Shampoo -Yes To Carrots - Pampering Carrot Juice Shampoo
missglowstick 10/24/2009 1:03:00 PM
I love this shampoo! It's super light but removes any dirt/greasiness very well. Smells amazing (but the smell doesn't linger, for those who don't like it). The packaging is GREAT and hooray for reduced chemicals! Will be repurchasing again and again and again...
I can't believe this blush, from the dollar store, works so well! The colour (I have it in Natural) is great, the texture is smooth and it's highly pigmented. I would have never thought that something so cheap can work so well - it is totally comparable to higher end blushes. Best deal ever!
Lipstick -Victoria's Secret - sexy little things lip stain in forbidden fruit
missglowstick 10/11/2009 4:02:00 PM
I got this as a gift. I don't really use lip stains, and didn't like this one either. HOWEVER! I actually LOVE the glitter gloss. It is the shiniest thing to ever grace my lips, and on top of bright colors, it looks WILDLY sparkly! It's very sticky and doesn't last long, but the glitter makes up for that for me. I wish I could just purchase the glitter gloss alone..
Lip Treatments -L'Occitane - 10% shea butter anti-drying lip balm
missglowstick 10/10/2009 3:44:00 PM
At first, I was very weirded out by the "hardness" of this balm. It's not like any other balms at all...it's very dry, too. It doesn't do much for my lips, but since my lips are naturally never chapped or cracked - and pretty much never dry - I don't need an extra-strength moisturizer for them (which this balm definitely IS NOT). I generally put it on before I put on my lipstick/gloss just..to feel like my lips are somewhat supple. It smells kind of nice. That's about it. I wouldn't purchase again, because it's very pricey for what it does..which is nothing.
Blush -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Blush Rosey Glow
missglowstick 10/9/2009 11:36:00 PM
I got this as a gift, and I never would have thought that I'd fall in love with such a cheapie (cheaply packaged, too) blush. After a long lineup of YSL blushes, I was pleasantly surprised that this blush was definitely comparable in quality - if not superior to - other MUCH more expensive blushes. It's a perfect pink for my super fair skin, it goes on smoothly and is highly pigminted. Not a breakout in sight with this blush! I'm very impressed. Will definitely be repurchasing.
This is by far one of the best highlighters I've ever used! The packaging is ridiculous, but the actual "potion" makes up for lack of thought in that department. I have the white formula and it's perfect. I use it to highlight whatever can be highlighted on my face :D It's a great sheer highlighter but can be intensified easily with heavier application. It's also very easy to blend and doesn't break me out or cause any problems whatsoever. The bottle also lasts FOREVER. Love this stuff!!
I love this colour! I use it both as an eyeshadow and as a highlighter. It's a super shimmery white and looks amazing as a highlighter in the corner of the eyes. Yay for awake-and-big looking eyes :) I would definitely repurchase. Wish this wasn't a LE shadow.
Fragrances -Issey Miyake - a scent by issey miyake
missglowstick 9/16/2009 11:58:00 PM
I am a huge fan of the L'Eau D'Issey fragrances. In fact, it is my HG fragrance. I was super excited to test this when it came out and was HUGELY disappointed. It's extremely different than L'Eau D'Issey. It smelled almost like a very strong...herbal(?) scent, except also quite chemical-y. In my opinion, not at all "fresh" or "citrusy." It was an odd, quite unpleasant scent...but I thought it was quite original. Maybe I should give this another go, but from testing it this one time, I was not impressed.
Literally, the best thing that ever happened to my armpits. I am soooooo grateful for Certain Dri's existence, and will continue to repurchase as long as it is made. Not only does it keep me completely dry, I can also skip up to 3 days and not worry about sweating even if I'm wearing a sweater in blistering heat. Amazing.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lypsyl - Regular Lip Balm
missglowstick 6/17/2009 5:20:00 PM
I like this lip balm! It's not sticky or waxy and it definitely lasts for a while. While I'm not a huge fan of the mintiness, it doesn't bother me and I'm used to it. The packaging is cute but a little chunky. The formula itself is great - moisturizing and doesn't taste gross!
Treatments -Christian Dior - HydrAction Deep Hydration Radical Serum
missglowstick 6/17/2009 5:16:00 PM
I got this in a sample size at Sephora, and I thought it'd just be another greasy serum. Oh my god, was I ever wrong! This is one of the best things that ever happened to my skin. It absorbs in about a millisecond and makes my skin glow AND it hydrates perfectly. Magic in a bottle. Too bad magic in a bottle is so damn expensive! I use a lot of moisturizer, so I would definitely not purchase this as a daily moisturizer because of the price. But if I happen to have an overflow of pocket change one day, I'll definitely buy this! It's amazing!
I think this is an 'okay' mascara. Honestly, for $5/tube, it definitely does its job, and doesn't do it that bad either. I wear this over primer, and it doesn't look bad at all. Doesn't clump or flake, washes off easily. I'd probably repurchase, just as a mascara I could keep in my purse for emergencies :)
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
missglowstick 6/17/2009 5:08:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer for the summer. It's not heavy or greasy at all, it sinks in instantly and keeps the skin pretty hydrated for most of the day. Perfect if you wear makeup, especially good under liquid foundation. A little pricey and not the best packaging, but it's a good moisturizer overall.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
missglowstick 6/17/2009 2:29:00 PM
I use this mascara in Burgundy and I like it quite a bit. It definitely does give you those "fake" looking lashes, and my lashes are super light and not the fullest. However, I use it only with a primer, because I find that without a primer, it's very drying. Smells delicious, and the packaging is super cute but it's quite expensive! I'd purchase again, but I'd probably think twice because there are mascaras that do the same job without being so pricey.
I love this cleanser! My skin tightens up and flakes after pretty much every cleanser..but not this one! It really is mild, perfect for sensitive skin, removes all my makeup and comes in the most convenient packaging available!