This is an okay gloss. I hate having pigmented lips, nude shades never work for me. The gloss itself is a great formula. I always have to wear it over concealer or a nude lipcolor though to get the effect, which then changes the color. It's also quite a small tube, but not bad!
Lip Gloss -Jordana - Squeeze-n-Shine Lipgloss in Peach Sand
my_vanity_is_a_mess 7/7/2007 6:00:00 PM
i went on a lip gloss haul and this one is a winner and the cheapest! It's consistency is very glossy, and it has a slight peach shimmer but not glittery. I only wish it was more pigmented as it only shows up as a clear gloss on my pigmented lips. I think it'll look gorgeous over other lip colors though. The taste is odd, but not gross. It reminds me of grape something. I like this gloss for being so cheap!
I decided to pick this up after seeing it's high rating. At first I put it on over my lipstick and thought another boring gloss that didn't show up on my pigmented lips. Then i tried it again alone with lip liner and wow! It's gorgeous. It's a natural peachy pink that isn't sparkly. I wore this with just mascara and bronzer and it's fabulous for a low key look. I also think i'll try this with a smokey or bold colored eyes. The consistency is nice and not sticky. I don't detect a scent at all, so maybe they changed the formula? My only complaint is that i have to apply this 3 layers and quite a bit of product to get it to cover completely and show up. Otherwise it's great, and I plan on trying some other colors.
i did not like this at all. It only removed my eyeshadow and left all my liner/mascara behind, and it's not even waterproof. I like the fact it's not oily, but it's basically like using $3 water. I've decided makeup remover wipes are much better at removing all makeup without oil, most eye makeup removers i've tried are useless in comparison.
This is the first black polish I can say I LOVE. It's pigmented, super black, med-thick consistency shiny, and has great staying power. You only need one coat to get a great finish. I'm definately going to start trying more colors of wnw polish.
I have this in 'taupe' and it's the perfect color for eyebrows. It's hard to find a light brown eybrow pencil that doesn't hanve hints of red in it. This is great! My eybrows are actually medium brown, but using a dark pencil makes them too severe, this is perfect for filling in gaps and lines. It also stays put. I love these pencil liners, for 99 cents they are just as good as expensive liners. I couldn't live without my white eyeliner!
Hair -Alberto Vo5 - Alberto V05 Conditioning Hairdressing
my_vanity_is_a_mess 6/16/2007 2:47:00 AM
I picked this up at walmart in the one for grey/blonde hair. At first I applied too much so my hair was greasy, but i liked the way it worked. A little goes very far! I apply it to my ends only. It smells more like ointment than a hair product, but that fades. Now I think I'll look out for the volume for fine hair one, as that might be better. Still this is a decent product for taming ends/frizzies, especially for under $3 for a tube I don't think I'll ever be able to finish.
There's barely any products that I can say I finish a whole bottle of, but this one is it! Now I'm down to my last few sprays, and can't find it anywhere. I really hope it's not discontinued. I use this before i dry my hair every day, and even though my hair is bleached it's not breaking off nearly as much as it used to. It also takes my dull dry ends and makes them much softer. It's not heavy, and just leaves my hair feeling really soft and nice despite all the damage. I love this stuff!
I was positive this had a high rating on mua so i picked it up. Now i see i was mistaken! I used this today, and it left my hair dry, dirty at the roots, uneasy to straighten...just gave me an all over horrible hair day. Tossing this one!
I have mac vanilla pigment, and this is a total dupe for it. The texture is soft, pigmented, and is a gorgeous vanilla highlight color. For 89 cents these are amazing!
I was so glad to see my sally's carrying these today! They are great little shadows. My favorites right now are expresso and champagne. Expresso is great soft brown that can built up, and looks great in the crease, it really makes my green eyes pop. Champagne is lovely highlight color, it reminds me of mac vanilla pigment. I also got orange crush, glow green, platinum, teal, and aqua. I'm impressed with everything except the 'platinum' which is dull in comparison to the rest. I wanted a nice silver and this doesn't cut it, but they didn't have silver lining which i'll pick up next. The best part is they were buy 5 and get one free with the coupon in the sally's magazine, on top of using my sally's card these were a great find!
I like the diamonds version better, althought a bit gritty. I found these at the dollar store today so i picked up 'cocoa glow'. It's a gorgeous shimmery light nude champagne. It's pigmented to show up over my very red lips, so i like this! However the pink shadei just bought wiht it i didn't like. It just shows up very frosty and taste disgusting. So these vary!
I really love the texture of the super lustrous glosses, but the colors never impress me, so i don't reach for them often. I picked this one up today and this is a great color! At first I thought it was too orange, but that's because i'm used to wearing more pink toned lip colors. It's sheer, but perfectly pigmented coral. I think this will be a great summer color!
Pressed Powders -Revlon - Colorstay Pressed Powder with SoftFlex
my_vanity_is_a_mess 5/2/2007 4:20:00 PM
This is a great powder. I wanted to try something new after finishing my CoverGirl freshlook powder that I have bought since 7th. grade. Which was far too chalky, but I never looked in to something else. Glad I picked this up! It's around $10, but i had coupons. I bought the 'light' shade. It's wonderful over my HG cinema secrets foundation. It reduces shine without looking heavy. It has just enough color to not be transulcent, but a tad on the yellow side which is perfect for counteracting my pink/rosy skin. I also love the packaging, it locks in place and is sleek looking. I will be purchasing this again.
I picked these up over the weekend at walmart in the travel size. I didn't want to hassle with putting my cleanser in 3oz travel bottles. These work great! They removed all my makeup, even most of my eye makeup. Left my skin clear, smooth, and didn't cause any adverse reaction. I think I'll be picking these up for daily use. edit: since walmart can never keep these in stock, i tried their equate brand which are half the price. I like them even better! They remove EVERYTHING and leave no residue behind and seem a lot less 'soapy'. These are my HG for taking off heavy eyemakeup now.