fits in my pocket better.
Powder -Milani - MILANI LOOSE MINERALS- TALC FREE ] [DISCONTINUED]
laitaliana 11/7/2007 4:00:00 PM
Heres my skin/foundation issues: I dont need alot of coverage but I need to cover pimples and a few red spots. I get shiny during the day with any foundation. Anyways I decided to try this as my 1st mineral foundation. I put on concealer first then used this. The brush is horrible so I just pat some out on my counter and use a fluffy powder brush. Then to control my shine i do use a face powder too. Its a lil too matte at first (but with some sparkles from the foundation too so its not too bad) and as the powder fades, instead of looking greasy, I look more dewy which is fab cuz who wants to look shiny? The color matched my skin pretty good which suprised me but it covered the rest of my red spots well. Now at 4 pm, my face doesnt look like im wearing makeup but it looks good if that makes sense. If ya wanna try mineral makeup for the 1st time try this first cuz its cheap and easy--just get a new brush!
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Concealer
laitaliana 10/28/2007 2:19:00 PM
This covers my blemishes and undereye circle really well. I only wear a light foundation to cover my red spots and that never worked that well.. So i got this in a little darker color (which still blends into my skin pretty well) and now I've been using just concealer and some powder lately. I feel like its all I need cuz my skin is in good shape other than a few occasional pimples. Im contemplating returning it for the one shade lighter since I havnt been tanning in a long time..But I may just keep it and use it as a foundation substitute on my small problem areas. Have not tried a lot of concealers but this is a keeper for me. EDIT: not so great.... when u blend it, it basically rubs off
This stuff if fab, i love it. I thought I only *loved* pina colada (which I still do) but this is better b/c its more milky and opaque than pina colada. Its more pink tho which is ok I guess but I usually like more beige lips. BUT it goes nicely with my light pink lips and dark eyes. Its not too white, but prolly would look better on lighter skin. It mutes my lips down alot & my lips are already pretty light. The only complaint about CJs are you have to be careful when applying. If you got any crustys on your lips you better wipe them down & apply balm first. I usually use carmex in a stick and it works well but makes the consistency on my lips a lil different. And since I apply alot to get it really opaque, I usually get a line around my lips and in the middle so I really gotta blend and usually gotta use a mirror when I apply alot.. Well im writin a book cuz i love this stuff ....but I suggest it. **EDIT: maybe the opaque-ness of this stuff is a lil too much. Its really hard to blend and I keep getting white lines on my lips where I try to purse them together.. Kinda annoying.....Pina colada doesn't have this problem as bad so I'll stick to that as my daily l/g..This is just OK for me but the color is cute -- texture, not so much. Maybe if you applied very little?
This is a good lengthening mascara and my lashes dont stick together much at all when I use a lash comb. But with any mascara, you need to use a lash comb or it will clump but even without it, it didn't clump too much which is fab. My lashes looked alot longer tho and better than with voluminous which made them toooo clumpy and the formula was too gummy. The brush on this is a lil weird and kinda springs around when I roll it over lashes but its ok... jus try not to get it too close to the lashline cuz it stabs a bit ..kinda sharp but doesn't hurt or anything. Anyway I waited forever to try this thinking it was just another hyped up mascara but I actually really like this stuff & will continue to buy it *and if it matters: this is easy to remove. and after about a month of use, it thickens a bit and made my lashes look long AND thick aaah i have loved them these past couple days!
Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
laitaliana 10/9/2007 6:11:00 PM
I like this so far. I've only used this over my l'oreal voluminous but it made my lashes look fake and wasn't clumpy at all. When I first pulled the wand out I was like huh?? The wand is small but it works well. Very dark too. Curled my lashes decently and I don't curl them... The packaging is hot too, I love the silver and cap. Anyways, I'll update this after I use it alone. UPDATE: Clumps quite a bit and need clean mascara wand to help the clumps (dont have a real lash comb)... Wand is little and Im used to it, but im not sure I love it. Doesn't make my lashes look that huge.. just like I got on too much mascara if that makes sense. Its an OK mascara -- not the best ever.
I like shimmer cuz it was a pretty close match to my lips but I needed somethin lighter. I got bamboo and it is a lil more light brown rather than the light purple that shimmer is. Pencils are fab they dont tug but also dont bleed or rub off all easy like some. and i love the shimmer to this looks better under glosses. but if u tried shimmer and are lookin for somethin that matches your lips more (light pink lips) then just try bamboo it might work for ya...it about 1-2 shades darker than my lips which is perfect. Shimmer was almost perfect but not quite..still use it tho under certain gloss colors
This is a lighter version of shimmer, which I wanted cuz shimmer was a lil too purple for my lips and bamboo is perfect cuz it has a nice medium between light pink and light brown with a shimmer. I have really light pink lips and this doesn't make it look unatural cuz of the light color with the shimmer. I love that prestige makes shimmer lip pencils cuz they look better under gloss. These pencils glide well and dont tug but also dont rub off super easy. The waterproof one (bamboo) is even better at stayin on under gloss so thats good cuz usually lip pencils rub off quick if anything is over them which used to drive me crazy. This will prolly be the only lip pencils i'll ever buy again cuz this the 1st color that actually is 1 shade darker than my lips which is what ive been lookin for in a drugstore for a long time... but for this shade in particular, they didnt have it all walgreens but i found it at ulta.