Lips -Stila - Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain
TeHNyboR 5/11/2011 6:18:00 PM
Such a gorgeous color, but has the crappiest staying power on my lips ever! It moves to the edges of my top lip. but ends up looking all splotchy on my bottom lip. I.E, it just looks funny. I'll use this up as a cheek stain, but I'm not buying this again.
Contrary to popular opinion, I really loved the smell of this stuff! It may be a bit too floral smelling for some people, but I personally liked it! The only gripe I had was that it didn't keep my lips as moisturized as the mint kind, but I still liked it, and will repurchase ^^
Gels/Soaps -Bliss Labs - Blood Orange & White Pepper Shower Gel
TeHNyboR 5/6/2011 7:05:00 PM
Smells delicious, but it broke my shoulders and chest out pretty bad. So glad I got a sample size of this, because I definitely won't repurchase!
I own a few MAC lipsticks and I love them...but this one was just odd. The color was GORGEOUS, but it went on very streaky. It colored my lips everywhere except the very center of my bottom lip, and even the coverage wasn't completely opaque. It left obvious streaks and accentuated lip flakes I didn't even know I had! Overall, beautiful color, but terrible application. Tis a darm shame =(
Ick! I think my grandma would even say this is too much of an old lady perfume! Waaaaaay too musky, heavy, and set off my allergies like crazy. It just plain stinks!!!
Other -Crest - 3D Professional Effects White Strips
TeHNyboR 5/1/2011 8:30:00 PM
I really liked these things. They stayed on my teeth great, didn't slide around or make my mouth fill up with saliva like other whitening treatments do. And I saw a subtle brightening effect after one use! HOWEVER...these are NOT good for sensitive teeth! My teeth aren't usually sensitive to anything, but a few hours after I put these on, my teeth were in so much pain it was almost blinding! If my teeth didn't react so badly to this product, I'd definitely be buying this again =(
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
TeHNyboR 5/1/2011 8:28:00 PM
This has been my go-to powder for years! I love the True Match line in general because it doesn't break me out, cake, and it matches my skin tone perfectly (a feat in itself since I'm a very fair/neutral skin color). This goes on great, feels light, gives a light coverage, and doesn't cake at all. The only beef I have is with the packaging...it's just weird how the mirror is upside down! Still, I'm on my third one of these babies, and I don't plan to stop buying anytime soon!
Horrible stuff! It looked fine under the store lights in Sephora, but once I got home, I realized i looked like a splotchy, cakey carrot. It came out straight orange and felt like I had some type of film on my face. It just looked and felt gross. I took it right back and swapped it for my HG Lorac foundation. I don't recommend this to anyone.
Foundations -Stila - Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup
TeHNyboR 4/25/2011 10:21:00 PM
I got a small sample jar of this in a swap, and I honestly love this! Some foundations are light feeling, but when you touch your face, you get that greasy residue. This is light feeling AND doesn't feel greasy! Too good to be true right?! It also gives a light/medium coverage and provides a satin finish. I love this stuff, I'll definitely be repurchasing a full size bottle sometime soon!
I've been an avid BBW user for years, because most drugstore body washes give me dry patches on my arms and legs. I bought a bottle of this during an after holiday special, seeing that it was for sensitive skin and wanting to try something different. And I'm so glad I did! This stuff smells delicious, it's a very light scent, it lathers great and it's very moisturizing. And for some reason, I loooooove the bottle! I'll definitely buy this again!
I'm surprised by all of the negative reviews for this foundation. It's one of my absolute favorites! I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry cheeks and chin. I mix this in with my moisturizer (straight up foundation makes my skin feel like wax) and it gives a really nice, sheer coverage. Now this product doesn't have any oil absorbers in it, so I have to keep my t-zone in check, but it gives my cheeks a beautiful dewy finish and lasts all day! Would definitely buy again!
For some odd reason, I've always had a soft spot for blue nail polish. And I LOOOOOOVE this color! In the picture, it looks way lighter than it actually is. It's actually a beautiful deep sapphire blue that just looks stunning. It's like a nail polish version of the heart of the ocean from Titanic (best way I can put it lol). I actually catch myself staring at my nails after I've put it on...which is something I never really do! I don't really care for the brush though...I think it's a bit too small. But overall, I'll definitely purchase this color. It's too beautiful to pass up!!
I got this stuff in a swap, and it's alright. What I like is that it does a great job of cleaning my face brushes, but not really my eyeshadow brushes. I find I have to spray a crap ton of this stuff to get it 75% clean. And for the small bottle you get, the amount you have to spray to clean it is kind of ridiculous. I'm pretty sure I used 1/3rd of the bottle for my whole brush collection...and I don't have a lot of brushes. Overall, I'm glad I got this in a swap, because I definitely wouldn't pay for it. There are better, cheaper brush cleaning methods out there.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Signature Eyeshadow Quad Amber Honey
TeHNyboR 4/13/2011 7:30:00 PM
I received this quad in a swap and I'm loving it so far! The shadows are very buttery and pigmented, and they give me a great bronze smokey eye. Will definitely repurchase...once I can fork up the cash >.<
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
TeHNyboR 4/12/2011 1:47:00 AM
I actually really liked this product! I only knocked a lippie off because it made my bath tub a MESS with all the pomegranate seeds! But nonetheless, I found this to be a very effective scrub that didn't leave my skin feeling dried out or overly greasy from the oils. It left me feeling soft and smooth, and like a previous reviewer, I accidentally (I swear it was an accident) got some in my mouth and it tasted delicious! So the all natural here is a plus, and I'll definitely be repurchasing sometime soon!