I wore this for a long time before I ventured into the world of higher end foundations (and eventually tinted moisturizers and bb creams). My skin was much clearear at the time, and I definately could have gone without such a full coverage foundation, but this really worked great for me. The lightest shade worked well for my *very* pale skin and this stuff lasted like iron even through my oil. Overall, I think this is a great drugstore foundation and I would be open to trying this again.
I am so smitten with these lipsticks. With hundreds of high end lip products in my stash, I *may* possibley love these more. They are creamy, pigmented, and feel great on my lips. The finish is smooth without slipping and bleeding out of the lip line and these last great on my lips. I've done individual reviews for the shades I purchased, but overall, my one complaint is that these are not as true to color as I would have liked. I don't mean they're sheer, I mean they pull more pink than the color in the tube. Still, I love them. Drugstore lipsticks are really coming a long way.
Treatments -L'Oreal - EverPure Moisture Leave-In Conditioner
missmanic 4/10/2013 3:16:00 PM
I'm always trying new hair products, esepcially leave in conditioners, and this is one of those products that is just okay. It's currently sitting half used in my stash. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. My hair isn't noticebly softer, smoother or less frizzy when using this compared to other similar DS cream leave in products. I'll use it up eventually, I guess. Unremarkable.
I'm shocked how much I love this and how this fell under my radar in my stash for so long. NW15, while way too dark in most MAC foundations, is deliciously pale in concealer form. I am extremely fair, and this is *slightly* lighter than my skin tone...which shocks me in a great way. Thus, it works very, very well at concealing my dark under eye area and brightening it up. It's a little dry, and I need to work my finger around in the pot to warm up the product, but I've had no issues with it making my skin look cakey or dry (but I am oily). This also works great for covering up acne redness and post acne dark marks, too. Very satisfied. This lasts forever, too.
Primer/ Corrector -Juice Beauty - Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
missmanic 4/7/2013 12:02:00 AM
This was absolutely disgusting on me. I got a super sized sample from Ulta as part of the Juice Beauty gift, and I'm glad it was free, because this went straight in the garbage. There was zero coverage for me, while still being thick and oily. It literally looked and felt like I took a very heavy body sunscreen and spread it all over my face. "Shiney" doesn't begin to describe it. There was a palpable layer of oily product on my skin. On top of that, my skin immedietly started to sting and tingle. I washed this off as quickly as I could.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Nail Color in Sparked / # 435F
missmanic 4/6/2013 3:45:00 PM
Words can not describe my love for this polish. If you love glitter, you will absolutely adore this. This is my go to polish when I'm feeling very glam. It's awful trying to get it off, but well worth the extra elbow grease. This wears my usual 2-3 days with slight chipping. I've gone through so many of these over the years. Looooove.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Colour Caresse Shine Stain / Shine Caresse
missmanic 4/6/2013 1:16:00 PM
I have this in #184 Rose On and On. I was really excited to try these as I've heard they compare alot to the YSL Glossy Stains. The color I chose applied easily and smoothly. I did one coat on my lower lip, one coat on my upper lip. I kept my lips apart, making sure to NOT smoosh them together, then applied a 2nd layer. I kept my lips seperated for about 30 seconds after the 2nd coat, and again, did not press them together. I was astounded by the amount of shine these have! It really did look like my lips were coated in glistening water, and this shine held up for the 5 hours I wore the product. My lips felt extremely hydrated upon application. The product did not slip around my lips at all despite being very, very, glossy looking. Around hour 4 of wearing the product, when I pressed my lips together, it felt a little tacky...like it was going to ball up on my lips. When I did a mirror check, my lips still looked great, the product just *felt* a bit different. My only issue comes from how my lips felt *after* I took the product off. I thought this might be a little hard to get off, so I used a lip scrub to remove. It came right off, but my lips felt a little...strange. They didn't feel dry, per say, but they felt tight and shiney. Like I had a coat of liquid latex on my lips. Lots of lip balm and the morning after, my lips seem to be fine. This just makes me weary of wearng this a few days in a row. With the mixed reviews on these, I was pleasently surprised. I could see how the darker colors could get patchy/uneven, though.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Vivids - Neon Red
missmanic 4/4/2013 8:38:00 PM
This is everything I wanted it to be. A bright, creamy, pigmented orange based red. It's a little more orange/yellow than your average tomato red. It lays perfectly between an orange lipstick and a red lipstick. These are very comfortable to wear and last well on my lips.
I wanted to love this, I really did. I was super excited when I got a sample of this from Sephora (it was on a big sample card with the three shades included. the product looked like a regular concealer under the sample flap, no "hydrating" ring around it or anything, so i wonder if the *actual* product would be a bit different). While this is creamy, hydrating and the lightest shade was pale enough for my very fair skin, it lacked coverage. I have very dark under eye circles, and this did nothing for them aside from making them a bit shiney and hydrated. It looked more like I applied a primer or shimmering eye cream. So sad. The actual packaging is adorable and I love the name and concept around this. I just need much more industrial strength concealing.
A few years ago, I suddenly became very sweaty in my under arms (particularly in my right, weird) and regular deoderant/antipersperent wasn't cutting it. I've tried a few different brands of clinical strength deoderants and Dove is my favorite. I love the varity of scents and have tried most of them. I love how these apply like a cream and blend into the skin without clumping or flaking. I still get sweaty in my "overactive" right arm pit, but not as bad and I'm *never* stinky because of it when using this. You only need a small amount of product so this lasts forever.
I'm halfway through my second jar of this. I like it! It moisturizes my eye area effectively without burning or irritation. I apply this on my under eye, all over my eye lids, the surrounding eye area and my eye lashes. I have wicked genetic dark circles, and was not expecting this to do much to those (nothing really can). Although, I had surgery in September and my eye area was *extra* dark. When I applied this it lightend it back up to my normal level of darkness. So, I suppose this could work great for dark circles caused by fatigue or allergies. I'm 23, so I do not have any excessive eye wrinkles, bags or dryness. This is light and I wear it both morning and night.
These are beautiful products. Adorable packaging! I have nothing but great things to say about Sugarpill. Rich, pigmented, smooth. Great color selection. I want all of the shades!
Eye Shadow -Sugarpill - Loose Eyeshadow - Goldilux
missmanic 3/31/2013 12:26:00 AM
Holy jeez, this is like liquid gold. SO beautiful. I absolutely love using this wet. Words can not describe how rich and pigmented this glides on. This is true gold. Beautiful when used dry as well.
Eye Shadow -Sugarpill - Burning Heart 4-Color Palette
missmanic 3/31/2013 12:21:00 AM
I won this palette in a blog competition, thus sparking my love for Sugarpill. While I do wish I had receieved the other palette, as I have multiple dupes of these colors, it is very nice quality. The red and purple are especially lovely. Smooth, rich, pigmented. The orange is nice, a bit powdery. The yellow is a bit lacking. It doesn't pack on as well as I'd hope and tends to skip. I prefer MAC Chrome much, much more if I'm looking for an all over yellow lid color. ADORABLE packaging. Great company. If you have a large eyeshadow collection, you probably have colors just like this already.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Whisper Who Wore It Red
missmanic 3/30/2013 10:19:00 PM
The formula on the these lipsticks is devine, as you'll read in lots of reviews. This particular shade is also lovely, the name is just extremely deceiving! This is a straight up fuschia. I really do not see much "red" in this at all...and boy did I try! This applied creamy and opaque in one pass...just pink! It's a beautiful color, I was just expecting this to be red. It wore comfortabley, even through eating, and left a nice stain behind.