Makeup Brushes -Annabelle - Annabelle A-10 Medium Shader Brush
mattejunkie 12/21/2009 7:00:00 PM
HOLY COW. When I first used this brush, I swirled it around in my shadow thinking that because it was small I would really need to pack the colour on to it... It picks up SO much product and deposits it all exactly where I want it to! This is an AMAZING brush at an awesome price! I would definitely buy it again.
Wonderful little brush! It's the perfect size when you're looking to pack on the colour in a tight spot. The bristles pick up so much product, and they're incredibly soft! It holds its shape well, and for $6 CAD, it's a steal! I'd definitely buy this again.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Defining/Angled Eye Brush
mattejunkie 12/5/2009 12:37:00 PM
This is a GREAT brush for contouring the outer v of my lid. It's very soft! A little on the flimsy side, this brush can still pack on the colour. I read a lot of good reviews for it, so my expectations of this brush were quite high. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed!
I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this product, so I was hesitant to buy it, but in the end I gave in. I really love neutral shades, and since I hardly ever wear vibrant colours on my eye, I thought this would be a good investment. Bottom line: it was! I snagged it off ebay and it came to 17 dollars including shipping. It has a wide selection of complementary colours. Some shadows can be difficult to blend, but if you're persistent, they'll smooth out nicely. The colour payoff varies from shade to shade, and a lot of the shades are similar. But it has 28 colours, and I use more than 10 of them regularly. $17 for 10+ colours is a great deal. The packaging is sleek, but I've heard that the case is not durable. I've only had mine for about two weeks, but I haven't run into any problems yet. All in all, I would buy it again.
The colours in this palette don't really pop at all. I would hardly call it a "front row look." It's more of a neutral, nude, daytime palette. I have a warm skin tone with yellow undertones, and this just didn't do it for me. The matte brown came out kind of grey and the light pink hardly showed at all. I got it as a present, so I didn't have to spend 40 dollars on it. The packaging is beautiful; the product, not so much...
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Luxe Black Cabernet
mattejunkie 10/6/2009 12:45:00 AM
I'm kind of on the fence about this. I think a more accurate rating would be 2.5 lippies, but I'll be generous and stick with 3. The mascara does a good job of lengthening and defining individual lashes, but the purple tint is awful! It doesn't look purple at all, it goes on as a dull silver that almost makes your lashes look grey. The sparkles are a nice addition, but when coupled with the washed out colour, they make your eyelashes look silver more than purple. A good mascara, but I would buy it in a different color. Then again, my eyelashes are BLACK, so maybe if you have lighter coloured eyelashes this will compliment your eyes better.
Awesome stuff. It smooths out my hair, really works to add that moisture, and leaves my hair looking thoroughly renewed. It's gentle on my scalp and a little goes a long way.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences- Hydralicious Reconditioning shampoo
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:37:00 AM
Great shampoo. It thoroughly cleans my hair without drying out my scalp. It leaves my hair looking shiny, healthy, and altogether wonderful
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences None of Your Frizziness Conditioner
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:36:00 AM
Great conditioner! It really works to tame flyaways, frizzies, and anything else that makes your hair look unkempt. It has a nice smell, is gentle on the scalp, and works like a dream!
Conditioner -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hydralicious Featherweight conditioner
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:35:00 AM
Great product! It left my hair looking healthy, sleek, and voluminous! I really love the smell of it as well, so that's another plus.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hydralicious Featherweight shampoo
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:34:00 AM
This product really works to add volume. It's gentle on my scalp, but it leaves my hair feeling thoroughly cleaned. I really like the smell of this as well. Great buy!
Nice smelling...but aside from that, this conditioner has NOTHING going for it. It didn't make my hair sleek or shiny. It also dried out my scalp. F for fail.
Didn't make my hair sleek or shiny, in fact, I think it dried it out. Also, this product dried out my scalp, giving me dandruff, which I've NEVER before had. Altogether a horrifying experience. I wouldn't use it if someone paid me to.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Softsoap Pomegranate and Mango bodywash
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:28:00 AM
Great smell, a little on the fruity side, but sometimes I'm looking for that. Note that it smells really strongly in the shower, but on my skin, it's not that noticeable afterwards. It's not overpowering, but you can still pick up the scent occasionally. It doesn't dry out my skin and it cleans well. Overall a great buy!
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Pink Grapefruit Splash- body wash
mattejunkie 10/5/2009 1:27:00 AM
I love the way this smells! I am a huge fan of grapefruit, and softsoap has got it just right! The soap lathers well, smells delicious in the shower, and isn't overpowering outside of it. It has little moisturizing beads, and it doesn't dry out my very sensitive skin. I would definitely repurchase it!