This mascara is horrible! The smell of the formula is very bothering. I could smell it all day when I had it on my eyes. It made my eyes itch the whole entire day! I give it a two because it did lenghthen my lashes but it irritated my eyes. I don't recommend this mascara to anyone.
I absolutely love this brush!!! Its the perfect travel size brush for applying powder, bronzer or blush on the go! I love how you can just easily stick it in your purse and you can put a cap over it to prevent the brush from shedding. I wash it with baby shampoo and the quality still feels the same since the first day I purchased it. It is worth the money!
This is even worse than the Maybelline Great Lash! The formula smells disgusting and it DID not whatsoever, give my lashes a coat of mascara. The brush just scratched my eyes! I loved the packaging but this mascara failed to do its job.
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 color matte palette
ljoseph29 3/28/2012 11:53:00 AM
This is really great palette if your on a budget and don't plan to spend a lot of money for eyeshadow. I love that it comes with 88 eyeshadows and its compatible if your traveling. The darker colors are very easy to blend and they are pigmented for the quality. Unfortunately, the only problem I had with this is the brighter colors where chalky and there was a ton of fallout from them. I added the Urban Decay Primer Potion and none of the bright colors show up unless you pack it on. Ladies with a darker skin tone, I advise you use Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to get the bright colors to pop. Other than that, its worth the money if your beginning to experiment with makeup.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
ljoseph29 2/26/2012 11:53:00 AM
I bought this in shade Cappuccino and it just looked horrible. It looks cakey and cheap. I wasted $10 on a crappy foundation that made my oily skin look even worse than before! I love the true match powder but the foundation wasn't great. I wouldn't ever buy this again.
This foundation does give a nice airbrushed look and it's very easy to apply. It blends very well and gives minimal coverage to dark spots.. etc. However I give it a two because it made my face feel very greasy. Even when I touched up it still did no effort to prevent my face from being oily. As with the dream matte mousse, it gave my face a yellowish look when i applied it and then later on it appeared to be too dark for my skin. I won't ever buy Maybelline foundations again!
Lip Treatments -Christian Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm
ljoseph29 2/21/2012 5:35:00 PM
I like it but I don't hate it. It did enhance my full lips and made them look pinker than usual. It didn't last within the first two hours of the day. I had to keep reapplying to keep my lips from chapping. I loved the packaging because it looks fancy for a lip balm. But I wouldn't buy it again because its waay too expensive for a lip treatment. I'm going back to using Nivea. This lip balm went right back to Dillard's.
I love love love this lip balm! It's the best chapstick I've ever used. I'll never trade it for another lip balm. Moisturizes, lasts all day and goes great with putting on lipstick or lip gloss. Best lip balm ever by Nivea!! :)
Bronzers -Rimmel - Sun Shimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer (ALL)
ljoseph29 2/21/2012 5:12:00 PM
I bought this bronzer because it had a golden shimmering effect! I used it everyday until I noticed the glitters disappeared. I was sadly disappointed because it gave me a nice highlight on my cheeks and that was the main reason I bought this product. It now sits in my makeup drawer unused. Don't buy this product for the shimmer because it disappears.
This is the best black single eyeshadow I've ever used! It blends very well and flawlessly into your creases and eyes. I apply a primer underneath and it makes the color look outstanding! This is best for people who love smokey eyes that are alluring and sexy! On those days when I can't find my eyeliner, I use this with a little water and an eyeliner brush and stays on all day! It compares very well to Mac's typography eyeshadow! One con I would advise is to apply little by little because it goes on very dark when too much is applied.
This mascara to me was mediocre. When used on its own, it didn't lengthen my lashes or give it an attractive appearance. It claimed to contain biotin and I've used it for a month for my lashes to grow. My lashes are still the same length they always were. I give it a 3 because it's a very rich black mascara and you can pile it on with other mascaras to give you the look you want to achieve. But, I wouldn't buy it again.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Blackest Black
ljoseph29 2/21/2012 3:23:00 PM
Where do I begin with the most over hyped mascara on the drugstore market? Hmmm, let's see. It gives a cheap, nasty thick build up to your lashes and the ingredients are very little. It clumps, doesn't lenghthen, thicken... Ugh its the worst piece of junk ever!! I would only recommend this to makeup artists to touch up lashes for a photoshoot or to anyone who loves cakey, wet lashes. Other than that, its not even worth the $4.
I have finally found a glittery nail polish that I absolutely adore!! The glitters are not chunky like most glitter polishes and this one glows like crazy! I love the pink glow and the big brush in the bottle applies it very smoothly. This is by far the best glitter polish I have ever used! It's a bit pricey for nail polish I agree, but once you try it, you'll never put it down! Well worth the $8!!
I purchased this blush because I was super excited about the hype going around that it was meant to give you a natural, rosy pink that gives a nice, sheer glow. I applied it over my Mac MSF and it looked like nothing but golden shimmers. I kept applying in the light to get the color to show up but it made my face light up like a disco ball! This blush is only for women who have fair, olive, tan, and almond skin. This blush went right back to Sephora with my money back. Next time, I will test before I buy.
Shampoo -Shea Moisture - Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
ljoseph29 2/21/2012 2:25:00 PM
I love this shampoo!!!! It moisturizes my dry 4c kinky hair and it lathers up very nicely without harsh drying sulfates. You only need a dime size amount to use it. It contains all natural ingredients which is perfect for those who have kinky hair, curly hair or for those women who want to use organic shampoo for their hair. It's not cheap and it's not expensive. The bottle is a bit small for the price but it's very worth it! Update: I now notice that this shampoo dries out my hair, now that it's longer. I've been using for almost a year and now it does this?? It no longer moisturizes my hair like it used to. I strongly used to love this product, but now hair feels dry and parched when I use it. I now just use it as a body wash when I run out of soap. Hopefully my hair won't start to hate the Restorative conditioner in this line.