I bought this cuz it was on sale. That and my husband had the men's fragrance, call me cheesy. I like the men's version a lot better than the woman's. It's got a sweet undertone to it. I think it smells better the longer you have it on. So, after a few hours, it's OK. I'd rather stick to Obsession.
I used to love this perfume. I wore it forever and a day. I still like the fragrance but I don't know, maybe I outgrew it. It's a bit flowery now. I'd would use it again but only once in a while, not everyday. My husband loved this when we were dating, I used to spray it on his pillows so he'd be able to sleep. How funny is that?
Foundations -Physicians Formula - Brightening Foundation in Brightening Beige
snowdragon 11/15/2003 7:44:00 PM
I tried this on a whim because I rarely use foundation and I kinda wanted to. I was kinda reluctant at first because I didn't know if the color would match my skin but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. If I use a makeup sponge, my skin looks even. I don't have to use a lot to get good coverage.It lasts throughout the day even with my oily skin. I would recommend it.
I'm a cheapskate, so I bought this on sale and if I wasn't so cheap I'd buy this full price. I like the smell for some odd reason. The coverage is pretty decent and it doesn't dry my lips out like some lipsticks. I like the packaging. Makes it easier to apply than a wand. Only 3 lippies since it's a tad expensive for my cheap self. =)
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - D-fi - d-struct
snowdragon 11/15/2003 6:52:00 PM
I first got into this because I got a new cut a few years back and my stylist used it on me. I love that you get a lot of control without having to use a lot of product. And the smell is delicious too, it's like pineapple. Could just sit there and smell it and be happy. It's really good on short styles because you can virtually place your hair in any direction and it will stay. On longer hair, I wouldn't use it cuz it's pretty thick and it might weigh it down. I've used this product consistently over the years and my husband uses it as well.
I hated the fact that I had to wait 2 whole minutes for this to "set" and then it faded out. You'd think it would last. Plus, the gloss was a tad too glossy when I put it over the color. And the actual color was blotchy and drying when I applied it. The only thing I liked was the color that I bought. But I can find a better lipstick in a similar shade.
Eyes -Bath and Body Works - Aqua Cooling Stick Eyeshadow
snowdragon 10/23/2003 1:43:00 AM
My sister and I bought these on sale cuz we were like, "Why the heck not?"I love this stuff. The color stays where I put it, it doesn't crease and it lasts forever. I wore this on my wedding day and it stayed from 11am to 2am. I was impressed. I doubt I'd buy unless it was on sale since I'm super cheap but I'd recommend it to others. Love the cooling effect, very soothing.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Waterproof
snowdragon 10/23/2003 1:29:00 AM
I so hated this mascara. It ran, it was hard to remove, it killed any curl I had, it was too dry, I ended up with clumps so I had to use my eyelash comb. Do not know what all the fuss is about.
I have this in clear from my sister. This gloss makes my lips all shiny and glam. The only problem is that the tube leaks if it's not on super tight. Well, that's not the only problem. It has a tendency to make my lipstick run all over the place. And if I'm using a dark lipstick, the wand picks up the color. Overall, I'd probably look for another cheapie gloss.
This eyeliner was the worst one I've ever used. I got two of them, one in a light brown and a dark brown. The light brown didn't even show up and it was hard, tugged at my lids. The dark one faded and caused me to look like a racoon. It didn't even twist up like it should, it broke all the time. Never ever will I buy this again.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
snowdragon 9/20/2003 4:43:00 PM
When I use this scrub I get a tingly feeling, which I like very much. It feels like it's working. I've been using this for over a week and I haven't had a major breakout, that's cool. I use it with the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. My skin is smoother and it doesn't get irritated by the granules. I will continue to use it and see how well it works in the long run. Would repurchase for sure.
Lipstick -Avon - Perfect Wear All-Day Comfort Lipstick SPF 12
snowdragon 9/10/2003 4:09:00 AM
I got this in Mahogany. I love this lipstick. I was so sad when I thought I had lost this, good thing I found it. I didn't give it a 5 cuz it's a tad drying on my lips. But, the color stays put. I'm such a cheapskate so the 8 buck action isn't so great for me, but I'd rather spend the 8 bucks on something I like then spend 4/5 a pop on some lipsticks I'll never wear. Plus, it's Avon, so you can always get it on sale or get something with it.
I was in a wedding and I had forgotten my other mascara at home, so I figured that any old mascara would do and since it was less than 2 bucks, why the heck not. Such a bad idea. It smudged so much, contrary to what it says on the tube. It did lengthen my lashes, so that was a plus. But, never, ever will I buy this again. Hopefully, I don't look like a big ole' raccoon in the pix. Hahaha
I'm a Pantene user and the only reason I bought these products was because they were on sale. I was pleasanly surprised at the results. I love this shampoo and condtioner. I got the dry/damaged formula and I can say my hair is very soft and clean. I can't give it 5 lippies cuz I don't see the 5x stronger and shinier action like they claim. But my hair is softer and is more managable. The smell isn't bad either, even my guy uses it. =) UPDATE: After a while, it builds up and my hair feels heavy. Guess it's time to try a new shampoo.
I find the product a bit drying, but some gloss or lip balm usually does the trick. Doesn't disappear altogether when I eat, just fades a bit. But otherwise, I'd recommend. You can usually find it on sale so you can stock up.